28 days ago

One dead, five injured after fleeing driver crashes into car in Christchurch

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tragic news in Christchurch today - a group of teenagers are believed to have been in a car fleeing police when the driver crashed into another car, killing an innocent man.

The crash happened at the intersection of Glandovey and Idris roads, in Fendalton, just after 4am. The man in the other vehicle, who was aged in his 60s, sustained critical injuries and was taken to hospital, but died a short time later.

Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends and with those of the others injured in this terrible incident.

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17 hours ago

UPDATE: Tornado among severe thunderstorms

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE:
-A tornado has left two people injured
-It ripped roofs of buildings and scattered debris through the air
-Power has been cut to more than a thousand homes throughout the city

Click here for advice on staying safe in a storm.

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MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Christchurch.

Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening are expected to bring heavy rain and hail to some places. There is also a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms developing, which could produce hail greater than 20mm in diameter. There have also been reports of a tornado.

Large hail can cause significant damage to crops, orchards, vines, glasshouses and vehicles, as well as make driving conditions hazardous.

This watch will be updated by 8:00pm this evening. Keep up to date here.

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20 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 30.4% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    30.4% Complete
  • 14.2% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.2% Complete
  • 3.8% I don’t have an opinion
    3.8% Complete
  • 51.5% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.5% Complete
1131 votes
1 day ago

FINAL WEEK! We’re giving a North Canterbury business a $20k megaphone.

2degrees

Hi Neighbours,

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving one local business a $20,000 advertising package. Apply before 20th November at 2degrees.nz/ShopLocal

Apply at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal. Hurry, entries close November 20.

T&Cs apply.
Apply now

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