Sockburn, Christchurch

10 hours ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. … View more
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

2 hours ago

Oppo R15s smartphone

Neil from Sockburn

For sale I've upgraded .
128gb memory .
Great condition .

Price: $300

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15 hours ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

8 hours ago

Caspian Sea Yoghurt Culture

Jill from Ilam

CASPIAN SEA YOGHURT CULTURE

This is very special.
I’ve been making this beautiful thick creamy yoghurt now for 10 years and have kept the culture going all that time . Caspian Sea ( or Matsoni) yoghurt is an authentic ancient culture from Armenia in the Caucasus. I use organic milk and … View more
CASPIAN SEA YOGHURT CULTURE

This is very special.
I’ve been making this beautiful thick creamy yoghurt now for 10 years and have kept the culture going all that time . Caspian Sea ( or Matsoni) yoghurt is an authentic ancient culture from Armenia in the Caucasus. I use organic milk and cream, and it’s so easy to make, you just add about one and a half litres of milk or 50/50 milk and cream ( which is what I do, but you may use any type of milk) to a cup full of the culture, and leave it at room temperature for 24 hours and it’s done! You put it in the fridge to chill and it’s ready to eat!

Before you start eating it you keep a cupful in another container in the fridge ready for your next brew.

You will LOVE the taste. I’m offering a cupful for $10.00 and if you take care of it it will keep on giving for you, and you will have it for life! Your yoghurt from then on will only cost you the price of the milk. Google to research the properties of Caspian Sea yoghurt

Pickup Ilam
Ph 027 465 2821
Jillmbroadhurst@gmail.com

Price: $10

5 days 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?
  • 59.9% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.9% Complete
  • 14.2% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.2% Complete
  • 26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    26% Complete
5501 votes
1 day ago

Paint it red with Resene for Red Nose Day!

Resene

Buy any red testpot from your local Resene owned ColorShop between 13-31 July 2020 and Resene will donate $1 to CureKids Red Nose Day!

The more red testpots you buy, the more will be donated! Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene red testpots (excludes metallics and wood stains).

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Buy any red testpot from your local Resene owned ColorShop between 13-31 July 2020 and Resene will donate $1 to CureKids Red Nose Day!

The more red testpots you buy, the more will be donated! Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene red testpots (excludes metallics and wood stains).

Help us make a difference to the health of kiwi children.
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1 day ago

Tilly’s kindness to animals

AMI Insurance

Tilly says kindness is when the community gets behind giving animals a second chance at life. To read more kindness stores visit our AMI Hub. Learn more

7 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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13 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

NZ new Mercedes Vito 116CDI Diesel 8 seater

Yan Chen from Avonhead

Bought in 2016 from Mecerdes dealer as brand new, 2015 NZ new Mercedes Vito 116CDI, 2.143L, diesel turbo, 8 seater.
55000kms, new wof to July 2021. blue tooth, removable rear seats, very economical to run. very tidy, original plastic cover still on the floor. best family people mover, easy turning… View more
Bought in 2016 from Mecerdes dealer as brand new, 2015 NZ new Mercedes Vito 116CDI, 2.143L, diesel turbo, 8 seater.
55000kms, new wof to July 2021. blue tooth, removable rear seats, very economical to run. very tidy, original plastic cover still on the floor. best family people mover, easy turning into delivery VAN, cruise control, remote central locking, Auto and manual, front and rear air con. day light driving light, parking lights, alloy wheels. asking price 39850NZD or near offer. contact 0211692268

Price: $39,850

3 days ago

Dunedin's coast: NZ's little slice of "Bali" is full of wildlife

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we think this must be the most underrated stretch of New Zealand. Have you been? Read more on the link below.

5 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Countdown supermarket's decision to open 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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2 days ago

FREE Tai Chi/Qigong Introduction Workshop

Sandy from Aidanfield

Free Tai Chi/Qigong Introduction Workshop
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 … View more
Free Tai Chi/Qigong Introduction Workshop
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 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

1 day ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

What better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in … View moreWhat better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in the kitchen with Raptor Naturals finest flavours.

Call us on 0800 339 000 or click on the button below and use the promo code “SSTRAPTOR” to redeem this special offer now.

Hurry as this offer ends 31st July, 2020!

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1 day ago

Ready set, get Upcycling!

Resene

It's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely … View moreIt's time to get your creative caps on and put your decorative DIY skills to great use! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your creations!

Take part in the 2020 Resene Upcycling Awards. There's four great prizes worth $500 are up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Get Upcycling now

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3 days ago

This one’s for you, Aotearoa!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

THANK YOU for coming together as one so we could all stay safe.

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