Cashmere, Christchurch

15 hours ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost … View more
Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

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9 days ago

Been paying landlord rent but they don’t even own the place!

Kim from Tai Tapu

URGENT NEED HELP DESPERATELY!

*******Update*******
I have now found a new place and am moving over the next week. If there is anyone out there interested in earning some extra $ to help me move please get in touch via the phone number. Im moving out to to Oxford and anyone who has a 4wd and … View more
URGENT NEED HELP DESPERATELY!

*******Update*******
I have now found a new place and am moving over the next week. If there is anyone out there interested in earning some extra $ to help me move please get in touch via the phone number. Im moving out to to Oxford and anyone who has a 4wd and trailer would be particularly helpful.

Thanks to those who offered help and accomodation for the ducks.

*****end of update*******

I have just found out the rental property I have been paying rent to someone to for the last 9 months, (and have a tenancy agreement for) does not belong to the person I have been paying, but to the council.

I have been given 2 weeks to vacate and I have 40-50 ducks and a goose and desperately need somewhere that will take them.

If anyone can help please, please please, get in touch on 020 406 41485. In ChCh or North Canterbury.

Or if anyone knows if there is any way to appeal the council notice to give me some time to find somewhere to liveIm absolutely terrified of having no where to house my feather babies’

Not sure why the government have laws to prevent tenants being evicted on no notice if the local government can do that even though it’s got nothing to do with me that the landlord doesn’t own the land and I have been paying rent and have an agreement I signed in good faith.

I know I can take the landlord to court and probably will but right now I urgently need somewhere for me and my ducks who are like my children, to live.

9 hours ago

It's International Youth Day! ⭐

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury

We're lucky to support rangatahi across the motu through our programmes.

We do this through community-focused, positive experiential learning and mentoring programmes, that build self-confidence, resilience, improve the mental health and well-being, and support the young people to move … View more
We're lucky to support rangatahi across the motu through our programmes.

We do this through community-focused, positive experiential learning and mentoring programmes, that build self-confidence, resilience, improve the mental health and well-being, and support the young people to move towards greater independence.

To find out more, head to our website below.

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1 day ago

65-year-old says it's wrong she gets less NZ Super for being married

The Team Reporter from The Press

A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.

A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who… View more
A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.

A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who is not their spouse or partner.

“I have a friend who isn't in a relationship, but she's sharing a house, and they share all the expenses, and she's going to end up getting $172.88 more than me a fortnight which is just plain wrong,” said Daphne, who did not want her last name used for privacy concerns.

The combined fortnightly payment for a couple is $1634.64.

The Ministry of Social Development said people in a relationship were more likely to share a wider range of costs and resources than a single person living with another adult.

Read the full story here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

17 hours ago

International Youth Day

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

International Youth Day is celebrated each year on the 12th of August, to bring attention to youth issues and celebrate their potential.

The theme of International Youth Day in 2022 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health", focusing on the issues, … View more
International Youth Day is celebrated each year on the 12th of August, to bring attention to youth issues and celebrate their potential.

The theme of International Youth Day in 2022 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health", focusing on the issues, and highlighting that no effort could be successful without the participation of youth. With the support of young people, world leaders can achieve their targets.

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19 hours ago

Ombre bedside drawers

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Use Resene Colorwood stain and colour to easily refresh a dated bedside drawer unit.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Your whole retirement is our consideration

Ryman Healthcare Limited

With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in … View more
With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in apartments and townhouses, assisted living in serviced apartments, resthome care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia care.

We offer a higher ratio of care in our villages so that if your needs change, you have priority access to our care centres.
Find out more

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28 days ago

**WANTED** Cash Paid for Old Sports Programmes & Sporting Memorabilia

Michael from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

Can anyone help.. I am looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup, Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer etc to add to my collection... Also any other interesting sporting memorabilia including Dinner Menu's, metal pin … View moreCan anyone help.. I am looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup, Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer etc to add to my collection... Also any other interesting sporting memorabilia including Dinner Menu's, metal pin badges, shirts etc etc.. Please message me or email me on mjbraithwaite@xtra.co.nz

1 day ago

Wanted to buy..tubular heater..

Alan from Beckenham

Hi folks.

I am looking to buy a 230v tubular heater as per attached photo. These are the type that might have been in a passage way or bedroom to keep the chill off. Something around 600mm to 1200mm would be ideal but will consider anything. Reply on this or txt 0278955409 if preferred.
Alan.

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1 day ago

Local body elections

Graham & Christine from Kennedys Bush

Hey everyone, traditionally local body elections see a rather poor voter turnout but can I issue a heartfelt personal plea for everyone to get involved?
Apart from any other issues, climate disruption is increasingly impacting our communities, with repair/maintenance/insurance costs increasing as… View more
Hey everyone, traditionally local body elections see a rather poor voter turnout but can I issue a heartfelt personal plea for everyone to get involved?
Apart from any other issues, climate disruption is increasingly impacting our communities, with repair/maintenance/insurance costs increasing as adverse and erratic weather events multiply. And science tells us that this is just the beginning.
We need councillors who are there to represent the interests of our entire community - including our young folk and unborn generations. Let's leave our kids with a low-carbon economy and a liveable climate.

1 day ago

Camera wanted

Suzanne from Somerfield

For high school student

3 days ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Essie Summers Retirement Village

Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no … View more
Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!

If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below.

3 days ago

Did you start gardening in school?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

How many of you remember gardening in school? Hopefully, more students and teachers will be inspired by the great work being done at this amazing school.

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18 days ago

double bed

Brian from Halswell

Hi Looking for a late model Double Bed mattress and base no stains or rips can anyone help cheers Brian

5 days ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable Growing Made Easy.

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5 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Fourteen years of bingeing hell
I have noticed and been aware of food as early as I can remember. Even now, as an adult, I can recall different types of food at friends’ birthday parties as a child. When I was eight, I first became aware of my body. My stomach was sticking out and some friends I… View more
Fourteen years of bingeing hell
I have noticed and been aware of food as early as I can remember. Even now, as an adult, I can recall different types of food at friends’ birthday parties as a child. When I was eight, I first became aware of my body. My stomach was sticking out and some friends I was with, were talking about their flat tummies - I immediately pulled mine in – as we were dressed to go swimming in our togs.

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