Halswell, Christchurch

1 day ago

Do you support the teachers' strike?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Do you think primary teachers and principals should be striking? Thousands of teachers have taken industrial action on Wednesday, with dozens of rallies planned around the country. They aim to gain attention for better pay, conditions and incentives to attract new teachers. …View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you think primary teachers and principals should be striking? Thousands of teachers have taken industrial action on Wednesday, with dozens of rallies planned around the country. They aim to gain attention for better pay, conditions and incentives to attract new teachers. Although about 30,000 people in the profession are involved in the strike, not everyone agrees with it.

So, what are your thoughts on the strike? Do you think teachers deserve better pay? Or should they have stayed around the negotiating table for longer? Are you a teacher or parent with views on the topic? Let us know in the replies!

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/comments used on Stuff)

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9 days ago

Poll: Would you agree to stop watering your garden if it meant chlorine-free drinking water?

Neighbourly from Neighbourly.co.nz

Christchurch residents have been given a stark choice – cut your water use or put up with chlorinated water for longer. The city council has finalised its plans to upgrade 72 of the city's wells. When that work is completed it will mean about two-thirds of the city's water supply will …View moreChristchurch residents have been given a stark choice – cut your water use or put up with chlorinated water for longer. The city council has finalised its plans to upgrade 72 of the city's wells. When that work is completed it will mean about two-thirds of the city's water supply will be unchlorinated.

However, the timing of the works will depend on the availability of drilling machines and specialist contractors. It is also constrained by the number of wells that can be taken out of service, especially over the summer months when there is a high demand for water.

Unless people are willing to cut back on their water use, they won't be able to do much work over summer. The council may also have to resume using the below ground well heads we've shut off, which means water from those pump stations will have to be chlorinated.

Read more here

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Would you agree to stop watering your garden if it meant chlorine-free drinking water?
  • 60.3% Yes
    60.3% Complete
  • 34.1% No
    34.1% Complete
  • 5.6% Other (comment below)
    5.6% Complete
1266 votes
3 days ago

Council seeks feedback on extending slow speed zone

The Team from Christchurch City Council

We’re proposing to extend the central city’s 30km/h slow speed zones – and make short sections of Oxford Terrace and Antigua Street near the Hospital 10km/h.
Consultation opens today, so have your say!
For more information, check out our Newsline story: bit.ly...

ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2886

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9 hours ago

Don’t put up with high electricity bills this winter!

energyclubnz

We know you have other things to worry about these winter months, and a high electricity bill shouldn’t be one of them. To help you save this winter, we have put together a list of the top five power hungry home appliances which might be the reason for your high power bill this month.

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We know you have other things to worry about these winter months, and a high electricity bill shouldn’t be one of them. To help you save this winter, we have put together a list of the top five power hungry home appliances which might be the reason for your high power bill this month.

Click here to check out the list!

To see even more savings on your power, switch to energyclubnz today and you’ll receive a $50 account credit PLUS a free 6 month NZ House and Garden magazine subscription.
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1 day ago

Woodcrafter wanted for 4 items

Andrea from Aidanfield

Hi there,
Please see pictures - would someone on here be able to build me these items? I plan to pay a proper price, but it would be really cool if someone local could build them for me. The first picture is a set of shelves that you can take apart, and the third I'm meaning the boxes. …View more
Hi there,
Please see pictures - would someone on here be able to build me these items? I plan to pay a proper price, but it would be really cool if someone local could build them for me. The first picture is a set of shelves that you can take apart, and the third I'm meaning the boxes. I'm wanting one set of shelves, 3 business card holders and 3 or 5 of the boxes (depending on price). Thanks!

8 days ago

Video: Is it OK to park your car in someone's driveway?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi Chistchurch,

Have you ever arrived home to find someone else parked in your driveway? Do you think it's OK to park your car in someone's driveway if you're in a hurry? Our reporter looked into the issue and decided the answer was "No, no, no!" …View more
Hi Chistchurch,

Have you ever arrived home to find someone else parked in your driveway? Do you think it's OK to park your car in someone's driveway if you're in a hurry? Our reporter looked into the issue and decided the answer was "No, no, no!" Click here to read his reasons why.

So what are your thoughts on the topic? Do you agree or disagree with our reporter? Let us know your parking experiences in the replies!
(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/comments used on Stuff).

2 days ago

Action plan to tackle alcohol-related harm

The Team from Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch Alcohol Action Plan aims to reduce alcohol-related injury and illness, reduce harm caused to children and shift attitudes away from harmful drinking.
For more on the joint Council, Police and CDHB strategy, head to Newsline: bit.ly...

ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2890

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3 days ago

Nominate your 2018 Gardener of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Previous winners have come from your neighbourhoods, which is obviously not short of great gardeners doing great things for their communities. Surely you've got another winner amongst you! Nominate a gardener who has inspired you, and you could win yourself a prize as well! Nominations close …View morePrevious winners have come from your neighbourhoods, which is obviously not short of great gardeners doing great things for their communities. Surely you've got another winner amongst you! Nominate a gardener who has inspired you, and you could win yourself a prize as well! Nominations close Aug 18. Meanwhile, take a look at last year's winners, Rebekah Manley Campbell and Samantha Claire.

stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/105048125/nominate-the-2018-gardener-of-the-year

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22 hours ago

SAMSUNG DOUBLE DOOR FRIDGE FREEZER

Joanne from Halswell

SAMSUNG DOUBLE DOOR FRIDGE FREEZER
$1,000
Christchurch, New Zealand
Samsung double door fridge feezer.
3 years old. Excellent condition.
Samsung SRS690GDLS 690L Ice & Water Side by Side Fridge Freezer

• Twin cooling technology
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SAMSUNG DOUBLE DOOR FRIDGE FREEZER
$1,000
Christchurch, New Zealand
Samsung double door fridge feezer.
3 years old. Excellent condition.
Samsung SRS690GDLS 690L Ice & Water Side by Side Fridge Freezer

• Twin cooling technology
• Multi flow cooling
• Space Technology
• Digital Inverter
• Tower LED
• Water filter & Ice Dispense
• Auto Moisture Drawer
• Spill resistant Tempered glass

No faults or damages. Very good condition. 690 litres
Dimension are: 910 wide 690 deep ( including handles 740) 1780 high
The ice , water fliter has never been used, never got around to hooking it up.
• Space Technology

• Digital Inverter
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• Tower LED

• Water filter & Ice Dispense

• Auto Moisture Drawer

• Spill resistant Tempered glass



No faults or damages. Very good condition. 690 litres

Dimension are: 910 wide 690 deep ( including handles 740) 1780 high

The ice , water fliter has never been used, never got around to hooking it up.

Price: $1,000

1 day ago

Mall access in safety spotlight

The Team from Christchurch City Council

There’s less than a week left to have your say on proposed safety improvements to Barrington Street. It only takes a few minutes, so head to our website and let us know your thoughts! bit.ly...

ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2877

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1 day ago

PM joins women’s suffrage celebration

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Christchurch, the birthplace of the suffrage movement in New Zealand, will host the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage celebrations here next month.
For more on the special event, head to Newsline: bit.ly...

ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/2901

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1 day ago

Get one third of your school donation back. It's easy!

Luke from Schoolrebates.co.nz

Have you paid a donation to a school in the last 5 years?

Did you know you can claim one third of this back? We've helped thousands of parents just like you get back their school donation rebate, easily, quickly and online. We can get lost receipts for you too!

To date …View more
Have you paid a donation to a school in the last 5 years?

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1 day ago

Nature up close at Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum

Erlend Haarberg snapped this pair of mountain hares scrapping over food one night in Norway. His arresting image is on display now at Canterbury Museum alongside almost 100 others as part of the exhibition ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’.

The photographs, which are on loan from …View more
Erlend Haarberg snapped this pair of mountain hares scrapping over food one night in Norway. His arresting image is on display now at Canterbury Museum alongside almost 100 others as part of the exhibition ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’.

The photographs, which are on loan from London’s Natural History Museum, showcase the incredible diversity of the natural world and tell important conservation stories. ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ is free to visit, and it’s on until 18 November.
Find out more!

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11 days ago

get well gift

Lynda from Halswell

get well gift $12
Visiting someone in hospital or a friend/family member who is ill. Then this original get well gift could be just the thing to cheer them up.
Penguins decoupaged onto a up-cycled jar and a get well balloon attached.

Small enough not to take up much room ideal for a hospital…View more
get well gift $12
Visiting someone in hospital or a friend/family member who is ill. Then this original get well gift could be just the thing to cheer them up.
Penguins decoupaged onto a up-cycled jar and a get well balloon attached.

Small enough not to take up much room ideal for a hospital locker but still big enough to make an impact.

Cheaper than flowers and will last longer.

Pick up Halswell

Price: $12

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1 day ago

Flatmate Needed

Jane from Spreydon

I am looking for an older lady as a replacement flatmate for the 6 months left on the lease of our lovely 3 bedroom house near Neville St off Barrington Rd. My current flatmate is staying on so you will have the choice of 2 large rooms, garage parking with remote control. Shower and bath in …View moreI am looking for an older lady as a replacement flatmate for the 6 months left on the lease of our lovely 3 bedroom house near Neville St off Barrington Rd. My current flatmate is staying on so you will have the choice of 2 large rooms, garage parking with remote control. Shower and bath in spacious bathroom. Two lounges and 2 toilets. If this sounds like you, I would love to show you around.

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