57 days ago

Social media fuels criticism of Kaiapoi ambulance

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Facebook continues to fuel the rumour mill surrounding Kaiapoi's emergency services, but those services warn not to believe everything you read.

St John North Canterbury territory manager Cole Gillman said the organisation was committed to ambulance operations in Kaiapoi, as well as the broader North Canterbury area.

The Hilton St station, which sits on council land, will be relocated as the land has been purchased from the council for another development.

“St John is in the final stages of negotiations with the landlord of a temporary site within Kaiapoi to base our ambulance services,” Gillman said.

“Once we have finalised negotiations, we will be in a position to inform the Kaiapoi community which continues to be very supportive of St John.

“In addition to a temporary location, St John is embarking on a broader piece of work to find a new permanent home for St John in Kaiapoi.”

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What's On: Book and Toy Fair

Karen from Hurunui District

Pre-loved books for adults and children. Plus toys and games. Friday May 7th 4pm to 7pm and Saturday 8th May 9am to 1pm. BYO bag. Broomfield School fund raiser.
Book and Toy Fair
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8 hours ago

North Canterbury volunteer fire brigade ditches damp shed for temporary station

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Brigade used to operate from a shed that had no running water and was prone to dampness and flooding.

But that is set to change with the opening of a new temporary facility for the hardworking North Canterbury outfit.

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What's On: Senior Citizens, AGM meeting.

Carol from Oxford

New volunteers needed to help run the Senior Citizens Club monthly meetings. With Raffles, Entertainment,Trips, Lunches etc. A friendly afternoon tea to share. Everyone welcome. Contact Carol 3123019.
Senior Citizens, AGM meeting.
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