Swannanoa - Ohoka, Swannanoa

20 hours ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

22 hours ago

Canterbury regional council rates could jump more than 24 per cent

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the … View more
The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the fallout of the Government’s new freshwater regulations.

This would be on top of district council rate rises, such as Christchurch City Council’s proposed five per cent increase, leaving many concerned about the combined toll of the cost to ratepayers. Read more here.

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31 minutes ago

Comedian's move to Covid-free sanctuary of North Canterbury

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Stand-up comedian Camille Solari has yet to decide whether her move from the lights of Los Angeles to the paddocks of North Canterbury was her best idea ever.


She and her partner Hamish Dean, originally from Woodend, made the rather rash decision to uplift themselves and their daughters, 3 and 6,… View more
Stand-up comedian Camille Solari has yet to decide whether her move from the lights of Los Angeles to the paddocks of North Canterbury was her best idea ever.


She and her partner Hamish Dean, originally from Woodend, made the rather rash decision to uplift themselves and their daughters, 3 and 6, from their lockdown life in LA last year.

The larger-than-life American is not likely to blend into the background at the local farmers market, but she is embracing her new Kiwi life – and so far still has her sense of humour intact. Read more here.

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1 day ago

Social media fuels criticism of Kaiapoi ambulance

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Facebook continues to fuel the rumour mill surrounding Kaiapoi's emergency services, but those services warn not to believe everything you read.

St John North Canterbury territory manager Cole Gillman said the organisation was committed to ambulance operations in Kaiapoi, as well as the … View more
Facebook continues to fuel the rumour mill surrounding Kaiapoi's emergency services, but those services warn not to believe everything you read.

St John North Canterbury territory manager Cole Gillman said the organisation was committed to ambulance operations in Kaiapoi, as well as the broader North Canterbury area.

The Hilton St station, which sits on council land, will be relocated as the land has been purchased from the council for another development.

“St John is in the final stages of negotiations with the landlord of a temporary site within Kaiapoi to base our ambulance services,” Gillman said.

“Once we have finalised negotiations, we will be in a position to inform the Kaiapoi community which continues to be very supportive of St John.

“In addition to a temporary location, St John is embarking on a broader piece of work to find a new permanent home for St John in Kaiapoi.”

16 hours ago

It's all here!

Silverstream Subdivision

Picnics without the sand and the mosquitoes are a complete joy! A picnic within walking distance from home is a complete and utter, stress-free joy ✨⁠

#silverstreamsubdivision #silverstreamwestkaiapoi #itsallhere #picnic #family

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1 day ago

Our Hometown

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and … View more
Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and considers how our city's leadership has changed.

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16 hours ago

Work Wanted

Martin from Rangiora

I am a retired ex builder and would like some light work part time , have most classes of driving . One offs or regular considered . Small jobs . Clean Gutters etc
I charge reasonable rates .
Have Class 4 and forklift licence .
Can also do small water blasting jobs , Drives , deck etc .
Have you … View more
I am a retired ex builder and would like some light work part time , have most classes of driving . One offs or regular considered . Small jobs . Clean Gutters etc
I charge reasonable rates .
Have Class 4 and forklift licence .
Can also do small water blasting jobs , Drives , deck etc .
Have you anything please ? Text me 02102732152

19 hours ago

Wellbeing Festival

Brent from Kaiapoi

This is going to be an awesome event... massage, yummy ice creams, awesome stalls, live music, demos through the day... we want it even more special for two people... VIP Package - tag the person you would like to chare the package with, share this post... TO WIN... at 10.25am on the 27th at the … View moreThis is going to be an awesome event... massage, yummy ice creams, awesome stalls, live music, demos through the day... we want it even more special for two people... VIP Package - tag the person you would like to chare the package with, share this post... TO WIN... at 10.25am on the 27th at the Wellbeing festival the winner will be announced - you have to be there to win so come with your tagged person and register at the Food Forest trust tent... so we know you are there...
You win your choice of free massage or reflexologist session, yummy Rolling Penguins NZ, vouchers from CBK Kaiapoi and Paris for the weekend
ice creams, plus meal vouchers for you to go for a meal after the Wellbeing festival...

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1 day ago

Heel Spurs

Bibby from Rangiora

Does any body know how to remove it or help with discomfit of heel spurs?

3 days ago

HOMED Saturday 20th February

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

What's your favorite Canterbury property from this week's issue of HOMED?
Click the link below to choose

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1 day ago

Hardwood lamp post

Jam from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Approx 12 old hardwood lamp post .
Selling as is , must take all . We can help load with tractor onto your trailer (would take a couple of loads) open to reasonable offers .
*It won't let me upload photo's if you are interested i can email a picture to you. Thanks Jordy

Negotiable

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1 day ago

What's On: Oxford Senior Citizens Club

Carol from Oxford

.A speaker from the “Health and Disability Advocates Services” Christchurch, is coming to give us an interesting talk, So please feel free to join us, with afternoon tea to follow.
Oxford Senior Citizens Club
  • Oxford Working Men’s Club
14 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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3 days ago

DOG POO

Pam from Rangiora

If you drop your bag with dog poo in it please pick it up

3 days ago

Food Bank - Rangiora Area

James Harrison from Mountain Meadows Charitable Trust

Do you or someone you know struggle to make ends meet. We can help with a food pack?
Mountain Meadows Charitable Trust runs a food bank in the Rangiora area. We also specialise in food for vegetarians, vegans, food allergies ie gluten free, FODMAP etc.

Contact us by filling out the form on line at… View more
Do you or someone you know struggle to make ends meet. We can help with a food pack?
Mountain Meadows Charitable Trust runs a food bank in the Rangiora area. We also specialise in food for vegetarians, vegans, food allergies ie gluten free, FODMAP etc.

Contact us by filling out the form on line at
www.livingchoices.nz...

Or by phoning 03 313 1967

7 days ago

Decade since Christchurch Earthquakes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people … View more
Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people worldwide will have to opportunity to pay their respects.

The council has worked closely with the Quakes Families Trust to create a memorial service that will acknowledge and commemorate those that lost their lives and all that have endured hardship due to the disaster.

“We want people, no matter where they are in the world, to feel part of the commemorations so we will be live-streaming both the national memorial service on 22 February and the free concert – Ōtautahi Together – on 28 February,” says Christchurch City Council Civic and International Relations Manager Matt Nichols.

185 Cantabrians lost their lives when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at a depth of 5km near south-east Christchurch in 2011.

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

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