Casebrook, Christchurch

13 hours ago

Create/write a Christmas cards to help combat loneliness this Christmas

The Team Reporter from The Press

Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added … View more
Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added to that, the charity says.

"The art of sending a card to someone at Christmas seems to have been lost over the years, we are encouraging people to revive the tradition of sending someone a nice card in the mail," Voices of Hope co-founder Genevieve Mora says.

"This could be a family member, neighbour, someone you know of or mail it to us, and we can make sure it gets out to someone in need of a bit of cheer. Hopefully this will help someone feel a bit less lonely this Christmas,."

Cards can be sent to: PO Box 90202, Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1142.

The deadline for sending cards is November 11. Find out more here.

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1 day ago

Billions of litres continue to be lost from leaky Christchurch water pipes

The Team Reporter from The Press

Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding … View more
Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding Banks Peninsula, collectively used 57.1 billion litres of water. From this, the council estimates about 13.1b, or 23 per cent, was lost to leakage.

Pipe renewals have been postponed in recent years due to post-quake work and wellhead repairs in a bid to remove chlorine, the council said.

The new water loss data comes as the Government tries to push on with controversial water infrastructure reforms – which, if they go ahead, would take control of the pipes, reservoirs and other infrastructure away from councils and give it to large independent regional entities.

The council’s water boss, Helen Beaumont, said the council was hitting a point now where different pipe materials, installed at different times, were reaching the end of their usable life. A significant number of pipes would require renewal over a short period, she said.

Read the full story here.

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2 days ago

''ODD JOB MAN''

Nigel from Burnside

Hi to all my Neighbors ....
Some may know I'm heading over seas soon...
Pleased to report Andrew Thomson is going to take over the ''ODD JOB MAN''...He's from a building trade back ground and I'm sure he will be able to help with your Jobs.. same Ph 021 0825 … View more
Hi to all my Neighbors ....
Some may know I'm heading over seas soon...
Pleased to report Andrew Thomson is going to take over the ''ODD JOB MAN''...He's from a building trade back ground and I'm sure he will be able to help with your Jobs.. same Ph 021 0825 0819...and 021 1730 321..
Take care everyone...
Nigel

6 hours ago

Easy Clean Glass Neighbourly Specials

Robert from Easy Clean Glass Solutions

Hi Neighbours

We are back with our Neighbourly Specials. Our special for this week is half price protection on new glass shower, windows and balustrades. Shower coatings from just $99 and Balustrades and External Glass coatings form just $15+ GST per square metre.

So whether you have just had a … View more
Hi Neighbours

We are back with our Neighbourly Specials. Our special for this week is half price protection on new glass shower, windows and balustrades. Shower coatings from just $99 and Balustrades and External Glass coatings form just $15+ GST per square metre.

So whether you have just had a new shower installed and want the glass to stay looking like new for years without all the scrubbing, or if you have just put in a new glass pool fence and don't want all the buildup from the chlorine or the staining from irrigation systems, give us a call on 0800 3925326 or email robert@easycleanglass.co.nz for a free no obligation quote. You can also check us out and our great products at www.easycleanglass.co.nz...

Negotiable

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12 hours ago

Plant Sale October 30th

Kaye from Bryndwr

St Aidan's Church Annual Plant sale this weekend

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1 day ago

northern community market

Stephanie from Redwood

Exciting news everyone we now have a start date for our local market

6th November at northcote school 10am-4pm we look forward to seeing you all there, any questions you have please email our team at NorthernMarketChristchurch@gmail.com

10 days ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping … View more
New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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1 day ago

Are you part of a local community group?

Ray White Bishopdale

Ray White Bishopdale & Strowan believe in giving back to our community and we want to help you.
We are wanting to hear from non profit community groups to see how we can help you.
Email us & tell us what you do and how we may be able to help your organisation - marketing.inline@raywhite.comView more
Ray White Bishopdale & Strowan believe in giving back to our community and we want to help you.
We are wanting to hear from non profit community groups to see how we can help you.
Email us & tell us what you do and how we may be able to help your organisation - marketing.inline@raywhite.com


Call 0800 YELLOW for more information.

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1 day ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

I Felt Depressed, Lonely, and Tearful

Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise.
These podcasts are a series of audio … View more
I Felt Depressed, Lonely, and Tearful

Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise.
These podcasts are a series of audio recordings of members sharing their experience, strength and hope. Wherever you are, whatever your problem with food, AEA can help:
www.addictiveeatersanonymous.org...

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1 day ago

Who’ll get my record collection?

Public Trust

We all have special things we want to protect and share with the people we love when we pass away. It could be your record collection, perhaps some artwork, or even that classic car you’ve spent so long restoring. If it’s important to you, put it in your will. ​

An up-to-date will … View more
We all have special things we want to protect and share with the people we love when we pass away. It could be your record collection, perhaps some artwork, or even that classic car you’ve spent so long restoring. If it’s important to you, put it in your will. ​

An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy – and your prized possessions. ​

If you last made a will when disco was all the rage, it’s time for an update. ​
Find out more

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1 day ago

How important is sustainability to you?

NowNext

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Find out more

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12 days ago

More Thieves in the Night

Yvonne Neighbourly Lead from Casebrook

Our neighbour is rather irate this morning after noticing some dastardly person has stolen his brass street number from their brick mail box during the dark hours of last night. He has deduced they specifically wanted a number 10 as ours is similar and left intact, so here's hoping. It is … View moreOur neighbour is rather irate this morning after noticing some dastardly person has stolen his brass street number from their brick mail box during the dark hours of last night. He has deduced they specifically wanted a number 10 as ours is similar and left intact, so here's hoping. It is unsettling when you feel you can't take your eyes off your property for a minute.
A long shot, but maybe his shining brass numbers have been relocated to a mail box near you.

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2 days ago

New Cafe opening to the community tomorrow!

Northgate Community Service Trust

Come on down to Big Papa's Kitchen to enjoy a coffee (see great deal in picture) and some scrummy kai. A great alternative for those not wanting to brave the busyness of the mall.

2 days ago

Jam Jars

Jenny from Bishopdale

Jars with Lids
Jars without Lids

Great for upcoming preserving seasons

Free

2 days ago

Share a recipe!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Kia ora Papanui-Innes, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a … View more
Kia ora Papanui-Innes, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau favourite, your aunty’s special chutney, a secret (or potentially not!) curry dish, or your most-loved cake.

We’ll then share your recipe throughout the land for people to try, share, and enjoy within their communities.

Either email your recipe to kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz or submit it here - www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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2 days ago

Mushroom compost

Johnathan from Belfast

selling sacks of mushroom compost.
$10 smaller bag, $15 large sack.
Fundraising for godzone adventure race team. Can deliver by arrangement.
0276505757

Price: $15

Price: $15

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