Fendalton, Christchurch

19 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?
  • 59.5% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.5% Complete
  • 13.5% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.5% Complete
  • 27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27% Complete
1908 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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22 hours 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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11 hours ago

Rimu chest of drawers

Kay from Papanui

Rimu Chest of Drawers, Very good condition, elderly owner, smoke free home. Size 1100h x 820w x 400 deep originally from McKenzie & Willis.
Pick up Papanui Christchurch only. Message me if you wish to view or buy.

Price: $385

11 hours ago

Panasonic 50” TV great picture

Kay from Papanui

Model numbers shown in second TH - 50PZ850AZ picture excellent condition, Great picture. Cabinet also available for an extra $50 Incls. Remote. Pick up Papanui Only.

Price: $399

18 hours ago

New Q Card Payment facility

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Hi Neighbours,
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Q Card to offer our customers a convenient way to pay for our services nationwide. With Q Card you can enjoy INTEREST FREE DEALS on every purchase with Exceed ?
Q Card combines the benefits of a credit card with the added ability to … View more
Hi Neighbours,
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Q Card to offer our customers a convenient way to pay for our services nationwide. With Q Card you can enjoy INTEREST FREE DEALS on every purchase with Exceed ?
Q Card combines the benefits of a credit card with the added ability to access a range of interest-free deals and payment holiday.

If you were thinking about getting repairs and upgrades of windows, doors, conservatory joinery and security locks, now you don’t have to wait with this new great payment option ?
We have technicians in your area ready to help. They will arrive on time in a mobile van fully equipped with all the parts and tools we need to complete most jobs. Book a visit today!

Call Exceed on 0800 25 25 00 or head to our website to find out more about Q Card long term interest free deals!

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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.

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

Low cost haircuts - Friday 31 July 2020 Stretch your $$$.

Raewyn Bell from Northgate Community Services Trust

Starts 9.15am, last hair cut around 11.45am. 95A Sawyers Arms Rd, Papanui. Cost is $10-$15.00. Professional hairdresser who loves to give back to the community. First come - first served basis. Free hot drink (and warmth) while you wait.. Next date is Friday 31 July. Starts 9.15am, last hair… View moreStarts 9.15am, last hair cut around 11.45am. 95A Sawyers Arms Rd, Papanui. Cost is $10-$15.00. Professional hairdresser who loves to give back to the community. First come - first served basis. Free hot drink (and warmth) while you wait.. Next date is Friday 31 July. Starts 9.15am, last hair cut around 11.45am. 95A Sawyers Arms Rd, Papanui. Cost is between $10-$15.00. Professional hairdresser who loves to give back to the community. First come - first served basis. Free hot drink (and warmth) while you wait.

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1 day ago

Jean Jacket (Switch)

Chris from Papanui

Oldish, could do with a clean, but still a lot of wear in it, size XL.
690 mm from armpit to armpit, 510mm from armpit to cuff, 370mm from armpit to waist. phone 0275493828

Price: $35

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1 day ago

Glass Jars

Chris from Papanui

Holds a 1kg sugar or flour (Maxwell house Coffee)
great for in the pantry. Size 210mm high, 125mm x 125mm
Phone to view or buy, 0275493828

Price: $6

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1 day ago

Light Bulb (new)

Chris from Papanui

(Shows a reddish colour when on) Std light bulb size
Very good condition, Phone 0275493828 amber tint, carbon filament, screw type.
phone 0275493828

Price: $8

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1 day ago

Original landscape

Chris from Papanui

Original Landscape 425mm wide x 330 mm high. Phone 0275493828

Price: $30

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1 day ago

Babysitter, gardener, cleaner + more

Ruby from St Albans

Hi all, I am a responsible 18 year old seeking work opportunities.

I am a qualified in childcare and hold a level 4 early childhood education and care certificate, and have over a year of childcare experience.

On top of this, I have experience I cleaning, gardening, babysitting, pet care and … View more
Hi all, I am a responsible 18 year old seeking work opportunities.

I am a qualified in childcare and hold a level 4 early childhood education and care certificate, and have over a year of childcare experience.

On top of this, I have experience I cleaning, gardening, babysitting, pet care and any other help you need! I can provide reliable references also.

Please don’t hesitate get in contact with me if I can be of service to you!

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3 days ago

BALL POPPER

Jo from Papanui

Has 3 balls. Great toy for toddlers. Hours of fun to be had.
Take 4x "D" batteries. Not included. Asking $10

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