Avondale, Christchurch

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1 day ago

New world stanmore

Carrie from Richmond

To the man that was vilified at stanmore mew world I know you had hay fever you covered your mouth. I should have stood up for you a big sorry

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9 hours ago

Plants wanted.

Barb from Avonside - Dallington

Hi neighbours can you help me i am seeking all you wonderful gardners, does any one have any Black Iris plants also the beautiful brown/yellow iris,also dalias or any plants you have to spare we have been here 2 years and are wanting to fill our beautiful gardens we are in a new social housing … View moreHi neighbours can you help me i am seeking all you wonderful gardners, does any one have any Black Iris plants also the beautiful brown/yellow iris,also dalias or any plants you have to spare we have been here 2 years and are wanting to fill our beautiful gardens we are in a new social housing home so grateful and love to keep it looking amazing we do not have good health but our wonderful daughter comes and helps us i have a few spare raspberry plants young ones and some tall salvia and also some purple salvia next year i will have plant i can share i so love colour some daisy ground cover will be great as well , as long as they are not too expensive happy to pay , thank you so very much my phone number is 0272222431 very grateful to all Barb Charles xx

3 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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4 days 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

Elevated chlorine levels in drinking water due to council works

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Christchurch East,

Residents on the east of the city have noticed more chlorine in their drinking water of late, saying the taste and smell has been much worse than usual.

Prestons subdivision resident Paula Ward said she noticed strong smells and taste of chlorine in her water about two … View more
Hey Christchurch East,

Residents on the east of the city have noticed more chlorine in their drinking water of late, saying the taste and smell has been much worse than usual.

Prestons subdivision resident Paula Ward said she noticed strong smells and taste of chlorine in her water about two weeks ago. It was "stifling", she said.

Parklands resident Roger Smith said he and his wife both noticed a stronger taste and particular smell of chlorine in their domestic water over the past week.

Christchurch City Council was doing maintenance work at the pump station in Marshland, acting head of three waters and waste Adam Twose said.

This meant the water people received would come from pump stations that were being chlorinated, he said.

"If you live in or around Marshland, you may be able to taste or smell chlorine in your water – this is normal and safe."

The work is expected to be done by the end of October 2020.

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1 day ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Are you having trouble heating or cooling your home?

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

Chances are your insulation is not performing optimally, it is a problem that is far more common than most people realise.

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1 day ago

Tie Dyed T Shirts

Sage from Parklands - Marshlands

Available now in Men's, Women's & Kids sizes.
Unique Tie Dyed T Shirts made to order.

Please pm if interested.

Price: $15

1 day ago

Bill Sutton House, swathe of Christchurch river red zone, gifted to city

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The historic Bill Sutton House, in the river red zone, has been gifted to Christchurch.

About 70 hectares of red zone land in the Christchurch suburbs of Brooklands, Southshore and South New Brighton were also transferred to city council ownership.

The land was passed over as part of the global … View more
The historic Bill Sutton House, in the river red zone, has been gifted to Christchurch.

About 70 hectares of red zone land in the Christchurch suburbs of Brooklands, Southshore and South New Brighton were also transferred to city council ownership.

The land was passed over as part of the global settlement, wide-ranging agreement outlining the division of some earthquake recovery costs and responsibilities of the Christchurch City Council and the Crown. It was signed in September 2019.

Bill Sutton was a well-known New Zealand artist and his 1960s architecturally designed house in Templar St in Richmond has been extensively restored by the Crown. Sutton painted most of his celebrated works on the site. It will be set up as a museum.

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1 day ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Canterbury

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

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1 day ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Shirley

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

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

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1 day ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
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1 day ago

Spring Open Days

Burlington Village Limited

Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting … View more
Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting Spritely technology and a chance to tour our facilities, apartments and show homes.
448 Prestons Road, Waitikiri

10am – 2pm, This Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
Contact us

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2 days ago

Trailor plus labour

Justin from Shirley

Hi all I'm offering cheap trailor plus labour higher 20 dallors per hour plus gas for it you higher myself one of 2 trailers small single axel or furniture trailor around chch gas is usually 10 dallers depending on were to were. So if its picking up a purchase from trademe Facebook or here to … View moreHi all I'm offering cheap trailor plus labour higher 20 dallors per hour plus gas for it you higher myself one of 2 trailers small single axel or furniture trailor around chch gas is usually 10 dallers depending on were to were. So if its picking up a purchase from trademe Facebook or here to doing a dump run or supply's feel free to hit me up on here or 0211868029.

Negotiable

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3 days ago

New Zealand Language Week

Les from North New Brighton

Good afternoon everyone. AS last week was Maori Language week and this week is Sign language week will next week be English Language week. As there are three official language in New Zealand perhaps a week concentrating on the correct way of saying our main language would benefit us all. Have … View moreGood afternoon everyone. AS last week was Maori Language week and this week is Sign language week will next week be English Language week. As there are three official language in New Zealand perhaps a week concentrating on the correct way of saying our main language would benefit us all. Have a pleasant evening.

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