33 days ago

Driving trucks offers freedom, along with mental health worries

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Long hours, loneliness, lack of exercise and a poor diet are among the factors contributing to mental health issues for the New Zealand’s more than 26,000 truck drivers.

To remind them to look after themselves during mental health awareness week, the Road Safety Truck team took to the road to start the conversation.

NZ Trucking Association chief executive Dave Boyce and general manager Carol McGready visited the Glasnevin weigh bridge in North Canterbury on Thursday to make sure drivers were trucking along happily. Read more here.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

'100 per cent not a dog': Canterbury's big cat spotted in Hanmer Springs

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A mountain biker in Hanmer Springs​ has become the latest person to spot what appears to be Canterbury’s elusive large black cat.

Christchurch osteopath Mark Orr​, 25, said he was lifting his mountain bike over a fallen tree on the 780 metre Perseverance biking trail on Sunday when he saw a large cat about 50m away.

Have you seen a large black cat in North Canterbury?

2 hours ago

Garage Sale

Bev from Rangiora

Saturday - 403 High Street, Rangiora. 8am (not before please) until 12 noon. Market Umbrella, 4 Burner BBQ with side burner and lots of bits and pieces.Come along and take a look.

12 hours ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.