35 days ago

Quake-born brewers enjoy another taste of global recognition

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Tuesday Cantabs,

The family behind a brewery born from the rubble of the Christchurch earthquakes are “in a state of disbelief” following their third win at the World Beer Awards.

Cassels & Sons has thrived in its Woolston site since the quakes struck a decade ago.

On Friday, the team woke to discover their American pale ale (APA) had been named the world’s best for 2021 at the World Beer Awards in the United Kingdom.

The small Garden City brewery pipped several well-known global brands with its third win in a row at the awards, leaving owner Alasdair Cassels​ in “a state of disbelief”.

Not bad from little old Woolston, eh?

Read the full story by clicking 'Read More' below.

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More messages from your neighbours
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5 hours ago

Lawnmower repair

Tammy from Aranui

Hello is there anyone one out there that maybe tinkers with lawnmowers in their spare time. Mine won't start. It sounds like it wants to but just won't. Happy to pay to have it looked at, but cannot afford to take it to a shop and pay their prices at the moment. If my lawns get much longer I will be on here looking for some grazing cattle next. Thank you.
Tammy
0273599228

4 hours ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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1 day ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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