Clifton, Christchurch

8 hours ago

Angry residents plead with city council to remove smelly compost plant

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Fed up and frustrated Christchurch residents have pleaded with the city council to get rid of a smelly compost plant they say is “slowly killing” them.

Bromley residents have been complaining to the Christchurch City Council about the “vile and putrid” smells and dust coming the plant, … View more
Fed up and frustrated Christchurch residents have pleaded with the city council to get rid of a smelly compost plant they say is “slowly killing” them.

Bromley residents have been complaining to the Christchurch City Council about the “vile and putrid” smells and dust coming the plant, owned by the council and run by Living Earth, for 11 years.

Anger spilled out into the council chamber on Wednesday when residents called on the council to move the plant to a rural area away from homes. Four residents spoke at the council meeting and another five submitted written statements.

The residents have little faith that a proposed $17.5 million upgrade of the plant will make any difference to the odour.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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1 day ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

12 hours ago

HOMED Saturday 21st November

Reporter Homed - The Press

So many aspirational properties on the market at the moment. Check out the latest edition of HOMED to see the best properties to hit the market this week.

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14 hours ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

People walk the new Otira Viaduct shortly before it opened in November 1999.

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20 hours ago

Found it!

Santa in the Suburbs

Good spotting - here is today's secret Santa Code...

Now head through to our competition page to enter to win a shopping spree at Farmers.

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1 day ago

Christmas Trees

Roger from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

Ferrymead Rotary has been selling Christmas trees for more than 25 years and this year will be doing so again. The only difference this year is that our supplier is delivering trees slightly earlier, on Sat 5th December. These are whole tress, direct from the grower. They will be on sale from … View moreFerrymead Rotary has been selling Christmas trees for more than 25 years and this year will be doing so again. The only difference this year is that our supplier is delivering trees slightly earlier, on Sat 5th December. These are whole tress, direct from the grower. They will be on sale from around 7:00am at both Scott Park and Barnett Park.

Price: $30

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5 days ago

Sooty and Sweep

Mary from Woolston

Hi all any one know where I can get Sooty and Sweep DVD's or Bazil brush DVD's as My Autistic Son loves them. thanks

10 days ago

missing rabbit

Aleisha from Opawa - Saint Martins

I've had my Male rex doh rabbit escape from st Martin's area please contact me 0274911588

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3 days ago

Cash Paid for Old Sports Programmes & Sport Memorabilia

Michael from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

Wanted.. Old Sports Programmes.. I am a private collector of Sporting Memorabilia and I am looking for any old sport memorabilia as well as match day programmes from Rugby Matches, Soccer, Speedway, Motor Racing, League, Football, Melbourne Cup or similar.. Also old Enamel and Tin Badges and … View moreWanted.. Old Sports Programmes.. I am a private collector of Sporting Memorabilia and I am looking for any old sport memorabilia as well as match day programmes from Rugby Matches, Soccer, Speedway, Motor Racing, League, Football, Melbourne Cup or similar.. Also old Enamel and Tin Badges and interesting memorabilia.. Please private message me or contact via email mjbraithwaite@xtra.co.nz

1 day ago

Christchurch barista of the year surprised by nomination

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

If you’re after a good brew, Fumi Takai is the man for you.

The Japanese native and long-term Cantabrian recently won outstanding barista of the year at the Canterbury Hospitality Awards, and said he didn’t know he was nominated until one of his customers told him.

Stationed at Riverside … View more
If you’re after a good brew, Fumi Takai is the man for you.

The Japanese native and long-term Cantabrian recently won outstanding barista of the year at the Canterbury Hospitality Awards, and said he didn’t know he was nominated until one of his customers told him.

Stationed at Riverside Market in the central city since October 2019, Takai’s Espresso Studio by Fushoken has become a staple caffeine hotspot for many who work in the CBD.

Takai found out about his nomination two weeks prior to the ceremony when a customer began to congratulate him. Confused, he searched Facebook and found his name with a list of nominees and decided he would go to the ceremony, but never expected to win.

“I was so happy. To be nominated in the top four was great, but to win the award was special.”

Takai has developed a strong regular customer base in just under a year – estimating that about 70 per cent of his customers had been there before.

Have you been to Takai's coffee shop?

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10 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

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Anyone can be Nymbl

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance. It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get … View more
Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance. It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get Nymbl now, for free. Just go to fallsfree.co.nz and follow the easy instructions.
Learn more

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8 days ago

Chlorine In Our Water.

Maureen from Woolston

Good morning to you all. Am I the only person that is absolutely sick of the chlorine in our water. Also the smell from Living Earth is so bad here in Woolston it’s getting to the point of not opening my windows.

3 days ago

Master builders creating stunning homes & gardens

Williams Elvidge

We provide innovative solutions for outdoor spaces across Christchurch.

Whether you have recently finished a new home build or extensive house renovations, or your section just isn't quite living up to your expectations, the landscape contractors at Williams Elvidge Ltd have the solution.
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We provide innovative solutions for outdoor spaces across Christchurch.

Whether you have recently finished a new home build or extensive house renovations, or your section just isn't quite living up to your expectations, the landscape contractors at Williams Elvidge Ltd have the solution.

As skilled Master Builders, Williams Elvidge Ltd brings a whole new dimension to your section. We create wooden and metal structures that will stand the test of time and the Christchurch weather - structures built with attention to detail from the highest quality materials.

Our team is focused on developing a design plan that incorporates all the features you want while staying within your budget. We work with leading landscape designers across Christchurch to create hard landscaping that sits perfectly within the planting and other areas of your section.
Contact us

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