38 days 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.

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J
3 days ago

woodend by pass.

Joy from Kainga - Brooklands

if you do not want to stop traffic going through woodend.....why not put in an under ground walkway..i presume it is for the safety of pedestrians.. sorry if i have missed this idea if it has been aired before.

L
1 hour ago

Govt needs to target our soaring cost of living

Linda from Rangiora

Title is the title of an article on Stuff today.
As I was about to write out my grocery list after reading this I feel rather disgusted and used knowing I've no options but to continue lining the pockets of our food giants.
Below is a part of the article that makes me so damn angry.

A $9.5 million house is being built in Christchurch. Shaped like the letter Z, swimming pool and tennis court. When completed, it’s going to be one of the biggest and priciest properties in town. The owner? A director at Foodstuffs South Island and owner of Pak 'n Save Wainoni, one of Christchurch’s poorest areas.
My blood boils when I think of the families who anxiously push half-empty trolleys through that store, selecting items that are a few cents cheaper and a little less nutritious, so they can squeeze more out of their wages to feed their families for another week, while helping to fund that Fendalton swimming pool and import its Italian tiles.

J
8 days ago

Wall paper

Janina from Rangiora

Hi neighbours, I am looking for some wallpaper offcuts, if you have any laying around I would love to hear from you. Thank you :) (pic just for attention)

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