Hornby, Christchurch

4 hours ago

Poll: Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether … View more
Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether to investigate a two-year public transport free-fare trial to start from mid-next year.

ECan councillor John Sunckell​, who requested the vote along with fellow councillor Megan Hands, said ECan had not been “heroic” enough in looking at public transport options within Christchurch.

Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?
  • 28% Yes definitely
    28% Complete
  • 16% Yes but only on a trial basis first
    16% Complete
  • 52% No, it will cost ratepayers too much
    52% Complete
  • 4% Not sure/something else (tell us in the comments)
    4% Complete
25 votes
7 minutes ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Woodcote Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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10 hours ago

Win a $20k advertising package

2Degrees

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving Canterbury businesses the chance to win a $20,000 advertising package.

Apply before 14th March at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal

T&Cs apply
Find out more

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1 day ago

New seminar for migrants this Thursday

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go … View more
Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go overseas?
Overseas pensions and their effect on NZ Superannuation
Going into a Rest Home and Residential Care Subsidy
Disability Allowance
Living Alone Payment
What can the spouse receive when they are under 65 and the partner receives NZ Superannuation?
Accommodation Supplement
Please note that registrations are ESSENTIAL to ensure we meet attendance requirements. The seminar will go ahead at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2, with appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices in place. To register, email migrant.cabchch@gmail.com or zhonghuasoc@gmail.com.

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2 days ago
20 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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22 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......

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 (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

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

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 (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

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

BLACKCURRANT + HONEY SPREAD ($15.00 for 375gm) and BLACKCURRANT + HONEY CONCENTRATE ($10.00 for 250ml).

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

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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1 day ago

HOMED Saturday March 6th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Wow! check out all the amazing listings that hit the market this week!

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1 day ago

HOMED Saturday February 27th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Check out all things Christchurch and property below...

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1 day ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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1 day ago

NEW Doom Blade 200mm Tactical Outdoor Survival Hunting Camping Folding Pocket Knife

David from Wigram

200mm (8inch) 58HRC Folding Pocket Knife Tactical Outdoor Stainless Steel Survival Hunting Camping Fishing Knife with Pouch

Cool but serious pocket folding knife which is designed for use by hunters, fishermen and tourists.

RRP: $75.95

Stainless Steel Blade

High hardness, high … View more
200mm (8inch) 58HRC Folding Pocket Knife Tactical Outdoor Stainless Steel Survival Hunting Camping Fishing Knife with Pouch

Cool but serious pocket folding knife which is designed for use by hunters, fishermen and tourists.

RRP: $75.95

Stainless Steel Blade

High hardness, high toughness, long-lasting sharpness, strong corrosion resistance

Full of beauty, fashion highlights

Brand : DOOM BLADE

Full length: 200mm
Blade length: 80mm
Handle length: 105mm
Blade width: 25mm
Blade thickness: 2mm
Blade material: 5CR15MOV
Weight: 130g (including packaging)
Hardness: 57HRC
Handle: Wood

NOTE: Sharp blade! Before use please observe the method of opening to avoid injury


Package content: 1 x Pocket Knife in pouch


Variety of different Doom Blades available

Negotiable

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1 day ago

Stainless Steel Chef Serbian Kitchen Boning Knife for Meat Bone Fish Fruit Veges

David from Wigram

Boning Knife Stainless Steel Chef Knife Serbian Kitchen Knife for Meat Bone Fish Fruit Vegetables Cleaver Butcher Knife PLUS $9.95 FREE GIFT! as per pic or similar

Not a SMEG KNIFE but very good quality and cheaper!

Excellent deboning knife that is a great addition to your kitchen knives … View more
Boning Knife Stainless Steel Chef Knife Serbian Kitchen Knife for Meat Bone Fish Fruit Vegetables Cleaver Butcher Knife PLUS $9.95 FREE GIFT! as per pic or similar

Not a SMEG KNIFE but very good quality and cheaper!

Excellent deboning knife that is a great addition to your kitchen knives collection.

Description:

Features:

Knife Material: Stainless Steel

Full Length: 25.2cm

Blade Length: 14cm

Blade Width: 5.7cm

Blade Thickness: 2.0mm

Weight: about 174g

You will receive:

Package: 1 x 10 inch inch (252mm) Knife

Price: $30

3 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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4 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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6 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 … View more
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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4 days ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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