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1 hour ago

We Say/You Say: MMP

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?

A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.

Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former … View more
Hi Canterbury,

Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?

A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.

Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour MP for Miramar, a Minister of Revenue, Works and Associate Minister of Finance. Neilson explains how MMP could have a positive impact on civic participation after data from Internal Affairs showed a decline in voter turnout.

Around four out of 10 New Zealanders on the electoral role turned out to vote in the last set of local elections. In comparison, around seven or eight out 10 voted in the general election last year.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Northern Outlook.

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1 hour ago

Free immigration advice and support

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

At CAB we know that dealing with immigration issues can be tricky and there are major changes to the immigration system coming. That is why we have set up 2 clinics to help . Whatever the immigration issue we can get you off to a good start .
The clinics are ...
1. Free Legal Clinic – … View more
At CAB we know that dealing with immigration issues can be tricky and there are major changes to the immigration system coming. That is why we have set up 2 clinics to help . Whatever the immigration issue we can get you off to a good start .
The clinics are ...
1. Free Legal Clinic – Immigration
- next one 13th May
This clinic is run by specialist immigration lawyers who are experienced in Immigration law. We also have a lawyer who can help with Refugee law.
When: Thursdays (every 3 weeks)
Time: 6.15pm- 8pm
Location: Hornby Community Centre – 8 Goulding Ave
Booking: Phone our West Branch 03 349 5236 to make an appointment

2. Immigration Advice Clinic
- next one 18th of May
This clinic is run by a registered immigration advisor. She can give immigration advice, support and help with completing immigration paperwork.

When: Tuesdays (every 2 weeks)
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Fendalton Library – 4 Jeffreys Rd
Booking: Phone our North Branch 03 351 7804 to make an appointment

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22 hours ago

Environment named top concern for Christchurch's future

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Green, safe, affordable, and sustainable, with meaningful jobs and a city which is easy to get around.

That’s what the residents of greater Christchurch say they want from their city in 2050, according to a new survey of about 4000 people.

While residents commented on topics ranging from … View more
Green, safe, affordable, and sustainable, with meaningful jobs and a city which is easy to get around.

That’s what the residents of greater Christchurch say they want from their city in 2050, according to a new survey of about 4000 people.

While residents commented on topics ranging from traffic and housing to leadership and economic growth, the desire to protect the environment emerged strongly as the number one wish.

Read more here and tell us what you want most for Christchurch in the comments below.

6 days ago

Throwback Thursday: March past

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

World War II dominated the 1940s. "Our boys" marched through Christchurch before
departing to fight the foe. They were joined by many women who had enlisted in the armed forces to serve in support roles. Here, some of the 549 members of the Women's Service Auxiliary march in a … View more
World War II dominated the 1940s. "Our boys" marched through Christchurch before
departing to fight the foe. They were joined by many women who had enlisted in the armed forces to serve in support roles. Here, some of the 549 members of the Women's Service Auxiliary march in a street parade. It is April, 1941. Germany has inflicted a series of defeats
on Allied forces in Europe and Japan is preparing for war in the Pacific. Such parades
boosted patriotism, which helped the military recruitment drive and the raising of money for
the war effort through bonds schemes.

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1 day ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Monthly AEA Worldwide Web events are held on the third Sunday of each month.
For May it is 8.00 am on Sunday 17th.
For newcomers interested in receiving a Zoom invitation for the event, please email aeawebevent@gmail.com.

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3 days ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjEfpRAt0MA

Glen from Huntsbury

Chinese Rocket Falls to Earth

7 days ago

Feijoas Wanted

Roger from Halswell

Anyone got any Feijoas? Wanting to send some to a family down south. Thanks

1 day ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.

8 days ago

Do you remember the big snow of 1992?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Cantabs,

It was quickly dubbed “the big snow” and was the heaviest snowfall in three decades.

“Christchurch teetered on the brink of disaster yesterday as the worst snowstorm in 30 years first paralysed the city, then caused widespread flooding,” The Press reported on August 29, 1992.… View more
Hey Cantabs,

It was quickly dubbed “the big snow” and was the heaviest snowfall in three decades.

“Christchurch teetered on the brink of disaster yesterday as the worst snowstorm in 30 years first paralysed the city, then caused widespread flooding,” The Press reported on August 29, 1992.

Do you remember the big snow?

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2 days ago

Your Big Mac, ordered from here.

McDonald's

New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to … View more
New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.

We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.

ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.

Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
Learn more

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3 days ago

Mother's Day

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

Thank you to all our amazing mums from the team at NumberWorks'nWords.

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3 days ago

Join us for an inspiring evening of wallpaper!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

Learn about the latest wallpaper trends, how to choose the right wallpaper to suit your home and handy tips and tricks. In association with Aspiring Walls and Mason Handcrafted wallpaper.

On Tuesday 18 May 5.30pm – 7pm at Resene ColorShop, 234-236 Lichfield Street, Central Christchurch
OR
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Learn about the latest wallpaper trends, how to choose the right wallpaper to suit your home and handy tips and tricks. In association with Aspiring Walls and Mason Handcrafted wallpaper.

On Tuesday 18 May 5.30pm – 7pm at Resene ColorShop, 234-236 Lichfield Street, Central Christchurch
OR
On Thursday 20 May 5.30pm – 7pm at Resene ColorShop, Unit 9, 4 Troup Drive, Tower Junction

FREE to attend.

Reserve your place for Tuesday 18 May today by emailing lichfieldst.colorshop@resene.co.nz with your name and phone number.

Reserve your place for Thursday 20 May today by emailing towerjunction.colorshop@resene.co.nz with your name and phone number.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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4 days ago

Yamaha U1 Piano for sale

Gary from Spreydon

My wife has bought another piano and so she is selling her current one. ....

This is a very popular model for pianists of all levels. This piano was made in 1970 in Japan. I have had it for about 20 years and have now upgraded.

It has been regularly tuned and well looked after and has had some … View more
My wife has bought another piano and so she is selling her current one. ....

This is a very popular model for pianists of all levels. This piano was made in 1970 in Japan. I have had it for about 20 years and have now upgraded.

It has been regularly tuned and well looked after and has had some restoration work done to it in 2019. It was valued by a master technician at $4680 in 2019. (Valuation and assessment available on request).

I have enjoyed playing this instrument for many years and hope it will go to a loving home. Please come and have a look at it.

Here is a link on TradeMe for it

www.trademe.co.nz...

Price: $4,000

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5 days ago

Charity's new kitchen creates opportunities for Christchurch's vulnerable

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Friday neighbours,

If you can’t handle the heat, get a new kitchen.

The Christchurch City Mission’s social enterprise, Thrive Catering, is relieved to have moved to a new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen as it continues to provide cooking classes and other essential lessons to … View more
Happy Friday neighbours,

If you can’t handle the heat, get a new kitchen.

The Christchurch City Mission’s social enterprise, Thrive Catering, is relieved to have moved to a new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen as it continues to provide cooking classes and other essential lessons to Christchurch’s most vulnerable.

Thrive offers work experience courses for City Mission clients who are trying to get back on their feet. They are given valuable cooking lessons and other life skills to better their prospects for the future, when the mission no longer provides direct support for them.

The charity's Hereford St base kitchen had become too small, meaning course capacity was limited and many were missing out on learning vital skills.

Read more on this story by clicking the link below.

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9 days ago

Poll: Do you support the Christchurch council confiscating yellow bins from shoddy recyclers?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Hundreds of yellow bins have been confiscated from Christchurch properties as the cost of dumping contaminated recycling approaches $2 million.

The city council is continuing to take a hard line on shoddy recycling practices and has removed 664 bins in the past nine months. These … View more
Hi neighbours,

Hundreds of yellow bins have been confiscated from Christchurch properties as the cost of dumping contaminated recycling approaches $2 million.

The city council is continuing to take a hard line on shoddy recycling practices and has removed 664 bins in the past nine months. These residents had previously been warned three times.

Do you support the confiscating of bins from shoddy recyclers?

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Do you support the Christchurch council confiscating yellow bins from shoddy recyclers?
  • 77.3% Yes
    77.3% Complete
  • 17.1% No
    17.1% Complete
  • 5.6% I'm undecided
    5.6% Complete
691 votes
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