Russley, Christchurch

12 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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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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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?

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7 hours ago

Garage sale, Sat 27th Feb, 50a Middlepark Rd

Aileen from Sockburn

Kitchenware, books, clothing, bedding etc. see you on Sat between 8 am and noon

1 day ago

$99 Shower Glass Restoration

Robert from Easy Clean Glass Solutions

Hi Neighbours

We are running $99 specials until the end of this month.

Do you have a stained shower you just can't get clean? Until the end of February shower restoration is just $99. And if you want to keep your shower looking great we can apply our liquid glass protective coating for just… View more
Hi Neighbours

We are running $99 specials until the end of this month.

Do you have a stained shower you just can't get clean? Until the end of February shower restoration is just $99. And if you want to keep your shower looking great we can apply our liquid glass protective coating for just $99 on restored or new showers.

Contact us at
Web: www.easycleanglass.co.nz...
Email: Robert@easycleanglass.co.nz
Phone: 0800 EZCLEAN

Price: $99

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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4 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

After school Kids Club

Tania Payton from Wairakei Road Bible Church

Anyone between the ages of 5 to 12 are welcome to come along to our kids club after school Friday 26th Feb. We would love to have you.
Phone/text Tania 021 2538110 for more information

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1 day ago

Lest we forget

Pamela Neighbourly Lead from Templeton

24 February, we remember all those animals and birds who served unconditionally in the wars.

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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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4 days ago

What shall I plant?

Liz Neighbourly Lead from Avonhead

Hello, I’m looking for advice from all you keen gardeners out there. I have a patch of dirt that I’d like to plant something on. The only thing is it has a gate that opens across it daily so I’m looking for something that doesn’t grow very high and spreads. It doesn’t get much sun but … View moreHello, I’m looking for advice from all you keen gardeners out there. I have a patch of dirt that I’d like to plant something on. The only thing is it has a gate that opens across it daily so I’m looking for something that doesn’t grow very high and spreads. It doesn’t get much sun but it’s very dry. Any ideas?

3 days ago

Storage Box

Trevor from Yaldhurst

Solid, wooden, storage box, was used for Club using 6" by 4" Cards with members information. Has room for other items as required, can be locked with a small padlock, not included.

Price: $10

15 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

With better grades comes higher self-esteem.

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

Tutoring helps increase your child’s motivation and attitude so he or she is able to reach his or her full academic potential. Get in touch with your local centre to learn more.

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8 days ago

Decade since Christchurch Earthquakes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people … View more
Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people worldwide will have to opportunity to pay their respects.

The council has worked closely with the Quakes Families Trust to create a memorial service that will acknowledge and commemorate those that lost their lives and all that have endured hardship due to the disaster.

“We want people, no matter where they are in the world, to feel part of the commemorations so we will be live-streaming both the national memorial service on 22 February and the free concert – Ōtautahi Together – on 28 February,” says Christchurch City Council Civic and International Relations Manager Matt Nichols.

185 Cantabrians lost their lives when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at a depth of 5km near south-east Christchurch in 2011.

Share your messages of support below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Northern Outlook.

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5 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

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