Today Northgate could join an essential service team to deliver free fruit & vege to some"bubbles" as they face the impact of the "lock down". Lovely to see the smiles (at a 3 mtr distance of course) at the sight of fresh produce. Credit goes to Mark Hudson & the Community Focus Trust (St Albans) who put this together and the Food Together team. Food Together are behind the large vege coop in Christchurch and other locations - creating a weekly bag of fruit and vege for the low cost of $15.00 per week. Awesome work guys and thanks so much for that initiative.
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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Hey Lolly Shop and Placemakers Christchurch! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your local community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community.
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