Heathcote Valley, Christchurch

9 hours ago

Motorbike joy for boy who sold $5 note for $1000

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

After finding a faded $5 note in the sea and selling it on Trade Me for $1000, a Selwyn youngster has fulfilled his dream of owning a motorbike – just like his dad.

The extraordinary chain of events began when Zayne Hinton found the cash floating beside him at Christchurch's Sumner Beach.

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After finding a faded $5 note in the sea and selling it on Trade Me for $1000, a Selwyn youngster has fulfilled his dream of owning a motorbike – just like his dad.

The extraordinary chain of events began when Zayne Hinton found the cash floating beside him at Christchurch's Sumner Beach.

The 7-year-old grabbed it and while heading home, his dad, Brad Hinton, suggested they try and sell it online.

They hoped they might be able to double it with a $10 bid, but as the days went by the offers flooded in. Read more here.

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1 day ago

What are your plans for back-to-back days above 30 degrees?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Monday Christchurch,

It's set to be a scorcher of a week in The Garden City.

MetService's seven-day forecast says Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to hit highs of 35 and 32 degrees respectively – well over January's average maximum temperature of 23 degrees.

A high of … View more
Happy Monday Christchurch,

It's set to be a scorcher of a week in The Garden City.

MetService's seven-day forecast says Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to hit highs of 35 and 32 degrees respectively – well over January's average maximum temperature of 23 degrees.

A high of 28 degrees is forecast for Monday (today).

How will you make the most of (or avoid) the heat this week?

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1 day ago

Covid 19

Mary from Woolston

I think it's time for our boarders to be closed, we do not need to go threw leavel 4 again. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STOP BRING SICK PEOPLE INTO OUR COUNTRY!!!

12 hours ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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4 days ago

Poll: Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.

The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams … View more
Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.

The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams racing identical hydrofoiling catamarans at speeds of up to 50 knots (100kmh).

Olympic and world champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will head New Zealand’s first entry in the event. Also competing will be Sir Ben Ainslie, skippering the British boat, and Australian Jimmy Spithill piloting for the United States.

Will you be watching?

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Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?
  • 58% Yes
    58% Complete
  • 32.7% No
    32.7% Complete
  • 9.2% I'm undecided
    9.2% Complete
498 votes
1 day ago

Free legal clinic - Immigration - this Thursday at Hornby community Centre

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Citizens advice bureau is starting a new clinic – First one this January – 28th from 6.15pm at Hornby Community Centre
.This clinic is run by a specialist immigration lawyer who is experienced in Immigration law.
If you have an immigration issue which you need legal help to solve, then our … View more
Citizens advice bureau is starting a new clinic – First one this January – 28th from 6.15pm at Hornby Community Centre
.This clinic is run by a specialist immigration lawyer who is experienced in Immigration law.
If you have an immigration issue which you need legal help to solve, then our clinic could be a great starting point. Our lawyer will listen to the issue, let you know whether you have a legal case and give you information to get you started. To book your place phone our West Branch 03 349 5236.

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3 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
Sign up now

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7 days ago

Dogs on a leash.

David from Woolston

I think all dogs should be on a leash when walking on the footpath. What does everone think?

6 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

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We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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4 days ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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4 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

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4 days ago

Ceramic ornaments

Dave from Waltham

All good condition offers

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Porcelain dolls

Dave from Waltham

Asorted franklin mint dolls all good condition offers

Negotiable

5 days ago

How to make colourful coasters

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your… View more
Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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5 days ago

Tandem trailer

Dave from Waltham

See description in pics

Price: $3,250

6 days ago

We Say, You Say: Canine Cafes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

What's your opinion on dog-friendly businesses?

The number of dog friendly businesses in the Canterbury region are on the rise with over 30 cafes allowing dog owners to dine with their canines.

The decision is the business owner’s rather than council's, and the … View more
Hi Canterbury,

What's your opinion on dog-friendly businesses?

The number of dog friendly businesses in the Canterbury region are on the rise with over 30 cafes allowing dog owners to dine with their canines.

The decision is the business owner’s rather than council's, and the only requirement is dogs must be at least three metres away from the kitchen.

You can find the full list of dog-friendly businesses by clicking 'Read more'.

Share your thoughts (and other businesses we haven't listed) below and please write NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Northern Outlook.
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