34 days ago

Man who allegedly torched Amberley tyre pile named

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Garry Grimmer, 63, from Amberley, lost name suppression when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

Police allege he set fire to a large pile of old tyres at a yard on Racecourse Rd, in Amberley, on January 29.

ECan intended to have the tyres moved to a chipping facility, and the tyre chips would then have been transported to a cement company.

Grimmer was remanded on bail to appear again on June 9.

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1 hour 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.

2 hours ago

What's On: Yoga for Feet, Knees, Hips

Marina Neighbourly Lead from Fernside

Explore yoga practices that improve function of hips, legs, feet and for pelvic floor strengthening. Beginners welcome. All equipment provided. Contact Marina Locke for more details: 021871818.
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1 day ago

Have you seen this amazing garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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.