55 days ago

Mass tree felling blindsides visitors to North Canterbury walking track

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A popular area of Waimakariri’s regional park has been cleared of trees, upsetting visitors to North Canterbury’s Ashley/Rakahuri River who knew nothing of the plan.

The regional council undertook the work, and Waimakariri District Council mayor Dan Gordon said the first he knew of it was once the trees had been chopped down.

However, ECan regional lead river engineer Shaun McCracken said the district council had been informed, although there had been no public notification or consultation because it was routine work. The tree-felling would “improve the resilience of Rangiora and Kaiapoi to the threat of flooding from the Ashley River’’, he said.

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Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from The Press

Until the 11th of October, purchase The Press, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Plus increase your chances of winning by finding the code inside the Sunday-Star-Times as well. Find out more

6 hours ago

Grazing Wanted

Jason from Kaiapoi

Hello Fellow Neighbours

I am looking for on going grazing for my increasing sheep numbers.

If you have a lifestyle property and want to keep the grass down but don't want the hassle of running stock I could solve the problem and also give you some money for the use of your paddocks.

We are in the Clarkville area but would consider anything in the surrounding areas.

Jason James
Island Road
021 288 0891

11 hours ago

Spark monthly bill.

robert from Rangiora

Hi neighbours,we have just received a bill from spark,for$1113.50,a scam no doubt but be aware .We received one a while back,along the same lines..