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30 days ago

Sons stolen scooter

Ricky from Burwood

Hi everyone,

Today (Sun 30th Aug) at around 2pm my 10yr old son was at Thompson Park skate park with his nana riding his new scooter that he got for his birthday.

2 older boys who he think were early teens asked to ride it and ended up running off with it.

His nana was unaware as she was also … View more
Hi everyone,

Today (Sun 30th Aug) at around 2pm my 10yr old son was at Thompson Park skate park with his nana riding his new scooter that he got for his birthday.

2 older boys who he think were early teens asked to ride it and ended up running off with it.

His nana was unaware as she was also watching his smaller cousin at the time but realised when he came to her quite devastated.

I spent a few hrs driving around Brighton but we didn't see it again.

If your son turns up home with a new looking green scooter (MGP VX9 PRO) that they didn't have before today it may be my son's.

Its a long shot but I had a 10yr old crying himself to sleep tonight. He has learning difficulties and is just really trusting so this is a tough lesson for him.

Scooter looks like the one attached.

Thanks everyone. May be a good thing I didn't find the kids yo be honest....

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30 days ago

Loft closed tomorrow - Tuesday 1st September

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Loft agency at Eastgate Mall is closed . This means that we are unable to run our normal clinic from there on Tuesdays. If you need help or advice we are still open at our City branch (based at ARA) West branch (based in Hornby) and via phone and email .
We … View more
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Loft agency at Eastgate Mall is closed . This means that we are unable to run our normal clinic from there on Tuesdays. If you need help or advice we are still open at our City branch (based at ARA) West branch (based in Hornby) and via phone and email .
We should be back next week

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30 days ago

Kev and the team have been busy!

Dena Cowen-Willis from PT in the Park

Take a look and Kev and Kerry's warm ups getting you ready for PT in the Park - starting again on September 12th!

Free for all , designed for all ages and abilities!
#ptinthepark #kevthekettlebell #seeyouonsaturday

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30 days ago

Meet our 2020 Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Congratulations to King George Diones , who wins $500 worth of Yates products and $300 worth of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. This surgical nurse in Auckland propagates and sells houseplants. He is currently giving all profits to colleagues in the Philippines to buy PPE.

35 days ago

Seven-storey building offering medical services good for Christchurch?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Cantabs,

A large health facility with procedure rooms and luxury recovery suites is proposed for a prominent site in Christchurch's health precinct.

The application proposes two levels of medical facilities and three levels of guest accommodation “proposed to function as luxury … View more
Hey Cantabs,

A large health facility with procedure rooms and luxury recovery suites is proposed for a prominent site in Christchurch's health precinct.

The application proposes two levels of medical facilities and three levels of guest accommodation “proposed to function as luxury recovery rooms” for procedures done on the lower floors.

Huadu International NZ chief executive Aaron Boddington said the company was excited to develop the project, but declined to answer questions on when the facility would be built, who would operate it and how much it would cost.

What do you think about this proposal? Comment below.

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41 days ago

Do you have a DIY project on the go?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Sales of DIY items are on the rise again as New Zealanders prepare to spend more time at home.

New Zealand’s leading hardware stores say demand for power tools, plants and paint has spiked for the second time this year.

Do you have a home project on the go? Let us know what it is below.

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30 days ago

Having certainty inspires confidence

Essie Summers Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you're set. Our Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed to protect you, so whatever the future holds, we've got your back.

Having certainty inspires confidence. It's just one of the ways we're pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement … View more
When you choose a Ryman village, you're set. Our Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed to protect you, so whatever the future holds, we've got your back.

Having certainty inspires confidence. It's just one of the ways we're pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

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30 days ago

Major scrub fire near Aoraki/Mt Cook burns for second day

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A large blaze burning through wilding pines near the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park has spread significantly overnight.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd (State Highway 80).

It grew to 2500 … View more
A large blaze burning through wilding pines near the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park has spread significantly overnight.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd (State Highway 80).

It grew to 2500 hectares and had a 23 kilometre perimeter by Sunday night but on Monday, there was "significant spread" overnight and it was now covering 3100 hectares.

There are 17 helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft battling the fire, with the first helicopters equipped with monsoon buckets going up at first light.

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35 days ago

Christchurch recycling plant gets $16.8m boost for upgrades

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

State-of-the-art sorting equipment will be installed at Christchurch’s recycling plant thanks to a multi-million dollar grant from the Government.

The upgrade will make it easier to remove contaminants from recycling and sort plastics into individual types.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel … View more
State-of-the-art sorting equipment will be installed at Christchurch’s recycling plant thanks to a multi-million dollar grant from the Government.

The upgrade will make it easier to remove contaminants from recycling and sort plastics into individual types.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel says the boost is a game changer for the people of Christchurch. What do you think?

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35 days ago

Poll: Should bus drivers be allowed to self-enforce social distancing rules?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Bus commuters have been passed at bus stops in Christchurch as some drivers adopt a harder line on level 2 social distancing.

With capacity on buses reduced due to social distancing requirements, some Christchurch users have reported delays and passengers being left behind because there was not … View more
Bus commuters have been passed at bus stops in Christchurch as some drivers adopt a harder line on level 2 social distancing.

With capacity on buses reduced due to social distancing requirements, some Christchurch users have reported delays and passengers being left behind because there was not enough room.

A Christchurch commuter said "some bus drivers care about how many are on the bus and some don't".

Do you think it's okay that bus drivers self-enforce social distancing?

Read more here

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Should bus drivers be allowed to self-enforce social distancing rules?
  • 61.9% Yes - they should be allowed to enforce
    61.9% Complete
  • 38.1% No - enforcing is not their job
    38.1% Complete
407 votes
34 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

How's this for a throwback, Cantabs?

Cantabrians rush to Seaview Rd, New Brighton to get some last minute Christmas shopping in - Christmas Eve, 1955.

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34 days ago

Poll: Should all of Christchurch's parking meters be cashless?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Christchurch City Council recently converted 65 of its 196 meters to credit/debit card only to combat damage and theft.

However, it is not easy to identify which machines no longer take cash.

Do you think we should move to a totally cashless system?

Read more here.

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Should all of Christchurch's parking meters be cashless?
  • 33.7% Yes - cashless is the new way
    33.7% Complete
  • 66.3% No - cash is still king
    66.3% Complete
326 votes
30 days ago

Homestead destroyed as major South Canterbury scrub fire burns for second day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had … View more
Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had grown to 2500 hectares and had a 23 kilometre perimeter by Sunday night.

The fire jumped Mt Cook Rd – State Highway 80 (SH80) – and is burning on both sides. SH80 and SH8 remain closed.

To read more, click here

30 days ago

Homestead destroyed as major South Canterbury scrub fire burns for second day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had … View more
Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had grown to 2500 hectares and had a 23 kilometre perimeter by Sunday night.

The fire jumped Mt Cook Rd – State Highway 80 (SH80) – and is burning on both sides. SH80 and SH8 remain closed.

To read more, click here

30 days ago

Anyone can be Nymbl

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance.

It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get… View more
Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance.

It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

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