Christchurch Central, Christchurch

12 hours ago

Meals on Wheels volunteer's car stolen while out delivering lunches

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

An 81-year-old volunteer has a message for the thief who snatched her car while she was out delivering hot lunches to the elderly and disabled – it could be your loved one left starving.

Widow Myra Brown, who donates to her time to the Meals of Wheels service, was dropping off … View more
Hi neighbours,

An 81-year-old volunteer has a message for the thief who snatched her car while she was out delivering hot lunches to the elderly and disabled – it could be your loved one left starving.

Widow Myra Brown, who donates to her time to the Meals of Wheels service, was dropping off food to a disabled woman in Woolston in Christchurch about 11am on Monday.

The service delivers meals to people who struggle to cook themselves, with volunteer drivers organised by the Red Cross.

When she returned minutes later, her white 2007 Suzuki Crossover was gone.

Read more on this story by clicking the link below.

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13 minutes ago

Time to upskill or reskill?

Competenz

Since the start of the year, we've had more than 1,500 people sign-up to become apprentices. Some of them are re-skilling from one profession into a career they love. With skills shortages in key industries, employers are hiring and offering training through the fees-free apprenticeships … View moreSince the start of the year, we've had more than 1,500 people sign-up to become apprentices. Some of them are re-skilling from one profession into a career they love. With skills shortages in key industries, employers are hiring and offering training through the fees-free apprenticeships programme.

Sign-up with Competenz to find your apprenticeship.
Find out more

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13 minutes ago

Discover Papanui’s new standout lifestyle

Oceania Healthcare

Oceania’s newest luxury village, The Bellevue, is beautifully set up for you to keep active, close to shops and the city centre.

Local resident, Kate Fraser, recently moved to The Bellevue and loves the convenience of apartment living. “When I walked in the door, I knew immediately I was … View more
Oceania’s newest luxury village, The Bellevue, is beautifully set up for you to keep active, close to shops and the city centre.

Local resident, Kate Fraser, recently moved to The Bellevue and loves the convenience of apartment living. “When I walked in the door, I knew immediately I was going to live here.” On a typical day you could start out with a barista-made coffee and a treat at the café, get in your steps at the gym, or join neighbours for a game of pool before moving to happy hour. “The village has a feeling of a resort hotel. I thought — it reminds me of that hotel in Spain.” Kate added.

Call Brenda today on 0800 333 688 and stop by for a coffee and something delicious from the chef to get a taste for The Bellevue lifestyle.

We’re just down the road at 21 Windermere Road, Papanui, Christchurch.
Find out more

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9 hours ago

SuperSeniors June

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and … View more
The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and Andrea Gaskin, Director and Founder of charity organisation Connect the Dots, about how she’s making the art scene in Auckland accessible to seniors.

There’s advice on how to eat healthy, how to get tech savvy, and updated laws for renters and landlords.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

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Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

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5 days ago

Rare Mazda 323 Station Wagon stolen

Helen from St Albans

Overnight thieves broke into my garage in Chapter Street St Albans and stole my 1978 Mazda 323 Station Wagon. The Vehicle is in mint condition and highly sought after by Boy Racers who stole the jail bar grille off it shortly after the September 4th 2010 earthquake. The garage's alarm system … View moreOvernight thieves broke into my garage in Chapter Street St Albans and stole my 1978 Mazda 323 Station Wagon. The Vehicle is in mint condition and highly sought after by Boy Racers who stole the jail bar grille off it shortly after the September 4th 2010 earthquake. The garage's alarm system was disabled by the thieves who were methodical in their burglary, as the vehicle had no battery and was being kept off the road. It anyone can assist with the successful location of the vehicle a reward will be offered for the car's recovery. It is orange and exactly like the one depicted in the photographs which is in Victoria Australia. My vehicle's number plate is JI2292

6 days ago

Kitty Cat needing loving home

Andrea from Edgeware

This is Kitty. She needs a new home without other cats as she is afraid of them. She loves cuddles. Has all shots, spade and is micro chipped.
Please message
0221505707

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3 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Monthly AEA Worldwide Web events are held on the third Sunday of each month.
For June it's Sunday 20 June at 8am.
For newcomers interested in receiving a Zoom invitation for the event, please email aeawebevent@gmail.com.
Wherever you are, whatever your problem with food, AEA can help.

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12 hours ago

Solid wooden planters

Bruce from Edgeware

Recycled wooden planters, 500x500x300 or 300x300x200 forty dollars for large and thirty dollars for a small planter

Price: $40

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1 day ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Hi Neighbours, make use of our free recruitment service and advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz. We have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your business.
Enquire through our online job board and our team will be in touch, easy!

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8 days ago

Christchurch council removes 840 rubbish bins from parks, adds 100 'smart bins'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

More than 200 Christchurch parks will be left without rubbish bins when the city council finishes removing 840 of them across the city.

About 100 “smart” bins will be installed instead, but 211 “low-use” neighbourhood parks will have their bins taken away and not returned.

The smart bins … View more
More than 200 Christchurch parks will be left without rubbish bins when the city council finishes removing 840 of them across the city.

About 100 “smart” bins will be installed instead, but 211 “low-use” neighbourhood parks will have their bins taken away and not returned.

The smart bins are bigger and are equipped with sensor technology that provides the council’s maintenance contractor with daily information on how full each bin is.

Council head of parks Andrew Rutledge​ said the data meant the contractor only needed to send crews out to empty the bins when required, saving time and money.

In areas without bins, the council encouraged people to take any rubbish home with them, and put it in their red wheelie bin.

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1 day ago

Study participants needed – Men 45-55 years old

Zoe from Christchurch Central

A big thanks to those that have responded or taken part already!

I still currently need participants for my PhD study. I am looking for healthy people to come into my office (in Christchurch CBD) for around an hour, on two occasions, to complete some pen and paper activities with me (fun ones … View more
A big thanks to those that have responded or taken part already!

I still currently need participants for my PhD study. I am looking for healthy people to come into my office (in Christchurch CBD) for around an hour, on two occasions, to complete some pen and paper activities with me (fun ones according to previous participants!).

Part of what we do, is to recruit healthy participants who match with the patients on age and gender. This is so we can try to rule out any effects differences in these may have on results. So far I haven’t been able to source enough men aged 45-55 to take part.

This is a volunteer opportunity, but you will also receive $50 petrol vouchers as compensation for your time and travel.

If you are interested please email me at the details on the poster (or visit the website listed) rather than commenting here as I will need to send you an information sheet to read over and go through some screening questions

Thanks!

Zoe

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2 days ago

RMHC® New Zealand Annual Appeal

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Help us house families with hospitalised children. Join the fight to fund a night. Find out more

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4 days ago

Christmas parade cancelled again

Andrew from Shirley

What are your thoughts about this. Is the parade something we want to see back up and running for our children. Do we scrap the main parade and keep our small community parades going.

What are your thoughts as the voice of the garden city.

4 days ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

28 days ago

Wanting to buy Moped Scooter

Ken from Mairehau

Must be in good working order WOF and Rego
Phone Ken 03-385 2877

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