Waimairi Beach, Christchurch

14 days ago

Perfect time for a Winter clean

Resene

Clean up around your place with your choice of a free Resene cleaning product when you spend $100 or more at your local Resene owned ColorShop until 27 July 2020. Plus get 10L of Resene Ceiling Paint white for $99. Tinting and PaintWise levy extra.

These offers are available to … View more
Clean up around your place with your choice of a free Resene cleaning product when you spend $100 or more at your local Resene owned ColorShop until 27 July 2020. Plus get 10L of Resene Ceiling Paint white for $99. Tinting and PaintWise levy extra.

These offers are available to Resene cardholders – if you don’t have one you can sign up free when you’re in store.
Find out more

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15 days ago

Creating healthier, carbon-zero homes

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, there are few Kiwis who haven't experienced cold or damp housing at some point in New Zealand, whatever part of the country you call home. So what's being done to change that for future generations?

Here's … View more
Hey neighbours, there are few Kiwis who haven't experienced cold or damp housing at some point in New Zealand, whatever part of the country you call home. So what's being done to change that for future generations?

Here's how a passive revolution and building code changes could help our health - and the climate.

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15 days ago

Have you signed up to get free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and … View more
In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and follow Jane Packer’s advice to decorate your kitchen and dining spaces with flowers. Be in to win Jane Packer Flowers and the NZ House & Garden July issue.

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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16 days ago

Something else I have noticed with replies

Gareth from Burwood

Posted a wee message a while back as people were having issues with not being able to reply to messages....
Seems there is another reason you may not be able to reply....

If you have the latest posts emailed to you... clicking on one of these to read more, as the email only shows the first line or… View more
Posted a wee message a while back as people were having issues with not being able to reply to messages....
Seems there is another reason you may not be able to reply....

If you have the latest posts emailed to you... clicking on one of these to read more, as the email only shows the first line or so...
Will open up a web page displaying the thread (as long as the snippers haven't got there first). This is all well and good ,you should be able to reply to posts in that thread without issues (remembering the previous restrictions I discussed).
However it goes wrong from here.... If you scroll down past the thread you originally opened from the email... to a new thread... chances are you wont be able to reply to any messages in the thread with the exception of the original post.
I have no idea if this is by design or a bug... I suspect the later.

Anyway hope this keeps someone from smashing their keyboard..:-)

16 days ago

Fragrant Soy Candles & Melts.

Gill from North New Brighton

Various sizes and fragrances of soy candles and soy melts (one size) for sale. All candles and Melts have a high scent throw. I have a large selection of designer type fragrances also, such as Angel, Opium Chanel No5 & Flower Bomb. Beautify packaged.
Prices and sizes:
120 mils $10-00.
150 … View more
Various sizes and fragrances of soy candles and soy melts (one size) for sale. All candles and Melts have a high scent throw. I have a large selection of designer type fragrances also, such as Angel, Opium Chanel No5 & Flower Bomb. Beautify packaged.
Prices and sizes:
120 mils $10-00.
150 mils $15-00.
250 mils $20-00.
450 mils $30-00.
10 Soy Melts $15-00.
Prices are as stated and not negotiable.......
I can not leave that section blank?!?!
Pick up is in New Brighton. Please see images for further details.
Thanks Gill.

Negotiable

22 days ago

New light show for Christchurch

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch will still be lit up this year despite one of the city's most popular festivals being postponed.
Christchurch Is Lit will run from July 1 to 29 from 6pm to 11pm each day and feature more than 20 light creations throughout the city.

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16 days ago

eskimo pies

Les from North New Brighton

So long Eskimo pies its been so good to know you. Perhaps they will now be called Artic pies. PC gone mad.

19 days ago

Foraging on Banks Peninsula

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

If Peter Langlands needed to, he could eat for free. On an average day, he'd find 50 to 75 edible greens along the foreshore.
Do you forage for food? If so, where are the best spots to forage in Canterbury?

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17 days ago

Penguin sculptures arrive in Christchurch for new art trail

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

A waddle of penguins has flown into Christchurch to be decorated by school children and artists and installed on city streets.
The sculptures will be displayed for about 10 weeks across Christchurch before being auctioned off to raise money for Cholmondeley Children's Centre.

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17 days ago

#AotearoaOfKindness: Mobilising the kindness DNA

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an … View more
Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an Aotearoa of Kindness.

Call to action – keep shaping the world we want to live in:

• Look for where kindness, mahi aroha, work for love, has impacted your life.
• Show your thanks to those people giving kindness and mahi aroha through #AotearoaOfKindness.
• Connect or reconnect with a community or a cause that’s important to you through volunteeringnz.org.nz/finding-volunteer-roles.

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19 days ago

Einstein and how he discovered relativity

Don from Parklands - Marshlands

He was on his second cup of coffee and bemusing the energy he experienced, he astutely wrote on his chalkboard ENERGY = milk + coffee + coffee
or as it came to be known energy = mc squared.

18 days ago

Poll: How do you fold your towels?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. … View more
Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. But what do you do? And who knew folding towels could be so controversial?

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How do you fold your towels?
  • 34.3% Basic - Fold in half three times
    34.3% Complete
  • 40.1% Plush - Fold towards the centre, then in thirds
    40.1% Complete
  • 16.2% Rolled - No folds allowed
    16.2% Complete
  • 9.4% None of the above
    9.4% Complete
1497 votes
18 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

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National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together.

#NVW2020 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

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19 days ago

Nutrimetics Sale - up to 70% off

Jordana Cook from Jordy's Nutrimetics Page

Offers available until Wednesday, message my to order or shop direct from my website: www.nutrimetics.co.nz...

19 days ago

Have you got an indoor jungle? You could be a Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Got an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will… View moreGot an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will get $250 worth of Yates products and $150 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Here's how to enter the competition.

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