21 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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8 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 42% I start a few months before
    42% Complete
  • 24.9% I leave it until the last minute
    24.9% Complete
  • 30.1% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    30.1% Complete
  • 3% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    3% Complete
362 votes
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7 days ago

Have you ever been frustrated by how your family has been treated on a day out?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Suspecting they'd been over charged, Kim Sze asked to see the receipt after ordering breakfast at Coffee Supreme, Christchurch.

What she didn't expect was to read a strange insult targeted at her two-year-old daughter, Micah. Instead of asking for a name for the table, the receipt showed that staff had called their table "Family with the terrifying kid".

Sze said Supreme Coffee's management had "apologised profusely" after she contacted them, but she was still frustrated about how young families can be treated when they go out.