Hi all, a would-be thief just got served justice here in Edgeware - this individual decided he wanted to steal some of my neighbours things from a lock-up shed at the back of our block of units, but another neighbour saw the thief heading up the driveway, alerted the shed owner, and when the thief was caught red-handed and apprehended, called the police. The thief used bolt cutters to crack the shed open and had bagged a bunch of things then jumped on my neighbours e-bike to try and get away - the owner apprehended him in possession of the stolen goods, and several of us stood over the guy until the police arrived to arrest him only a few minutes later.
A successful outcome which shows what happens when neighbours look out for one another - police responded very quickly too. However crime like this is rampant across the city - please be vigilant, and if you see suspicious people loitering around alert your neighbours and together be visible and make sure the criminals know you can see them - the last thing criminals want is people alert and aware of their activities and ready to respond if they are caught committing a crime. If they are caught committing a crime, as this guy was, call the police and if safe to do so apprehend the criminal - once you have apprehended someone the police *will* respond with utmost urgency.
Water restrictions have been introduced in Christchurch to ensure there are enough supplies to fight fires.
The ban, the lowest of four levels, means water cannot be used outside between 3pm and 9pm, with use of hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems allowed only on alternate days.
People living at odd-numbered addresses should water gardens on odd dates, even-numbered houses on even dates.
Read more here
Did you attend this year's Christchurch Night Noodle Markets at North Hagley Park? If so, we would love to hear from you.
The survey will take a couple of minutes and will ask what your highlights were and any suggestions you may have for future years. As a thank you for participating, you will go in the draw to WIN a $50 Prezzy Card.
Link to the survey > bit.ly...
Look up Christchurch line of starlink satelites crossing from SE to NE right over head now.