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20 days ago

What's On: Book and Toy Fair

Karen from Hurunui District

Pre-loved books for adults and children. Plus toys and games. Friday May 7th 4pm to 7pm and Saturday 8th May 9am to 1pm. BYO bag. Broomfield School fund raiser.
Book and Toy Fair
  • Amberley St John's Hall
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5 hours 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.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Northern Outlook.

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18 hours ago

2005 Toyota Caldina for sale. Reduced price for cash sale to $4300.

Rita from Rangiora

In excellent condition
220000 km
4 speed automatic

1,990 cc petrol engine
Brand new warrant until May 2022
Very tidy inside and out
Cash price Reduced to $4300
Can be viewed in Rangiora
Txt Simon on 0211712543

1 day ago

Plunge in bank counter transactions is no surprise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

From columnist Mike Yardley: Understandably, bank branch closures are one of the biggest casualties of the digital age. Ongoing rationalisation of bricks and mortar branches is inevitable, but it’s debatable whether retail banks have struck the right balance between expediting the digital drive, and sustaining solid customer service.

Do they really give full consideration to the adverse impacts on communities from branch closures, the reputational damage from obliterating their physical presence, or their wider obligations as good corporate citizens?

Read Mike's full column here.

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