Bromley, Christchurch

8 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 on Wednesday (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will … View more
Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 on Wednesday (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

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1 hour ago

Finding Hope in Time of Isolation

St Christopher's Church

These are challenging days, and we at St Christopher’s want to offer hope and support to help you not only survive but thrive during this difficult time.

Currently, the best way to access our material is via our Facebook pages, where we are daily uploading various resources to encourage you, … View more
These are challenging days, and we at St Christopher’s want to offer hope and support to help you not only survive but thrive during this difficult time.

Currently, the best way to access our material is via our Facebook pages, where we are daily uploading various resources to encourage you, and to help you to connect with God and people.

You’ll find daily devotionals, helpful articles, movie suggestions, worship resources, material for family activities and more.

You can find us on Facebook at the following addresses:

Church @stchristopherschurch

Children & Families @oasisstchristophers

Youth @theforgestc @theforgestc

Young Adults group St Chris’ Young Adults.

If you can’t connect with us via the Internet, but want to talk to someone on our clergy or pastoral team, please call our office phone number (03) 358 8780. We would love to support you.
Find out more

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1 hour 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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5 days ago

Christchurch recycling temporarily halted during Covid-19 crisis

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Mixed paper, plastic and glass from Christchurch and Banks Peninsula households will go to landfill, instead of being recycled. If people are struggling to fit all their general rubbish in their red wheelie bin during the lockdown, they can put excess in the yellow wheelie bin - temporarily.

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8 hours ago

Looking for inspiration?

Signature Homes

The team at Signature Homes Christchurch North wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some home inspiration, Signature Style is a… View more
The team at Signature Homes Christchurch North wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some home inspiration, Signature Style is a must-read! We have a wide range House & Land Packages and home designs to suit your taste, budget, section and lifestyle.

We look forward to reconnecting with the community very soon, in the meantime please click to get your free digital copy of our magazine.

Adam Baylis
Signature Homes Christchurch North
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3 days ago

Council replaced my front lawn - whose responsibility?

Jimmy from Woolston

Hi all, some of you may have had your front lawns replaced with gardens as part of a council initiative along with the bike lanes. I dont usually have time to manage this but given the current circumstances i could look at this now. doing my front and back garden is already a lot normally. I … View moreHi all, some of you may have had your front lawns replaced with gardens as part of a council initiative along with the bike lanes. I dont usually have time to manage this but given the current circumstances i could look at this now. doing my front and back garden is already a lot normally. I understand it was my responsibility to mow my front patch of lawn, but will the council send people out to manage these gardens? A passerby (standing 2 metres away of course) advised that the council manages this, although i have never seen them.

Thoughts?

Cheers.

Jim

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12 hours ago

Young Enterprise Scheme - Support high school students continue their studies through COVID19

Idoia from South New Brighton

The Young Enterprise Scheme is an entrepreneurial program currently used to deliver business studies in 22 Canterbury High Schools.

At YES Canterbury we are conscious that life now is so different for so many people and businesses – there are challenges for all and we would like to offer a … View more
The Young Enterprise Scheme is an entrepreneurial program currently used to deliver business studies in 22 Canterbury High Schools.

At YES Canterbury we are conscious that life now is so different for so many people and businesses – there are challenges for all and we would like to offer a positive opportunity that will make a true difference.

If you find yourself with more capacity than you normally would have, I warmly invite you to make a positive impact in the YES community, from your home, by gifting a little of your time to support some of Canterbury’s high school students. Both teachers and parents are saying to us that continuing with YES is vitally important to students both from an education perspective, but also from a well-being perspective to maintain a sense of normality and students are saying to us that they need help from our community to do so.

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One of the ways you can help is by answering a survey or be part of a focus group – Our usual approach to students validating their idea would be to “Get Out of the Building” and this obviously cannot happen. So, we are encouraging students to do more surveys which can be distributed to people online to complete and/or conduct focus groups using technology.

If you find you have some time you can donate to our young people right now, please follow the link to see the options.

Kia kaha. Stay safe and well.

www.signupgenius.com...

19 hours 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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1 day ago

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!

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1 day ago

*Win* a $50 Prezzy Card

The Team from Readers Tours

We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

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We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

Visit www.readerstours.co.nz and spend a few minutes browsing our website. Think about the pages you would visit and the information you would like to see in order to book your next adventure! When you are ready, click here to complete our questionnaire.

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Ts&Cs apply.
Take our questionnaire

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2 days ago

The struggle is real

Toetu from Opawa - Saint Martins

I've been clean and sober for the longest part of my life now since I was 13 years old. It feels good to be able to breathe and not hear my lungs wheezing or to cough and not have any phlegm choking my throat. I still miss the high though but definitely not the lifestyle. Although I’m clean,… View moreI've been clean and sober for the longest part of my life now since I was 13 years old. It feels good to be able to breathe and not hear my lungs wheezing or to cough and not have any phlegm choking my throat. I still miss the high though but definitely not the lifestyle. Although I’m clean, I still act like I’m not sometimes. I guess there are parts of that life that is still a part of me now but not controlling me anymore. Addiction is a hard life to get out of and stay out of. But trust me, when you break that chain, watch your world change.

1 day ago

Councillors call on residents to push for a zero per cent rates rise

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Six councillors pushing for a zero per cent rates increase are calling on Christchurch residents to lobby council before this week's deadline.
People have until Thursday to let their views be known on Christchurch City Council's annual budget for the coming financial year.

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1 day ago

Getting food delivered

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

A trip to the supermarket is fraught during the current coronavirus lockdown. So it is great to known that some local businesses like Cultivate Christchurch, Mediterranean Food Company, and Roan Milk are doing home deliveries. Do share tips on how you are keeping the fridge stocked.

2 days ago

Meet our new (furry) friends - Pet Direct!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most … View more
We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most importantly right now, they're still delivering all your essential items during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Pet Direct team do things differently; firstly they ALL have pets of their own. They also personally hand-pick every product they stock; they have over 5,000 items that have been tried and tested (but mostly eaten). They ship daily, from their Auckland-based warehouse, straight to your doorstep (with free delivery over $29), and offer a best price guarantee.

Neighbours - our pets remain a constant source of love and comfort during unsettling times. So show them (and the team at Pet Direct) how special they are. To say thanks for the support (and for being a good neighbour during this tough time), they're offering you 10% off their already awesome prices. Just use the code NEIGHBOURLY10 at checkout.
Start shopping now

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7 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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6 days ago

Mad Butcher/ Harvest market

Mary from Woolston

I find it hard to understand the logic in closing the Mad butcher/ Harvest market that sell fresh fruit and veg plus a lot of  essential items at a good price, and yet the dairies can stay open  and charge an arm and a leg for everything .Re opening the Butcher/harvest market would help take a … View moreI find it hard to understand the logic in closing the Mad butcher/ Harvest market that sell fresh fruit and veg plus a lot of  essential items at a good price, and yet the dairies can stay open  and charge an arm and a leg for everything .Re opening the Butcher/harvest market would help take a lot of strain off the supermarkets and help people on lower incomes. Please back this up thanks Mary

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