Christchurch Scoop

Canterbury Reaches 90 Percent Fully Vaccinated Milestone

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Today the Canterbury community has reached the milestone of having 90 percent of our eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 says Dr Helen Skinner, Canterbury’s Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response. Read more »

Case Study Delivers Insights On Low Carbon Building

Press Release – Innovatek

Building with engineered wood instead of concrete and steel offers a significant win for the environment, a new case study revealed. The study used Clearwater Quays apartments in Christchurch as its test case. Read more »

DHL Express Exceeds Historical Shipping Volumes With The Longest ‘peak Season’ On Record

Press Release – DHL Express NZ


  • DHL Express New Zealand recorded a strong double-digit increase in shipments, as lockdown started peak season early
  • In addition to DHL’s dedicated air network, extra charters will operate in preparation for this year’s Christmas peak
  • Specialty online shopping day sales expected to set new shipping records

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Scholarship Helps Student Gain Honours

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Winning Waikato Regional Council’s Roger Harris (Waihou Valley) Scholarship allowed forestry student Liam Gilroy to focus on his research investigating the turbidity levels of rivers and tributaries. Read more »

New Zealand Owned Silky Otter Cinemas Look To Future

Press Release – Silky Otter Cinemas

In a global climate where the big screen experience has experienced widespread upheaval, one Kiwi company has the cinema experience of the future in its sights Read more »

New Members And Chair Appointed To The Broadcasting Standards Authority Board

Press Release – Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i and John Gillespie have joined the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) board, with current member Susie Staley confirmed as Chair, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage confirmed today, following appointments by Minister for Broadcasting and Media, Hon Kris Faafoi Read more »

Timaru Port Workers Issue Third Strike Notice

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) working at the Port of Timaru have this afternoon issued a third strike notice following on from the two issued earlier this week. Read more »

Professor Suzanne Pitama Appointed Dean Of Christchurch Campus

Press Release – University of Otago

An historic day for wahine Māori leadership at the University of Otago.

Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whare) has been appointed the new Dean and Head of Campus at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Read more »

Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono Use Wayfinding To Plot A Course For 2022

Press Release – IACT

On Friday 26 November and Saturday 27 November, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono (IACT) hosted the ‘Tāhono: He Wānanga Tuhonohono – Wayfinding for Belonging’ virtual event. Read more »

More Than 39,000 Vaccinations Given Yesterday; 172 Community Cases; 86 People In Hospital, 9 In ICU

Press Release – Ministry of Health

2 December 2021 

COVID-19 vaccine update Read more »