Scrap the bus timetable: is on demand public transport the way of the future?

For the first time in New Zealand, on demand public transport will be trialed in Timaru next year as a replacement for existing public bus routes. But what exactly does “on demand” public transport look like? Timaru, like many cities across New Zealand and globally, has struggled to maintain patronage and as a result, financial […]

Business in the ‘burbs

Are you planning to open a business in a residential area, or to run a business from home? Make sure you’re aware of the resource consent requirements for your operations. City and district plans traditionally set out specific zones for commercial activities and others for residential use. However, some small businesses choose to operate in […]

The Future of Akaroa Wharf

The quaint French influenced town of Akaroa holds a special place in the hearts of many.  The iconic Akaroa wharf is nearing the end of its useful life, and the Council is keen to hear your feedback on its future. Let them know what’s important to you, what you think works on the current wharf, […]