Ashburton District, Ashburton

2 days ago

Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase … View more
Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.

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

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14 hours ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are … View more
Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

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

Find out how to makeover your shoes

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1 day ago

Why we're putting quality first...

Cooper's Pet Kitchen

Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little … View more
Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little more expensive than some, its nutrient density makes for smaller portions with more readily absorbable nutrients.

Get more bang for your dog’s bite with 50% OFF your first order with code NEIGHBOURLY.

This also means a decrease in what comes out the other end... less 'picking up' what they’re 'putting down' at the dog park if you catch our drift.
Find out more

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21 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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3 days ago

Help us be there.

NZ Red Cross

Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the… View more
Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the country. We would love to have you on our team.
Sign up today

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3 days ago

Have you experienced Readers Tours? We'd love your feedback

The Team from Readers Tours

If you have been on a journey with Readers Tours we would love to hear your feedback and share your experience with others.

If you would like to leave a review on Google, please click the link below

Click Here to review > g.page...

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4 days ago

Old Motorbike Wanted

Brenda from Oxford

I'm looking for an old motorbike for a retirement project. Any age and condition considered.


Please contact David on 0277 046 935, text preferred if possible.


Thank you.

5 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
Find out more

8 days ago

Making use of a small space

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this … View more
Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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8 days ago

Fire season restrictions across most of New Zealand

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The nationwide fire risk has skyrocketed after a long dry spell, even in parts of the country not used to extreme fire danger.

To read more, click here.

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15 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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9 days ago

Feed sack bags

Amanda from Eyrewell Forest

We at North Canterbury Chicken Rescue have an excessive amount of feed sack bags, does anyone want these for pinecones, horse poo or anything you wish to put in them?
Must pick up only.

Free

9 days ago

Fundraiser Naked Baker :) ITAV

Maria from Leeston

Dont Forget to get your order in!!! 🥰🥰

The Naked Baker Pie Fundraiser for It Takes A Village Hub NZ

All money raised is going to the baby and toddler bundles department, to purchase consumables like nappies, wipes and shower / bath products, that we don’t get many donated from and also … View more
Dont Forget to get your order in!!! 🥰🥰

The Naked Baker Pie Fundraiser for It Takes A Village Hub NZ

All money raised is going to the baby and toddler bundles department, to purchase consumables like nappies, wipes and shower / bath products, that we don’t get many donated from and also other items, like tooth brushes, dummies, new bottles, etc.

This is what we have available for this years naked baker fundraiser:

Delicious family sized pies for $8 each in range of savoury and sweet flavours:
• Chicken, cream cheese and chilli
• Mince, cheese and relish
• Vegetarian
• Mince
• Steak
• Apple
• Apricot
• Apple crumble
• Apple boysenberry
• Boysenberry and apple crumble

- For each $8 pie sold we make $2.60 for our ITAV

Amazing Pizza Slabs for $7 with a great range :
Apricot Chicken
Hawiian
Combination
BBQ Meat Lovever
Canterbury Lamb & Mint
Whacky Chicken & Pesto
Funky Chorizo & Creamed Corn
Chicken Craving
Vegetarian Harvest
Crazy Hot Chicken

For each $7 pizza sold we make $2.10 for our ITAV

Get ready for Easter with Hot Cross Buns for $5.50
Traditional
Chocolate

For each $5.50 pie sold we make $2.00 for our ITAV

-Orders and payment due by 12pm 24th of March
-Collection day Wednesday 8th of April. Just in time for the Easter Weekend

We have several different collection points throughout Christchurch and greater surroundings.
Main collection point will be in Southshore.

The other collection points are below.

Aranui
Dunsandel
Hornby
Kaiapoi
Linwood
Papanui
Rangiora
Rolleston
Upper Riccarton
Woodend

Some areas delivery is possible aswell. Please let us know what area you are in and if you are able to collect from one of the above collection points.

Please share this with your family and friends.
Can be ordered through It Takes A village Hub Team member or by contacting us by email
Info@itav.org.nz
www.facebook.com...

Thank you for your support!

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9 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter February 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money mules, what they are and what to do if you unintentionally become one.

We also have handy tips on staying fit and healthy with stories on Senior Chef cooking classes and chair yoga.

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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9 days ago

Boar and Piglets for sale

Alica from Eyrewell Forest

We have a 14 month old Boar and 4 piglets for sale. 3 boys, 1 girl.
Piglets are 4 months old and ready to go $50.00 each. Boar (his name is Basil) is $120.00. Call Shane 0274405096

Negotiable

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