Aranui, Christchurch

1 day ago

CCC

Bill from Linwood

Did anyone else read this piece today in the Herald today by Chris Lynch?
Imagine a local company undertaking a rebranding exercise during a global pandemic?

That is exactly what Christchurch City Council owned venues company Vbase has announced.

It will be now known as "Venues … View more
Did anyone else read this piece today in the Herald today by Chris Lynch?
Imagine a local company undertaking a rebranding exercise during a global pandemic?

That is exactly what Christchurch City Council owned venues company Vbase has announced.

It will be now known as "Venues Ōtautahi".
Chief Executive Caroline Harvie-Teare released a statement saying "Vbase is driven to contribute to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region."

"Venues Ōtautahi reflects who we are and what we do, deepening our connection with the community and our cultural heritage."

"This change is also the company brand taking a step back and making these community owned venues the heroes."


It's longer than this, but please go read it on the Herald Page. This CCC and their imported Town Clerk are completely out of their depth.

6 hours 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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2 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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11 hours 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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20 hours 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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1 day 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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9 days ago

Christchurch City Council Increased Rates 18% - 24 %

Gunther from Avonside - Dallington

Did anyone else hear on the National programme this morning that the CCC/Ecan are discussing increasing our rates by 18 - 24%?? Disgusted beyond belief!

3 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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7 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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5 days ago
8 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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5 days ago

Your New Brighton Lead

Raewyn Neighbourly Lead from New Brighton

It's a long time since I shared anything about myself and we have been encouraged to do so which I think is a great idea.

My name is Raewyn Murray and I am the Lead for New Brighton. I have been the Lead since the beginning of Neighbourly - well a few weeks or so after it started. There have… View more
It's a long time since I shared anything about myself and we have been encouraged to do so which I think is a great idea.

My name is Raewyn Murray and I am the Lead for New Brighton. I have been the Lead since the beginning of Neighbourly - well a few weeks or so after it started. There have been a number of other Leads that have come and gone but I've stayed.

I live in South New Brighton although since the introduction of Southshore many years ago we became New Brighton. I still like to think of myself as South New Brighton.

I'm married to David who is from Dublin (brought home my Irish Souveneir) and we have four beautiful daughters.

Our children are 4th Generation on our property, the first being my grandparents. So we've been on this property a fair while now.

I am a Photographer and own my own company Raewyn Murray Photography. I do all kinds of photography, it's my passion and I give 100% to all my jobs. I have several other jobs - Event Manager, International Homestay (when we had internationals coming), Security at 2 companies and in my spare time I volunteer at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

I organised, ran and photographed the New Brighton Spring Music Festivals 2015 and 2016. It was a lot of work as I did both by myself. Raised money for it to go ahead (a big feat for 1 person with no committee), got bands, childrens' events and activities, foodies and all the other added things needed for a festival. They were both great but hindered by either wind or rain but still had a great feel and the bands etc were awesome. 2015 I made a book (still to do the 2016 as been too busy) and it is in the New Brighton Library.

So now I've done it, how about some of you tell us about yourself as well.

Have you all had a good look around Neighbourly. There is so much to read and always great information being put on here.

I like it to advertise for my Photography and keep up with what's happening in the neighbourhood. It's also a great way to keep informed about anything happening good or bad and to keep a look out for those lost kitties etc.

We do have a great community here - thanks for being part of it.
Raewyn
Neighbourly Lead for New Brighton

4 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

Children's Day event - New Brighton

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

This year a fun filled Children's day event will be held from 11am- 3pm Sunday 7 March at 152 New Brighton Road. This is a community event where all activities are free for children. This year there are over 60 stalls all offering Free activities for tamariki to participate in. The day … View moreThis year a fun filled Children's day event will be held from 11am- 3pm Sunday 7 March at 152 New Brighton Road. This is a community event where all activities are free for children. This year there are over 60 stalls all offering Free activities for tamariki to participate in. The day should be a fun filled day for families where good memories are created and useful parents can get information on child health, support and out school activities. For more information on events or any topic why not drop in and see our volunteers at The Loft every Tuesday 11-2pm .

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