Linwood, Christchurch

29 days ago

Demolition work starts on quake-damaged Christchurch Catholic cathedral

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The $1.8 million demolition project is expected to take a year and started this week with three workers salvaging two stone angels from the front of the historic building.

The church plans to build a school, church headquarters, parking building, and a replacement for the quake-damaged Cathedral … View more
The $1.8 million demolition project is expected to take a year and started this week with three workers salvaging two stone angels from the front of the historic building.

The church plans to build a school, church headquarters, parking building, and a replacement for the quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament between Victoria Square and the Avon River.

Read more here.

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28 days ago

Christchurch landmarks to be lit up to mark Sept quake anniversary

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Several prominent Christchurch landmarks will be lit up this week to mark the 10th anniversary of the first major Canterbury earthquake.

New Brighton Pier, the New Regent St shops, the Town Hall Ferrier fountain, the Vaka a Hina sculpture in the east frame, the Fanfare sculpture at Chaney’s … View more
Several prominent Christchurch landmarks will be lit up this week to mark the 10th anniversary of the first major Canterbury earthquake.

New Brighton Pier, the New Regent St shops, the Town Hall Ferrier fountain, the Vaka a Hina sculpture in the east frame, the Fanfare sculpture at Chaney’s Corner, Christchurch Airport, and the State Highway 1 Memorial Bridge will all be lit up in green on Thursday and Friday.

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47 days ago

Sum up the September 4 Canterbury quake anniversary in a single word

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

What word do you associate most with the September 4 earthquake in Canterbury?

As part of Stuff's upcoming coverage of the 10th anniversary of the quake, we want to hear your memories of the day life changed dramatically for so many.

We're collecting your submissions to create a word … View more
What word do you associate most with the September 4 earthquake in Canterbury?

As part of Stuff's upcoming coverage of the 10th anniversary of the quake, we want to hear your memories of the day life changed dramatically for so many.

We're collecting your submissions to create a word cloud to be published on the 10th anniversary.

It may be a word that describes how your life or your community has changed, or one that takes you back to that very moment the earth shook on the morning of September 4, 2010.

To share the word you believe best sums up the 10 years since the quake, click here or email stuffnation@stuff.co.nz

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28 days ago

Better balance is easy!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. … View more
Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. It’s a technique called dual-tasking and it’s proven to be effective, it’s also fun. Just 10 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home and you can be Nymbl.

Register now to get Nymbl free. Nymbl is brought to you by Live Stronger For Longer and ACC, MOH and HQSC.
Learn more

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28 days ago

Nominate your Nice Neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Do you have a Nice Neighbour in your community that has shone through the shadow of this pandemic?

Has someone offered to pick up supplies for you? Maybe your neighbour rang up to have a friendly chat? Any person that's made your community more neighbourly, nominate them on our … View more
Do you have a Nice Neighbour in your community that has shone through the shadow of this pandemic?

Has someone offered to pick up supplies for you? Maybe your neighbour rang up to have a friendly chat? Any person that's made your community more neighbourly, nominate them on our Nice Neighbour page now!

If selected, your nomination will be published in your community paper with you and your nominee each winning a $25 Prezzy® Card!
Nominate Now!

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29 days ago

'Bitterly cold' day for South Island - can you see any snow?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Temperatures are plummeting as snow blankets many parts of the South Island on Tuesday morning.

MetService meteorologist Peter Little said South Islanders should expect a “bitterly cold” day as a cold front “significantly” dropped temperatures overnight, bringing flurries of snow, sleet … View more
Temperatures are plummeting as snow blankets many parts of the South Island on Tuesday morning.

MetService meteorologist Peter Little said South Islanders should expect a “bitterly cold” day as a cold front “significantly” dropped temperatures overnight, bringing flurries of snow, sleet and rain to most southern centres.

Is snow affecting your area? Send us your pics/tell us what you see in the comments below.

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30 days ago

Poll: Do you support mandatory face masks on public transport?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Not an un-masked face could be seen at the Christchurch Bus Interchange as the first day of mandatory use on public transport came into force.

Bus drivers and passengers were happy to abide by the rules and in some instances, gifted face masks to other bus users and drivers.

Do you support … View more
Not an un-masked face could be seen at the Christchurch Bus Interchange as the first day of mandatory use on public transport came into force.

Bus drivers and passengers were happy to abide by the rules and in some instances, gifted face masks to other bus users and drivers.

Do you support mandatory face masks on public transport? Vote below.

Read more here.

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Do you support mandatory face masks on public transport?
  • 88.5% Yes - masks are necessary
    88.5% Complete
  • 11.5% No - I don't support mandatory masks
    11.5% Complete
515 votes
29 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 🧠🌸

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of … View more
1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to use our voice to raise awareness for mental health and well-being. Perhaps consider sharing a cuppa with someone you know who could use the support or challenge your family and friends to unplug from social media for the entire month to improve their well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.

This month also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) followed by Mental Health Awareness Week (21 - 27 September).

However you choose to take part, make sure to tag us in your posts + use the following hashtag so we can see how you’re cultivating better mental health for yourself or in your community this month:

#NSNZmentalhealth

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33 days ago

Zero tolerance on speeding drivers all year round as Kiwi cops get tough on motorists

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Do you sometimes drive a few kms over the speed limit? Road police have scrapped their speed buffer on Kiwi roads in favour of a no tolerance approach.

All motorists edging over the limit at any time of the year can now expect to be pulled over and possibly fined, national road … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you sometimes drive a few kms over the speed limit? Road police have scrapped their speed buffer on Kiwi roads in favour of a no tolerance approach.

All motorists edging over the limit at any time of the year can now expect to be pulled over and possibly fined, national road policing manager Acting Superintendent Gini Welch confirmed on Friday.

It brings an end to a long-standing convention that law enforcement would let minor speeding breaches slide.


“We don’t have a threshold,” Welch told Stuff, “we don’t have anything other than the speed limit.

Previously, besides zero tolerance long weekends, it was understood police could exercise discretion up to 10kmh over the speed limit.

Click here to read more.

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29 days ago

Make your home more energy efficient

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

Many of us know that our home may not be as energy efficient as it should be. We have provided a list of ways you could make your home more energy efficient.

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29 days ago

Snowfall set to disrupt South Island motorists

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE: Snowfall warning has been lifted for Porters Pass, please drive to the conditions.

Motorists in the Canterbury and West Coast region are today advised to drive cautiously, with chain use 'essential' if driving through SH73 (Porters Pass).

What you need to know:

- The NZTA… View more
UPDATE: Snowfall warning has been lifted for Porters Pass, please drive to the conditions.

Motorists in the Canterbury and West Coast region are today advised to drive cautiously, with chain use 'essential' if driving through SH73 (Porters Pass).

What you need to know:

- The NZTA has advised motorists to fit their vehicle with chains if travelling through SH73

- Metservice has forecast snowfall of 10-15cm to fall in the area around Porters Pass above 500m

-Porters Pass is now closed to towing vehicles

See the SH73 Traffic Map for all the latest road alerts
For weather related updates, head to MetService's Weather Warnings Page

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33 days ago

Dog-friendly film festival coming to Christchurch

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

If you've ever wanted to watch a movie with your dog somewhere other than your lounge, this event is for you.

Top Dog Film Festival returns to Christchurch at The Hollywood Cinema, Sumner, on Saturday, October 31, and you can bring your dog.

You and your four-legged friend can expect to see… View more
If you've ever wanted to watch a movie with your dog somewhere other than your lounge, this event is for you.

Top Dog Film Festival returns to Christchurch at The Hollywood Cinema, Sumner, on Saturday, October 31, and you can bring your dog.

You and your four-legged friend can expect to see two hours of entertaining and heart-warming films about the joy of dogs.

If your dog can sit on your lap, they are included in your ticket price, if your dog needs its own seat you'll have to bring a towel to cover the cinema chair (how New Zealand is this?).

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33 days ago

Poll: Christchurch skydiving, would you give it a go?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

New Zealand’s only heli-dive operation is now offering people the chance to freefall over the Pacific Ocean, before landing on Sumner Beach in Christchurch.

Stuff reporter Lee Kenny dropped in for a look, then dropped out.

Would you give it a go? Why/why not? Read more here.

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Christchurch skydiving, would you give it a go?
  • 38.7% Yes - I'd love to!
    38.7% Complete
  • 61.3% Nope - not for me
    61.3% Complete
266 votes
30 days ago

Weekend temperatures top 24C in South Island - did you get out?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Monday neighbours,

Temperatures reached record highs in parts of the South Island on Sunday, with Kaikōura the hottest spot in the country at 24.5C.

Riccarton equalled its second-highest winter temperature with 23.6C, Lincoln had its fourth-highest at 22.3C, while Waimate had its hottest … View more
Happy Monday neighbours,

Temperatures reached record highs in parts of the South Island on Sunday, with Kaikōura the hottest spot in the country at 24.5C.

Riccarton equalled its second-highest winter temperature with 23.6C, Lincoln had its fourth-highest at 22.3C, while Waimate had its hottest winter day since records began in 1908, reaching 23.4C.

But despite the weekend of warm weather across New Zealand, winter isn’t over yet.

Did you make the most of the weather while it lasted?

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29 days ago

Keeping Christchurch beautiful

Alexandra David's

Keep Christchurch Beautiful is a local branch of Keep New Zealand Beautiful, and has been working in and around Christchurch since the 1980s. Initially and mostly in the litter abatement area, but also in general beautification of our physical environment. This can include reporting and removing … View moreKeep Christchurch Beautiful is a local branch of Keep New Zealand Beautiful, and has been working in and around Christchurch since the 1980s. Initially and mostly in the litter abatement area, but also in general beautification of our physical environment. This can include reporting and removing graffiti; collaborating with schools and groups to paint murals on Chorus street side utility cabinets (to prevent graffiti); running our very successful schools environment programme (in its 27th year in 2020) which reaches around 40 schools a year; working with other environmental groups, individuals and community groups to carry out clean up and other environment enhancement events around the city; supporting and recognising volunteers who work regularly picking up rubbish, planting, caring for local parks, reserves and gardens, develop and maintain new native plantings in reserves; and also recognising those businesses that themselves support volunteers or have business practices that are environmentally sustainable.

KCB promotes and supports projects initiated by Keep New Zealand Beautiful, our parent organisation (while KCB is a branch, it is also independent and a stand-alone charity and incorporated society). KCB is also developing new projects, including scaling the schools programme to suits preschools; maintaining a ‘library’ of gear to lend and sometimes gift, to groups doing clean ups; and providing event coordination and management for business groups wanting to ‘give back’ to their communities with clean up events.

KCB is proud of its connections with other groups around the city; together we are more than the sum of our parts.
Find out more

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