27 days ago

Would you pay more rates to have direct commuter buses from Rangiora and Kaiapoi into Christchurch?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Direct commuter buses from Rangiora and Kaiapoi to central Christchurch could be on the cards, provided Waimakariri ratepayers are willing to pay for it.

The first proposed option is to have four trips from Rangiora and Kaiapoi into the city in the morning, and five back in the afternoon. The maximum increase on the targeted urban rate would be $30, while rural homes would be charged up to $10, on top of the current rate of $81.10 and $9.70 respectively.

The second proposal would have three buses going to Christchurch in the morning, and three back in the afternoon, meaning a maximum increase of $22 for urban ratepayers, and $7 for rural ratepayers.

Consultation is open until December 8. For more information and to submit on the proposal, visit the ECan website.

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6 days ago

Poll: Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced details of the draft law to legalise cannabis use.

Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household, are all included in the bill, which the public will be asked to vote "yes or no" at the 2020 general election.

Read more on the draft bill here and tell us what you think in the comments below. Will you vote yes or no, or are you yet to make up your mind?

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Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill?
  • 43.1% Yes, I support the law change
    43.1% Complete
  • 49.3% No, I do not support the law change
    49.3% Complete
  • 7.6% I haven't decided yet (tell us more in the comments)
    7.6% Complete
682 votes
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17 hours ago

Birds roosting on guttering

Christina from Rangiora

Hi has anyone got any tips on removing birds from nesting in guttering? Being woken up at 5.30am is frustrating & seems to have gone on for months?!. There are gutter spikes I could get placed. Does anyone know if these are quite pricey?
Any tips welcome.
Many Thanks

12 hours ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 6.3% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    6.3% Complete
  • 33.6% No - I never stick by them
    33.6% Complete
  • 20.6% I haven’t thought about it yet
    20.6% Complete
  • 39.4% I make goals throughout the year
    39.4% Complete
568 votes