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63 days ago

Enjoy Europe Day with a hamper of European goodies!

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do … View more
9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do anything in person, we wanted to bring Europe to you. Answer our quiz and be in to win a $75 hamper from our friends at Le Marche Francais.

To find out more about the European Union (and maybe even the answers!) find us on @EUinNZ.
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63 days ago

CANNABIS LEGISLATION & CONTROL BILL. Part 2

John from Woolston

I recently posted about the above Bill referendum which will be one of two referendums in the upcoming general elections. There were some excellent responses - both for and against which clearly demonstrated there are 2 sides of strong opinions which is democracy in action.
After this exercise, I … View more
I recently posted about the above Bill referendum which will be one of two referendums in the upcoming general elections. There were some excellent responses - both for and against which clearly demonstrated there are 2 sides of strong opinions which is democracy in action.
After this exercise, I was feeling uncomfortable as so much of the proposed referendum somehow didn't seem right plus it was contradictory. I couldn't actually put my finger on why I was thinking like that, but yesterday in the Press I read an excellent article by Deborah Stevens & Lynne Bover which provided me with the lightbulb moment and clearly answered what I was feeling. In today's Press letters there is a reinforcing letter written by Dr. David Mitchell of St. Alban's agreeing and commending the 2 ladies and giving his opinions based on evidence and his personal experiences. I recommend that you read the article and letter to the Editor for a different slant on the proposed referendum. In my opinion, they have hit the nail on the head but I would like other viewpoints.

63 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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63 days ago

Paint a school desk

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a … View more
Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a great way to introduce pops of colour that you might not be brave enough to attempt on a larger scale.

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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63 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

63 days ago

Plea to spend locally as Canterbury leaders unveil plan to reboot economy

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hundreds of jobs across Christchurch could be saved if each household with the means could spend just a little extra each month, economists believe.

The importance of buying locally was underscored as city leaders unveiled the kernels of a major plan to help businesses survive, save jobs and drive… View more
Hundreds of jobs across Christchurch could be saved if each household with the means could spend just a little extra each month, economists believe.

The importance of buying locally was underscored as city leaders unveiled the kernels of a major plan to help businesses survive, save jobs and drive Canterbury’s recovery from the coronavirus lockdown. Read more here.

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67 days ago

Parties, chopper rescues and crowded beaches risk Alert Level 3 extension

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Warm temperatures on the first weekend under Alert Level 3 saw thousands flock to Christchurch’s beaches, hills and parks.

On Sunday, two people required helicopter rescues in Canterbury, on Saturday night police were called to break up a fight in Sockburn, and Friday night saw police alerted to… View more
Warm temperatures on the first weekend under Alert Level 3 saw thousands flock to Christchurch’s beaches, hills and parks.

On Sunday, two people required helicopter rescues in Canterbury, on Saturday night police were called to break up a fight in Sockburn, and Friday night saw police alerted to 685 parties nationwide, including one involving gang members in St Martins.

Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield warned that breaches of Alert Level 3 could risk a delay to level 2. Continue reading here.

How are you finding level 3? Have you been able to enjoy takeaways or a visit to your local beach or are you finding the city too crowded? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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64 days ago

Get your New Business Website from Breeze Marketing.

Jamie from Breeze Marketing

Time to update your website or get off that free Website Platform?

Breeze Marketing make it easy with simple website design, one-page parallax websites, professionally designed websites or completely custom websites.

We have an option to fit your budget.

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64 days ago

Builder required for shower seat installment please.

Claire from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

I have a shower seat and instructions that require a builder to install it into my wet-area shower. I use a wheelchair and would really appreciate it being installed.

64 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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65 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel go missing?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not… View more
Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not been an issue. If you would like to add detail or comment, please email me. Thank you.

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Have you had a courier parcel go missing?
  • 16.1% Yes, parcel not found
    16.1% Complete
  • 83.9% No, all parcels accounted for
    83.9% Complete
1474 votes
65 days ago

Announcing Deluxe At Home!

Deluxe Cinemas

Would you like to watch Deluxe Cinema quality films in the comfort of your own home?
Introducing Deluxe At Home, our new online streaming platform that gives you easy access to high quality films that have finished screening at Deluxe Cinemas.
Showcasing a curated selection of the best in world … View more
Would you like to watch Deluxe Cinema quality films in the comfort of your own home?
Introducing Deluxe At Home, our new online streaming platform that gives you easy access to high quality films that have finished screening at Deluxe Cinemas.
Showcasing a curated selection of the best in world cinema to be viewed the way you like whether its on your phone, tablet, computer or TV.

And now with the addition of Deluxe Cinema Snack Delivery, you can even enjoy our famous cinema snack range to perfectly complement the film!

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66 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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66 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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66 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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