Bromley, Christchurch

29 days ago

What veges do you grow in pots and containers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on this link to send us your best tip!

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44 days ago

Stolen Bike

Lesley from Phillipstown

BEWARE!! All residents in the Phillipstown area - there is someone on the prowl who is brazen enough to enter your property while you are at home looking to steal. We have had a Marlin push bike stolen this afternoon while we were inside our home. It is a black bike with silver Marlin wording, a … View moreBEWARE!! All residents in the Phillipstown area - there is someone on the prowl who is brazen enough to enter your property while you are at home looking to steal. We have had a Marlin push bike stolen this afternoon while we were inside our home. It is a black bike with silver Marlin wording, a back plastic mudguard with a carrier. If anyone sees it either on the street or advertised anywhere please message us. Thank you

31 days ago

CLIMATE CHANGE

Brian from New Brighton

CHRISTCHURCH RESIDENTS CALL FOR FASTER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Christchurch residents have told their council they want action on climate change faster than the government has proposed.

While the government's Zero Carbon Bill sets the target of New Zealand having net zero greenhouse gas … View more
CHRISTCHURCH RESIDENTS CALL FOR FASTER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Christchurch residents have told their council they want action on climate change faster than the government has proposed.

While the government's Zero Carbon Bill sets the target of New Zealand having net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Christchurch City Council is aiming to reach that goal - excluding methane - by 2045, said council head of strategic policy Emma Davis.

"The feedback we have received from our residents showed they want us to take a more ambitious approach," Ms Davis said.

Last week, the council agreed to a plan that includes an interim target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

A goal of cutting methane emissions by 25 percent by 2030 and by 50 percent by 2045 was set.

"We were among the first councils in New Zealand to declare a climate and ecological emergency and it is important that we back that declaration up by showing our strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions," Ms Davis said.

In 2016 to 2017, Christchurch emitted about 2.5 million gross tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. That equates to 6.6 tonnes per person, which is lower than estimates for Auckland of 7.9 tonnes and for Dunedin of 11 tonnes, but more than Wellington's average of 5.7 tonnes per person.

Transport is the biggest contributor to Christchurch's carbon emissions, making up 53 percent of the total.

Ms Davis said everyone in the community would need to make changes to achieve the 2045 carbon neutral target.

The council hopes to save $1 million a year on electricity and to reduce its carbon emissions after LED street lights are installed throughout the city.

Work to convert all of Christchurch's 38,000 street lights to LED lights is almost halfway through and is expected to be completed by June 2021. This is being funded largely by the New Zealand Transport Agency

Christchurch city councillor Deon Swiggs said once they LED lights were all installed, the city's electricity bill would be slashed and maintenance would drop by about $600,000 a year.

LED lights used less energy and reduced carbon emissions, while making streets safer by lighting them more brightly, Mr Swiggs said.

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29 days ago

Aluminium glass house free

Wendy from Aranui

medium size aluminium glass house to take away . has older glass in it , frame is fine and door works .
ring 0274512203

Free

29 days ago

Speed dating this Saturday Night at Catnap Cafe

Bronwyn Reader from Cat Rescue Christchurch

We are still looking for SINGLE MEN to come along to the speed dating event this Saturday night. We have a full contingent of keen lovely ladies.

Details are as below so jump on board for some fun. You don't have to love cats, you just have to love animals. Catnap is just the venue, and … View more
We are still looking for SINGLE MEN to come along to the speed dating event this Saturday night. We have a full contingent of keen lovely ladies.

Details are as below so jump on board for some fun. You don't have to love cats, you just have to love animals. Catnap is just the venue, and yes $10 of your entry fee goes to help Cat Rescue but hey it is sharing the love around and that is important also.

DID YOU KNOW: Men who like cats are awesome. Fact* 👱‍♂️🐈

Even better, we have 24 ladies who are keen to meet some awesome men at our Speed Dating event this coming Saturday! 😮 If you are, or know of, a cool dude who isn’t afraid to try something a bit different (and potentially meet someone special 🥰) jump over to our website to book a spot! - catnapcafe.co.nz/speed-dating

We still need men for all three age brackets in order for this event to go ahead: 20-30, 30-40 and 40-50. This is a great chance to meet new people, hang out with some super adorable cats and help raise much needed funds for Cat Rescue Christchurch - this event will raise at least $500 for them and with kitten season upon us they need all the help they can get! 💰

We need your help to make this happen so please spread the word by sharing: tag your mates, tag your mates‘ mates, make a sign that says ‘Toot for Catnap Speed Dating’ and stand on the corner, everything helps! 🚗

*We asked Henry and he said so. He’s got a Degree in Cat/Human Relationships from Harvard so he knows what he’s talking about. If you’re still not convinced see below for photographic evidence from the Catnap archives 📷

Go and register vi the link on the Catnap Cafe Event page on facebook.

Special thanks to Share My Pet for helping out with this event 😊

30 days ago

Soft plastics

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic … View more
Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic bags, cling film, courier bags, bubble wrap and cellophane.

For more info, head to our website at the link below.

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34 days ago

Multimillion-dollar Lancaster Park plan approved, but there is no money

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The 6-hectare former Lancaster Park will be converted into three sports fields once the stadium is fully demolished.

The sports fields are likely to be used for rugby and soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. The plans also shows space for 105 car parks, toilets and changing facilities,… View more
The 6-hectare former Lancaster Park will be converted into three sports fields once the stadium is fully demolished.

The sports fields are likely to be used for rugby and soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. The plans also shows space for 105 car parks, toilets and changing facilities, a play area, a possible sports pavilion and rose beds either side of the memorial gates on Stevens St.

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31 days ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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31 days ago

Strong wind watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Christchurch.

Valid: 11 hours from 5:00pm Monday to 4:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly winds may approach severe gale in exposed places at times.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.

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31 days ago

Heavy rain and strong wind warning

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain and strong wind warning for the headwaters of the Canterbury Lakes and Rivers and the Canterbury High Country.

RAIN: Valid: 12 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 3:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain to accumulate near the main divide, and 70 to 100m … View more
MetService has issued a heavy rain and strong wind warning for the headwaters of the Canterbury Lakes and Rivers and the Canterbury High Country.

RAIN: Valid: 12 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 3:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain to accumulate near the main divide, and 70 to 100m within 15km east of the divide. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, with possible thunderstorms.

WIND: Valid: 12 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly gales are forecast to be severe at times, with gusts reaching 120km/h in exposed places.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.

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31 days ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 66.5% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    66.5% Complete
  • 24.8% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    24.8% Complete
  • 8.7% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.7% Complete
1610 votes
31 days ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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32 days ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

Get a quick quote today.

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32 days ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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