Hillsborough, Christchurch

13 hours ago

New LED streetlights outside Christchurch home 'obscenely bright and intrusive'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone … View more
Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone unresolved for weeks.

The two lights either side of the house produce a whiter light than their predecessors, Bridgman says, causing the house to be “lit up like it’s floodlit” at night. He has seen other LED streetlights in his area that are “very good”.

Council says the complaints are being investigated and the contractor has been asked to provide a solution.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you had a similar experience? Let us know below.

3 days 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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13 hours ago

Central community board voting opens this week

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Postal voting opens this week for a community board seat representing the Christchurch City Council’s Central ward.

Voting papers for the Linwood-Central-Heathcote community board by-election are due to land in local letterboxes from Thursday, with voting closing at noon on Friday, 16 October.

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Postal voting opens this week for a community board seat representing the Christchurch City Council’s Central ward.

Voting papers for the Linwood-Central-Heathcote community board by-election are due to land in local letterboxes from Thursday, with voting closing at noon on Friday, 16 October.

The candidates are:

• Clive Antony (Independent Citizens)
• Faimeh Burke (Independent)
• Celeste Donovan (Independent)
• Sunita Gautam (Labour)
• Wayne Hawker (Independent)
• Paul Lonsdale (Independent)
• John Stringer (Independent)

You can read each candidate's profile statement here.

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14 days ago

Home repairs and maintenance.

Pete from home n hosed ltd.

Roof and gutter repairs and maintenance.Most roof types...(except for Welsh slate 'cause it's a bugger).Gutter/spouting cleans.Small 'fix it' jobs.Timber repairs.
Most aspects of home maintenance attended to...
'from the lawns to the roof ridge'
Pete.02102209181

19 hours ago

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail… View more
They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail will include penguins painted by 50 established and up and coming artists and they will be in place for nine weeks, giving locals and visitors the chance to see them all.

Among the artists taking part is Indonesian artist Zulfirman Syah who survived the March 15 mosque attacks.

Stuff is inviting you to help commission one of the sculptures by voting for your favourite from five design finalists. Voting can be done here from midday on Monday until midday on Sunday, September 27.

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1 day ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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1 day ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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1 day ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our sbsbank.co.nz/, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
Find out more

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17 days ago

Last emergency earthquake house moved off Linwood Park

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The last of the temporary earthquake relief housing units at Linwood Park has been removed, 10 years after the first of the Canterbury quakes.

Forty-two homes were set up at the Aldwins Rd park after the February 2011 earthquake to house some of those displaced by the disaster.

The last was … View more
The last of the temporary earthquake relief housing units at Linwood Park has been removed, 10 years after the first of the Canterbury quakes.

Forty-two homes were set up at the Aldwins Rd park after the February 2011 earthquake to house some of those displaced by the disaster.

The last was removed about 3am on Friday. They had been sitting empty since March, and some had suffered significant vandalism. The land will be reinstated into the park.

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1 day ago

Missing kitten

Deanna from Waltham

Rambo is a stocky grey tabby, 9month old, unneautered male with no micro chip, he is my therapy cat in training and does good at his job whenever he is near he went missing early Sunday 13th of September and I haven't seen him since he went missing from Charles st I have had few possible … View moreRambo is a stocky grey tabby, 9month old, unneautered male with no micro chip, he is my therapy cat in training and does good at his job whenever he is near he went missing early Sunday 13th of September and I haven't seen him since he went missing from Charles st I have had few possible sightings but they led to not going further, he is a indoor kitten and never been outside longer then ten mins, if any info at all please contact me

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1 day ago

Model Railway Open Weekend 3-4 October

Arthur Redditt from Garden City Model Railroad Club Inc

With the cancellation of the Big Model Train Show at Pioneer Stadium, we've decided to open up our 2 main layouts. This is a rare opportunity for you to run your own model trains on our extensive N Gauge and 16.5mm Gauge HO/OO model railway club layouts. Our 16.5mm gauge HO/OO layout is the … View moreWith the cancellation of the Big Model Train Show at Pioneer Stadium, we've decided to open up our 2 main layouts. This is a rare opportunity for you to run your own model trains on our extensive N Gauge and 16.5mm Gauge HO/OO model railway club layouts. Our 16.5mm gauge HO/OO layout is the largest club owned layout of its type in New Zealand and offers both DC and DCC (NCE) operation, whilst the N Gauge layout is DC operation only. Both layouts offer 2 mainlines.

Running is by pre-booked appointment only. You may book a 30 minute running slot and if you require a longer running time, simply book multiple slots. Cost is $10 per 30 minute slot. Slots are available from 8.30am to 3.00pm on Saturday and 8.30am to 4.00pm on Sunday.

Garden City Model Railroad Club is located at the Ferrymead Heritage Park. We will provide you with full access and operating details at the time of booking. To book your running slot, please contact the Club Secretary on 0274 547 543 or email gcmrc.secretary@gmail.com

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6 days ago

Almost $500,000 from Christchurch Cave Rock apartments sale sitting in limbo

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A dispute over vandalism and flooding damage means nearly $500,000 has been withheld from the sale of Christchurch's Cave Rock apartments.

The Sumner complex’s new owners say the sellers neglected to keep the property secure after an agreement was reached but before settlement was made. … View more
A dispute over vandalism and flooding damage means nearly $500,000 has been withheld from the sale of Christchurch's Cave Rock apartments.

The Sumner complex’s new owners say the sellers neglected to keep the property secure after an agreement was reached but before settlement was made. They claim the damage has forced them to change their plans for the site, including demolishing part of the complex they had planned to repair.

Some former owners claim the buildings were already badly damaged before the “as is, where is” agreement was made, and dispute they are liable for any of the claimed damage. They are frustrated an independent lawyer holding $480,000 of the sale price will not release any of it until all sellers reach an agreement with the buyers.

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1 day ago

Election 2020: Banks Peninsula candidates for local MP

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Banks Peninsula's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the … View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Banks Peninsula's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.

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3 days ago

Hillsborough property snapped up for $420,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A three-bedroom house at 17 Earl Street in Hillsborough has sold for $420,000.

At 110sqm the home is smaller than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 150sqm.

The sale was completed on July 24, 2020. Its capital valuation is $425,000, compared with the median CV in Hillsborough of… View more
A three-bedroom house at 17 Earl Street in Hillsborough has sold for $420,000.

At 110sqm the home is smaller than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 150sqm.

The sale was completed on July 24, 2020. Its capital valuation is $425,000, compared with the median CV in Hillsborough of $465,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

3 days 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

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14 days ago

Lost Cat

Sue from Woolston

Young Dark Tabby Cat Missing around Mckenzie ave down river end since last Friday. Fixed but not chipped. 18mths old .Dearly missed by his brothers .Reward offered

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