54 days ago

Are you a good driver?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hi neighbours, how do you rate your your driving? And what do you think are the biggest risks on our region's roads?

Canterbury drivers overestimate their ability and think other road users are the problem, new research shows.

A total of 1460 people from Kaikōura to Waitaki, including 497 from Christchurch, completed an online survey about their driving habits.

Findings showed 42 per cent rated their own driving ability as above average. The same group considered 73 per cent of other drivers to be only average drivers.

Read the full story by clicking the link below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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1 day ago


Colleen from Avondale

Looking for recommendation to replace 4 post widths of paling fence please.

Must be able to supply materials.

Thank you

5 hours ago

UPDATE: Tornado among severe thunderstorms

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

-A tornado has left two people injured
-It ripped roofs of buildings and scattered debris through the air
-Power has been cut to more than a thousand homes throughout the city

Click here for advice on staying safe in a storm.


MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Christchurch.

Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening are expected to bring heavy rain and hail to some places. There is also a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms developing, which could produce hail greater than 20mm in diameter. There have also been reports of a tornado.

Large hail can cause significant damage to crops, orchards, vines, glasshouses and vehicles, as well as make driving conditions hazardous.

This watch will be updated by 8:00pm this evening. Keep up to date here.

10 days ago

Gardening Group in Woolston!

Bev Adams from Woolston Development Project

The initial meeting for the Gardening Group will be Wednesday, 20 November , 1-2 pm at the Woolston Development Hall, 497 Ferry Rd.
This first meeting will be to decide the best time for meetings, how often to meet and what you would like to have happen in this group.
For further information contact Bev, 3894448.