50 days ago

Fresh produce delivery - put together by Community Focus Trust and Food Together

Raewyn Bell from Northgate Community Services Trust

Today Northgate could join an essential service team to deliver free fruit & vege to some"bubbles" as they face the impact of the "lock down". Lovely to see the smiles (at a 3 mtr distance of course) at the sight of fresh produce. Credit goes to Mark Hudson & the Community Focus Trust (St Albans) who put this together and the Food Together team. Food Together are behind the large vege coop in Christchurch and other locations - creating a weekly bag of fruit and vege for the low cost of $15.00 per week. Awesome work guys and thanks so much for that initiative.

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1 day 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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2 days ago

Will you be visiting New Brighton's new hot pools?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.

Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.

* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.

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1 hour ago

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