31 days ago

Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.

Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.

Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.

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4 hours ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
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14 hours ago

Holiday Club

Tania Payton from Wairakei Road Bible Church

We have a holiday club 30 September to the 2 October at Wairakei Road Bible Church, 392 Wairakei Road, Burnside.
9am-12 noon
Ages 5-12
To register before 25 September, phone/text Tania 021 2538110 or email taniapayton@gmail.com

14 hours ago

Quiz Night

Tania Payton from Wairakei Road Bible Church

20 September at Wairakei Road Bible Church, 392 Wairakei Road, Burnside. 7.30pm. Free admission. Supper provided. Prizes awarded.
All ages welcome