Archive for: Christchurch

Video: Steam Returns

Video: Steam Returns

South Island train enthusiasts have been feasting out on steam. It’s 15 years since a steam locomotive chugged through some west coast parts of the island. In...

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Christchurch In Denial

Christchurch In Denial

If the results of market research of Canterbury residents is reflected nationwide, heaven help us. Today, the price of oil reached a fresh 18-month high. But Christchurch...

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Another Cyclist Vs Car

Another Cyclist Vs Car

Sad to hear of another cyclist versus car accident today. This time in Canterbury. Police there advise that a 51 year old female cyclist has been taken to Christchurch...

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The Future: Wellington To Auckland By Train in Only 11 Hours! -Videos

The Future: Wellington To Auckland By Train in Only 11 Hours! -Videos

I love watching how far we actually have come with rail in New Zealand, even if some mornings on the Western Line, you imagine we are still back in the 1950s! Check...

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Christchurch’s “New Dangerous Weekend Phenomenon” Worries Cops

Christchurch’s “New Dangerous Weekend Phenomenon” Worries Cops

Christchurch, well known haunt of boy racing has what local police call a new road “weekend phenomenon” –  motor cyclists treating public highways as...

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Christchurch Wants PT City

Christchurch Wants PT City

The Christchurch City Council meeting today decided to give pedestrians, cyclists and public transport priority for the southern city. The council debated the report...

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Major Report: Turn Christchurch Into Cycling, Public Transport Heaven

Major Report: Turn Christchurch Into Cycling, Public Transport Heaven

A major report on Christchurch’s future today strong recommends a strong public transport network as an alternative to cars and pushes cycling as a desirable alternative...

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More on the Christchurch Trams – Photos

More on the Christchurch Trams – Photos

Here are some more photos from Willu of the Christchurch trams. Thanks again Willu. EARLIER PHOTOS CHRISTCHURCH TRAMWAY SITE

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Readers Pics: Waikanae Electrification  (& ChCh)

Readers Pics: Waikanae Electrification (& ChCh)

Here’s some readers photos- thanks for sharing them. From Brent C, the Waikanae electrification development (which may eventually impact on whether the Capital...

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Half A Billion Dollar -Plus 10-year Roading Bonus for Christchurch

Half A Billion Dollar -Plus 10-year Roading Bonus for Christchurch

More details have been released of today’s Christchurch roading bonanza – a massive $600 million -plus worth. The improvements to the state highway network...

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Christchurch Southern Motorway Work To Start

Christchurch Southern Motorway Work To Start

Now it’s Christchurch’s turn to get a motorway injection. This morning, the transport minister turned the first sod on the Christchurch Southern Motorway stage...

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Christchurch Argues Over Bus Lanes

Christchurch Argues Over Bus Lanes

In Auckland, we don’t bat an eyelid at bus lanes or bus priority traffic light signals – apart from a few motorists who grumble about buses taking over the road. So...

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Christchurch Needs More Trains

Christchurch Needs More Trains

Here now in Christchurch, I’m going through train withdrawals. This beautiful city so needs a train system – and the good news is the mayor is rail –...

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Official: More People Using Cars – & It’s Killing Us

Official: More People Using Cars – & It’s Killing Us

New Zealanders are car crazy. While the latest Auckland train and bus patronage figures show an increase, an official snapshot from 2006 released today shows more...

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