Eyrewell Forest, West Eyreton

15 hours ago

Living a dream in the jungle

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Former Rangiora woman Holly Neale has swapped her text books for the jungles of Malaysia for the next few weeks as she takes part in a large multinational military exercise.

Private Neale, a full-time student, is one of more than 50 New Zealand Army Reservists from all over the country taking part… View more
Former Rangiora woman Holly Neale has swapped her text books for the jungles of Malaysia for the next few weeks as she takes part in a large multinational military exercise.

Private Neale, a full-time student, is one of more than 50 New Zealand Army Reservists from all over the country taking part in Exercise Bersama Lima, a military exercise held each year involving forces from New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Private Neale grew up in Rangiora and attended Rangiora High School but is now based in Wellington, where she is studying for a Bachelor of Sociology and International Relations, with minors in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science, at Victoria University.

Good luck Holly! We're sure you're going to go far.

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2 days ago

Rates from 2004-5 to present mine almost tripled over 14 years

Brenda from Rangiora

AT the current rate more people are going to be homeless as wages have been holding steady.
From $1353.55 Council rates and environment canterbury
2019-2020 $3169.50 Waimakariri Councils
2018-2018 $290.00 Environment Canterbury not sure what these have gone up too. It is around $3500
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AT the current rate more people are going to be homeless as wages have been holding steady.
From $1353.55 Council rates and environment canterbury
2019-2020 $3169.50 Waimakariri Councils
2018-2018 $290.00 Environment Canterbury not sure what these have gone up too. It is around $3500
What's happening to yours? I feel to halt COuncil excessive spending we need to halt rate increases till wages can catch up.

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4 hours ago

AKAI 2400W Curved Digital Panel Heater

Sean from Cust

In perfect condition.

Approx. 18 Months Old

Selling as we are moving O/S

Price: $75

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4 hours ago

Everdure 2200W Heater

Sean from Cust

Approx 2 years old and in perfect condition.

Unit can also be wall mounted.

Selling as we are moving O/S

Price: $75

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5 hours ago

What's On: Eco Babes

Belinda from Hurunui District

Concerned about the waste and cost of disposable nappies and commercial baby products? Discuss alternatives with other parents. 1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits or $10. Registration: 03 314 3406 or tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com
Eco Babes
  • Greta Valley
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5 hours ago

What's On: Coastal Foraging, Gore Bay

Belinda from Hurunui District

Join Melany Wright for an educational harvest of wild coastal bounty of edible and healing plants. 2 TimeBank Hurunui credits or $15. Location tbc. Registrations: 03 314 3406 or tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com
Coastal Foraging, Gore Bay
  • Gore Bay
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5 hours ago

What's On: Hurunui Fossils

Belinda from Hurunui District

Talk by local amateur paleontologist Leigh Love about fossils of rare species around Waipara's unique geological area. 1.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits or donation appreciated. Register: 03 314 3406 or tbhlearningexchange@gmail.com
Hurunui Fossils
  • Amberley Library
5 days ago

Farewell from Waimakariri's incumbent mayor, David Ayers

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

OPINION: It appears that I must have made my soon-to-be-ended role look too easy. Nine candidates are after it - if the same ratio had been seeking seats on, say, the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board, there would have been 45 candidates for that board.

In fact, despite the very real challenges, … View more
OPINION: It appears that I must have made my soon-to-be-ended role look too easy. Nine candidates are after it - if the same ratio had been seeking seats on, say, the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board, there would have been 45 candidates for that board.

In fact, despite the very real challenges, there is much to be enjoyed in the position, as with last week when I swore in 36 new New Zealand citizens. All mayors regard this as an important, and enjoyable, part of what they do.

The best part of the job is being out there with all of you at community events, whether I have a specific role, such as at a fire brigade gold star presentation, or whether I just turn up, as at the recent Woodend School Fair.

I have made a huge number of friends and acquaintances - I've got over 1600 contacts in my phone, most of them local. When I leave the mayoralty this weekend, those friends and acquaintances won't disappear.

I've enjoyed the variety of the position. Councils cover a huge range of activities and elected members have to make decisions about all of them. That, of course, gives them all some knowledge across what is going on the district. On top of that, our community has an even larger range of activity to be appreciated and enjoyed - some of it commercial (and that's important) and some of it voluntary. Without volunteers, our community couldn't operate and supporting them is a significant part of what a council does.

A great example of how our community works through volunteers is Roy Adams, who last weekend was awarded a double gold star for his service to the Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire Brigade - that's 50 years on constant call-out - think about it.

Finally, I want to thank all of you in the Waimakariri community for welcoming Marilyn and me wherever we have gone and for allowing me to have the best job I have ever had.

Kia ora koutou.

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9 hours ago

Sevantis Restaurant

Jennifer from Cust

I was told that Sevantis Restaurant on Kendall Ave, Burnside have opened another restaurant in Kaiapoi, and that the Kendall Ave one is closed at moment to help with opening of Kaiapoi Restaurant. Does anyone know if this is the case and if so what part of Kaiapoi is the new restaurant and is it … View moreI was told that Sevantis Restaurant on Kendall Ave, Burnside have opened another restaurant in Kaiapoi, and that the Kendall Ave one is closed at moment to help with opening of Kaiapoi Restaurant. Does anyone know if this is the case and if so what part of Kaiapoi is the new restaurant and is it also called Sevantis?

1 day ago

WATCH: Ditched city life for bus life

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, would you ditch city life to live on a custom made bus?

Amber and Andy ditched city life and quit their jobs after a near death experience during the Christchurch earthquake, to live in a bus with their children, Jake, 6, and Daisy, 4.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Farewell to Fridays

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

We have some exciting up coming changes to the Northern Outlook. We are relaunching as a weekly bumper edition, publishing every Wednesday starting October 16. Our new once-a-week paper will be larger, deliver the local content we know you love, and we are printing an additional 1000 copies to … View moreWe have some exciting up coming changes to the Northern Outlook. We are relaunching as a weekly bumper edition, publishing every Wednesday starting October 16. Our new once-a-week paper will be larger, deliver the local content we know you love, and we are printing an additional 1000 copies to improve distribution.

And we want to hear from you! If you have details of an event for our what's on page, photos of your newborn or child starting school, details of your sports club or match, info about someone doing something cool in our community, or an issue in your neighbourhood you think we should highlight please get in touch. Comment below, send us a message, or email reporters@press.co.nz

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2 days ago

Power Company

Norm from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Discovered this hole in North Eyre Rd the other day and is the result of a power pole being removed and not filled in.
How dangerous is this seeing as it is public land and not private? I know if I done this I would end up in court and fined for leaving this in a dangerous position where the public… View more
Discovered this hole in North Eyre Rd the other day and is the result of a power pole being removed and not filled in.
How dangerous is this seeing as it is public land and not private? I know if I done this I would end up in court and fined for leaving this in a dangerous position where the public can injure them selves, yet when you are the power company this seems to be okay. Yet the maintain on there website safety comes first??????

1 day ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

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Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 9.7% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    9.7% Complete
  • 2.2% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    2.2% Complete
  • 22.5% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    22.5% Complete
  • 36.4% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    36.4% Complete
  • 29.1% It's just like any other day for me
    29.1% Complete
1695 votes
1 day ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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2 days ago

T.V wall bracket

Elizabeth from Kaiapoi

Max Wgt capacity 27.2kgs

Price: $30

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