38 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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Stars students shine with native birds

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The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Bring a piece of Morocco into your home with this easy pattern DIY. Use it to pretty up a vintage cabinet.

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15 hours ago

Poll: Who do you see more talking on there Cell Phones while driving.

Les from Aranui

I am just Curious to see what people think..

Who do you see more talking on there Cell Phones while driving.
  • 8.7% Males Under 30
    8.7% Complete
  • 30.4% Females Under 30
    30.4% Complete
  • 8.7% Truck Drivers
    8.7% Complete
  • 8.7% Courier Drivers
    8.7% Complete
  • 0% Taxi Drivers
    0% Complete
  • 13% Other
    13% Complete
  • 26.1% Males Over 30
    26.1% Complete
  • 4.3% Females Over 30
    4.3% Complete
23 votes