Bishopdale, Christchurch

1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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1 day ago

Fresh produce delivery - put together by Community Focus Trust and Food Together

Raewyn Bell from Northgate Community Services Trust

Today Northgate could join an essential service team to deliver free fruit & vege to some"bubbles" as they face the impact of the "lock down". Lovely to see the smiles (at a 3 mtr distance of course) at the sight of fresh produce. Credit goes to Mark Hudson & the … View moreToday Northgate could join an essential service team to deliver free fruit & vege to some"bubbles" as they face the impact of the "lock down". Lovely to see the smiles (at a 3 mtr distance of course) at the sight of fresh produce. Credit goes to Mark Hudson & the Community Focus Trust (St Albans) who put this together and the Food Together team. Food Together are behind the large vege coop in Christchurch and other locations - creating a weekly bag of fruit and vege for the low cost of $15.00 per week. Awesome work guys and thanks so much for that initiative.

1 day 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 and… 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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17 hours ago

Access to whatever you need, whenever you need it.

Founder & Managing Director from Mutu

Once launched, Mutu will allow Kiwis to quickly search, compare & locate items to rent based on budget and location, all while reducing emissions and landfill contributions.

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19 hours ago

Easter Wishes from Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbours,

We hope you have a Safe and Happy Easter this weekend! Enjoy this quality time with your bubble and remember, we'll get through this together ... All we need is a little LOVE and a WHOLE LOT of CHOCOLATE :)
#stayathome #savelives #staysafe
#bekind #uniteagainstcovid19

From … View more
Hi Neighbours,

We hope you have a Safe and Happy Easter this weekend! Enjoy this quality time with your bubble and remember, we'll get through this together ... All we need is a little LOVE and a WHOLE LOT of CHOCOLATE :)
#stayathome #savelives #staysafe
#bekind #uniteagainstcovid19

From all of us at
Exceed - we fix windows & doors

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1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

Here are our 2nd week of challenges. Might help fill in a bit of time and a great thing to do as a family.

1 day ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

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

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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1 day ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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1 day ago

Look our for others

The Team from Canterbury Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Appreciation post

The Team from Canterbury Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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2 days ago

Broken IPhone 6 screen

Sherryl from Bishopdale

Please advise if you know anyone who can fix a broken screen would be awesome. Bishopdale, Papanui area would be great. Thanks

4 days ago

Tell us the story behind your bear

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! You can also … View moreWe're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! You can also email maddison.northcott@stuff.co.nz if you've seen any bears in Christchurch you think we should cover. (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).

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3 days ago

Time For A De-Clutter - Find Some Of These - Make Some Spare Cash

Helen from Strowan

WANTED.. My husband is looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. He will pay a fair price for any Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer memorabilia etc to add to his collection...
If you do come across any.. Please message me… View more
WANTED.. My husband is looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. He will pay a fair price for any Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer memorabilia etc to add to his collection...
If you do come across any.. Please message me or email hubby on mjbraithwaite@xtra.co.nz
He can discuss it with you and once it is safe to do so pay you some dollars..

4 days ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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3 days ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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