Banks Peninsula, Akaroa

14 hours ago

HOMED Saturday March 6th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Wow! check out all the amazing listings that hit the market this week!

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22 hours ago

New seminar for migrants this Thursday

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go … View more
Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go overseas?
Overseas pensions and their effect on NZ Superannuation
Going into a Rest Home and Residential Care Subsidy
Disability Allowance
Living Alone Payment
What can the spouse receive when they are under 65 and the partner receives NZ Superannuation?
Accommodation Supplement
Please note that registrations are ESSENTIAL to ensure we meet attendance requirements. The seminar will go ahead at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2, with appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices in place. To register, email migrant.cabchch@gmail.com or zhonghuasoc@gmail.com.

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8 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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10 hours ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00
HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our … View more
100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00
HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our delicious and extremely popular Honey Dew Drops - great for soothing sore throats. These are available in Blackcurrant, Lemon and Mint. JUST $9.50 per box or 3 boxes for $24.00 (for a limited time)

BEESWAX available for those Food Wraps, wood/leather polish or to use as a lubricant/waterproofing agent 100g JUST $5.00 or 1kg for just $20.00

HONEY COMB 300g $17.50 or 2 for $25.00

BLACKCURRANT + HONEY SPREAD ($15.00 for 375gm) and BLACKCURRANT + HONEY CONCENTRATE ($10.00 for 250ml).

We also have great gift ideas, including HONEY GIFT BOXES made up of 3 x 140g glass jars (1* Manuka; 1* Honey Dew; 1* Creamed Clover) in a lovely gift box - JUST $20.00

PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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14 hours ago

HOMED Saturday February 27th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Check out all things Christchurch and property below...

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22 hours ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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3 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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3 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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5 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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4 days ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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4 days ago

Got a gem next door?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour … View more
Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour recognition in all of Stuff's community papers nationwide - you could even score a bit of cash from us!

It's simple - Click the button below and nominate them on our Nice Neighbour nomination page now
Nominate Now!

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5 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A view of Christchurch's Victoria Square, looking towards the Park Royal before it became a five-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in 2002. The 297-room building was constructed in 1988 and demolished in 2012 after Canterbury's earthquakes.

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5 days ago

Go key-less with Exceed & Yale Digital Locks...

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Check out this very happy customer with his new Yale Digital Lock installed by Exceed.

Thinking of going key-less too?
Our Exceed technicians can help you find the right digital lock option for your home or rental property needs.

With a digital lock you can forget about carrying around keys. You… View more
Check out this very happy customer with his new Yale Digital Lock installed by Exceed.

Thinking of going key-less too?
Our Exceed technicians can help you find the right digital lock option for your home or rental property needs.

With a digital lock you can forget about carrying around keys. You can lock and unlock your home with your smartphone. Share digital keys with friends and family, view access history and customize lock settings and pin codes, all from the app.

NEED A DIGITAL LOCK?
Call us on 0800 25 25 00 or visit www.exceed.co.nz...
Exceed - we fix windows & doors
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6 days ago

Covid-19: Aucklanders should take level 3 restrictions with them

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Flights from Auckland to the other main cities have continued as normal since the Auckland region moved to Covid-19 alert level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moved to alert level 2 on Sunday.

Some 108 flights departed Auckland Airport on Monday, including 15 to Christchurch, 14 to … View more
Hi neighbours,

Flights from Auckland to the other main cities have continued as normal since the Auckland region moved to Covid-19 alert level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moved to alert level 2 on Sunday.

Some 108 flights departed Auckland Airport on Monday, including 15 to Christchurch, 14 to Wellington and seven to Queenstown.

Those travelling during the weekend included about 2000 Aucklanders who were in Christchurch for the city’s largest outdoor music festival, Electric Avenue.

Microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles said anyone travelling from Auckland needed to take their level 3 restrictions with them because they could unknowingly be incubating the virus.

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10 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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11 days ago

Parking charges in central Christchurch could skyrocket

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent … View more
Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent increase. The rate at the Art Gallery car park could double from $2 an hour to $4.

In a bid to cut operating costs the council is also proposing to reduce library hours, permanently shut the mobile library and close the Akaroa and Lyttelton service centres, as well as the Riccarton Rd bus lounges.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the council's proposals in the comments below.

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