Bishopdale, Christchurch

11 days ago

Updated update - CAB operations

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

To help you during this difficult time we have got together with our fab volunteers to organise a phone service between 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. If you call our FREE 0800 number - 0800 367 222 between these hours we will take a brief description of your problem and pass on to our knowledgeable … View moreTo help you during this difficult time we have got together with our fab volunteers to organise a phone service between 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. If you call our FREE 0800 number - 0800 367 222 between these hours we will take a brief description of your problem and pass on to our knowledgeable volunteers who will contact you directly . This is up and running now .Our website and facebook page also have information which may help.

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11 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."

11 days ago

We're Not Scared - NZ Bear Hunt on Facebook

Aaron Neighbourly Lead from Bishopdale

Need an activity to do while taking your kids for a walk?
take a look at this Fb page and add your Teddy bear location to the google map - just make it viewable from the footpath :)
www.facebook.com...
Story here : www.stuff.co.nz...

11 days ago

Update - CAB operations over the coming weeks

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Due to the current Covid - 19 situation we have had to shut down our branches BUT we are monitoring our emails and phone messages via our 0800 number - 0800 367 222. If you have emailed or left a phone message please be aware that it may take a little time to respond to you -we appreciate your … View moreDue to the current Covid - 19 situation we have had to shut down our branches BUT we are monitoring our emails and phone messages via our 0800 number - 0800 367 222. If you have emailed or left a phone message please be aware that it may take a little time to respond to you -we appreciate your patience and understanding. We are putting systems into place which will mean that you will be able to contact us if you need help or advice and we will update you when we have this up and running . There are links below to our website and other helpful information. In the meantime we wish everyone well during the next few weeks remember “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

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11 days ago

Reminder CAB Free legal clinics & JP clinics suspended for this week

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

We hope everyone is keeping well. In order to do our part in helping Christchurch stay well, we have stopped our Free Legal clinics this week and for the foreseeable future . You can still access legal help via Canterbury Community Law although they have stopped their drop in services, they are … View moreWe hope everyone is keeping well. In order to do our part in helping Christchurch stay well, we have stopped our Free Legal clinics this week and for the foreseeable future . You can still access legal help via Canterbury Community Law although they have stopped their drop in services, they are organising evening appointments . If you need to access a JP please go to their website to contact a JP - see links below.

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14 days ago

Coronavirus: Councils across New Zealand close facilities indefinitely

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Christchurch City Council has closed all its community facilities from 4pm on Saturday.

That means there will be no public access to libraries, sport and recreation centres, pools, community centres, service centres, the Christchurch Art Gallery and the visitors' centre in the Botanic … View more
The Christchurch City Council has closed all its community facilities from 4pm on Saturday.

That means there will be no public access to libraries, sport and recreation centres, pools, community centres, service centres, the Christchurch Art Gallery and the visitors' centre in the Botanic Gardens until further notice.

Canterbury Museum and Quake City have also closed until further notice.

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13 days ago

Support for Isolated Neighbours

Michele from Avonhead

Hi everyone, let's get creative to support one another and especially our 'isolated' neighbours. We can talk 'over the fence' or standing or sitting at a distance. Let's make sure that no one is lonely. Cheers and prayers.

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25 days ago

Fundraising Jewellery Sale

Pipa from Redwood

21st of March 2020 - 1-4pm
Held in the old Kendal Primary School, 45 Kendal Ave in Burnside. Follow the bunting from the Car Park next to the Kindy.
Support The CanInspire Charitable Trust by grabbing yourself some bargains at our Jewellery Garage Sale!
Proceeds from the sale will go towards … View more
21st of March 2020 - 1-4pm
Held in the old Kendal Primary School, 45 Kendal Ave in Burnside. Follow the bunting from the Car Park next to the Kindy.
Support The CanInspire Charitable Trust by grabbing yourself some bargains at our Jewellery Garage Sale!
Proceeds from the sale will go towards running our free jewellery making workshops for people experiencing illness, trauma and personal loss.
Check out what we do at www.caninspire.org.nz...
If you have any broken and/or unwanted jewellery please bring it along to donate to this wonderful cause.

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12 days ago

Firewood - Free

Deborah from Bryndwr

Free - sitting on the outside fence to be picked up by passerbys in white bags. Help yourself. 65 Truman Rd.
It is green willow wood that will need to be dried before use and old, dried building wood that has been cut up.

Free

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12 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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12 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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12 days ago

Artists for Penguins Required!

Pop Up Penguins

Pop Up Penguins is bringing giant penguins to the streets of Christchurch.

We are inviting new and established artists to submit designs to decorate the fibre-glass sculptures and bring them to life.

We will then present the designs to the Pop Up Penguins sponsors who will choose designs to… View more
Pop Up Penguins is bringing giant penguins to the streets of Christchurch.

We are inviting new and established artists to submit designs to decorate the fibre-glass sculptures and bring them to life.

We will then present the designs to the Pop Up Penguins sponsors who will choose designs to go on their sponsored penguin. Designs are welcome in any medium - traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic.

For more information, go to www.popuppenguins.co.nz where you can download the Artist Pack and submit your design. Design submission deadline is midnight on 31st March 2020.
Visit us online

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13 days ago

Sourdough starter

Mike from Bishopdale

Hi
Does anyone have some I can have/buy? Looks like I'll be home for a while with the kids and I'd love to try making some.

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13 days ago

Bear Hunt

Liana from Harewood

There is a facebook page for "Going on a Bear Hunt" - see the page and put a teddy bear in your window, for kids to look for while out getting fresh air while we're in lockdown. www.facebook.com...

13 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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