Beckenham, Christchurch

30 days ago

Plea to spend locally as Canterbury leaders unveil plan to reboot economy

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hundreds of jobs across Christchurch could be saved if each household with the means could spend just a little extra each month, economists believe.

The importance of buying locally was underscored as city leaders unveiled the kernels of a major plan to help businesses survive, save jobs and drive… View more
Hundreds of jobs across Christchurch could be saved if each household with the means could spend just a little extra each month, economists believe.

The importance of buying locally was underscored as city leaders unveiled the kernels of a major plan to help businesses survive, save jobs and drive Canterbury’s recovery from the coronavirus lockdown. Read more here.

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34 days ago

Parties, chopper rescues and crowded beaches risk Alert Level 3 extension

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Warm temperatures on the first weekend under Alert Level 3 saw thousands flock to Christchurch’s beaches, hills and parks.

On Sunday, two people required helicopter rescues in Canterbury, on Saturday night police were called to break up a fight in Sockburn, and Friday night saw police alerted to… View more
Warm temperatures on the first weekend under Alert Level 3 saw thousands flock to Christchurch’s beaches, hills and parks.

On Sunday, two people required helicopter rescues in Canterbury, on Saturday night police were called to break up a fight in Sockburn, and Friday night saw police alerted to 685 parties nationwide, including one involving gang members in St Martins.

Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield warned that breaches of Alert Level 3 could risk a delay to level 2. Continue reading here.

How are you finding level 3? Have you been able to enjoy takeaways or a visit to your local beach or are you finding the city too crowded? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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31 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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32 days ago

7 Ways To Make Maths Fun

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

When children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here… View moreWhen children discover fun in Maths, they learn the building blocks to think critically to solve any problem. We all know that maths underpins our everyday lives … be it when scoring a sports game, baking a cake or counting down the weeks, days or even hours until the end of the school year! Here are 7 creative ways to thread maths into your child’s day to day activities, to spark a love of numbers:
Head over to our blog.

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32 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel go missing?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not… View more
Hi Neighbours,
If you have ordered a parcel to be delivered by courier during lockdown, Stuff/Homed would love you to take part in this short poll please. We would like to know if you have had problems with the theft of courier parcels (not just delays) from your letterbox or porch, or if this not been an issue. If you would like to add detail or comment, please email me. Thank you.

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Have you had a courier parcel go missing?
  • 16.1% Yes, parcel not found
    16.1% Complete
  • 83.9% No, all parcels accounted for
    83.9% Complete
1474 votes
32 days ago

Announcing Deluxe At Home!

Deluxe Cinemas

Would you like to watch Deluxe Cinema quality films in the comfort of your own home?
Introducing Deluxe At Home, our new online streaming platform that gives you easy access to high quality films that have finished screening at Deluxe Cinemas.
Showcasing a curated selection of the best in world … View more
Would you like to watch Deluxe Cinema quality films in the comfort of your own home?
Introducing Deluxe At Home, our new online streaming platform that gives you easy access to high quality films that have finished screening at Deluxe Cinemas.
Showcasing a curated selection of the best in world cinema to be viewed the way you like whether its on your phone, tablet, computer or TV.

And now with the addition of Deluxe Cinema Snack Delivery, you can even enjoy our famous cinema snack range to perfectly complement the film!

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33 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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33 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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33 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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33 days ago

Many Thanks to the Kind Lady in the AvonHead area.

Jim from Woolston

I have an elderly friend ( 90) who lives by her self in Avonhead. She was telling me that last Sunday she was sitting on her Mobility scooter trying to clear the leaves out side her property, when this flash car pulls, A well dressed lady got out came over and said that she would clear the leaves. … View moreI have an elderly friend ( 90) who lives by her self in Avonhead. She was telling me that last Sunday she was sitting on her Mobility scooter trying to clear the leaves out side her property, when this flash car pulls, A well dressed lady got out came over and said that she would clear the leaves. After clearing the leaves inquired did she any further help. My friend was so grateful for the help.

38 days ago

Live queue cam for St Martins New World

Lynne from Waltham

www.nwfoodtogo.co.nz...
Is the link to see the live cctv feed. That way you can see how long the wait might be.
Enjoy!

34 days ago

Celebrate a special mum and win!

Essie Summers Retirement Village

Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this … View more
Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.
Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this link to enter our competition.

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36 days ago

Wood stain needed !!

Charlotte from Sydenham

Does anyone have any wood stain that looks it would match the colour around the white blop??
Only needing a small amount and delivery will take longer than when I need it by!
Will up from your mail box! Or door step. Happy too transfer money for it.

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36 days ago

Join Healthy For Life - a new programme for over 65s

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show … View more
Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy for Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
Exercise safely at home

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37 days ago

NEW! SuperSeniors Newsletter COVID-19 special edition

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has the details on the Winter Energy Payment that starts again today!

Click here to read: bit.ly...

To get our Newsletter emailed to you, if you receive the NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension, update your email in MyMSD here: my.msd.govt.nz...

If you do not receive either of these entitlements but you want to receive our Newsletter you can subscribe here: bit.ly...

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