NEWSLINE Christchurch News & Events

The Fire Incident Controller says the Port Hills fire is now under control. However there is still a high risk of flare-ups and forecast weather conditions may present challenges.


Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said it was heart-warming to see the firefighters and others on the frontlines receive a standing ovation at a public meeting today.


The annual earthquake memorial Run to Remember event through the Port Hills has been cancelled due to the Port Hills fire.


Port Hills residents affected by this week’s fires are being reassured the smell of smoke in their homes is not a serious health threat.


Prime Minister Bill English has flown by helicopter over the Port Hills fire and describes it as "contained".


On the sixth anniversary of the deadly February 2011 Earthquake, a national memorial to the Canterbury Earthquakes will be unveiled.


The Port Hills fire has made it a stressful week for many, but if you're looking to relax over the weekend here's our guide to what's on.


Controlling your cornering and watching stopping distances will be the focus of this year’s Crash Bash stage show, as performances get set to roll out around Canterbury.

Orion, the city's lines company, says it remains on full alert, ready to respond to any issues with power supply as a result of the fires continuing in the Port Hills.

Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health Division have issued a health warning to residents over the smoke coming from the Port Hills fires.

A rare and treasured piece of pounamu pulled from a West Coast river will mark the entranceway to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

Chinese lanterns, food stalls and performers will get North Hagley Park glowing this weekend.

New Zealand’s first urban food hub is a step closer to opening with the launch today of a new crowdfunding campaign to fast-track an edible park.

As the city prepares to light up for the Christchurch Lantern Festival this weekend, more than 200 business delegates will also gather to share ideas on growing business relations with China.

Forget the traditional roses and chocolates for your Valentine, today is Library Lovers' day!

Around 65,000 people braved a rather chilly night on Saturday for the annual Sparks spectacular.

New Brighton’s landmark library is back in business.

A community-driven plan is breathing new life into the Little River township.

A giant-sized arcade game console with a Christchurch-themed game, Attack of the Cones, is capturing the imagination of visitors to the city centre.

The sky above North Hagley Park will come alive with a magical fireworks display on Saturday night during the finale of the popular Sparks in the Park concert

A total fire ban is being put in place across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula as the fire risk in the area escalates.

Regenerate Christchurch is taking the first steps on the path to regenerating the land along the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

A new strategy has been adopted to embrace Christchurch’s status as a diverse and multicultural city.

Huge arches weighing about 400 tonnes are being put together like a giant puzzle near Christchurch Airport.