678 days ago

Pumpkin Fundraiser!

Donna Lusby from Linwood Community Gardens

Kia ora! We have grown a prodigious number of pumpkins for our community.... we'd like to offer these to our wider community as a fundraiser for the Linwood Community Gardens.

So... we'd like to offer these to you for $3 for a medium sized pumpkin and $5 for a large. Medium weigh about 2-3kg and large around 4-5kg. These are lovely Crown-type pumpkins, grown using organic methods - delicious roasted or in soup!

Email Donna at lrcgardens@gmail.com if you'd like a pumpkin or more!

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1 day ago

He Puna Taimoana Truth

Soozie Neighbourly Lead from South New Brighton

There seems to be an awful lot of negativity from the other side of Christchurch bringing with it wrong information.
For those unable to search for the truth on the website, here is a few simple answers for you.
1. The cost for visitors - outside Christchurch and/or foreign is $18.00
2. The cost for a Christchurch resident is $14.00
3. The cost for a Gold card or Community card holder is $10.00
4. The current Alert level allows only 50 people at a time, so your time limit is 2 hours
5. When everything returns to some normality there probably will not be this time limit
6. The pools are small yes, if comparing to elsewhere, but New Brighton is not elsewhere - these pools are here not there.
7. There is a sauna, a steam room and a plunge pool as well as 4 other good sized pools and there is a disabled hoist. And soon the cafe will be open too.
8. The easterly is the same one that crosses the whole city, the boundary fences have been built to minimise the wind
9.The surrounding street upgrade and the new free childrens playground next door enhances the foreshore along with the pool complex.
10. The new clock tower (still awaiting hands so is really not a clock yet but is still a tower) has had a facelift and is the gateway to the pier.
11. In the evening as the sun sets, and the sea is calm, and the breeze is just a breeze, and the pier is lit up, there is no better view.
12. Yes, the business area certainly is not as it could be, but it will be one day - there are some amazing coffee and food options and other hidden gems in amongst that rubble and all are worth exploring - not to mention some of the best murals in the city.
13. I suggest those who think NB is a dump, needs to look with different eyes, perhaps you haven't been here for a while, perhaps your impression is someones else's perception, not yours - come on down and see for yourself.
But before you do come, go online, you may as well book a slot at the pools while you are here eh? www.hepunataimoana.co.nz...

4 days ago

Zero rates plan scrapped as Christchurch council struggles to contain coronavirus fallout

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy would cause “unprecedented” redundancies, jeopardise projects and flout direct advice from the Government.

The authority also faces borrowing more than $100m over the next two years to pay for its coronavirus response and make up for an expected $61.8m in lost dividends from the trading companies it owns.

Read more here.

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16 hours ago

Easterly wind

Soozie Neighbourly Lead from South New Brighton

Am wondering if you folk on the other side of the city can feel that cold easterly? Yes? Bloody cold eh? I have it on good authority that this so called Easterly wind actually originates from a point known as TESAH. It is a point on the map -43.115326N and 179.766854E. What does this mean? It means this wind does NOT originate in New Brighton, it starts in TESAH. How about that? Who would have thought?