Mairehau, Christchurch

20 hours ago

Covid-19: Two cases in Christchurch, one may have been infectious in city for almost a fortnight

The Team Reporter from The Press

UPDATED 4.35pm: Two Covid-19 cases have been discovered in Christchurch, including one who could have been infectious in the community for just under two weeks, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health said it became aware of the two positive cases from … View more
UPDATED 4.35pm: Two Covid-19 cases have been discovered in Christchurch, including one who could have been infectious in the community for just under two weeks, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health said it became aware of the two positive cases from the same household in Christchurch on Wednesday evening.

One had travelled from Auckland on October 15 and infected someone they live with. The pair, who are family members, are both unvaccinated.

Hipkins said the two cases had not been scanning QR codes regularly, but were being co-operative with health authorities.

Christchurch will stay in alert level 2 and there are no major exposure events linked to the cases.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed one of the cases was a truck driver who had driven around Christchurch and north of the city.

Thirteen locations of interest in Christchurch have been identified as of 4.35pm. Click here to see where they are.

More updates will be posted on Stuff as soon as they're available.

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5 hours ago

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9 hours ago

northern community market

Stephanie from Redwood

NORTHERN COMMUNITY MARKET
has a start date
6th November 2020

10am-4pm

Finally we have made it.
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NORTHERN COMMUNITY MARKET
has a start date
6th November 2020

10am-4pm

Finally we have made it.

Unless levels change we will open.

We have a few stalls left to fill

Fortnightly or monthly.

We open 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

We are looking for a hot chippies and hot dogs.

Cold drink, smoothies and ice cream.

If you would like to make some money for Christmas and have items to sell on your stall.

Please contact us on our email address

NorthernMarketChristchurch@gmail.com

We would love to hear from you.

3 days ago

Billions of litres continue to be lost from leaky Christchurch water pipes

The Team Reporter from The Press

Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding … View more
Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding Banks Peninsula, collectively used 57.1 billion litres of water. From this, the council estimates about 13.1b, or 23 per cent, was lost to leakage.

Pipe renewals have been postponed in recent years due to post-quake work and wellhead repairs in a bid to remove chlorine, the council said.

The new water loss data comes as the Government tries to push on with controversial water infrastructure reforms – which, if they go ahead, would take control of the pipes, reservoirs and other infrastructure away from councils and give it to large independent regional entities.

The council’s water boss, Helen Beaumont, said the council was hitting a point now where different pipe materials, installed at different times, were reaching the end of their usable life. A significant number of pipes would require renewal over a short period, she said.

Read the full story here.

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1 day ago

Elusions double vaccination policy

Patrick Koot from Elusion Electrical Ltd

With waking to the news this morning there are 2 cases of covid in Christchurch (both unvaccinated) we thought it was timely to remind our valued clients all Elusion staff and family are double vaccinated and we make a commitment that all boosters available will be taken at first available … View moreWith waking to the news this morning there are 2 cases of covid in Christchurch (both unvaccinated) we thought it was timely to remind our valued clients all Elusion staff and family are double vaccinated and we make a commitment that all boosters available will be taken at first available opportunity.

All future staff will also need to be double vaccinated both because it is our believe we need to protect those who's homes we enter into but also mandated by government due to a school contract.

Also,if you have a job booked in and your unwell or have any covid exposure please phone and let us know.

Nga Mihi
Patrick, Shan and family

15 hours ago

Time Change. And maybe your will should too.

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1 day ago

Covid cases confirmed in Christchurch

David from Redwood

Please get vaccinated (if you haven’t already).

20 hours ago

How Does the Snorex Stop Snoring?

Denise from Oraltech Ltd

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9 days ago

Garapa Decking timber

Kylee from Avonside - Dallington

Morning, I have tried a couple of timber yards and unfortunately they are out of stock. Thought I would try on here and see if anyone had built a deck lately and has Garapa timber offcuts I can buy. Looking for anything from 200mm - 1 meter in length. Cheers Kylee

1 day ago

Throwback Thursday: Eager fans

The Team Reporter from The Press

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the airport we go.

Crowds at Christchurch International Airport await the
arrival of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The theatrical troupe performed at the Theatre Royal in May 1968.

Trans-Tasman jet flights had been landing at Christchurch for three years at … View more
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the airport we go.

Crowds at Christchurch International Airport await the
arrival of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The theatrical troupe performed at the Theatre Royal in May 1968.

Trans-Tasman jet flights had been landing at Christchurch for three years at this point, Boeing 737s were replacing Viscounts on domestic services, and the airport terminal had been extended to cater for increasing air traffic.

However, people could still stand on the apron in front of the building to welcome travellers, restrained only by pipe and wire mesh barriers in the pre-terrorist age.

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community … View more
It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Nominate your community

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1 day ago

Create/write a Christmas cards to help combat loneliness this Christmas

The Team Reporter from The Press

Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added … View more
Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added to that, the charity says.

"The art of sending a card to someone at Christmas seems to have been lost over the years, we are encouraging people to revive the tradition of sending someone a nice card in the mail," Voices of Hope co-founder Genevieve Mora says.

"This could be a family member, neighbour, someone you know of or mail it to us, and we can make sure it gets out to someone in need of a bit of cheer. Hopefully this will help someone feel a bit less lonely this Christmas,."

Cards can be sent to: PO Box 90202, Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1142.

The deadline for sending cards is November 11. Find out more here.

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2 days ago

northern community market

Stephanie from Redwood

Exciting news everyone we now have a start date for our local market

6th November at northcote school 10am-4pm we look forward to seeing you all there, any questions you have please email our team at NorthernMarketChristchurch@gmail.com

3 days ago

Friday Shout Platter

Bloody Mary's Bar, Lounge & Grill

Did you know that if you book a table for 5 or more people on a Friday night, you get to enjoy a free Friday Shout Platter with all of our favourites - Chips, spring rolls, samosas, nuts - and more!

Make a booking for this Friday and tuck in.

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12 days ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping … View more
New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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