Pedestrians use the new "Barnes dance" crossing at the intersection of Colombo and Hereford streets in central Christchurch on April 8, 1982.
Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.
To acknowledge the occasion, we have just released our October SuperSeniors Newsletter, you can read it here: bit.ly...
The day is also special as it marks the start of the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 to 2030, you can find out more about it here: bit.ly...
A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.
Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the next two weeks.
The residents have been warned three times but continue to put contaminated waste in their recycling bins.
To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.
The weather bomb is said to be only hours away as the Plugging In tour crosses the border into Christchurch’s Ilam electorate under a clear blue sky and battered by a pellucid wind.
While the weather is providing plenty of suspense, the result in this electorate, which contains some of Christchurch’s priciest suburbs, is boringly predictable.
Gerry Brownlee, the deputy leader of the National Party, has held the seat since 1996 and in the last election National netted 52.6 per cent of the party vote compared to Labour’s 31.2 per cent. Ilam is stereotyped by its leafy streets and its Merivale Mum getting a coffee in her SUV but it contains plenty of ordinary suburbs and low decile areas.