48 days ago

Tradies' silent suffering

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

After his brother and partner in the family construction business died by suspected suicide, Chris Hughes wasn't sure what to tell his staff.

The construction sector has one of the highest suicide rates of any sector in New Zealand. Hughes says asking for help went against macho and "tough guy" attitudes in the industry.

He wants to know how we change that.

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4 days ago

Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.

Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.

Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.

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3 days ago

Poll: Christchurch mayoral race

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

If the election was today, which Christchurch mayoral candidate would you vote for?

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Christchurch mayoral race
  • 1.9% Blair Anderson
    1.9% Complete
  • 1.3% J T Anderson
    1.3% Complete
  • 32.1% Lianne Dalziel
    32.1% Complete
  • 1.3% Jim Glass
    1.3% Complete
  • 2.6% Tubby Hansen
    2.6% Complete
  • 1.3% Robin McCarthy
    1.3% Complete
  • 0.3% Stephen McPaike
    0.3% Complete
  • 14.9% John Minto
    14.9% Complete
  • 40.3% Darryll Park
    40.3% Complete
  • 0.3% Sam Park
    0.3% Complete
  • 1% Adrian Schonborn
    1% Complete
  • 1.6% Peter Wakeman
    1.6% Complete
  • 1% Aaron White
    1% Complete
308 votes