50 days ago

Tradies' silent suffering

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

After his brother and partner in the family construction business died by suspected suicide, Chris Hughes wasn't sure what to tell his staff.

The construction sector has one of the highest suicide rates of any sector in New Zealand. Hughes says asking for help went against macho and "tough guy" attitudes in the industry.

He wants to know how we change that.

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4 days ago


Jude from Avondale

Just curious does anyone else receive calls from STATISTICS NZ every 3 months. They ask questions about jobs, income etc.

5 days ago

Poll: Christchurch mayoral race

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

If the election was today, which Christchurch mayoral candidate would you vote for?

Christchurch mayoral race
  • 1.6% Blair Anderson
    1.6% Complete
  • 1.1% J T Anderson
    1.1% Complete
  • 33.9% Lianne Dalziel
    33.9% Complete
  • 1.1% Jim Glass
    1.1% Complete
  • 2.9% Tubby Hansen
    2.9% Complete
  • 1.3% Robin McCarthy
    1.3% Complete
  • 0.3% Stephen McPaike
    0.3% Complete
  • 14% John Minto
    14% Complete
  • 40.5% Darryll Park
    40.5% Complete
  • 0.3% Sam Park
    0.3% Complete
  • 0.8% Adrian Schonborn
    0.8% Complete
  • 1.6% Peter Wakeman
    1.6% Complete
  • 0.8% Aaron White
    0.8% Complete
378 votes
11 hours ago


Susanne from St Chad's and St Ambrose Anglican Church of Linwood and Aranui.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 23+24 August from 10-----3 pm. We have a large selection of books ,come along and browse through,refreshments available throughout the day. All books at cheap prices,just ready for your cold evening reading. The Op. shop is also open until 3 pm both days,we still have plenty of good quality clothing and other items,come in and find great bargains.