Linwood, Christchurch

45 days ago

Creating healthier, carbon-zero homes

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, there are few Kiwis who haven't experienced cold or damp housing at some point in New Zealand, whatever part of the country you call home. So what's being done to change that for future generations?

Here's … View more
Hey neighbours, there are few Kiwis who haven't experienced cold or damp housing at some point in New Zealand, whatever part of the country you call home. So what's being done to change that for future generations?

Here's how a passive revolution and building code changes could help our health - and the climate.

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45 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

Red Cross Communications from Red Cross Store Manchester St

This National Volunteer Week, we’re recognising all the amazing volunteers who form the backbone of emergency response in Aotearoa and support their communites every day.
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
When Aotearoa faces challenging times, Kiwis always step up to support people in need. Volunteers … View more
This National Volunteer Week, we’re recognising all the amazing volunteers who form the backbone of emergency response in Aotearoa and support their communites every day.
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
When Aotearoa faces challenging times, Kiwis always step up to support people in need. Volunteers are instrumental in ensuring that we get through, together.

“Every day, a network of 11,000 Red Cross volunteers and members across the country help us respond to disasters, settle new Kiwis, help run our shops, deliver Meals on Wheels, teach former refugees how to drive, sew curtains for families in need, and so much more. Last financial year, Red Cross volunteers gave close to 120,000 hours of their time. They are the hands and feet of almost everything we accomplish,” says Niamh Lawless, our Secretary General.

Please click on "Read More" to read Justine's story.

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45 days ago

Richard Rea Plumbing Ltd are Master Plumbers 2020.

Sarah Rea from Richard Rea Plumbing Ltd and Rea Construction Ltd

Richard Rea Plumbing Ltd are Master Plumbers 2020. Here to look after your most valuable asset - your home. 👨‍🔧🧰🏡

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45 days ago

Have you signed up to get free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and … View more
In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and follow Jane Packer’s advice to decorate your kitchen and dining spaces with flowers. Be in to win Jane Packer Flowers and the NZ House & Garden July issue.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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46 days ago

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th

Johnnie Martin from Fu Manchu Street Food

Kia Ora neighbours and friends!
This weekend is us fully back and in full swing since before the lockdown started. If you haven't before, come on down and try something delicious, local and new!
On Friday the 26th from 5pm we will be open and serving Fu Manchu asian fusion street food. Vegan … View more
Kia Ora neighbours and friends!
This weekend is us fully back and in full swing since before the lockdown started. If you haven't before, come on down and try something delicious, local and new!
On Friday the 26th from 5pm we will be open and serving Fu Manchu asian fusion street food. Vegan meals, gluten-free and dairy-free options available, with mains, sides, steamed buns, desserts, and kids meals.
On Saturday the 27th from 5pm we will be open and serving Johnnie Nachos; our Mexican inspired alter ego. Also sporting vegan meals, gluten-free and dairy-free options, with its own mains, sides, desserts and kids meals.
We have an online ordering app (for mobiles only) available from our facebook page:
www.facebook.com.... Just click 'shop now' up top of the page. We encourage our customers to place their orders via this app to avoid wait times, and cold weather, but it is not necessary. Lighting, seating and tables, music provided :)

Also, we run a birthday, special events and wedding cake baking business. We make one of a kind, custom cakes and cup cakes for all occasions. For more information go to www.facebook.com...

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49 days ago

Clarification please: Quote Vs Estimate

Erina from Sydenham

I'm not sure and want clarification re the above please?
I know I could Google but I would like firsthand info from those in the Trade who know their apples from their pears!
Cheers Neighbours

46 days ago

Nutrition Coaching

Lee de Jager from UniqueLee U Health Coaching

Interested in going low, (carb that is)? a healthy wholefood approach? Want to find what works for you long term?

Let me help coach you through that grey area between the desire to change your nutrition, and having no idea where to begin, to actually doing it, doing it right, and doing it in a … View more
Interested in going low, (carb that is)? a healthy wholefood approach? Want to find what works for you long term?

Let me help coach you through that grey area between the desire to change your nutrition, and having no idea where to begin, to actually doing it, doing it right, and doing it in a way that's as easy as possible. Because hey, this is a lifestyle change and you want to eat stuff that not only agrees with you but is enjoyable, nutritious and doesn't cost a small fortune each week to buy... No hunting for exotic foods or elaborate cooking skills needed :)

Want to know more...
Check me out via the link to UniqueLee U Health Coaching

Lee
Health & Nutrition Coach,

48 days ago

Licensed builders

Scott Bennetts from Reaction Homes Ltd

Hi Neighbours,
Liam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences.

If you would like a free no obligation quote … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Liam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences.

If you would like a free no obligation quote please call me on
0278442388
Thanks scott.

46 days ago

Something else I have noticed with replies

Gareth from Burwood

Posted a wee message a while back as people were having issues with not being able to reply to messages....
Seems there is another reason you may not be able to reply....

If you have the latest posts emailed to you... clicking on one of these to read more, as the email only shows the first line or… View more
Posted a wee message a while back as people were having issues with not being able to reply to messages....
Seems there is another reason you may not be able to reply....

If you have the latest posts emailed to you... clicking on one of these to read more, as the email only shows the first line or so...
Will open up a web page displaying the thread (as long as the snippers haven't got there first). This is all well and good ,you should be able to reply to posts in that thread without issues (remembering the previous restrictions I discussed).
However it goes wrong from here.... If you scroll down past the thread you originally opened from the email... to a new thread... chances are you wont be able to reply to any messages in the thread with the exception of the original post.
I have no idea if this is by design or a bug... I suspect the later.

Anyway hope this keeps someone from smashing their keyboard..:-)

52 days ago

New light show for Christchurch

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch will still be lit up this year despite one of the city's most popular festivals being postponed.
Christchurch Is Lit will run from July 1 to 29 from 6pm to 11pm each day and feature more than 20 light creations throughout the city.

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49 days ago

Foraging on Banks Peninsula

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

If Peter Langlands needed to, he could eat for free. On an average day, he'd find 50 to 75 edible greens along the foreshore.
Do you forage for food? If so, where are the best spots to forage in Canterbury?

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47 days ago

Winter energy saving tips

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

The weather is noticeably cooler, the nights are drawing in and power bills are slowly increasing.
We have put together a list of tips on how you can keep your home warm and cosy without breaking the bank.

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47 days ago

Penguin sculptures arrive in Christchurch for new art trail

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

A waddle of penguins has flown into Christchurch to be decorated by school children and artists and installed on city streets.
The sculptures will be displayed for about 10 weeks across Christchurch before being auctioned off to raise money for Cholmondeley Children's Centre.

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47 days ago

#AotearoaOfKindness: Mobilising the kindness DNA

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an … View more
Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an Aotearoa of Kindness.

Call to action – keep shaping the world we want to live in:

• Look for where kindness, mahi aroha, work for love, has impacted your life.
• Show your thanks to those people giving kindness and mahi aroha through #AotearoaOfKindness.
• Connect or reconnect with a community or a cause that’s important to you through volunteeringnz.org.nz/finding-volunteer-roles.

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47 days ago

Work starts on new Linwood swimming pool

The Team from Christchurch City Council

The Linwood/Woolston community has celebrated the start of construction work on the eagerly-awaited Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.

The $22 million facility is being built in Linwood Park on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Smith Street.

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