Addington, Christchurch

12 hours ago

New LED streetlights outside Christchurch home 'obscenely bright and intrusive'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone … View more
Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone unresolved for weeks.

The two lights either side of the house produce a whiter light than their predecessors, Bridgman says, causing the house to be “lit up like it’s floodlit” at night. He has seen other LED streetlights in his area that are “very good”.

Council says the complaints are being investigated and the contractor has been asked to provide a solution.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you had a similar experience? Let us know below.

3 days ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making … View more
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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15 hours ago

Warning of Phone scam

Christine from Addington

Warning everyone of a phone scam with automated voice saying your Internet has been hacked and you will loose your internet soon if you do not press 1 for tech support. I hung up from there knowing this is not right and is a scam. so be warned hang up and do not press 1 .. It was on my private … View moreWarning everyone of a phone scam with automated voice saying your Internet has been hacked and you will loose your internet soon if you do not press 1 for tech support. I hung up from there knowing this is not right and is a scam. so be warned hang up and do not press 1 .. It was on my private landline phone no. I rang my provider and they said yes we are aware of this scam circling Christchurch at present.

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18 hours ago

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail… View more
They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail will include penguins painted by 50 established and up and coming artists and they will be in place for nine weeks, giving locals and visitors the chance to see them all.

Among the artists taking part is Indonesian artist Zulfirman Syah who survived the March 15 mosque attacks.

Stuff is inviting you to help commission one of the sculptures by voting for your favourite from five design finalists. Voting can be done here from midday on Monday until midday on Sunday, September 27.

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1 day ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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1 day ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our sbsbank.co.nz/, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Missing kitten

Deanna from Waltham

Rambo is a stocky grey tabby, 9month old, unneautered male with no micro chip, he is my therapy cat in training and does good at his job whenever he is near he went missing early Sunday 13th of September and I haven't seen him since he went missing from Charles st I have had few possible … View moreRambo is a stocky grey tabby, 9month old, unneautered male with no micro chip, he is my therapy cat in training and does good at his job whenever he is near he went missing early Sunday 13th of September and I haven't seen him since he went missing from Charles st I have had few possible sightings but they led to not going further, he is a indoor kitten and never been outside longer then ten mins, if any info at all please contact me

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1 day ago

Road works to begin at busy Addington intersection

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A busy Addington intersection is going to be dug-up over the coming weeks to replace a century-old stormwater pipe.

The intersection of Brougham St and Selwyn St will be disrupted whilst the pipe first laid in 1912 is replaced.

The work will start Monday, September 28.

About 185 metres of … View more
A busy Addington intersection is going to be dug-up over the coming weeks to replace a century-old stormwater pipe.

The intersection of Brougham St and Selwyn St will be disrupted whilst the pipe first laid in 1912 is replaced.

The work will start Monday, September 28.

About 185 metres of stormwater pipe needs to be replaced. Council's plan is to carry out the work in stages over the next four to five months.

Some of the road works may be carried out at night to minimise the impact on traffic.

This could mean temporary night-time lane closures on Brougham St.

Two lanes of traffic on will be maintained during the day on Brougham St.

Access to local businesses and community facilities will be maintained throughout the pipe replacement work, council says.

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2 days ago

If you are renovating, you need to talk to us!

John Harris from Aspiring Kitchens & More

Hello neighbours!
Outstanding kitchen & bathroom renovations start with Aspiring Kitchens & More.
Our in-house, NKBA designer will work closely with you to achieve a fantastic, functional kitchen. We have a full team of trusted, qualified tradesmen, (including an innovative architect and … View more
Hello neighbours!
Outstanding kitchen & bathroom renovations start with Aspiring Kitchens & More.
Our in-house, NKBA designer will work closely with you to achieve a fantastic, functional kitchen. We have a full team of trusted, qualified tradesmen, (including an innovative architect and engineer) all professionally project managed, so this family business is big enough to cope - small enough to care!
We're your local company too!
Call us now for your next project.

Tel: 0800202171

www.aspiringkitchens.co.nz...

3 days ago

Free Business Admin (Level 3) Course

Vision Christchurch

Gain the skills and knowledge needed for your future employment with our FREE Business Administration Course (Level 3). The course covers basic computer skills training, business report writing, communication skills, and more. Call us at 0800 834 834 or visit our website to enrol.

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3 days ago

Plastering Job

Maria from Fendalton

Good morning. We are looking for a plasterer who is interested in completing a bathroom from scratch. Anyone out there, with the skills and the time to have a look at the job? Thank you, Maria

8 days ago

New $5 million bridge for Heathcote River at Brougham St/SH76

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

KiwiRail is replacing a double track bridge across the Heathcote River next to Brougham Street "as it has come to the end of its useful life."

The approximate cost of the new bridge is $5 million. The project started in August 2020 and will run to July 2021.

"KiwiRail is committed … View more
KiwiRail is replacing a double track bridge across the Heathcote River next to Brougham Street "as it has come to the end of its useful life."

The approximate cost of the new bridge is $5 million. The project started in August 2020 and will run to July 2021.

"KiwiRail is committed to raising the standard of our rail lines, bridges and tunnels across the country. This will enable KiwiRail to offer better and more reliable train services for our customers, and move more of New Zealand’s growing freight task onto rail."

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3 days ago

Carpet Layer needed

Lisa from Aidanfield

I need a carpet layer to lay a conservatory and small room with garage carpet. I have the carpet, just need it installed and need it done soon. Can anyone recommend anyone?

3 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

3 days ago

$ 5 Crispy Chicken (normally $14)

Stacey Cameron from Coriander's Bush Inn

Want to get our $14 Coriander’s Crispy Chicken for just $5?
Show this coupon to the staff at any of the Coriander's Restaurants. City, Bush Inn and Rolleston. Sumner opening 1st October.

Valid on dine in only.

Negotiable

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