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What's On: Silverstream Reserve Community Planting Day

Noelene from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Join us to help plant trees in this very special place. Wear sturdy shoes, appropriate clothes and bring gloves if you use them. Families welcome. Morning tea provided.
Silverstream Reserve Community Planting Day
  • Silverstream Reserve
6 hours ago


Thomas from Rangiora

Everyone is welcome to Gospel Hall, 22 High Street, Rangiora, at 3pm on13th June. Bright singing, Afternoon tea follows. Choose your favourite hymns for July. Enquiries to Bill, phone 3137815.
  • Gospel Hall, 22 High Street, Rangiora
1 day ago

We Say/You Say: MMP

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?

A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.

Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour MP for Miramar, a Minister of Revenue, Works and Associate Minister of Finance. Neilson explains how MMP could have a positive impact on civic participation after data from Internal Affairs showed a decline in voter turnout.

Around four out of 10 New Zealanders on the electoral role turned out to vote in the last set of local elections. In comparison, around seven or eight out 10 voted in the general election last year.

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