58 days ago

Canterbury regional council rates could jump more than 24 per cent

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the fallout of the Government’s new freshwater regulations.

This would be on top of district council rate rises, such as Christchurch City Council’s proposed five per cent increase, leaving many concerned about the combined toll of the cost to ratepayers. Read more here.

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19 hours ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Workers use hand-held tools to construct Summit Rd on Christchurch's Port Hills in 1910.

1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Northern Outlook.

11 hours ago

Leaving Neighbourly

Raewyn Neighbourly Lead from New Brighton

So I've decided to leave Neighbourly - been a Lead since the very beginning and I've just had enough of what they want us to do and what we are not allowed to do.

I've written a letter, wait for a reply and then will leave. It's just not the same anymore. You can't do anything, you can't say anything and I feel for you all who are still. here.

I've basically been the only Lead here for New Brighton. Some have come and gone but never done anything. I've done all the events. Well I've given up now.

All the best to you all - take care and see you on the outside!

One less business on here because I can't post anything - even though have 4 girls to feed, a husband and an almost son-in-law.

So if you ever need any photography - won't say my name because it will be deleted but it is under my name lol hahaha

Take care all
Departing Lead for New Brighton