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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It’s nearly time for the Risingholme Singers’ Christmas Concert, and we are really looking forward to it because, we are “going home!!” Yes, the choir is returning to the Risingholme Theatre, where it all began in 1947, and this is the first concert there since we had to leave, after the 2011 earthquake. We have a lovely program of music, and even the audience will be invited to join in with us. I will insert a copy of the poster, but as the print is a bit small, the main details are:
3.00 p.m. Saturday 7th December 2019
Risingholme Theatre, 22 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa
(or via 99 Hawford Road, Opawa)
Door sales $15 (children under 13 Free)
Contact: Jill Willmott on 388 3235 or at email@example.com
If you would like to read more about the concert, please have a look at the website link here, via Stuff:
Hope to see you there!
To host international day/night games, Christchurch's Hagley Oval will require six lighting towers, but there's strong opposition to the proposal.
What do you think? Should the lights be installed so the city can host more cricket matches? Or should Hagley Park be left alone? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.