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12 days ago

Boy racers given the green light

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch authorities have come up with a plan to stop boy racers revving engines and racing off the line: Don't let them hit red lights.

Council will trial phasing the traffic lights on Bealey Ave so traffic gets a clear run down the length of the street, to reduce noise from things like… View more
Christchurch authorities have come up with a plan to stop boy racers revving engines and racing off the line: Don't let them hit red lights.

Council will trial phasing the traffic lights on Bealey Ave so traffic gets a clear run down the length of the street, to reduce noise from things like stopping and accelerating, revving and burn-outs.

Do you think this will stop boy racers from revving loudly? Tell us in the comments below (please write NFP if you don't want your comments published).

stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/108891170/plan-to-halt-christchurch-boy-racer-noise-dont-let-them-stop

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1 day ago

My chickens are now eating their eggs.

John from Eyrewell Forest

Some time ago on Youtube I saw that it was beneficial to feed eggshells to chickens as it helped them with calcium intake. This I did and they loved the scrunched up eggshell. However I have created monsters as they are now eating half of their eggs everyday before i can get out and pick them up. … View moreSome time ago on Youtube I saw that it was beneficial to feed eggshells to chickens as it helped them with calcium intake. This I did and they loved the scrunched up eggshell. However I have created monsters as they are now eating half of their eggs everyday before i can get out and pick them up. How do I break this habit? Any clever ideas?( I have one idea!)

1 day ago

Christmas made easy with Farmlands

Farmlands

Win up to $1000* of your shop back with Farmlands!

Spend $150 or more on your Farmlands Card between 1 November 2018 and 15 December 2018 at participating Card Partners to go in the draw to win. Plus, check out the Farmlands Gift Guide to find gift ideas for all the family.

Find out where to… View more
Win up to $1000* of your shop back with Farmlands!

Spend $150 or more on your Farmlands Card between 1 November 2018 and 15 December 2018 at participating Card Partners to go in the draw to win. Plus, check out the Farmlands Gift Guide to find gift ideas for all the family.

Find out where to shop this Christmas: www.farmlands.co.nz/christmas

*Terms and Conditions apply.
Find out more!

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2 days ago

Summer safety checklist: Fall-proofing your home

The Team from ACC New Zealand

With warmer weather heading our way, gardening is a great way to stay fit and get regular doses of Vitamin D to help strengthen our bones.

The Home Safety checklist will give you practical tips on how to avoid falls, sprains and strains while pulling those stubborn weeds. For example, when … View more
With warmer weather heading our way, gardening is a great way to stay fit and get regular doses of Vitamin D to help strengthen our bones.

The Home Safety checklist will give you practical tips on how to avoid falls, sprains and strains while pulling those stubborn weeds. For example, when you’re gardening avoid heavy lifting and use long-handled tools so you’re not bending over for long periods. Steady yourself when bending and standing, no pesky weed is worth falling for!

A new movement called Live Stronger for Longer is helping to reduce the risk of falls by providing practical information and free resources. We want to help you stay on your feet, and living the life you want to live.

Take the home safety checklist with your friends and family and join the movement today.

Proudly brought to you by ACC, HQ&SC, MOH and your local community health providers.

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2 days ago

Give a gift for good this festive season

Jason Cowlam from New Zealand Red Cross

It’s not just the festive season. It’s also cyclone season. Cyclones are happening more often, they‘re getting more severe, destructive and deadly – and they’re even reaching us here in New Zealand. What would you do if you lost everything?

During this time of giving, … View more
It’s not just the festive season. It’s also cyclone season. Cyclones are happening more often, they‘re getting more severe, destructive and deadly – and they’re even reaching us here in New Zealand. What would you do if you lost everything?

During this time of giving, give a gift for good to help those who need it most. You can easily help them with warmth, water, meals, shelter, community outreach and welfare centre support.
Click here to help

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3 days ago

Oxford Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Catherine from Darfield

Come for a bargain!! Books , Clothing , Christmas Trees , Plates, Fabric .50c-$5

Price: $3

3 days ago

Bereaved? Ease the load - get probate without leaving home

Director / lawyer from Kiwilaw

You don't need a lawyer's appointment! Use our automated online interview (about 15-20 minutes), then confirm you want to proceed, send us a copy of the signed will, and we will edit and send you the documents ready for you to sign and send to the High Court. This is for executors to … View moreYou don't need a lawyer's appointment! Use our automated online interview (about 15-20 minutes), then confirm you want to proceed, send us a copy of the signed will, and we will edit and send you the documents ready for you to sign and send to the High Court. This is for executors to apply for probate of a will after someone has died. We currently charge $400 (next year $460), and you pay the High Court fee direct ($200). (If there is no will, and if you need letters of administration, we use a slightly different process that costs about the same.) (This links direct to the form. Also see our website for more information and background.)
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3 days ago

Givealittle’s Celebration with the Nation

Givealittle

We’re so grateful to all the generous sorts who’ve chipped in to get us here. So, let’s lose the gifts… and turn our big day into a celebration with the nation.

For every $10 donated from you, Spark Foundation will give $10 too – up to a grand total of $10,000 across all 10 charities.
Give here

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11 days ago

Poll: Best use for $2000 after you die?

Director / lawyer from Kiwilaw

If you die, leaving a will and enough property to need a grant of probate from the High Court, most lawyers will charge $1500-$3000 to do the application for probate. Kiwilaw will charge $400. Do you want your executors to:

Best use for $2000 after you die?
  • 20% Pay your usual lawyer $1500-3000 because psychologically it's easier that way
    20% Complete
  • 33.3% Pay Kiwilaw $400 for the same work and give the rest to the beneficiaries
    33.3% Complete
  • 20% Pay Kiwilaw $400 for the same work and give the difference to charities
    20% Complete
  • 26.7% Spend a few hours doing the work themselves
    26.7% Complete
15 votes
4 days ago

ON THIS SUNDAY - THE MARVELLOUS MAYFIELD CHRISTMAS MARKET

Janine from Ashburton District

Come and join us this Sunday 9 December. The weather forecast is looking good!!

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4 days ago

Are you catching a Christmas flight?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you planning of flying with Air New Zealand in the lead up towards Christmas? Some Air NZ staff are planning to strike four days out from Christmas – on the airline's busiest travel day of the year. To read more, click here.

Christmas is a hectic time of year in general … View more
Hi neighbours,

Are you planning of flying with Air New Zealand in the lead up towards Christmas? Some Air NZ staff are planning to strike four days out from Christmas – on the airline's busiest travel day of the year. To read more, click here.

Christmas is a hectic time of year in general for some families. Close to 42,000 customers booked to travel domestically and internationally on that date now face potential flight cancellations, the airline has said. Keep an eye on the story link above and we'll keep this post updated as more information comes out.

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7 days ago

New school to open in the centre of town

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's original urban school Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery reopens in a $30 million building on the corner of Colombo and St Asaph streets in April.
But the school won't be like others, with no staffroom, offices, library, playground, or parking.
The school's director says … View more
Christchurch's original urban school Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery reopens in a $30 million building on the corner of Colombo and St Asaph streets in April.
But the school won't be like others, with no staffroom, offices, library, playground, or parking.
The school's director says they will use the city as their playground, library, and museum. What do you think of this concept - would you like your child to go to a school in the city centre?

stuff.co.nz/national/education/108736990/new-central-christchurch-school-unlimited-already-putting-pupils-on-ballot

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7 days ago

Sending Christmas cards a simple gesture to help lonely older people

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The simple gesture of sending a Christmas card could help tackle "the single biggest issue facing older people today".

It all started when Auckland woman Hannah Rodgers and her son, Jayden, committed to 100 days of kindness in the lead-up to Christmas last year.

"On day 65, Jayden … View more
The simple gesture of sending a Christmas card could help tackle "the single biggest issue facing older people today".

It all started when Auckland woman Hannah Rodgers and her son, Jayden, committed to 100 days of kindness in the lead-up to Christmas last year.

"On day 65, Jayden suggested we write a card for someone who might feel lonely at Christmas," Rodgers says.

Now Rodgers and her son want the campaign, Sending Love, to help 100,000 Kiwis of all ages as it returns for its second year.

Find out more about the initiative and how you can get involved by clicking the link below.

stuff.co.nz/life-style/christmas/109052303/sending-christmas-cards-a-simple-gesture-to-help-lonely-older-people

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7 days ago

Nominate your neighbourhood's Santa - comment below!

Jacques Steenkamp Reporter from Sunday Star Times

We are on the hunt for New Zealand's most original, even legendary, Santas - can you help?? This will be someone that embodies the big guy with the white beard year round and who people in your neighbourhood often refer to as Santa.

Obviously, this person will also be the one that is called … View more
We are on the hunt for New Zealand's most original, even legendary, Santas - can you help?? This will be someone that embodies the big guy with the white beard year round and who people in your neighbourhood often refer to as Santa.

Obviously, this person will also be the one that is called upon each year to don the red suit to go out and about posing for photos, handing out presents and just be an all-around nice charitable person.

If you know of someone, please leave us a comment with your details and how we can get in touch with your local Santa. COMMENT BELOW!

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6 days ago

*WIN* a Christmas book pack!

Simon & Schuster

Click LIKE or THANK to go into a draw to win a pack of five best-selling books!

The pack includes Cassandra Clare’s brand new blockbuster, Queen of Air and Darkness, the epic finale to The Dark Artifices series; the ever-popular Kate Furnivall returns with her deeply moving The Survivors; … View more
Click LIKE or THANK to go into a draw to win a pack of five best-selling books!

The pack includes Cassandra Clare’s brand new blockbuster, Queen of Air and Darkness, the epic finale to The Dark Artifices series; the ever-popular Kate Furnivall returns with her deeply moving The Survivors; In Pieces is actress Sally Field’s haunting and powerful memoir; Fear is the inside story of President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it; and finally, take a peek into Reese Witherspoon’s world with the beautiful Whiskey in a Teacup.

Simply click LIKE or THANK to enter! Goodluck!

T&Cs apply.
See more books!

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