What word do you associate most with the September 4 earthquake in Canterbury?
As part of Stuff's upcoming coverage of the 10th anniversary of the quake, we want to hear your memories of the day life changed dramatically for so many.
We're collecting your submissions to create a word cloud to be published on the 10th anniversary.
It may be a word that describes how your life or your community has changed, or one that takes you back to that very moment the earth shook on the morning of September 4, 2010.
To share the word you believe best sums up the 10 years since the quake, click here or email email@example.com
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.
The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.
In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.
Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.
How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.
The Balanced Dog is an exhibitor at this weekend's expo. We will have live dog massage demonstrations at 11, 1 and 3 daily. Sign your dog up for our Birthday Club and you'll go in the draw to win a gift basket of some great NZ-made dog products. We have toys for Christmas, treats, dog cupcakes and our Christchurch-made snuffle mats in stock, too. Get in early for the best selection.
Open to all.
Speakers are Helen Houghton - teacher of 15 years and Bronnie Lyell - Youth and family counsellor of 10 years. Both are also candidates for New Conservative Party.
Honest presentations followed by Questions and Answers
Tuesday Sept 29th, at 7pm
North New Brighton Community Centre
93 Marine Parade
Looking forward to seeing you