45 days ago

Canterbury and Westland to be pelted with heavy downpours, surface flooding possible

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Otira and Canterbury Lakes residents should expect rainfall rates of between 15-25mm/h today through until early Wednesday morning.

In a statement issued Tuesday morning, MetService warned that the severe downpours would make driving in the areas hazardous, with rising rivers and surface flooding possible.

What you need to know:

For Otira residents
- Expect 150 to 250mm to fall.
- Thunderstorms are likely.
- Freezing level at 2400m dropping to 1400m on Tuesday night.

For residents near Canterbury Lakes
- Expect 90 to 140mm of rain to fall, with higher rates expected near the main divide.
- Thunderstorms are likely.
- Freezing level about 2400 metres this morning, lowering to 1600 metres tonight (Tuesday).

To keep up to date with the latest weather warnings, please visit MetService's National Severe Weather Information Homepage.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago


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 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.

2 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.

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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 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.