North New Brighton, Christchurch

17 hours ago

Cyclist killed on 'nightmare' crossing near Christchurch intersection

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A cyclist killed was was fatally hit by a van on Brougham St, near the Christchurch Southern Motorway, on Thursday evening.

The Press understands the cyclist, a man in his 50s, was crossing the road when the van hit him. It is not yet clear if the cyclist had the green light to cross.

At least 27… View more
A cyclist killed was was fatally hit by a van on Brougham St, near the Christchurch Southern Motorway, on Thursday evening.

The Press understands the cyclist, a man in his 50s, was crossing the road when the van hit him. It is not yet clear if the cyclist had the green light to cross.

At least 27 other crashes have happened on the stretch of Brougham St where it intersects with Simeon and Collins streets since January 2000, according to NZTA crash data. Read more here.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of those involved.

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1 day ago

Council proposes fast-tracking plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch's east

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey East Christchurch,

A $12 million plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch’s east could be fast tracked, just weeks after a councillor dug an unlawful trench in the same spot.

The Christchurch City Council will decide next week whether to bring forward work budgeted for 2024-25 to build a … View more
Hey East Christchurch,

A $12 million plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch’s east could be fast tracked, just weeks after a councillor dug an unlawful trench in the same spot.

The Christchurch City Council will decide next week whether to bring forward work budgeted for 2024-25 to build a new stormwater treatment basin, a new stopbank and a tidal wetland in the triangle of land between Pages Rd, Anzac Drive and the Ōtākaro Avon River.

If approved, detailed design work will start this year and tenders will go out in 2021.

The work will reduce the risk of flooding in homes in Aranui and Bexley and improve the quality of the stormwater flowing into the river. It will also help manage local drainage issues, the council said.

What do you think about this proposal? Let us know below.

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14 hours ago

FREE Online Webinar/Seminar: Building Resilience to Get Through Tough Times (Mental Health Awareness Week Event)

Paula Rountree from MHERC - Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

This free online webinar/seminar (via Zoom) next Wednesday evening (during Mental Health Awareness Week) may be of interest to some. An excellent opportunity to top up our skills for building resilience. To register, or for more information visit mherc.org.nz...

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1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

19 hours ago

Dogwatch Needs Donations

Kelly from South New Brighton

THE DOGWATCH SHOP really needs donations.100% Of the money made from your donations goes to saving & re-homing unwanted Dogs. The Dogwatch shop accepts small furniture items, bric-a-brac, pots & pans, cutlery, Jewellery and ornaments. If you've just had a garage sale & have items … View moreTHE DOGWATCH SHOP really needs donations.100% Of the money made from your donations goes to saving & re-homing unwanted Dogs. The Dogwatch shop accepts small furniture items, bric-a-brac, pots & pans, cutlery, Jewellery and ornaments. If you've just had a garage sale & have items left & you have no way of getting them to the shop just give me a call or text & I will sort out pick up.

(corner of Beresford & Hardy st)

20 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Maori language week - E toru ngā kiriata i te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Three films for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020, Christchurch Art Gallery are screening Shannon Te Ao’s What was or could be today (again) (2019), Louise Potiki Bryant’s Roto (2017), and Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau’s Ōtākaro (2016). The three films in this programme picture bodies of wai … View moreTo celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020, Christchurch Art Gallery are screening Shannon Te Ao’s What was or could be today (again) (2019), Louise Potiki Bryant’s Roto (2017), and Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau’s Ōtākaro (2016). The three films in this programme picture bodies of wai māori (fresh water) through which te reo bubbles up. 3-4pm.
The screening is tomorrow (Saturday 19th) at 3pm and is free to attend - see link below for more information.

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3 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
693 votes
3 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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1 day ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The railway workers' camp at Kekerangu, 64km north of Kaikoura, on January 18, 1930, where a large number of men were engaged in preparatory and permanent formation work on the South Island Main Trunk Railway.

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2 days ago

TRAM RD MOTORWAY OFF RAMP

Les from North New Brighton

Have just read an article about the Tram Rd off ramp where a mother [of a daughter who had a serious accident at this intersection just recently] says everyone [including police ,emergency operators and council ] know that this is a dangerous corner but no one is doing anything about it. That is … View moreHave just read an article about the Tram Rd off ramp where a mother [of a daughter who had a serious accident at this intersection just recently] says everyone [including police ,emergency operators and council ] know that this is a dangerous corner but no one is doing anything about it. That is disgusting. Lives are every day put at risk because there is NO or NOT slower speed restrictions at this intersection. The off ramp should be at least 80 k. p. h. if not lower. A give way should be installed as you turn left to join Tram Rd. Also the native planting restricting views of the over bridge should be topped. The speed of traffic crossing over the highway bridge should be the same speed that applies on the old main rd not opening up to open road speed as you cross it. Open road speed should only begin as you leave the slow right hander after the intersection. There is some rather strange placments of 50 k. and 100k. speed signs. For instant Lineside Rd as you leave Rangiora. The open road sign occurs before the railway line. it should be AFTER. An travelling the other way the 50 k sign should be before the railway not AFTER the crossing.

3 days ago

Poll: Late-night Fridays at salt water pools a good idea?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Christchurch’s seaside hot salt water pools are trialling late-night Fridays.

He Puna Taimoana in New Brighton is open every day from 10am-8pm, but from this week people can book from 8pm-10pm on Fridays.

“It will be truly atmospheric and a great way to spend a Friday night,” pools manager … View more
Christchurch’s seaside hot salt water pools are trialling late-night Fridays.

He Puna Taimoana in New Brighton is open every day from 10am-8pm, but from this week people can book from 8pm-10pm on Fridays.

“It will be truly atmospheric and a great way to spend a Friday night,” pools manager Merryn Skipper said.

Would you use the pools during late night hours? More here.

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Late-night Fridays at salt water pools a good idea?
  • 76.9% Yes - I would enjoy late nights
    76.9% Complete
  • 23.1% No - I wouldn't go that late
    23.1% Complete
13 votes
3 days ago

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4 days ago

Pottery School Holiday Program

Lynette Cray from Te Waka Aroha St Faith's

Enroll now for the next School Holiday's as places are limited. See details attached.

Pottery Holiday Programme.pdf Download View

8 days ago

Changes needed to stop Christchurch congestion from getting as bad as Auckland's

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's population is forecast to grow to about 640,000 people by 2048. If travel patterns remain unchanged, that would lead to a 20 per cent increase in the number of car trips to and from the central city by 2038, and a 34 per cent increase by 2048.

The most congested roads in … View more
Christchurch's population is forecast to grow to about 640,000 people by 2048. If travel patterns remain unchanged, that would lead to a 20 per cent increase in the number of car trips to and from the central city by 2038, and a 34 per cent increase by 2048.

The most congested roads in Christchurch currently are Papanui and Main North roads heading north, Riccarton and Blenheim roads heading southwest, and Brougham St/State Highway 76. Brougham St alone carries about 50,000 cars daily.

What do you think? How can we reduce congestion in Greater Christchurch? Do we need better public transport, more cycleways, or changes to roads? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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