43 days ago

Another parking warrior leaves abusive note on disabled person's car in Rangiora

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A Kaikōura woman was left shaken after being targeted by Rangiora’s latest self-appointed parking warrior.
Nadia Mackle has used a wheelchair since being paralysed in a crash in 2015, when she was 23.

The disabled parks were already taken when she arrived to meet her family for lunch at cafe Artisan at Rangiora Bakery, so she opted for the furthest space away, not wanting to inconvenience other customers.

She needs extra space on the right side of her car to be able to unload her wheelchair, so parked to the left of the standard space and put her mobility permit on the dashboard in case anyone looked to see why she had parked that way.

When she returned to her car, she saw the note criticising her parking.

Rangiora has a history of members of the public leaving notes on cars parked appropriately in mobility spaces. Read the full story (including details of the other incidents) here.

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1 day ago

Your favourite ever summer holiday

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

15 hours ago

Tidy lawn, tidy mind? Anonymous note criticising garden riles resident

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

If a tidy lawn reflects on the people living in the house, Dylan Bateup is certainly not hanging his head in shame.

The North Canterbury resident was baffled to receive a note in his mailbox berating him for the state of his long grass.

He found the handwritten missive on Tuesday and posted it to Facebook, saying he was now tempted to leave the grass to grow just to make a point. Read more here.

1 day ago

$50 challenge: How to spend a day in Christchurch on an (almost) $50 budget

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

With vibrant urban precincts to explore, excellent museums and galleries, and plenty of good-value eating and drinking opportunities, you don't have to break the bank on a trip to the South Island’s biggest city.

Here’s our itinerary for how you can spend a day in Christchurch on a $50 budget.

What are your tips for free or cheap eats and entertainment in Christchurch?