Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.
Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at National’s astonishingly poor performance in the city – and their knives came out for their parliamentary colleagues in Blue.
“At last, Christchurch has woken up,” said Duncan Webb, Christchurch Central’s incumbent.
“It’s been a long campaign, exhausting, but the reward you get for that, it’s amazing.
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Do you have a favourite local business that you'd like to share with us?
As part of Neighbourly and Stuff’s ‘Local Likes’ campaign, Cantabrians are asked to nominate their favourite local businesses, and share what makes them so great.
Receiving multiple nominations, Bohemian Bakery in St Martin’s has proved an early frontrunner for Christchurch’s top local entity.
The bakery has been lauded for having “the best sourdough in the city” and “the most divine vegan pain au chocolat.” Their salty pretzels are also a crowd favourite, and the staff are always good for a laugh.
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Today we laced up to support kids living with cancer and to remember one amazing young man who lost his life to cancer 💛 These bright yellow laces have been created in memory of Lachie to raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation so they can do what they do best - supporting kids and families affected by childhood cancer.
We are so proud to be behind such an incredible cause and loved rocking Lachie's Laces! #lachieslaces
New smart ultrasonic water meters will be installed in about 1200 east Christchurch homes over the next six months.
The meters can send information about water use back to the council directly, which means staff will no longer need to visit a home to get a reading.
The new meters, which the council intends to eventually install across the city, also collect more data about water use and can provide readings over the course of the day.
The first installations in east Christchurch come as the city approaches its last summer before the introduction of an excess water use charge.
From July 2022, households using more than an average of 700 litres of water a day over a three-month period will be stung by the new charge. The average Christchurch household uses 540 litres per day. Continue reading here.