Huntsbury, Christchurch

7 days ago

Should schools stop asking parents for donations?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hi neighbours - it was introduced to reduce the "significant financial pressure" on Kiwi families, but so far only about one in four eligible schools have signed up to the Government scheme to replace voluntary donations.

Under the draft Education Amendment Bill, decile 1-7 state and … View more
Hi neighbours - it was introduced to reduce the "significant financial pressure" on Kiwi families, but so far only about one in four eligible schools have signed up to the Government scheme to replace voluntary donations.

Under the draft Education Amendment Bill, decile 1-7 state and state-integrated schools can opt to receive a payment of $150 per student, per year if they agree not to ask parents or caregivers for donations.

But as of last week, with just over a month to go until boards of trustees need to register, only 471 out of 1749 schools had told the Ministry of Education that they intend to sign up to the initiative.

In Canterbury, Shirley Boys' High School has rejected the discretionary grants, with headmaster John Laurenson saying its co-curriculum programme "would have to cease" if it took up the Government's offer.

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7 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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7 days ago

Room for rent required in Akaroa from November to March 2020

Chrystalle from Lyttelton

Mature woman mid 50's quiet living and holistic approach to life potentially requires a rent to rent for the months of November to March. This is dependant on holiday season work in tourism industry.

7 days ago

Personal request

Bronwyn Reader from Cat Rescue Christchurch

Hi guys.

I am moving premises and am after the following items. Happy to pay a reasonable price.

A queen headboard
A old style freestanding wooden wardrobe. 1 metre wide only as going into an older style house so area is quite specific.

Please text me on 0292016494.… View more
Hi guys.

I am moving premises and am after the following items. Happy to pay a reasonable price.

A queen headboard
A old style freestanding wooden wardrobe. 1 metre wide only as going into an older style house so area is quite specific.

Please text me on 0292016494.

Thanks in advance.
Bron

7 days ago

It's not too late to vote!

The Team from Christchurch City Council

If you’re planning on posting your voting papers, make sure you drop them in a post box by 5pm TODAY (Tuesday).

A map of NZ Post box locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Otherwise, you need to drop your voting papers off in a ballot box at our Civic Offices (53 Hereford St), or any open … View more
If you’re planning on posting your voting papers, make sure you drop them in a post box by 5pm TODAY (Tuesday).

A map of NZ Post box locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Otherwise, you need to drop your voting papers off in a ballot box at our Civic Offices (53 Hereford St), or any open Council Library or service centre before voting closes at noon on Saturday.

If your voting papers HAVEN’T arrived, we can issue special voting papers at the below locations during the week. It only takes a couple of minutes and they can be completed on site.

- Akaroa Service Centre, 78 Rue Lavaud

- Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

- Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street (special voting papers will be available on Saturday from 9am-noon)

- Fendalton Service Centre, Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads

- Linwood Service Centre, Eastgate Mall, first floor, Corner Buckleys Road and Linwood Avenue

- Lyttelton Service Centre, 18 Canterbury Street (note Lyttelton hours are 10am to 6pm)

- Shirley Service Centre, 36 Marshland Road

- Te Hāpua Halswell Service Centre, 341 Halswell Road

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7 days ago

Junior Softball/T Ball players wanted

Karen from Somerfield

Sydenham Kereru Softball Club is in urgent need of some junior softball players for games starting Sat 19th October:

T-ball Girls (under 9)
Under 11 Girls softball
Under 11 Boys softball
Under 15 Boys softball
Under 18 Boys softball

Age is as at 31 December 2019 (eg under 15 boys - must be 14 or … View more
Sydenham Kereru Softball Club is in urgent need of some junior softball players for games starting Sat 19th October:

T-ball Girls (under 9)
Under 11 Girls softball
Under 11 Boys softball
Under 15 Boys softball
Under 18 Boys softball

Age is as at 31 December 2019 (eg under 15 boys - must be 14 or under on 31 December 2019).

If interested, please email sksoftballclub@gmail.com or message me for further info.

See www.sporty.co.nz... for further info on the club.

Cheers!

8 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.6% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.6% Complete
  • 25.7% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.7% Complete
  • 38.8% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.8% Complete
1468 votes
8 days ago

Can you help Police? Aaggravated robbery in Christchurch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery of a liquor store at Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch, on Thursday 3 October.

Around 8.45pm a man entered Henry’s Beer, Wine & Spirits and presented a knife. He is around 172cm, of medium build, and was wearing a dark grey … View more
Police are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery of a liquor store at Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch, on Thursday 3 October.

Around 8.45pm a man entered Henry’s Beer, Wine & Spirits and presented a knife. He is around 172cm, of medium build, and was wearing a dark grey hoodie, blue jeans and tan coloured shoes.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Christchurch Police on 105 or 0800 555 111.

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9 days ago

Over 135 years of beautiful funerals

John Rhind Funeral Directors

At John Rhind we are proud to be one of Canterbury's longest established funeral home, having served families for over 135 years. We have award-winning locations in both Christchurch & Kaiapoi.

Our qualified team understands that it is the small personal details that matter when … View more
At John Rhind we are proud to be one of Canterbury's longest established funeral home, having served families for over 135 years. We have award-winning locations in both Christchurch & Kaiapoi.

Our qualified team understands that it is the small personal details that matter when arranging a funeral and it is the extra service that makes the difference. We are passionate about providing the highest level of care and helping families to arrange a funeral service that is a unique and personal remembrance.

We are always here to help and are available 24/7 on (03) 379 9920 should you need us.
Find out more

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9 days ago

Succulents Very healthy

Zoe from Woolston

$3 each or 9 for $20

Price: $3

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9 days ago

Mindfulness course for children with anxiety

Ann from Cashmere

Pause Breath Smile (PBS) is an 8 week mindfulness course to enhance children’s wellbeing and develop skills to manage anxiety. The program is designed for parents and children (8-11 yrs) to attend and learn together.

PBS is run through the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. The next … View more
Pause Breath Smile (PBS) is an 8 week mindfulness course to enhance children’s wellbeing and develop skills to manage anxiety. The program is designed for parents and children (8-11 yrs) to attend and learn together.

PBS is run through the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. The next course starts Wednesday, 23rd October, 4-5pm (running for 8 weeks).

For more information, contact Justine at
justine.brougham@canterbury.ac.nz

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9 days ago

Hair Curler

Dianna from Woolston

Get purfect curls, csn switch direction of curl. These are really expensive but selling because my daughter didn't use it much.

Price: $25

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9 days ago

VS HAIR DRYER

Dianna from Woolston

2 attachments, hardly used because my curly hair is better dryed naturally.

Price: $25

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10 days ago

Recycle your unwanted mobile phones

NZ Telecommunications Forum

Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit … View more
Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which raises money for Sustainable Coastlines.

Recycling your mobile phone is free, easy and good for the environment. Not only does it keep harmful items out of landfill, it also stops the precious materials in your phone from going to waste.

Visit RE:MOBILE to find out how to recycle your mobile phone.
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