Heathcote Valley, Christchurch

22 hours ago

TIME names Christchurch and Northland among 'world's greatest places'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch and Northland have both made TIME’s list of the “World’s Greatest Places of 2021”.

The New York-based magazine and website drew upon its global network of correspondents and contributors to compile the 100-strong list “as a tribute to the people and businesses at the … View more
Christchurch and Northland have both made TIME’s list of the “World’s Greatest Places of 2021”.

The New York-based magazine and website drew upon its global network of correspondents and contributors to compile the 100-strong list “as a tribute to the people and businesses at the forefront” of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries so badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Christchurch was commended for its ongoing transformation in the wake of the earthquake that reduced much of the city to rubble a decade ago.

While the rebuild is not complete, TIME contributor Jessica Wynne Lockhart noted vacant lots were “regularly filled with creative and interactive installations such as hammock forests and a coin-operated dance floor.”

Do you think Christchurch is one of the world's greatest places? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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19 hours ago

Sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next … View more
Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, some of the world’s best athletes competing in a range of sports will battle it out in Tokyo in the hopes of walking away with a medal.

So get your New Zealand flags and popcorn ready and sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter to have all the highlights, talking points, medal tally and analysis delivered to your inbox every day. Click here.

We'll also be live blogging our Kiwi athletes' events every day of the Games. Just bookmark this page to stay up to date.

4 hours ago

Secure your bull team now with no upfront cost!

PGG Wrightson

Apply for a Defer-A-Bull purchase agreement today – a simple, cost effective solution when sourcing your dairy service bulls.

Secure your bull team early with no repayments until bulls are sold.
Find out more

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13 hours ago

Poll: Do you think Christchurch's new stadium seats should be reduced?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

A majority of city leaders have decided to reduce the capacity of Christchurch’s new stadium, from 30,000 seats to a minimum of 25,000, to bring the project in on budget.

Councillors and senior staff attended the extraordinary meeting on Thursday morning to decide on a design … View more
Hi neighbours,

A majority of city leaders have decided to reduce the capacity of Christchurch’s new stadium, from 30,000 seats to a minimum of 25,000, to bring the project in on budget.

Councillors and senior staff attended the extraordinary meeting on Thursday morning to decide on a design change to the stadium after it was publicly revealed the original preferred concept, which could have up to 30,000 seats, would have been over budget by up to $131.4 million.

A majority of councillors endorsed the staff recommendation to lower the number of seats to 25,000 – but designers have been directed to try and find efficiencies moving forward to get the capacity to about 27,500.

Let us know your thoughts below.

Full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you think Christchurch's new stadium seats should be reduced?
  • 14.8% Yes
    14.8% Complete
  • 82.7% No
    82.7% Complete
  • 2.5% I'm undecided
    2.5% Complete
81 votes
1 day ago

Hosting All Blacks at smaller stadium could cost Christchurch $1.2 million

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The city council is holding an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss changing the preliminary design after it emerged the original concept – with a seating capacity of up to 30,000 – would blow the budget by $131.4m. A venue with 5000 fewer seats is now being mooted.

By adopting the new… View more
The city council is holding an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss changing the preliminary design after it emerged the original concept – with a seating capacity of up to 30,000 – would blow the budget by $131.4m. A venue with 5000 fewer seats is now being mooted.

By adopting the new stadium design concept, securing a major test match – against the likes of Australia, South Africa and the Lions – would require the city to pay an incentive fee, up to about $1.2 million.

With 30,000 seats, it is understood the fee could be closer $800,000.

Read more here.

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3 days ago

SCAMMER on Marketplace

Deb from Phillipstown

DONT pay up front for dry blue gum firewood seller has scammed me and then found same scam on following days..police have decided to investigate as so many getting scammed DONT hes selling 100$ square mt of bluegum dry...

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13 hours ago

Police Training Exercise

John from Bromley

Kia ora John,

"STG training in Canterbury District"
As part of our regular training for our specialist teams, Police will be conducting training exercises in Canterbury District during the week 26-31 July.

The exercises will take place in the New Brighton, Shirley, Riccarton and … View more
Kia ora John,

"STG training in Canterbury District"
As part of our regular training for our specialist teams, Police will be conducting training exercises in Canterbury District during the week 26-31 July.

The exercises will take place in the New Brighton, Shirley, Riccarton and Ashburton areas.

Our specialist teams undertake this type of tactical training regularly at various locations across New Zealand.

During the training exercises, there will be a visible police presence in the areas mentioned, including staff carrying firearms.

Members of the public in these areas may also hear loud bangs or other noises such as breaking glass coming from the venues.

Police would like to reassure the public that there is no cause for alarm.

We also acknowledge that these types of training exercises could not happen without the support of our local communities, including community organisations that provide facilities for our use.

We thank them for their assistance and cooperation.

Locations of training exercises:

· Monday-Tuesday - New Brighton

· Wednesday-Thursday - Ashburton

· Friday - Shirley and Riccarton

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre.



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16 hours ago

Do you have a great spinach recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for spinach recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before July 26, 2021.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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17 hours ago

Community conversations.

Sarah from Waltham

Community Conversations
National policy statement on urban development presented by Duncan Webb Labour MP for Christchurch Central

Thursday 29 July 2021 from 6pm, Room 10 at the Phillipstown Community Hub

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18 hours ago

Red Cross Retooled Clothes Swap Pop Shop

Charlotte from Opawa - Saint Martins

This great event is happening again at ARA, Institute of Canterbury on Friday 13th August. There'll be a clothes swap, a pop up Op shop, upcycling workshops, an upcycled Art auction and fashion exhibition plus live entertainment and refreshments. It is a ticketed event and all proceeds from … View moreThis great event is happening again at ARA, Institute of Canterbury on Friday 13th August. There'll be a clothes swap, a pop up Op shop, upcycling workshops, an upcycled Art auction and fashion exhibition plus live entertainment and refreshments. It is a ticketed event and all proceeds from the event go to New Zealand Red Cross.
Tickets can be purchased here:
www.redcross.org.nz...

Retooled poster 2021.pdf Download View

20 hours ago

Rose Hughes’ latest project gives an old wooden crate a charming second life.

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Give an old wooden crate a charming second life with Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Navy Band In Concert

Royal New Zealand Navy Band

Kia Ora Christchurch, The Navy Band is heading south for a special, one-night-only concert in Christchurch's James Hay Theatre.

Join us for a night showcasing of all that the Navy Band can do. Featuring brilliant overtures, classic military marches, some fantastic soloists, three wonderful … View more
Kia Ora Christchurch, The Navy Band is heading south for a special, one-night-only concert in Christchurch's James Hay Theatre.

Join us for a night showcasing of all that the Navy Band can do. Featuring brilliant overtures, classic military marches, some fantastic soloists, three wonderful singers and our famous Big Band. There will be songs you know and love alongside music composed just for the Navy Band to tell our story and the story of your Navy.

Tickets are available from Ticketek and start from just $10

I look forward to seeing you there,

Petty Officer, Philip Wiley
RNZN Band
Book now

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1 day ago

Bowel screening is on its way!

West Coast District Health Board

If you are 60–74 years old, look out for the kit. When you receive it, use it, attach the unique label that identifies the sample as yours and post it back straight away together with the consent form dated for the date you used the kit.

Put simply – this little kit could save your life.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Record number of people attend Christchurch Brick Show

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Last weekend's show at Christchurch Arena featured more than 200 LEGO exhibits of iconic buildings, recognisable landscapes and movie scenes.

One exhibit was a microscale model of the Christchurch Museum and The Arts Centre, Te Matatiki Toi Ora, as well as a section of the Botanical Gardens … View more
Last weekend's show at Christchurch Arena featured more than 200 LEGO exhibits of iconic buildings, recognisable landscapes and movie scenes.

One exhibit was a microscale model of the Christchurch Museum and The Arts Centre, Te Matatiki Toi Ora, as well as a section of the Botanical Gardens and a row of historic houses.

Organiser Treena-Marie Aldridge said this year’s show featured the biggest exhibits ever displayed since the Christchurch Brick Show began in 2012.

The Brick Show was cancelled in 2020 and the exhibits for this year were at least two years in the making.

About 22,000 people went through the door over the two days, a record number, organisers said.

The next Christchurch Brick Show will be held on July 16 and 17 next year.

Did you go along this year?

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2 days ago

Peter William’s Natural Joint Secret

Koru Nutrition

Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast … View more
Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast acting and long lasting. It has become NZ’s #1 fastest growing topical joint and muscle support cream and I can see why.”

“Ask for Koru Nutrition’s Koru FX cream next time you’re in the pharmacy and try it for yourself.”
Find out more

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5 days ago

Engineering apprenticeship available in Canterbury

Competenz

Hey Canterbury! We have a great apprenticeship opportunity for you - Pei Group are looking for a light fabrication apprentice to join their team.
You’ll be working alongside experience qualified team members to support you through your apprenticeship.
Apply today!

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