48 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.

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More messages from your neighbours
5 hours ago

Tell us the story behind your bear

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! You can also email maddison.northcott@stuff.co.nz if you've seen any bears in Christchurch you think we should cover. (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).

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20 hours ago

Astonishingly stupid

David from Rangiora

Have just cycled down church street and what do I see?
About twenty kids on the skate board park with parents sitting watching
With all the publicity how can this be? I see no difference between this and having a coffee which of course one cannot do (except at home).

2 hours ago

DOG SHIT

Gavin from Kaiapoi

its great that the dogs are getting exercise but can you please pick up there shit.its every where i have been and it is same on most walking tracks i have had many a comment from others as well i know most of you pick it up but the lazy ones dont just like the guy on a bike today with 4 dogs unleashed in the bough school play ground i watched as 2 of them stopped for a shit and he just carried on my rant over stay safe we are half way