38 days ago

Cheviot stalwart killed in crash

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Cheviot local Vernon Leslie Eade, 78, also known as Les, was sadly killed in a head-on crash on State Highway 1, just north of the town, on Sunday afternoon. His wife, Ann Eade, was badly injured.

Dave Eade described his father as an “incredible gentleman” and “eccentric genius”, who worked as an engineer.

Eade said his mum, who is in Christchurch Hospital with broken ribs, a cracked sternum with cuts and bruises, had no memory of the crash that killed her husband of 52 years. “She’s a very stoic woman. We’ve got to concentrate on getting her better.”

A police spokeswoman confirmed a 48-year-old man has been charged in relation to the crash and will appear in court on Monday.

Our thoughts are with Ann Eade and her family and friends.

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The covid outbreak was planned

Andrew from Swannanoa - Ohoka

This is what Gerry Brownlee would have you believe. I kid you not. And Collins backs her boy.

“The media should ask their own questions,” Gerry’s boss, Judith Collins, the leader of the National Party, sniped at reporters.

National want you to believe that Jacinda Adern deliberately released the virus in to the community to win an election - like she's worried about the outcome, ha ha ha. National, you've lost me.

1 day ago

Sum up the September 4 Canterbury quake anniversary in a single word

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

What word do you associate most with the September 4 earthquake in Canterbury?

As part of Stuff's upcoming coverage of the 10th anniversary of the quake, we want to hear your memories of the day life changed dramatically for so many.

We're collecting your submissions to create a word cloud to be published on the 10th anniversary.

It may be a word that describes how your life or your community has changed, or one that takes you back to that very moment the earth shook on the morning of September 4, 2010.

To share the word you believe best sums up the 10 years since the quake, click here or email stuffnation@stuff.co.nz

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5 hours ago

New shop, antique stock for Canterbury businesswoman's new venture

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Maree Roberts is a self-confessed workaholic, so when she decided to pack in a demanding career as a business development manager she needed something to fill in her time.

Roberts has lived in Kaiapoi for 30 years, and lost her first home in the Canterbury earthquakes.

She is committed to the region though, and has chosen to support the local community by starting a new retail venture. Read more here.