76 days ago

Down to earth: Angela Clifford's Food Farm reconnects eaters with the land

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Angela Clifford and her husband Nick Gill have always grown food together. They created the Food Farm, to provide for their family and share know-how with the community. They live with their children Ruby, Flynn and Matilda, in North Canterbury.

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28 minutes ago

What's On: Wellbeing Festival - Food Forest

Brent from Kaiapoi

Live music, yummy food, huge number of great stalls. Demos throughout the day. Fun Family Day out - Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity
Wellbeing Festival - Food Forest
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5 days ago

Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.

Read more here and tell us what you think of ECan's plan in the comments below.

3 hours ago

Community driver mentor programme being brought to Rangiora

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A driver mentor programme being rolled out in Rangiora aims to break down barriers for unlicensed drivers.

The Community Driver Mentor Programme, which has helped almost 800 drivers since its inception, will soon be available in Rangiora.

Rangiora area coordinator Julia Graham hopes to enlist the help of 20 volunteers mentors in the area. Each volunteer needs to have held a full driver licence for two years and be willing to have a police check.

Mentors also need to attend a workshop, undergo some in-car training, and be available for two drives a week.