Halswell, Christchurch

18 hours ago

What's the water like in your region?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi Canterbury,

In towns and cities across the South Island, people are fighting against having chlorinated drinking water. What's the water like in your community? Are you for chlorination or against it? Share your views! To read more, click here. Please add "NFP/not for print" if…View more
Hi Canterbury,

In towns and cities across the South Island, people are fighting against having chlorinated drinking water. What's the water like in your community? Are you for chlorination or against it? Share your views! To read more, click here. Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/comments used on Stuff

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4 days ago

Is there too much chlorine in Christchurch's water?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is asking staff if they can reduce the level of chlorine in the water supply following widespread dissatisfaction.

Residents have complained online, in print, to radio and TV programmes, about the taste and smell of tap water as well as citing worsening skin and…View more
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is asking staff if they can reduce the level of chlorine in the water supply following widespread dissatisfaction.

Residents have complained online, in print, to radio and TV programmes, about the taste and smell of tap water as well as citing worsening skin and eye irritations.

stuff.co.nz/national/health/104102478/christchurch-mayor-wants-chlorination-levels-reduced-after-public-outcry-over-taste-smell
1 day ago

Should the city council extend its one-hour free parking scheme?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Central city retailers are urging the Christchurch City Council to extend its free inner city parking scheme, saying their new retail precinct needs help to compete with malls, especially with the arrival of winter.

The call comes after more than 380 people wrote submissions to the council …View more
Central city retailers are urging the Christchurch City Council to extend its free inner city parking scheme, saying their new retail precinct needs help to compete with malls, especially with the arrival of winter.

The call comes after more than 380 people wrote submissions to the council urging it to extend the one-hour free parking at the Lichfield St and Art Gallery car parks beyond June 30. Another 95 are against it and about 30 have some concerns.

What do you think?

stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/104142386/debate-heats-up-over-onehour-free-car-parking-in-christchurch
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5 hours ago

Be the hope someone needs: Help prevent suicide

Appliance Shed

Did you know that three families lose a loved one to suicide every two days in NZ?

The current “harden up, stay staunch and let’s not talk about it” attitude towards anyone with a mental illness or having suicidal thoughts is a major problem. …View more
Did you know that three families lose a loved one to suicide every two days in NZ?

The current “harden up, stay staunch and let’s not talk about it” attitude towards anyone with a mental illness or having suicidal thoughts is a major problem. Through changing attitudes, lives will be saved.

The Appliance Shed is kick-starting a fundraising campaign to support the life-saving work of Mike King and The Key To Life Trust. The Trust equips our nation's young people to check in on their mates and remind them it’s okay to ask for help. We believe it’s important for all of us to feel valued and know that someone has your back when times are tough. Join us, donate, and make a difference.
Donate here!

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9 days ago

What should the Government's $300 million for Christchurch be spent on?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Alongside a new insurance tribunal and cash to help patch healthcare and school building deficits, the Government has delivered the city its promised $300 million to hurry the rebuild.

What do you think it should be spent on?

Share your views in the comments below. (Please tell us if you …View more
Alongside a new insurance tribunal and cash to help patch healthcare and school building deficits, the Government has delivered the city its promised $300 million to hurry the rebuild.

What do you think it should be spent on?

Share your views in the comments below. (Please tell us if you don't want your comments published in The Press/Stuff).

stuff.co.nz/the-press/national/election-2011/103989951/300m-for-Canterbury-earthquake-recovery-plus-inquiry-and-tribunal-established
12 hours ago

Wanted: Feed bags

Murni from Rolleston

Just wondering if anyone has lots of feed bags to spare? We are after quite a few. Happy to swap half a dozen free range eggs for 10 feed bags

2 days ago

Canterbury DHB announces November opening for Christchurch outpatients building

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The new Christchurch outpatients building will open to patients from early November, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) says.

The $72 million development, opposite Christchurch Hospital, will house outpatient services, clinical services, including diabetes and neurology, and Allied …View more
The new Christchurch outpatients building will open to patients from early November, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) says.

The $72 million development, opposite Christchurch Hospital, will house outpatient services, clinical services, including diabetes and neurology, and Allied Health services, including physiotherapy and and speech language therapy.

stuff.co.nz/national/health/104181431/canterbury-dhb-announces-november-opening-for-christchurch-outpatients-building
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3 days ago

Do you think the Christchurch City Council will stop chlorinating the city's water within a year?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Christchurch City Council planned to upgrade 102 wells within a year, then dechlorinate the city's water supply – but there are questions over whether any have yet been repaired to the standards required.

Councillors voted in January to chlorinate the city's water supply after …View more
The Christchurch City Council planned to upgrade 102 wells within a year, then dechlorinate the city's water supply – but there are questions over whether any have yet been repaired to the standards required.

Councillors voted in January to chlorinate the city's water supply after experts warned of there was a low risk of contamination. The council authorised chlorination for up to 12 months while the work was done.

Work on at least 19 was meant to have been finished by now, but the city council has indicated that none have been completed yet.

stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/104145552/christchurch-city-council-has-eight-months-to-upgrade-102-wells-before-chlorine-deadline
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10 days ago

Are you ready for winter?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Firewood retailers are warning consumers to watch out for "cowboys" selling wet wood on social media.

Demand for firewood in Christchurch is peaking ahead of winter, with wait times for bigger loads already stretching out to more than two months.

Are you prepared or are you …View more
Firewood retailers are warning consumers to watch out for "cowboys" selling wet wood on social media.

Demand for firewood in Christchurch is peaking ahead of winter, with wait times for bigger loads already stretching out to more than two months.

Are you prepared or are you struggling to get enough firewood this year?

*Please write DNP (Do Not Print) if you don't want your comment to be published in print and/or on Stuff*

stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/103946985/cowboys-selling-wet-firewood-on-social-media-irk-firewood-companies

18 hours ago

Monthly Meeting of the Greater Hornby Residents Association

Marc from Hornby

Hi all just a reminder tomorrow at 2pm sees our Monthly meeting of the Greater Hornby Residents Association at the Hornby Rugby Clubrooms, Denton Park. All welcome and if you can't make the meeting but would like to bring up something concerning Hornby please comment below.

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3 days ago

Are you happy with ECan's new bus proposals?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Public outcry over the possible axing of six Christchurch bus routes has convinced authorities to come up with a compromise.

Some routes will be combined and the route and timing of others will be adjusted. It will contribute to a planned rates rise of about 4.9 per cent, up from the 4.5 per …View more
Public outcry over the possible axing of six Christchurch bus routes has convinced authorities to come up with a compromise.

Some routes will be combined and the route and timing of others will be adjusted. It will contribute to a planned rates rise of about 4.9 per cent, up from the 4.5 per cent originally proposed in the draft plan.

Click the link below to see more details and let us know what you think in the comments below. (Please tell us if you don't want your comments published in The Press/Stuff).

stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/104137635/public-outcry-leads-to-christchurch-bus-route-compromise
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18 days ago

Looking to furnish our home from scratch in Lincoln

Nathan from Lincoln

Kia ora, we’ve just bought a house and are looking to furnish bedrooms and lounge. We’re pretty much starting from scratch - looking for good quality furniture and deals (like everyone!). We move in at the end of May and can store items before then. Looking forward to setting up home in …View moreKia ora, we’ve just bought a house and are looking to furnish bedrooms and lounge. We’re pretty much starting from scratch - looking for good quality furniture and deals (like everyone!). We move in at the end of May and can store items before then. Looking forward to setting up home in Lincoln. Any consideration appreciated. Ta

1 day ago

Bites of Opera

Jody Keehan from The Christchurch City Choir

An operatic experience to suit all tastes. Delicious morsels of food, beguiling bytes of Opera. Join the Christchurch City Choir for an ensemble of food and music, familiar opera choruses with soloists Margot Button and Malcolm Leitch, witty banter from Brain Law, and a stylish selection of …View moreAn operatic experience to suit all tastes. Delicious morsels of food, beguiling bytes of Opera. Join the Christchurch City Choir for an ensemble of food and music, familiar opera choruses with soloists Margot Button and Malcolm Leitch, witty banter from Brain Law, and a stylish selection of canapes to compliment the music. Get a group of friends together, or make this your mid-winter work function.
Saturday 30 June at the Transitional Cathedral.

Doors open at 6.30pm
Complimentary glass on arrival, with a licensed bar available to purchase drinks
Plates of canapes before the concert, at interval and sweets.

7.30pm take your seat and be swept away to Italy, France, Germany ...

eventfinda.co.nz/2018/christchurch-city-choir-presents-bites-of-opera/christchurch
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1 day ago

Road closure in Addington, Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Fulton Hogan

Whiteleigh Avenue in Addington will be closed for a critical railway upgrade from 6:00am Saturday 2 June to 6:00am Tuesday 5 June. KiwiRail has contracted Fulton Hogan to carry out 24 hour work.

Motorists are asked to avoid Addington and detour through Curletts Road where possible. Further …View more
Whiteleigh Avenue in Addington will be closed for a critical railway upgrade from 6:00am Saturday 2 June to 6:00am Tuesday 5 June. KiwiRail has contracted Fulton Hogan to carry out 24 hour work.

Motorists are asked to avoid Addington and detour through Curletts Road where possible. Further detours that avoid Whiteleigh Avenue will be in place. Tower Junction Mega Centre can be entered via Blenheim Road or via Princess Street. Horncastle Arena will be accessible from Wrights Road.

We apologise for any disruption caused by this closure. For more information, please call 0800 762 334 or email cant.info@fultonhogan.com
Find out more!

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1 day ago

Clean recycling

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Give it a rinse!
Food and drink residue can contaminate recyclable material and make the job really unpleasant for our recycling operators. A quick rinse before placing in the yellow bin is really appreciated!
Find out if you’re recycling the right way here: ccc.govt.nz/recycling

ccc.govt.nz/services/rubbish-and-recycling/sorting/recycling-yellow-bin/
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1 day ago

Super Spreydon Neighbourhood gem

Jo from Spreydon

Reluctantly time to move on but need some lovely buyers for this super nest last house down a lane like setting with super lovely neighbours.School catchments listed.Great Spreydon location.All details on link below and agents too for any queries.
www.trademe.co.nz...

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