37 days ago

Councillors demand staff fast-track efforts to fix Christchurch's broken roads

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A major project to improve Christchurch’s quake-damaged roads will be fast-tracked after city councillors were left fuming by news that repairs might not start for at least 12 months.

The Government handed $40 million to the council just before the coronavirus lockdown in March to revamp scores of the city’s worst streets and overhaul accident blackspots.

But councillors were left scratching their heads on Thursday when transport bosses told them work is unlikely to start for at least a year because more planning and consultation is needed. Continue reading here.

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Jo Seagar presents “Food for Life”

Burlington Village

Alpine View's TRILife Talk guest speaker series presents Jo Seagar: Food for Life.

Internationally acclaimed culinary expert, writer, TV hostess and all round expert on food, Jo Seagar, is talking to Alpine View residents on "Food for Life" and you're invited!

Monday 10th August, 3pm and

Tuesday 11th August, 3pm

Alpine View Clubhouse, 448 Prestons Road, Waitikiri

Following each talk there will be a complimentary drink and canapes, and the opportunity to meet our guest speaker.

A limited number of seats are open to the public. Call (03 383 1333) or email (reception@alpineview.co.nz) today to secure your seat!
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Bowel Cancer – You’re never too young

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer can strike at any age. Each year about 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with the disease and more than 1,200 will die. That’s as many as breast and prostate cancer combined. But it is treatable – and beatable – if detected early enough. Check your symptoms

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9 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.