Beckenham, Christchurch

16 days ago

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park the latest cancellation due to Covid-19

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park has been cancelled for the first time in 26 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The free outdoor Christmas concert, usually attracts tens of thousands of Kiwi families at Christchurch’s Hagley Park and the Auckland Domain.

“Given the immense amount of … View more
Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park has been cancelled for the first time in 26 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The free outdoor Christmas concert, usually attracts tens of thousands of Kiwi families at Christchurch’s Hagley Park and the Auckland Domain.

“Given the immense amount of planning and work involved in Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, we’ve had to make the sad decision to postpone until next year due to the current uncertainty of Covid-19 restrictions around large public events," Annette Chillingworth, from Coca-Cola NZ, says.

Organisers are now looking towards how they could make the 2021 event "bigger and more spectacular than ever before".

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20 days ago

Poll: Should Central Christchurch housing developers keep getting ratepayer rebates?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Central Christchurch housing developers have received $13 million in rebates from ratepayers in the past six years.

The council is considering whether to continue the scheme designed to encourage post-quake residential development in the CBD or let it expire on June 30.

Developers are calling on… View more
Central Christchurch housing developers have received $13 million in rebates from ratepayers in the past six years.

The council is considering whether to continue the scheme designed to encourage post-quake residential development in the CBD or let it expire on June 30.

Developers are calling on the council to continue the scheme, especially if it wants to reach its target of increasing the central city population to 20,000 by 2028, but opponents say the rebate is propping up "wealthy developers" at the expense of ratepayers.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the scheme in the comments below.

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Should Central Christchurch housing developers keep getting ratepayer rebates?
  • 4.6% Yes, we need more houses in the CBD
    4.6% Complete
  • 94% No, that money should go elsewhere
    94% Complete
  • 1.4% I'm not sure/something else (tell us in the comments below)
    1.4% Complete
368 votes
17 days ago

Back your backyard

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

As we settle into life in Alert Level 2, we're excited to see a bit more of NZ. Join us as we showcase the best close-to-home travel experiences Aotearoa has to offer.

17 days ago

Take the virtual tour

Essie Summers Retirement Village

Did you know you can view some of our retirement villages in the comfort of your own home?

Immerse yourself in our beautiful villages by taking a ‘walk through’ with our virtual tours. Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore the village amenities, and step into a beautiful independent … View more
Did you know you can view some of our retirement villages in the comfort of your own home?

Immerse yourself in our beautiful villages by taking a ‘walk through’ with our virtual tours. Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore the village amenities, and step into a beautiful independent apartment, serviced apartment or care room. You can navigate your way through each featured room or area of the village and really get a feel for the space. It’s a great way to obtain a more intricate view before you make a visit to the village.
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24 days ago

Low-cost Internet for your home

Lynda Sawyers from TechMate

Skinny Jump low-cost internet has just got even better. The price has decreased and more people are eligible for the service. TechMate can help you enrol for Skinny Jump - just give us a call or drop us an email. More information on Skinny Jump can be found here: www.skinny.co.nz...

18 days ago

Big shout out to our neighbours

New World

We’ve been proud to work with some amazing charities over the past few months who have been helping Kiwis up the road, down the road and ‘round the corner, to get through.

Join us in thanking all the outstanding New Zealanders at The Student Volunteer Army, Kiwi Harvest, Kaibosh, and food … View more
We’ve been proud to work with some amazing charities over the past few months who have been helping Kiwis up the road, down the road and ‘round the corner, to get through.

Join us in thanking all the outstanding New Zealanders at The Student Volunteer Army, Kiwi Harvest, Kaibosh, and food banks like The Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch City Missions.

Ngā mihi maioha.

#neighbourstogether
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19 days ago

Small business owners – take our survey

Stuff Prosper

Small businesses are vital to the recovery of our economy.

During the Covid-19 restrictions, business owners have shown initiative, hard work and resilience to keep afloat.

But many have been hit hard.

Lack of clarity about just how heavy the toll of the restrictions have been on … View more
Small businesses are vital to the recovery of our economy.

During the Covid-19 restrictions, business owners have shown initiative, hard work and resilience to keep afloat.

But many have been hit hard.

Lack of clarity about just how heavy the toll of the restrictions have been on individual businesses and their ability to quickly rebound adds to the uncertainty of the national economic recovery.

Therefore, Prosper is launching a survey targeted at finding out the scale of Covid-19's impact.

You can take that survey right now – it will only take a few minutes.
Take the survey

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19 days ago

How to create a happy and healthy home for less

The Warehouse

Did you know a government and industry study found the condition of as many as one in two New Zealand homes assessed wasn’t as healthy as it should be?

That has a big impact on our health, but despite the obstacles we face, there are lots of simple ways to make your place warmer and drier, … View more
Did you know a government and industry study found the condition of as many as one in two New Zealand homes assessed wasn’t as healthy as it should be?

That has a big impact on our health, but despite the obstacles we face, there are lots of simple ways to make your place warmer and drier, more comfortable and easier to heat.
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20 days ago

Build your own storage planter

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

What’s better than a new planter box?

One that serves as a place to stash plant pots or tuck a hose out of sight too.

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

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20 days ago

Huge St Marks uniform bundle

Tony from Hillsborough

Since the marketplace here is still closed, I am advertising all of my kids ST Marks uniforms as they have changed schools. There are various sizes, mainly 10-12. They include:


2 x ties
3 x winter socks
3 x PE shirt
1 x PE short
1 x winter jersey
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Since the marketplace here is still closed, I am advertising all of my kids ST Marks uniforms as they have changed schools. There are various sizes, mainly 10-12. They include:


2 x ties
3 x winter socks
3 x PE shirt
1 x PE short
1 x winter jersey
1 x winter cardie
1 x white shirt
3 x long sleeve shirt
3 x short sleeve shirt
4 x summer socks
1 x hat
1 x hoodie
1 x summer short
1 x Blazer.


I am open to offers. If you want to know specific sizes of items, let me know. 027 282 4887. - Tony (this is a business number).

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20 days ago

Sleep-out for Sale

Darlene from Somerfield

www.trademe.co.nz...
This latest studio cabin by Kiwi Modular Homes is built by our fully qualified and experienced team. This unit is 9.9m2 so doesn't require building consent. Many other sizes and configurations are also available.

We create warm, comfortable, stylish, and durable homes. … View more
www.trademe.co.nz...
This latest studio cabin by Kiwi Modular Homes is built by our fully qualified and experienced team. This unit is 9.9m2 so doesn't require building consent. Many other sizes and configurations are also available.

We create warm, comfortable, stylish, and durable homes. Everything we build complies with or exceeds the New Zealand Building Code. Each home is custom built in our factory. We do not use shipping containers or freezer panel.

Our houses and cabins are light, airy and spacious, and have a lovely architectural feel with large windows and sloping timber ceilings.

All our houses and cabins are insulated to exceed the new Residential Tenancies Act and the NZ Building Code requirements.
www.kiwimodularhomes.co.nz...

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24 days ago

Poll: Would you prefer costs for services and public facilities (like libraries and pools) to go up, or rates bills to go up?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Pursuing a 0 per cent rates increase will have an "enormous impact" on the Christchurch community, city councillors warn.

A planned $34 million swimming pool and library development in Hornby could be delayed, the cost of a swim could go up and so could library charges, community grants … View more
Pursuing a 0 per cent rates increase will have an "enormous impact" on the Christchurch community, city councillors warn.

A planned $34 million swimming pool and library development in Hornby could be delayed, the cost of a swim could go up and so could library charges, community grants could get the chop, and the New Brighton hot salt water pools could remain closed — everything is being considered to save money, but nothing is likely to be decided without another round of community consultation.

So what do you think? Would you want to pay more for services and public facilities, or would you prefer to have a higher rates bill? Or do you think there's any other way the council should save money? Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

Would you prefer costs for services and public facilities (like libraries and pools) to go up, or rates bills to go up?
  • 69.7% Services and public facility costs should go up
    69.7% Complete
  • 15.3% Rates have to go up
    15.3% Complete
  • 15% There's another way to save (tell us your thoughts in the comments)
    15% Complete
412 votes
24 days ago

NZ will start to move to level 2 from Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

New Zealand will move to Level 2 in three separate stages, starting this Thursday.

On Thursday, cinemas, retail, playgrounds and gyms can reopen with physical distancing and strict hygiene measures. Travel will also resume. Schools will reopen on Monday, while bars can reopen on May 21 with … View more
New Zealand will move to Level 2 in three separate stages, starting this Thursday.

On Thursday, cinemas, retail, playgrounds and gyms can reopen with physical distancing and strict hygiene measures. Travel will also resume. Schools will reopen on Monday, while bars can reopen on May 21 with restrictions. Gatherings at home will be limited to 10 people maximum.

Read more here

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21 days ago

RE OPENING PROMOTION AT CONCRETE HEALTH & FITNESS

Keith from Concrete Health and Fitness

OUR MASSIVE RE OPENING PROMOTION IS NOW LIVE!!!

** Win your first 2 months absolutely free! **
** Pay only $14 p/w for the rest of 2020! (usually $16 p/w) **
** Pick a scroll from our Treasure Chest! **

Prizes Include:

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OUR MASSIVE RE OPENING PROMOTION IS NOW LIVE!!!

** Win your first 2 months absolutely free! **
** Pay only $14 p/w for the rest of 2020! (usually $16 p/w) **
** Pick a scroll from our Treasure Chest! **

Prizes Include:

** PT Sessions **
** Supplements and Beverages **
** 1,3,6 and 12 Month Memberships **

BONUS OFFER FOR MAY ONLY!

** First 5 sign ups each day can pick a second scroll! **

Need to know more?
Send us a message of contact us via the following.

03 3322 604
concretehf@gmail.com
300 Colombo Street.

21 days ago

Get your hands on a solid career

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Know someone who’s good at practical things and itching for a career with solid prospects?

A trades career offers variety, a good income and the potential to be your own boss. Even better - with the building industry booming and infrastructure investment set to soar, demand for tradies is … View more
Know someone who’s good at practical things and itching for a career with solid prospects?

A trades career offers variety, a good income and the potential to be your own boss. Even better - with the building industry booming and infrastructure investment set to soar, demand for tradies is going up. We've got a range of course options - from carpentry and electrical to plumbing and automotive. And with partial online learning available, COVID restrictions are no problem.

Get set to start this July: visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76 for details.
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