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43 days ago

Waimakariri District Council COVID19 Info

Waimakariri District Council

While Council buildings may be closed we are still here to help.
We encourage people to conduct business with us online or over the phone and will be posting regular updates on our website and social media channels regarding how we intend to maintain service levels within these new restrictions.
Find out more

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49 days ago

Single mum's tiny house lockdown

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Following on from yesterday's tiny house story, here's single mum Shaye sharing her experience in isolation

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44 days ago

Grand Designs NZ build 18 months on

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Grand Designs NZ show featuring the magnificent Britten Stables project in Christchurch has aired again on Three. Isabelle and Tim tell us how they've fared, pre- and post-lockdown.

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44 days ago

How will you commemorate Anzac Day this year?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

This year's Anzac Day will take a very different shape with a virtual dawn service, but Kiwis are still being asked to stand to commemorate those who have served for us.

The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association and the New Zealand Defence Force will host a virtual dawn service for … View more
This year's Anzac Day will take a very different shape with a virtual dawn service, but Kiwis are still being asked to stand to commemorate those who have served for us.

The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association and the New Zealand Defence Force will host a virtual dawn service for the first time in its more than 100-year history this Anzac Day. Find out more here.

How will you commemorate Anzac Day this year? Send us a PM or an email - reporters@press.co.nz - or comment below.

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56 days ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Canterbury Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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51 days ago

All eyes on the tiny house

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Tiny house builders have had a surge in interest during the lockdown, some from families that are 'herding'

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44 days ago

All the fun of the farmers' market without leaving the house

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hamish and Suzy Hutton were already planning to launch an online farmers' market when coronavirus ignited the global online food shopping craze.

Luckily for them, they'd already done the hard yards, building the platform, testing the site and enticing dozens of artisan suppliers to get … View more
Hamish and Suzy Hutton were already planning to launch an online farmers' market when coronavirus ignited the global online food shopping craze.

Luckily for them, they'd already done the hard yards, building the platform, testing the site and enticing dozens of artisan suppliers to get on board.

The pressure to help suppliers get their goods out swiftly convinced the Canterbury couple to bring the site to life early, launching the Marker2u shop in late March.

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45 days ago

#WATCH: Coronavirus: Sound of crunching leaves deafening in central Christchurch

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's suburbs are packed with walkers and cyclists as queues form outside local dairies, yet the central city remains eerily quiet and empty.

45 days ago

Grab yourself a cuppa...

Toastmasters

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an … View more
Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an educational programme that promotes these competencies, and also teaches effective listening, thinking on your feet, leadership skills, and giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Amid lockdown, many of New Zealand’s Toastmasters clubs have transitioned to holding their regular meetings online to allow the continuation of personal and professional development while providing social interaction.

To find a meeting near you, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.nz/find_your_voice
Learn more

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47 days ago

Edit to: Total Mobility Card Holders: Neighbour has confirmed this is in place until the end of June 2020

Erina from Sydenham

Are you aware if you have the above card you can get free taxi services to meet your Essential Needs.
i.e. Groceries or chemists for your prescriptions.
Now until the end of June 2020.

48 days ago

How are your pets handling lockdown? Share your photos below!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping … View more
This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping you work from home, on a local neighbourhood walk getting some exercise, or any cute, fun, and funny photos!

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51 days ago

SuperSeniors COVID-19 special edition Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Office for Seniors is working hard to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our most recent COVID-19 special edition Newsletter includes phone numbers for all regional civil defence teams, they can help you if you are struggling to access your supermarket … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Office for Seniors is working hard to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our most recent COVID-19 special edition Newsletter includes phone numbers for all regional civil defence teams, they can help you if you are struggling to access your supermarket essentials.

It also includes details on COVID-19 related scams and what to look out for to stay safe.

Read the newsletter here: bit.ly...

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48 days ago

Sign a new gardener up for our free weekly sow and grow advice!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week's issue we say Asian greens are quick and easy for impatient gardeners. Plus check out shrubs to grow from hardwood cuttings, go on an autumn pest patrol, tidy up the vege patch, save nuts from rats and get ready for bad weather.

Read about growing herbs from cuttings and seeds. … View more
In this week's issue we say Asian greens are quick and easy for impatient gardeners. Plus check out shrubs to grow from hardwood cuttings, go on an autumn pest patrol, tidy up the vege patch, save nuts from rats and get ready for bad weather.

Read about growing herbs from cuttings and seeds. We also have some great prizes up for grabs, including Thrive Citrus Plant Food from Yates and Green Feed seed packs from Burnet’s.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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48 days ago

Transform a wooden mail tray.

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Refresh an old fashioned mail tray with a modern new look using the Resene Whites and Neutrals range.

Reinvent it as a magazine holder, spice rack or use it to hold your favourite cookbooks. Paint the front panel in Resene FX Blackboard Paint and use it as a handy writing space.

Make the most … View more
Refresh an old fashioned mail tray with a modern new look using the Resene Whites and Neutrals range.

Reinvent it as a magazine holder, spice rack or use it to hold your favourite cookbooks. Paint the front panel in Resene FX Blackboard Paint and use it as a handy writing space.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

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48 days ago

Share your kindness message with New Zealand

AMI Insurance

You might have spotted that our TV and social media ads are looking a little different right now. That's because they're featuring people from your neighbourhood - spreading messages of kindness and thanks around New Zealand.

We'd love you to share one too. Broadcast your message … View more
You might have spotted that our TV and social media ads are looking a little different right now. That's because they're featuring people from your neighbourhood - spreading messages of kindness and thanks around New Zealand.

We'd love you to share one too. Broadcast your message of kindness at KindCast.co.nz
Find out more

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