Aranui, Christchurch

52 days ago

Last chance to nominate!

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

This is not a drill, Canterbury 📣 there are less than 48 hours until nominations close for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

This is your LAST CHANCE to nominate a good sort making a positive impact - whether they’re an artist you admire, a coach going the extra mile, or an … View more
This is not a drill, Canterbury 📣 there are less than 48 hours until nominations close for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

This is your LAST CHANCE to nominate a good sort making a positive impact - whether they’re an artist you admire, a coach going the extra mile, or an essential worker making a difference - it’s up to you to get their name in the ring! Nominations close midnight 31 August.

What are you waiting for? Head over the nzawards.org.nz/nominate now!

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52 days ago

What are you growing now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

We're looking for lockdown gardening ideas! With New Zealanders stuck at home everyone is keen to get into their gardens, but they can't get to the shops to buy plants and seeds. So we want to hear from you some suggestions for crops you can start or sow from what you … View more
Dear neighbours,

We're looking for lockdown gardening ideas! With New Zealanders stuck at home everyone is keen to get into their gardens, but they can't get to the shops to buy plants and seeds. So we want to hear from you some suggestions for crops you can start or sow from what you have on hand or useful gardening hacks using just what you have at home already without going to the shops.

It doesn't have to be a big idea - just something like growing spring onions from the base or sprouting avocado seeds to make a houseplant. Send your tips and ideas to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz and we'll publish the best ideas in NZ Gardener.

Make sure you include your full name and address - only your name and the region you live in will be published but if we use your tip we will send you a free copy of the magazine.

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52 days ago

Planning what to grow? Put these new varieties on your to-plant list!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Here's our list of the best new-release varieties of edible plants to grow this season.

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52 days ago

Print company soaring with success

Competenz

Family-owned Auckland print company Soar is flying high, with two of its team winning accolades at the prestigious Pride in Print 2021 awards.

Print apprentice Travis Jordan was named the Print Industry Apprentice of the Year, while Alex Huynh won the Workplace Trainer of the Year. For Travis, … View more
Family-owned Auckland print company Soar is flying high, with two of its team winning accolades at the prestigious Pride in Print 2021 awards.

Print apprentice Travis Jordan was named the Print Industry Apprentice of the Year, while Alex Huynh won the Workplace Trainer of the Year. For Travis, the award is an acknowledgement of the time and effort he has put into his craft.

“It’s really special and a reminder that you get out what you put in,” he says. “The award is something I’ll happily carry with me throughout my career.”

It's awesome to see not only one of our apprentices getting recognition, but also the skilled team member who trained him winning an award.

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55 days ago

Alert Level Update

Mike Gibbs from Avondale Neighbours Group

Update on Alert Levels
All New Zealand will stay at Alert Level 4 Lockdown till 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August 2021
Christchurch moves to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August 2021 for a week - reviewed on Monday 6th September 2021

Alert Level 3 is:

A watch and wait level

Bubbles stay the … View more
Update on Alert Levels
All New Zealand will stay at Alert Level 4 Lockdown till 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August 2021
Christchurch moves to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August 2021 for a week - reviewed on Monday 6th September 2021

Alert Level 3 is:

A watch and wait level

Bubbles stay the same

Stay home - Limited contact

Schools remain closed - except for essential workers children

Click and Collect services can operate

Mask wearing is essential - please wear a mask anytime your away from home, especially when near others

No regional travel

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65 days ago

Spa wars: Council will allow reduced bubbles to balance drowning risk

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The bubbles may have been banished at the spa, but a compromise is already in the works.

Bubbles were recently switched off at the Pioneer Pool spa in Christchurch because lifeguards were worried they may not spot someone passing out and slipping below the surface.

One staff member feared a … View more
The bubbles may have been banished at the spa, but a compromise is already in the works.

Bubbles were recently switched off at the Pioneer Pool spa in Christchurch because lifeguards were worried they may not spot someone passing out and slipping below the surface.

One staff member feared a person could slip beneath the surface, drown, and not be found until they were stood on.

On Tuesday, the Christchurch City Council told Stuff plans were in place to install a smaller air blower in the spa over the next couple of weeks, which should produce slightly reduced bubbles while keeping visibility for lifeguards.

53 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Wherever you are in the world, AEA can help
In addition to face-to-face meetings, there are regular Addictive Eaters Anonymous online meetings available.
Anyone from anywhere in the world can attend any of these AEA online meetings, regardless of geographic location. All are welcome.

These online… View more
Wherever you are in the world, AEA can help
In addition to face-to-face meetings, there are regular Addictive Eaters Anonymous online meetings available.
Anyone from anywhere in the world can attend any of these AEA online meetings, regardless of geographic location. All are welcome.

These online meetings are particularly helpful to newcomers and to members who live in areas where there are few or no other members. These AEA online meetings can be accessed from either your phone, computer or tablet device.

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58 days ago

Support local in lockdown: Do you have a favourite dairy?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi Cantabrians,

Do you have a favourite dairy?

We are keen to hear about your favourite local dairy and why you like it so much. Submissions will contribute to a story about dairies in lockdown and the need to support them.

Please let us know below.

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54 days ago

Projector TV

Kieran from New Brighton

Do you have a projector TV screen that you want to get rid of? If so, I would like to take it away for free. I want to put it to pieces and take the Fresnel lens out of it. Happy to pickup anywhere in Christchurch. "Projector "TVs are how they made big screens before LCD screens were … View moreDo you have a projector TV screen that you want to get rid of? If so, I would like to take it away for free. I want to put it to pieces and take the Fresnel lens out of it. Happy to pickup anywhere in Christchurch. "Projector "TVs are how they made big screens before LCD screens were common. I have posted this message in August 2021. I will keep re-posting for up to a year or so because I suspect they are not very common these days. If you are interested please contact me on my mobile and tell me the model of TV you have. I will confirm it is a projector screen before I commit to picking it up. Thanks in anticipation. Kieran Scott 0278 093 663.

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55 days ago

Parts of country to go to Alert Level 3

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to … View more
All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to keep the Delta variant from spreading further in the regions.

Here's what you need to know
- There will be regional boundaries, there will be no travel allowed between regions unless required for essential services.
- Boundaries maintained in the last February lockdown will be reinstated.
- Around 500 locations of interest have been identified.
- The exposure site in Warkworth is a large workplace. Ardern hoped the people of Northland will understand why they're moving with caution. Northland won't always be grouped in with Auckland.

To stay up to date with the latest, follow the Stuff blog.

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56 days ago

Have you experienced long wait times for a Covid-19 vaccination?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbourly folk,

Have you had to wait a long time in a queue to get your vaccine, or to get a vaccination booking in the first place?

We'd love to hear from you.

Please email jody.ocallaghan@stuff.co.nz - she is a writing a story on these long wait times and could use your help.

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Hi Neighbourly folk,

Have you had to wait a long time in a queue to get your vaccine, or to get a vaccination booking in the first place?

We'd love to hear from you.

Please email jody.ocallaghan@stuff.co.nz - she is a writing a story on these long wait times and could use your help.

Alternatively, you can comment below with your contact details, and Jody will contact you directly.

Thank you all in advance.

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55 days ago

Study IT for Free in Christchurch

Aspire2

Looking to upskill or reskill for quality work in a thriving industry?

The NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical support is your terrific tech option! You don’t have to be super tech-savvy to start your studies, this diploma teaches you Information Technology essentials from the … View more
Looking to upskill or reskill for quality work in a thriving industry?

The NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical support is your terrific tech option! You don’t have to be super tech-savvy to start your studies, this diploma teaches you Information Technology essentials from the ground up. It's fully funded by the government's TTAF scheme, designed to help Kiwis get work in high-growth industries (and to help those industries get good staff too).

Classes start Monday 30 August in Christchurch, from 9am to 1pm weekdays.

Signing-up is easy, book your place today!
Find out more

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56 days ago

Gardening live chat on now!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours,

It’s coming up to spring, and with everyone stuck at home in Covid lockdown, what better time to get the garden in order? NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are live on Stuff now to answer all your gardening questions.

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64 days ago

South Brighton Voices Concert

Jean from Linwood

Hi Folks, albeit a bit early, I have pleasure in advising you of our forthcoming South Brighton Voices concert, which will take place on Sunday 12th September at the Roy Stokes Hall, 144 Seaview Road, New Brighton, commencing 2.00 p.m. We have a great program for this concert, as all the music is … View moreHi Folks, albeit a bit early, I have pleasure in advising you of our forthcoming South Brighton Voices concert, which will take place on Sunday 12th September at the Roy Stokes Hall, 144 Seaview Road, New Brighton, commencing 2.00 p.m. We have a great program for this concert, as all the music is from shows, such as "Joseph"; "Les Miserables"; "West Side Story"; "Guys and Dolls"; "Sound of Music"; "South Pacific" to name a few, and from "Mikado"; and "HMS Pinafore". The concert also includes a wonderful medley of Jersey Boys music. I am so looking forward to singing this wonderful array of music.
Attached is a copy of the Poster, advertising this concert, which has a few more details about it. Hope to see you there!

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56 days ago

Cancer doesn't stop, we won't either.

Cancer Society

COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services … View more
COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services to support New Zealanders going through cancer.
Learn more

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