70 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

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6 hours ago

Recycling

Patrick Koot from Elusion Electrical Ltd

With the new year we thought we would remind our customers of our recycling policy.

We try our hardest to recycle everything we can, including taking away all of our own rubbish and your broken lamps, heaters, towel rails, heat pumps etc. When Patrick gets home he breaks all light fittings down to plastic, and metal into separate bins which can be a time consuming job. Then every few weeks he does a big recycle run to our nearest Ecodrop and dump. We estimate by breaking it all down more than 3/4 is able to be recycled.

While we don't pass of any of this extra cost to our customers its still a win win for us ....the dogs get very excited about the trip in the old ute for the dump run ..and the nice staff at ecodrop give them a lot of pats and a treat on the way out....and it leaves the environment better for our children and future grandchildren. Most companies don't recycle due to a mixture of time and cost restraint and just not being aware about the long term damage.

Please if you do wish to have your old parts left for any reason just remind Patrick at time of job and we will happily do this.

3 days ago

Poll: Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.

The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams racing identical hydrofoiling catamarans at speeds of up to 50 knots (100kmh).

Olympic and world champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will head New Zealand’s first entry in the event. Also competing will be Sir Ben Ainslie, skippering the British boat, and Australian Jimmy Spithill piloting for the United States.

Will you be watching?

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Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?
  • 58.1% Yes
    58.1% Complete
  • 33.4% No
    33.4% Complete
  • 8.5% I'm undecided
    8.5% Complete
401 votes
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12 hours ago

Scottish Country Dance Ceilidh

Aileen from Sockburn

Saturday 30th January. Live music from "Tissldhu". Heaton Normal School, 125-133 Heaton St, Merivale. 7.30pm start. Tickets $20 includes supper. All welcome. Contact Aileen 027 262 3515.