85 days ago

New library build beginning Monday 23 September

Andrea Lynch from Opawa Public Library

The Opawa Public Library currently located at 4 Louisson Place just off Opawa Road by the footbridge is having work start on its new library on the corner of Opawa Road and Richardson Terrace. Read the link below to find out more. The library is open 2-4pm each weekday, Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm- 7:30pm and Friday evening 6-7 pm. We are also open Saturdays 10-12pm and 2-4pm. We have lots of new release books for just $1 and DVD hire for $2 and a great collection of children’s books. So please come and visit us in Louisson Place and check us out for yourselves.

Yesterday members of the library attended the first turf digging for the new library. Here is a link to the council article.

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1 day ago

Who has the best Christmas display in Christchurch?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Throwback Thursday: German tourists Andreas and Silke Staehle enjoy the 40 trees on display at the CCS Christmas Tree Festival at the Christchurch convention centre in December 2005.

Have you seen any great Christmas displays in Christchurch this year or know of anyone who has one? Share the details in the comments below.

4 days ago

What do you think of Christchurch's stadium plan?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's roofed 25,000-seat stadium could be ready within five years but the pressure is now on to get it planned and built right.

The city council's long-awaited investment case says a 25,000 seat mostly clear-roofed facility is the best fit for the city, and could be built within the budgeted $473 million, including running costs. Temporary seating was not included but could be added later.

The chosen option would cost $472.7m to build and $485.3m to run over 25 years, of which $343m would be funded by stadium income, with an annual $4.2m council top-up.

Read more about the plan here.

15 hours ago

Important food recalls: have you been affected?


Are you affected by these recalls?:

1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.

2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been recalled as the product contains an elevated level of histamine. Click here for more information and consumer advice. Note: This product is sold in Countdown stores throughout the North Island and online.