22 days ago

New Police Non Emergency Number

Dave from Shirley

I had call to use the non emergency police contact number over the weekend.  What a farce after spending the best part of 45 minutes on hold, I finally got through to someone, they couldn't help so I was then passed on to someone else and had another 20 minutes wait before being dealt with unsuccessfully.  Given another number which was the wrong contact, was then phoned back by the previous officer just to be given the number for Search and Rescue in Wellington, not what I wanted.  So a lot of time wasted.  I was then asked to do a survey on what I thought of the service.  I tried to select Option 3, which was the selection for poor service.  The survey wouldn't accept this and kept asking me to try again so I did with the same result.  What a sham of a service.  I think the Police need to do better if they expect people to use this service.

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3 hours ago

Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.

Read more here and tell us what you think of ECan's plan in the comments below.

2 days ago

Water restrictions for Christchurch to protect firefighting supplies

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Water restrictions have been introduced in Christchurch to ensure there are enough supplies to fight fires.

The ban, the lowest of four levels, means water cannot be used outside between 3pm and 9pm, with use of hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems allowed only on alternate days.

People living at odd-numbered addresses should water gardens on odd dates, even-numbered houses on even dates.

Read more here

19 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.