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41 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
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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23 minutes ago

North Canterbury groups and schools boosted by community fund

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Thirty North Canterbury schools and charities will receive a share of $30,000 from this year's MainPower Community Fund.

Lines company MainPower has been running the contestable fund since 2015.

"Due to the popularity of the Community Fund, we increased the funding available to $30,000 in 2019, a $10,000 increase," chief executive Andy Lester said.

"We also introduced a separate voting stage, where a group of finalists were profiled online, allowing members of the community to have a say in where the funds will be allocated."

A total of $20,000 has been allocated to community groups and $10,000 to school projects. The recipients represent a range of community activities.

"Whether the funding is going towards giving kids the chance to learn about the environment, or supporting the region's most vulnerable, the key thing is that all of the recipients are doing great things for North Canterbury," Lester said.


2019 MAINPOWER COMMUNITY FUND RECIPIENTS

Community Groups

Waikuku Beach Surf Lifesaving
Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury
Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust
Amberley Meals on Wheels
Satisfy Food Rescue
Kaiapoi Food Forest
Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven
Rangiora Community Patrol
Southbrook Community Sports Club
Chris Ruth Centre
Kaikōura Community Shed
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Cheviot Community Menz Shed
Rachel's House Trust
Oxford Community Men Shed
Oxford Arts Trust
Kaichorus
Reflections Community Trust
SeniorNet
Rangiora Community Menz Shed

Schools/educational programmes
Hanmer Springs School
North Canterbury Alpine Trust
Rangiora High School
Waiau School
Loburn School
North Loburn School
View Hill School
Fernside School
Amberley Community Preschool
Amberley School

6 hours ago

Collect a bag of rubbish - and you could win prizes!

Resene

Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.

It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
Sign up here

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6 hours ago

Where community and staff come together

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make sure you’re ok.”
Hoko and Glenda feel very fortunate for the support they received when Hoko experienced some health issues. It wasn’t just the village staff who provided support, the whole community rallied around them.
“When I got sick the community itself looked after me,” Hoko explains.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the staff here,” Glenda says.
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