31 days ago

Urgent - Mount Pleasant/Redcliffs water use

The Team from Christchurch City Council

We’re currently experiencing extreme demand for water in the Mount Pleasant/Redcliffs area.

Because of this, the local water reservoir is struggling to refill and the system is overloading.

If you live in this area, please urgently limit your water use to indoors only until 9pm Thursday 28 January. Avoid any outdoor water use until then. Thank you.

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1 day ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

7 hours ago

Houseplants for swapping

Kelly from Woolston

I have a few houseplants that I would like to swap, they range from rooted cuttings to small/medium plants. For anyone genuinely interested please private message me for further details. Please note that these are swaps ONLY, preferably for other houseplants - I am willing to take cuttings in exchange. No weekday pick ups sorry - just early evening and weekends. Last day for pick up is Sunday 7th March. No plants held sorry, it's first in first served.

2 days 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 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.