Kennedys Bush, Christchurch

20 hours ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping … View more
New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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1 hour ago

Clean Top soil free

Corrin from Hoon Hay

Clean free top soil free to give away must pick up haslam cresent please text or email to arrange collection hoonhayfoodbank1@gmail.com or 0221512945

Free

11 hours ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Find out more

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11 hours ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
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1 day ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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1 day ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
Find out more

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1 day ago

Lawnmaster 400 lawn mower. Dual drive.

Gordon from Halswell

As per photos approx. 5 years old,
Start 1st time every time.
Might be in need of a blade sharpen as I have never done it.
Surface rust on the shiny parts, left out in the rain
Text 0212207320

Price: $450

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2 days ago

Free Wood Bark/Small Wood Splinters

Neil from Halswell

I have just had a load of firewood delivered and after stacking this wood away I now have a pile a Wood Bark/Small Wood Splinters that someone may want for their garden. Free but must be collected this weekend. Please contact me on 027 2886859 if interested.

Free

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2 days ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Find out more

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3 days ago

Cashmere Rotary Bookarama 2021 is on and the collection bins are out

Terry from Westmorland

The Cashmere Rotary Club is once again raising funds for charity with another Bookarama.This year’s sale will be held at the Addington Raceway Stables from Thursday 18 November to Sunday 21 November and we need your donations of books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, Jigsaws and Games. Prices start at just $1. … View moreThe Cashmere Rotary Club is once again raising funds for charity with another Bookarama.This year’s sale will be held at the Addington Raceway Stables from Thursday 18 November to Sunday 21 November and we need your donations of books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, Jigsaws and Games. Prices start at just $1. Everything half price on Sunday. EFTPOS available. Go to rotaryinfo.org.nz... to find the drop off bin nearest to you.

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3 days ago

Plantarama

Gail from Cashmere

PLANTARAMA
Tomorrow (Saturday 16th October) 9am-12noon
At Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 Macmillan Avenue.

Lots of plants available, so come along and stock up for your garden.

Also, jams & preserves, sausage sizzle, cream teas.

3 days ago

Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021

Christchurch City Council

Heritage Festival is running 9-25 October. Enjoy over 2 weeks of walks, open days, exhibitions, performances and more!

This year’s theme is People and Place – our stories revealed. It is an opportunity to share stories that reflect the relationship of our communities to places here in the … View more
Heritage Festival is running 9-25 October. Enjoy over 2 weeks of walks, open days, exhibitions, performances and more!

This year’s theme is People and Place – our stories revealed. It is an opportunity to share stories that reflect the relationship of our communities to places here in the Ōtautahi-Christchurch District or the wider Canterbury region.

Discover the exciting events happening near you!
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3 days ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
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4 days ago

HURRY! Have you shared your Local Like?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

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Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

Share your business shout-out now.

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4 days ago

Time is running out... only two weeks to go! ⏳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes … View more
Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes place around the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake:

DROP - down on your hands and knees. This protects you from falling but lets you move if you need to.

COVER - your head and neck (or entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk (if it is within a few steps of you). If there is no shelter nearby, cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

HOLD - on to your shelter (or your position to protect your head and neck) until the shaking stops. If the shaking shifts your shelter around, move with it.

Head to www.shakeout.govt.nz... to sign up today and get involved!

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4 days ago

Latest Uploads from Fab Flying Fox Children's Puppetry Studio's

Robert and Jeffrey from Spreydon

Hi all
Our small, local (Spreydon), part-time puppetry studio has uploaded it's 3 latest puppetry clips for children involving our fab flying fox puppets: 2 songs and a short story.

It's still a learning journey as we experiment with different forms and narratives but if you or your … View more
Hi all
Our small, local (Spreydon), part-time puppetry studio has uploaded it's 3 latest puppetry clips for children involving our fab flying fox puppets: 2 songs and a short story.

It's still a learning journey as we experiment with different forms and narratives but if you or your children enjoy the clips, please like, share and subscribe. All content is free to watch and subscribe to.

The Fab Flying Fox Children's Puppetry Channel:
www.youtube.com...

(1st new song) "Ain't We Got Fun" - traditional
www.youtube.com...

(2nd new song) "Ain't We Got Fun" - techno
www.youtube.com...

Casablaaaanca Original ReTelling - Farewell at the Airport
www.youtube.com...
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FYI only
One of our original song clips received over 40 000 views worldwide earlier this year:
Share the Weight - Jeffrey Bain:
www.youtube.com...

Another original techno music video received over 18 000 views
www.youtube.com...

Thanks in advance if you can spare any time to watch these!!
:-)
Robert and Jeff, the fab flying foxes and the rest of the team

(2nd new song) "Ain't We Got Fun" - techno

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