Hornby, Christchurch

18 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?
  • 59.4% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.4% Complete
  • 13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway
    13.6% Complete
  • 27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    27% Complete
1896 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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5 days ago

Shower coating special

Lisa-Marie Griffiths from Easy Clean Glass Solutions

We offer a coating for your shower to protect against water staining. Special running at the moment from $149. Just mention this ad for July.

21 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

Taxi - private, professional service Elizabeth 0212-232-232

Elizabeth & Brent James from Help @ Hand Ltd

Chch Taxi Tours & Transfers

😃 Taxi ELIZABETH - 0212-232-232 Starts 03:30am
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20% off all TOURS booked off our website.
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⭐️ Available … View more
Chch Taxi Tours & Transfers

😃 Taxi ELIZABETH - 0212-232-232 Starts 03:30am
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20% off all TOURS booked off our website.
T’s & C’s Apply. Tour before 31 October 2020
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✅ Use Promo Code: ANZAC20
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11 hours ago

Free Tai Chi/Qigong Introduction Workshop

Sandy from Aidanfield

Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme

Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: Wed, 15 July, 7 - 8:45 pm
Qigong Workshop: Thu, 16 July, 10 -11:45 am

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons Road, … View more
Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme

Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: Wed, 15 July, 7 - 8:45 pm
Qigong Workshop: Thu, 16 July, 10 -11:45 am

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons Road, Aidanfield, Christchurch

Welcome to Experience Gentle, Flowing Meditative Movements with Energy Healing

Discover a great natural “medicine” to heal the body, mind and spirit
Gather the universal energy for rejuvenation
Enhancing your health, immunity, spine, flexibility, serenity, relaxation, pelvic floor muscles, core strength, energy, wellbeing and inner joy

Space limited, booking essential
Register now with Sandy: sandyjsky@gmail.com

Qigong and Zhineng Qigong
Qigong is an ancient Chinese holistic therapy. It is the foundation to Tai Chi, but relatively simpler than Tai Chi.
Qigong includes dynamic and static forms.
Zhineng Qigong emphasises moving meditation rather than static meditation.

It uses the consciousness, body, breath, sound vibration and universal Qi(energy) to bring about positive transformation of the body, mind and spirit.

“After practicing Zhineng Qigong, my cancer disappeared. In the practice, I feel protected, joyful, safe and more energy. Healing comes naturally when we get out of the way and go beyond our attachments. Our new life is starting Now!”
~ Luise Kohl-Hajek, Germany

“The gentle movements stretch every muscle in my body although they look very simple. My muscles feel stronger, and I am mentally stronger too. While practicing, I feel the sense of “unity with the universe.””
~ Susan Sky, NZ

“Through regular qigong practice, my back pain is healed and my spine is more flexible. I had also been suffering severe shoulder pain for months. Just like a miracle, after one qigong class the pain had gone. The pain did come back a couple of days later, but much milder. After regular practice, I am pain free. This was a wow fact for me. I LOVE the feeling of connectin to the Universal Qi, and would like to share qigong with others.”
~ Graham Good, NZ

Regular Classes:
Wed
10 ~ 11:45 am Qigong intermediate class starts 22 July
7 ~ 8:45 pm Tai Chi/Qigong beginners class starts 22 July

Thu
10 ~ 1:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 23 July
7 ~ 8:45 pm Qigong intermediate class starts 23 July

$150 (10 classes) or $17 casual, Qigong CDs and books are available for your better improvement

17 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.

18 hours ago

Aspiring Kitchens & More - The Renovation Experts

John Harris from Aspiring Kitchens & More

Aspiring Kitchens & More are much more than just a great kitchen and bathroom renovation company.
With over 20 years in the building industry, and having a full team of Licensed Builders, Master plumbers & gas engineers, electricians, superb tilers & decorators, you can rest assured … View more
Aspiring Kitchens & More are much more than just a great kitchen and bathroom renovation company.
With over 20 years in the building industry, and having a full team of Licensed Builders, Master plumbers & gas engineers, electricians, superb tilers & decorators, you can rest assured that your project will be carried out with care and precision.
For those projects needing consents and plans, we have a fantastic, innovative architect as part of our team.

So, call us now for a chat about your next project.

Tel: 0800202171

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

Happy Customers

Isaac from Clothing Alterations

Affordable prices ! Happy Customers 😀

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1 day ago

HONEY

Judith from Hornby

🐝I have this available for pick up here in Hornby/Wigram🐝
Beech is from up Glen Tui & the Manuka coastal Kaikoura🐝

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2 days ago

Vintage area

Sue McManus from Red Cross Shop Church Corner

Hi everyone. We are trialing having a separate area for vintage stock. Is this something that customers would like or are you happy to look around the whole shop for little treasures.

We are also very low on winter stock so if you or your family are having a clean out and would like to donate … View more
Hi everyone. We are trialing having a separate area for vintage stock. Is this something that customers would like or are you happy to look around the whole shop for little treasures.

We are also very low on winter stock so if you or your family are having a clean out and would like to donate to us please visit us during opening hours Monday-Friday 10am-3.30pm. Closed Saturdays.

Thanks Sue

9 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.

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1 day ago

Free legal clinic Thursday 9th July at Hornby Community centre

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Our Free legal clinic is back tomorrow from 6.15pm at Hornby Community centre . Please call 03 349 5236 to check lawyer is in attendance on the day .

2 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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