Linwood, Christchurch

9 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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10 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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10 days ago

Artists for Penguins Required!

Pop Up Penguins

Pop Up Penguins is bringing giant penguins to the streets of Christchurch.

We are inviting new and established artists to submit designs to decorate the fibre-glass sculptures and bring them to life.

We will then present the designs to the Pop Up Penguins sponsors who will choose designs to… View more
Pop Up Penguins is bringing giant penguins to the streets of Christchurch.

We are inviting new and established artists to submit designs to decorate the fibre-glass sculptures and bring them to life.

We will then present the designs to the Pop Up Penguins sponsors who will choose designs to go on their sponsored penguin. Designs are welcome in any medium - traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic.

For more information, go to www.popuppenguins.co.nz where you can download the Artist Pack and submit your design. Design submission deadline is midnight on 31st March 2020.
Visit us online

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10 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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10 days ago

Canterbury Museum and 'Quake City' are closed

Canterbury Museum

Following the closure of Christchurch City Council community facilities at 4.00 pm on Saturday 21 March 2020, the Canterbury Museum Trust Board closed both the Museum and 'Quake City', our special exhibition telling stories of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Both remain closed until further … View more
Following the closure of Christchurch City Council community facilities at 4.00 pm on Saturday 21 March 2020, the Canterbury Museum Trust Board closed both the Museum and 'Quake City', our special exhibition telling stories of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Both remain closed until further notice. We will watch developments with the Covid-19 situation carefully and hope to reopen as soon as we safely can.

See our website for updates.

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11 days ago

Reminder - CAB Loft service currently suspended

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 outbreak we have suspended our walk in services at The Loft . This is to protect both the public and our volunteers . However we are still here to help you - so you can still call, email or live chat to us via our website .

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11 days ago

ST CHADS OP SHOP AND COMMUNITY LUNCH.

Susanne from St Chad's and St Ambrose Anglican Church of Linwood and Aranui.

TO all our faithful supporters,we are closed until further notice .Please stay safe everyone,look after yourselves,families and neighbours over these differcult day,God's Blessing to you all.

17 days ago

Coronavirus: Shoppers spending large in supermarkets as politicians call for calm

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Politicians and leading supermarkets are calling for calm amid an apparent surge in bulk-buying and reports of shoppers spending $1500 at the tills as they stockpile essentials over fears about coronavirus.

Shoppers have emptied shelves in some stores, targeting staples such as bread, rice and … View more
Politicians and leading supermarkets are calling for calm amid an apparent surge in bulk-buying and reports of shoppers spending $1500 at the tills as they stockpile essentials over fears about coronavirus.

Shoppers have emptied shelves in some stores, targeting staples such as bread, rice and pasta and buying toilet paper, water, medicines and cleaning products in bulk.

Supermarket giants insist there is plenty of food to go round and have urged people to shop normally.

Read more here.

13 days ago

Second coronavirus case in Canterbury

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A man in his 50s who arrived in Canterbury five days ago is the second person in the region to test positive for coronavirus.

Ministry of Health director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed on Friday the country had 11 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 39.

The Canterbury man … View more
A man in his 50s who arrived in Canterbury five days ago is the second person in the region to test positive for coronavirus.

Ministry of Health director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed on Friday the country had 11 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 39.

The Canterbury man arrived in Christchurch from Los Angeles on March 15 on flight American Airlines AA83 and flight Air New Zealand NZ535.

A woman in her 40s, who arrived in Christchurch on March 16 from London, was the city's first positive case.

Read Stuff's full coverage on coronavirus, including how to keep yourself safe, here.

12 days ago

72 hour transit window for European passport holders via Australia

Mel Hubber (Lowen) from House of Travel Ferrymead

UPDATE 1430 21 March 2020 AEDST
The Australian Prime Minister has given approval for foreign nationals departing New Zealand to transit Australia to return home.
Foreign nationals who have been in China, Iran, the Republic of Korea or Italy in the last 14 days will not be permitted transit … View more
UPDATE 1430 21 March 2020 AEDST
The Australian Prime Minister has given approval for foreign nationals departing New Zealand to transit Australia to return home.
Foreign nationals who have been in China, Iran, the Republic of Korea or Italy in the last 14 days will not be permitted transit Australia.

All transits must occur on the same day as arrival and passengers will be required to remain airside in the airport.

These arrangements will be in place for 72 hours beginning at 1200 21 MAR2020 AEDST.

At the conclusion of this period any transit requests will need be considered through the Commissioner’s exemption process.

UPDATE 0741 21 MARCH 2020 AEDST

The Australian Prime Minister has given approval to 36 hour transit window beginning at 2100 20MAR2020 AEDST.

This will enable European travellers currently in New Zealand to transit Australian airports enroute back to Europe.

This is not to be a standing exemption but one to enable the return to Europe of French and other European nationals who rely on connections via Australian airports.

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17 days ago

For anyone else who's sick of the noise of the Eagle Helicopter endlessly circling

Dan from Edgeware

www.change.org...

Its no wonder they are so noisy - they are supposed to be at an altitude of 1500m not the 330-500m that they are flying at in every log I have looked at. I don't see why the police should be allowed to flout the rules.

See the flight logs for yourself here … View more
www.change.org...

Its no wonder they are so noisy - they are supposed to be at an altitude of 1500m not the 330-500m that they are flying at in every log I have looked at. I don't see why the police should be allowed to flout the rules.

See the flight logs for yourself here flightaware.com...

13 days ago

CAB action on Covid -19

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Kia ora, we’ve made the tough decision to no longer be open for a walk-in service, including for our JP and Free Legal Advice clinics, during the Covid-19 outbreak from Friday 20th March. Unfortunately, this means that our service at The Loft Eastgate Mall is also suspended. This is about putting… View moreKia ora, we’ve made the tough decision to no longer be open for a walk-in service, including for our JP and Free Legal Advice clinics, during the Covid-19 outbreak from Friday 20th March. Unfortunately, this means that our service at The Loft Eastgate Mall is also suspended. This is about putting the safety of our volunteers, employees, clients and communities first during the Covid-19 outbreak. So from Monday 23rd March you will not be able to come into the CAB. However you can still access the CAB service during the usual opening hours by phone and email. You can phone us free, including from a mobile, on 0800 367 222 or email us at christchurchwest@cab.org.nz .You can also call one of our 3 branches:
03 366 6490 (City), 03 359 8090 (North) or 03 349 5236 (West).You can find lots of great information, including information about the impact of Covid-19, on our website and on the new Government website - links below. We will be regularly reviewing this situation. Stay well Christchurch.

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12 days ago

Be Neighbourly, and...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Covid-19 separating us physically, we need to ensure we aren’t making any group of people feel distant from our community. Let's continue to show our Kiwi spirit and support reach other #RaceRelationsDay2020

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12 days ago

Christchurch Wide Garage Trail - Still On today

Raewyn Neighbourly Lead from New Brighton

Please note Falcon Street is 35A not 85A - Have a great day - lots of people out today which has been fun.

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13 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reach Out is a hub for Kiwis to find and give support from others during this global pandemic. Head over to the page and share how you're coping, how you can support each other, and what everyone is doing to embrace the changes that are happening around us. Visit page

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