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9 hours ago

More solar farms proposed in North Canterbury

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

North Canterbury could soon be lit up with solar farms.

The Waimakariri District Council has received resource consent applications from three companies looking to build solar farms in the district, while the Hurunui District Council has also received a… View more
By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

North Canterbury could soon be lit up with solar farms.

The Waimakariri District Council has received resource consent applications from three companies looking to build solar farms in the district, while the Hurunui District Council has also received a solar farm application.

MainPower, North Canterbury’s energy network, has applied for resource consent to construct a solar farm on a 10-hectare site at Thongcaster Road at Eyrewell Forest, to the north of Waimakariri River.

The site is expected to produce enough energy to power 1250 local homes via MainPower’s distribution network, a Mainpower spokesperson said.

‘‘MainPower has been encouraged by the support of the neighbours surrounding the proposed solar farm.’’

There is no confirmed timeframe at this stage for the construction.

A Waimakariri District Council spokesperson said Mainpower ‘‘obtained affected party approval’’ from all 11 affected parties, so notification was not required.

Auckland-based Lightyears Solar Ltd has applied for a resource consent to build an eight hectare solar farm at Swannanoa, near Rangiora, with 9077 solar panels.

A council spokesperson said the application is on hold while more information is sought from the applicant.

No decision has been made on whether the application will be notified.

Lightyears Solar Ltd co-founder and development manager Matt Shanks said his company proposed building ‘‘a mid-sized, dual use solar farm’’.

Construction is expected to begin later this year, with commissioning early next year.

‘‘The solar panel rows will be spaced about 5m apart and the landowner will graze animals under the solar farm array.’’

He said the farm would generate six megawatts of renewable energy, which would mostly be consumed locally ‘‘providing for some of Rangiora’s daytime energy needs’’.

Shanks said Lightyears Solar had contacted the immediate neighbours to the farm, as part of the consent process.

‘‘We keep it low impact by keeping the panels fairly low to the ground, installing planting strips around the farm, and ensuring there is plenty of space between the rows for grazing and continued pasture growth.’’

A resource consent was received last month from Australian company Energy Bay Ltd to construct and operate a utility scale solar energy farm on 80ha on the corner of Upper Sefton Rd and Beatties Rd, Sefton, north of Rangiora. The Hurunui District Council also received an application last month from Far North Solar Farm Ltd for a 180.8ha solar farm at Waipara.

■ LDR is local body journalism co-funded by RNZ and NZ On Air.

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15 hours ago

Last chance for tickets!

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Taupō, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be lived in and … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Taupō, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be lived in and loved by its new owners.

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15 hours ago

Bookfest: Giant Charity Book Sale

Heretaunga Bookfest Charitable Trust

Bookfest is back for the first weekend in May!

Come on down to Whirinaki Whare Taonga (formerly Expressions) for a huge selection of books in over 40 categories, as well as magazines, games, jigsaw puzzles, CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl records (no
audio or video tapes).

Come along and … View more
Bookfest is back for the first weekend in May!

Come on down to Whirinaki Whare Taonga (formerly Expressions) for a huge selection of books in over 40 categories, as well as magazines, games, jigsaw puzzles, CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl records (no
audio or video tapes).

Come along and make your pre-winter selections at this major event, there’s plenty to choose from!

Proceeds are for the benefit of the community in various ways.
Whirinaki Whare Taonga (formerly Expressions)
Sat 4th May 9am-5pm
Sun 5th May 9am-3pm
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15 hours ago

Bookfest: Giant Charity Book Sale

Heretaunga Bookfest Charitable Trust

Bookfest is back for the first weekend in May!

Come on down to Whirinaki Whare Taonga (formerly Expressions) for a huge selection of books in over 40 categories, as well as magazines, games, jigsaw puzzles, CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl records (no
audio or video tapes).

Come along and … View more
Bookfest is back for the first weekend in May!

Come on down to Whirinaki Whare Taonga (formerly Expressions) for a huge selection of books in over 40 categories, as well as magazines, games, jigsaw puzzles, CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl records (no
audio or video tapes).

Come along and make your pre-winter selections at this major event, there’s plenty to choose from!

Proceeds are for the benefit of the community in various ways.
Whirinaki Whare Taonga (formerly Expressions)
Sat 4th May 9am-5pm
Sun 5th May 9am-3pm
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15 hours ago

Need Dentures? We can help

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6 hours ago

What would you like to see in Hamilton's hotel development?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

The man behind plans for a new $120 million, 4-star hotel in Hamilton’s CBD says he wants to make a big contribution to the city.

“Hamilton to me is a city where I think I can make a difference,” Templeton Group founder Nigel McKenna said.

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1 hour ago

Suspicious E coli levels at Franz Josef

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By local democracy reporter Brendon McMahon:

E coli found at the Waiho River in January appears to be linked to seepage near a controversial stopbank and the Franz Josef sewage ponds.

West Coast Regional Council environmental consent monitoring staff detected "a spike" in E coli … View more
By local democracy reporter Brendon McMahon:

E coli found at the Waiho River in January appears to be linked to seepage near a controversial stopbank and the Franz Josef sewage ponds.

West Coast Regional Council environmental consent monitoring staff detected "a spike" in E coli discharge levels to the Westland District Council's wastewater treatment cells after the Waiho River shifted course in mid-January.

The finding was flagged in council's first quarterly compliance and enforcement report for 2024.

The river began running hard up against the Westland District Council's Havill Wall, in front of the wastewater treatment plan, following a storm in January.

That event saw the Waiho River's avulsion escalate into the separate Tatare Stream catchment to the north.

The Havill Wall was controversially built following a moderate flood event in April 2016 where the river overtopped a stopbank to the north of Franz Josef township. It flooded the now abandoned Scenic Hotel site and swamped the district council's current wastewater treatment site.

The council's quarterly compliance report said the E.coli discharge to the treatment plant's disposal cells was found during regular monitoring by staff.

"Surveillance of the site found an unusual stream of water emanating from below the site," the report said.

A council compliance officer took samples of the surface water below the site.

"This was found to be contaminated with E coli bacteria.

"At the time these samples were taken the Waiho River was pushing up against the Havill Wall outside of the wastewater treatment ponds," the report said.

Subsequent additional protection work by the district council to stop the river from cutting back up towards the ponds had covered over the water sample area.

"The area sampled is now under these works."

Further inquiries were ongoing "to pinpoint" the source of the contamination.

Westland District Council chief executive Simon Bastion on April 18 said his council had been advised by the regional council an area of ponding below the level of the oxidation ponds had been sampled and found to be positive for E coli.

"The level of E coli can fluctuate in any standing or flowing water body depending on natural contamination via wildlife or human interference factors," he said.

Both councils then visited the oxidation ponds.

"A very minor clear stream of river water was visible and flowing along the toe of the stopbank and ponding near the base of Maturation pond 1. This was believed to be the cause of the positive E coli sample."

Bastion said the district council was confident its sewerage treatment ponds at the site were not permeable or posed a risk to the river.

"The new primary and secondary oxidation ponds are lined with PE (Polyethylene) to ensure they do not leak. The oxidation ponds are fit for purpose and have operated satisfactorily since commissioning in 2020."

Bastion said the final effluent disposal cells for the site were located further away from the Waiho River and complied with their Resource Consent.

The council's iwi partner, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio, were also approached by LDR.

Makaawhio chairperson Paul Madgwick said it was the first he had heard of the incident.

Madgwick said his expectation was that council would have informed the rūnunga about the finding in the spirit of their joint agreement.

The council not keeping them in the loop undermined the formal Mana Whakahono ā Rohe agreement between Makaawhio and the council, he said.

The agreement, first signed four years ago, sets out a working relationship where council and iwi work together on resource management issues.

Regional council chief executive Darryl Lew said the E coli initially found at the site had disappeared, following more tests.

"The recent sampling is clear. That doesn't mean to say we've cleared that line of inquiry," Lew said.

He believed Makaawhio had previously been briefed about the contamination but it was a case of nothing further emerging to keep them in the loop.

However, Lew said he would communicate further.

"We certainly informed the district council."

Escherichia coli (E coli) is a bacteria commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Some E coli strain can cause serious food poisoning.

32 minutes ago

Massive increase in rates

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from The Post

With rates set to rise annually by 20% for the next three years, we are looking for a Upper Hutt family to profile. We would need to use your name. Please email nicholas.boyack@stuff.co.nz

6 hours ago

Did you check out the Supercars?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

A bit of wet weather couldn’t put a dampener on what was a massive Supercars weekend in Taupō.

Waikato Times visual journalist DJ Mills and reporter Matthew Martin captured some of the action.

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6 hours ago

What's your favourite design feature in your house?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

One of the first freshly-built homes in a pocket of land in Flagstaff makes quite an entrance.

The grand, uncovered entranceway was inspired by Middle Eastern designs and adds extra privacy to the roadside home, according to builder Scott Cowley of Tuscany Designer Homes.

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1 day ago

A Whole New Lifestyle

Acacia Cove

CARE, COMMUNITY, AND CONNECTION
Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, … View more
CARE, COMMUNITY, AND CONNECTION
Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and gym.

Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you’ll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in.
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15 hours ago

Poll: Does the building consent process need to change?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your … View more
We definitely need homes that are fit to live in but there are often frustrations when it comes to getting consent to modify your own home.
Do you think changes need made to the current process for building consent? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Does the building consent process need to change?
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1 day ago

Witness history in the making

Wellington Phoenix

Your Wellington Phoenix are playing their final regular season game on Saturday 27th April at Sky Stadium, in partnership with Layer3.

They’re calling on Wellingtonians to rally behind the team to cheer on the Nix to the top of the table! Help them make history as they chase the premiership … View more
Your Wellington Phoenix are playing their final regular season game on Saturday 27th April at Sky Stadium, in partnership with Layer3.

They’re calling on Wellingtonians to rally behind the team to cheer on the Nix to the top of the table! Help them make history as they chase the premiership title, so get your tickets now! Plus, kids go free.

Help them reach their goal of exceeding 21,000 fans in the stands to set a new all-time season attendance record.
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3 days ago

Double or queen bed mattress n base

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3 days ago

Get painting with Resene plant-based paints!

Resene

Plant-based paints are made just like normal paint but everything in the tin comes from plants and minerals.

Plus they’re Eco Choice approved with low odour and easy water clean-up, so you can paint or stain your place with ease.

Available from Resene ColorShops.
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6 hours ago

Care you can count on

Charles Upham Retirement Village

With the many friends she has made and the special bond she shares with her caregivers, the village has become an extension of Dora’s family.

Click to learn more about Dora’s experience at a Ryman village.

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4 days ago

Commemorate Anzac Day on 25 April

Auckland Council

Remember our servicemen and servicewomen past and present by attending an Anzac Day service on Thursday 25 April.

Visit for a full list of services across the region.
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9 hours ago

What's On: Preganacy/Postnatal Yoga

Marina Neighbourly Lead from Fernside

New class Thursday 10-11am (mixed Hatha. Mondays 6:30 (mixed Hatha), Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm. Contact Marina Locke 021871818. www.motherwellness.com, www.injoyyogatherapy.com
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4 days ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Otaki

Mid Central DHB

The dates for the Otaki site are Monday 29th of April- Wednesday 22nd of May 2024.

The site is located at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, 144 Tasman Road.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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1 day ago

Arthrits Pain

Rae from Rangiora

Hello Neighbours

I'm offering 5 people who suffer with Arthritis a free 15 min treatment using my Bioptron Medical Light. Registered with Medsafe, manufactured in Switzerland, The medical solution for your health and wellbeing.

We all know the pain and struggles that come with arthritis.… View more
Hello Neighbours

I'm offering 5 people who suffer with Arthritis a free 15 min treatment using my Bioptron Medical Light. Registered with Medsafe, manufactured in Switzerland, The medical solution for your health and wellbeing.

We all know the pain and struggles that come with arthritis. The stiffness, inflammation, and limited mobility can make everyday tasks feel like a burden. You may know anyone or you yourself may be suffering from this chronic condition.

According to Arthritis New Zealand, about 670,000 kiwis over the age of 15 have at least one type of arthritis, which is 17% of the population. This number increases with age, with more than 45% of people over the age of 65 having some form of arthritis.

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4 days ago

Mates always talking footy?

Canterbury Rugby

At Canterbury Rugby, we’re putting our money where your mouth is!

Refer a friend that becomes a registered referee, and you’ll each score ONE HUNDRED BUCKS!

Head to the link below and start REF… erring your mates.

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1 day ago

Spray painter

Pauline from Rangiora

Hello everyone I am looking for someone local , a business where I can get kitchen cupboard doors re painted and lacquered, looking for a professional finish, not confident enough to do myself PM me or leave a contact here
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4 days ago

School Holidays Approaching!

Novotel Ellerslie

Looking for the a family getaway these upcoming holidays? Look no further than the Novotel Auckland Ellerslie.

Located in a fantastic location in Auckland, Novotel Ellerslie offers everything you need for a great family vacation/staycation. From spacious and comfortable accommodations to … View more
Looking for the a family getaway these upcoming holidays? Look no further than the Novotel Auckland Ellerslie.

Located in a fantastic location in Auckland, Novotel Ellerslie offers everything you need for a great family vacation/staycation. From spacious and comfortable accommodations to fantastic amenities, you can count on it being a memorable experience for everyone.

With so much to explore in Auckland, you can dive into all the adventures awaiting you. Whether it's exploring the vibrant city, enjoying delicious local cuisine, or simply relaxing in the hotel there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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21 hours ago

E-scooter agreement extended in Waimakariri

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Pink Flamingo Scooters will continue zipping through towns like Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

The Wellington-based company has been confirmed as Waimakariri district’s e-scooter provider for another three years.

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon said the … View more
By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Pink Flamingo Scooters will continue zipping through towns like Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

The Wellington-based company has been confirmed as Waimakariri district’s e-scooter provider for another three years.

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon said the community has been overwhelmingly positive since the e-scooters were first introduced in 2020.

‘‘There has not been much negative feedback and Flamingo has been proactive in engaging with the council.

‘‘E-Scooter companies could have come here anyway, but because Flamingo has chosen to work with us we have been able to get a better outcome for the community.’’

An online survey found two-thirds of respondents supported extending the agreement for the pink scooters to be available in the district.

Gordon said the scooters provided another mode of transport when people were travelling short distances.

‘‘It is a tangible way we can enable innovation that gets people out of cars and reduces emissions.

‘‘I have used them myself and they are fun to use. It is a fun way of getting around.’’

Flamingo Scooters chief executive Jacksen Love said user surveys found that 73% of users said the scooters made it easier for them to not own or use a motor vehicle.

The company has been operating in Waimakariri since December 2020.

A no-ride zone on High St, between Durham St and the BNZ corner, is enforced by geo-fencing, and the scooters are equipped with GPS trackers making them easier to locate.

‘‘The scooters are looked after and promptly picked up and returned to places where they will be used,’’ Gordon said.

Love said scooter use was monitored and Flamingo Scooters had the ability to terminate rides or suspend accounts of those who misuse the scooters.

There are 150 e-scooters available on the streets in the Waimakariri district and Flamingo Scooters has a licence to operate up to 200.

Local people are contracted to look after the e-scooters.

A report prepared by council staff said there were about 85,000 rides on e-scooters over the last 21 months, mostly in Rangiora.

The scooters were also available in Kaiapoi, Woodend and Pegasus, while users also rode them along the Passchendaele Pathway between Kaiapoi and Rangiora.

Council staff have referred 26 complaints to Flamingo for scooters blocking pathways, while the company has received 60 complaints from the public over the last 21 months.

There have been 18 minor crashes over the same period, all due to rider error, the report said.

The agreement between the council and Flamingo Scooters sees the council paid an 8 cent levy for each ride, which is set aside for e-scooter infrastructure.

■ LDR is local body journalism co-funded by RNZ and NZ On Air.

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5 days ago

Minimalist Design in Apartment Living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

Ryman’s Charles Upham Retirement Village resident Di is a former fashion designer, artist and self-confessed shoe hoarder who travels, still paints and has stamped her eclectic minimalist style on her apartment.

She gives us her top 3 design tips on how she’s turned her space into a … View more
Ryman’s Charles Upham Retirement Village resident Di is a former fashion designer, artist and self-confessed shoe hoarder who travels, still paints and has stamped her eclectic minimalist style on her apartment.

She gives us her top 3 design tips on how she’s turned her space into a beautiful home.
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1 day ago

Kaiapoi night market gains council support

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Kaiapoi is set to have a weekend night market.

The Waimakariri District Council has approved a one-year licence with Market Investment Ltd, the company behind the Christchurch Night Market, to run a weekly night market in the Kaiapoi park and ride car … View more
By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Kaiapoi is set to have a weekend night market.

The Waimakariri District Council has approved a one-year licence with Market Investment Ltd, the company behind the Christchurch Night Market, to run a weekly night market in the Kaiapoi park and ride car park, next to New World.

Mayor Dan Gordon said the proposed night market was one of several exciting initiatives being developed in Kaiapoi, including a new music festival Kaiapoi Riversong held on Saturday (April 20).

‘‘The Kaiapoi Night Market will add another dimension to the fantastic dining and shopping experiences already on offer in the town.

‘‘There is such a vibrancy in Kaiapoi which has been contributed to by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Park operating in the regeneration land.

‘‘Having the night market will offer these visitors another great experience of the town.’’

Gordon said council staff have engaged with Kaiapoi hospitality and retail businesses and found no opposition to the night market proposal.

The Kaiapoi Night Market is subject to a resource consent, but is expected to start in the winter months.

While no date has been set for the market’s opening, it is expected to be held on either a Saturday or Sunday night.

The company anticipates a market with 50 stalls, including a mix of food and beverage providers and retail.

Council staff will review the market after six months to assess its impact on Kaiapoi’s existing hospitality businesses.

■ LDR is local body journalism co-funded by RNZ and NZ On Air.

6 days ago

Greenpark Village & Terence Kennedy House

Greenview Park Village

Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy… View more
Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy to make friends! Here at Greenview Park Village, we’ve created a homely environment designed with you in mind.

With a total of 72 homes on-site, we have 15 apartments, 16 one-bedroom homes, and 41 two-bedroom villas, all including optional services. Terence Kennedy House is our on-site hospital providing holistic care to residents.
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3 days ago

Rangiora after-hours clinic faces more delays

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

The wait continues for a promised North Canterbury after hours healthcare facility.

Work is yet to begin on the proposed new Rangiora Medical Centre at the Rangiora Health Hub on Ashley St, which was first proposed more than five years ago.

The … View more
By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

The wait continues for a promised North Canterbury after hours healthcare facility.

Work is yet to begin on the proposed new Rangiora Medical Centre at the Rangiora Health Hub on Ashley St, which was first proposed more than five years ago.

The Waimakariri District Council granted a resource consent for the project in 2022, while the building consent is still being processed.

A council spokesperson said the application was on hold while some civil construction details are resolved by the applicants’ consultants.
‘‘We hope to be able to grant the consent in the very near future.’’

The Ministry of Health entered into an agreement with South Link Health Group in 2021 to build the after hours facility, following a petition being presented to the former Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) two years earlier.

South Link Health Group is a network of 26 medical practises, and is responsible for funding and constructing the new facility.

It will include full radiology services (ultrasound, CT and MRI scans), GP services, a pharmacy, and urgent after hours healthcare.

A spokesperson for South Link Health said in December work was expected to begin on the site in March, with the medical centre on track to open in the first half of 2025.

In the meantime, limited after hours healthcare is available at Durham Health, Rangiora, and the Amberley Medical Centre, and at local pharmacies.

Residents can ring 111 in an emergency, contact their GP to speak to a triage nurse, call Healthline 0800 611116 for free advice from a nurse, or arrange online video consultations with a doctor (for a charge).

The after hours triage service is delivered by Whakarongarou and operates in North Canterbury, with access to a St John paramedic if a face to face assessment is required.

A rural after hours service, Ka Ora Telecare, offers phone or video consultations with a doctor. Go to kaora.co.nz/app/services/sub-services/3. The Pegasus 24 Hour Surgery in Christchurch is also available.

■ Public interest journalism funded through New Zealand on Air.

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6 days ago

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

There are opportunities across the motu for the public to come together to mark Anzac Day this year.

National Anzac Day events include the Dawn Service at 6.00am and the National Commemorative Service at 11.00am (both at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington), and the Atatürk Memorial … View more
There are opportunities across the motu for the public to come together to mark Anzac Day this year.

National Anzac Day events include the Dawn Service at 6.00am and the National Commemorative Service at 11.00am (both at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington), and the Atatürk Memorial Service at 2.30pm in Strathmore, Wellington. The Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service will be broadcast live by TVNZ 1 and RNZ National.

For those wanting to join the Anzac Day parade at the Dawn Service, veterans are asked to assemble on Tasman Street by 5.30am.

The Atatürk Memorial Service in Strathmore will include a wreath-laying ceremony. A shuttle service will be running from Bowes Crescent carpark to the memorial site for anyone who may require assistance accessing the site.

For more information about Anzac Day, visit the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage website or see the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Facebook page.

To find out about events in your local community, visit the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association’s website or get in touch with your local council.
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1 day ago

This week's prize draw!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Winners of the $100 Farmers vouchers in this week's Neighbourly prize draw are:

Gustavo Silva from Auckland Central

Mary Halliday from Port Waikato

Emily Taylor from Rolleston

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Winners of the $100 Farmers vouchers in this week's Neighbourly prize draw are:

Gustavo Silva from Auckland Central

Mary Halliday from Port Waikato

Emily Taylor from Rolleston

Neil Morrison from Invercargill

Get in touch with our Neighbourly Helpdesk team before the 30th of April to claim your prize by heading here.

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6 days ago

Transform your home this Autumn

Grahams Painters

Elevate Your Home Inside & Out with Graham's team of professional Painters
Pensioner Discounts Available.

Refresh with House Washing, Water Blasting, Decking, Wallpapering, Cedar Weatherboards, & Roof Painting.

Contact today:
564 9202 or 021 193 9492
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Elevate Your Home Inside & Out with Graham's team of professional Painters
Pensioner Discounts Available.

Refresh with House Washing, Water Blasting, Decking, Wallpapering, Cedar Weatherboards, & Roof Painting.

Contact today:
564 9202 or 021 193 9492
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