The Press is supporting a campaign for Ōtautahi Christchurch to become recognised as a National Park City. This requires a commitment to protect and enhance nature within our urban area.
Pledge your support for Ōtautahi Christchurch to become a National Park City by signing up to the Universal Charter here and share your thoughts on the campaign in the comments below.
The pledge states we will work together for better:
- Lives, health and wellbeing
- Wildlife, trees and flowers
- Places, habitats, air, water, sea and land
- Time outdoors, culture, art, playing, walking, cycling & eating
- Locally-grown food and responsible consumption
- Decisions, sharing, learning and working together
- Relationships with nature and with each other
Click here to read more about this campaign and some of the eco-conscious projects already under way in Christchurch.
Hello is there anyone one out there that maybe tinkers with lawnmowers in their spare time. Mine won't start. It sounds like it wants to but just won't. Happy to pay to have it looked at, but cannot afford to take it to a shop and pay their prices at the moment. If my lawns get much longer I will be on here looking for some grazing cattle next. Thank you.
Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.
- Green is for I'm OK
- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in
- Red is for an emergency
This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.
New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.
Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.
What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?
Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.