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If you’d like to reclaim your sofa, Ara Institute of Canterbury could have the perfect solution.
With a foundation trades course, your sofa dweller can gain confidence, direction and valuable skills that could lead to a well-paid career.
Before long, they could be earning enough to buy their own sofa - or even a better sofa than the one they’re glued to right now!
Courses are available in construction, painting and decorating, automotive engineering, electrical engineering and more, and most are FREE for 16 to 19 year olds.
For details visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76.
There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?
A total fire ban will hit Canterbury about a month earlier than last year, as tinder dry conditions leave firefighters on edge.
From 12am on Saturday, a prohibited fire season will be in place in the Christchurch, Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts.
All open air fires will be prohibited but gas-operated appliances, barbecues, wood-fire pizza ovens, hāngi and umu less than 2 metres in size would be allowed.