Monthly Archive:: September 2016


Ellie’s Big Day Out

What does one of the world’s biggest pop stars do when she’s not performing in front of thousands of adoring fans? British singer Ellie Goulding is the main attraction in Christchurch tonight, playing at a sold-out concert at Horncastle Arena. The Christchurch concert is the 83rd of

Front of the queue with a dedicated Ellie Goulding fan

His favourite song is “Burn”, but 19-year-old Sam Chapman has more chance of freezing as he waits for Ellie Goulding’s Christchurch concert Thursday. Standing alone, cold, and wet outside the concert venue since 9am, the American teenager has travelled over 19,000 kilometres to follow his idol to

Senior White Fern welcomes NZ women cricketers’ big pay rise

Senior White Fern says New Zealand’s top women cricketers will be able to dedicate more time to the sport after a 100 per cent rise in their basic pay. The new three-year deal with New Zealand Cricket will see 15 White Ferns earn from $20,000 to $34,000 a year – up from $10,000 to $12,000.

Christchurch Girls High trio to run for New Zealand in Australian cross country champs

Three girls from the same Christchurch school will run for New Zealand in an international cross country race this weekend. The Christchurch Girls’ High School students will compete in the Australian cross country championships in Canberra on Saturday. All 15 years old, Amelia Persson, Akeira Worthington and

Champion St Margaret’s College team win sixth successive Canterbury schools netball crown

St Margaret’s College reign supreme after winning the Canterbury SuperNet premier schools netball final for the sixth year running. Coach Helen Belcher  was “absolutely stoked” after St Margaret’s beat Christchurch Girls High School 32-23 at Pioneer Stadium on Wednesday. She said the thought of a sixth win was on her team’s mind. “The girls have