Bryndwr, Christchurch

6 hours ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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6 hours 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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4 days ago

Easter 🐣

Alison Neighbourly Lead from Avonhead

Do you think the supermarkets should be open over the Easter public holidays, being Good Friday and Easter Sunday?

22 minutes ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

3 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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2 hours ago

Enjoy some sunshine & sun light... good for the head, good for the heart

Raewyn Bell from Northgate Community Services Trust

Hello again, Just thinking that a dose of sunshine is good for us all. It can enhance mood, create vitamin D, help us unwind & relax, etc. 20-30 mins daily of morning light (getting into real outside light at 7-8am) can help us get to sleep better in the evening. Have a coffee outside … View moreHello again, Just thinking that a dose of sunshine is good for us all. It can enhance mood, create vitamin D, help us unwind & relax, etc. 20-30 mins daily of morning light (getting into real outside light at 7-8am) can help us get to sleep better in the evening. Have a coffee outside everyday you can. Make use of the sun. Its our friend !!!!

7 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

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

Find out how to create your own.

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14 hours ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
Reach out

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14 hours 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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1 day ago

Essential Services Update

Plumber (owner) from Kelly Plumbing Services Limited

Hi All 


The team at Kelly plumbing services wishes you all the best for what lies ahead.


We remain open at a limited capacity as urgent plumbing requirements are considered essential services 
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Hi All 


The team at Kelly plumbing services wishes you all the best for what lies ahead.


We remain open at a limited capacity as urgent plumbing requirements are considered essential services 


Please see detailed what services are deemed essential 


If you have any enquires please do not hesitate to contact us


Please also note we have health and safety systems in place if you do require us for your essential work required - This cost must be passed on during this time 


Regards 

Kieran Kelly  


Essential Services Update
The COVID-19 Alert Level will become Level 4 on Wednesday 25 March at 11:59pm. This means that all businesses will be closed except for essential services and lifeline utilities.
For our industry, essential services means work related to critical infrastructure, or services immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work.
Under this definition we may continue to perform all plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work that is associated with ensuring that the other essential services and critical infrastructure can keep operating.
A description of what is an essential service can be found on the Covid-19 website at this link: covid19.govt.nz...
For example, we can continue to provide our plumbing services to businesses associated with fast-moving consumer goods, food production or key public services. You can also carry out work associated with health services or emergency services.
We cannot, however, continue to provide services to businesses that do not appear on that list.
Under the definition we may also continue to provide plumbing services if they are immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work.

Under this definition the services must:
1. Be needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work; and 
2. This need must be immediate.
Examples of the type of work that would come under this definition include:
• The repair/replacement of hot water cylinders that have failed, as the hot water will be required for sanitation purposes.
• The unblocking and repair/replacement of sanitary waste pipes where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
• The repair/replacement of water pipes where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
• The repair/replacement of gas piping, fittings and appliances where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
Examples of things that would not be included in that definition are:
• The repair of minor leaks.
• The replacement of tap washers.
• Routine servicing.
• The replacement of sanitary fixtures that are working.
The emphasis is on essential repairs, not those that can wait for another day and pose no immediate threat to health and safety.
The lockdown is designed to increase our nation’s ability to fight and stamp out the COVID-19 virus. It is important that all of us play our part in respecting the lockdown if the disease is to be defeated.

1 day ago

Physics tutor online

Bryon from Bryndwr

I am a retired physics teacher and have lots of resources If you need help with your physics lessons up to year 13 NCEA and IB , then I can help you. While lock down exists my service is free of charge. Contact me at my email address bryonmnn@gmail.com

3 days ago

Lost wedding ring..FOUND...

Nigel from Burnside

Hi Neighbours...amongst all the uncertainty in the community like to share a very positive and unexpected out come..i lost my wedding ring 5 weeks ago and asked for help, got a lot of offers of help, maybe 25+... 3 attempts with metal detectors no luck.. unbelievable today I found it in the … View moreHi Neighbours...amongst all the uncertainty in the community like to share a very positive and unexpected out come..i lost my wedding ring 5 weeks ago and asked for help, got a lot of offers of help, maybe 25+... 3 attempts with metal detectors no luck.. unbelievable today I found it in the garden...cheer up everyone, be kind there is light at end of tunnel...

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8 days ago

Digital race car colouring in templete

Gavin from Burnside

Hi all I have a 11 page ( 1 car per page) coloring template I am happy to email out, you will need access to a printer to print off,

It is a big file ( 10mb)

PM me with email and i can email it out ( please be patient however as I am working as an essential worker so not always in-front of … View more
Hi all I have a 11 page ( 1 car per page) coloring template I am happy to email out, you will need access to a printer to print off,

It is a big file ( 10mb)

PM me with email and i can email it out ( please be patient however as I am working as an essential worker so not always in-front of computer)



Thanks

6 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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3 days ago

4 O’clock plant

Manik from Avonhead

Does anyone know where I can buy this plant or get seeds for this plant?

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1 day ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
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