Bottle Lake, Christchurch

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

Lounge suite needs work but only $10

Hazele from Belfast

Ideal to upcycle/handy person/student flat/holiday home.Think its micro fibre as very soft. 2 very cozy recliner chairs side faded. 3 seater couch needs work one side recliner works great but the armrest needs repair & the other side doesn't recline maybe easy fix ,that seat is lumpy. … View moreIdeal to upcycle/handy person/student flat/holiday home.Think its micro fibre as very soft. 2 very cozy recliner chairs side faded. 3 seater couch needs work one side recliner works great but the armrest needs repair & the other side doesn't recline maybe easy fix ,that seat is lumpy. PIckup Northwood or can deliver CHCH for $30 fee please email me hazeleead@yahoo.co.nz

Negotiable

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

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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16 days ago

Egg cardons wanted

Sharlene from Kainga - Brooklands

Any egg cartons for free 12s or 6 please drop of 130 kainga rd or can collect.thanks

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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2 days 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.
Read more

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2 days 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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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.

2 days ago

Desk for Sale

Jason & Paula from Parklands - Marshlands

Small desk for sale with drawer and lifting arm.

Price: $15

3 days ago

New LED streetlights outside Christchurch home 'obscenely bright and intrusive'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone … View more
Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone unresolved for weeks.

The two lights either side of the house produce a whiter light than their predecessors, Bridgman says, causing the house to be “lit up like it’s floodlit” at night. He has seen other LED streetlights in his area that are “very good”.

Council says the complaints are being investigated and the contractor has been asked to provide a solution.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you had a similar experience? Let us know below.

3 days ago

Flooding work approved after councillor digs unauthorised trench

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The Christchurch City Council has voted to prioritise works in the east to address flooding that's been happening for the last 10 years.

Pages Rd, which is a main road to New Brighton, often floods when it rains, causing problems for pedestrians and motorists.

Councillor for the area Phil … View more
The Christchurch City Council has voted to prioritise works in the east to address flooding that's been happening for the last 10 years.

Pages Rd, which is a main road to New Brighton, often floods when it rains, causing problems for pedestrians and motorists.

Councillor for the area Phil Mauger got so fed up with the situation that he went in with a digger last month and dug a trench – it fixed the flooding overnight.

The council blocked the trench as it was deemed a safety hazard.

It wasn't going to fund the works to fix the problem for another four years – but voted to bring it forward to start next year at a council meeting yesterday.

The $12 million project includes a new stormwater treatment facility, stopbanks near the Avon River and a tidal wetland.

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