A group of senior pupils at Rangiora’s Te Matauru Primary have launched a campaign urging authorities to improve road safety near their school.
The pupils launched a petition asking the Waimakariri District Council to add a pedestrian crossing and reduce the speed limit outside their school.
“Our school is growing quickly, and we need to have road crossings and a slower traffic area so that we can cross safely," they say.
Read the full story here and tell us where you think road safety improvements are needed in Wamakariri and why?
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.
They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.