Kurt Bayer

Cameras installed in Christchurch bar's toilets

Cameras installed in Christchurch bar's toilets

A Christchurch bar has sparked outrage after it installed cameras in its toilets in a bid to catch vandals and increase security.

Toddler hurt in suspected dog attack

Toddler hurt in suspected dog attack

A 13-month-old baby is in Middlemore Hospital with severe facial injuries after a suspected dog attack.

Govt to appeal red-zone decision

Govt to appeal red-zone decision

The Government has confirmed it will appeal a landmark High Court decision which ordered it to reconsider a 50 per cent payout offer for vacant, uninsured red-zoned Christchurch land.

Toddler in hospital after suspected dog attack

Toddler in hospital after suspected dog attack

A 13-month-old baby is in Middlemore Hospital with severe facial injuries after a suspected dog attack.

Police dog posthumously awarded medal for life-saving act

Police dog posthumously awarded medal for life-saving act

A police dog who saved his handler by leaping into the path of a bullet has been posthumously recognised for his actions.

Student army widens community focus

Student army widens community focus

The Student Volunteer Army which sprang up from the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes has successfully switched from helping homeowners shovel liquefaction to sustainably serving the community, its president says.

'It'll be a long time before I trust a policeman'

'It'll be a long time before I trust a policeman'

A Christchurch pensioner arrested and "roughed up'' by armed police while protecting his quake-hit property has welcomed police watchdog findings which slams the officers' actions.

Support carer fled after overpayment

Support carer fled after overpayment

A support carer mistakenly overpaid almost $70,000 by health ministry bosses spent the cash before fleeing to his Russian homeland, with a sandy stopover in Rarotonga on the way.

'Warning shot' before man shot in chest

A "warning shot" was fired before a man was shot in the chest during an altercation in Christchurch's Hagley Park early yesterday morning, a court heard today.

Community farewell for drowned toddler

The 2-year-old girl who drowned in Lake Wakatipu will be given a community farewell on Saturday.