Ilam, Christchurch

7 days ago

Scammers posing as Police officers

The Team from New Zealand Police

Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a … View more
Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a particular department, tell you that you have been a victim of fraud or scam, and begin to try and obtain further financial information from you. This is a scam.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton, from Auckland City’s Financial Crime Unit, says there have been at least a dozen reports made to Police, and these scam calls are largely being made to landlines. “While Police do not have accurate numbers of how many of these scam calls have been received, it is important that the public are aware,” he says. “Police will make some enquiries into these calls, but our experience has shown that often phone-based scammers will be operating from overseas. “We appreciate the vigilance of those who have contact Police so far, as this will help us to make others in the community aware.”

Unfortunately, scams can take many different forms and target victims on different platforms, Detective Senior Sergeant Bolton says. “Scammers are opportunistic and thrive off your trust and good-will. If you receive a call of this nature, do not hand over any personal details.”
New Zealand Police will never contact people seeking their banking details, card numbers, pin numbers or passwords. There are instances where legitimate Police officers will contact you as part of their duties. Police ask that the public remain vigilant.

𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿:
➡️Police will never ask for details about your bank cards, pin numbers or passwords over the phone.
➡️Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, or is too good to be true, it probably is.
➡️If you are uncertain, ask for the officer’s details. Hang up, contact 105 and request the officer to contact you.
➡️Police aren’t in the business of offering prize money.

If you are in the unfortunate position of being a victim of a scam, please report the matter to Police.
Take the chance to upskill yourself on scam awareness, check for further information on the NetSafe website.

𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗺:
Police are also aware of an email scam that has re-emerged, that claims to be authorities from Police and other justice sector partners. This scam has been subject of previous advisories. We continue to advise people to be extremely cautious when receiving unsolicited emails. Do not reply an the email of this nature under any circumstances.

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8 days ago

Jigsaw puzzle's

Chris from Papanui

Wasgij puzzle, 1000 piece, very good condition, $11.00
Venice puzzle, 1000 piece, reasonable condition. $11.00.
Sloth round puzzle 500 piece, very good condition $14.00 ph .0275493828

Bob Pettes, 500 piece. "Crystal River Mill" good condition, $10.00
Old Masters, 1000 piece, made by… View more
Wasgij puzzle, 1000 piece, very good condition, $11.00
Venice puzzle, 1000 piece, reasonable condition. $11.00.
Sloth round puzzle 500 piece, very good condition $14.00 ph .0275493828

Bob Pettes, 500 piece. "Crystal River Mill" good condition, $10.00
Old Masters, 1000 piece, made by Puzzle master, $12.00
Aarburg Castle Switzerland, made by Mindbogglers. 1000 piece, good condition $10.00 neg.

Price: $10

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8 days ago

Hinges

Chris from Papanui

Gold 75mm cabinet hinges, (11 in total) new never got used, phone, 0275493828

Price: $30

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8 days ago

Dining table chairs (4)

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: $42

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8 days ago

Happy Sibling's Day!

The Team from NZ Compare

STOP comparing me with my siblings!
Instead, let's compare bills and see who can save more this Siblings' Day! Show off your financial savvy and sibling spirit by finding the best deals together and shout each other a meal.

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10 days ago

Petrol lawnmowers wanted

Shaun from Burnside

Hello everyone I’m after anyone’s unwanted broken down petrol lawnmowers gathering dust shed to recycle I can pick up from anywhere save the hassle and landfill by taking to the dump will also pay upto $30 depending on condition please send me a message 0221049734

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9 days ago

Can you help us with a survey about early childhood education?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Press and The Post (Stuff) are collecting data on the cost of early childhood education in New Zealand. The data will be anonymised (unless you have opted-in to being contacted for a potential interview, via the last question).

If you have children in early childhood education, please help … View more
The Press and The Post (Stuff) are collecting data on the cost of early childhood education in New Zealand. The data will be anonymised (unless you have opted-in to being contacted for a potential interview, via the last question).

If you have children in early childhood education, please help us out by completing a brief survey. Click here to find the survey. The results will be reported on thepress.co.nz and thepost.co.nz at a later date.

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9 days ago

Streaming Services Increase Prices

The Team from NZ Compare

Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your… View more
Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your favourite shows! Stay tuned!

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11 days ago

Sawdust

The Team from Humans of Christchurch Ōtautahi

"I’m known all over New Zealand as Sawdust."

"When we left the mill we were all covered in sawdust. We used to go to the pub - four guys and me, had our little corner. By the time we left there was about half a metre of sawdust on the floor. I was called Chuck for a start, and … View more
"I’m known all over New Zealand as Sawdust."

"When we left the mill we were all covered in sawdust. We used to go to the pub - four guys and me, had our little corner. By the time we left there was about half a metre of sawdust on the floor. I was called Chuck for a start, and it evolved to Sawdust.

I was not a particularly bright child at school; I was good at woodwork, geography, and things like that. I came here to Akaroa High School. When I was 18, I went into my compulsory military training. That was very successful. I stayed a wee bit long which took us on big trips to Fiji and whatever areas needed peacekeeping overseas.

I did firewood from the age of 15. I built my own saw bench in those days. I bought an Austin Seven, I jacked this Austin Seven up in the air, put the belt on the back wheel and built a sawbench.

My father saw an opening after all the sawmills in Banks Peninsula closed down after 1890. They planted macrocarpa and pine trees to get shelter, and because the trees were big enough to mill he started milling over there in 1945 then we shifted from Okains Bay to Duvauchelle Bay.
I got pretty well involved with it, you know. Dealing with builders all the time and cutting timber for their houses or whatever they were doing. Timber was cut at the sawmill at Duvauchelle - some of it went to the Chatham Islands. The first chainsaws arrived in about 1950 - sometimes it took longer to get the chainsaw going and than if you cut it with a hand saw!

It took me four years to build my house, all made of macrocarpa. I had to keep my business going as well. That's a real thing of self-satisfaction. Going to the bays, cutting down the tree, carting it, sawing it up, bringing it here and building a house out of that - not many people get that opportunity."

- Don (Sawdust)

View more stories, or nominate someone: @humansofchch
www.humansofchch.org...

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10 days ago

Ryman Prize Awarded to Brain Health Expert

Kevin Hickman Retirement Village

Canadian clinical neuroscientist and researcher Professor Vladimir Hachinski has been announced the winner of the 2024 Ryman Prize - an annual $250,000 grant for the world’s best discovery, development, advancement or achievement that enhances the quality of life for older people.

The prize … View more
Canadian clinical neuroscientist and researcher Professor Vladimir Hachinski has been announced the winner of the 2024 Ryman Prize - an annual $250,000 grant for the world’s best discovery, development, advancement or achievement that enhances the quality of life for older people.

The prize was presented by Prime Minister Christopher Luxon at a ceremony at Logan Campbell Village in Auckland today, celebrating the major contribution Professor Hachinski has made to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and the links between ‘the terrible three’ - stroke, dementia and coronary heart disease.

Click read more for the full article.

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10 days ago

Stay healthy for them this winter.

Ministry of Health

Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine … View more
Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine contact your doctor, pharmacy or healthcare provider, or visit
Find out more

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10 days ago

Prizes for Neighbourly members

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've randomly chosen five members to win a $50 chemist gift card each. The winners are:

Jim Edwards from Lower Hutt

Caroline Low from Whangarei

Sarah Currey from Marshlands

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We've randomly chosen five members to win a $50 chemist gift card each. The winners are:

Jim Edwards from Lower Hutt

Caroline Low from Whangarei

Sarah Currey from Marshlands

Talia Rammage from Timaru

Julian La Rosa from Blenheim

Get in touch with our Helpdesk team before the 23rd of April to claim your prize by heading here.

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12 days ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Taupō, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Taupō, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, a rental, or you can simply sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
Buy tickets now

13 days ago

Why We Change the Clocks

The Team from NZ Compare

Time to FALL BACK! Use that extra hour to compare your bills with NZ Compare and you could save hundreds of dollars!

Daylight saving ends Sunday at 0300, don't forget to adjust your clocks!

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18 days ago

Neighbourly Q&A: The Councillor LIVE

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly with the wonderful, Sam McDonald - a second-term Christchurch city councillor representing the Waimairi Ward. We invite you to share a question for him!

A little bit about Sam:
A chartered accountant by profession, Sam has experience in both… View more
We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly with the wonderful, Sam McDonald - a second-term Christchurch city councillor representing the Waimairi Ward. We invite you to share a question for him!

A little bit about Sam:
A chartered accountant by profession, Sam has experience in both the public and private sectors. He currently serves as a director of Civic Building Limited (a Ngai Tahu property Joint Venture) and is an Independent Trustee of Development West Coast. Sam is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors and has experience in Audit and Risk, Health and Safety and Infrastructure projects.

Sam shares that within Council he is focused on 'financial oversight, particularly of the capital programme and the day-to-day operational expenditure, and how this provides impact investment into Christchurch communities.'

Leave a comment below and Councillor Sam McDonald will answer your questions on all things council, whether it's the budget, rate rises or even about the new stadium.

↓ Share your question now! ↓

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