Ashburton District, Ashburton

5 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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6 days ago

Firewood Delivery Avaliable!! [MPI Approved Essential Service]

Jamie from Pleasant Point - Temuka

Hi guys! We hope everybody is well and well equipped for the weeks ahead!

We have received word from MPI this morning that we are classed as an "essential service". We will be delivering firewood throughout the lock down, while taking precautions for your safety and ours. Please see our … View more
Hi guys! We hope everybody is well and well equipped for the weeks ahead!

We have received word from MPI this morning that we are classed as an "essential service". We will be delivering firewood throughout the lock down, while taking precautions for your safety and ours. Please see our attached photo for guidelines on receiving deliveries.

Our yard is based in Geraldine and we will deliver for free within 50km of Geraldine.

Our options and prices are as follows:
- 6 cubic meters of dry shelter-belt pine for $450 delivered.
- also 3 cubic meter half loads for $225 delivered.

Grab yourself a bargain, and crank up the log burner to keep your electricity bills lower over this winter. Make yourself comfortable while you're isolating!

Any queries or bookings please Call/TXT Jamie on 028 435 2429
also feel free to email Jamie_Huntley@hotmail.com.

Cheers guys, stay safe.

Price: $225

6 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Freshly-opened egg business cracks Canterbury delivery market

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Little Red Farm owners Ben and Lucy Miller are offering delivery on their pasture fed chicken eggs from their Canterbury farm..

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6 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

6 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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7 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

8 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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8 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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8 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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12 days ago

Second coronavirus case in Canterbury

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A man in his 50s who arrived in Canterbury five days ago is the second person in the region to test positive for coronavirus.

Ministry of Health director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed on Friday the country had 11 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 39.

The Canterbury man … View more
A man in his 50s who arrived in Canterbury five days ago is the second person in the region to test positive for coronavirus.

Ministry of Health director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed on Friday the country had 11 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 39.

The Canterbury man arrived in Christchurch from Los Angeles on March 15 on flight American Airlines AA83 and flight Air New Zealand NZ535.

A woman in her 40s, who arrived in Christchurch on March 16 from London, was the city's first positive case.

Read Stuff's full coverage on coronavirus, including how to keep yourself safe, here.

11 days ago

Be Neighbourly, and...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Covid-19 separating us physically, we need to ensure we aren’t making any group of people feel distant from our community. Let's continue to show our Kiwi spirit and support reach other #RaceRelationsDay2020

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11 days ago

HELP

Jacki from Ashburton District

I think this is the time when we all need to put "money to the mouth" as the saying goes. If anyone needs help during this trying time, with anything from groceries to a bit of support I would like to think that they would be able to call on anyone of us on this group for this help. I … View moreI think this is the time when we all need to put "money to the mouth" as the saying goes. If anyone needs help during this trying time, with anything from groceries to a bit of support I would like to think that they would be able to call on anyone of us on this group for this help. I know that it is not easy for any of us to admit that we need help, but during this time I think we need to make acceptions to our normal way of thinking. I will be the first to be available to help, if I can to anyone in the area that needs a hand. Hopefully others will follow. My email is jackidb123@gmail.com / 0210551566 (leave a msg if I dont answer)

11 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reach Out is a hub for Kiwis to find and give support from others during this global pandemic. Head over to the page and share how you're coping, how you can support each other, and what everyone is doing to embrace the changes that are happening around us. Visit page

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12 days ago

Our most distinctive luxury SUV

Archibalds Motors Ltd

The new Range Rover Evoque wasn’t designed to be just another car amongst traffic. It was designed to turn heads with its unique flowing lines and unmistakable shape. The elegance extends to the inside, with refined, luxurious features and sophisticated intuitive technology. Conquer any urban … View moreThe new Range Rover Evoque wasn’t designed to be just another car amongst traffic. It was designed to turn heads with its unique flowing lines and unmistakable shape. The elegance extends to the inside, with refined, luxurious features and sophisticated intuitive technology. Conquer any urban obstacle – and look good doing it, all for $92,900*.

Test drive a Range Rover Evoque or any other new Land Rover and go into the draw to win 500,000 Emirates Skywards Miles.

To book a test drive today, please contact Archibalds on 021 907 961.
*T&Cs apply.
Book now

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