Cashmere, Christchurch

4 hours ago

Poll: Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether … View more
Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether to investigate a two-year public transport free-fare trial to start from mid-next year.

ECan councillor John Sunckell​, who requested the vote along with fellow councillor Megan Hands, said ECan had not been “heroic” enough in looking at public transport options within Christchurch.

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

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Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?
  • 20% Yes definitely
    20% Complete
  • 18.8% Yes but only on a trial basis first
    18.8% Complete
  • 58.8% No, it will cost ratepayers too much
    58.8% Complete
  • 2.4% Not sure/something else (tell us in the comments)
    2.4% Complete
85 votes
4 minutes ago

A love of learning!

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

At NumberWorks'nWords we create a learning environment that children love to come to.

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20 minutes ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Essie Summers Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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10 hours ago

Win a $20k advertising package

2Degrees

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving Canterbury businesses the chance to win a $20,000 advertising package.

Apply before 14th March at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal

T&Cs apply
Find out more

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14 hours ago

Ferrymead Lions PEA STRAW Sale. Saturday 27th March

Bernard Godden from Ferrymead Lions Club

Yes, it's that time of year. Get your garden prepped for the winter.
Why not come along and give us a hand a week on Saturday?

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14 hours ago

Ferrymead Lions PEA STRAW Sale. 27th March

Bernard Godden from Ferrymead Lions Club

Sumner & Redcliffs peastraw Autumn sale. Give your garden an autumn treat. Help protect your plants over the winter and improve the soil condition. Also compost and fertiliser at bargain prices!

Peastraw poster 27th March Neigh. etc.docx Download View

1 day ago

New seminar for migrants this Thursday

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go … View more
Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go overseas?
Overseas pensions and their effect on NZ Superannuation
Going into a Rest Home and Residential Care Subsidy
Disability Allowance
Living Alone Payment
What can the spouse receive when they are under 65 and the partner receives NZ Superannuation?
Accommodation Supplement
Please note that registrations are ESSENTIAL to ensure we meet attendance requirements. The seminar will go ahead at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2, with appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices in place. To register, email migrant.cabchch@gmail.com or zhonghuasoc@gmail.com.

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20 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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20 hours ago

SRA Meeting

Julie Tobbell from Somerfield Residents Association

A reminder that our first Somerfield Residents Association Meeting is on tonight at Somerfield Community Centre, 47 Studholme St, from 7.30pm.
The Agenda is attached and we welcome anyone to join us tonight or any future meeting.
Have a great day and please contact me if you ever have any concerns… View more
A reminder that our first Somerfield Residents Association Meeting is on tonight at Somerfield Community Centre, 47 Studholme St, from 7.30pm.
The Agenda is attached and we welcome anyone to join us tonight or any future meeting.
Have a great day and please contact me if you ever have any concerns or new ideas for SRA to assist with.
Our First SRA Newsletter for 2021 hopes to be printed and delivered soon. Our apologies for not having it out earlier - like we planned.

Also attached is a reminder for the Leitch St Community Sale and the Barrington Street road works currently happening.

Warm Regards Julie Tobbell.

SRA Chairperson.
Cell 027 272 1063

SRA Agenda 2021 March 8th.pdf Download View

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1 day ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00
HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our … View more
100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00
HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our delicious and extremely popular Honey Dew Drops - great for soothing sore throats. These are available in Blackcurrant, Lemon and Mint. JUST $9.50 per box or 3 boxes for $24.00 (for a limited time)

BEESWAX available for those Food Wraps, wood/leather polish or to use as a lubricant/waterproofing agent 100g JUST $5.00 or 1kg for just $20.00

HONEY COMB 300g $17.50 or 2 for $25.00

BLACKCURRANT + HONEY SPREAD ($15.00 for 375gm) and BLACKCURRANT + HONEY CONCENTRATE ($10.00 for 250ml).

We also have great gift ideas, including HONEY GIFT BOXES made up of 3 x 140g glass jars (1* Manuka; 1* Honey Dew; 1* Creamed Clover) in a lovely gift box - JUST $20.00

PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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1 day ago

HOMED Saturday March 6th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Wow! check out all the amazing listings that hit the market this week!

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1 day ago

HOMED Saturday February 27th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Check out all things Christchurch and property below...

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1 day ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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3 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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4 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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6 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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