43 days ago

Speed limit on North Canterbury's notorious Tram Rd overbridge under review

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The review follows public concern about the Tram Rd overbridge – the site of about 60 crashes since 2000, including a two-car smash in which Kayla Dudley feared she had killed someone in September.

Council roading and transport manager Joanne McBride said the speed review aligned with several upcoming major changes to roads in the area, including new traffic lights at Tram Rd, the creation of a shared path along Main North Rd, and upgrades to SH1.

If approved, the speed limit on Main North Rd, Tram Rd, Doubledays Rd and several side streets would be dropped to 60kmh. Read more here.

More messages from your neighbours
2 days ago

Your favourite ever summer holiday

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

1 day ago

Tidy lawn, tidy mind? Anonymous note criticising garden riles resident

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

If a tidy lawn reflects on the people living in the house, Dylan Bateup is certainly not hanging his head in shame.

The North Canterbury resident was baffled to receive a note in his mailbox berating him for the state of his long grass.

He found the handwritten missive on Tuesday and posted it to Facebook, saying he was now tempted to leave the grass to grow just to make a point. Read more here.

38 minutes ago

Tomorrow is International Volunteer Day...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the amazing people who make Neighbourhood Support possible across Aotearoa!

If you know someone who is giving back in your community, show them some love. Don't let their acts of generosity go unnoticed.