54 days 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 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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3 hours ago

Fundraising Market Stall

Jeneane Hobby from Ashley Community Church Incorporated

What a great morning we had at the Rangiora Sunday Market. It was a nippy start for the stall holders setting up in the Blake St car park, but the sun shone on a windless day. We enjoyed having people from all over NZ browsing and buying from our stall today. Hope the other stall holders did well too. We still have funds to come in but the Committee is pleased with the result so far.

Special thanks to Arthur Linnell of the North Canterbury Model Railway Club for his generosity to us in his role as market manager. The club hosts the market as a fundraiser and it was good to see young families visiting the working models in the club rooms next to the car park.

6 hours ago

Face masks

Michelle from Rangiora

Off to Aussie? Need a mask? Give me a call. $5 each four layers and comfortable to wear. Loads of colours and patterns. Have a happy and safe holiday 😃😃 Michelle 027 726 2989.

1 day ago

Moscovy Female Duck

Kaye from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Hi Neighbours,
We have 2 Male Moscovy Ducks and we are looking for 1 or 2 Females
Please ring Kaye- 0279293600.