58 days ago

Canterbury regional council rates could jump more than 24 per cent

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the fallout of the Government’s new freshwater regulations.

This would be on top of district council rate rises, such as Christchurch City Council’s proposed five per cent increase, leaving many concerned about the combined toll of the cost to ratepayers. Read more here.

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1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Northern Outlook.

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6 hours ago

GARAGE SALE 33 EDWARD STREET

Irene from Rangiora

Saturday 24th April from 8.30am
Household items, bikes, books, puzzles jigsaws something for everyone it's a must look all great condition

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7 hours ago

What's On: Preloved clothing Car Boot Sale

Deb from Cust

Womens, mens, children and baby preloved clothing for sale at bargain prices. Car boot sale of general household items. Year 7/8 camp fundraiser. Car boot bookings - Renee 0212692660
Preloved clothing Car Boot Sale
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