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7 hours ago

Parking charges in central Christchurch could skyrocket

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent … View more
Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent increase. The rate at the Art Gallery car park could double from $2 an hour to $4.

In a bid to cut operating costs the council is also proposing to reduce library hours, permanently shut the mobile library and close the Akaroa and Lyttelton service centres, as well as the Riccarton Rd bus lounges.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the council's proposals in the comments below.

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8 minutes ago

Sunbeam Food Dehydrator

Jacqui from Halswell

As new condition - taken out of box but never used. $75 ono

Price: $75

1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

Canterbury regional council rates could jump more than 24 per cent

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the … View more
The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the fallout of the Government’s new freshwater regulations.

This would be on top of district council rate rises, such as Christchurch City Council’s proposed five per cent increase, leaving many concerned about the combined toll of the cost to ratepayers. Read more here.

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5 hours ago

Nike Court 4Y

Helen from Lincoln

New, never worn size 4Y kids Nike shoes.
happy to courier for free.
open to offers
retails at Rebel sport for $69.99

Price: $45

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1 day ago

speakers

Patricia from Diamond Harbour

3 speaker boxes (passive) made by Jazz Hipster Corporation
type: J9969
Two bookshelf-like speakers (L17xW15xH25) and
a center channel speaker box (L38xW17xH14) (has light corner damage)
Made with light maple finishes.
Offers are welcome.

Negotiable

3 days ago

Our Hometown

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and … View more
Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and considers how our city's leadership has changed.

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3 days ago

What is your favourite heritage building being restored since the earthquakes?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Christchurch’s iconic heritage buildings have experienced differing fates in the 10 years since the earthquakes struck. But some of the city’s most famous sites are being saved.

Here's our list: www.stuff.co.nz...

What is your favourite building being saved in the rebuild?

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3 days ago

HOMED Saturday 20th February

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

What's your favorite Canterbury property from this week's issue of HOMED?
Click the link below to choose

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14 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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3 days ago

With better grades comes higher self-esteem.

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

Tutoring helps increase your child’s motivation and attitude so he or she is able to reach his or her full academic potential. Get in touch with your local centre to learn more.

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3 days ago

Central Banks

Robert from Spreydon

I watched a doco last night about central banks, and it wa a bit of an eye opener. Did you know they`re completely autonomous and separated from government? It`s pretty incredible that an unelected entity controls global money supply, especially when one considers we`re supposed to live in a … View moreI watched a doco last night about central banks, and it wa a bit of an eye opener. Did you know they`re completely autonomous and separated from government? It`s pretty incredible that an unelected entity controls global money supply, especially when one considers we`re supposed to live in a democracy. Feel free to disagree.

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8 days ago

Decade since Christchurch Earthquakes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people … View more
Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people worldwide will have to opportunity to pay their respects.

The council has worked closely with the Quakes Families Trust to create a memorial service that will acknowledge and commemorate those that lost their lives and all that have endured hardship due to the disaster.

“We want people, no matter where they are in the world, to feel part of the commemorations so we will be live-streaming both the national memorial service on 22 February and the free concert – Ōtautahi Together – on 28 February,” says Christchurch City Council Civic and International Relations Manager Matt Nichols.

185 Cantabrians lost their lives when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at a depth of 5km near south-east Christchurch in 2011.

Share your messages of support below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Northern Outlook.

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4 days ago

DandyMan Diaries

Robert from Spreydon

Hey,

I`ve been reading about bees today, and apparently population growth means the bees have more work to do, which means we need more bees to pollinate. right?

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4 days ago

2 x Rocky Mountain Folding Camping Chair With Arms Dark Green

Grant from Halswell

Bliss out on your folding chair outdoors while others squat and stand at that next outdoor event. Also great for simple luxury when camping and for the beach.

Strong steel construction

Arm rests

Extra strong double layered fabric
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Bliss out on your folding chair outdoors while others squat and stand at that next outdoor event. Also great for simple luxury when camping and for the beach.

Strong steel construction

Arm rests

Extra strong double layered fabric

Extra stitching around edges

Fade proof

Rust resistant

Holds up to 105kg

Dimensions: 80cm x 53cm x 53cm

In excellent condition.

Pack away tidily in bags for easy transport or carrying.
Pick up from Halswell in Christchurch.

Price: $15

28 days ago
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