258 days ago

Work starts on new Linwood swimming pool

The Team from Christchurch City Council

The Linwood/Woolston community has celebrated the start of construction work on the eagerly-awaited Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.

The $22 million facility is being built in Linwood Park on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Smith Street.

More messages from your neighbours
3 hours ago

Lost shopping

Carrie from Richmond

My neighbor left her shopping on the number three Sumner bus yesterday afternoon . she is a pensioner and had decided to go to pack n save after a long day at the hospital. When she realized her mistake she contacted the bus company no one handed it in.to the person who took her groceries you are a very bad person If you have any kind of decency left you should feel very ashamed stealing from an old lady

5 hours ago

Poll: Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether to investigate a two-year public transport free-fare trial to start from mid-next year.

ECan councillor John Sunckell​, who requested the vote along with fellow councillor Megan Hands, said ECan had not been “heroic” enough in looking at public transport options within Christchurch.

Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?
  • 20% Yes definitely
    20% Complete
  • 18.8% Yes but only on a trial basis first
    18.8% Complete
  • 58.8% No, it will cost ratepayers too much
    58.8% Complete
  • 2.4% Not sure/something else (tell us in the comments)
    2.4% Complete
85 votes
1 hour ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.