39 days ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
Find out more

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More messages from your neighbours
5 hours ago

Specials this week at Opawa vege shop (Shop1-124 Opawa RD) - Thank you for viewing

Yue from Opawa Fruit & Vegetable Shop

Fruits:
NZ Oranges $2.99/kg
1.5kg nz Apples $3.49/bag
NZ Beauty Apples New season Apples $2.99/kg
1.5kg NZ Beauty Apples New season Apples $3.99/bag
Large pomegranate $3.99/ea
NZ Grapefruit $2.99/kg
pears $3.99/kg
Nz Rockmelon $3.99/ea
Large Apricot $6.99/kg
Large Kiwifruit $6.99/kgloose Plums $3.99/kg
600gm NZ Plums $1.99/bag
Avocados(medium) $0.79/EA or 5pk Avocados $2.99/bag
Extra Large Avocado $2.49ea or 2 for $3.99

VEGEs:
Large Telegragh Cucumber $1.50ea
Cherry tomatoes $2.99/punnet
Pre-packed tomatoes $0.99ea
1kg table carrots $1.99/bag
Iceberg/Fancy Lettuce $1.99/ea
1.5kg New season Onions $3.49/bag
celery $3.99/pack
eggplant $2.50ea
Short Cucumber $0.99/ea
Capsicums $0.99ea
Pre-bagged nz Beans $1.99/bag
Courgettes $4.99/kg
Kumara $3.99/kg
Sweet corns 2 for $1.99
Spring Onion $1.99/bunch
450gm Chinese garlics $2.99/bag

Spuds:
new season Spuds (Agria/ Ilam Hardy/Nadine/Rocket) $2.99/kg
1kg Gourmet New spuds $2.50/bag
2kg Van Rosa $2.99/bag


2L Caw&Gate milk $2.99/Bottle
Dole Canned fruit 410gm (fruit Salads / peach/pear) $0.99ea


Thank you

1 day ago

Community Garage Sale Trail

Raewyn Neighbourly Lead from New Brighton

Hi there I'm organising a community garage sale where people have garage sales at their own home, at their own times.

The more Garage Sales - the more People - the more $$$

I'm doing all the advertising and will email them a list of people doing it with their addresses and a map of where they are.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Your House - Your time
Saturday 25 January

I know it's late but some may be organising a garage sale and would love some free advertising. I'm advertising in loads of different places - Join us.

If you want to join my Community Garage Sale just give me a shout - I'm advertising for everyone. North, South, East and West of New Brighton

What I need:-

First Name, Address, Start and Finish time and I'll add a map of where you are.

Many thanks
Raewyn Murray
Lead for New Brighton Neighbourly

13 hours ago

Easties..buckle up

Brian from New Brighton

He PUNA TAIMOANA HOT POOLS

Happy New Brighton to you all.



Here we are in 2020 heading rapidly to a number of projects being completed on the New Brighton foreshore, and these include the hot pools, Marine Parade redesign stage one, historic clocktower unveiling, and the likely start of the 2.3 million dollar New Brighton Surf Club build.


The impact of all this in tandem will be huge if you factor in an anticipated 1500 people per week visiting the hot pools, not counting the visitors who like to use the beach summer and winter, walk the pier, utilise the library and Salt-on-the-Pier café.


The increasing number of events on the foreshore including the Coast to Coast, Fireworks, surf carnivals, kite days, Duke Festival of Surfing, mean even more people ending up in central New Brighton. Then there is the Gavin Fantastic New Brighton Outdoor Art Festival to look forward to this year, and possible revival of the annual pancake race with men joining the women (money still on the women to take the honours).

There is talk of the return of the City to Surf fun run to the suburb (as running to Ferrymead from Hansen Park is not really a city to surf), and it is anticipated over 60,000 would participate and finish with a dip in the sea or hot pool or sauna or steam room.

Hopefully an enterprising entrepreneur will push this case beyond the talk and have it in place by March 2021.


Finally there is the continuation and expansion of the Saturday market under the direction of the Project team and new ideas are being considered here as well as the central area evolves.

Back to the He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools, I have noted there has been speculation around entry costs.

The Council will remain the owner of the hot pools although a commercial leisure operator may be sought to run the pools in the future. The immediate operational details including pricing will be released around the middle of next month.

It is likely there will be a fee structure will include reduced entry for Christchurch residents and Community Services Card holders, and concession rates similar to other council run ‘like for like’ facilities.
Some other details include the fact the pools will be salt-water chlorinated (which from what I understand is different from adding chlorine), and the facility is using energy efficient methods of water heating.

Five of the hot salt-water pools temp range in temperature from 40c to 28c which includes a fitness pool and a smaller (sixth) plunge pool around 12c giving plenty to choose from. There are to be three zones of relax and unwind, fitness active, and family active pools, and the complex will operate between 10am and 8pm seven days a week to allow after-work people to unwind.


Parking will be largely from the north (adjacent to surf club) and south ramps (behind war memorial), although the City Council is looking at additional back up parking options.


There you have it just some of initiatives ‘Getting New Brighton Moving’, if you live in the east, you are in for a hell of a ride over the next few years.
Don’t Sell. Happy New Brighton 2020.