Halswell, Christchurch

2 hours ago

How are you coping with the increasing cost of driving?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Petrol prices in many parts of the country have crossed $2.40 for the first time, days out from a nationwide tax increase.

Stations in many parts of the South Island are now charging $2.409 a litre for regular petrol, the latest in a series of record highs seen in recent weeks.

stuff.co.nz/business/107344826/days-out-from-tax-increase-petrol-prices-hit-fresh-record-high

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7 days ago

Poll: What should the collective noun be for people from Christchurch?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Australia has its Sydneysiders, Melburnians and Brisbanians, while New Zealand has Aucklanders, Wellingtonians and Dunedinites.

But where does that leave Christchurch?

There is no collective term for residents of the Garden City and although Cantabrian is commonly used, it could equally apply… View more
Australia has its Sydneysiders, Melburnians and Brisbanians, while New Zealand has Aucklanders, Wellingtonians and Dunedinites.

But where does that leave Christchurch?

There is no collective term for residents of the Garden City and although Cantabrian is commonly used, it could equally apply to people living in Waimate or Omarama – more than 200 kilometres away.

Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

What should the collective noun be for people from Christchurch?
  • 28.5% Christchurchians
    28.5% Complete
  • 7.8% Christchurchites
    7.8% Complete
  • 36.6% Christchurchers
    36.6% Complete
  • 5.5% Christies
    5.5% Complete
  • 21.7% Something else (share your idea in the comments)
    21.7% Complete
309 votes
33 minutes ago

International Day of Older Persons 2018 - We can all Champion Human Rights and be Human Rights Champions – Take the Pledge!

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders… View more
International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders to sign up as Age Concern Dignity Champions and stand up for the human rights of older Kiwis.


“There is no excuse for elder abuse, says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive. I am appalled that we are still having to deal with cases each day where older people are taken advantage of.


“Just because someone is older it doesn’t mean they are less valuable, have less purpose or should lose basic human rights, the right to make their own choices and respect from those around them.

“Of the cases we see, 75% of alleged abusers are family members, either adult children or partners of adult children and that needs to stop!

“So come on Kiwis we all have a part to play. You can take a stand against ageism and join me by signing up today!” says Stephanie.

An Age Concern Dignity Champion pledges to:
• Reject stereotypes and focus on the uniqueness of every individual
• Speak up when they hear people speaking negatively about growing old
• Have the courage to question practices they feel are disrespectful to older people
• Not patronise older people
• Be patient, polite and friendly
• Have zero tolerance for abuse or neglect
• Build relationships – they combat isolation and loneliness by getting to know the older people in their lives.

ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Dignity_Champions/ACNZ_Public/Dignity_Champions.aspx?hkey=6375570c-b632-4221-8285-8ae56b2d79bb

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3 hours ago

Spring Fling Thifty Womens Event fill a bag $10-00

Michelle from Hoon Hay

venue hilmorton high school hall
29TH September 2018
10am onwards

Price: $10

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4 hours ago

Poll: Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Do you fancy year-round summer hours?
The European Union will soon recommend members drop daylight saving hours in favour of staying on summer time throughout the year.
Would you like the same for Aotearoa? Let us know!

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Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?
  • 54% Drop daylight savings, summer hours should be year-round.
    54% Complete
  • 46% Keep it! I love the change in hours.
    46% Complete
428 votes
6 days ago

Best fruit and vege shops in Christchurch

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Neat Places have collected a few of its favourite spots for picking up fresh weekly vegies. What's your go-to fruit and vege shop? Click the link below to read the full article.

stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/107075095/best-spots-for-fruit-and-vege-in-canterbury

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4 days ago

Kiwi kids are less fit and weigh more

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

A study of 500 15-year-olds across two generations found Kiwi kids today are less fit and weigh between 8kg and 13kg more than their parents did.
What do you think is the cause of this - screen time, less exercise, poor diet, or something else?

stuff.co.nz/national/107220570/kiwi-adolescents-weigh-more-and-are-less-fit-than-their-parents-were-study-finds

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8 days ago

'Let it go', global thinker tells Christchurch

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch needs to "let go" of the quakes and give visitors something to do after 6pm, says Christchurch's first 'thinker in residence'.

Do you agree? (Click the link below for the full interview).

stuff.co.nz/business/106961822/get-on-with-your-future-a-global-thinker-tells-christchurch

3 days ago

Plastic bag poll - have authorities got it right?

Rik Neighbourly Lead from Cashmere

BIG policy rethink time? ... Don't ban "plastic bags" - ban plastic "plastic bags" but not cornstarch "plastic bags" ? - Practical realities.. all bags go to landfill now. Endemic to the food/shopping stream, just the tip of the packaging iceberg. Better solutions… View moreBIG policy rethink time? ... Don't ban "plastic bags" - ban plastic "plastic bags" but not cornstarch "plastic bags" ? - Practical realities.. all bags go to landfill now. Endemic to the food/shopping stream, just the tip of the packaging iceberg. Better solutions are needed at state level (like bulk energy recovery, e.g.). See "Christchurch council no longer recycling plastic bags" 21.9.18 story: www.newshub.co.nz...

6 hours ago

Airport Taxi Transfers with a Local

Brent from Christchurch Taxi Tours and Transfers

Hi Neighbours

We're Local and you know us well...we've just ramped it up a bit....and you're the winners.
😉 Friends or family coming to town - book a tour with a Local.
😃 Have us meet them at the airport - anytime, any day and at a Fixed Rate. No paying extra if the roads … View more
Hi Neighbours

We're Local and you know us well...we've just ramped it up a bit....and you're the winners.
😉 Friends or family coming to town - book a tour with a Local.
😃 Have us meet them at the airport - anytime, any day and at a Fixed Rate. No paying extra if the roads are busy or blocked.
😆 Checkout our new website... www.christchurchtaxitours.com.......
😀 Available from 3:00 am
😆 Set fares - Airport to / from your suburb.
😀 Large vehicle 1 - 4 passengers
😆 Checkout our "Transfers Page" www.christchurchtaxitours.com....../airportcitytransfers
Christchurch City, Rolleston, Burnham, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Sumner, Lyttelton, Halswell, Aidanfield, Prebbleton etc etc...anywhere really.
👍 Contact us if your outside these zones through our “Message Us” page or Brent 0212-283-283
📨 We even do email: chchtaxitours@gmail.com

✔️ BOOK ONLINE - instant confirmation.

See you soon

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1 day ago

Needing to rehome my name is Misty

Chantelle from Hornby

Hi everyone my name is misty my owner is having trouble brushing me and taking care of me due to health reasons and is reluctantly letting me go to a new home I’m a gorgeous cat I’m 3yrs old human years of course I love to sleep in bed with my owner and to be brushed Daily and I sometimes will … View moreHi everyone my name is misty my owner is having trouble brushing me and taking care of me due to health reasons and is reluctantly letting me go to a new home I’m a gorgeous cat I’m 3yrs old human years of course I love to sleep in bed with my owner and to be brushed Daily and I sometimes will sit an talk to her wen I’m bored I dnt like children or other pets as they r too noisy for me and wuld like a owner who is home with me a lot I am fixed and microchipped and would come with my cat bed and food if I sound like ur new fur baby please give my mummy a call on 0278133374 🐱🐱🐱

1 day ago

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says resource consent crisis was caused by an 'oversight'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

An error in Christchurch's district plan that triggered a resource consents crisis in coastal communities was down to an oversight during the drafting stage by the key organisation tasked with drawing it up, Mayor Lianne Dalziel has claimed.

She has promised an independent inquiry into the … View more
An error in Christchurch's district plan that triggered a resource consents crisis in coastal communities was down to an oversight during the drafting stage by the key organisation tasked with drawing it up, Mayor Lianne Dalziel has claimed.

She has promised an independent inquiry into the fiasco.

stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/107309755/resource-consent-crisis-caused-by-an-oversight-mayor-lianne-dalziel-says

10 hours ago

Parliamentary Sports Vs Canterbury Legends Saturday

Christine from Somerfield

This is going to be a great afternoon of sports - Free entry to games. After match function $35. All proceeds go to Charity. Hope to see you there. Nuk Korako.

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16 hours ago

Day of Decision Event

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

Change only comes when you DECIDE you’ve had enough and take action.

It’s your decision to stay as you are — or to do something different, attend this event, and apply what you learn and change your life.

On Sunday, 14th October at 10am, a generous amount of holy oil, blended with … View more
Change only comes when you DECIDE you’ve had enough and take action.

It’s your decision to stay as you are — or to do something different, attend this event, and apply what you learn and change your life.

On Sunday, 14th October at 10am, a generous amount of holy oil, blended with olive oil from the Holy Land will be given FREE OF CHARGE to everyone who attends.

This oil will serve as a point of contact, a tangible way for you to use your faith and connect with God.

We challenge you to come with your problems and see for yourself what God can do in your life.
Find out more

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16 hours ago

Open Days at Alpine View

Alpine View Lifestyle Village

Alpine View recognises that ‘lifestyle is one of our most important medicines’.

TRILife is Alpine’s Wellness Programme – specifically designed to help residents to not only survive but also thrive!! We have produced a book detailing the key elements of the programme, with focus on … View more
Alpine View recognises that ‘lifestyle is one of our most important medicines’.

TRILife is Alpine’s Wellness Programme – specifically designed to help residents to not only survive but also thrive!! We have produced a book detailing the key elements of the programme, with focus on nutrition, exercise and state of mind (in an individualised and personalised way).

Come along to one of our upcoming Open Days to enjoy a tour of our village and receive your complimentary copy of the TRILife Wellness Programme book – a practical guide to adding more years to your life, and life to your years.

Contact us via:
Phone: 03 383 1333
Email: reception@alpineview.co.nz
Find out more!

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1 day ago

Kitty Kast-off's event coming up

Bronwyn Reader from Cat Rescue Christchurch

We are looking donation's of good quality clothes and accessories for an secondhand clothing sale (called Kitty Kast-off's) on the 20th of October at the Sydenham Community Centre.


Great time to Spring Clean.!!!


I have attached a poster for you to look at (which shows contact … View more
We are looking donation's of good quality clothes and accessories for an secondhand clothing sale (called Kitty Kast-off's) on the 20th of October at the Sydenham Community Centre.


Great time to Spring Clean.!!!


I have attached a poster for you to look at (which shows contact details if you have any clothes to donate.) and if you could print and put at your workplace, or drop in your neighbours letter box, Cat Rescue and the cats would say a big MEOW thank you.


Thanks

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