Great news for all digital upskillers: you can gain computer skills for work, study and everyday life - for free and at your own pace - at Ara Connect!
We’ve got courses in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a Certificate in Computing, plus you can learn how to touch-type, use the internet, create a website and lots more.
There are Ara Connect locations throughout Christchurch and in Rangiora, Timaru and Oamaru. We’re open Monday to Friday, and some locations are open Saturdays and weekends too, so you can fit your studies around work, family and other commitments.
To find out more, visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76.
Why not pop along to The Culture Galore Festival - tomorrow 22nd Feb at at Ray Blank Park, 46 Maidstone Road, Ilam from 12 noon to 4pm.
Our fab CAB volunteers will be there as well as activities, music and lots of yummy food to try .
Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.
The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.
Read more here and tell us what you think of ECan's plan in the comments below.
A member's story has been recently published on Stuff "my addiction to food and exercise brought me to my knees"