Arthur's Pass, Arthur's Pass

2 hours ago

How are you coping with the increasing cost of driving?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Petrol prices in many parts of the country have crossed $2.40 for the first time, days out from a nationwide tax increase.

Stations in many parts of the South Island are now charging $2.409 a litre for regular petrol, the latest in a series of record highs seen in recent weeks.

stuff.co.nz/business/107344826/days-out-from-tax-increase-petrol-prices-hit-fresh-record-high

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4 hours ago

Poll: Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Do you fancy year-round summer hours?
The European Union will soon recommend members drop daylight saving hours in favour of staying on summer time throughout the year.
Would you like the same for Aotearoa? Let us know!

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Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?
  • 54% Drop daylight savings, summer hours should be year-round.
    54% Complete
  • 46% Keep it! I love the change in hours.
    46% Complete
428 votes
6 days ago

Best fruit and vege shops in Christchurch

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Neat Places have collected a few of its favourite spots for picking up fresh weekly vegies. What's your go-to fruit and vege shop? Click the link below to read the full article.

stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/107075095/best-spots-for-fruit-and-vege-in-canterbury

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4 days ago

Kiwi kids are less fit and weigh more

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

A study of 500 15-year-olds across two generations found Kiwi kids today are less fit and weigh between 8kg and 13kg more than their parents did.
What do you think is the cause of this - screen time, less exercise, poor diet, or something else?

stuff.co.nz/national/107220570/kiwi-adolescents-weigh-more-and-are-less-fit-than-their-parents-were-study-finds

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16 hours ago

Day of Decision Event

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

Change only comes when you DECIDE you’ve had enough and take action.

It’s your decision to stay as you are — or to do something different, attend this event, and apply what you learn and change your life.

On Sunday, 14th October at 10am, a generous amount of holy oil, blended with … View more
Change only comes when you DECIDE you’ve had enough and take action.

It’s your decision to stay as you are — or to do something different, attend this event, and apply what you learn and change your life.

On Sunday, 14th October at 10am, a generous amount of holy oil, blended with olive oil from the Holy Land will be given FREE OF CHARGE to everyone who attends.

This oil will serve as a point of contact, a tangible way for you to use your faith and connect with God.

We challenge you to come with your problems and see for yourself what God can do in your life.
Find out more

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16 hours ago

Open Days at Alpine View

Alpine View Lifestyle Village

Alpine View recognises that ‘lifestyle is one of our most important medicines’.

TRILife is Alpine’s Wellness Programme – specifically designed to help residents to not only survive but also thrive!! We have produced a book detailing the key elements of the programme, with focus on … View more
Alpine View recognises that ‘lifestyle is one of our most important medicines’.

TRILife is Alpine’s Wellness Programme – specifically designed to help residents to not only survive but also thrive!! We have produced a book detailing the key elements of the programme, with focus on nutrition, exercise and state of mind (in an individualised and personalised way).

Come along to one of our upcoming Open Days to enjoy a tour of our village and receive your complimentary copy of the TRILife Wellness Programme book – a practical guide to adding more years to your life, and life to your years.

Contact us via:
Phone: 03 383 1333
Email: reception@alpineview.co.nz
Find out more!

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5 days ago

Changes to kerbside recycling

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Plastic supermarket bags and Tetra Pak cartons will no longer be accepted in Christchurch's kerbside recycling bin.

stuff.co.nz/environment/107233639/plastic-bags-and-tetra-pak-cartons-banned-from-christchurchs-kerbside-recycling-bin

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1 day ago

Have you been opening OXO cubes the wrong way?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be … View more
Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be flattened. To read more click here.

Simply open up the flaps on the side, flatten them out and then crumble the cube inside the package, turning it into a powder that's a heck of a lot easier to add to your dish.

Did you know this handy trick? Have you been opening the cubes the wrong way your whole life like the rest of us? Will this make cooking for your family a little easier? Share your thoughts in the replies below!

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1 day ago

Dwarf Irises

Helen from Hurunui District

Bare rooted Rhizomes $4 each , postage $7 .

Price: $4

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1 day ago

Xmas lilies

Helen from Hurunui District

Xmas lily bulbs , 3 large bulbs per bag $15 postage for up to 4 bags per pack is $7.

Price: $15

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1 day ago

Subscribe to NZ Gardener's weekly ezine Get Growing and get free herb seeds!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

September is Bee Aware month, as we're calling on gardeners to make sure they plant pollen- and nectar-rich plants. We have 500 packets of bee-friendly edible herb seeds to give away to the first 500 people to sign up to Get Growing. Get Growing digital magazine is delivered every Friday to … View moreSeptember is Bee Aware month, as we're calling on gardeners to make sure they plant pollen- and nectar-rich plants. We have 500 packets of bee-friendly edible herb seeds to give away to the first 500 people to sign up to Get Growing. Get Growing digital magazine is delivered every Friday to your email inbox, completely free! (Offer is valid until Sept 30)

t.comms.stuff.co.nz/webApp/PAPP2859

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1 day ago

Free entry to Hohepa Art & Sculpture Exhibition

Hohepa Canterbury

Hohepa Canterbury is hosting a fundraising Art & Sculpture Exhibition. The artworks are all for sale, and include works by Llew Summers, Dick Frizzell, Don Service, Marian Maguire, Ben Reid and 50 more artists!

Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday, and Opening Night tickets are available … View more
Hohepa Canterbury is hosting a fundraising Art & Sculpture Exhibition. The artworks are all for sale, and include works by Llew Summers, Dick Frizzell, Don Service, Marian Maguire, Ben Reid and 50 more artists!

Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday, and Opening Night tickets are available from our website. Cheeses, candles, wooden toys and other crafts made by the Hohepa community will also be on sale.

Hohepa Canterbury supports adults with an intellectual disability, guided by the principles of Rudolf Steiner. This is a great opportunity to support them, view beautiful art and sculpture, and learn a little more about Hohepa.
Find out more!

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3 days ago

*WIN* an eco grocery shopping pack!

Croco

Just starting your eco-journey? We have everything you need to help eliminate plastics from your weekly grocery shopping... and you could win! We've got two eco grocery shopping packs to giveaway - simply LIKE or THANK this post to enter!

Buy in September and you'll SAVE! Our … View more
Just starting your eco-journey? We have everything you need to help eliminate plastics from your weekly grocery shopping... and you could win! We've got two eco grocery shopping packs to giveaway - simply LIKE or THANK this post to enter!

Buy in September and you'll SAVE! Our eco grocery shopping packs are on sale now. Each pack includes our 4 piece 100% organic cotton eco bags and a set of 2 cotton mesh string bags.

Croco reusable grocery bags are:
- all natural and chemical free
- lightweight and foldable
- can be easily stuffed in your pocket, purse or glove box
- machine washable in cold water

Ditch those single-use plastic bags for good. Keep some Croco eco grocery bags in your handbag or in the back of your car.

Don't forget to LIKE or THANK this post by Sunday 30th September 2018 to enter! See T&Cs.
Order now and save!

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3 days ago

Solid tiling business now for sale

ABC Business Sales

A & H Tiling has been around for over 25 years. On the market for the first time and it's waiting for a driven new owner to take it forward!

As there is an experienced team in place, a new owner is easily able to follow suit and put their focus into the sales side of the business.

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A & H Tiling has been around for over 25 years. On the market for the first time and it's waiting for a driven new owner to take it forward!

As there is an experienced team in place, a new owner is easily able to follow suit and put their focus into the sales side of the business.

Products are sourced from suppliers directly from Europe.

For the 2018 financial year, the business had total sales of around $3.2m with a return to the owner of over $270,000.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Poll: Should New Zealand take in 1500 refugees? Is it enough?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The annual refugee quota will lift from 1000 to 1500 by July 2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this week. Before 2016 the refugee quota sat static at 750 for 30 years, well behind many other western nations. The National Government then raised it to 1000. Is it enough?

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Should New Zealand take in 1500 refugees? Is it enough?
  • 17.5% Yes, we should take more
    17.5% Complete
  • 18.8% No, 1500 is enough
    18.8% Complete
  • 58.4% No - we shouldn't be taking so many
    58.4% Complete
  • 4% Don't mind either way
    4% Complete
  • 1.3% No opinion
    1.3% Complete
3192 votes
4 days ago

Dog owners prepare for tighter restraint laws

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A dog owner who believes all dogs in moving vehicles should be restrained is applauding new animal welfare regulations coming into force soon.

From next month, the regulations can mean fines for dog owners who don't have their pooches restrained on moving vehicles. Dogs on the back of a … View more
A dog owner who believes all dogs in moving vehicles should be restrained is applauding new animal welfare regulations coming into force soon.

From next month, the regulations can mean fines for dog owners who don't have their pooches restrained on moving vehicles. Dogs on the back of a truck, trailer or ute, travelling on a public road, had to be tied up with a leash or rope, if not in a cage or crate.

Those caught breaking that law could be fined up to $900 under new Animal Welfare Regulations from next month. Read more from Stuff here

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