Christchurch Scoop

SVA Hits 3,000 Deliveries

Press Release – Student Volunteer Army

Having now completed more than 3,000 grocery deliveries over the COVID pandemic, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) is looking for a little extra support from those who are able to give this holiday season. Read more »

OneRoof-Kantar Housing Survey: 2 Out Of 5 Kiwis Want The Govt To Forcibly Bring Down House Prices To Pre-Covid Levels

Press Release – OneRoof

6 December 2021 – Two out of five Kiwis want the Government to bring house prices down to pre-Covid levels, according to the results of a new poll by property listings site and data insights firm Kantar. Read more »

‘Protecting Hector’s Means Prohibiting Set And Trawl Nets’ Say Advocates

Press Release – Maui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders

Fisheries New Zealand has been consulting on protection options for South Island Hector’s dolphins. Submissions close today Monday 6 December at 5pm. But dolphin advocates say Fisheries officials’ recommendations are fundamentally flawed. Read more »

Changing Lives From Inside The Wire

Press Release – Pathway

This month marks the third anniversary of the Navigate Initiative, a ground-breaking partnership between local not-for-profit Pathway Charitable Group and Ara Poutama Aotearoa/Department of Corrections which is changing lives from inside the wire! Read more »

Science, Scientists, And Scientism

Article – Keith Rankin

Science, in the not-so-recent-past, has often had a bad press. It’s been personified, particularly by the political left, as Frankenstein, as agents of capitalism, classical liberalism, colonialism, sexism (yang over yin), eugenics, and god-like pretension. Read more »

Tower’s GoCarma App Reveals Aotearoa’s Best And Worst Drivers

Press Release – Tower GoCarma

Westport named New Zealand’s safest driving region, while Auckland and Canterbury fall behind.

Data amassed by Tower’s GoCarma app, which has recorded over 10.5 million kilometers of driving since it launched a year ago, has revealed Aotearoa’s best and worst drivers. Read more »

Asta Rangu & Space Bats, Attack! Announce National Tour.

Press Release – Foundry Music

Dunedin noise-pop band Asta Rangu and space-doom collective Space Bats, Attack! are teaming up for a four date tour of Aotearoa in February 2022, to celebrate the release of Asta Rangu’s new single ‘Too-Zooma’ and Space Bats, Attack!’s sophomore album ‘Oort’. Read more »

Kiwis Are Backing The Housing Market To Continue Climbing Despite Numerous Headwinds

Press Release – ASB

  • A net 73% of survey respondents now expect interest rates to increase.
  • But this hasn’t shaken Kiwis’ house price expectations, which actually increased last quarter
  • Buyer sentiment hits a five-year-low.

Read more »

UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Launched Following Death Of Assault Victim

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation is under way after an 18-year-old man assaulted on Saturday morning in Sydenham died in Christchurch Hospital today. Read more »

Serious Crash, Christchurch Southern Motorway, Rolleston – Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on the Christchurch Southern Motorway in Rolleston.

The crash, between a car and a motorcycle, occurred in the southbound lanes about 5:10pm. Read more »