528 days ago


Jayne Mulligan from Christchurch City Mission

How it works: You can find the bags in The Press during the week of the 2nd July, or at your local New World stores. Ask one the New World team where the bags are if you can't spot them! Or pick them up from our reception at Hereford Street.
All you have to do is fill it with non-perishable items, such as canned goods, dried pasta, rice and cereals, as well as toiletries and female hygiene items.
Once you've filled your bag, all you have to do is drop it off to either your local New World or to our reception on Hereford Street.
Each bag is helping real people in real need, thank you for your support.

Why we need your help: Last month our Foodbank experienced a 34% increase in the number of food parcels we gave out, compared to the previous year. And June has already been another busy month. We are asking you all to help us look after the families and people of Christchurch that need food support over the next few months.

We are facing a very real shortage of canned goods; staples like spaghetti, baked beans and canned fruit. Packets of pasta, rice, and noodles are in short supply, and so are essentials like sanitary items and toiletries.

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2 days ago

What do you think of Christchurch's stadium plan?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's roofed 25,000-seat stadium could be ready within five years but the pressure is now on to get it planned and built right.

The city council's long-awaited investment case says a 25,000 seat mostly clear-roofed facility is the best fit for the city, and could be built within the budgeted $473 million, including running costs. Temporary seating was not included but could be added later.

The chosen option would cost $472.7m to build and $485.3m to run over 25 years, of which $343m would be funded by stadium income, with an annual $4.2m council top-up.

Read more about the plan here.

7 hours ago

Who has the best Christmas display in Christchurch?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Throwback Thursday: German tourists Andreas and Silke Staehle enjoy the 40 trees on display at the CCS Christmas Tree Festival at the Christchurch convention centre in December 2005.

Have you seen any great Christmas displays in Christchurch this year or know of anyone who has one? Share the details in the comments below.

13 hours ago

Loans that suit small businesses


When Francis Swart’s home-based Auckland skin and beauty business “Gorgeous You” experienced a period of rapid growth, she realised it was time to expand into a larger space.

After experiencing the run-around from traditional lenders, she came across Prospa on social media. They provided her with the funds she needed to open a new salon premises and do a complete fit out and refresh, all with an easy-to-manage weekly repayment plan that suited business cash flow.

Next step for Francis is to work with a business coach to grow the business further – and Prospa will be right alongside her.
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