41 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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1 hour ago

Online Qigong for Healing, Vitality and Improvement

Sandy from Blue Sky Qigong Studio

Online Zhineng Qigong Classes with Teacher Xi Xiaofeng
Breath, Sound and Movement Practice for deep transformation in the three Dantian
100 days of "Jing, Qi and Shen" practice to boost your vitality, strengthen and improve your health effectively

Teacher Xi who lives in China, started to practise Zhineng Qigong when he was teenager and is an internationally acclaimed Qigong teacher. His meditative singing and Qigong performance is below:

Teacher Xi offers a new 100 days Zhineng Qigong practice for deep transformation in the 3 Dantian through lectures and practising Breath, Sounds and movement.

Provided that Qi in our three Dantian is strong and abundant, we have a very good foundation for our bodies to recover from any diseases and be vibrant, strong and healthy.
Through breathing, sounds and related movements, Qi in the three Dantian, our body Qi, as well as our level of awareness can transform on a deep level.

This way
- our self- healing powers are awakened
- diseases can dissolve and our immune response is strengthened
- emotional and mental stability can be achieved
- our consciousness is clear and purified
- our natural need for belonging and being part of something greater is fulfilled in a world-wide community and in the collective Hun Yuan Ling Qi-field (the energy field of the all-embracing powerful and effective transformation) that we form together

Details of the program:
-Three days preparation 1-3 May, 7-9pm
Three days preparation where we get to know important key points for later lectures and practice. To learn and feel how to draw our minds back into the Qigong state and experience deep Qi-field healing.

-Each Saturday 7-9pm

We will use beautiful music and singing together to open our hearts. Everyone who participates in the class will have a chance to let go of emotions that may have been stuck and locked inside of our subconscious for many years through free voice and sound expression. This way, hidden emotional blockages may simply melt away and disappear.

Date and Time:
Date: May 1- August 8, 2021
Preparation days: May 1,2,3. 7-9pm
Each Saturday: 7-9pm

May 1, 2,3,8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 8 Total is 18 classes.

-USD $500
18 online Zoom classes + 18 recordings

-Participants for who the timings do not work out, can purchase the recordings with a discount of 30 % of the original prices.

Teacher Xi is kind to give Sandy’s Qi friends a discount of 40%.
It means,
if you attend full programme (the online and the link to the recordings), it will be USD $300.
if you only purchase the recordings, it will be USD $210.

Payment and Registration/Enquiry:
-Please contact Sandy for the registration. Email your full name, email, gender and country to sandyjsky@gmail.com to register.

-For payment directly to teacher Xi/Qi Benzhi; PayPal account: hylt93@gmail.com with "Sandy's friend" as a note, in order to get the40% discount, then please send a screenshot of your payment or a Paypal's receipt email to Sandy

After completing registration and payment, you will receive a Zoom link and a password for the online course (few days before the first online session starts.)

Who can participate
a) People with various subhealth conditions

b) People with various chronic diseases, all kind diseases, what can be relieved, alleviated, or cured with practicing qigong and group qi field healing.
Those who persist in practicing qigong for a long time can gradually restore their health.

c) Beginners who want to learn Zhineng qigong and those who want to improve their Zhineng qigong practice level.

d) All doctors, nurses, natural healers and qigong teachers and therapists, yoga practitioners, Taiji and martial arts practitioners who are engaged in the health industry.

Questions support
-If you have any questions about the practice, please contact your organizer or send email to: qibenzhi@gmail.com

-Very beneficial for everyone is to join the WhatsApp group where information will be shared from teacher Xi and/or the organizers to the participants, where everyone can share their own experiences or ask questions.
Link will be shared after registration.

More Details: please read the attached PDF newsletter.

Newsletter 100 days Breath, Sounds and Movement Practice with teacher Xi Xiaofeng.pdf Download View

1 day ago

Drivers beware: Police to start issuing fines from red light cameras in Christchurch

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Three red light cameras will be switched on later this year to catch motorists illegally running through intersections in Christchurch.

A red light camera was installed at the intersection of Bealey Ave and Madras St in 2018, but it had only been used to collect data and no infringements had been issued from it.

A Christchurch City Council spokesman said two more red light cameras would be installed in the third quarter of this year: one at the intersection of Manchester St, Pilgrim Pl and Moorhouse Ave, and the other at the intersection of Gasson St, Madras St and Moorhouse Ave.

Infringements would start being issued from all three cameras after the new ones were installed, a police spokesperson said.

Read more here.

8 hours ago

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