33 days ago

Apollo 11 in real time recreated for the 50th anniv moon landings (link)

Aaron Campbell from Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

Are you an Apollo 11 fan, history buff or future astronaut?
We are lucky to host the SOFIA observatory in Christchurch so this might be some nostalgia from the past.
As you know it's the 50th anniversary of the mission. This link has a real-time journey through to the landing including all mission control film footage, all TV transmissions and onboard film footage, 2,000 photographs 11,000 hours of Mission Control audio, 240 hours of space-to-ground audio and a whole lot more. enjoy!

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2 days ago

Poll: Christchurch mayoral race

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

If the election was today, which Christchurch mayoral candidate would you vote for?

Christchurch mayoral race
  • 2.5% Blair Anderson
    2.5% Complete
  • 2% J T Anderson
    2% Complete
  • 33.7% Lianne Dalziel
    33.7% Complete
  • 1% Jim Glass
    1% Complete
  • 2.5% Tubby Hansen
    2.5% Complete
  • 1.5% Robin McCarthy
    1.5% Complete
  • 0.5% Stephen McPaike
    0.5% Complete
  • 15.8% John Minto
    15.8% Complete
  • 36.6% Darryll Park
    36.6% Complete
  • 0.5% Sam Park
    0.5% Complete
  • 1% Adrian Schonborn
    1% Complete
  • 2% Peter Wakeman
    2% Complete
  • 0.5% Aaron White
    0.5% Complete
202 votes
3 days ago

Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.

Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.

Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.

1 hour ago

MetService severe weather updates

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:

Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
More info

Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury headwaters, from Arthurs Pass southwards
The Otago headwaters
More info

Strong Wind Watch:
Southern Lakes, Central Otago west of Alexandra, and Southland

Road snowfall warnings:
Lindis Pass (SH8)
Crown Range Road
Milford Road (SH94)
More info

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 19 Aug 2019.