Linwood, Christchurch

4 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Canterbury!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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1 day ago

lockdown

Mary from Woolston

I am so proud to be a Kiwi, we have done a great job keeping us all safe during covid19 .
We have such a great government they have done us proud.

3 days ago

He Puna Taimoana Truth

Soozie Neighbourly Lead from South New Brighton

There seems to be an awful lot of negativity from the other side of Christchurch bringing with it wrong information.
For those unable to search for the truth on the website, here is a few simple answers for you.
1. The cost for visitors - outside Christchurch and/or foreign is $18.00
2. The cost … View more
There seems to be an awful lot of negativity from the other side of Christchurch bringing with it wrong information.
For those unable to search for the truth on the website, here is a few simple answers for you.
1. The cost for visitors - outside Christchurch and/or foreign is $18.00
2. The cost for a Christchurch resident is $14.00
3. The cost for a Gold card or Community card holder is $10.00
4. The current Alert level allows only 50 people at a time, so your time limit is 2 hours
5. When everything returns to some normality there probably will not be this time limit
6. The pools are small yes, if comparing to elsewhere, but New Brighton is not elsewhere - these pools are here not there.
7. There is a sauna, a steam room and a plunge pool as well as 4 other good sized pools and there is a disabled hoist. And soon the cafe will be open too.
8. The easterly is the same one that crosses the whole city, the boundary fences have been built to minimise the wind
9.The surrounding street upgrade and the new free childrens playground next door enhances the foreshore along with the pool complex.
10. The new clock tower (still awaiting hands so is really not a clock yet but is still a tower) has had a facelift and is the gateway to the pier.
11. In the evening as the sun sets, and the sea is calm, and the breeze is just a breeze, and the pier is lit up, there is no better view.
12. Yes, the business area certainly is not as it could be, but it will be one day - there are some amazing coffee and food options and other hidden gems in amongst that rubble and all are worth exploring - not to mention some of the best murals in the city.
13. I suggest those who think NB is a dump, needs to look with different eyes, perhaps you haven't been here for a while, perhaps your impression is someones else's perception, not yours - come on down and see for yourself.
But before you do come, go online, you may as well book a slot at the pools while you are here eh? www.hepunataimoana.co.nz...

9 hours ago

Be in to Win

Zed McCloskey from Zed McCloskey

This month I'm having a draw to win a $200 Prezzy card! Simply book in a free, no obligation financial health check and you'll go in the draw to win.
Email zed@lifeplans.co.nz or call me at 027 740 3545 to learn more.

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1 day ago

Property developer being held to account over misleading sales pitch and breaches of the District Plan

Greg from Richmond

Prolific property developer ordered to remove 'misleading' Airbnb statements | Stuff.co.nz
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(A close friend of mine in Wellington just forwarded this to me)

"The poor kid must feel like the whole world is against him!! Does this article sound familiar? Particularly… View more
Prolific property developer ordered to remove 'misleading' Airbnb statements | Stuff.co.nz
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(A close friend of mine in Wellington just forwarded this to me)

"The poor kid must feel like the whole world is against him!! Does this article sound familiar? Particularly the 55 discrepancies??"




My thoughts are "Oh diddums Mathew!"

He hasn't followed the housing density rules of the District Plan, and John Higgins team in the Council's consenting unit (and the Commissioner) have whitewashed the Enhanced Development Mechanism in the District Plan which VERY clearly stipulates a ceiling limit of 65 dwellings/units per hectare.
This Merivale Lane development will be grossly over that limit, far more so than the monstrosity Williams Corporation built here in Perth Streets which equates to 75 units per hectare! We could have cause to take the Council to Court, and have at least 3 of the units demolished in order to force the Perth Street development to be compliant.
If I had deep pockets and a spare $20k I would do it today.
Will be watching this story with great interest in the hopes that Merivale Lane doesn't suffer the same fate Perth Street did.
Well done Karl and everyone involved with getting this story into the news!

6 days ago

Zero rates plan scrapped as Christchurch council struggles to contain coronavirus fallout

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy … View more
Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy would cause “unprecedented” redundancies, jeopardise projects and flout direct advice from the Government.

The authority also faces borrowing more than $100m over the next two years to pay for its coronavirus response and make up for an expected $61.8m in lost dividends from the trading companies it owns.

Read more here.

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1 day ago

Support Small Business on Instagram

Jaime Belsar from Dinky Media

Instagram have rolled out a “Support Small Business” sticker for Stories.

Tag your favourite small business in your story to feature their clickable profile and a thumbnail of three posts ❤️

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2 days ago

Easterly wind

Soozie Neighbourly Lead from South New Brighton

Am wondering if you folk on the other side of the city can feel that cold easterly? Yes? Bloody cold eh? I have it on good authority that this so called Easterly wind actually originates from a point known as TESAH. It is a point on the map -43.115326N and 179.766854E. What does this mean? It means… View moreAm wondering if you folk on the other side of the city can feel that cold easterly? Yes? Bloody cold eh? I have it on good authority that this so called Easterly wind actually originates from a point known as TESAH. It is a point on the map -43.115326N and 179.766854E. What does this mean? It means this wind does NOT originate in New Brighton, it starts in TESAH. How about that? Who would have thought?

2 days ago

NZ's secret treehouse escape

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Who knew this fairytale treehouse was just 10 minutes from Whangārei?

2 days ago

Free local Kiwiana children's storybook giveaway

Shala from St Albans

Hello there!
Jonesy Car is a local Christchurch based children's storybook character.
He is an old Nissan Sentra who loves taking road trips with his best friend Eric, the family Cat. Jonesy Car paperback books can be found a few local bookshops shops and service stations or directly through … View more
Hello there!
Jonesy Car is a local Christchurch based children's storybook character.
He is an old Nissan Sentra who loves taking road trips with his best friend Eric, the family Cat. Jonesy Car paperback books can be found a few local bookshops shops and service stations or directly through me.
There are 2 books and they are suitable for 18 months-7 years old age group.
I've just created an animated Ebook (with music) and being a new thing would value local feedback.
If your up for a free Ebook copy just message me your email address either on here on shala@jonesycar.com and the child/grandchild's age and I will send it to you.
Thank you and a happy Queens Birthday Weekend.Toot Toot from Jonesy Car and a big wave from Eric- the Cat.

Free

Jonesy cover1.pdf Download View

3 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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6 days ago

Will you be visiting New Brighton's new hot pools?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By … View more
Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.

Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.

* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.

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4 days ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

EECA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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4 days ago

Entertainment Books -Fundraiser for Cat Rescue Christchurch

Bronwyn Reader from Cat Rescue Christchurch

We are fundraising with Entertainment and your membership is about to expire! Purchase now and receive a $10 Countdown gift voucher for a single city or a $20 Countdown voucher for a multi city app. Your membership will last for 12 months from the day you purchase it, and as an added bonus you will… View moreWe are fundraising with Entertainment and your membership is about to expire! Purchase now and receive a $10 Countdown gift voucher for a single city or a $20 Countdown voucher for a multi city app. Your membership will last for 12 months from the day you purchase it, and as an added bonus you will receive an extra 2 months’ validity to celebrate being out of lockdown. We receive 20% of each purchase to put towards our fundraising. Purchase here today:

www.entertainmentbook.co.nz...

Psss they have Digital Books for one New Zealand location (ie Canturbury), Digital Books for all of New Zealand and Australia for a year and Digital Books for all of New Zealand and Australia for 2 years.

They are not selling actual books now so every sale is for a digital book.

Thanks for Reading.

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