Woolston, Christchurch

16 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

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16 days ago

Lockdown

Mary from Woolston

Hi all please comply to the lockdown , so we recover faster from this Virus. to all the young people out there you can catch this just the same as anyone else. stay safe all.

16 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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16 days ago

Updated update - CAB operations

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

To help you during this difficult time we have got together with our fab volunteers to organise a phone service between 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. If you call our FREE 0800 number - 0800 367 222 between these hours we will take a brief description of your problem and pass on to our knowledgeable … View moreTo help you during this difficult time we have got together with our fab volunteers to organise a phone service between 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. If you call our FREE 0800 number - 0800 367 222 between these hours we will take a brief description of your problem and pass on to our knowledgeable volunteers who will contact you directly . This is up and running now .Our website and facebook page also have information which may help.

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16 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

17 days ago

Striping fruit tree's in the Red Zone - STOP/share

Gunther from Avonside - Dallington

Just been across the road when I saw a woman carrying a large banana box of apples from one of the Apple tree's that the locals use. I asked if she was collecting for a Charity she said she was collecting for her Community in Mount Pleasant. I explained the locals get fruit from that … View moreJust been across the road when I saw a woman carrying a large banana box of apples from one of the Apple tree's that the locals use. I asked if she was collecting for a Charity she said she was collecting for her Community in Mount Pleasant. I explained the locals get fruit from that particular apple tree and only take a small amount. That this is an area of Housing commission/low income/beneficiaries area and what they are doing amounts to stealing from the "Poor" for the "Rich" . We all need to share and be kind to others especially in these times.

19 days ago

Aloe vera in exchange for lemons and grapes.

Kharma from Woolston

Afternoon 😁, I wish in amongst the chaos, everyone Is well ✨. Im Hoping to source some aloe vera, around a kg's worth and in exchange I will give a kgs worth of lemons and purple grapes off our tree and vines. Wanting the aloe to make hand sanitizer. Thankyou in advance for your time 😁

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17 days ago

Black Cardigan

Maggie from Aranui

Hi im looking for a black cardigan im a size 28 im finding it very hard to find one in my size . If anyone has one I can buy please let me know please not to much im on supported living  don't get much left after everything is payed Thanks and please stay safe .

17 days ago

Update - CAB operations over the coming weeks

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Due to the current Covid - 19 situation we have had to shut down our branches BUT we are monitoring our emails and phone messages via our 0800 number - 0800 367 222. If you have emailed or left a phone message please be aware that it may take a little time to respond to you -we appreciate your … View moreDue to the current Covid - 19 situation we have had to shut down our branches BUT we are monitoring our emails and phone messages via our 0800 number - 0800 367 222. If you have emailed or left a phone message please be aware that it may take a little time to respond to you -we appreciate your patience and understanding. We are putting systems into place which will mean that you will be able to contact us if you need help or advice and we will update you when we have this up and running . There are links below to our website and other helpful information. In the meantime we wish everyone well during the next few weeks remember “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

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17 days ago

Reminder CAB Free legal clinics & JP clinics suspended for this week

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

We hope everyone is keeping well. In order to do our part in helping Christchurch stay well, we have stopped our Free Legal clinics this week and for the foreseeable future . You can still access legal help via Canterbury Community Law although they have stopped their drop in services, they are … View moreWe hope everyone is keeping well. In order to do our part in helping Christchurch stay well, we have stopped our Free Legal clinics this week and for the foreseeable future . You can still access legal help via Canterbury Community Law although they have stopped their drop in services, they are organising evening appointments . If you need to access a JP please go to their website to contact a JP - see links below.

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20 days ago

Coronavirus: Councils across New Zealand close facilities indefinitely

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Christchurch City Council has closed all its community facilities from 4pm on Saturday.

That means there will be no public access to libraries, sport and recreation centres, pools, community centres, service centres, the Christchurch Art Gallery and the visitors' centre in the Botanic … View more
The Christchurch City Council has closed all its community facilities from 4pm on Saturday.

That means there will be no public access to libraries, sport and recreation centres, pools, community centres, service centres, the Christchurch Art Gallery and the visitors' centre in the Botanic Gardens until further notice.

Canterbury Museum and Quake City have also closed until further notice.

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18 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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18 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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18 days ago

Artists for Penguins Required!

Pop Up Penguins

Pop Up Penguins is bringing giant penguins to the streets of Christchurch.

We are inviting new and established artists to submit designs to decorate the fibre-glass sculptures and bring them to life.

We will then present the designs to the Pop Up Penguins sponsors who will choose designs to… View more
Pop Up Penguins is bringing giant penguins to the streets of Christchurch.

We are inviting new and established artists to submit designs to decorate the fibre-glass sculptures and bring them to life.

We will then present the designs to the Pop Up Penguins sponsors who will choose designs to go on their sponsored penguin. Designs are welcome in any medium - traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic.

For more information, go to www.popuppenguins.co.nz where you can download the Artist Pack and submit your design. Design submission deadline is midnight on 31st March 2020.
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18 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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