31 days ago

Canterbury vet making community veterinary vision a reality

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The lockdown gave Canterbury sports vet Sara Bagheri a chance to hone her long-held vision of providing community veterinary services to those who cannot afford to treat their pets.

"As vets we don't get any subsidies from the Government to reduce the costs of animal care and it's been a long-held dream of mine to create a service which provides vet care to those who might otherwise struggle to afford it," she said.

"Pets are so important for wellbeing and especially in uncertain times when we can turn to our pets for a source of comfort and routine."

Bagheri is currently developing a plan for the community vet service and is keen to hear from others who would like to be involved in the project.

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1 day ago

The covid outbreak was planned

Andrew from Swannanoa - Ohoka

This is what Gerry Brownlee would have you believe. I kid you not. And Collins backs her boy.

“The media should ask their own questions,” Gerry’s boss, Judith Collins, the leader of the National Party, sniped at reporters.

National want you to believe that Jacinda Adern deliberately released the virus in to the community to win an election - like she's worried about the outcome, ha ha ha. National, you've lost me.

19 hours ago

Sum up the September 4 Canterbury quake anniversary in a single word

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

What word do you associate most with the September 4 earthquake in Canterbury?

As part of Stuff's upcoming coverage of the 10th anniversary of the quake, we want to hear your memories of the day life changed dramatically for so many.

We're collecting your submissions to create a word cloud to be published on the 10th anniversary.

It may be a word that describes how your life or your community has changed, or one that takes you back to that very moment the earth shook on the morning of September 4, 2010.

To share the word you believe best sums up the 10 years since the quake, click here or email stuffnation@stuff.co.nz

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2 hours ago

New shop, antique stock for Canterbury businesswoman's new venture

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Maree Roberts is a self-confessed workaholic, so when she decided to pack in a demanding career as a business development manager she needed something to fill in her time.

Roberts has lived in Kaiapoi for 30 years, and lost her first home in the Canterbury earthquakes.

She is committed to the region though, and has chosen to support the local community by starting a new retail venture. Read more here.