82 days ago

Wanted: Dads!

Juliette from Etta Images

I am looking for Dads who are willing to be photographed for a gorgeous book: LOVE and dads.

The book is about love, and raising funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. The whole session fee ($65) goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, who's vision is zero deaths from breast cancer in New Zealand.

Who can take part?
Dads with their child / children who are willing to donate the $65. The children can be adults...they can be mums or dads themselves!

What does the dad get?
A fun portrait session with Juliette Capaldi of Etta Images.
A place in the book, LOVE and dads.
The satisfaction of helping NZ to move towards zero deaths from breast cancer.

What else do I need to know?
The sessions are fun and don't take long.
Sessions take place in Christchurch (Central, South and East).
Prints for yourself are optional, at my usual print prices.
The children of the dad can be adults also.
We can photograph extra people at the session too if you would like.

The goal is 100 dads, to raise $6500. Already 49 dads have signed up. Now I just need another 51!

Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

Thanks, Juliette

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What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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New LED streetlights outside Christchurch home 'obscenely bright and intrusive'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

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Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone unresolved for weeks.

The two lights either side of the house produce a whiter light than their predecessors, Bridgman says, causing the house to be “lit up like it’s floodlit” at night. He has seen other LED streetlights in his area that are “very good”.

Council says the complaints are being investigated and the contractor has been asked to provide a solution.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you had a similar experience? Let us know below.

13 days ago

Home repairs and maintenance.

Pete from home n hosed ltd.

Roof and gutter repairs and maintenance.Most roof types...(except for Welsh slate 'cause it's a bugger).Gutter/spouting cleans.Small 'fix it' jobs.Timber repairs.
Most aspects of home maintenance attended to...
'from the lawns to the roof ridge'