45 days ago

Council cracks down on 120 unconsented central Christchurch car parks

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch’s city centre is awash with “dirty, dusty, gravel pits” and the council has had enough.

About 120 car parks within the four avenues are potentially operating without the necessary consent, stifling the city’s revitalisation.

The Christchurch City Council will this month send letters to owners of those sites, giving them 90 days to either cease their operations or apply for and be granted a resource consent.

If they fail to do so, the council could issue owners with a $300 fine and issue an abatement notice to cease the activity. Owners who ignore the notice could face court action. Read more here.

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3 days ago

Christchurch residents restricted to watering gardens on alternate days

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Christchurch City Council has imposed water restrictions to ensure there is enough water for firefighting, after residents used an average of 400 litres each on Wednesday.

Under level one restrictions, residents at odd-numbered addresses can use their hoses, sprinklers, and garden irrigation systems before 3pm or after 9pm on odd dates, with residents at even-numbered addresses doing so on even dates.

“Watering gardens and lawns using irrigation systems, hoses and sprinklers is the real challenge - washing the car using a bucket, using a watering can in the garden, or filling a small paddling pool, on any day, is fine under level one restrictions," head of three waters Helen Beaumont says.

Level two water restrictions were introduced last month in Akaroa, Duvauchelle and Takamatua on Banks Peninsula, as the streams that supply drinking water to those towns had been especially low.

Read more here.

9 hours ago

Securing your property, vehicles and most importantly dogs!

Patrick Koot from Elusion Electrical Ltd

Elusion has noticed an increase over Christmas and the New Year of puppy nappings, break ins, prowlers and cars going missing, or packages being stolen from the driveway.

It has especially broken our heart seeing a young pup going missing from a dairy but with great community spirit, security footage of offender and the power of social media we see he is now at home in his rightful place.

More and more we have seen great footage of offenders shared online and also warnings to others.

Its is good reminder to everyone to always lock doors and windows, have good security lighting around your whole house, get to know your neighbors and contemplate security cameras.

While security cameras can be a slightly expensive option we can't recommend it enough if you have puppies, or tools stored in vehicles, or lots of packages coming and going like we do. We love having the added security of our whole business and property monitored even while we put our feet up for a weeks camping in Hanmer springs recently.

Feel free to contact us to talk about security cameras, outside lighting or any other electrical needs.

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Call Patrick on 021 525 123

3 days ago

Christchurch's dog-friendly hospitality spots, do you know of any?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

It’s a dog’s life, now more than ever.

There are at least 15 cafes or restaurants in Christchurch where your dog can dine too.

The number has continued to rise as new, progressive venues open with a pet-friendly approach.

Click the 'Read More' button to see our list, and please comment below if you know of a dog-friendly place we haven't included.