Linwood, Christchurch

36 days ago

Hinewai Reserve - May 2020

Raewyn from Raewyn Murray Photography

Went for a walk in the beautiful Hinewai Reserve - you should go there if you want a good exercise and to see some beautiful scenery and birdlife. Although the birds seemed to be avoiding me that day - all bar 1.

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38 days 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.

36 days ago

90% OFF Insulation and heating with the warmer kiwi homes grant

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

You could be eligible for 90%OFF the price of insulation and heating with the warmer kiwi homes grant.

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36 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

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Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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37 days ago

Licensed builder

Scott Bennetts from Reaction Homes Ltd

Hi Neighbours,
Liam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences.

If you would like a free no obligation quote … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Liam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences.

If you would like a free no obligation quote please call me on
0278442388
Thanks scott.

36 days ago

Four steps to a greener home

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

Having a green home means it's energy efficient, warmer, drier, healthier and costs less to run. If you're keen on 'going green'.

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37 days ago

Eggs any way, anytime

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even… View more
During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even lower: the skillet was dumped on the table along with a pile of forks, a few side plates - maybe, a tea towel as a napkin for the 8-year-old with the large lockdown appetite and away we went.

Lazy egg suppers have hung around in Alert Level 2 - minus the dinner dregs and skillet table service, and with the addition of an actual recipe: Turkish eggs, spicy red shakshuka and spiced bread egg in a hole.

Eggs, dukkah and garlic fried spinach is another favourite combo in our house. What's your favourite?

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40 days ago

He Puna Taimoana Truth

Soozie 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...

38 days 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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39 days 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!

43 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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39 days 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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40 days ago

NZ's secret treehouse escape

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

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

40 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

40 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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