41 days ago

Waimakariri's veteran Civil Defence volunteers recognised

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Three of Waimakariri’s veteran Civil Defence volunteers – including a father-daughter duo – have been recognised for completing more than a decade of service each.

Regional emergency management adviser Peter Cameron presented Mike Bryce, Nikita Bryce and district councillor Kirstyn Barnett with the Ministry of Civil Defence 10-year Long Service Award at a special ceremony hosted at a Civil Defence Cadet camp in Glentui in July.

All three recipients have responded to a variety of emergencies across the South Island, including earthquakes, fires and flooding events.

Congratulations Mike, Nikita and Kirstyn!

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1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

11 hours ago

What's On: Tuesday Country

Lorraine from Kaiapoi

Join Smokey & Lorraine & the Golden Oldies Group, for an afternoon of songs & music from our earlier years. Guest spot -  Rob with  his keyboard. Admission $3 - Details (03) 3273231
Tuesday Country
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12 hours ago

Boozed parents dropping off children at school prompts liquor store backlash

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Nearly 100 submissions were received by the Hurunui District Licensing Committee ahead of a three-day hearing to decide whether Thirsty Liquor will be allowed to operate in the main street of Amberley.

Amberley School principal Simon Green told the hearing his decile 7 school was vulnerable and he could see the effects of alcohol on the community from a very real perspective.

“We have increasing instances of parents who are under the influence of alcohol when they drop off and collect their children from school,” he said.

“We have even had drunk parents fighting and verbally abusing each other outside the school gate.’’

Read more here. We will post an update on the committee's decision once it has been made.