Avondale, Christchurch

19 hours ago

The Timaru Herald

The Team Reporter from The Timaru Herald

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Timaru Herald provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain … View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Timaru Herald provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive The Timaru Herald delivered to your home, you can visit The Timaru Herald

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
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2 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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7 days ago

covid-19

Barbara from Aranui

neighbours from different households chatting in the middle of the st at the corner of doreen and merrington st about midday the 26th /3/2020

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1 day ago

more traffic on the road toaday

Lyn from Wainoni

Has anyone else noticed how much more traffic there seems to be on Pages road today? its a constant stream almost! so much for staying at home!

5 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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1 day ago

Needlepoint

Bronwyn from Aranui

Needing dmc blanc please for needlework

19 hours ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
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19 hours ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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19 hours ago

The Press

The Team Reporter from The Press

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Press provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as… View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Press provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive The Press delivered to your home, you can visit The Press.

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
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3 days ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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2 days ago

Are you able to get outside during the lockdown?

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

The physical and mental health benefits of getting outside is clear, and was shown in research after the Christchurch earthquakes. It isn't easy during the lockdown when it is vital to stay close to home. Share what you are doing to keep exercising (inside or outside) and also the challenges … View moreThe physical and mental health benefits of getting outside is clear, and was shown in research after the Christchurch earthquakes. It isn't easy during the lockdown when it is vital to stay close to home. Share what you are doing to keep exercising (inside or outside) and also the challenges you are facing.

1 day ago

Checking in

Mike Gibbs from Avondale Neighbours Group

Good Afternoon all
Week 1 done and dusted = 3 weeks to go
How is your street fairing?

Please don't forget to check in on your neighbours with a phone call / text / email or Facebook message, or just yell out over the fence;

Well done for all those who have emailed to say their streets are … View more
Good Afternoon all
Week 1 done and dusted = 3 weeks to go
How is your street fairing?

Please don't forget to check in on your neighbours with a phone call / text / email or Facebook message, or just yell out over the fence;

Well done for all those who have emailed to say their streets are coping well - That the neighbours are not in need of anything.

Remember, even under Lockdown you can go for a short walk or ride in your own suburb, its important to keep active!

We are here if anyone needs anything

1 day ago

Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Mike Gibbs from Avondale Neighbours Group

Neighbours Day Aotearoa are going online with a Zoom Festival, feel free to pass this onto your contacts:

www.neighboursday.org.nz...

1 day ago

Growing an edible garden

Diana Isaac Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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1 day ago

Dog walking during Covid 19 lock down

Angela from Linwood

Hello everyone who are walking your dogs in the Avonside Drive - River Road area - PLEASE WALK YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TIME. I've had 3 instances this week where dogs not on a lead have run over to my dog resulting in the owner coming to close to retrieve their un tethered … View moreHello everyone who are walking your dogs in the Avonside Drive - River Road area - PLEASE WALK YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TIME. I've had 3 instances this week where dogs not on a lead have run over to my dog resulting in the owner coming to close to retrieve their un tethered dogs.

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