Christchurch Scoop

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom At Silverstream/Kaiapoi River Between Ohoka Road And Hayson Drive

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Silverstream/Kaiapoi River between Ohoka Road and Hayson Drive. Read more »

Equifax NZ Quarterly Consumer Credit Demand Index: December 2021

Press Release – Equifax

AUCKLAND – 13 January 2022 – A drop off in demand for home loans during the December 2021 quarter was predominantly fuelled by lockdowns, according to Equifax New Zealand Managing Director, Angus Luffman. Read more »

TranzAlpine Is Back On Track

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s award-winning TranzAlpine service resumed running today between Christchurch and Greymouth, after a break of almost five months. Read more »

A Pop Of Colour In The Central City: New Mural Completed By Christchurch Youth And Flox

Press Release – YMCA Christchurch

Just before Christmas ten young artists had the opportunity to work alongside renowned New Zealand artist Hayley King (Flox) to design and paint a large-scale mural in Christchurch’s central city. Read more »

Chief Executives And Health System Improvement: A Canterbury Tale

Opinion – Ian Powell

The online daily publication Newsroom has impressed me with its investigative journalism. It certainly punches above its weight. Among its quality investigative journalists is Christchurch based David Williams. Read more »

NZ’s Yumi Zouma Announce New Album ‘Present Tense’

Press Release – The Label

Beloved New Zealand alternative pop band Yumi Zouma today announce their fourth studio album, Present Tense, due out March 18 on [PIAS] Australia, and share latest single ‘In the Eyes of Our Love’. Read more »

Update: New Brighton Murder Investigation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells:

Police are continuing with a scene examination following the murder of a 
woman in her 40s in New Brighton last night. Read more »

Watch Out For Wallabies

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Aotearoa’s silent pest is a growing concern – “We can’t afford to let wallaby populations spread further,” says Biosecurity New Zealand’s director of readiness and response, John Walsh. Read more »

Gary Lawson And Tony Grantham Lose National Pairs Final To Andrew Kelly And Seamus Curtin

Press Release – Bowls New Zealand

Despite being one of the country’s best players, Andrew Kelly didn’t have high expectations ahead of the 2022 Summerset National men’s pairs tournament.
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New Study Explores New Zealand’s Pivotal Role In Bird Evolution

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers are on the hunt for rare, ancient fossils from the Waipara River area that could shed new light on the evolution of modern birds. Read more »