Over the last 10+ years, we've raised funds and sponsored various events to support dog adoption; SPCA, Dogwatch, Greyhounds as Pets and Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue.
We are offering one lucky Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue adopter a chance to attend Learn to Massage Your Dog on 22nd March for the discounted price of $100 (a 28% discount). This is a hands-on workshop that you attend with your dog. Be the first person to respond to this post with a photo of your CBBR dog. Then, we'll follow up with you with an invoice to pay and a few pre-course questions to confirm your booking.
T&Cs: This prize is not transferable and for the class on 22 March from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm only You must be available to attend the course with your dog (we introduce dogs outside before going into the classroom and have a limited number of dogs in each class). You must also book and pay within 2 days of winning the competition.
Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.
The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.
By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.
Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.
* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.
Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy would cause “unprecedented” redundancies, jeopardise projects and flout direct advice from the Government.
The authority also faces borrowing more than $100m over the next two years to pay for its coronavirus response and make up for an expected $61.8m in lost dividends from the trading companies it owns.
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