23 days ago

Waimakariri council's quake response acknowledged with international award

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Efforts to regenerate parts of Waimakariri that were hit worst by the Canterbury earthquakes have led to the local council taking out an international planning award.

The Waimakariri District Council has been named the overall winner in the 2019 Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) Awards for its innovative approach to earthquake recovery planning.

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9 hours ago

Are you a recent home buyer? or a retiree in your own home?

The team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbourly - we're looking for a first-home buyer to talk about why it was their goal to buy a house and the reasons behind it (need to be willing to be pictured with it). We're also looking for a few people 50 years or older to talk about how important owning their own home is to their retirement goals

Can you help? Email susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz

19 hours ago

Rescue: The perfect gift for animal-lovers

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank’s founder Michael Willis has travelled New Zealand, and the world, in his quest to save often-forgotten animals from extinction.

In Rescue, he recounts his sometimes perilous and always riveting experiences with warmth, passion and infectiously laconic humour.

Rescue will make you laugh and gasp, and think. For, as he reminds us, in an uncertain world, the saving of these animals could be the saving of us all.
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4 days ago

Couriers !

Linda from Rangiora

Wondering if this is the norm for the couriers. Small parcel from Auckland to Rangiora 7 days and still not here. Snail mail is faster. Emailed and asked where it is as the parcel finder hasn't been updated since it left Auckland. Emailed them no reply for 2 days and counting. Rang them and they said we will ring you back but didn't say this year ! Still no email, no phone call, no parcel. Sadly fastways need rebranding, maybe snailways lol
Are there any better couriers ? or is the normal.

Update.... They lost it. Sadly it's a $300 xmas gift. Hopefully they find it. Sender being a business is on to it and if not found by Friday will get a refund from them, and send another. Only hope they use another courier service.