Casebrook, Christchurch

26 days ago

80-year-old retail veteran yet to face a dull day after 64 years in the industry

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Tuesday neighbours,

When 80-year-old Barry Souter landed his first job in a clothing store 64 years ago, the retail industry looked a lot different.

Customers were not able to browse the shelves but had to ask for clothes to be brought out from behind the counter. When a sale was made, … View more
Happy Tuesday neighbours,

When 80-year-old Barry Souter landed his first job in a clothing store 64 years ago, the retail industry looked a lot different.

Customers were not able to browse the shelves but had to ask for clothes to be brought out from behind the counter. When a sale was made, Souter had to handwrite the sale docket. And stock-taking was very much a manual task.

But through all the changes, Souter has never stopped having fun. “It’s the people that make it. Human interaction is what keeps us all going.”

Souter’s first job was at Hallensteins in Dunedin when he was 16, and he worked for Munns in Christchurch for a long time before opening his own business in Bishopdale nearly a decade ago.

Click 'Read more' below for the full story.

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26 days ago

Canterbury Tiling Plus LTD

Hassan Masoomi from Canterbury Tiling Plus LTD

We are a Christchurch based tiling business with more than 15 years of professional tiling experience. Reasonably priced tiling for commercial and residential applications including: exterior, bathrooms, kitchens, waterproofing, screed shower base, vinyl flooring, floor preparation and more!

We … View more
We are a Christchurch based tiling business with more than 15 years of professional tiling experience. Reasonably priced tiling for commercial and residential applications including: exterior, bathrooms, kitchens, waterproofing, screed shower base, vinyl flooring, floor preparation and more!

We guarantee good prices and quality workmanship that we are proud to put our name to. Offering a fast turnaround and a friendly service.

Free no obligation quote for any job!

All our services will be completed in compliance with the New Zealand Tiling standards and regulations.

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26 days ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

Read the full story here
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26 days ago

Handyman here to help!

Stephen from Master Multi-Tasker - Christchurch Handyman Services

Hey neighbours!

Busy couple of weeks for me coming out of lockdown, but great to be back in the swing of things, catching up with some regulars and helping out some new faces.

If you're in need of some handyman help, please give me a call! I'd be happy to do a free quote for you.

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Hey neighbours!

Busy couple of weeks for me coming out of lockdown, but great to be back in the swing of things, catching up with some regulars and helping out some new faces.

If you're in need of some handyman help, please give me a call! I'd be happy to do a free quote for you.

Cheers,

Steve

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27 days ago

great day for some gardening

Katherine from Bryndwr

does anyone have a hoe i could borrow and wheres the best place to get top soil i want to dig it into existing soil i have a few garden tools but not many

32 days ago

Poll: Do you think the controversial Harewood Rd cycleway should go ahead?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

The final design of Christchurch’s most controversial cycleway will not be confirmed until next year as the council makes several changes following unprecedented community feedback.

Christchurch City Council plans to build a $19 million 4.5-kilometre cycleway on Harewood Rd has … View more
Hi neighbours,

The final design of Christchurch’s most controversial cycleway will not be confirmed until next year as the council makes several changes following unprecedented community feedback.

Christchurch City Council plans to build a $19 million 4.5-kilometre cycleway on Harewood Rd has attracted 1348 submissions – more than any other cycleway in the city so far.

Plans released in January showed the council proposed to reduce Harewood Rd from four lanes to two to make way for cycle lanes, and install eight new traffic lights, including at the Breens/Gardiners intersection and at each end of the Bishopdale roundabout.

Do you think the cycleway should go ahead?

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Do you think the controversial Harewood Rd cycleway should go ahead?
  • 13.6% Yes - we need it
    13.6% Complete
  • 84.7% No - it's unnecessary
    84.7% Complete
  • 1.7% I'm undecided
    1.7% Complete
177 votes
28 days ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
Learn more

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28 days ago

Lawn mowers wanted !! Petrol

Shaun from Burnside

Hello everybody I'm after your unwanted petrol powered rotary mowers anything you have laying around that no longer starts collecting dust in your shed . I would. Be very happy to pick up running or not please and thankyou :) please message me much love.

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29 days ago

Trimming work

Edward from Bryndwr

I am looking for someone to come and trim, ideally shape these two big conifers out the front of my property. Roughly around 7 meters high. Keen to get a couple of quotes and to get it done. You will need to have your own tools to be able to reach the top. Please get in touch if this is something … View moreI am looking for someone to come and trim, ideally shape these two big conifers out the front of my property. Roughly around 7 meters high. Keen to get a couple of quotes and to get it done. You will need to have your own tools to be able to reach the top. Please get in touch if this is something that might interest you.

29 days ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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30 days ago
30 days ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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30 days ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Northwood

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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30 days ago

Notice of AGM - 1ST OCTOBER 2021 - RSVP essential

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

We are holding our annual AGM , Friday 1st of October 10am at North Chapel Methodist Church on Harewood road . Due to Level 2 restrictions we are capping attendance at 50 . If you wish to attend pls RSVP to Secretary.cabchch@gmail.com by Friday 24th of September . Please note we may not be able to… View moreWe are holding our annual AGM , Friday 1st of October 10am at North Chapel Methodist Church on Harewood road . Due to Level 2 restrictions we are capping attendance at 50 . If you wish to attend pls RSVP to Secretary.cabchch@gmail.com by Friday 24th of September . Please note we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

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33 days ago

Quake-born brewers enjoy another taste of global recognition

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Tuesday Cantabs,

The family behind a brewery born from the rubble of the Christchurch earthquakes are “in a state of disbelief” following their third win at the World Beer Awards.

Cassels & Sons has thrived in its Woolston site since the quakes struck a decade ago.

On Friday, the … View more
Happy Tuesday Cantabs,

The family behind a brewery born from the rubble of the Christchurch earthquakes are “in a state of disbelief” following their third win at the World Beer Awards.

Cassels & Sons has thrived in its Woolston site since the quakes struck a decade ago.

On Friday, the team woke to discover their American pale ale (APA) had been named the world’s best for 2021 at the World Beer Awards in the United Kingdom.

The small Garden City brewery pipped several well-known global brands with its third win in a row at the awards, leaving owner Alasdair Cassels​ in “a state of disbelief”.

Not bad from little old Woolston, eh?

Read the full story by clicking 'Read More' below.

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