40 days ago

Calls for action after latest crash at notorious Canterbury intersection

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Tina Dudley is grateful she is not organising her daughter’s funeral after a crash at a notorious North Canterbury hotspot - the Tram Rd overbridge - last week.

According to NZTA data, there have been 60 crashes on the section of the Tram Rd overbridge between the off and on-ramps since the start of 2000.

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey said he was angry about the latest crash, after championing for better visibility over the bridge.

An NZTA spokeswoman said motorists needed to heed the road markings – a painted line and stop sign – and check each way before turning.

“Staff are looking at ways to make both sides operate in as safe a way as they can. However, people do need to obey the stop sign.’’

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1 day ago

Calling all Halloween enthusiasts - we'd love to hear from you

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi Cantabrians,

Are you, your children or grandchildren getting involved in Halloween this year? Stuff and The Press newspaper would love to hear from you.

We are hoping to find out how things may be a little bit different for Halloween this year due to Covid-19, and to see how people are still pushing through with their celebrations.

Will you be wearing a face mask with your costume? Or offering hand sanitiser to trick or treaters? Whatever it is you're up to, we'd love to hear about it.

Please comment below or email jake.kenny@stuff.co.nz if you are celebrating Halloween this year and would like to share how.

Thanks in advance folks!

6 days ago

woodend by pass.

Joy from Kainga - Brooklands

if you do not want to stop traffic going through woodend.....why not put in an under ground walkway..i presume it is for the safety of pedestrians.. sorry if i have missed this idea if it has been aired before.

1 day ago

'100 per cent not a dog': Canterbury's big cat spotted in Hanmer Springs

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A mountain biker in Hanmer Springs​ has become the latest person to spot what appears to be Canterbury’s elusive large black cat.

Christchurch osteopath Mark Orr​, 25, said he was lifting his mountain bike over a fallen tree on the 780 metre Perseverance biking trail on Sunday when he saw a large cat about 50m away.

Have you seen a large black cat in North Canterbury?