Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.
The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.
Read more here and tell us what you think of ECan's plan in the comments below.
Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!
Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.
From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.
And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mixed paper, plastic and glass from Christchurch and Banks Peninsula households will go to landfill, instead of being recycled. If people are struggling to fit all their general rubbish in their red wheelie bin during the lockdown, they can put excess in the yellow wheelie bin - temporarily.
These are challenging days, and we at St Christopher’s want to offer hope and support to help you not only survive but thrive during this difficult time.
Currently, the best way to access our material is via our Facebook pages, where we are daily uploading various resources to encourage you, and to help you to connect with God and people.
You’ll find daily devotionals, helpful articles, movie suggestions, worship resources, material for family activities and more.
You can find us on Facebook at the following addresses:
Children & Families @oasisstchristophers
Youth @theforgestc @theforgestc
Young Adults group St Chris’ Young Adults.
If you can’t connect with us via the Internet, but want to talk to someone on our clergy or pastoral team, please call our office phone number (03) 358 8780. We would love to support you.