39 days ago

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel holds on for third term

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has fought the mood for change and the right to lead the city council for another three years.

Dalziel romped home with a clear majority of more than 16,000 after receiving 44,811 votes in the 2019 local body elections.

Her closest rival, businessman Darryll Park, gained 28,260 votes while veteran activist John Minto was third with 8739 votes.

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2 days ago

Should more lights go up at Hagley Oval?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

To host international day/night games, Christchurch's Hagley Oval will require six lighting towers, but there's strong opposition to the proposal.

What do you think? Should the lights be installed so the city can host more cricket matches? Or should Hagley Park be left alone? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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1 hour ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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4 hours ago

Riccarton Rd roadworks to pause over Christmas

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Upgrades to the section of Riccarton Rd, which includes the busy shopping strip between Harakeke and Matipo streets, will be put on hold for six weeks from December 2.

The works are the second stage of an upgrade for Riccarton Rd. The first stage, at the Hagley Park end of the road, crippled businesses. Both stages will cost $18.4 million.

Stage two works started in January. A tree-planted median strip will be added between Clarence and Matipo streets, road markings will give buses priority over cars, water pipes which are nearly a century old will be replaced, and the deteriorating road will be resurfaced. Parking will be removed to allow for the new road layout.

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