Sumner, Christchurch

25 minutes ago

New cycleway and 30kmh speed limit proposed for central Christchurch street

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The 30 kilometre an hour speed limit in much of Christchurch’s city centre is likely to be extended.

Christchurch City Council wants to reduce the speed on Colombo St from Bealey Ave to Kilmore St from 50kmh to 30kmh to make way for a cycleway. The speed limit could also be reduced on … View more
The 30 kilometre an hour speed limit in much of Christchurch’s city centre is likely to be extended.

Christchurch City Council wants to reduce the speed on Colombo St from Bealey Ave to Kilmore St from 50kmh to 30kmh to make way for a cycleway. The speed limit could also be reduced on Peterborough St between Durham St and Manchester St.

The cycleway is designed to connect Papanui to the central city.

It is proposed to use paint to create a buffer between the cycleway and the road, instead of a concrete barrier seen in other parts of the city.

Paint on the road and moveable tree planters would provide a visual cue to slow down and create a more welcoming environment, the council said.

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6 hours ago

Recycling bins confiscated in Christchurch after residents ignore pleas to separate waste

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the … View more
A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the next two weeks.

The residents have been warned three times but continue to put contaminated waste in their recycling bins.

To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.

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5 hours ago

Win one of 3 free insulation packages

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

The package includes:
-Ceiling insulation
-Underfloor insulation

A healthy home retrofit will make your home easier to heat in winter and cooler in summer - plus reduce your power bill!

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6 hours ago

Plugging In....to Christchurch Central

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In this seven-part election series, journalist Martin van Beynen is testing the mood of voters on the streets of Greater Christchurch-Ōtautahi ahead of the General Election. First up, Christchurch Central, a battleground electorate where Labour’s Duncan Webb battles it out with National’s Dale… View moreIn this seven-part election series, journalist Martin van Beynen is testing the mood of voters on the streets of Greater Christchurch-Ōtautahi ahead of the General Election. First up, Christchurch Central, a battleground electorate where Labour’s Duncan Webb battles it out with National’s Dale Stephens.

Murray Simmonds is deadheading his camelia as we steal soundlessly into his suburban Redwood street to check his voting pulse.

It’s a perfect day for plugging into the mood of Christchurch Central as we cruise around this diverse electorate in our 2019 Nissan Leaf with a grunty battery under the bonnet.

Trees are still in friendly blossom, the grass is spring green and it promises to be a warm sunny day for putting our election stethoscope to the multitudinous hearts of the electorate.

Simmonds, 75, a retired psychology lecturer, lives at the top of this strange-shaped electorate, bounded in the north by the Styx River and in the south by the Heathcote.

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1 day ago

Athena bath and fittings

Jenny from Sumner

Only 2 years old the whole package includes an Athena solace bath 1800x800x465. Allora swing glass panel side and door and wall linings to surround bath. All in excellent condition. ph0211752698

Price: $400

4 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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5 days ago

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail… View more
They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail will include penguins painted by 50 established and up and coming artists and they will be in place for nine weeks, giving locals and visitors the chance to see them all.

Among the artists taking part is Indonesian artist Zulfirman Syah who survived the March 15 mosque attacks.

Stuff is inviting you to help commission one of the sculptures by voting for your favourite from five design finalists. Voting can be done here from midday on Monday until midday on Sunday, September 27.

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3 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 days ago

Are you having trouble heating or cooling your home?

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

Chances are your insulation is not performing optimally, it is a problem that is far more common than most people realise.

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3 days ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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4 days ago

Spring Open Days

Burlington Village Limited

Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting … View more
Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting Spritely technology and a chance to tour our facilities, apartments and show homes.
448 Prestons Road, Waitikiri

10am – 2pm, This Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
Contact us

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4 days ago

Interested in living at Edith Cavell?

Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village

We have a range of services and activities at Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village, suitable for residents at all different stages. Our trained staff are always there to help and encourage residents and make sure they feel safe and comfortable. Also ensuring there are suitable health and wellbeing … View moreWe have a range of services and activities at Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village, suitable for residents at all different stages. Our trained staff are always there to help and encourage residents and make sure they feel safe and comfortable. Also ensuring there are suitable health and wellbeing services available for residents at our Care Home & Village.

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5 days ago

New LED streetlights outside Christchurch home 'obscenely bright and intrusive'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone … View more
Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone unresolved for weeks.

The two lights either side of the house produce a whiter light than their predecessors, Bridgman says, causing the house to be “lit up like it’s floodlit” at night. He has seen other LED streetlights in his area that are “very good”.

Council says the complaints are being investigated and the contractor has been asked to provide a solution.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you had a similar experience? Let us know below.

7 days ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making … View more
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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4 days ago

Election 2020: Christchurch Central candidates for local MP

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Christchurch central's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have … View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Christchurch central's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.

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4 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Wonderland - the 1906 equivalent of a theme park - was set up in Christchurch's Hagley Park during the New Zealand International Exhibition.

It included a "most riotous" water chute, which sent people hurtling into Victoria Lake on a small boat.

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