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What's happening in Riccarton, and where to find it

Bush Inn Countdown To Become Farmers' Market

The Bush Inn Centre will replace its Countdown supermarket for a permanent farmers' market, expected to open in early 2019.

The Stuff website reports* that The Provedore will be a range of grocery shops organised into different sections – European, Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Organic, Halal and health foods – as well as traditional supermarket basics. Briscoes would move into the complex.

Selling cars on the roadside about to be banned

The practice of parking vehicles for sale along Riccarton Road is soon to become illegal.

When the city council’s new Traffic and Parking Bylaw comes into force in March, the owners of these vehicles will be breaking the law.

Under the new bylaw, a person must not stop, stand or park a vehicle on any road or parking place to offer it for sale, unless it is being used for day-to-day travel.

City council head of strategic policy Helen Beaumont said on some streets, it created hazards and distractions.

“Drivers have been seen making risky manoeuvres, such asU-turns, in order to get a better view or to park alongside the cars for sale.”

AA senior policy analyst Mark Stockdale said, if implemented, the city council should focus its enforcement on the busy streets where there was a risk.

“Car sales businesses shouldn’t be using public parks to sell cars for profit.”

Carols at Harrington

Carols, angels, shepherds, wise men, a live baby Jesus -- all on a perfect Christchurch Christmas Eve at Harrington Park. What more could you want.

Video courtesy of Marie Byrne.

Funds for Brockworth Place art gallery

Brockworth St galleryA little-known art installation in a laneway just off lower Riccarton Road has received a funding boost.

The Brockworth Place art gallery have been given a $2000 grant for supplies by the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board. The murals are being painted by advocate advisor Damian Holt.

The funding was from the board’s 2017-2018 Discretionary Response Fund.

Changes to Christmas/New Year rubbish collection days

Rubbish collectionThe Christchurch City Council says that  rubbish collections will continue as normal on public holidays, except for New Year’s Day, Easter Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

On those public holidays wheelie bins will be emptied the day following normal collection day for that week.

As Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday this year, collection will move to Tuesday, the Tuesday collection to Wednesday, the Wednesday collection to Thursday, the Thursday collection to Friday and the Friday collection to Saturday.

To keep track of when your wheelie bin needs to go out, download the free wheelie bins app at the Apple AppStore or on GooglePlay.