36 days ago

Christchurch is New Zealand's second city, deal with it

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?

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1 day ago

Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.

Read more here and tell us what you think of ECan's plan in the comments below.

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1 hour ago

Former hostage Terry Waite in North Canterbury to talk about survival and rehabilitation

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Former British hostage Terry Waite will be in Rangiora next week to talk about his five years in captivity, his release and his rehabilitation.

Waite, 80, who lives in the UK and spends his summers in Hawke's Bay, was kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991. His family thought he was dead until 1990.

He will be speaking at the Baptist Church, East Belt, Rangiora on Tuesday, February 25, at 10am. Entrance is by ticket only, $10 each, call 03 312 8933 for details.

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19 hours ago

Looking for a Doctor

Debbie from Rangiora

I'm looking for a caring doctor who doesn't rush you in Rangiora please.
I don't have csc so needs to be reasonable price.
I currently pay $40,but that's back ch ch.