Linwood, Christchurch

51 days ago

Appleby Games

Digital Boost

Hi Christchurch,

We all love a local success story and this small self-starter company is proof that by upskilling digitally, just about anything is possible.

Setting up or nurturing a business takes more than a good dose of grit and determination, it also requires knowledge and digital smarts.
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Hi Christchurch,

We all love a local success story and this small self-starter company is proof that by upskilling digitally, just about anything is possible.

Setting up or nurturing a business takes more than a good dose of grit and determination, it also requires knowledge and digital smarts.

Steve from Christchurch company Appleby Games knows the reality of working from the ground up, while navigating life's challenges. Through Digital Boost he upskilled and applied new digital skills as he developed his ideas for his small business. In turn, the company expanded much faster than expected!

If you need some motivation to get started or keep going on your digital journey Steve's story is a heartfelt one worth listening to. You’ll find all the inspiration you need to give Digital Boost a go, check it out here.

Having a single place to turn to for honing your digital skills can simplify the process of learning, saving you precious time. Digital Boost is a one-stop-shop for learning all the digital tools you need. So what are you waiting for?

Come and join us!

The Team at Digital Boost

51 days ago

Love your colour with Resene this August!

Resene ColorShop

Is your home starting to look a little dreary and in need of a fresh coat of paint or a pick me up with colour?

Come in and visit your local Resene ColorShop between 5-31 August 2021, buy 1 testpot 60-80ml and get 1 FREE! Plus get 25% off Resene premium paint, primers, sealers and stains 10L. … View more
Is your home starting to look a little dreary and in need of a fresh coat of paint or a pick me up with colour?

Come in and visit your local Resene ColorShop between 5-31 August 2021, buy 1 testpot 60-80ml and get 1 FREE! Plus get 25% off Resene premium paint, primers, sealers and stains 10L.

Offers available with your Resene DIY Card. If you don’t have a card you can sign up free in store or online
See more details online

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52 days ago

COVID-19

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury

Earlier this year, young people were asked to share their experience of COVID-19. The Graeme Dingle Foundation wanted to give them an opportunity to share their story and show the ways in which they had faced the challenges of COVID-19 and the restrictions on their lives.

In today's post, we … View more
Earlier this year, young people were asked to share their experience of COVID-19. The Graeme Dingle Foundation wanted to give them an opportunity to share their story and show the ways in which they had faced the challenges of COVID-19 and the restrictions on their lives.

In today's post, we look at how online learning played in our young people's lives. Keep an eye out as we post some key takeaways from our findings or head to our website and read the full write up today.

Source - Julie Moore, Research & Evaluation Graeme Dingle Foundation

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53 days ago

Hints of Spring

The Team from Red Cross Store Manchester St

Come see us at 334 Manchester Street for Hints of Spring. Winter stock is selling out fast!

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53 days ago

Foldable climbing frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lichfield Street

Construct a climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops and add the colour with Resene paint.

Find out how to create your own.

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53 days ago

Nominate your Nice Neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win … View moreWe've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win a Prezzy® Card. Have a think and get nominating now! Nominate now!

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54 days ago

Market place scam firewood

Deb from Phillipstown

I osted a few weeks ago about being scammed for 600$ for dry blue gum x 6 Mts...Police have decided now to progress due to the numbers being scammed by Matthew kaurangi (he uses different names)with a kiwi bank acc...the conversation is predictable and then...he explains how hes had bad experiences… View moreI osted a few weeks ago about being scammed for 600$ for dry blue gum x 6 Mts...Police have decided now to progress due to the numbers being scammed by Matthew kaurangi (he uses different names)with a kiwi bank acc...the conversation is predictable and then...he explains how hes had bad experiences in past...and appears to reasonable ask for screen shot for deposit before delivery...NO one is selling dry blue gum for this price so...if you have this conversation please screen shot and provide to police...this has yo stop

55 days ago

Are you the owner of any of these expensive cat breeds?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Luxury cat breeders say Covid-19 has pushed demand for high-priced kittens to unprecedented levels.

The Maine Coon –one of the country’s most expensive breeds at $2,500 a cat – soared in demand during the Covid-19 lockdown last March.

Enquiries for the “gentle … View more
Hi neighbours,

Luxury cat breeders say Covid-19 has pushed demand for high-priced kittens to unprecedented levels.

The Maine Coon –one of the country’s most expensive breeds at $2,500 a cat – soared in demand during the Covid-19 lockdown last March.

Enquiries for the “gentle giant” cats increased from 15 to 20 per week to about 20 per day, as Kiwis increasingly searched for ways to spend their money and time around home, one breeder said.

Do you own an expensive cat breed? Let us know below. Pics welcome!

Read the full story by clicking 'Read More' below.

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55 days ago

Brand NEW Handbags

Joanne from Phillipstown

A Yellow & A Red - $45 each or both for $80
Only used for photo purposes that one time as pictured.
Got it from Strandbag last year Christmas
Never used. In BRAND NEW condition.

Red is SOLD
Yellow is now $40

Pick up Phillipstown

Price: $45

56 days ago

Repairs and Maintenance.

Pete from home n hosed ltd.

Roof and gutter repairs and maintenance.Snow straps installed. Gutter/spouting cleans.Small 'fix it' jobs.Most aspects of home maintenance performed....''from the lawns to the roof ridge''
Pete..02102209181.
Home 'n' Hosed Ltd.

60 days ago

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Maree Brogan from Red Cross Shop Woolston

Redcross Woolston are new in the community and we need you.
If you would like to help in your community, or give back in some way, or maybe you’d like to meet new people we need you. If you have retail experience even better but if you don’t that’s ok as we will train you. We provide a … View more
Redcross Woolston are new in the community and we need you.
If you would like to help in your community, or give back in some way, or maybe you’d like to meet new people we need you. If you have retail experience even better but if you don’t that’s ok as we will train you. We provide a friendly, fun filled environment, with lots to do and a cup of tea and a bikkie too.
Reply to this add or private message, or come in store and check us out and leave your name and number and we will get back to you. We are at 683 Ferry Rd, next door to coin save and just by Domino’s pizza

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57 days ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

57 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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63 days ago

Old Post Office revamp taking shape in Christchurch's Cathedral Square

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.

The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is … View more
Hey neighbours,

Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.

The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is scheduled to open in December.

The space includes a restaurant, café and bars, an i-Site visitor information centre, artisan bakery, pâtisserie, florist and gift store, and a South Island food tasting experience promoting local wine, beer, cheese and meat.

Did you visit the old post office before the quakes? And will you visit this new offering once it's ready?

More pictures available in the story by clicking 'Read More' below. Please note the attached image was taken shortly after the 2011 quakes.

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57 days ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz through our online job board, we have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your organisation.
Find your next apprentice with Competenz!

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