194 days ago

Decadent DIY gifts

The Team from Resene ColorShop Shirley

A beautifully decorated box filled with aromatic tea makes a lovely gift for someone who enjoys a cuppa.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

More messages from your neighbours
4 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Canterbury!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

9 hours ago

Be in to Win

Zed McCloskey from Zed McCloskey

This month I'm having a draw to win a $200 Prezzy card! Simply book in a free, no obligation financial health check and you'll go in the draw to win.
Email zed@lifeplans.co.nz or call me at 027 740 3545 to learn more.

1 day ago

Property developer being held to account over misleading sales pitch and breaches of the District Plan

Greg from Richmond

Prolific property developer ordered to remove 'misleading' Airbnb statements | Stuff.co.nz

(A close friend of mine in Wellington just forwarded this to me)

"The poor kid must feel like the whole world is against him!! Does this article sound familiar? Particularly the 55 discrepancies??"

My thoughts are "Oh diddums Mathew!"

He hasn't followed the housing density rules of the District Plan, and John Higgins team in the Council's consenting unit (and the Commissioner) have whitewashed the Enhanced Development Mechanism in the District Plan which VERY clearly stipulates a ceiling limit of 65 dwellings/units per hectare.
This Merivale Lane development will be grossly over that limit, far more so than the monstrosity Williams Corporation built here in Perth Streets which equates to 75 units per hectare! We could have cause to take the Council to Court, and have at least 3 of the units demolished in order to force the Perth Street development to be compliant.
If I had deep pockets and a spare $20k I would do it today.
Will be watching this story with great interest in the hopes that Merivale Lane doesn't suffer the same fate Perth Street did.
Well done Karl and everyone involved with getting this story into the news!