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11 hours ago

Does Christchurch have too many car parks? The council says probably

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

About 64 hectares of land – 40 per cent of Hagley Park – is dedicated to parking within Christchurch’s four avenues.

Questions are now being asked if more than 35,000 parking spaces is too many, especially given transport is the city’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and … View more
About 64 hectares of land – 40 per cent of Hagley Park – is dedicated to parking within Christchurch’s four avenues.

Questions are now being asked if more than 35,000 parking spaces is too many, especially given transport is the city’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and the Christchurch City Council has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045.

While the number of on-street parks has reduced, the number of off-street parking spaces in central Christchurch has doubled in five years and there are more than 200 vacant sites in the central city that have become car parks.

What do you think - does Christchurch have too many car parks, or is car parking in the CBD hard to find or too expensive? Read the full story here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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4 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

8 hours ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbour is Vincent the Teddy Bear, nominated by Eibs O’Leary from Warkworth.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity… View more
Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity and huge effort during lock down. They lifted all our spirits with their daily Teddy bear reenactment on how to keep busy. Each day people came to see what Teddy bear was up to. With keen interest kids in our neighbourhood even gave Teddy a proper name...meet Vincent LOL! It's through times like this that such acts of goodness should be acknowledged and the memories they hold forever treasured. A selected few photos of Vincent's daily lockdown activities "thanks Vincent :)"

5 days ago

Christchurch Hospital car park plan to be released 'very soon' - Megan Woods

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Plans for a new car park near Christchurch Hospital are “pretty much there”, Canterbury Regeneration Minister Megan Woods has promised.

Woods made the comment on Twitter on Thursday evening in response to a complaint from a member of the public about Christchurch’s lack of hospital parking.
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Plans for a new car park near Christchurch Hospital are “pretty much there”, Canterbury Regeneration Minister Megan Woods has promised.

Woods made the comment on Twitter on Thursday evening in response to a complaint from a member of the public about Christchurch’s lack of hospital parking.

"Please be assured that we understand just how much of a problem the lack of a carpark is. I have been working on the details of a solution that's pretty much there - more to say very soon," she wrote.

Has the lack of hospital parking been a problem for you? Where do you think a new parking building or site should go?

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11 hours ago

Used Greetings Cards suitable for craft

Diane from Westmorland

An accumulation of a large number of used greetings cards to give away to a craft person who can re-utilise them. thx Diane please text 0276562446 to arrange collection

Free

13 hours ago

Now is a great time to list

Kerryn from Kerryn Allan - Raywhite Christchurch

The market is really strong and there is a shortage of supply for the current demand - nows a great time...

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1 day ago

Building Apprenticeship Wanted

Alister from Spreydon

Hi All
My son has just completed his pre apprenticeship year long course at ARA and is looking for an apprenticeship preferably in the residential construction area. He has his own tools, a full drivers licence and his own vehicle and is very motivated to work. If anyone knows of a builder or … View more
Hi All
My son has just completed his pre apprenticeship year long course at ARA and is looking for an apprenticeship preferably in the residential construction area. He has his own tools, a full drivers licence and his own vehicle and is very motivated to work. If anyone knows of a builder or building company looking for an apprentice then he would love an interview to show how keen he is. If you know of anything or anyone looking for good keen young men he would love your help getting him into his dream career.
His name is Harrison - 0273699173 or message me.
Thankyou all for your time.
Alister

6 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Pedestrians use the new "Barnes dance" crossing at the intersection of Colombo and Hereford streets in central Christchurch on April 8, 1982.

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1 day ago

Do you know a homegrown hero?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In 2018, Christchurch man Bryan Fairbairn, who voluntarily mowed and kept tidy 13ha of Red Zone land, was named a finalist in NZ Gardener's Gardener of the Year awards. Now, NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. So if you know more… View moreIn 2018, Christchurch man Bryan Fairbairn, who voluntarily mowed and kept tidy 13ha of Red Zone land, was named a finalist in NZ Gardener's Gardener of the Year awards. Now, NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. So if you know more amazing green thumbs like this neighbour of yours, here's how you can nominate them for this award: www.stuff.co.nz...

1 day ago

Do you know a homegrown hero?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In 2018, Christchurch man Bryan Fairbairn, who voluntarily mowed and kept tidy 13ha of Red Zone land, was named a finalist in NZ Gardener's Gardener of the Year awards. Now, NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. So if you know more… View moreIn 2018, Christchurch man Bryan Fairbairn, who voluntarily mowed and kept tidy 13ha of Red Zone land, was named a finalist in NZ Gardener's Gardener of the Year awards. Now, NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. So if you know more amazing green thumbs like this neighbour of yours, here's how you can nominate them for this award: www.stuff.co.nz...

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2 days ago

Lost from Chamberlains Road - two Jack Russell Terriers

Verna from Lincoln

Hi - my neighbour has lost two Jack Russell Lady Terrier Dogs from Chamberlains Road in Springston. White with brown markings. Last seen Saturday night. If anyone sees them please phone 3295840. Thanks!

3 days ago

Reduce work travel

EECA

Travel a lot with work? Live more with less energy. Save valuable time and money by connecting digitally instead, and stop burning all that fuel. Find out more

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7 days ago

Why do people choose Christchurch as their home?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Affordable living isn’t the only reason people many people say they live in Christchurch.

The city has easy access to the outdoors and recreation options including tramping, skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, and mountain biking.

Christchurch is colder than the main North Island cities during … View more
Affordable living isn’t the only reason people many people say they live in Christchurch.

The city has easy access to the outdoors and recreation options including tramping, skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, and mountain biking.

Christchurch is colder than the main North Island cities during winter, but is also drier than all the other main cities, and sunnier and less windy than Wellington.

Why do you live in Christchurch? Read the full story here and tell us about your experience living in the city in the comments below.

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4 days ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale at Family Friendly Prices

Neil from Halswell

Blackcurrant & Honey Spread and Blackcurrant and Honey Concentrate.

Our hero of honeys, Beechwood Honey Dew with all of it’s wonderful properties, is combined with the juice of Blackcurrants to create a taste sensation! There are 2 great options.....

Blackcurrant & Honey Spread ($15.00 … View more
Blackcurrant & Honey Spread and Blackcurrant and Honey Concentrate.

Our hero of honeys, Beechwood Honey Dew with all of it’s wonderful properties, is combined with the juice of Blackcurrants to create a taste sensation! There are 2 great options.....

Blackcurrant & Honey Spread ($15.00 for 375gm) – great for spreading on your toast, crumpets, drizzling over porridge, ice cream, waffles, pancakes, adding to your smoothies for a real taste hit, add boiling water for a delicious fruit drink or my personal favourite – the jar and a spoon! [Ingredients: Pure Canterbury Beechwood Honey Dew, Canterbury Blackcurrant Concentrate, Fructose Sugar (1.9%)]

Blackcurrant & Honey Concentrate ($10.00 for 250ml) – just add water, hot or cold to taste. This is perfect for refreshing drinks, a topping over your ice cream, in smoothies, desserts, over your breakfast cereal or freezing for ice blocks for the kids. Add hot water for a delicious fruit drink - yum!

These products have been tremendously popular at markets and we often sell out at these events.

FREE DELIVERY IN HALSWELL AREA (FOR ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $75.00) OR PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

100% NATURAL 100% RAW 100% PURE 100% KIWI.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00

BEESWAX available for … View more
100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00

BEESWAX available for those Food Wraps, wood/leather polish or to use as a lubricant/waterproofing agent 100g JUST $5.00 or 1kg for just $20.00

HONEY COMB 300g $17.50 or 2 for $25.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our delicious and extremely popular Honey Dew Drops - great for soothing sore throats. These are available in Blackcurrant, Lemon and Mint. JUST $9.50 per box or 3 boxes for $24.00 (for a limited time)

We also have great gift ideas, including HONEY GIFT BOXES made up of 3 x 140g glass jars (1* Manuka; 1* Honey Dew; 1* Creamed Clover) in a lovely gift box - JUST $20.00

FREE DELIVERY IN HALSWELL AREA (FOR ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $75.00) OR PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day with us

Cancer Society

At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day … View more
At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day that relies on the support of more than 11,000 volunteers.

Money raised goes towards support services, education and awareness programmes, and to fund vital research into the causes and treatments of all types of cancers.

Our 30th Daffodil Day is on Friday 28th August.

Please support the superhero volunteers in your neighborhood with a donation to the Cancer Society, donate online at daffodilday.org.nz or at your local ANZ branch.
Donate now

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