Hillmorton, Christchurch

16 hours ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making … View more
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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14 hours ago

DOGWATCH SHOP-can you donate goods

Joanne from Halswell

Hi everyone. My daughter was at the Dogwatch shop, said they were in need of donated goods household goods, clothes etc. She said the shop was busy but they definately are in need of donations. I would be happy to take anything you would like to donate, as their shop is in New Brighton, it probably… View moreHi everyone. My daughter was at the Dogwatch shop, said they were in need of donated goods household goods, clothes etc. She said the shop was busy but they definately are in need of donations. I would be happy to take anything you would like to donate, as their shop is in New Brighton, it probably is a bit far for most. You could drop off to me, or I would be happy to pick up. It is for such a good cause, Dogwatch do an amazing job, and I am not sure what happens to stuff after we put it in the clothing bins. Thanks for your time, Jo

12 hours ago

If you are renovating, you need to talk to us!

John Harris from Aspiring Kitchens & More

Hello neighbours!
Outstanding kitchen & bathroom renovations start with Aspiring Kitchens & More.
Our in-house, NKBA designer will work closely with you to achieve a fantastic, functional kitchen. We have a full team of trusted, qualified tradesmen, (including an innovative architect and … View more
Hello neighbours!
Outstanding kitchen & bathroom renovations start with Aspiring Kitchens & More.
Our in-house, NKBA designer will work closely with you to achieve a fantastic, functional kitchen. We have a full team of trusted, qualified tradesmen, (including an innovative architect and engineer) all professionally project managed, so this family business is big enough to cope - small enough to care!
We're your local company too!
Call us now for your next project.

Tel: 0800202171

www.aspiringkitchens.co.nz...

13 hours ago

Free Business Admin (Level 3) Course

Vision Christchurch

Gain the skills and knowledge needed for your future employment with our FREE Business Administration Course (Level 3). The course covers basic computer skills training, business report writing, communication skills, and more. Call us at 0800 834 834 or visit our website to enrol.

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15 hours ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL 100% RAW 100% PURE 100% KIWI.

Blackcurrant & Honey Spread and Blackcurrant and Honey Concentrate.

Beechwood Honey Dew combined with the juice of Blackcurrants to create a taste sensation! There are 2 great options.....

(1) Blackcurrant & Honey Spread ($15.00 for 375gm) – … View more
100% NATURAL 100% RAW 100% PURE 100% KIWI.

Blackcurrant & Honey Spread and Blackcurrant and Honey Concentrate.

Beechwood Honey Dew combined with the juice of Blackcurrants to create a taste sensation! There are 2 great options.....

(1) Blackcurrant & Honey Spread ($15.00 for 375gm) – great for spreading on your toast, crumpets, drizzling over porridge, ice cream, waffles, pancakes, adding to your smoothies for a real taste hit, add boiling water for a delicious fruit drink or my personal favourite – the jar and a spoon! [Ingredients: Pure Canterbury Beechwood Honey Dew, Canterbury Blackcurrant Concentrate, Fructose Sugar (1.9%)]

(2) Blackcurrant & Honey Concentrate ($10.00 for 250ml) – just add water, hot or cold to taste. This is perfect for refreshing drinks, a topping over your ice cream, in smoothies, desserts, over your breakfast cereal or freezing for ice blocks for the kids. Add hot water for a delicious fruit drink - yum!

FREE DELIVERY IN HALSWELL AREA (FOR ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $75.00) OR PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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15 hours ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our … View more
100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our delicious and extremely popular Honey Dew Drops - great for soothing sore throats. These are available in Blackcurrant, Lemon and Mint. JUST $9.50 per box or 3 boxes for $24.00 (for a limited time)

BEESWAX available for those Food Wraps, wood/leather polish or to use as a lubricant/waterproofing agent 100g JUST $5.00 or 1kg for just $20.00

HONEY COMB 300g $17.50 or 2 for $25.00

We also have great gift ideas, including HONEY GIFT BOXES made up of 3 x 140g glass jars (1* Manuka; 1* Honey Dew; 1* Creamed Clover) in a lovely gift box - JUST $20.00

FREE DELIVERY IN HALSWELL AREA (FOR ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $75.00) OR PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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6 days ago

New $5 million bridge for Heathcote River at Brougham St/SH76

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

KiwiRail is replacing a double track bridge across the Heathcote River next to Brougham Street "as it has come to the end of its useful life."

The approximate cost of the new bridge is $5 million. The project started in August 2020 and will run to July 2021.

"KiwiRail is committed … View more
KiwiRail is replacing a double track bridge across the Heathcote River next to Brougham Street "as it has come to the end of its useful life."

The approximate cost of the new bridge is $5 million. The project started in August 2020 and will run to July 2021.

"KiwiRail is committed to raising the standard of our rail lines, bridges and tunnels across the country. This will enable KiwiRail to offer better and more reliable train services for our customers, and move more of New Zealand’s growing freight task onto rail."

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1 day ago

Carpet Layer needed

Lisa from Aidanfield

I need a carpet layer to lay a conservatory and small room with garage carpet. I have the carpet, just need it installed and need it done soon. Can anyone recommend anyone?

1 day ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

1 day ago

$ 5 Crispy Chicken (normally $14)

Stacey Cameron from Coriander's Bush Inn

Want to get our $14 Coriander’s Crispy Chicken for just $5?
Show this coupon to the staff at any of the Coriander's Restaurants. City, Bush Inn and Rolleston. Sumner opening 1st October.

Valid on dine in only.

Negotiable

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3 days ago

Parkstone Retirement Village Open Day!

Bupa Parkstone Retirement Village

Come along to our Open Day on Saturday from 1-2 PM and see what life is like at a Bupa Retirement Village. Ask about our $15k Harvey Norman spending spree promotion for your new home!

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4 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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6 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

4 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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4 days ago

Maori language week - E toru ngā kiriata i te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Three films for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020, Christchurch Art Gallery are screening Shannon Te Ao’s What was or could be today (again) (2019), Louise Potiki Bryant’s Roto (2017), and Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau’s Ōtākaro (2016). The three films in this programme picture bodies of wai … View moreTo celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020, Christchurch Art Gallery are screening Shannon Te Ao’s What was or could be today (again) (2019), Louise Potiki Bryant’s Roto (2017), and Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau’s Ōtākaro (2016). The three films in this programme picture bodies of wai māori (fresh water) through which te reo bubbles up. 3-4pm.
The screening is tomorrow (Saturday 19th) at 3pm and is free to attend - see link below for more information.

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5 days ago

Calls for 'drifters' corner' in Christchurch to be changed before someone is killed

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Three crashes within 24 hours on a newly redesigned Christchurch road has residents concerned the “drifters’ corner” will become a death trap.

One resident is calling for the corner on Worsleys Rd in Cracroft to be completely re-engineered before someone is killed.

A … View more
Hey neighbours,

Three crashes within 24 hours on a newly redesigned Christchurch road has residents concerned the “drifters’ corner” will become a death trap.

One resident is calling for the corner on Worsleys Rd in Cracroft to be completely re-engineered before someone is killed.

A transport engineer has also criticised the new bend, saying it is designed like a racetrack. But the subdivision developer behind the design stands by the new layout, saying it is safer than the tight corner it replaced.

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