102 days ago


Kate Cleverly from Halswell Community Project

Halswell Community Hub is once again collecting gifts for Project Esther and the Open Home Foundation.

We are looking for donations of gifts and goodies for children aged 0 - 18 and their parents/caregivers.

New (or as new) books, toys, hamper items, vouchers, movie tickets, pamper packs or anything else you think might bless a family this Christmas.

You can drop your donations (unwrapped please) under the Christmas Tree at the Hub between 9 and 2pm Monday - Thursday.

Last date for donations is Thursday 5th December

Contact Kate or Keri at the Hub for more information :-)
0204 127 6083 027 370 0344

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Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

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

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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.