44 days ago

Christchurch City Council

Gary Neighbourly Lead from Northcote

One of my friends has recently experienced a highly challenging situation within the Christchurch City Council which in turn has cost her a considerable expense. This was arising from a strong wind causing serious (major) damage to her motor vehicle when parked near to a road works (a Christchurch, street) signage. Although the Council staff have indicated having no liability for these types of incidents, believe have appropriate indemnity insurance to cover these particular (and often quite regular) accidents. Would be interesting to learn if anyone else has been confronted with a similar issue.

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Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

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Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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8 hours ago

Have you seen this pest plant?

Environment Canterbury

Purple loosestrife/Lythrum salicaria
- Rapidly invades damp ground and shallow water.
- Overtops native species with dense bushy growth.
- Is an upright, perennial that can grow to 3m high.
- Has long purple/pink flower-spikes appear at the end of the stems, Dec-Feb.
- Leaves are in pairs, opposite each other.
- The stems are usually square in cross-section.
- Leaves and stems die back in winter to re-emerge in spring.

Report pests using the Find-A-Pest app, or by contacting us direct on 0800 324 636 or biosecurity@ecan.govt.nz.

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