On Friday night around 7:30 Northcote School was broken into by two youths (teens or 20s). Among things stolen were a blue vacuum cleaner, a bike (adult mountain bike style) and keys. The theft of the keys has meant the school has had to have all locks refitted which is very expensive! If you have any helpful info please contact Principal Justin Perriam email: email@example.com or the Police. As you'd imagine this is a real frustration for a wonderful school with very limited resources already dealing with many difficult issues
3 weeks and counting from Christchurch to rural Rangiora ARAMEX anyone else having delivery issues!!! More than 3 weeks from Auckland to Hornby still not arrived, No humans on the phones anymore. Service with a smile is running thin, 😡😡😡 We are busy and doing our best is their reply. NOT GOOD ENOUGH when trying to run an online business, So many unemployed, jobs must be going at ARAMEX surely. Clearly can’t handle their work load.
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.
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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.