Sumner, 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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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?

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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10 days ago

Poll: Chlorine Damage to Hot Water Cylinders

Brian from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

Do you think we homeowners should challenge CCC for chlorinated water supply as it damages our hot water systems inclding elements and the cyclinders themselves. As an aside I have had to change out elements twice in five years... this in a brand new house. Now the new one has to be titanium to get… View moreDo you think we homeowners should challenge CCC for chlorinated water supply as it damages our hot water systems inclding elements and the cyclinders themselves. As an aside I have had to change out elements twice in five years... this in a brand new house. Now the new one has to be titanium to get somewaht longer life.

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Chlorine Damage to Hot Water Cylinders
  • 81.6% Definitely, Yes
    81.6% Complete
  • 18.4% No
    18.4% Complete
38 votes
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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2 days ago

Pop Cakes

Cathy from Bromley

I bought this pop cake baking set but have never got around to using it. If interested feel free to get in touch on 0211110058.

Price: $10

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

Covid vaccines

Tania from Opawa - Saint Martins

🪴 wonderful to know NZ will be helping those who choose to have a Covid Vaccine but cant access them. Thankyou to all who clarified that 🙏🏻

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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14 days ago

Freestyle Dancing (DIY Dance) Thursdays

Jan from Bromley

Hi all
I hold a freestyle dancing session on Thursdays at the Phillipstown Community Hub (Room 10) 3-4pm. Only fee is non-perishable food item for the community pantry.
Playlist is mixed over the past 3 decades (omg it's only yesterday!) and if you really hate a song, we can easily change it … View more
Hi all
I hold a freestyle dancing session on Thursdays at the Phillipstown Community Hub (Room 10) 3-4pm. Only fee is non-perishable food item for the community pantry.
Playlist is mixed over the past 3 decades (omg it's only yesterday!) and if you really hate a song, we can easily change it (not a lot of people so it's manageable).
Chairs available to rest on or 'wave your arms - chair dance). Go at your own pace, no structure, no lesson - just boogie. Love to see you there one day.

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5 days ago

Covid 19 Vaccine

Tania from Opawa - Saint Martins

Hello 🪴🪴 Is NZ sharing our vaccine supply with countries who have none.. does anyone know?

5 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

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5 days ago

Menzshed Opening

Dugald from Woolston

Wonderful start to the weekend with Brian Davis welcoming all of our
guests to the Grand Opening of the St Martins Community Menzshed. Dugald Wilson cut the (4x2) ribbon, and an extended tour of the facilities and morning tea followed.
This Menzshed, for all of South Christchurch, is located at … View more
Wonderful start to the weekend with Brian Davis welcoming all of our
guests to the Grand Opening of the St Martins Community Menzshed. Dugald Wilson cut the (4x2) ribbon, and an extended tour of the facilities and morning tea followed.
This Menzshed, for all of South Christchurch, is located at 43 St Martins Road behind the church (but independent of the church!). You can bring your own project or work on a group community project Wednesday and Saturday mornings. (You have to participate in health and safety briefings and training to use some of the machinery) There will be experienced guys on hand to give advice, and a warm welcome.
Menzshed is about learning skills, making new friendships, and doing projects for self and community.

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6 days ago

Shop Local with Raeward Fresh!

Raeward Fresh

Your 100% Locally Owned and Operated Raeward Fresh is proud to be supplying you with only the freshest produce and best quality meat plus a unique range of local products.

We pride ourselves on being “Your Fresh Food People”.

Thank you for supporting local - we look forward to seeing you… View more
Your 100% Locally Owned and Operated Raeward Fresh is proud to be supplying you with only the freshest produce and best quality meat plus a unique range of local products.

We pride ourselves on being “Your Fresh Food People”.

Thank you for supporting local - we look forward to seeing you in store soon!
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