Strowan, Christchurch

4 hours ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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27 minutes

Appreciation post

The Team from Canterbury Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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8 hours ago

Broken IPhone 6 screen

Sherryl from Bishopdale

Please advise if you know anyone who can fix a broken screen would be awesome. Bishopdale, Papanui area would be great. Thanks

17 minutes ago

Fresh produce delivery - put together by Community Focus Trust and Food Together

Raewyn Bell from Northgate Community Services Trust

Today Northgate could join an essential service team to deliver free fruit & vege to some"bubbles" as they face the impact of the "lock down". Lovely to see the smiles (at a 3 mtr distance of course) at the sight of fresh produce. Credit goes to Mark Hudson & the … View moreToday Northgate could join an essential service team to deliver free fruit & vege to some"bubbles" as they face the impact of the "lock down". Lovely to see the smiles (at a 3 mtr distance of course) at the sight of fresh produce. Credit goes to Mark Hudson & the Community Focus Trust (St Albans) who put this together and the Food Together team. Food Together are behind the large vege coop in Christchurch and other locations - creating a weekly bag of fruit and vege for the low cost of $15.00 per week. Awesome work guys and thanks so much for that initiative.

2 hours ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Canterbury Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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2 days ago

Tell us the story behind your bear

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

We're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! You can also … View moreWe're going on a bear hunt! People across the country are popping bears in their windows. But what's the story behind the fuzzy faces? Tell us about your bear - what's their name, where did you get it, how far have they travelled? Post a photo and tell us their story! You can also email maddison.northcott@stuff.co.nz if you've seen any bears in Christchurch you think we should cover. (Please mark any posts you don't want to see published NFP).

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22 hours ago

Time For A De-Clutter - Find Some Of These - Make Some Spare Cash

Helen from Strowan

WANTED.. My husband is looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. He will pay a fair price for any Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer memorabilia etc to add to his collection...
If you do come across any.. Please message me… View more
WANTED.. My husband is looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. He will pay a fair price for any Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer memorabilia etc to add to his collection...
If you do come across any.. Please message me or email hubby on mjbraithwaite@xtra.co.nz
He can discuss it with you and once it is safe to do so pay you some dollars..

1 day ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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1 day ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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6 days ago

Christchurch recycling temporarily halted during Covid-19 crisis

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Mixed paper, plastic and glass from Christchurch and Banks Peninsula households will go to landfill, instead of being recycled. If people are struggling to fit all their general rubbish in their red wheelie bin during the lockdown, they can put excess in the yellow wheelie bin - temporarily.

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1 day ago

Two weeks into lockdown - how's everyone feeling?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

How's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a … View moreHow's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a friendly phone call, have some great baking tips, ways to work from home or ideas to keep the kids entertained. Post on Reach Out and together we can all support each other and our communities during this time.

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1 day ago

Finding Hope in Time of Isolation

St Christopher's Church

These are challenging days, and we at St Christopher’s want to offer hope and support to help you not only survive but thrive during this difficult time.

Currently, the best way to access our material is via our Facebook pages, where we are daily uploading various resources to encourage you, … View more
These are challenging days, and we at St Christopher’s want to offer hope and support to help you not only survive but thrive during this difficult time.

Currently, the best way to access our material is via our Facebook pages, where we are daily uploading various resources to encourage you, and to help you to connect with God and people.

You’ll find daily devotionals, helpful articles, movie suggestions, worship resources, material for family activities and more.

You can find us on Facebook at the following addresses:

Church @stchristopherschurch

Children & Families @oasisstchristophers

Youth @theforgestc @theforgestc

Young Adults group St Chris’ Young Adults.

If you can’t connect with us via the Internet, but want to talk to someone on our clergy or pastoral team, please call our office phone number (03) 358 8780. We would love to support you.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Waimakariri District Council COVID19 Info

Waimakariri District Council

While Council buildings may be closed we are still here to help.
We encourage people to conduct business with us online or over the phone and will be posting regular updates on our website and social media channels regarding how we intend to maintain service levels within these new restrictions.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Looking for inspiration?

Signature Homes

The team at Signature Homes Christchurch North wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some home inspiration, Signature Style is a… View more
The team at Signature Homes Christchurch North wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some home inspiration, Signature Style is a must-read! We have a wide range House & Land Packages and home designs to suit your taste, budget, section and lifestyle.

We look forward to reconnecting with the community very soon, in the meantime please click to get your free digital copy of our magazine.

Adam Baylis
Signature Homes Christchurch North.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!

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3 days ago

*Win* a $50 Prezzy Card

The Team from Readers Tours

We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

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We are looking for seniors 65+ to take part in a short questionnaire to help us improve our website. The questions will take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and no personal information is required. The winner of a $50 Prezzy Card will be drawn at random on 27 April and contacted directly.

Visit www.readerstours.co.nz and spend a few minutes browsing our website. Think about the pages you would visit and the information you would like to see in order to book your next adventure! When you are ready, click here to complete our questionnaire.

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Ts&Cs apply.
Take our questionnaire

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