62 days ago

Proposed plan expands Rangiora and Kaiapoi, allows more medium density housing

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Rangiora and Kaiapoi would have 450 hectares of land to build new housing on – and more space for medium density developments – under a newly proposed district plan.

About 15,000 new homes need to be built in the North Canterbury district over the next 30 years, according to the Waimakariri District Council.

The existing district plan, effectively a rulebook for where different types of developments can happen, has been in place since 2005.

The council is currently consulting with the community on the new plan. It has already received about 70 public submissions. Continue reading here.

Photo: Rural land north of Northbrook Rd, Rangiora which is earmarked for development under a proposed change to the Waimakariri District Council’s district plan.

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44 minutes ago

Collector seeks rare bottles

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Simon-Peter Svensson has been stuck under floorboards in his quests to collect old and rare bottles over the past two decades.

The Rangiora man says while the bottles primarily represent history they are also attractive.

Svensson's passion was sparked when he was about 10 years old by his brother-in-law who also collected bottles and the hobby soon spread through the family.

Now, with a private museum collection of more than 500 bottles on display, by appointment, in a 40 foot shipping container, Svensson is particularly eager to get his hands on more Temuka Brewery bottles from the early 1900s, made of stone. Continue reading here.

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15 hours ago


Sylvia from Kaiapoi

Hello neighbours, we have just purchased a 9meter bus to change into a house bus. The closest place to use for storage is just over 20km away. Closer ones will not allow us to work on the initial stages until it will be completed. We are looking for a safe place to park the bus so we can work on it until completed . Should be in approx one year. We have all the gear needed and power tools are battery operated tho at times we will use a generator for some power tools. . Days will be weekdays OR weekends. So access needs to be freely Available please. Times will be daylight hours not nighttime. The bus needs to be on a fairly level gravel or hard surface. Lawn is not suitable. We are offering weekly payment by negotiation. 0278567891 Sylvia & Steve