66 days ago

Central community board voting opens this week

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Postal voting opens this week for a community board seat representing the Christchurch City Council’s Central ward.

Voting papers for the Linwood-Central-Heathcote community board by-election are due to land in local letterboxes from Thursday, with voting closing at noon on Friday, 16 October.

The candidates are:

• Clive Antony (Independent Citizens)
• Faimeh Burke (Independent)
• Celeste Donovan (Independent)
• Sunita Gautam (Labour)
• Wayne Hawker (Independent)
• Paul Lonsdale (Independent)
• John Stringer (Independent)

You can read each candidate's profile statement here.

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2 days ago

Angry residents plead with city council to remove smelly compost plant

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Fed up and frustrated Christchurch residents have pleaded with the city council to get rid of a smelly compost plant they say is “slowly killing” them.

Bromley residents have been complaining to the Christchurch City Council about the “vile and putrid” smells and dust coming the plant, owned by the council and run by Living Earth, for 11 years.

Anger spilled out into the council chamber on Wednesday when residents called on the council to move the plant to a rural area away from homes. Four residents spoke at the council meeting and another five submitted written statements.

The residents have little faith that a proposed $17.5 million upgrade of the plant will make any difference to the odour.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

4 days ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

20 hours ago

Join Us, November Open Days!

Burlington Village

Join us this weekend to tour the architecturally designed Burlington Village at 171 Prestons Road!

Admire the specialised rest home, hospital and dementia centre within the village, and visit our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom independent show homes.

View the award-winning tele-monitoring technology for intermediate care; exclusively offered at the Burlington and Alpine View Villages.

10am-2pm this Saturday and Sunday (28th-29th). Come along and receive a free copy of the book "The Comprehensive 155 Point Guide To Retirement Living".

You can also tour Alpine View Lifestyle Village between the same times, just down the road at 448 Prestons Road!
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