Hoon Hay, Christchurch

14 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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17 hours ago

Warning of Phone scam

Christine from Addington

Warning everyone of a phone scam with automated voice saying your Internet has been hacked and you will loose your internet soon if you do not press 1 for tech support. I hung up from there knowing this is not right and is a scam. so be warned hang up and do not press 1 .. It was on my private … View moreWarning everyone of a phone scam with automated voice saying your Internet has been hacked and you will loose your internet soon if you do not press 1 for tech support. I hung up from there knowing this is not right and is a scam. so be warned hang up and do not press 1 .. It was on my private landline phone no. I rang my provider and they said yes we are aware of this scam circling Christchurch at present.

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3 days 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

1 day ago

Boxes

Shaz from Halswell

Hi neighbours
I am in urgent need of any kind of boxes please. I have to move out of my house this Friday and will need as many boxes as i can get please.
Thanks in advance

20 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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1 day ago

Road works to begin at busy Addington intersection

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A busy Addington intersection is going to be dug-up over the coming weeks to replace a century-old stormwater pipe.

The intersection of Brougham St and Selwyn St will be disrupted whilst the pipe first laid in 1912 is replaced.

The work will start Monday, September 28.

About 185 metres of … View more
A busy Addington intersection is going to be dug-up over the coming weeks to replace a century-old stormwater pipe.

The intersection of Brougham St and Selwyn St will be disrupted whilst the pipe first laid in 1912 is replaced.

The work will start Monday, September 28.

About 185 metres of stormwater pipe needs to be replaced. Council's plan is to carry out the work in stages over the next four to five months.

Some of the road works may be carried out at night to minimise the impact on traffic.

This could mean temporary night-time lane closures on Brougham St.

Two lanes of traffic on will be maintained during the day on Brougham St.

Access to local businesses and community facilities will be maintained throughout the pipe replacement work, council says.

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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

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...

3 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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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8 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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