48 days ago

Tradies' silent suffering

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

After his brother and partner in the family construction business died by suspected suicide, Chris Hughes wasn't sure what to tell his staff.

The construction sector has one of the highest suicide rates of any sector in New Zealand. Hughes says asking for help went against macho and "tough guy" attitudes in the industry.

He wants to know how we change that.

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4 days ago

Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.

Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.

Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.

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3 days ago

Poll: Christchurch mayoral race

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

If the election was today, which Christchurch mayoral candidate would you vote for?

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Christchurch mayoral race
  • 2% Blair Anderson
    2% Complete
  • 1.3% J T Anderson
    1.3% Complete
  • 32.1% Lianne Dalziel
    32.1% Complete
  • 1.3% Jim Glass
    1.3% Complete
  • 2.6% Tubby Hansen
    2.6% Complete
  • 1.3% Robin McCarthy
    1.3% Complete
  • 0.3% Stephen McPaike
    0.3% Complete
  • 15.2% John Minto
    15.2% Complete
  • 39.7% Darryll Park
    39.7% Complete
  • 0.3% Sam Park
    0.3% Complete
  • 1% Adrian Schonborn
    1% Complete
  • 1.7% Peter Wakeman
    1.7% Complete
  • 1% Aaron White
    1% Complete
302 votes
4 hours ago

How to deal with neighbourhood disputes

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, most of us are lucky enough to get on with the people we live next door to, but what can you do if you don't?

We asked some experts how to stop minor irritations turning into something more serious, and who you can you turn to if things start to get out of hand - because being better neighbours can only have a positive impact on the quality of our communities, and who wouldn't want that :)