42 days ago

Calls for action after latest crash at notorious Canterbury intersection

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Tina Dudley is grateful she is not organising her daughter’s funeral after a crash at a notorious North Canterbury hotspot - the Tram Rd overbridge - last week.

According to NZTA data, there have been 60 crashes on the section of the Tram Rd overbridge between the off and on-ramps since the start of 2000.

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey said he was angry about the latest crash, after championing for better visibility over the bridge.

An NZTA spokeswoman said motorists needed to heed the road markings – a painted line and stop sign – and check each way before turning.

“Staff are looking at ways to make both sides operate in as safe a way as they can. However, people do need to obey the stop sign.’’

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2 hours ago

Minimum wage, no help and on the ladder at 25: here's how they did it

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.

1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

3 days ago

Calling all Halloween enthusiasts - we'd love to hear from you

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi Cantabrians,

Are you, your children or grandchildren getting involved in Halloween this year? Stuff and The Press newspaper would love to hear from you.

We are hoping to find out how things may be a little bit different for Halloween this year due to Covid-19, and to see how people are still pushing through with their celebrations.

Will you be wearing a face mask with your costume? Or offering hand sanitiser to trick or treaters? Whatever it is you're up to, we'd love to hear about it.

Please comment below or email jake.kenny@stuff.co.nz if you are celebrating Halloween this year and would like to share how.

Thanks in advance folks!