Rangiora, Rangiora

8 hours ago

Waimakariri mayor seeks second term

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Dan Gordon is seeking a second term as Waimakariri mayor.

He confirmed this week he intends standing for the role again in the October local body elections.

Gordon said there were many issues to focus on over the coming years, including the ongoing … View more
From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Dan Gordon is seeking a second term as Waimakariri mayor.

He confirmed this week he intends standing for the role again in the October local body elections.

Gordon said there were many issues to focus on over the coming years, including the ongoing impact of Covid-19, managing development and growth in Waimakariri, the Government’s reform programme, especially Three Waters, and managing climate change and its effects on the Waimakariri district.

‘‘This requires steady, knowledgeable leadership, and experienced council management to ensure the best outcomes for our community,’’ he said.

Gordon said he enjoyed working closely with the local Waimakariri community, representing it, and being an advocate for its views at local, regional and national level, and would continue to be a strong advocate, along with the council, for after-hours care at the Rangiora Health Hub, and the reopening and retention of services at Oxford Hospital.

‘‘Access to quality healthcare is important to our communities.”

A vibrant business community was also key in a growing district such as Waimakariri, he said.

‘‘The council, together with its economic development agency Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC), continues to be a strong advocate for attracting and retaining business.”

Gordon said he would continue to focus on delivering the objectives of the Waimakariri District Council's long-term plan, creating a balance between prudent and realistic costs for ratepayers, and the need to continue to maintain infrastructure to provide the best services to grow the district.

‘‘The community is at the centre of everything we do at the council.”

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9 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings … View more
Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

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CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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4 hours ago

Get Upcycling to win in 2022!

Resene

Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go … View more
Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go all out! Check out some of the previous entires here.

Take part in the 2022 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
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8 hours ago

Mayor hails Waimakariri council's annual plan with average rates rise of 4.5%

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon has praised the efforts of staff after the Waimakariri District Council confirmed “one of the lowest rates rises in the country”.

Councillors voted to adopt the 2022-23 annual plan at a council meeting on Tuesday, with an… View more
From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon has praised the efforts of staff after the Waimakariri District Council confirmed “one of the lowest rates rises in the country”.

Councillors voted to adopt the 2022-23 annual plan at a council meeting on Tuesday, with an average rates rise of 4.5%.

“It’s been a large piece of work because of the current economic situation,” Gordon said.

The annual plan largely followed on from last year’s 2021-31 long-term plan (LTP), with some adjustments to reflect the challenging economic environment, he said.

Economic indicators suggest the Waimakariri district is performing well, despite the impacts of Covid-19 and global economic uncertainty.
The prospect of nearly 900 new houses being built this year provides some optimism going forward, Gordon said.

“We wanted to ensure that we were going to be able to deliver on everything that we planned and to not end up with a case of over promising and under delivering.

“I’m very confident that we can provide the very high level of service that our ratepayers expect, while ensuring that we are not overspending at this crucial time.”

This year’s annual plan features upgrades to drinking water plants, increased funding for the proposed mixed use community hub in Kaiapoi, upgrades to the Rangiora Airfield and funding to protect significant natural areas.

Capital works are not forgotten, with increased funding allocated towards the Kaiapoi storm water and flooding improvements and upgrades to roading infrastructure.

Deputy mayor Neville Atkinson said this year’s annual plan deliberations had been “the most honest we’ve ever been with ourselves with what we can and can’t deliver”.

“We have change from government coming, we have the non-supply of materials, and we have inflation.

“The earthquakes were a difficult time, but it was pretty specific to Canterbury, but this (Covid-19) has impacted on the whole country.

“We are in for an incredibly rough two years, so I think this annual plan is a great achievement.”

Cr Paul Williams raised concern that the percentages of rates funding allocated to roading appeared to be lower than funding for the libraries, parks and swimming pools.

Gordon said it was a subject that needed further debate, but he noted the feedback from residents indicated the council was heading in the right direction.

“We get constant feedback at how much people value our libraries and pools, so I’m comfortable with the rates resolution.”

Last year the council considered climate change in the LTP for the first time.

Gordon said this year’s annual plan was underpinned by a conscious effort to enhance wellbeing, the environment and sustainability in a growing district.

“People told us they are happy with our advocacy around Three Waters and our commitment to balancing growth and optimism with economic uncertainty.”

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1 day ago

Horses

Mark from Kaiapoi

Hi due to health problems we are looking for someone to muck out our 4 quiet horses &2 mini ponies 2x a week.The manure is picked up daily takes a hour. We are located just off lineside rd. We can pay $20 a time this may suit a motivated kid with transport over 12 years. please email … View moreHi due to health problems we are looking for someone to muck out our 4 quiet horses &2 mini ponies 2x a week.The manure is picked up daily takes a hour. We are located just off lineside rd. We can pay $20 a time this may suit a motivated kid with transport over 12 years. please email fantailfarm@hotmail.com Thanks

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19 days ago

Rangiora Players: The Invisible Man . We are looking for some props.

Mark from Rangiora

Rangiora Players are looking for some props for their next production.

We are looking for some props and wonder if anyone out there may be able to help?

The most unusual one we are trying to borrow is a standing Male mannequin.
It will not be hurt during the production and will stand … View more
Rangiora Players are looking for some props for their next production.

We are looking for some props and wonder if anyone out there may be able to help?

The most unusual one we are trying to borrow is a standing Male mannequin.
It will not be hurt during the production and will stand centre stage!.
We are also looking for a galvanised rubbish bin and rocking chair, of the Granny Clampett style.

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11 hours ago

Enjoy a great, local night out!

Mark from Rangiora

Tickets now available

Price: $25

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1 day ago

Employed Female flatmate required

Jen from Rangiora

Welcoming a spiritual female flatmate to share my small home with my poodle, 13yo daughter, and myself.
We have a 3x3 furnished sleepout (double glazed) with both internal and external entrances (lockable) and free wifi that gets turned off at night (bedtime). Ideally, you would be a non-smoking … View more
Welcoming a spiritual female flatmate to share my small home with my poodle, 13yo daughter, and myself.
We have a 3x3 furnished sleepout (double glazed) with both internal and external entrances (lockable) and free wifi that gets turned off at night (bedtime). Ideally, you would be a non-smoking vegetarian.
$180 plus expenses. References required.
Rangiora South
Please reply here for further contact.

1 day ago

It’s disco and music week at Red Cross this week.

The Team from Red Cross Shop Rangiora

Louis is doing his best Saturday night fever pose, and his back up girls are dressed to disco!
We are bringing out more lovely warm clothing daily for all the family. Come in and see us for some great deals.
We are asking our lovely customers if you have any paper supermarket bags that are in need … View more
Louis is doing his best Saturday night fever pose, and his back up girls are dressed to disco!
We are bringing out more lovely warm clothing daily for all the family. Come in and see us for some great deals.
We are asking our lovely customers if you have any paper supermarket bags that are in need of a new home we would be very grateful for them 😊

3 days ago

Walking and talking in Rangiora

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Waimakariri residents are being encouraged to read stories while on the move.

A new storywalk was launched at Northbrook Reserve in Rangiora on Friday, June 24, and Waimakariri district libraries staff hope it will be the first of many.

Library staff … View more
From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Waimakariri residents are being encouraged to read stories while on the move.

A new storywalk was launched at Northbrook Reserve in Rangiora on Friday, June 24, and Waimakariri district libraries staff hope it will be the first of many.

Library staff joined forces with greenspace staff to create temporary storyboards which have been strategically placed around the reserve walkway.

The idea came out of the Covid-19 lockdown as library staff explored new ways of connecting with people, Waimakariri District Libraries community connections co-ordinator Anna Paterson said.

Storywalks have been created in other parts of New Zealand, including the Gore, Hastings, and Napier districts.

"We thought with Covid and people getting out and going for walks and enjoying their local parks, this was a good way of connecting with people.

"We want people to have a love for books and reading and this is a way of doing that when the library is closed. And not everybody wants to do it online."

Each storyboard was like a different page, telling a story and linking to the local environment, Paterson said.

The story The Little Kiwi’s Matariki by Nikki Slade Robinson was chosen for the first storywalk to tie in with Matariki, with permission obtained from the author.

People can also learn about the birdlife and plants, which are found in the Northbrook Reserve and about the history of site on the storyboards.

The temporary storywalk has been set up for a two month trial and if it is successful library staff hope to be able to roll out permanent story walks at different parks around the district.

"It would be lovely to see this in every park in the Waimakariri," Paterson said.

"If the boards are still in an OK condition at the end of the trial we may be able to take them to Kaiapoi and share them a little bit more.

"Temporary boards is a very affordable option at this point, but more permanent boards would require some funding from the council."

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon said he would support expanding the initiative and lookEd forward to a funding proposal coming from council staff.

"I think it’s a great initiative from our greenspace and our libraries teams and with the timing of Matariki, it’s a lovely integration.

"It’s great for the kids to learn as they walk around the reserve and I’m learning too."

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board chairperson Jim Gerard joined Gordon on a walk around the new story walk on Friday and said the board was "all behind the beautification of open spaces" in Rangiora.

The cost of creating, installing and later removal of the storyboards is around $1500 and is covered by existing greenspace and library budgets.

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4 days ago

My Resene up cycling award entry

David from Rangiora

My musically talented 12 year old grandson Kyan was killed in a freak accident earlier this year (You can hear his music on YouTube Kyan Pennell). I made this from hardwood for his school to be presented yearly with a grant to a pupil to further their musical studies.

4 days ago

Alice! An Adventure InWonderland - Stage Musical

Dale from Rangiora

Rangiora Town Hall (School Holidays)
Thurs 14 – Sat 16 July. 2pm Daily, 7.30pm Thurs & Fri


The classic tale of Alice Liddel who falls asleep on the riverbank and dreams of following a rabbit down a rabbit hole. Down the rabbit hole Alice encounters multiple crazy characters from her … View more
Rangiora Town Hall (School Holidays)
Thurs 14 – Sat 16 July. 2pm Daily, 7.30pm Thurs & Fri


The classic tale of Alice Liddel who falls asleep on the riverbank and dreams of following a rabbit down a rabbit hole. Down the rabbit hole Alice encounters multiple crazy characters from her imagination including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the evil Queen of Hearts.

During the show, Alice goes on a journey of self-discovery, realising that she is perfect just how she is, and that people are not always completely sure of who they are all the time and that’s okay.

At the end of the story Alice wakes up on the banks of the river, unsure if she dreamt her adventure or not.

Musical Theatre entertainment for the whole family.

Staged by Intermediate & Senior students of Hartley School of Performing Arts

• Suitable for children of all ages.

• Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

• Running time including interval: 140mins Aprox



Tickets: $15 & $20 plus booking Discount price for group of 4.

Tickets available at Town Hall Cinemas, over the counter and online at townhallcinemas.co.nz...

Doorsales available on the day.

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5 days ago

Sheep foot roller

Jeffrey from Rangiora

I am Selling on behalf of, This sheep foot roller is for breaking up the top layer of soil. It is 2.7 m wide X 3.0 long , the disc are 500mm diameter . There is same surface rust on the draw bar , It can be easily clean and treated.

Price: $1,000

6 days ago

Fried Chicken or War Goddesses?

Stuff

As partners of the Elemental festival, Stuff Travel is giving away 2 amazing packages! For each you'll win 2 nights of luxury stay at Fable Auckland with a welcome dinner and daily breakfasts. You'll also get tickets to either the Takurua - Nafanua, The War Goddess or the Auckland Fried … View moreAs partners of the Elemental festival, Stuff Travel is giving away 2 amazing packages! For each you'll win 2 nights of luxury stay at Fable Auckland with a welcome dinner and daily breakfasts. You'll also get tickets to either the Takurua - Nafanua, The War Goddess or the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival.

Flights included for those out of Auckland.
Enter now

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7 days ago

Enviro Painters Limited

Enviro Painters Ltd

Enviro Painters Ltd are a professional and friendly company that prides itself on customer satisfaction.
We specialise in all aspects of painting and decorating be it your new home or renovation interior or exterior.
All staff are Trade Qualified and i have over 27 years in the trade giving you … View more
Enviro Painters Ltd are a professional and friendly company that prides itself on customer satisfaction.
We specialise in all aspects of painting and decorating be it your new home or renovation interior or exterior.
All staff are Trade Qualified and i have over 27 years in the trade giving you peace of mind that you will be dealing with a professional. We service all of North Canterbury and Christchurch.

I Look forward to meeting you onsite to discuss your project.
021 226 8476
Enviropainterltd.co.nz

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7 days ago

Macpac Puffer Duck Down Jacket - like new

Claire from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Womens size 12. Hardly worn. Smoke free
Selling on behalf.
Ph 0274224883

Price: $70

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