42 days ago

Who has the best Christmas display in Christchurch?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Throwback Thursday: German tourists Andreas and Silke Staehle enjoy the 40 trees on display at the CCS Christmas Tree Festival at the Christchurch convention centre in December 2005.

Have you seen any great Christmas displays in Christchurch this year or know of anyone who has one? Share the details in the comments below.

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12 hours ago

Does this look familiar?

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With a foundation trades course, your sofa dweller can gain confidence, direction and valuable skills that could lead to a well-paid career.

Before long, they could be earning enough to buy their own sofa - or even a better sofa than the one they’re glued to right now!

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7 days ago

Christchurch is New Zealand's second city, deal with it

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?

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1 day ago

Total fire ban coming as conditions in Canterbury pose extreme fire danger

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A total fire ban will hit Canterbury about a month earlier than last year, as tinder dry conditions leave firefighters on edge.

From 12am on Saturday, a prohibited fire season will be in place in the Christchurch, Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts.

All open air fires will be prohibited but gas-operated appliances, barbecues, wood-fire pizza ovens, hāngi and umu less than 2 metres in size would be allowed.

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