Halswell, Christchurch

14 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings … View more
Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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6 hours ago

Why aren’t Kiwis switching power providers?

NZ Compare

The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit … View more
The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit baffling with so many options and not enough help. Read why Kiwis aren’t switching and the easy steps to get your power sorted before bill shock hits.

Need to keep it stress free? Call our NZ based team on 0508 226 672, it’s free!

We’re here to help you compare, save and smile!
Help me switch

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6 hours ago

Give a little kindness this winter

Trade Me

Help Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these … View moreHelp Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these charities help.

Giving is easy – just pick, click and ‘Give Now’. Trade Me takes care of the rest. 100% of the donations go to the charities – Trade Me doesn’t take a cut.
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4 days ago

The stadium: Should Christchurch put a lid on it?

The Team Reporter from The Press

A roof on Christchurch’s planned stadium is being described as key to making the venue competitive, despite its cost.

Following recently revealed cost blowouts, public feedback has been pouring in on whether Te Kaha stadium should be built as planned.

Rising construction costs have hiked the … View more
A roof on Christchurch’s planned stadium is being described as key to making the venue competitive, despite its cost.

Following recently revealed cost blowouts, public feedback has been pouring in on whether Te Kaha stadium should be built as planned.

Rising construction costs have hiked the forecast cost to build the 30,000-seat venue, described as a multi-use arena, from $533 million to $673m. Further escalations are possible.

City councillors will decide on July 14 whether to top up the budget, pause and redesign the project, or scrap it all together. Paying the extra would boost the average rates bill by $144 a year, or about $2.75 a week.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the stadium plan - and whether it should have a roof, or whether it should go ahead at all - in the comments below.

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2 days ago

Re generator

Richard from Hornby

Wanting to buy a petrol powered generator also a inverter generator not running

3 days ago

Free Tai Chi / Qigong Introduction Workshop

Sandy from Aidanfield

Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme (Sport Canterbury)

Qigong Workshop: 10 -11:45 am, Wed. 20 July
Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: 7 - 8:45 pm, Wed. 20 July

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
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Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme (Sport Canterbury)

Qigong Workshop: 10 -11:45 am, Wed. 20 July
Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: 7 - 8:45 pm, Wed. 20 July

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons Road, Aidanfield, Christchurch

Welcome to Experience Gentle, Flowing Meditative Movements with Energy Healing
Discover a great natural “medicine” to heal the body, mind and spirit
Gather the universal energy for rejuvenation
Enhancing your health, immune system, spine, flexibility, serenity, relaxation, pelvic floor muscles, core strength, energy, wellbeing and inner joy

Space limited, booking essential
Register now with Sandy: sandyjsky@gmail.com

Qigong is an ancient Chinese holistic therapy. It is the foundation to Tai Chi, but relatively simpler than Tai Chi.
Qigong includes dynamic and static forms.
Zhineng Qigong emphasises moving meditation rather than static meditation.
It uses the consciousness, body, breath, sound vibration and universal Qi(energy) to bring about a positive transformation of the body, mind and spirit.

“Since beginning Qigong, my asthma gradually got better, and my breathing has improved. I no longer take any medication for asthma.
My food intolerances have gradually resolved and I can now eat most of the foods that used to cause problems for me.
My energy levels have improved and my right hip pain is hardly noticeable.
My body feels light and I can often feel the qi moving through.
I feel much calmer and any anxiety I had is gone.”
~ Vicki Parr

“The gentle movements stretch every muscle in my body although they look very simple. My muscles feel stronger, and I am mentally stronger too. While practicing, I feel the sense of “unity with the universe.”
~ Susan Sky

“Through regular qigong practice, my back pain is healed and my spine is more flexible. I had also been suffering severe shoulder pain for months. Just like a miracle, after one qigong class the pain had gone. The pain did come back a couple of days later, but much milder. After regular practice, I am pain free. This was a wow fact for me. I LOVE the feeling of connection to the Universal Qi, and would like to share qigong with others.”
~ Graham Good

Regular Classes:
Wed
10 ~ 11:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 27 July.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Qigong beginners class starts 27 July.

Thu
10 ~ 1:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 28 July.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Tai Chi/ Qigong class starts 28 July.

Class fee for one term: $170 (10 weeks), $20 casual rate, school term
Qigong CDs, Qigong books and Tai Chi DVDs are available for your better improvement.

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6 days ago

Radio, Talkback

Avryll Dawn from Hornby

I think I may have to give up listening to talk back radio, because I am so concerned at the influence that most presenters have in expressing their personal opinions. With some listeners there seems to be an acceptance that because a certain presenter, such as John McDonald on Morning talkback, … View moreI think I may have to give up listening to talk back radio, because I am so concerned at the influence that most presenters have in expressing their personal opinions. With some listeners there seems to be an acceptance that because a certain presenter, such as John McDonald on Morning talkback, gives out a PERSONAL opinion of a particular issue that the opinion expressed is Gospel. The presenters then proceed to barely acknowledge the views of callers who oppose that opinion and give time to those callers who do agree and approve of the presenter's opinion.

It was rumoured that at the start of the Covid epidemic, that the Government paid an enormous sum to media outlets to actively promote anti Covid vaccinations and very circumspectly promote official dogma. I am not influenced by these talk back presenters, but some might be. Most presenters are extremely biased over many important issues and pass on this bias to listeners. The format of afternoon talk back with Simon and James is better because they discuss an issue and their opinions often differ, so undecided listeners can perhaps hear both sides of an issue, and also the afternoon programme is more relaxed and the presenters more personable.

Some presenters are notorious for cutting off callers who disagree with them thus only the braver callers ring in to offer a differing opinion to that of the show host. ALSO please please bring back Tony Amos for Saturday's 'In My Day" programme which I listen to whilst toiling in Gym and later on in bed before nodding off. Miles Davis would be excellent as well. And no I don't spend hours listening solely to radio talk back, but it is background whilst doing other things. Often gets switched in annoyance. Radio is good if only used to inform of a situation or particular issue, and invite callers to ring with talkback, but it is just too easy for some listeners to be swayed by personal opinions of the presenters. I do however really enjoy the catchy advert for The Tyre General, must be the same agency which does the Brakes advert.
Take care folks and keep warm.......

4 days ago

Free shoes

Lydia from Spreydon

Sitting on the footpath on Rosewarne Street. Size 5 - 11. Mixed heels and flats.

Free

4 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a … View more
Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
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5 days ago

Cattery - secure, trusted with 20 Years experience

Alison Tewnion from Ali Cats Cattery

Ali Cats Cattery - where Cats go for a vacation....
Purpose built, safe, warm (under floor heating) and secure, located in a country environment within the city limits
Charges start from only $15 per day.
www.cattery.co.nz......
Ph 03 3421424 or 0272183034
facebook - Ali Cats Cattery

5 days ago

Springtime craft

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Brighten up your life and home with these fun party cup dolls, beads of joy and blooming plant pots with your favourite Resene testpot colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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5 days ago

Get Upcycling to win in 2022!

Resene

Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go … View more
Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go all out! Check out some of the previous entires here.

Take part in the 2022 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
Find out more

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6 days ago

Free Tai Chi / Qigong Introduction Workshop

Sandy from Aidanfield

FREE Tai Chi/Qigong Introduction Workshop
Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme (Sport Canterbury)

Qigong Workshop: 10 -11:45 am, Wed. 20 July
Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: 7 - 8:45 pm, Wed. 20 July

Blue Sky Qigong … View more
FREE Tai Chi/Qigong Introduction Workshop
Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme (Sport Canterbury)

Qigong Workshop: 10 -11:45 am, Wed. 20 July
Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: 7 - 8:45 pm, Wed. 20 July

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons Road, Aidanfield, Christchurch

Welcome to Experience Gentle, Flowing Meditative Movements with Energy Healing

Discover a great natural “medicine” to heal the body, mind and spirit
Gather the universal energy for rejuvenation
Enhancing your health, immune system, spine, flexibility, serenity, relaxation, pelvic floor muscles, core strength, energy, wellbeing and inner joy

Space limited, booking essential
Register now with Sandy: sandyjsky@gmail.com

Qigong is an ancient Chinese holistic therapy. It is the foundation to Tai Chi, but relatively simpler than Tai Chi.
Qigong includes dynamic and static forms.
Zhineng Qigong emphasises moving meditation rather than static meditation.
It uses the consciousness, body, breath, sound vibration and universal Qi(energy) to bring about a positive transformation of the body, mind and spirit.

“Since beginning Qigong, my asthma gradually got better, and my breathing has improved. I no longer take any medication for asthma.
My food intolerances have gradually resolved and I can now eat most of the foods that used to cause problems for me.
My energy levels have improved and my right hip pain is hardly noticeable.
My body feels light and I can often feel the qi moving through.
I feel much calmer and any anxiety I had is gone.”
~ Vicki Parr

“The gentle movements stretch every muscle in my body although they look very simple. My muscles feel stronger, and I am mentally stronger too. While practicing, I feel the sense of “unity with the universe.”
~ Susan Sky

“Through regular qigong practice, my back pain is healed and my spine is more flexible. I had also been suffering severe shoulder pain for months. Just like a miracle, after one qigong class the pain had gone. The pain did come back a couple of days later, but much milder. After regular practice, I am pain free. This was a wow fact for me. I LOVE the feeling of connection to the Universal Qi, and would like to share qigong with others.”
~ Graham Good

Regular Classes:
Wed
10 ~ 11:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 27 July.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Qigong beginners class starts 27 July.

Thu
10 ~ 1:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 28 July.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Tai Chi/ Qigong class starts 28 July.

Class fee for one term: $170 (10 weeks), $20 casual rate, school term
Qigong CDs, Qigong books and Tai Chi DVDs are available for your better improvement.

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6 days ago

Coffee machine

Karen from Spreydon

Nespresso Breville mini pure black coffee machine used maybe twice brought just a few weeks ago so I still have warranty + milk frother just brought from Kmart also throw in coffee pods mixed also have box $120 coffee machine alone or with milk frother $140 all in excellent new condition selling … View moreNespresso Breville mini pure black coffee machine used maybe twice brought just a few weeks ago so I still have warranty + milk frother just brought from Kmart also throw in coffee pods mixed also have box $120 coffee machine alone or with milk frother $140 all in excellent new condition selling as can’t really get into coffee drinking 0272289632

Price: $140

7 days ago

Reading Tips

NumberWorks'nWords - Rolleston

Reading helps your child’s wellbeing, develops imagination, and has educational benefits too. Just a few minutes a day can have a big impact on children of all ages ?

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