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The best selling car in (nearly) every country

The automotive industry is constantly changing, at least if you keep up with the news. But it seems that out there in the real world, things move a bit slower.

January 21, 2021

Gin Fest

This Gin Fest are partnering with Curiosity Gin to bring you A Gin Blending masterclass where you can blend your own gin, your way, to your own taste!

January 17, 2021

Christchurch residents restricted to watering gardens on alternate days

The Christchurch City Council has imposed water restrictions to ensure there is enough water for firefighting, after residents used an average of 400 litres each on Wednesday.

January 15, 2021

Scientists discover a bizarre new way snakes climb trees

Only four major types of snake locomotion have been recognized for nearly 100 years. And we’ve discovered a fifth.

January 14, 2021

Great Kiwi Beer Festival

GKBF 2021 is the premier celebration of the stories and faces behind New Zealand’s booming craft beer industry.

January 11, 2021

Duckbrewe Skate Festival

Duckbrewe Skate Festival with music, street food & craft beer at Two Thumb Brewery, Christchurch. Watch some of NZ’s best skaters battle it out for $5K in prizes.

January 5, 2021

Could there be a dancing robot in your future Hyundai?

If the future contains robots in our cars that can do menial tasks for us and bust out sweet dance moves on command, then that is a future we can get behind.

January 3, 2021

Christchurch water use getting closer to restriction levels

Water use in Christchurch is getting closer to the point where restrictions may be considered.

December 28, 2020

Spencer Park Gala & Market

WIth over 60 different stalls, food sites and entertainment in 2020 and this year’s one is shaping up to be even bigger!

December 27, 2020

Rubbish collection will cost ratepayers, Kaikōura District Council warns

A household rubbish collection is on the cards at last for Kaikōura people – but it could add $70 to the average rates bill.

December 23, 2020

US Humane Society gets 250 guinea pigs from overwhelmed owner

A US humane society has taken in 250 guinea pigs from an inundated pet owner.

December 22, 2020

Shands Rd Christmas Lightshow

This is the largest single Lightshow around. The Light displays are synchronized to great rock music.

December 20, 2020

New speed hump for walkers to cross – just don’t call it a pedestrian crossing

When is a pedestrian crossing not a pedestrian crossing?

December 17, 2020


Christchurch’s regular Vegan Night Mākete is hosting a special Christmas-themed market for shoppers to get all their cruelty-free gifts in one place.

December 16, 2020

Captain Nana Spider-Pig Wolfenstein the Second – just one of the unusual names chosen by Wellington dog owners

It can be a dog’s life if your owner wants a name to make you stand out. Just ask Captain Nana Spider-Pig Wolfenstein the Second.

December 14, 2020

$115m Christchurch bus plan endorsed, but concerns raised over time and cost

A substantial proposed upgrade to Christchurch’s bus network has gained three key endorsements, but some city leaders are concerned about how long it will take to implement it, whether it goes far enough, and the price-tag.

December 10, 2020

Another mysterious monolith appears in Pittsburgh, has yet to vanish

Yet another mysterious monolith has randomly appeared in another corner of the world, this time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

December 8, 2020

The Tannery Christmas Market

Finish off your Christmas shopping and soak up the festive atmosphere. There’s live music, instore specials, retailer promotions, local craftspeople and designers plus a tempting arrange of food offerings.

December 6, 2020

Christchurch Adventure Park has city’s most breaches of fresh water discharge consents

The Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) has breached consents around discharging pollutants into fresh water more than any other organisation in the city in the past five years.

December 2, 2020

The Conscious Club Christmas Market

An exciting event coming to the city, The Conscious Club is hosting a Christmas Marke over 2 days.

December 1, 2020

E-bikes will ‘help make Christchurch more accessible to riders’

Lime has launched the first fleet of electric bikes on Christchurch streets, a move that one councillor believes is part of the city “turning a corner” in a transformation away from cars.

November 27, 2020

Rum-n-raisin balls cause an Australian driver to fail a breath test

A Kiwi provisional driver (P-plater) in Western Australia has been fined after alcohol from rum-n-raisin balls caused him to return a positive breath test.

November 25, 2020

Health & Wellbeing Expo

Support local small business owners offering a variety of wellbeing, health and wellness products, spiritual goods and services.

November 23, 2020

Man fined for parking ticket eight years after offence in Marlborough

A Marlborough man has had a parking ticket scrubbed after being hit with a fine eight years after it was issued.

November 20, 2020

Speed limits to be reduced on ‘notorious’ stretch of SH1 north of Christchurch

Speeds will be reduced by as much as 40kmh on a dangerous stretch of State Highway 1 (SH1) in North Canterbury where six people have died.

November 19, 2020

Christmas Encraftment Market

Come over to the new venue for a great day out. There will be over 90 stalls showcasing their premium products, all of which are designed and produced by the stallholder.

November 17, 2020

Overcrowded NICUs spending millions on extra staff and flying mums to spare beds

Overcrowded units caring for New Zealand’s sickest newborns are blowing their budgets by the millions to staff extra cots and fly mothers and babies to other centres.

November 13, 2020

‘Not a restoration’: Bizzare restoration of Spanish statue attracts disbelief

A statue in Spain has had a questionable makeover.

November 11, 2020

The Extravaganza Fair

Welcome to Season 6 of New Zealand’s largest and most fabulous travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair!

November 9, 2020

Scientists discover chameleon in Madagascar last seen a century ago

Talk about good camouflage!

November 6, 2020

Charge for heaviest Christchurch water users could be reconsidered

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel wants to see a proposal for excess water charging back on the table as the city council prepares to rewrite its strategic direction for the next decade.

November 5, 2020

Green Flea Market 2020

FGS Green Flea Market promotes a plant-based lifestyle and encourages environmental sustainability by reducing impact on land and water use to combat climate change.

November 3, 2020

Referendum results: ‘Sad and dangerous’ day, say opponents to End of Life Choice Act

Opponents to the End of Life Choice Act say the referendum result is “sad and dangerous” for the most vulnerable in society, and they will continue to lobby against any extension of the criteria.

October 30, 2020

Spoonful of Spice

A celebration of food and culture from women of Christchurch, put together by students from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and chaired by Annabel Langbein.

October 27, 2020

Apartment sales pick up in central Christchurch’s ‘east frame’

Sales of homes in central Christchurch’s east frame are gathering pace as a new batch goes up opposite Latimer Square.

October 26, 2020

New waste reduction plan to tackle people’s ‘throw-away’ culture

A new plan that aims to reduce the amount of waste being dumped by Christchurch residents has no set targets.

October 21, 2020

New Brighton Seaside Market

Come down to the seaside and enjoy, live entertainment, great food, fresh produce, arts, crafts, jewellery and more. There’s also a bouncy castle and free face-painting for the littlies.

October 20, 2020

‘Obscenely bright and intrusive’ Christchurch streetlights dimmed

Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is free from the spotlight after almost two months of being lit up like a sports stadium.

October 16, 2020

Canterbury Home Show 2020

Thinking of renovating or building? Then visit the Home Show (16-18 October 2020) to see, try and buy all the latest home improvement products.

October 13, 2020

Canterbury Home Show 2020

Thinking of renovating or building? Then visit the Home Show (16-18 October 2020) to see, try and buy all the latest home improvement products.

October 13, 2020

The onions which were too ‘overtly sexualised’ for Facebook

A garden supplies company in eastern Canada has run afoul of Facebook with its “overtly sexualised positioning” of onions in an advert.

October 12, 2020

Christchurch – Ada Lovelace Day Event 2020

Come and join to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2020 and NZ women in tech!

October 8, 2020

Underpaid, underfunded, invisible: Palliative care in crisis

According to leaders in the palliative care field, the sector can no longer survive on “cakes and op shops”.

October 8, 2020

Top 10 creepiest disappearance stories

Creepy is an understatement. For this list, we’ll be looking at the scariest, most disturbing stories about people who disappeared.

October 5, 2020

New breed of doctor may solve rural GP shortage for West Coast

The days of seeing a different GP every few months may be soon be over for Buller residents.

October 2, 2020

Wacky design engineer sets new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 60km/h in a wheelie bin

A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph (64 km/h) – in a WHEELIE BIN.

September 29, 2020

Christchurch Women’s Lifestyle Expo

Come join at NZ’s special event for women! The Christchurch Women’s Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages.

September 28, 2020

Christchurch’s well-known Hornby Clocktower site is on the market

The well-known former Hornby Clocktower site is for sale.

September 24, 2020

Monkey seen ‘flossing’ after eating

Macaques possess a repertoire of extractive foraging techniques that range from complex manipulation to tool-aided behaviors, to access food items that increase their foraging efficiency substantially.

September 23, 2020

Monkey steals phone and leaves hilarious pictures and video

A Malaysian man found hilarious monkey selfies & videos on his phone when he found it outside two days after it went missing.

September 18, 2020