Saturday, October 20, 2018


Ratepayers fork out for community board to solve its differences

Ratepayers had to fork out for an independent facilitator to resolve disputes within a community board.

Springfield resident’s bid for water race assistance

The district council will investigate a Springfield resident's suggestions to re-engineer the water race on his property to prevent further flooding.

ECan saves big bucks turning down the heating

While the majority of the city is oggling at the increase in their power bills over winter, Environment Canterbury is doing all it can to get it down.

Watch: ‘Voluntary’ smoke-free footpaths ‘draconian’

Cafe and bars can opt to ban smoking on footpaths outside their establishments - but is this going too far?

Quake battle to street fight

After a six year battle with his insurance company over earthquake repairs, Mark Wilson is getting ready for another fight. This time it is with the city council over plans to put third lanes on Barbadoes, Forfar and Madras Sts.

Vandals attack newly laid athletics track

A vandalism attack at the Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub will delay the planned opening of the city’s new athletics track.

District escapes blanket use of chlorine – for now

Most of Selwyn has escaped having chlorine put into its drinking water.

District council’s key LTP decisions not set in stone

The district council held its Long Term Plan deliberations last week and has made the following decisions on key projects in the area. However, the decisions won't be finalised until the district council formally adopts the plan later in the month.

Watch: Tui Stand set to be bowled down

Work is under way on the demolition of the Tui stand at the southern end Lancaster Park Stadium.

Surface flooding on some Christchurch roads

Drivers are being urged to take extreme care on the roads this morning as heavy overnight rain has caused surface flooding in some areas.