Broomfield - Hei Hei, Christchurch

21 hours ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

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With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 26.8% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26.8% Complete
1928 votes
3 days ago

Christchurch recycling in a mess as hundreds of tonnes sent needlessly to landfill

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch has not managed to get its recycling correct for a single day in the past nine weeks, leaving hundreds of tonnes needlessly being sent to landfill.

Council rubbish collectors have had to dump contaminated residential yellow bin waste every day since May 4, when recycling facility … View more
Christchurch has not managed to get its recycling correct for a single day in the past nine weeks, leaving hundreds of tonnes needlessly being sent to landfill.

Council rubbish collectors have had to dump contaminated residential yellow bin waste every day since May 4, when recycling facility EcoCentral reopened after the coronavirus lockdown.

In that time 635 truckloads of recycling have had to be thrown away – almost half of what has been collected, or about 3175 tonnes. The problem, caused by people throwing non-recyclable waste into their yellow bins, has cost ratepayers about $635,000. Read more here.

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5 days ago

Shower coating special

Lisa-Marie Griffiths from Easy Clean Glass Solutions

We offer a coating for your shower to protect against water staining. Special running at the moment from $149. Just mention this ad for July.

1 day ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Countdown supermarket's decision to open its new Christchurch store on New Year's Eve 1990 caused traffic to back up over the Sydenham overbridge as far as Brougham St.

Photo: Don Scott/The Press

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1 day ago

Generation Pandemic: How has Covid-19 affected your children?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk… View moreThis week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.

22 hours ago

Aspiring Kitchens & More - The Renovation Experts

John Harris from Aspiring Kitchens & More

Aspiring Kitchens & More are much more than just a great kitchen and bathroom renovation company.
With over 20 years in the building industry, and having a full team of Licensed Builders, Master plumbers & gas engineers, electricians, superb tilers & decorators, you can rest assured … View more
Aspiring Kitchens & More are much more than just a great kitchen and bathroom renovation company.
With over 20 years in the building industry, and having a full team of Licensed Builders, Master plumbers & gas engineers, electricians, superb tilers & decorators, you can rest assured that your project will be carried out with care and precision.
For those projects needing consents and plans, we have a fantastic, innovative architect as part of our team.

So, call us now for a chat about your next project.

Tel: 0800202171

1 day ago

Akaroa fishing tour this Saturday on 11/07

Gene Liao from Travel Together Limited

Hi neighbours,
We are organizing a fishing tour to Akaroa this Saturday.
The tour include a 2 hours trip in Akaroa bay with hectors' dolphin watching, sightseeing, fishing, crayfishing and paua catching by the sailors. And you will also enjoy a visit to the local Maori village after the … View more
Hi neighbours,
We are organizing a fishing tour to Akaroa this Saturday.
The tour include a 2 hours trip in Akaroa bay with hectors' dolphin watching, sightseeing, fishing, crayfishing and paua catching by the sailors. And you will also enjoy a visit to the local Maori village after the fishing tour with a Maori lunch there. Dinner is also included with the fish and seafood that are captured to be served in a local Chinese restaurant back to Chiristchurch.
The boat will be a double-deck catamaran witch can contain more than 25 people.
It is only $199 per person including lunch and dinner. You are welcome to drive to Akaroa by yourself or we can also organize a pick-up and drop-off with an extra $30 per person.
The itinerary is as below:
10:40 Meet at Akaroa wharf
11:00 Sailing and fishing tour
13:00 Back to the wharf
13:30 BBQ lunch at Maori village
14:30 Visit the local Maori church
15:30 Maori seeing-off ceremony
16:30 Drive back to CHCH local Chinese restaurant for a seafood dinner

Please contact with Gene Liao for joining the tour. Phone no. is 02102511023 or email traveltogetherltd@gmail.com

1 day ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their… View more
Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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1 day ago

Happy Customers

Isaac from Clothing Alterations

Affordable prices ! Happy Customers 😀

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1 day ago

HONEY

Judith from Hornby

🐝I have this available for pick up here in Hornby/Wigram🐝
Beech is from up Glen Tui & the Manuka coastal Kaikoura🐝

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2 days ago

Vintage area

Sue McManus from Red Cross Shop Church Corner

Hi everyone. We are trialing having a separate area for vintage stock. Is this something that customers would like or are you happy to look around the whole shop for little treasures.

We are also very low on winter stock so if you or your family are having a clean out and would like to donate … View more
Hi everyone. We are trialing having a separate area for vintage stock. Is this something that customers would like or are you happy to look around the whole shop for little treasures.

We are also very low on winter stock so if you or your family are having a clean out and would like to donate to us please visit us during opening hours Monday-Friday 10am-3.30pm. Closed Saturdays.

Thanks Sue

9 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.

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2 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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3 days ago

Share a local story with your neighbours.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's … View more
Hi neighbours!
Do you know of a story around your neighbourhood that hasn't hit the front-page yet? Is there someone in your suburb who really embodies the Neighbourly spirit and deserves for their story to be told? Maybe it’s a local hero who's remained humble. Even if it's anything that you think the nation needs to know, comment on our post below!

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3 days ago

CASH FOR STAMPS, COINS AND GOLD!!

Matt from The Stamp, Coin and Gold Exchange

Hi everyone, are you still hanging onto those treasures you found during Lockdown? Turn them into cash and buy something you or your loved ones can truely enjoy. We are Buying now. Old and New Stamps, Coins, Gold and Collectables. Call Matt on 0800 39 24 26, or pop in and see us. 10am-6pm, 134a … View moreHi everyone, are you still hanging onto those treasures you found during Lockdown? Turn them into cash and buy something you or your loved ones can truely enjoy. We are Buying now. Old and New Stamps, Coins, Gold and Collectables. Call Matt on 0800 39 24 26, or pop in and see us. 10am-6pm, 134a Riccarton Road, Across the road from Riccarton Mall. Matt and team

3 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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