Richmond, Christchurch

7 hours ago

Parking charges in central Christchurch could skyrocket

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent … View more
Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent increase. The rate at the Art Gallery car park could double from $2 an hour to $4.

In a bid to cut operating costs the council is also proposing to reduce library hours, permanently shut the mobile library and close the Akaroa and Lyttelton service centres, as well as the Riccarton Rd bus lounges.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the council's proposals in the comments below.

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31 minutes ago

Missing cat

Kylie from Avondale

Our Tigger has gone missing today. Grey/beige short haired tabby 10 months old. Last seen this morning at around 6am, but he didn't come in for breakfast and hasn't been seen since. We're worried he may be locked in someones garage or shed. If you could please keep an eye out for him… View moreOur Tigger has gone missing today. Grey/beige short haired tabby 10 months old. Last seen this morning at around 6am, but he didn't come in for breakfast and hasn't been seen since. We're worried he may be locked in someones garage or shed. If you could please keep an eye out for him and let us know if you see him . 0274745490

1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

Canterbury regional council rates could jump more than 24 per cent

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the … View more
The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the fallout of the Government’s new freshwater regulations.

This would be on top of district council rate rises, such as Christchurch City Council’s proposed five per cent increase, leaving many concerned about the combined toll of the cost to ratepayers. Read more here.

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3 days ago

whiteware removal

Tracy from St Albans

Hi , does anyone out there do free whiteware removal , I have a fridge and fridge freezer ,pick up St Albans.

6 days ago

Sharing Success

Principal Immigration Adviser from Zealand Immigration

Happy Friday to all :-)
Huge congratulations to all our clients who got their visas approved in the last fortnight. Thanks for choosing us to help fulfill your dream of working and living in NZ.

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1 day ago

Bumblebee ride

Keith from Avonside - Dallington

Went for a ride, buzzed over to travis county wetlands. Got lost ended up going in a circle. Stopped at the end of now hill rd. What was the name of the pub on the corner and the one on the other side of the road?. So I hoped over to ferrymead
Landed on this concrete slab. Where in ferrymead am I?

1 day ago

Christchurch City Council Increased Rates 18% - 24 %

Gunther from Avonside - Dallington

Did anyone else hear on the National programme this morning that the CCC/Ecan are discussing increasing our rates by 18 - 24%?? Disgusted beyond belief!

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12 hours ago

Garage Sale

Chris from Linwood

51 Rhona Street, Linwood..
Saturday 27 Febuary 2021
9am-2pm
Lots of household items for sale..
See you there

Negotiable

12 hours ago

Sumbeam mixmaster (SOLD)

Maree from Richmond

Sunbeam cakemixer upgraded
No longer in use in very good condition ,works well comes with 2 size glass mixing bowls and beaters ,no manual for it .please pm me if interested.

Price: $20

3 days ago

Our Hometown

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and … View more
Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and considers how our city's leadership has changed.

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3 days ago

What is your favourite heritage building being restored since the earthquakes?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Christchurch’s iconic heritage buildings have experienced differing fates in the 10 years since the earthquakes struck. But some of the city’s most famous sites are being saved.

Here's our list: www.stuff.co.nz...

What is your favourite building being saved in the rebuild?

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1 day ago

Wooden clothshorse.

Margaret from Shirley

We urgently need to replace our wooden clotheshorse. It was my mothers and we have relied on it for years. Now some of the doweling has broken further after we repaired it. It was bought from Ashford's in Ashburton but it doesn't seem possible to buy a new one. We will look for someone to… View moreWe urgently need to replace our wooden clotheshorse. It was my mothers and we have relied on it for years. Now some of the doweling has broken further after we repaired it. It was bought from Ashford's in Ashburton but it doesn't seem possible to buy a new one. We will look for someone to replace the doweling if we can't buy another one!

3 days ago

HOMED Saturday 20th February

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

What's your favorite Canterbury property from this week's issue of HOMED?
Click the link below to choose

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14 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Earthquake memorial

Keith from Avonside - Dallington

Good turnout for the Sumner Earthquake memorial service today. Thanks to the Sumner fire service, who on this day 10 years ago saved 5 lives as they responded to the first call out, The Sumner RSA right across the road from them. And today for using their engine's for traffic control.

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