Linwood, Christchurch

3 days ago

9kg BBQ gas tank refill

Kim from Sydenham

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me where the cheapest place to refill a gas tank is please?

Love Kim xxx

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13 hours ago

CLIMATE CHANGE

Brian from New Brighton

CHRISTCHURCH RESIDENTS CALL FOR FASTER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Christchurch residents have told their council they want action on climate change faster than the government has proposed.

While the government's Zero Carbon Bill sets the target of New Zealand having net zero greenhouse gas … View more
CHRISTCHURCH RESIDENTS CALL FOR FASTER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Christchurch residents have told their council they want action on climate change faster than the government has proposed.

While the government's Zero Carbon Bill sets the target of New Zealand having net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Christchurch City Council is aiming to reach that goal - excluding methane - by 2045, said council head of strategic policy Emma Davis.

"The feedback we have received from our residents showed they want us to take a more ambitious approach," Ms Davis said.

Last week, the council agreed to a plan that includes an interim target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

A goal of cutting methane emissions by 25 percent by 2030 and by 50 percent by 2045 was set.

"We were among the first councils in New Zealand to declare a climate and ecological emergency and it is important that we back that declaration up by showing our strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions," Ms Davis said.

In 2016 to 2017, Christchurch emitted about 2.5 million gross tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. That equates to 6.6 tonnes per person, which is lower than estimates for Auckland of 7.9 tonnes and for Dunedin of 11 tonnes, but more than Wellington's average of 5.7 tonnes per person.

Transport is the biggest contributor to Christchurch's carbon emissions, making up 53 percent of the total.

Ms Davis said everyone in the community would need to make changes to achieve the 2045 carbon neutral target.

The council hopes to save $1 million a year on electricity and to reduce its carbon emissions after LED street lights are installed throughout the city.

Work to convert all of Christchurch's 38,000 street lights to LED lights is almost halfway through and is expected to be completed by June 2021. This is being funded largely by the New Zealand Transport Agency

Christchurch city councillor Deon Swiggs said once they LED lights were all installed, the city's electricity bill would be slashed and maintenance would drop by about $600,000 a year.

LED lights used less energy and reduced carbon emissions, while making streets safer by lighting them more brightly, Mr Swiggs said.

4 days ago

Multimillion-dollar Lancaster Park plan approved, but there is no money

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The 6-hectare former Lancaster Park will be converted into three sports fields once the stadium is fully demolished.

The sports fields are likely to be used for rugby and soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. The plans also shows space for 105 car parks, toilets and changing facilities,… View more
The 6-hectare former Lancaster Park will be converted into three sports fields once the stadium is fully demolished.

The sports fields are likely to be used for rugby and soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. The plans also shows space for 105 car parks, toilets and changing facilities, a play area, a possible sports pavilion and rose beds either side of the memorial gates on Stevens St.

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10 hours ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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1 day ago

Pink Batt off cuts or surplus wanted for free

Gareth from Burwood

Or earthwool or similar..
Thanks in advance

14 hours ago

St Albans Fruit & Vege Co-Op

Mark Hudson from St Albans Fruit & Vege Co-Op

The St Albans Fruit & Vege Co-Op aims to give people access to healthy, fresh food at a fair price and involve people in building their community.

This is run by the Community Focus Trust based in St Albans.

Each week you will receive a selection of fresh produce, with different variety most… View more
The St Albans Fruit & Vege Co-Op aims to give people access to healthy, fresh food at a fair price and involve people in building their community.

This is run by the Community Focus Trust based in St Albans.

Each week you will receive a selection of fresh produce, with different variety most weeks. All produce is seasonal and fresh. The average saving per week if brought from a mainstream supermarket is around $15.00, so you could save on average $60 per month.

St Albans Fruit & Vege Co-Op Sign Up Details:

Option 1: Set up a direct credit into our account: please fill in your surname and SPR in the reference field, so we can track all orders - this needs to be paid into this account by Friday. Our account is :
Kiwibank 38-9018-0645983-04

Option 2: Contact us on our Facebook page telling us how you wish to pay (Cash or Direct Credit), and if you will be ordering weekly or fortnightly.

Cost: $15.00

All orders are packed on a Wednesday and can be collected from Empower Church, 140 Springfield Rd, St Albans I 10:30am - 5:00pm.

As we are now using reusable bags, please bring your own bags to swap the produce over.

Contact Mark at communityfocustrust@gmail.com for more info of checkout our Facebook page.

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15 hours ago

How to vote in the Local Body Elections

Emma from St Albans

How to vote - The elections are held by postal vote. If you’re enrolled to vote, your voting papers will be delivered by New Zealand Post from Friday 20 September.

The papers include your voting form, a candidate booklet and a prepaid return envelope.

Read the instructions, fill out the voting … View more
How to vote - The elections are held by postal vote. If you’re enrolled to vote, your voting papers will be delivered by New Zealand Post from Friday 20 September.

The papers include your voting form, a candidate booklet and a prepaid return envelope.

Read the instructions, fill out the voting paper with your choices, put it in the Freepost envelope provided and put it in the mail.

To make sure your completed vote is received before voting closes, post it no later than 5pm on Tuesday 8 October.

You can also deliver your vote by hand. Completed voting papers can be returned to the Christchurch City Council Civic Offices at 53 Hereford Street, or any open Council library or service centre, before noon on Saturday 12 October.

Anyone who is not able to complete a postal vote independently due to disability is invited to contact the Electoral Officer. The candidate profile booklet can be provided in larger text on request.

It’s not too late to enrol to vote!

If you’re not already on the electoral roll or aren’t sure your details are up to date, you’ll need to enrol or check first. Visit www.vote.nz... call 0800 36 76 56, freetext your name and address to 3676, or visit any PostShop.

If you aren’t on the electoral roll or haven’t received your voting papers by Wednesday 25 September 2019, you may need to cast a special vote to have your say. We can post them to you, or issue them to you from selected Council facilities. Read more here: www.ccc.govt.nz...

To request special voting documents to be posted out you can phone or email the Electoral Officer on 03 941 8681 or elections2019@ccc.govt.nz

Results - Progress results for the election will be available on the Council website, www.ccc.govt.nz... soon after voting closes at noon on Saturday 12 October.

Final results will be available between 18 and 20 October on the Council website and published in The Press.

Any questions? If you have any questions about the elections please contact the Electoral Officer, Jo Daly, by email to elections2019@ccc.govt.nz or phone on 03 941 8581.

Information about the elections is available at: www.ccc.govt.nz...

16 hours ago

Strong wind watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Christchurch.

Valid: 11 hours from 5:00pm Monday to 4:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly winds may approach severe gale in exposed places at times.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.

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16 hours ago

Heavy rain and strong wind warning

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain and strong wind warning for the headwaters of the Canterbury Lakes and Rivers and the Canterbury High Country.

RAIN: Valid: 12 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 3:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain to accumulate near the main divide, and 70 to 100m … View more
MetService has issued a heavy rain and strong wind warning for the headwaters of the Canterbury Lakes and Rivers and the Canterbury High Country.

RAIN: Valid: 12 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 3:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Expect 100 to 140mm of rain to accumulate near the main divide, and 70 to 100m within 15km east of the divide. Peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, with possible thunderstorms.

WIND: Valid: 12 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly gales are forecast to be severe at times, with gusts reaching 120km/h in exposed places.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.

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17 hours ago

A stronger school culture, greater resilience and more kindness.

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Those are the benefits that Paul Barker, Principal of Kaeo School is seeing in his Northland school thanks to the Kiwi Can programme.

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19 hours ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 65.9% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    65.9% Complete
  • 25.4% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    25.4% Complete
  • 8.6% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.6% Complete
1204 votes
1 day ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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1 day ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

Get a quick quote today.

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1 day ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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2 days ago

Fundraiser Sale

Cathy from Bromley

These 2 beautiful cushions were hand made by one of the older bowlers and very kindly donated to the Canterbury Junior/Youth Tenpin bowling team to help raise funds towards Nationals to be held in Manukau in two weeks. They are purple even though in the photos they appear more blue. They are … View moreThese 2 beautiful cushions were hand made by one of the older bowlers and very kindly donated to the Canterbury Junior/Youth Tenpin bowling team to help raise funds towards Nationals to be held in Manukau in two weeks. They are purple even though in the photos they appear more blue. They are 40cmx40cm. Not only is there a zip on the cover but also one on the filling bag so can be restuffed. So soft and luxurious feeling.  Any offer will be considered. If interested or would like more information please message or text on 0211110058. Thanks for your support.

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