Avondale, Christchurch

2 hours ago

Do you feel unsafe after dark?

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi, my name is Josephine. I'm looking to speak with women about feeling unsafe after dark. Do you change your behaviour or avoid certain areas at night? Have you got a story to share about this?

If you'd be willing to talk to a reporter, then please email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz.… View more
Hi, my name is Josephine. I'm looking to speak with women about feeling unsafe after dark. Do you change your behaviour or avoid certain areas at night? Have you got a story to share about this?

If you'd be willing to talk to a reporter, then please email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz. I look forward to hearing from you.

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3 hours ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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19 hours ago

St CHADS.Buckleys Rd.

Susanne from St Chad's and St Ambrose Anglican Church of Linwood and Aranui.

Wooden two door cabinet-------- Any one looking for a cabinet that has a lock on it,great for garage storage?It has a Formica top on it,very tidy and about the length of a small table,please p.m me to have a look$20.

20 hours ago

ST CHADS OP SHOP.

Susanne from St Chad's and St Ambrose Anglican Church of Linwood and Aranui.

VOLUNTEERS,we would love a couple of people interested in op.shopping to join our small team,once a week or fortnight for three hours would be amazing. The shop is open Wednesday and Friday,this could suit two friends looking at volunteering,but anyone is welcome,please p.m me. … View moreVOLUNTEERS,we would love a couple of people interested in op.shopping to join our small team,once a week or fortnight for three hours would be amazing. The shop is open Wednesday and Friday,this could suit two friends looking at volunteering,but anyone is welcome,please p.m me. We have a WOODEN CABINET ,size of a small table with a Formica top and lock on the front,would be great for garage storage,you just need the padlock,please contact me to have a look.$20.

1 day ago

Bandsaw Blades

Kylee from Avonside - Dallington

Hiya, I have been getting use to my Bandsaw and it the process have broken a few blades. I was wondering if anyone knows of a company or person that can weld the blade back together. I have tried a company called btsharpening but its over in Wigram (a bit far) and they don't do it while you … View moreHiya, I have been getting use to my Bandsaw and it the process have broken a few blades. I was wondering if anyone knows of a company or person that can weld the blade back together. I have tried a company called btsharpening but its over in Wigram (a bit far) and they don't do it while you wait. Thanking you in advance

1 day ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

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1 day ago

What veges do you grow in pots and containers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on this link to send us your best tip!

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3 days ago

CLIMATE CHANGE

Brian from New Brighton

CHRISTCHURCH RESIDENTS CALL FOR FASTER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Christchurch residents have told their council they want action on climate change faster than the government has proposed.

While the government's Zero Carbon Bill sets the target of New Zealand having net zero greenhouse gas … View more
CHRISTCHURCH RESIDENTS CALL FOR FASTER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Christchurch residents have told their council they want action on climate change faster than the government has proposed.

While the government's Zero Carbon Bill sets the target of New Zealand having net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Christchurch City Council is aiming to reach that goal - excluding methane - by 2045, said council head of strategic policy Emma Davis.

"The feedback we have received from our residents showed they want us to take a more ambitious approach," Ms Davis said.

Last week, the council agreed to a plan that includes an interim target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

A goal of cutting methane emissions by 25 percent by 2030 and by 50 percent by 2045 was set.

"We were among the first councils in New Zealand to declare a climate and ecological emergency and it is important that we back that declaration up by showing our strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions," Ms Davis said.

In 2016 to 2017, Christchurch emitted about 2.5 million gross tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. That equates to 6.6 tonnes per person, which is lower than estimates for Auckland of 7.9 tonnes and for Dunedin of 11 tonnes, but more than Wellington's average of 5.7 tonnes per person.

Transport is the biggest contributor to Christchurch's carbon emissions, making up 53 percent of the total.

Ms Davis said everyone in the community would need to make changes to achieve the 2045 carbon neutral target.

The council hopes to save $1 million a year on electricity and to reduce its carbon emissions after LED street lights are installed throughout the city.

Work to convert all of Christchurch's 38,000 street lights to LED lights is almost halfway through and is expected to be completed by June 2021. This is being funded largely by the New Zealand Transport Agency

Christchurch city councillor Deon Swiggs said once they LED lights were all installed, the city's electricity bill would be slashed and maintenance would drop by about $600,000 a year.

LED lights used less energy and reduced carbon emissions, while making streets safer by lighting them more brightly, Mr Swiggs said.

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1 day ago

Aluminium glass house free

Wendy from Aranui

medium size aluminium glass house to take away . has older glass in it , frame is fine and door works .
ring 0274512203

Free

1 day ago

Speed dating this Saturday Night at Catnap Cafe

Bronwyn Reader from Cat Rescue Christchurch

We are still looking for SINGLE MEN to come along to the speed dating event this Saturday night. We have a full contingent of keen lovely ladies.

Details are as below so jump on board for some fun. You don't have to love cats, you just have to love animals. Catnap is just the venue, and … View more
We are still looking for SINGLE MEN to come along to the speed dating event this Saturday night. We have a full contingent of keen lovely ladies.

Details are as below so jump on board for some fun. You don't have to love cats, you just have to love animals. Catnap is just the venue, and yes $10 of your entry fee goes to help Cat Rescue but hey it is sharing the love around and that is important also.

DID YOU KNOW: Men who like cats are awesome. Fact* 👱‍♂️🐈

Even better, we have 24 ladies who are keen to meet some awesome men at our Speed Dating event this coming Saturday! 😮 If you are, or know of, a cool dude who isn’t afraid to try something a bit different (and potentially meet someone special 🥰) jump over to our website to book a spot! - catnapcafe.co.nz/speed-dating

We still need men for all three age brackets in order for this event to go ahead: 20-30, 30-40 and 40-50. This is a great chance to meet new people, hang out with some super adorable cats and help raise much needed funds for Cat Rescue Christchurch - this event will raise at least $500 for them and with kitten season upon us they need all the help they can get! 💰

We need your help to make this happen so please spread the word by sharing: tag your mates, tag your mates‘ mates, make a sign that says ‘Toot for Catnap Speed Dating’ and stand on the corner, everything helps! 🚗

*We asked Henry and he said so. He’s got a Degree in Cat/Human Relationships from Harvard so he knows what he’s talking about. If you’re still not convinced see below for photographic evidence from the Catnap archives 📷

Go and register vi the link on the Catnap Cafe Event page on facebook.

Special thanks to Share My Pet for helping out with this event 😊

1 day ago

Rugby World Cup 2019 on Spark Sport

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1 day ago

Soft plastics

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic … View more
Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic bags, cling film, courier bags, bubble wrap and cellophane.

For more info, head to our website at the link below.

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2 days ago

Thank you Wattie's

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wattie’s NZ and the 150 schools who took part in this year's Cans for Good campaign. Thanks to the incredible effort of students, teachers and whānau, over 30,000 cans were collected and will make a huge difference to Salvation Army foodbanks around … View moreWe want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wattie’s NZ and the 150 schools who took part in this year's Cans for Good campaign. Thanks to the incredible effort of students, teachers and whānau, over 30,000 cans were collected and will make a huge difference to Salvation Army foodbanks around Aotearoa.

Wattie’s generously donated a further 25,000 cans taking the total number collected to over 56,000 cans.

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3 days ago

Our New Spring Newsletter #1 - Coming to a letterbox near you

Mike Gibbs from Avondale Neighbours Group

Please take a read at our new newsletter for Spring 2019.

WE NEED YOUR HELP…. We are looking for more people to get involved. On the Committee; With setting up a Community Garden; With fun activities; With just being available to help. Please get in touch we’d like to hear from you. Give us an… View more
Please take a read at our new newsletter for Spring 2019.

WE NEED YOUR HELP…. We are looking for more people to get involved. On the Committee; With setting up a Community Garden; With fun activities; With just being available to help. Please get in touch we’d like to hear from you. Give us an email, phone call or a message online.

We’d also like to hear from you, with any idea’s you may have, or issues you need help with!

We look forward to connecting with you in the near future
We'd love to hear from you

Contacts: Mike & Amy Gibbs
Phone: 03 388.5811 or 0275055811
On Facebook: Avondale Neighbours Group
Email: avondaleng@gmail.com

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3 days ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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4 days ago

Pink Batt off cuts or surplus wanted for free

Gareth from Burwood

Or earthwool or similar..
Thanks in advance

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