Clifton, Christchurch

35 days ago

Join Healthy For Life - a new programme for over 65s

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show … View more
Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy for Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
Exercise safely at home

Image
36 days ago

NEW! SuperSeniors Newsletter COVID-19 special edition

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has the details on the Winter Energy Payment that starts again today!

Click here to read: bit.ly...

To get our Newsletter emailed to you, if you receive the NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension, update your email in MyMSD here: my.msd.govt.nz...

If you do not receive either of these entitlements but you want to receive our Newsletter you can subscribe here: bit.ly...

Image
36 days ago

An Addictive Eater Locked Down: Then and Now

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

I never had to face a total lockdown while I was in active addiction to food and exercise. Right now I’m especially grateful for that every day. However, I have experienced the internal isolation of the addict. I‘m aware that there will be a lot of people out there who are struggling. I want to… View moreI never had to face a total lockdown while I was in active addiction to food and exercise. Right now I’m especially grateful for that every day. However, I have experienced the internal isolation of the addict. I‘m aware that there will be a lot of people out there who are struggling. I want to let you know you’re not alone.

Image
36 days ago

Job opportunities – essential fixed-term roles

AMI Sydenham

Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New … View more
Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New Zealand.

We offer training and support to set you up for success, office locations around NZ, flexible working options and a great team culture.
Apply today

Image
36 days ago

Find your new favourite artworks online

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

For the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would … View moreFor the first time in its history, this year will see the Auckland Art Fair go online. From 11am NZST on Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May, Artfair.co.nz will be hosting a Virtual Art Fair where you will discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying works that would have otherwise been seen at the 2020 Auckland Art Fair.

The Virtual Art Fair is in recognition of the artists who have already made special works for the Auckland Art Fair that couldn’t happen, and the galleries who have supported them in doing so.

“It comes at a time of global uncertainty, when the importance of art, community and culture are especially apparent,” their team said in a recent statement.

The Auckland Art Fair is designed to be “a celebration – as best we can – of the talent and diversity of art making by artists from our region; not only across New Zealand and Australia, but also around the wider Pacific-rim. We hope that, wherever possible, some of these artists and galleries will be supported by someone buying a work of art.”

Browse, look, enquire and consider as you get to know new galleries and artists in support of contemporary culture at a time when the artists and galleries really need it.

Find out more at www.artfair.co.nz.

Image
36 days ago

Congratulations to our winner

The Team from Readers Tours

A huge thank you to everyone who completed our website questionnaire.

⭐️ Congratulations to our $50 Prezzy Card winner, Christine ⭐️

We were overwhelmed by the responses and look forward to making the necessary changes to improve our website experience.

www.readerstours.co.nz...

Image
37 days ago

Paint a wooden chair

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Take one plain wooden dining chair and make it a stand-alone statement piece with two Resene colours. You don’t always need a full set of dining chairs; they can be statement pieces all on their own!

You could use a chair like this in a home office, as a plant stand, or as a bedside table for … View more
Take one plain wooden dining chair and make it a stand-alone statement piece with two Resene colours. You don’t always need a full set of dining chairs; they can be statement pieces all on their own!

You could use a chair like this in a home office, as a plant stand, or as a bedside table for your books and lamp. Painting one chair is an easy way to inject a bit of colour into a room too.

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

Find out how to create your own.

Image
38 days ago

Crowded takeaways could lead to more Covid-19 clusters, expert warns

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Throngs of hungry people queuing outside restaurants have sparked concerns Kiwis' hunger for takeaway could be our undoing as the country settles into Covid-19 alert level three.

Director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said he'd been among those who enjoyed a takeaway coffee at … View more
Throngs of hungry people queuing outside restaurants have sparked concerns Kiwis' hunger for takeaway could be our undoing as the country settles into Covid-19 alert level three.

Director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said he'd been among those who enjoyed a takeaway coffee at the first opportunity – but he urged people not to forget physical distancing rules.

"It is important not to congregate outside the cafes or other places, or in the carparks of takeaway places like McDonald's when you see old friends."

"We do not want to see the sorts of rebound that we have seen in other countries," he warned. Continue reading here

Image
38 days ago

Why choose Middleton Grange School for your son/daughter?

Middleton Grange School

We are experiencing unprecedented times as a country and as a world during the Covid-19 Pandemic, but our hope and trust as a school community continues to be in our sovereign God, the author and perfecter of our faith.

We are a non-denominational Christian school that caters for children from … View more
We are experiencing unprecedented times as a country and as a world during the Covid-19 Pandemic, but our hope and trust as a school community continues to be in our sovereign God, the author and perfecter of our faith.

We are a non-denominational Christian school that caters for children from Year 1 – 13. Our point of difference - We are a Christ-Centred, Pupil oriented school. Our ‘Why’ is to offer families a holistic education for their children, focusing on Character, Excellence and Service – for the glory of God.

Middleton Grange School provides a first-rate general education with academic results of the highest quality, and we do this by providing an environment in which the Biblical truths of Jesus Christ are taught and lived.

We see learning as holistic; it aims to instruct the mind, shape the heart and prepare the hands for service.

We want our young people to critically engage in the rapidly changing society and culture that they live in, in order to be a positive influence and to point others to God by their example.

We look forward to welcoming you to be part of the Middleton Grange School family – a school community of Special Character!

Please check our website for further information:
www.middleton.school.nz
Learn more

Image
39 days ago

Time to get decorating!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Now’s a great time to get decorating... and enjoy savings on your favourite Resene products.

The 25% off sale has been extended until 4 May 2020 for all Resene cardholders!

Get 25% off the normal price of Resene premium paints, stains, primers/sealers, wallpaper, decorating accessories and … View more
Now’s a great time to get decorating... and enjoy savings on your favourite Resene products.

The 25% off sale has been extended until 4 May 2020 for all Resene cardholders!

Get 25% off the normal price of Resene premium paints, stains, primers/sealers, wallpaper, decorating accessories and Resene cleaning products at Resene owned ColorShops. If you’re not a cardholder already you can sign up at www.resene.co.nz/diycard or when you order online.


You can order:

Order now via the online shop, shop.resene.co.nz, for click and collect or contactless delivery, staff will confirm when orders are ready to collect.

Email your order to your local Resene ColorShop or reseller. Resene staff will arrange it for collection or contactless delivery.

Phone your local Resene ColorShop or reseller during normal shop hours to place your order. See www.resene.co.nz/colorshops for email and phone details for your local Resene ColorShop.

Image
39 days ago

Need to save on power?

Electricity Authority

If COVID-19 means you’ve been using more power, or if it’s affected your income, talk to your power company to check you’re on the best plan.

Find more advice and support at the Electricity Authority’s website.

Talk, Check, see if you can save.
Find out more

Image
44 days ago

Businesses back PM's call to order directly from local takeaways

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury takeaway owners have backed the prime minister's call for people to bypass Uber Eats and order directly from local businesses when alert level 3 comes into effect.

Jacinda Ardern urged "all New Zealanders who may be looking forward next week to accessing takeaway food ... to … View more
Canterbury takeaway owners have backed the prime minister's call for people to bypass Uber Eats and order directly from local businesses when alert level 3 comes into effect.

Jacinda Ardern urged "all New Zealanders who may be looking forward next week to accessing takeaway food ... to look at your favourite local eatery".

What local takeaway/delivery place is first on your post-lockdown wishlist?

39 days ago

Looking forward to your next copy of NZ Gardener?

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

I am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve … View moreI am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve to make the most of your garden right now, plus Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown, a bumper gardening quiz, and you can visit a spectacular Taupō garden alive with birds, a whimsical wonderland in Glenorchy in full bloom and meet the clever and resourceful gardeners of the Chatham Islands... all without leaving your bubble. And thanks so much to everyone who has been in touch to offer their support to the NZ Gardener team, especially those who have subscribed or renewed or purchased a subscription as a gift (an NZ Gardener subscription is a great Mother's Day idea, just sayin'!) We are so grateful to you all, and it's your support that allows us to keep inspiring and informing gardeners from all around New Zealand as we have been doing now for more than 75 years. Please share this message with your gardening groups on social too. We’re looking forward to the many more years of celebrating the amazing gardens and gardeners of New Zealand that lie ahead.

Image
40 days ago

Need advice on a DIY fail or reno dilemma?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where … View more
Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where where to start? Email homed@stuff.co.nz to tell us all about it - including photos if you can - and we'll ask our experts for their advice on how you can fix things up, or where to start with your project. 

So whether you have a interiors design dilemma, a need for some home DIY know how, bigger plans for a reno you'd like an expert opinion on, or even a tough cleaning problem you want cleared up, we'll get you some answers. What are you waiting for? Email your questions and photos to homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll get back to you.

Please note: We are unable to recommend specific businesses or tradespeople to provide quotes etc.

Image
40 days ago

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3

New Zealand Government

Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – … View more
Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – but which in turn – will affect all of us.

Two weeks then a review
• On 11 May, we will review our progress and decide if we can safely continue to step down restrictions, or if more measures are required to protect us all.
• So the decisions we each make now, matter. Because every interaction we have is an opportunity for the virus to spread.

Keeping safe at Alert Level 3
• At Alert Level 3, the best way to keep those around you safe, is by keeping your bubble small. Interact with as few people as possible. Less people equals less risk. And continue to stay at home whenever you can.
• We should each be making the minimal number of trips. Be sure to stay local, and only make necessary trips.
• And importantly, work and learn from home if you can.

Let’s do this
We’re a team of 5 million. Formidable. And we can do this.
So thank you New Zealand for making the right decisions, when it really counts.
Find out more

Image
Top