222 days ago

5 signs your home is under insulated

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

Many homes in New Zealand are under insulated. Insulation is one of the most important ways to ensure you have a warm, dry and healthy home.

We have put together a list of five signs your home is under insulated. If you are experiencing any of these signs there is a chance your home is under insulated

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30 minutes ago

CAB service at Level 2

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Now that we are at level 2 some of services will be running a little bit differently. Here is a summary of our service over the next week
1. JP clinic at Hornby. This is cancelled Monday and will be appointment only Thursday.
2. Free legal clinic - our City clinic is cancelled . Our Hornby one is appointment only.
3. Our branches will be open however ...
West/ Hornby - open as normal
City / ARA - will be open to walks ins, but pls note we can only see one person at a time and there may be the odd closure. It is best to phone first.
North/ Fendalton - will be available to walk ins by appointment only. Please ring first.
Our normal service will resume once we are back to level 1.

3 days ago

Parking charges in central Christchurch could skyrocket

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent increase. The rate at the Art Gallery car park could double from $2 an hour to $4.

In a bid to cut operating costs the council is also proposing to reduce library hours, permanently shut the mobile library and close the Akaroa and Lyttelton service centres, as well as the Riccarton Rd bus lounges.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the council's proposals in the comments below.

1 day ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.