Although all of us local Christchurch folks have experienced a considerable amount in hardship over several years, (i.e. major Canterbury Earthquakes, Terrorist Mosque Attacks and associated Lockdowns; via various Pandemic Health & Safety related processes etc.) I was so surprised to learn something much more pleasant just prior to New Years day 2021. As this was in receiving notification for being publicly listed within the New Years Honours for services to Mental Health. Therefore on the 3rd May, 2021 am being presented (by the Governor General of NZ) with a "New Zealand Order of Merit" on behalf of the Queen. Although I wasn't expected in receiving this special award it appears all the hard work (which has been mostly voluntarily and for over 30 years) i have completed in assisting this highly challenging health related issue is being officially acknowledged. However and finally would like to sincerely thank everyone involved, especially certain special folks whom gave me an opportunity (including encouragement and support) to continue in completing all of this work. Regards, Gary L Watts MNZM
Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!
Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.
Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!
Nomination Quote - Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."
Ever wanted to give dance fitness a go? Come and try Zumba, every Saturday 9am at Marshland School, 11 Te Korari Street! Just bring a gold coin for your first class and try it out! No previous experience required!
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