Ilam, Christchurch

9 minutes ago

Turn your balcony or patio into a lush garden

Kevin Hickman Retirement Village

If you have a green thumb, just imagine what you could do with a balcony with a fantastic view like this one at Murray Halberg Village. This elevated space offers the perfect blank canvas to create a lush outdoor space without lawn maintenance or heavy lifting.

Shane Fairbairn, Landscape Manager… View more
If you have a green thumb, just imagine what you could do with a balcony with a fantastic view like this one at Murray Halberg Village. This elevated space offers the perfect blank canvas to create a lush outdoor space without lawn maintenance or heavy lifting.

Shane Fairbairn, Landscape Manager at Ryman Healthcare, shares some tips for creating the perfect outdoor space on your patio or balcony so you can enjoy the benefits of gardening without the hassles.

First, decide on a theme. Is it cosy and bohemian, sleek and minimalist, a lush urban jungle, or something else? Your vision will guide your plant and furniture choices.

For all his tips and advice click read more.

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3 days ago

What would The School of Life teach?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party introduced their policy called 'teaching the basics brilliantly' last year regarding changing school curriculums. They are referring to reading, writing and maths.

However, some people believe school should actually be more practical, teaching kids to change tyres … View more
The National Party introduced their policy called 'teaching the basics brilliantly' last year regarding changing school curriculums. They are referring to reading, writing and maths.

However, some people believe school should actually be more practical, teaching kids to change tyres and balance their finances. Thinking about all the skills that have benefited you over the years, tell us what would be taught at your School of Life?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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7 days ago

Looking back on Christchurch...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's been 13 years since the 2011 earthquake - a day many of us will never forget.

If you'd like to look back on Christchurch as it was before the earthquakes hit you may wish to head to Google Maps today and see past images of your old school, workplace or favourite haunts.

How to … View more
It's been 13 years since the 2011 earthquake - a day many of us will never forget.

If you'd like to look back on Christchurch as it was before the earthquakes hit you may wish to head to Google Maps today and see past images of your old school, workplace or favourite haunts.

How to do it:
- Head to Google Maps and click the yellow man icon in the bottom right corner.
- If you search an address or location then move him to a spot on the map, it brings up Street View.
- There is a black menu and usually an option to "See more dates". You can view that spot on the map in past Google street images.

Feel free to share any of your finds on Neighbourly for others to see!

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8 hours ago

For a cleaner healthier home

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds… View more
If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds across Auckland, Textile Curtain Cleaning should be your first point of call for all your curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

Phone Textile Cleaning Services at (09) 473-5350 to arrange a free quote. Visit us at 5A Kaimahi Rd, Wairau Valley or go to www.textilecleaning.co.nz
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12 hours ago

Bolivia Card Game.

Chris from Papanui

Bolivia Card Game.
Do you like card games, We have a table at the Bishopdale Library
1pm-3pm Thursdays, Tuition and cards supplied, Just come along,


Phone Chris on 0275493828 or Genny on 021607821 for more information.

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1 day ago

Linwood Village Market and Te Whare Roimata’s Cultural Fun Day

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

This month the Linwood community market will be held alongside Te Whare Roimata’s Cultural Fun Day
- Saturday, 2 March - 10 am till 1pm on the
- corner of Worcester St and Stanmore Road

As well as the usual variety of stalls there will be some performances, music and dance and some … View more
This month the Linwood community market will be held alongside Te Whare Roimata’s Cultural Fun Day
- Saturday, 2 March - 10 am till 1pm on the
- corner of Worcester St and Stanmore Road

As well as the usual variety of stalls there will be some performances, music and dance and some freebies too!

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1 day ago

Seeking a dependable vehicle dismantler?

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts

Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollarsView more
Auckland Kiwi Car Parts Ltd offers several advantages.

We provide immediate cash payments of up to $5000 for cars.

We purchase cars of all makes and models, regardless of their age or condition.

Most importantly, our service includes complimentary removal, saving you hundreds of dollars in removal costs.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Recovery from Bulimia

Do you have a secret life where food is concerned? Have you used compulsive exercise, laxatives or vomiting to try and control your weight? Have you tried every available bulimia treatment out there? Do you find it exhausting trying to maintain a ‘normal’ weight? Find … View more
Recovery from Bulimia

Do you have a secret life where food is concerned? Have you used compulsive exercise, laxatives or vomiting to try and control your weight? Have you tried every available bulimia treatment out there? Do you find it exhausting trying to maintain a ‘normal’ weight? Find out how our bulimic members have turned their lives around through the Twelve Steps of AEA.

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1 day ago

Dream of owning your own home?

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey … View more
Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey to home ownership.

The high quality homes are well located, close to schools, shopping and public transport options.

Enquire today by filling out the Expression of Interest form, or email us to find out more on northernhousing@habitat.org.nz
Expression of Interest form

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1 day ago
3 days ago

These products have been recalled...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These items have been recalled during the month of February for varying reasons. Click on the item below to read more info:

Gluten Freedom Sourdough english muffins & bagels
Belazu vegan basil pesto
Waimata camembert cheese
Longbush camembert and brie
Dick Smith mini chainsaw
View more
These items have been recalled during the month of February for varying reasons. Click on the item below to read more info:

Gluten Freedom Sourdough english muffins & bagels
Belazu vegan basil pesto
Waimata camembert cheese
Longbush camembert and brie
Dick Smith mini chainsaw
Kids sequin skirt
Splosh Baby nesting bears
Timetech Ply Ltd chainsaws
Toshiba AC laptop adaptor

We hope this update helps your household stay safe. We'll keep you informed.

1 day ago

Free rides, games, toy making and DJ music coming to Ngāti Toa Domain

Porirua City Council

Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on … View more
Children’s Day at Ngāti Toa Domain for 2024 is set to be a fun-filled event for our city’s tamariki and rangatahi.

Timed to coincide with national celebrations for Te rā o ngā Tamariki/Children’s Day, Porirua City Council has organised a day of fun and activities on Sunday 3 March, from 11am–3pm.

Either pack a picnic and make a day of it or purchase something delicious from one of the food trucks. Bunnings Porirua will also be there with a free sausage sizzle while stocks last.

While enjoying some tasty kai, you can listen to tunes from young DJs aged between 12–15 years-old from the Aotearoa DJ Academy.

For those wanting free active fun, the inflatables will be out, with an inflatable sports field, mega obstacle course, inflatable slide, two baby castles and a baby bouncer to choose from – plus much more!
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4 days ago

New wool carpet off cuts for sale.

Breandan from Fendalton

Feltex wool, colour coal ash (dark grey) Various sizes - 4.5m x.90 $35; 1.9m x 1.3m $15: 4m x 1m $25: 1.55m x 1.4m $15: Godfrey Hirst wool, colour light grey 5m x 1m - $40. Great for mats, small areas, caravans etc. Welcome to view

Negotiable

8 days ago

Poll: How’s your backyard Oasis?

Sanctuary Pergolas

Stay protected from the rays while still enjoying the sun. Find out more

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How’s your backyard Oasis?
  • 30% Not so good
    30% Complete
  • 40% It’s perfect!
    40% Complete
  • 30% In need of a Sanctuary Pergola
    30% Complete
10 votes
4 days ago

This week's winners...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The winners of the $100 supermarket vouchers are:

Ruth Ford from Blockhouse Bay

Ronald Lee from Ilam

Carly Anderson from Invercargill

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The winners of the $100 supermarket vouchers are:

Ruth Ford from Blockhouse Bay

Ronald Lee from Ilam

Carly Anderson from Invercargill

Hinemoa Kalmet from Mount Wellington

Get in touch with our Helpdesk team before the 5th of March to claim your prize by heading here.

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1 day ago

Five out of five for Acacia Cove

Acacia Cove

Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great … View more
Five apartments have just been completed in Acacia Cove. All of which have just achieved a Lifemark® 5-Star Certification. Acacia Cove has a total of 215 villas and now 15 apartments in its village complex in Wattle downs, Auckland.

As a retirement village Acacia Cove wants to provide great quality of life for its residents. Acacia Cove gives its residents a social community feel, with bowling greens, snooker table, craft room and indoor pools, providing great opportunities for residents to mix and mingle. The five newly completed apartments are situated 50 metres away from the Village centre.

Acacia Cove understands that its residents require dwellings where they can live safely and independently. Universal Design provides this. Acacia Cove decided applying Universal Design best accessibility practice was of high importance.

If you’re aged 60 and over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Burce Cullington on (09) 268 8522.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Beautiful bedroom chair listed on Trade Me

Penny from Papanui

www.trademe.co.nz...
Please Click on the link for all of the details. Thanks
If you are interested and would like to view. Please let me know via Neighbourly . Thank you

Negotiable

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1 day ago

For a cleaner healthier home

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services

If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds… View more
If you have been away enjoying the summer break, it's not too late to give your curtains a professional clean. Doing so will not only give them a facelift but having the mildew removed will also keep your home healthier.

Having cleaned thousands of curtains, drapes, blinds and roller blinds across Auckland, Textile Curtain Cleaning should be your first point of call for all your curtain cleaning needs - no matter how big or small.

Phone Textile Cleaning Services at (09) 473-5350 to arrange a free quote. Visit us at 5A Kaimahi Rd, Wairau Valley or go to www.textilecleaning.co.nz
Find out more

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5 days ago

Christchurch Top Bands

Rod from Bryndwr

Tombstone Entertainment
🔥 GIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🔥
☄️World Famous in NZ 3☄️
Featuring Lanthanum and Yeah the boyz, performing tribute to metal legends Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Sepultura, Black Sabbath, System of a Down, Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine and more!
Saturday 24th … View more
Tombstone Entertainment
🔥 GIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🔥
☄️World Famous in NZ 3☄️
Featuring Lanthanum and Yeah the boyz, performing tribute to metal legends Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Sepultura, Black Sabbath, System of a Down, Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine and more!
Saturday 24th February at A Rolling Stone
Tickets available now at Cosmic Ticketing or at at any @cosmic_nz store! 🤘

1 day ago

Dream of owning your own home?

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey … View more
Habitat for Humanity Northern are taking expressions of interest for eight affordable, two-bedroom homes in Māngere, under our Progressive Home Ownership Programme.

This Programme supports working families into home ownership through a Rent to Own model, walking alongside them on their journey to home ownership.

The high quality homes are well located, close to schools, shopping and public transport options.

Enquire today by filling out the Expression of Interest form, or email us to find out more on northernhousing@habitat.org.nz
Expression of Interest form

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6 days ago

Hello from Art of Alterations

Noga from Yaldhurst

Do you know that you can update your closet to have the latest fashion instead of throwing away by remodelling with a very affordable prices.. Any clothing Alterations, dress making, curtains repairs and making, etc.....
we are here for you @ Art of Alterations, waiting for you...
Remodelling is … View more
Do you know that you can update your closet to have the latest fashion instead of throwing away by remodelling with a very affordable prices.. Any clothing Alterations, dress making, curtains repairs and making, etc.....
we are here for you @ Art of Alterations, waiting for you...
Remodelling is one of our Art of Alterations job

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2 days ago

Have you made a nomination yet?

Prospa

Let your community know how a small business has made a difference in your life by nominating them in the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.

Whether it's your super friendly barista, the bookstore that knows the exact book you need to read next or the florist with the biggest blooms … View more
Let your community know how a small business has made a difference in your life by nominating them in the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.

Whether it's your super friendly barista, the bookstore that knows the exact book you need to read next or the florist with the biggest blooms in town nominate them now and make a small business' day.

Share a few words about your favourite local now. You could help them win an incredible prize package worth $10,000.
Nominate now

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5 days ago

3D puzzle’s

Chris from Papanui

Auction House and Stores, 93 pieces. $21.00
Sydney Opera House, 85 pieces. $21.00
Big Ben Size 470mm x 250mm x 630mm . 117 pieces $28.00
GOT (Kings Landing ) 260 pieces size 30 in. x 12 in x 8 in. $30.00
all in very good condition ph. 0275493828

Negotiable

2 days ago

Sustainable Style. A Special Price.

Mazda NZ

If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is… View more
If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that stands out from the crowd and won’t break the bank, the convention-defying Mazda MX-30 has you covered.

Featuring a unique mild hybrid engine and cutting-edge style, as well as sustainable materials that reduce environmental impact, the Mazda MX-30 is perfect for zipping around your neighbourhood.

Find out more and book a test drive at your local Mazda Dealer today.
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6 days ago

dining table chairs

Chris from Papanui

4 chairs in total, one in reasonable condition the others the vinyl is coming of, but the form is in good condition. they have a steel frame and legs.
seat width 470mm x 430mm deep. seat height from floor 470mm and back height 520mm.
ph 027549382

Price: $45

3 days ago

Experts in Covered Outdoor Living Areas

Shades Direct

At Shades Direct we use construction grade aluminium, 316 marine grade stainless steel fixings and 6mm flat sheet roofing.

We are best in class in terms of quality and workmanship. Our Outsider and Clearspan awnings are bespoke made to measure for your home.

Don’t be fooled by … View more
At Shades Direct we use construction grade aluminium, 316 marine grade stainless steel fixings and 6mm flat sheet roofing.

We are best in class in terms of quality and workmanship. Our Outsider and Clearspan awnings are bespoke made to measure for your home.

Don’t be fooled by compromise’s!
Find out more

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6 days ago

Hinges

Chris from Papanui

Gold 75mm cabinet hinges, (11 in total) new never got used,

Price: $35

3 days ago

Greenpark Village & Terence Kennedy House

Greenview Park Village

Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy… View more
Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy to make friends! Here at Greenview Park Village, we’ve created a homely environment designed with you in mind.

With a total of 72 homes on-site, we have 15 apartments, 16 one-bedroom homes, and 41 two-bedroom villas, all including optional services. Terence Kennedy House is our on-site hospital providing holistic care to residents.
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6 days ago

Swap food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Resene

Hunger for Colour is back for 2024! Bring two cans of food into your local Resene ColorShop and swap them for one Resene testpot (60-80ml). Resene will donate all food to The Salvation Army foodbanks.

We accept all cans of food in good condition and suitable for humans to eat. If you prefer to … View more
Hunger for Colour is back for 2024! Bring two cans of food into your local Resene ColorShop and swap them for one Resene testpot (60-80ml). Resene will donate all food to The Salvation Army foodbanks.

We accept all cans of food in good condition and suitable for humans to eat. If you prefer to bring in canned pet food, we can accept that also and will donate it to the SPCA and local community animal shelters.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need.
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