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14 days ago

'Weaponising rates': Debate over plans to spur on vacant Christchurch landowner

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

From reporter Steven Walton:

Is it an illegal policy, or the perfect deterrent to land-bankers?

That was the clash of perspectives in the Christchurch City Council chamber on Wednesday, as developers and residents presented to councillors about its controversial proposal to significantly hike the… View more
From reporter Steven Walton:

Is it an illegal policy, or the perfect deterrent to land-bankers?

That was the clash of perspectives in the Christchurch City Council chamber on Wednesday, as developers and residents presented to councillors about its controversial proposal to significantly hike the rates of vacant central city land.

Prominent developers, including Richard Peebles, Philip Carter, Dean Marshall, and Ernest Duval, told city councillors on Wednesday they were going after the vacant land problem the wrong way. Carter claimed the proposal was illegal.

But, a central city neighbourhood association says the plan will stop land-bankers.

What is the proposal?
- From mid-2022, the council wants to more than double the differential on the “general” component of the rates bill for central city vacant landowners.
- If a site has consented use happening on it, for example a consented temporary car park, it would not be pinged.
- Only sites in the Central City Business Zone or the Central City Mixed Use (South Frame) Zone are part of the proposed hike.
- Sites that are “improved and maintained” in line with the council’s vacant sites improvement guide could apply for a rates remission. - Whether a site is complying will be decided by the council.

Read more here.

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1 day ago

Assorted Jigsaws

Barbara from Halswell

Several jigsaws (various scenes )and 4 Wasjigs for sale at $5 each. All are in good condition and no missing pieces. They are either 1000 pieces or 1500 pieces Pick up in Halswell
Txt 02102271396 or call 3221560

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Are you obsessed with your houseplants? Enter our Houseplant Hero competition!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

The hunt is officially on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants
. Which means you could be 2022 Houseplant Hero. There’s some great prizes to be won! To enter, tell us in writing (no more than 500 words) what potted plants you have, the time you put into caring for them, and what … View more
The hunt is officially on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants
. Which means you could be 2022 Houseplant Hero. There’s some great prizes to be won! To enter, tell us in writing (no more than 500 words) what potted plants you have, the time you put into caring for them, and what you love about them. Send us up to five photos of your indoor plant displays. Email mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz. Meanwhile, here's last year's winner Alyce Read, from Nelson.

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6 days ago

Become a Web Developer with Vision!

Vision College

Thinking about a career in IT as a Web Developer? Our NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) will teach you how to develop great websites in just one year! This programme will give you the development and design skills you need to make your mark in an exciting industry.

No University… View more
Thinking about a career in IT as a Web Developer? Our NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) will teach you how to develop great websites in just one year! This programme will give you the development and design skills you need to make your mark in an exciting industry.

No University entrance required! All you need is NCEA Level 2 to |get yourself started| on this journey into the IT industry.

Enrol now for our July intake at vision.ac.nz
Find out more

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16 days ago

Poll: What should the city council do about Christchurch's new stadium budget blow-out?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

From reporter Steven Walton:
Christchurch’s 30,000-seat stadium, Te Kaha, has blown its budget by at least another $50 million, Stuff understands.

City councillors will soon have to decide whether they either increase the $533m budget once again, head back to the drawing board or pause the … View more
From reporter Steven Walton:
Christchurch’s 30,000-seat stadium, Te Kaha, has blown its budget by at least another $50 million, Stuff understands.

City councillors will soon have to decide whether they either increase the $533m budget once again, head back to the drawing board or pause the project.

Council staff are refusing to comment on the spiralling costs, saying more information will be available in the coming weeks.

But the council has advised the Treasury of issues with the budget, a spokesperson for the Government department said. Read more here.

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What should the city council do about Christchurch's new stadium budget blow-out?
  • 71.3% Increase the budget and get it finished
    71.3% Complete
  • 5.5% Pause the project, wait and see
    5.5% Complete
  • 19.3% Head back to the drawing board
    19.3% Complete
  • 3.8% I'm not sure/something else (share your thoughts in the comments below)
    3.8% Complete
631 votes
9 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Monthly AEA Web Events
Held on the third Sunday of each month at 8:00am - 9:00am

Free monthly online meeting on Zoom with three 10 minute speakers and followed by member sharing. Anyone can join from their phone, desktop, mobile and tablet devices. ALL WELCOME

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10 days ago

Trust a farmer to give us their opinion.

PGG Wrightson

The new range of Line7 performance workwear has been designed, developed and tested by you – New Zealand farmers. We asked, listened, and collaborated directly with farmers in the making of this gear. We tested and re-tested in on-farm environments. We re-engineered what farming workwear can be … View moreThe new range of Line7 performance workwear has been designed, developed and tested by you – New Zealand farmers. We asked, listened, and collaborated directly with farmers in the making of this gear. We tested and re-tested in on-farm environments. We re-engineered what farming workwear can be with your needs front of mind.

We brought our decades of experience creating world-class performance gear. Add to that a legacy of Kiwi innovation, a challenger spirit and a practical attitude that’s been part of Line 7 since we started back in 1963.

Every detail has been reviewed and refined – without overlooking the obvious. Breathable, flexible, functional and comfortable, while still being supremely durable and waterproof. Made to fit farmers of all shapes and sizes, with a dedicated range for women. Built to last, and last a bit longer still, with an included repair kit that means you can fix it up quickly yourself.

Now take it out there, try it on and put it to the test. Wear it out and wear it again. We’re pretty damn confident you won’t be disappointed
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22 days ago

Pea Straw

Connie from Halswell

Hi Does anyone know where we can buy pea straw near Haslwell? Thanks

12 days ago

Wanted to buy, fishing net with a looong pole. Suitable to catch ducks

Kim from Tai Tapu

I am looking to buy a fishing net with an extendable pole. I have used one that an animal rescue from Wellington had which they said they got from a hunting and fishing store (presumably in welly) for around 80. It from memory extended out two or three times it’s contracted length, and the pole… View moreI am looking to buy a fishing net with an extendable pole. I have used one that an animal rescue from Wellington had which they said they got from a hunting and fishing store (presumably in welly) for around 80. It from memory extended out two or three times it’s contracted length, and the pole was about maybe 2.5 -3 or more metres (not including the net part)

It is needed to catch ducks on a river and the pole needs ot extend the net as far as possible. I already have nets with standard length poles of around one metre or so and am looking for something with significantly more reach

I have already visited a whole load of hunting and fishing stores and bunnings and various other places and not been able to find what I want. If anyone has one to sell or knows of somewhere that does have what I need, please text me on 020 406 41485
Thanks

Price: $100

12 days ago

Wanted to buy, waders that would fit a size 12-14 female

Kim from Tai Tapu

Hi does anyone have any waders in good (ie waterproof) condition for sale?

Looking for something that will help me retrieve sick ducks from the river during a duck botulism outbreak.

Please text 020 406 41485 if you can help.

13 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a worldwide Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise. Through working the Twelve Steps of AEA, members find peace of mind … View moreAddictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a worldwide Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise. Through working the Twelve Steps of AEA, members find peace of mind and the ability to live a meaningful and productive life.

Wherever you are, whatever your problem with food, AEA can help.

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14 days ago

Want to go shopping without leaving your couch?

The Team from NZ Compare

NZ Compare is the home of easy and free to use comparison sites. We’re passionate about helping Kiwis compare what’s out there, so we wanted to introduce you to a new member of our brand family – PriceMe!

PriceMe is NZ's largest comparison-shopping site, sounds fun right?! Whether … View more
NZ Compare is the home of easy and free to use comparison sites. We’re passionate about helping Kiwis compare what’s out there, so we wanted to introduce you to a new member of our brand family – PriceMe!

PriceMe is NZ's largest comparison-shopping site, sounds fun right?! Whether you're buying electronics, appliances, smartphones or watches, hair straighteners or any other everyday household or office product – find the best prices on PriceMe.

Make it your first stop, not an afterthought Neighbours!

Plus, you don’t need to leave the house! Shopping made simple, just how we like it.
Visit us

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15 days ago

Travelling our own backyard has never felt so good!

Classic Events

Hi Neighbours! The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is back at Christchurch Arena later this month, with everything you need for when you travel around our gorgeous country … to make it the best trip yet!

Over 2 days, you’ll find your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, … View more
Hi Neighbours! The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is back at Christchurch Arena later this month, with everything you need for when you travel around our gorgeous country … to make it the best trip yet!

Over 2 days, you’ll find your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, new products, innovative accessories and some unbeatable deals. Everything from fiberglass trailers to portable washing machines, inflatable boats to electric bikes to LED TVs!

Tickets are $15 online, or get them at the door. Come and see our friendly exhibitors over show weekend, they can’t wait to meet you!

Saturday 21 st May 9am – 5pm
Sunday 22 nd May 9am – 4pm
Find out more

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20 days ago

Government ministers to join discussions over Greater Christchurch's future

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

From reporter Steven Walton:
What will Greater Christchurch look like when one million people live here? Where will the big roads be, where will all the housing be built?

These are the questions that fall to a committee of Canterbury mayors, Ngāi Tahu, and transport authorities. Now it is set to … View more
From reporter Steven Walton:
What will Greater Christchurch look like when one million people live here? Where will the big roads be, where will all the housing be built?

These are the questions that fall to a committee of Canterbury mayors, Ngāi Tahu, and transport authorities. Now it is set to be bolstered, with Housing Minister Megan Woods and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta getting a seat at the table.

The Government is teaming up with local authorities to plan what Greater Christchurch, the area covering Waimakariri, Christchurch City, and Selwyn, will look like in 30 years time.

Called Whakawhanake Kāinga (Urban Growth Partnership) Committee, it will be tasked with determining how the region can grow sustainably – ensuring that as the population increases, carbon emissions and house prices head the other way.

The first meeting will be on May 13. Continue reading here.

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16 days ago

Does your business need a better broadband plan?

The Team from NZ Compare

Business is tough and finding the right broadband plan or provider can be just as rough, so let's make it a little easier.

We want you to focus on achieving your strategy, not going from site to site, call to call to get a good deal! So we've launched Business Compare - a simple, free … View more
Business is tough and finding the right broadband plan or provider can be just as rough, so let's make it a little easier.

We want you to focus on achieving your strategy, not going from site to site, call to call to get a good deal! So we've launched Business Compare - a simple, free to use website that will help you compare NZ broadband retailers that supply businesses just like yours!

NZ Compare is here to help Kiwi businesses find the right plan, the right provider, the right fit. Go visit Business Compare now!

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