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.
Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced details of the draft law to legalise cannabis use.
Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household, are all included in the bill, which the public will be asked to vote "yes or no" at the 2020 general election.
Read more on the draft bill here and tell us what you think in the comments below. Will you vote yes or no, or are you yet to make up your mind?
43.2% Yes, I support the law change43.2% Complete
49.4% No, I do not support the law change49.4% Complete
7.4% I haven't decided yet (tell us more in the comments)7.4% Complete
Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.
6.7% Yes - I’m excited to implement it6.7% Complete
33.3% No - I never stick by them33.3% Complete
21.2% I haven’t thought about it yet21.2% Complete
38.8% I make goals throughout the year38.8% Complete
Our fantastic JPs and Lawyers have worked hard all year and so are having a well deserved rest over the Christmas period . Below is a list of our clinic opening dates over the holiday season ...
Free Legal clinic - City - Last date is the 12th December , first day back is Thursday 16th January 2020.
Free Legal clinic - Hornby - Last date is the 19th of December, first day back is Thursday 9th January 2020.
JP clinic at Hornby - Last date is Thursday 19th December, first day back is Monday 6th January 2020.
We wish all our JPs and Lawyers a Happy Holiday season