57 days ago

Thinking of living in a retirement village?

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is running a free seminar in Christchurch on Wednesday, August 5, about the financial implications of moving into a retirement village.

CFFC's Retirement Villages Lead, Troy Churton, will discuss types of retirement villages, the costs of moving into and living in them, and how they operate. The seminar will also explain some important residents' rights and where you can find out more information.

The seminar is 90 minutes long and will include question and answer time.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided.

Places are limited and while attendance is free, please register to reserve a seat.

Register by clicking the link below:

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1 day ago

Council proposes fast-tracking plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch's east

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey East Christchurch,

A $12 million plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch’s east could be fast tracked, just weeks after a councillor dug an unlawful trench in the same spot.

The Christchurch City Council will decide next week whether to bring forward work budgeted for 2024-25 to build a new stormwater treatment basin, a new stopbank and a tidal wetland in the triangle of land between Pages Rd, Anzac Drive and the Ōtākaro Avon River.

If approved, detailed design work will start this year and tenders will go out in 2021.

The work will reduce the risk of flooding in homes in Aranui and Bexley and improve the quality of the stormwater flowing into the river. It will also help manage local drainage issues, the council said.

What do you think about this proposal? Let us know below.

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3 days ago

Pruning apple trees.

Anne from Linwood

Hi all! I have 2 espaliered apple trees that badly need pruning. They aren't that tall, but I don't know how to do it. Is there anyone available that knows how to do it who could help please? I am able to pay a certain amount. Thanks.

17 hours ago

FREE Online Webinar/Seminar: Building Resilience to Get Through Tough Times (Mental Health Awareness Week Event)

Paula Rountree from MHERC - Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

This free online webinar/seminar (via Zoom) next Wednesday evening (during Mental Health Awareness Week) may be of interest to some. An excellent opportunity to top up our skills for building resilience. To register, or for more information visit mherc.org.nz...

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