Ilam, Christchurch

3 days ago

Get cybersmart and protect your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online security, which protects many of our personal and business assets.

Although no one is immune - don't waste another minute worrying that your business might become a target. Instead, get clued up on a few easy steps you can take to keep yourself and your business safe.

Why not give your business a cyber security risk assessment or ensure you have secured your website - it’s simple and we can help.

Digital Boost is here to guide you through protecting yourself online - doing so may save you a lot of time and stress in the future. We've got simple-to-follow videos on everything from software updates to password authentication and phishing.

Safeguarding your business is time well spent, so arm yourself with the knowledge today!

The team at Digital Boost

7 days ago

Petition to oppose sand mining at Barrytown

Patsy from Avonhead

Have just spent 3 days at this lovely wee town on the Great Coast Road and have discovered the heinous proposal for sand mining here - a 15 km stretch along the beach line. The effect along this beautiful stretch of coastline between Greymouth and Punakaiki will be devastating to the environment … View moreHave just spent 3 days at this lovely wee town on the Great Coast Road and have discovered the heinous proposal for sand mining here - a 15 km stretch along the beach line. The effect along this beautiful stretch of coastline between Greymouth and Punakaiki will be devastating to the environment and hugely detrimental to it’s beauty, thus impacting those living here and tourism.
Please sign the petition to oppose-
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4 days ago

Peter William’s Natural Joint Secret

Koru Nutrition

Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast … View more
Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast acting and long lasting. It has become NZ’s #1 fastest growing topical joint and muscle support cream and I can see why.”

“Ask for Koru Nutrition’s Koru FX cream next time you’re in the pharmacy and try it for yourself.”
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5 days ago

Change one young life today

Variety – the Children’s Charity

Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to … View more
Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to essentials like clothing, bedding, shoes and stationery, as well as the opportunity to attend school trips. Become a Kiwi Kid Sponsor and change a child's life today.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Computer fans to give away

Scott from Bishopdale

Here is a collection of 12V computer fans, collected over the years, but not needed by me. Maybe someone else could put these to a good use.
Collect from Bishopdale area.

Free

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6 days ago

Trinket box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Who can resist a treasure chest? Make this little gem for storing your own jewellery, or as a gift for someone special in your life. Decorate your chest with your favourite Resene colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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6 days ago

Use our free recruitment service

Competenz

In 2021, Competenz has seen an average of 3,300 monthly visits to the Job Board on our website, with between 100 - 300 prospective candidates reading each job opportunity.

Listing an opportunity on our Job Board is free for employers, and at any one time, we have around 400 learners who are … View more
In 2021, Competenz has seen an average of 3,300 monthly visits to the Job Board on our website, with between 100 - 300 prospective candidates reading each job opportunity.

Listing an opportunity on our Job Board is free for employers, and at any one time, we have around 400 learners who are job-ready, looking for the right opportunity.

Thinking of taking on an apprentice? Check out our free recruitment service.
Learn more

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15 days ago

Laughter the best medicine after all

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Former mental health nurse Jude Ivy​ gave up working six years ago to dedicate her time to her husband Chris, who was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer and given a year to live.

She looked after him until he died a few months later. Unemployed and alone, Ivy fell into … View more
Hi neighbours,

Former mental health nurse Jude Ivy​ gave up working six years ago to dedicate her time to her husband Chris, who was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer and given a year to live.

She looked after him until he died a few months later. Unemployed and alone, Ivy fell into depression, which she had struggled with in the past.

“I stayed strong for him and then when he passed, I collapsed.

“Comedy saved my life,” she said.

The comic has set up her own line-up of comedians, performing at Christchurch’s Austin Club.

“I needed a spark of joy.”

Read the full story by clicking 'Read More' below.

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9 days ago

upholsterer

Chris from Papanui

we need to recover 6 kitchen chairs. Does anyone recommend an upholsterer or know of a good one

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6 days ago

How to Submit Your Book to Publishers

Elissa from Upper Riccarton

There is still space in this 2-hour course on Saturday, 23 October. VENUE HAS CHANGED (no longer South Library)! Please register or contact elissa@ebweissman.com for the new venue's address.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR CHILDREN'S BOOK TO PUBLISHERS
Do you dream of seeing your stories for children… View more
There is still space in this 2-hour course on Saturday, 23 October. VENUE HAS CHANGED (no longer South Library)! Please register or contact elissa@ebweissman.com for the new venue's address.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR CHILDREN'S BOOK TO PUBLISHERS
Do you dream of seeing your stories for children or young adults in print? This two-hour course will cover different options for publication and provide practical guidance for submitting to traditional publishers in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. From query letters to agents to editors to contracts, you’ll learn to navigate the submission process and get your manuscript into the right hands.

About the presenters: Sarina Dickson is a writer, artist and educator based in Christchurch. She has two picture books publishing with Hachette Aotearoa NZ in 2021--The Fairies’ Night Before Christmas and A Stick and a Stone--with further titles coming in 2022 and beyond.

Elissa Brent Weissman is an award-winning author of books for 8-12-year olds, including the Nerd Camp series and The Length of a String. Her tenth novel was released in August from Penguin USA, and her debut picture book is forthcoming from Abrams in 2023.

Date: Saturday, 23 October

Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Cost: $30

More information and registration at ebweissman.com.... For questions or more information, email elissa@ebweissman.com.

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7 days ago

Celebrate Bishopdale Cancelled

Community Development Worker from Bishopdale Community Trust

Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 Alert levels and the restrictions associated with having such a large-scale community event, it has been decided to cancel Celebrate Bishopdale on 20 November 2021.
However, the situation will be reviewed early next year and depending on alert levels we may … View more
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 Alert levels and the restrictions associated with having such a large-scale community event, it has been decided to cancel Celebrate Bishopdale on 20 November 2021.
However, the situation will be reviewed early next year and depending on alert levels we may be able to hold the event in March or April 2022.

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7 days ago

Meet your new neighbours, NZ Compare!

NZ Compare

We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to … View more
We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to get a better deal? You can trust NZ Compare to guide you in making a fully informed choice for your households needs.

Millions of consumers have used our sites and over 50,000 Kiwis have switched providers or plans with our help. 

Visit us to compare today or call our NZ based Customer Support Team on 0508 22 66 72.
COMPARE NOW

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7 days ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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7 days ago

Puzzle Answer

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

The answer to the square puzzle is 30.

7 days ago

Xmas Presents

Pam & Steve from Fendalton

2 Diffusers - pink one is rose perfume and blue is sweet pea. $5 each

Yankee Candle Xmas Oil Burner with t-light. 12cm high. $5

Negotiable

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