NEWSLINE Christchurch News & Events

A new petanque sports hub with a terrain described as the best in New Zealand is about to open in Hagley Park ready to host the Oceania champs later this year.

Options for addressing the issues caused by street-based sex workers will be considered at this week’s Council meeting.

A plan for tackling derelict sites that are considered a barrier to the regeneration of Christchurch’s city centre will be outlined at this week's Council meeting.

A report seeking approval for travel overseas to strengthen Christchurch’s international relations will be considered by the Council on Thursday.

The first section of a new cycleway that will eventually connect cyclists to the Little River Rail Trail has been officially opened.

Fans who missed out on tickets to see the Crusaders play the British & Irish Lions on June 10 can catch all the action on the big screen at Christchurch’s central city Fanzone.

A pest fish dubbed the “possum of the waterways” has been almost eradicated from Travis Wetland.

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Christchurch has become the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to trial new smart bikes that could revolutionise public transport.

University of Canterbury classics and music students have a new campus in the heart of the city.

Eyes up Christchurch – the distinctive noise and striking colours of the kererū, New Zealand wood pigeon, will be a common sight around the city over the next few weeks.

Our Botanic Gardens attract a million visitors every year but they still need their Friends.

More than 750 volunteers lined the city’s waterways on Saturday morning for the annual Mother of All Clean Ups event – dragging in an amazing 725 bags of rubbish.

Truck and bus drivers have been put in the hot seat to find out how vulnerable cyclists feel on the road.

Thirty years after Rewi Alley’s death, a new edition of a biography of his life has been printed in a bid to introduce his achievements to younger generations of New Zealanders.