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3 hours ago

Go behind-the-scenes in Stuff's newsroom

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

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1 day ago

Cycleway programme accelerated as mayor accused of trying to stymie debate

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A last-ditch attempt to delay the completion of Christchurch’s $300 million cycleway programme has failed, with the city council deciding to accelerate it instead.

The council decided on Monday to complete its 101-kilometre network of cycleways by 2028 – one year earlier than proposed in the draft LTP, but still 11 years later than expected when the network was first proposed in 2013.

It also decided to bring forward a cycleway connection from Westmorland to the Nor’West Arc cycleway from 2031 to 2025.

The council also decided to spend $931m over 10 years on roads and footpaths and $96.7m on public transport infrastructure, including bus stops and shelters.

Read more, including the debate held between councillors on the issue, here.

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5 days ago

Does this cat belong to you

Sheila from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

Hi this black cat has been sleeping on our deck and trying to come in to the house. I’m not sure if it is male or female. I have managed to get it to the stage where it will come up to me. I have put on a paper collar to see if i can find owners but it is quickly removed by puss. I will take it to vets to see if it has a microchip. Just wanted to check if anyone recognises it. We are in Redcliffs.

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