Kainga - Brooklands, Christchurch

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17 hours ago

Share your most delicious (but affordable!) go-to meal...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish… View more
Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

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

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17 hours 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 Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by … 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 Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 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.
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5 days ago

Where do you find the best bargains in Canterbury?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The first South Island edition of the Reduced to Clear outlet store opened in Christchurch’s South City mall this month. It sells end-of-the-line products, cancelled exports or short-dated items - similar to other discount grocers in the city such as Save More and BargainMe.

We're keen to… View more
The first South Island edition of the Reduced to Clear outlet store opened in Christchurch’s South City mall this month. It sells end-of-the-line products, cancelled exports or short-dated items - similar to other discount grocers in the city such as Save More and BargainMe.

We're keen to hear from you - where do you find the best bargains in Canterbury? Who has the cheapest veges, the best deals on spices and nuts, the lowest price for petrol etc? What are your tips for dealing with cost of living increases? Comment below or email reporters@press.co.nz

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17 hours ago

Need Dentures? We can help

Dyverse Dentures

Call now for free consultation

• Complete Denture
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• Same day Denture relines and repairs
• Provide WINZ Quote and insurance claim.

Contact us at 09 634 4543.
12C Waddon Place, Māngere, Auckland 2022
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4 hours ago

ill you be watching out for the new Lord of the Rings movie?

Libby Totton Reporter from Piako Post

The odds appear good that the Lord of the Rings movie makers might soon be making a return to the Hobbiton film set in the heart of Waikato.

But don’t call it a shire thing just yet.

Warner Bros announced last week that a new Lord of the Rings movie titled The Hunt For Gollum would be … View more
The odds appear good that the Lord of the Rings movie makers might soon be making a return to the Hobbiton film set in the heart of Waikato.

But don’t call it a shire thing just yet.

Warner Bros announced last week that a new Lord of the Rings movie titled The Hunt For Gollum would be released some time in 2026.

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4 hours ago

Will you be watching out for the new Lord of the Rings movie?

Libby Totton Reporter from Matamata Chronicle

The odds appear good that the Lord of the Rings movie makers might soon be making a return to the Hobbiton film set in the heart of Waikato.

But don’t call it a shire thing just yet.

Warner Bros announced last week that a new Lord of the Rings movie titled The Hunt For Gollum would be … View more
The odds appear good that the Lord of the Rings movie makers might soon be making a return to the Hobbiton film set in the heart of Waikato.

But don’t call it a shire thing just yet.

Warner Bros announced last week that a new Lord of the Rings movie titled The Hunt For Gollum would be released some time in 2026.

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4 hours ago

Family's fight to keep classroom killer behind bars

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

The murder of teacher Lois Dear in her Tokoroa classroom 18 years ago shocked the country.
Now, as her killer Whetu Te Hiko becomes eligible for release, her son, Kevin McNeil, vows to do all he can to keep him incarcerated.

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4 hours ago

Family's fight to keep classroom killer behind bars

Libby Totton Reporter from South Waikato News

The murder of teacher Lois Dear in her Tokoroa classroom 18 years ago shocked the country.
Now, as her killer Whetu Te Hiko becomes eligible for release, her son, Kevin McNeil, vows to do all he can to keep him incarcerated.

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3 hours ago

Green light for multimillion-dollar equestrian centre at Lake Hood

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

A proposed $200m equine stud and equestrian training centre at Lake Hood near Ashburton has the go-ahead.

Commissioner Graham Taylor granted Southern Parallel Equine Centre Limited (SPEC) land use consent, subject to conditions, on Thursday.

It … View more
By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

A proposed $200m equine stud and equestrian training centre at Lake Hood near Ashburton has the go-ahead.

Commissioner Graham Taylor granted Southern Parallel Equine Centre Limited (SPEC) land use consent, subject to conditions, on Thursday.

It had already received resource consent approval from Environment Canterbury in March.

Project director Catherine Stuart could not be reached last week, but on social media said her team’s long-term focus, strength of purpose, commitment and enduring patience have been rewarded.

“Other than a few conditions placed on SPEC, we have approval to move forward with our ground-breaking plans to bring growth, opportunity, and revenues to the Ashburton region.

“The SPEC team looks forward to supporting and further developing the equestrian sector in the region and wider realms.

“The team looks forward to the work ahead to establish SPEC, ensuring future successes towards confirming Ashburton as an equestrian sports horse destination.”

After “‘jumping’ the hurdles” to get resource consent, the next step is getting building consent.

The plan is to develop the 65ha of land next to Lake Hood and SPEC wants to start construction later this year for an expected opening before the end of 2025.

According to the consent documents, the equine centre would feature an indoor horse sale centre, veterinary clinic, stables with 650 stalls and training arenas as well as fields for show jumping, dressage, eventing, polo training, and grazing pastures.

It was estimated the project would create 850 jobs during construction, and once fully operational would employ 160 people.

Stage two would be an SPC Life Skills and Education Centre, the foundation of the project, built on a separate site.

The consent came with 30 conditions, including that the conditions can be reviewed annually by the Ashburton District Council.

Taylor was satisfied with the proposed 25 calendar day limit for events, with events classified as having over 50 visitors and each event requires a traffic management plan.

All horse manure needs to be cleaned out from the stable areas and disposed of off-site daily and cannot be stored outside the stables.

A proposed condition limiting residential activity on site was requested by submitters but as no consent was sought for any other residential use, Taylor was unable to place further conditions on residential use that has not been applied for.

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4 days ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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11 hours ago

New Carpet Offcuts

Elizabeth from Kaiapoi

Heaps of offcuts ideal for mats during the winter. Dark and light gray. Some large pieces, welcome to come and select. Prices dependent on size around $5 each. Tele 3270633

Negotiable

4 days ago

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon … View more
The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, and heavy vehicles to detour at Ngaumutawa Road.

Visit for more information.
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1 day ago

Rangiora Players

Mark from Rangiora

Enjoy a great night out with two hilarious comedies.

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4 days ago

How tech-enhanced learning is empowering Kiwi kids

NZ Lotto

Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across … View more
Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across the country, helping them grow and thrive. Supported by funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, through funds raised by Lotto New Zealand players, Life Education Trust's initiatives - including the renowned ‘Healthy Harold’ programme - have been instrumental in shaping the educational landscape in Aotearoa.

With mobile classrooms traversing the nation, Life Education Trust reaches over 200,000 tamariki every year, bringing quality education to various communities. The unique approach of using specialist educators and Harold the giraffe mascot creates a safe and engaging learning environment.

Life Education Trust is set to launch Harold's Studio this year. This new endeavour will leverage technology to deliver Healthy Harold lessons through online platforms, showcasing the trust's commitment to evolving and enhancing its educational offerings to meet the changing needs of tamariki.

One hundred percent of Lotto New Zealand’s profits go back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto NZ game, it’s a win for our communities, and it’s a win for our tamariki.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories.
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8 days ago

Poll: Have you ever been bullied?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing … View more
People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing pink. People across the globe are now encouraged to wear pink on this day to take a stand against bullying and promote inclusivity.

Have you or your whānau ever experienced bullying? Share your thoughts on Pink Shirt Day below.

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

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Have you ever been bullied?
  • 80.1% Yes
    80.1% Complete
  • 19.4% No
    19.4% Complete
  • 0.4% Other - I'll share below
    0.4% Complete
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4 days ago

Youth Week - POP UP MOVIE !!!!

Clutha District Youth Council

🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected … View more
🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected and donated back to our local food hub
🍔 Food: bring some cash, we will have some awesome food trucks selling their goods in the evening (keep an eye out for an upcoming giveaway 👀)
Bring the whānau, or your friends, and enjoy a night under the Telford Equine roof! Rug up warm, and bring your beanbags, chairs, cushions and blankets✨ (This event is 12+)
HUGE thanks to our superstar sponsors for helping make this event possible!!
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2 days ago

We are all struggling for food check this out

Lou from Rangiora

So cheap heaps frozen foods goodies good food

5 days ago

Check it before you chuck it

Auckland Council

Keep vapes, batteries and electrical devices out of your bin. Find out more

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5 days ago

Porirua Has Talent Hits Town:

Porirua Women and Family Centre

Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just … View more
Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just so excited about the chance to show off their talents and take part in something really positive for the city.
From singing in the shower to back flips in the garden – talented young people all over town have been showing off to friends and family for years now’s the chance to take this to the big stage.
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says she is delighted that the Porirua Women and Family centre is providing a platform for young people to shine.

Registrations are open to anyone from Porirua aged 5 to 25.
* Register online by 14th June 2024.
* Numbers are limited so get in quick.

Auditions are being held in the July school holidays with online auditions available for those who can’t make it in person. The quarter, semi, and grand finals will be held in August and September.
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3 days ago

Dive Belt Weights

Raelene from Kaiapoi

Dive Belt Weights Pocket Buckle.
1.2 kg each weight.
Seven for sale at $7.00 each.Please message me on 027 737 3705.

Price: $7

6 days ago

Top cash paid !!!

Car Removal Auckland

Dead or alive we pay cash for any unwanted cars, Vans, Trucks, 4x4, and Ute's.

Call our free phone 0800 333 314 now for a free appraisal or text to 021 303 903

Locally owned and Operated
Enquire now

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3 days ago

Social climber

The Team from Resene ColorShop Papanui

Building framed bunk beds and finishing with curtains, Resene Indian Ink and Resene Colorwood Bark elevates the bach classic. Kids also love them at home. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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6 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
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4 days ago

Corokia 'Genties Green' Plants

Vicki from Rangiora

Bulk Corokias at a bargain price of $3 per plant. Good size (approx 20cm) healthy plants. Grow well in almost all conditions. Great for hedges.

$3.00

Price: $3

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6 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

4 days ago

Are you in Pain? **Bioptron Medical Light Therapy will HELP**

Rae from Room To Heal

Hello Neighbours

Do you suffer with Arthritis or any other painful ailment? That pain that maybe consistent, or it may come and go. Chronic pain can make it hard to perform daily activities like cleaning the house, dressing or looking after your kids.

20 mins per session minimum 3 sessions … View more
Hello Neighbours

Do you suffer with Arthritis or any other painful ailment? That pain that maybe consistent, or it may come and go. Chronic pain can make it hard to perform daily activities like cleaning the house, dressing or looking after your kids.

20 mins per session minimum 3 sessions weekly $20 per session

Bioptron Medical Light Therapy will help.

Approved Indications for Bioptron

After rigorous clinical trials, Bioptron has been officially certified for the following medical indications

Pain Relief, Wounding Healing, Dermatological disorders and skin problems, Indications for Children and New Born, Seasonal Affective Disorders

Approved Medical Device in
EU, AU, NZ

Rae Mackay – Bioptron Certified Agent 0273-621-601
Website – www.immersioncosmetics.co.nz... for more information on Bioptron Medical Light Therapy

Immersion Health and Wellbeing
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Bioptron Medical Light Therapy

Text Rae for an appointment

Exceptional Quality Products & Services at Room to Heal

Price: $20

6 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

10 days ago

Neighbourly Q&A: Renting rights with CAB's Sacha Green

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly. This week we have the amazing Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) who will be answering your questions about your renting rights.

A little bit about Sacha:
She has been working for CABNZ for 10 years and is … View more
We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly. This week we have the amazing Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) who will be answering your questions about your renting rights.

A little bit about Sacha:
She has been working for CABNZ for 10 years and is passionate about empowering people with knowledge of their rights as well as ensuring access to justice.

She helps support the team of over 2,000 trained volunteers who deliver the CAB service in 80 neighbourhoods around Aotearoa by providing advice and support at a national level on a wide range of issues. One of Sacha’s work areas is leading the CAB’s social justice work on housing and tenancy issues.

Whether you're a flatmate, landlord, boarder or flatmate, you can leave a comment below and Sacha will share an answer on Wednesday from 9.30am. You may want to ask about notice periods, bond fulfillment, reasonable rent increases, or even whose responsibility it is to deal with mould in the home.

Join Sacha here on Wednesday at 9.30am. See you then!.

⇩ Share your question below ⇩

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6 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

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4 days ago

Garage Sale

Tania from Woodend

25 Chartwell Close Rangiora 9am start(gates will be locked until then, so please no early birds). SAT 18TH May.Downsizing and moving house, you name it, we have it!!

Negotiable

7 days ago

Stand together in tough times

Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support

There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

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There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

By volunteering with us, you can make a real difference, helping victims stay informed, safe, and empowered. Volunteer today and do good in the dark times.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Victim Support Team
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5 days ago

Two 1000 piece puzzles

Raelene from Kaiapoi

Two 1000 piece puzzles in good condition.
All complete. Please message me on 0277373705.

Price: $5

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