64 days ago

Speed limits to be reduced on 'notorious' stretch of SH1 north of Christchurch

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Speeds will be reduced by as much as 40kmh on a dangerous stretch of State Highway 1 (SH1) in North Canterbury where six people have died.

The NZ Transport Agency will reduce the speeds limits on SH1 between Waikuku and Lineside Rd from December 15.

Six people were killed and 33 were seriously injured in crashes on the stretch of highway between 2009 and 2018.

Sections of the road at Waikuku, which currently have speed limits of 100kmh or 80kmh, will be changed to 60kmh. Two stretches of the road near Pegasus and the south end of Woodend will be reduced from 100kmh to 80kmh.

An electronic sign at the Pineacres intersection, which currently reduces the speed to 70kmh when traffic turns on to the highway, will be reduced to 60kmh.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:

6 hours ago

What's On: Jun Bouterey-Ishido - Piano Concert

Desray from Rangiora

The Waimakariri Community Arts Council proudly host internationally accomplished artist, Jun Bouterey-Ishido, playing a solo piano concert with music by Haydn, Chopin, Barton and Debussy. Adults $35, students $15
Jun Bouterey-Ishido - Piano Concert
  • Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library
2 days ago

Drivers kill rare birds on North Canterbury riverbed

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Several rare birds are dead after a group of motorcyclists and four-wheel-drivers rode through a colony of nesting black-billed gulls in North Canterbury.

Environment Canterbury chairwoman Jenny Hughey said the motorists killed 10 birds in the colony last week while nesting in the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park.

“This is extremely disappointing and unacceptable behaviour, and we are exploring what our enforcement options are.”

Read the full story here.