Woolston, Christchurch

37 days ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our website, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
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39 days ago

lockdown

Mary from Woolston

I am so proud to be a Kiwi, we have done a great job keeping us all safe during covid19 .
We have such a great government they have done us proud.

37 days ago

90% OFF Insulation and heating with the warmer kiwi homes grant

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

You could be eligible for 90%OFF the price of insulation and heating with the warmer kiwi homes grant.

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37 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

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Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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37 days ago

Licensed builder

Scott Bennetts from Reaction Homes Ltd

Hi Neighbours,
Liam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences.

If you would like a free no obligation quote … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Liam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences.

If you would like a free no obligation quote please call me on
0278442388
Thanks scott.

37 days ago

Four steps to a greener home

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

Having a green home means it's energy efficient, warmer, drier, healthier and costs less to run. If you're keen on 'going green'.

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37 days ago

Eggs any way, anytime

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even… View more
During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even lower: the skillet was dumped on the table along with a pile of forks, a few side plates - maybe, a tea towel as a napkin for the 8-year-old with the large lockdown appetite and away we went.

Lazy egg suppers have hung around in Alert Level 2 - minus the dinner dregs and skillet table service, and with the addition of an actual recipe: Turkish eggs, spicy red shakshuka and spiced bread egg in a hole.

Eggs, dukkah and garlic fried spinach is another favourite combo in our house. What's your favourite?

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39 days ago

Property developer being held to account over misleading sales pitch and breaches of the District Plan

Greg from Richmond

Prolific property developer ordered to remove 'misleading' Airbnb statements | Stuff.co.nz
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(A close friend of mine in Wellington just forwarded this to me)

"The poor kid must feel like the whole world is against him!! Does this article sound familiar? Particularly… View more
Prolific property developer ordered to remove 'misleading' Airbnb statements | Stuff.co.nz
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(A close friend of mine in Wellington just forwarded this to me)

"The poor kid must feel like the whole world is against him!! Does this article sound familiar? Particularly the 55 discrepancies??"




My thoughts are "Oh diddums Mathew!"

He hasn't followed the housing density rules of the District Plan, and John Higgins team in the Council's consenting unit (and the Commissioner) have whitewashed the Enhanced Development Mechanism in the District Plan which VERY clearly stipulates a ceiling limit of 65 dwellings/units per hectare.
This Merivale Lane development will be grossly over that limit, far more so than the monstrosity Williams Corporation built here in Perth Streets which equates to 75 units per hectare! We could have cause to take the Council to Court, and have at least 3 of the units demolished in order to force the Perth Street development to be compliant.
If I had deep pockets and a spare $20k I would do it today.
Will be watching this story with great interest in the hopes that Merivale Lane doesn't suffer the same fate Perth Street did.
Well done Karl and everyone involved with getting this story into the news!

44 days ago

Zero rates plan scrapped as Christchurch council struggles to contain coronavirus fallout

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy … View more
Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy would cause “unprecedented” redundancies, jeopardise projects and flout direct advice from the Government.

The authority also faces borrowing more than $100m over the next two years to pay for its coronavirus response and make up for an expected $61.8m in lost dividends from the trading companies it owns.

Read more here.

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39 days ago

Support Small Business on Instagram

Jaime Belsar from Dinky Media

Instagram have rolled out a “Support Small Business” sticker for Stories.

Tag your favourite small business in your story to feature their clickable profile and a thumbnail of three posts ❤️

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40 days ago

NZ's secret treehouse escape

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Who knew this fairytale treehouse was just 10 minutes from Whangārei?

41 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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44 days ago

Will you be visiting New Brighton's new hot pools?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By … View more
Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.

Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.

* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.

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42 days ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

EECA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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42 days ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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