47 days ago

WATCH: Riverside Markets opening week

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, were you one of the 25,000 people who visited the new Riverside Markets on Saturday?

Thousands of people visited Riverside Market in Christchurch at the weekend, with stallholders often selling out hours before closing time.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Tell us about your favourite places in the South Island

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

We need your help for a series we'll be publishing this summer. Tell us about the best things you can find in the South Island - ie the best place to walk your dog, best playground for kids, best place to stop for a swim, best toilets, best icecream/milkshake, or the best place to stop for lunch.

Share your favourite South Island spots and activities by commenting below (and tell us why you love them), or you can send us a PM or email reporters@press.co.nz

2 hours ago

Baffling heritage rules mean Christchurch cafe cannot clean windows

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A cafe owner is "embarrassed" he cannot clean his windows because of heritage rules.

Christchurch's the Sign of the Takahe reopened as a cafe and bar in September after the nearly 100-year-old building underwent a $2.8 million post-earthquake restoration. The windows have not been properly cleaned since the repair finished in 2017 because they are covered with additional protective glass only a specialist is allowed to remove.

What do you think? Are the rules necessary to protect this special heritage building? Or are they going too far? Tell us in the comments below.

2 hours ago

How to Add Value to Your Home!

John Harris from Aspiring Kitchens & More

Hello neighbours!
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The sun is shining (mostly!) and the feel-good factor kicks in.
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An old, dated, worn-out kitchen will knock thousands off of your home's value, and will delay getting a buyer.
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