55 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Traffic was heavy in Christchurch during the first week of the school holidays in May 1971.This photograph was taken in Armagh St at 2pm on May 13 when the number of cars was unusual for that time of the day.

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More messages from your neighbours
9 days ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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9 days ago

DOGWATCH SHOP-can you donate goods

Joanne from Halswell

Hi everyone. My daughter was at the Dogwatch shop, said they were in need of donated goods household goods, clothes etc. She said the shop was busy but they definately are in need of donations. I would be happy to take anything you would like to donate, as their shop is in New Brighton, it probably is a bit far for most. You could drop off to me, or I would be happy to pick up. It is for such a good cause, Dogwatch do an amazing job, and I am not sure what happens to stuff after we put it in the clothing bins. Thanks for your time, Jo

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4 days ago

Forum addressing Sex education, Youth mental health, Addiction and Pornography

Dianne from Upper Riccarton

Open to all.
Speakers are Helen Houghton - teacher of 15 years and Bronnie Lyell - Youth and family counsellor of 10 years. Both are also candidates for New Conservative Party.
Honest presentations followed by Questions and Answers
Tuesday Sept 29th, at 7pm
North New Brighton Community Centre
93 Marine Parade
Looking forward to seeing you