150 days ago

Are you a good driver?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hi neighbours, how do you rate your your driving? And what do you think are the biggest risks on our region's roads?

Canterbury drivers overestimate their ability and think other road users are the problem, new research shows.

A total of 1460 people from Kaikōura to Waitaki, including 497 from Christchurch, completed an online survey about their driving habits.

Findings showed 42 per cent rated their own driving ability as above average. The same group considered 73 per cent of other drivers to be only average drivers.

Read the full story by clicking the link below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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1 day ago

Looking for a fun activity this weekend ?

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Why not pop along to The Culture Galore Festival - tomorrow 22nd Feb at at Ray Blank Park, 46 Maidstone Road, Ilam from 12 noon to 4pm.
Our fab CAB volunteers will be there as well as activities, music and lots of yummy food to try .

3 days 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.

1 day ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

A member's story has been recently published on Stuff "my addiction to food and exercise brought me to my knees"