31 days ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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4 days ago

Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.

Read more here and tell us what you think of ECan's plan in the comments below.

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7 hours ago

Free?

Princess from Blenheim

Any free helmet around the neighborhood?

14 hours ago

Introductory Hourly Rate Offer

Tom from Property Maintenance Marlborough

Sharyn and I have recently moved to Blenheim to live, looking forward to the wonderful weather and fantastic community facilities and spirit.

I have a long history of high end finishing around residential properties and am very keen to establish a strong presence here in Marlborough.

As an introductory offer to Neighbourly members, my hourly rate will be discounted to $30 an hour until the end of March 2020, I do not charge for travel in the Blenheim area and all materials are charged at my cost, no loading.

I look forward to being able to share my knowledge and advice if required in the near future.

Cheers Tom