236 days ago

Genuine buyer

Sarah from Sarah Pezaro

Hi everyone, I have a genuine buyer who has sold up and is now looking for a new home up to $320,000. All areas considered but in particular Woolston, Waltham and Sydenham. Very flexible on requirements. Two bedrooms preferred with a good shower! Low maintenance desirable. Please feel free to call me if you have a property that may be suitable?

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Replacement of 2 piles

Patsy from Avonhead

Hi all - just wondering of anyone can recommend someone to replace 2 piles under our character house. My husband currently unable to do job as recently has had bowel surgery. This is effecting being able to obtain insurance so need to have sorted soon.
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3 days ago

What are your plans for back-to-back days above 30 degrees?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Monday Christchurch,

It's set to be a scorcher of a week in The Garden City.

MetService's seven-day forecast says Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to hit highs of 35 and 32 degrees respectively – well over January's average maximum temperature of 23 degrees.

A high of 28 degrees is forecast for Monday (today).

How will you make the most of (or avoid) the heat this week?

1 day ago

Armchair travel to many countries

Bupa Parkstone Retirement Village

Virtual reality technology has allowed residents to see the world from their armchairs.

A group of residents in Bupa Hugh Green Care Home were amazed by an immersive experience recently, donning headsets for a virtual reality tour of Egypt, India, Italy and Croatia.

The virtual travel tour is in HD, 4K and is part of a technology trial for the care home. The care home activity team talking the residents through the accompanying narrative.

The technology is from SilVR, specialising in education using virtual reality through 360º photos, sound and videos. The headset can provide a vast library selection of locations and interests to choose from.

Residents were guided through Cairo’s Great Sphinx of Giza, the Hawa Mahal Jaiur in India, and the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

General Manager , Ian Dunthorne says the technology initiative has become popular worldwide with care homes due to lockdowns restricting travel.

“Our residents, with and without cognitive impairment, have found this to be an amazing journey. Reminiscing of their own past travel trips can trigger conversation during and after the VR as a shared experience or on their own.”

After the session, specialty cups of tea were shared from countries the residents had visited. This capped off their virtual reality travel trip from the comfort of their care home lounge.