Linwood, Christchurch

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23 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...

19 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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18 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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18 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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19 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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19 days ago

Ladies Leather Jacket

Geoffrey from Woolston

Women’s Leather Jacket size 12

Price: $130

19 days ago

Subscribe to our free ezine Get Growing!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week's issue of Get Growing we say bring on the feijoa season and share growing tips and the latest new varieties. We also have advice on bagging fruit, swapping seeds, feeding soil bacteria and planting nut trees, plus we have a cool hack for avoiding spray drift.

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In this week's issue of Get Growing we say bring on the feijoa season and share growing tips and the latest new varieties. We also have advice on bagging fruit, swapping seeds, feeding soil bacteria and planting nut trees, plus we have a cool hack for avoiding spray drift.

Check out our list of some of our favourite seed, plant and gardenware retailers who offer online shopping and discover some striking late-season bulbs.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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19 days ago

Please share or help get to my sons goal thanks

Amanda from Aranui

Traveling with leukemia - Givealittle
givealittle.co.nz...

23 days ago

Ripped off by Wilson Parking

Lisa from Linwood

I parked at the Town Hall today and the Wilson Parking sign said Machine rate 12 hours $6.00 put my debit card in and selected maximum time 12 hours and my card was charged $12.60

20 days ago

Our most distinctive luxury SUV

Archibalds Motors Ltd

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21 days ago
20 days ago

Roses for your loved ones for only $2

Red Cross Communications from Red Cross Store Manchester St

Come into our shop and support New Zealand Red Cross. Get your rose for only $2 and if you want more, no worries, we'll get you sorted with 3 for $5! Or just pop in to enjoy the beautiful smell of roses while having a look what your Red Cross Shop has to offer. We can't wait to see you!

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Come into our shop and support New Zealand Red Cross. Get your rose for only $2 and if you want more, no worries, we'll get you sorted with 3 for $5! Or just pop in to enjoy the beautiful smell of roses while having a look what your Red Cross Shop has to offer. We can't wait to see you!

Only while stock lasts.

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38 days ago

Upcycling or recycling

Pam from Linwood

Hi all the neighbours out there. I was thinking of starting a group to do recycling of clothes, etc. Often you have something you dont like the style but you like the fabric. What to do well often other people have good ideas to upcycle etc. Olso could swap if needed. I have lots of ideas. Just … View moreHi all the neighbours out there. I was thinking of starting a group to do recycling of clothes, etc. Often you have something you dont like the style but you like the fabric. What to do well often other people have good ideas to upcycle etc. Olso could swap if needed. I have lots of ideas. Just wondered if anyone interested. Could give my cell if dont want to go through here thanks for listening.

20 days ago

A little bit of caring goes a long way. Let's work together to spread kindness around, not germs. ❤️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As more people begin to self isolate and distance themselves, we'll need our neighbours support now more than ever before. The following can be printed at home and filled-in with your details to drop around your street or community.

For the latest COVID-19 advice, visit: covid19.govt.nz/

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21 days ago

As a GP who's overcome coronavirus, here's what I want you to know

Raewyn Neighbourly Lead from New Brighton

This lady says some sensible things. I know some people don't have Facebook as this is where it is from so I will post what she wrote - hope this works.

It is also quite long but it's not scare mongering.

Here is what she said:-

The only souvenir I thought I’d brought back from my … View more
This lady says some sensible things. I know some people don't have Facebook as this is where it is from so I will post what she wrote - hope this works.

It is also quite long but it's not scare mongering.

Here is what she said:-

The only souvenir I thought I’d brought back from my recent trip to a conference in New York was a fridge magnet of the Statue of Liberty. Barely two days later, I realised I’d brought a lot more.

Tucked somewhere in my body was developing Covid-19, which began to show itself a few days after arriving back in the UK. The symptoms merged in with jet lag - tiredness, headache and feeling ‘out of it’.

The dry cough I put down to the long flight home and the effects of rebreathing cabin air. What I couldn’t dismiss, however, was the temperature – which was now above 102 degrees F. My coronavirus experience had started.

Over the next five days, I lived through this nasty illness, wishing it away but never feeling that it would finish me off. Soon after I started becoming unwell, I contacted 111 and went to a testing pod to have swabs taken. Then, I returned to bed, and that is where I stayed for days, rising only to use the bathroom.

The symptoms are as we have been told. Flu-like, with a temperature, dry cough and sore throat. I also had a vice-like headache, muscular chest pain from coughing, rigours and, when I did get out of bed, dizziness.

Five days into the illness, almost in the same order, the symptoms disappeared, leaving only an odd metallic taste in my mouth, nasal mucosal ulcers and intense fatigue. I didn’t need any heroic medicines or interventions.

Despite now being on the ‘other side’ of youth, I have no underlying health conditions and two paracetamol three times a day and lemonade was all I needed. I had God’s penicillin - chicken soup - which seemed to have a miraculous effect of bringing back my appetite.

My husband practised social distancing - we communicated via mobile phone and he wore the only protection he had – for his face that is - a Chelsea football scarf.

So, my experience. It was the worst illness I’ve ever had. Saying this, I have little to compare this with as other than childbirth (which isn’t an illness). I’m rarely unwell – have had the flu once, dental pain, and fractures over the years, but nothing more. It was painful, and frightening – the fear not because I thought I would die, but because being unwell is just that, frightening.

I’m glad I’ve had it early, as I’m more than likely immune, and can now help my colleagues.

What advice would I give, going forward?

Firstly, each family needs a plan as to what to do when we get sick. This should include calling each other regularly. Someone who is low risk might be a designated carer, to be with the sick person (even if covered by a mask and more than two metres away). This is better than being alone.

Secondly, remember that most people will be fine, even if infected. Our role as GPs is to help those who need more help to get it. We are good at this.

And finally, as GPs, we are crucial in calming the nervous brows of patients and communities.

I’m now out the other end, and very glad that very soon I’ll be back at work and helping my colleagues with the heavy lifting created by this crisis.

NOTE:-

Dr Clare Gerada is the former chair of the RCGP, the co-chair of the NHS Assembly and a GP in Lambeth

Editor's note - Pulse approached Dr Gerada to write something on this, with us believing it would be something that will help GPs. Dr Gerada graciously did this for us.

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