35 days ago

Increasing traffic volume strengthens community's resolve to fight for Woodend Bypass

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Supporters of a bypass around a North Canterbury town have been galvanised by the Government's plans to inject more money into road and rail.

Despite protests, a petition and a series of meetings, Woodend residents had become resigned to a 10-year wait after the NZ Transport Agency confirmed the bypass around their town was not on its short-term agenda.

But Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey said there was renewed vigour to fight for the project as the road was getting busier every year.

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4 hours ago

Looking for a Doctor

Debbie from Rangiora

I'm looking for a caring doctor who doesn't rush you in Rangiora please.
I don't have csc so needs to be reasonable price.
I currently pay $40,but that's back ch ch.

1 day ago

Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.

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

3 hours ago

What's On: Rangiora Scottish Country Dance Club

Christine from Rangiora

Regular Monday night dancing lessons, $5 per night. No partner or experience required. Wear soft shoes. Beginners classes run 7.30pm-8.30pm, 2 March to 6 April. Ph Bob 03 3130980/0273639623
Rangiora Scottish Country Dance Club
  • Methodist Church Hall