44 days ago

Fireworks to light up New Brighton skies

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tens of thousands of people are expected to line Christchurch's New Brighton Beach on Friday to watch the annual fireworks spectacular.

People are being encouraged to walk, cycle or bus to New Brighton and people busing to the event will be able to get a free ride home (the last bus leaves New Brighton at 11.15pm).

Tinstletown-themed entertainment and food trucks will operate in New Brighton Mall from 6pm, before the fireworks start at 9pm.

Music accompanying the fireworks will be live-streamed on 92.1 MoreFM.

If the weather is unsuitable for fireworks, the event will be postponed to Saturday.

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1 hour ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
Find out more

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5 days ago

What do you think of Christchurch's stadium plan?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's roofed 25,000-seat stadium could be ready within five years but the pressure is now on to get it planned and built right.

The city council's long-awaited investment case says a 25,000 seat mostly clear-roofed facility is the best fit for the city, and could be built within the budgeted $473 million, including running costs. Temporary seating was not included but could be added later.

The chosen option would cost $472.7m to build and $485.3m to run over 25 years, of which $343m would be funded by stadium income, with an annual $4.2m council top-up.

Read more about the plan here.

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15 hours ago

Are you a recent home buyer? or a retiree in your own home?

The team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbourly - we're looking for a first-home buyer to talk about why it was their goal to buy a house and the reasons behind it (need to be willing to be pictured with it). We're also looking for a few people 50 years or older to talk about how important owning their own home is to their retirement goals

Can you help? Email susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz