Yaldhurst, Christchurch

2 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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5 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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8 hours ago

Use official news sources

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The effect of misinformation, myths and gossip can be stopped in its tracks if we all use official news sources. Myths can often be difficult to spot, so we encourage you to only use official news sources at this time https://covid19.govt.nz/.

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6 days ago

Easter 🐣

Alison Neighbourly Lead from Avonhead

Do you think the supermarkets should be open over the Easter public holidays, being Good Friday and Easter Sunday?

21 hours ago

CCC Libraries ---Online--- still open

Aaron Neighbourly Lead from Bishopdale

CCC Libraries are shut but the digital platform is still open
and you Can join online as well.
my.christchurchcitylibraries.com...
-it's free-
I've used Lynda.com for several years to improve on a wide variety of subjects
-it's free-
There is a bunch of stuff for kids and teens … View more
CCC Libraries are shut but the digital platform is still open
and you Can join online as well.
my.christchurchcitylibraries.com...
-it's free-
I've used Lynda.com for several years to improve on a wide variety of subjects
-it's free-
There is a bunch of stuff for kids and teens including graphic novels
-it's free-
The press reader feature lets you access thousands of papers and magazines
-yup, it's free too-
Audio eBooks, eBooks, Kanopy and more
my.christchurchcitylibraries.com...

1 day ago

What can I do to shop safely?

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit … View more
Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit numbers to help you keep 2 metres away from others
• be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with
• come with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible
• only touch what you want to buy
• if you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc
• keep 2 metres away from others, including staff. They need to keep safe too!
• use payWave if you can, not cash
• bag groceries away from others if you can
• take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry
• wash your hands before and after you shop.

Can I bring people in my household with me to buy essential supplies?
You should dedicate one person per household to be the shopper. This is the safest way to get essential supplies, as it reduces the number of people who are out, and helps stop the virus from spreading.

Leaving online shopping to those who need it most
• If you are healthy, or aged under 70, you should go to the supermarket to do your shopping. This leaves online delivery slots free for those that need them most.
• If you’re a parent on your own with children or over 70, move to online shopping if available. This is important for the safety of your children and others – especially essential service providers.
• If that’s not possible, reach out to nearby friends, family or neighbours who can assist you with the shopping and get it to your doorstep. Your local community may also be able to assist, or you can contact your local store – some are putting special systems in place to help.

Thank you
If we all do our bit we’ll get through this. Thank you for working together and staying home. We can, and must stick with it.

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1 day ago

Shop safe. Shop kind. Shop local.

Four Square

While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and … View more
While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and staff

4. Use contactless payment where possible
Find out more

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4 days ago

Scare Crow in the Hood.

Robbie from Bishopdale

Hi all.

I hope your all well, prepared ,stocked up and staying informed.
Our immediate thoughts go out to all those who are currently and or will be affected in some way with this nasty virus rapidly spreading so quickly.
With the country at Level Four - Eliminate lock down I guess some of … View more
Hi all.

I hope your all well, prepared ,stocked up and staying informed.
Our immediate thoughts go out to all those who are currently and or will be affected in some way with this nasty virus rapidly spreading so quickly.
With the country at Level Four - Eliminate lock down I guess some of us might be Covid fatigued .
Our family haven't reached this point yet I don't think we will as we are carrying out our plan which includes self isolating within our bubble like the majority of others are doing and keeping active with the kids.

Today we decided to make a Scare Crow to put up out on the front lawn of our house to bring a smile to those driving or walking past.
The response has been instant.
Cameras have been flashing with plenty of smiles from people waving .
We've had a laugh watching peoples reactions.
I recommend others to have a go imagine a street filled with Scare Crows -something the kids enjoyed making.
If your in our hood were located at 29 Breens Road -Bishopdale..
Kia Kaha.
Keep safe and self care.
Robbie .

1 day ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

2 days ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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2 days ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
Reach out

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2 days 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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3 days ago

Essential Services Update

Plumber (owner) from Kelly Plumbing Services Limited

Hi All 


The team at Kelly plumbing services wishes you all the best for what lies ahead.


We remain open at a limited capacity as urgent plumbing requirements are considered essential services 
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Hi All 


The team at Kelly plumbing services wishes you all the best for what lies ahead.


We remain open at a limited capacity as urgent plumbing requirements are considered essential services 


Please see detailed what services are deemed essential 


If you have any enquires please do not hesitate to contact us


Please also note we have health and safety systems in place if you do require us for your essential work required - This cost must be passed on during this time 


Regards 

Kieran Kelly  


Essential Services Update
The COVID-19 Alert Level will become Level 4 on Wednesday 25 March at 11:59pm. This means that all businesses will be closed except for essential services and lifeline utilities.
For our industry, essential services means work related to critical infrastructure, or services immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work.
Under this definition we may continue to perform all plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work that is associated with ensuring that the other essential services and critical infrastructure can keep operating.
A description of what is an essential service can be found on the Covid-19 website at this link: covid19.govt.nz...
For example, we can continue to provide our plumbing services to businesses associated with fast-moving consumer goods, food production or key public services. You can also carry out work associated with health services or emergency services.
We cannot, however, continue to provide services to businesses that do not appear on that list.
Under the definition we may also continue to provide plumbing services if they are immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work.

Under this definition the services must:
1. Be needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work; and 
2. This need must be immediate.
Examples of the type of work that would come under this definition include:
• The repair/replacement of hot water cylinders that have failed, as the hot water will be required for sanitation purposes.
• The unblocking and repair/replacement of sanitary waste pipes where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
• The repair/replacement of water pipes where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
• The repair/replacement of gas piping, fittings and appliances where there is an immediate threat to human health and safety.
Examples of things that would not be included in that definition are:
• The repair of minor leaks.
• The replacement of tap washers.
• Routine servicing.
• The replacement of sanitary fixtures that are working.
The emphasis is on essential repairs, not those that can wait for another day and pose no immediate threat to health and safety.
The lockdown is designed to increase our nation’s ability to fight and stamp out the COVID-19 virus. It is important that all of us play our part in respecting the lockdown if the disease is to be defeated.

4 days ago

Lost wedding ring..FOUND...

Nigel from Burnside

Hi Neighbours...amongst all the uncertainty in the community like to share a very positive and unexpected out come..i lost my wedding ring 5 weeks ago and asked for help, got a lot of offers of help, maybe 25+... 3 attempts with metal detectors no luck.. unbelievable today I found it in the … View moreHi Neighbours...amongst all the uncertainty in the community like to share a very positive and unexpected out come..i lost my wedding ring 5 weeks ago and asked for help, got a lot of offers of help, maybe 25+... 3 attempts with metal detectors no luck.. unbelievable today I found it in the garden...cheer up everyone, be kind there is light at end of tunnel...

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