818 days ago

BROWN PAPER BAG APPEAL IS HERE!

Jayne Mulligan from Christchurch City Mission

How it works: You can find the bags in The Press during the week of the 2nd July, or at your local New World stores. Ask one the New World team where the bags are if you can't spot them! Or pick them up from our reception at Hereford Street.
All you have to do is fill it with non-perishable items, such as canned goods, dried pasta, rice and cereals, as well as toiletries and female hygiene items.
Once you've filled your bag, all you have to do is drop it off to either your local New World or to our reception on Hereford Street.
Each bag is helping real people in real need, thank you for your support.

Why we need your help: Last month our Foodbank experienced a 34% increase in the number of food parcels we gave out, compared to the previous year. And June has already been another busy month. We are asking you all to help us look after the families and people of Christchurch that need food support over the next few months.

We are facing a very real shortage of canned goods; staples like spaghetti, baked beans and canned fruit. Packets of pasta, rice, and noodles are in short supply, and so are essentials like sanitary items and toiletries.

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1 day ago

New world stanmore

Carrie from Richmond

To the man that was vilified at stanmore mew world I know you had hay fever you covered your mouth. I should have stood up for you a big sorry

3 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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4 days ago

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail will include penguins painted by 50 established and up and coming artists and they will be in place for nine weeks, giving locals and visitors the chance to see them all.

Among the artists taking part is Indonesian artist Zulfirman Syah who survived the March 15 mosque attacks.

Stuff is inviting you to help commission one of the sculptures by voting for your favourite from five design finalists. Voting can be done here from midday on Monday until midday on Sunday, September 27.

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