Burwood, Christchurch

6 hours ago

Recycling bins confiscated in Christchurch after residents ignore pleas to separate waste

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the … View more
A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the next two weeks.

The residents have been warned three times but continue to put contaminated waste in their recycling bins.

To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.

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3 days ago

New world stanmore

Carrie from Richmond

To the man that was vilified at stanmore mew world I know you had hay fever you covered your mouth. I should have stood up for you a big sorry

3 hours ago

New Brighton Road's new partly sealed bike lane

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey New Brighton neighbours,

A new partly sealed bike lane has appeared on New Brighton Rd, but it looks half done according to some locals.

What are your thoughts on this new bike lane? Is it safe?

UPDATE: A Christchurch City Council spokesperson said the lane would be extended hopefully this… View more
Hey New Brighton neighbours,

A new partly sealed bike lane has appeared on New Brighton Rd, but it looks half done according to some locals.

What are your thoughts on this new bike lane? Is it safe?

UPDATE: A Christchurch City Council spokesperson said the lane would be extended hopefully this week and then a final surface would be added from kerb to kerb. The end result will be a consistent surface across the whole carriageway, he said. There will be a delay before the final surface is completed, early November, to allow time for the first one to harden.

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3 hours ago

PLANT SALE 3rd OCTOBER, ST CHADS 9------12noon.

Susanne from St Chad's and St Ambrose Anglican Church of Linwood and Aranui.

Come along this Saturday,sale out on Buckley's Rd grass area.
Plants galore,seedlings and seeds.
Pots and containers.
Gardening books.
Op. Shop is open.
Boxes of CDs and DVDs to sell,very cheap and a good selection.
Please bring cash.

4 hours ago

BRAND NEW 'THAT'S NOT MY ELF' ... GIFT SET

Gill from North New Brighton

Christmas is only just over 12 weeks away!!!!
Grab an early bargain with brand new gift boxed That's Not My Elf touchy feely book & soft toy. From smoke free home.
Regular price $25-00. For sale for $20-00.
Pick up is New Brighton.

Price: $20

6 hours ago

Burwood property sells for $580,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A property in Burwood has sold 45 per cent over the median value for the suburb. The house at 33 Kingsbridge West went for $580,000, compared to the Burwood median CV of $400,000.

The 170sqm home is bigger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Burwood is 150sqm. This home sold on July … View more
A property in Burwood has sold 45 per cent over the median value for the suburb. The house at 33 Kingsbridge West went for $580,000, compared to the Burwood median CV of $400,000.

The 170sqm home is bigger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Burwood is 150sqm. This home sold on July 14, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

6 hours ago

Sold in Burwood: home fetches $722,500

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A property in Burwood has sold 81 per cent above the median value for the suburb. The house at 299 Burwood Road went for $722,500, much higher than the Burwood median valuation of $400,000.

At 214sqm, it is bigger than most homes in Burwood, where the median home is 150sqm. This property sold on … View more
A property in Burwood has sold 81 per cent above the median value for the suburb. The house at 299 Burwood Road went for $722,500, much higher than the Burwood median valuation of $400,000.

At 214sqm, it is bigger than most homes in Burwood, where the median home is 150sqm. This property sold on July 15, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

6 hours ago

Sold in Burwood: property sells for $575,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home at 12 Kingsbridge West in Burwood has sold for $575,000. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $400,000.

At 165sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 150sqm. The sale was completed on August 6, 2020.

This information is … View more
A home at 12 Kingsbridge West in Burwood has sold for $575,000. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $400,000.

At 165sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 150sqm. The sale was completed on August 6, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

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5 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.

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2 days ago

Plants wanted.

Barb from Avonside - Dallington

Hi neighbours can you help me i am seeking all you wonderful gardners, does any one have any Black Iris plants also the beautiful brown/yellow iris,also dalias or any plants you have to spare we have been here 2 years and are wanting to fill our beautiful gardens we are in a new social housing … View moreHi neighbours can you help me i am seeking all you wonderful gardners, does any one have any Black Iris plants also the beautiful brown/yellow iris,also dalias or any plants you have to spare we have been here 2 years and are wanting to fill our beautiful gardens we are in a new social housing home so grateful and love to keep it looking amazing we do not have good health but our wonderful daughter comes and helps us i have a few spare raspberry plants young ones and some tall salvia and also some purple salvia next year i will have plant i can share i so love colour some daisy ground cover will be great as well , as long as they are not too expensive happy to pay , thank you so very much my phone number is 0272222431 very grateful to all Barb Charles xx

4 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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5 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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3 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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

3 days 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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