Mairehau, Christchurch

Minimalist Design in Apartment Living

Minimalist Design in Apartment Living

Ryman’s Charles Upham Village resident Di gives her design tips on how she’s turned her space into a beautiful home.

62 days ago

The Christchurch Art Show is back!

The Christchurch Art Show

The Christchurch Art Show is back at Te Pae Convention Centre March 8 – 10!

Expect amazing artwork of all types, artist demonstrations, and award- winning artists at New Zealand’s largest art show. The Christchurch Art Show’s new VIP Preview event opens 8 March 5pm, the ever-popular … View more
The Christchurch Art Show is back at Te Pae Convention Centre March 8 – 10!

Expect amazing artwork of all types, artist demonstrations, and award- winning artists at New Zealand’s largest art show. The Christchurch Art Show’s new VIP Preview event opens 8 March 5pm, the ever-popular opening night follows this at 7:30pm. Both are pre- sale catered events and opening night will sell out!

Show Days are: Sat 9th March 10am-8pm and Sun 10th March 10am - 5pm.

Come and view thousands of original quality artworks, meet the artists and view live art demonstrations. Make it a day out and enjoy The Christchurch Art Show!

Buy Christchurch Tickets (New) – ART SHOW TICKETING
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63 days ago

Declutter and organise photos with Peter Walsh

Diana Isaac Retirement Village

Peter is helping us out with something that nearly everyone can relate to – dealing with the unsorted photos taking up space on your phone or languishing in boxes in your home.

“Without fail, when I give a talk about getting organised, I’m always asked how to deal with photos,” says … View more
Peter is helping us out with something that nearly everyone can relate to – dealing with the unsorted photos taking up space on your phone or languishing in boxes in your home.

“Without fail, when I give a talk about getting organised, I’m always asked how to deal with photos,” says Peter.

Boxes of unsorted photos can feel overwhelming to organise so they often get left for many years to clutter up our houses. In addition to this, most of us have smartphones that make it easy to take photos anywhere, so pretty soon our digital photo life becomes cluttered too.

Click read more for the full article.

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63 days ago

Quality wooden planter

Bruce from Edgeware

Hand made and made to order

Price: $50

63 days ago

Win this brand-new home!

Heart Foundation Lotteries

For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Pegasus, Christchurch worth almost $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting for its new owner.

Make this property … View more
For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Pegasus, Christchurch worth almost $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting for its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it!

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
Find out more

63 days ago

Don't forget to nominate your favourite local...

Prospa

There have been hundreds of wonderful entries in this year's Prospa Local Business Hero from across the country! If you haven't nominated a special local business yet, do it today.

- Got a great mechanic? Nominate them today.
- A barista who makes you smile? Nominate them today.
- … View more
There have been hundreds of wonderful entries in this year's Prospa Local Business Hero from across the country! If you haven't nominated a special local business yet, do it today.

- Got a great mechanic? Nominate them today.
- A barista who makes you smile? Nominate them today.
- A reassuring pharmacy team? Nominate them today.

Make a small business' day today by nominating them as your Prospa Local Business Hero - and you could make their whole year (our national winner picks up an incredible $10,000 prize package!)
Nominate now

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64 days ago

Holidayhouses.co.nz

Mike from Papanui

Be careful (or avoid) using this site if you're renting holiday accommodation. We used it to book a holiday home for four days.
The pictures looked ok, it had a couple good reviews (which we now suspect were provided by friends or family). They did say it was a new house and still a … View more
Be careful (or avoid) using this site if you're renting holiday accommodation. We used it to book a holiday home for four days.
The pictures looked ok, it had a couple good reviews (which we now suspect were provided by friends or family). They did say it was a new house and still a "work in progress" but we assumed that would mean there was some painting to be done, landscaping, or something of that nature. Instead, we arrived to find a construction site including a sign at the entry saying "Construction site, no unauthorised personnel".
Opened the front door and it was a bare concrete slab, with no floor coverings except for a few pieces of old carpet and underlay scattered about which was worse because the pieces were not secured so a trip hazard. Bare electrical wires were hanging from the ceiling and walls, only about half the living space was accessible because of building materials and various crap. In the bathroom off the master bedroom, the shower head was broken and they had used a cable tie to secure it and it pointed straight down. So unless you were a metre tall you couldn't use it. The other bathroom had an open shower, the shower head pointed straight at the wall switch plate, which was unsecured so an excellent opportunity for someone to electrocute themselves. The outside was worse.
Then to add insult to potential injury the place was filthy. The oven had baked on food all over the inside, food crumbs and baked on food on the hob, countertops and sink. The dishwasher was full of dirty dishes and the undercounter rubbish bin was full. The fridge and freezer were so full of their personal stuff we had trouble putting much of anything in either. And there were open containers of food in the freezer......
The owner "didn't understand what we were upset about as it is a lovely home". Refused to refund us so after looking for two days (it was Waitangi weekend) we found another place to move to. Owner refused to refund the two nights and when we spoke to holidayhouses.co.nz (owned by Trademe) they said "they do not get involved in disputes between owners and guests".
So we're now going to have to go to the Disputes Tribunal to try and get our money back, spoke to a lawyer he said it was a clear case of a breach of the Fair Trading Act.
So beware!

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64 days ago

Arm Rest Organiser

David and Margaret from Redwood

New - Unwanted gift in box.

Price: $15

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65 days ago

Have you got a family-favourite recipe for carrots?

Jo McCarroll Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We're looking for delicious carrot recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's April issue. Send your family's favourite ways to eat this easy-to-grow vege crop to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by February 25, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the April issue of NZ Gardener.

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65 days ago

Quality planter

Bruce from Edgeware

450 square x280 in depth

Price: $50

65 days ago

$15,000 to welcome you home...

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

It could be our wonderful staff. Our vibrant communities. Our amazing amenities. Or just the peace of mind that our guaranteed fixed base weekly fee* brings. There are so many reasons to choose the Ryman lifestyle. We’d love to add one more reason to your list - $15,000 back for a limited time*.
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It could be our wonderful staff. Our vibrant communities. Our amazing amenities. Or just the peace of mind that our guaranteed fixed base weekly fee* brings. There are so many reasons to choose the Ryman lifestyle. We’d love to add one more reason to your list - $15,000 back for a limited time*.

If you sign up to one of our new home offers, you’ll get a $15,000 credit on settlement*.

There’s truly never been a better time to choose Ryman.

*Terms and conditions apply.
Explore our villages now

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92 days ago

Dentist

Alice from Redwood

Hi , just wondering if anyone can recommend a good dentist . Since we moved back to Christchurch we haven't had to have one but now the need has arrived. Thanks in advance.

67 days ago

LEGO 10776 Mickey & Friends Fire Truck & Station

Jane from Parklands - Marshlands

In sealed box.
Pick up is Parklands or can arrange from Kilmore Street during business hours.

Price: $75

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67 days ago

Indoor plant stand

Bruce from Edgeware

Stands at 520 x 430 long x130 wide

Price: $40

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67 days ago

Thoughts for Port Hill regrowth/recovery.

Glenice from St Albans

Watch on You tube - "Dogs with backpacks revive forests in Chile devastated by wildfires - BBC World Service"
Smart Border Collies enjoying but still working. 2 sisters took it into their own hands after fire damage, along with their three unusual workers, took up the task. Six-year-old … View more
Watch on You tube - "Dogs with backpacks revive forests in Chile devastated by wildfires - BBC World Service"
Smart Border Collies enjoying but still working. 2 sisters took it into their own hands after fire damage, along with their three unusual workers, took up the task. Six-year-old Das and her two daughters, Olivia and Summer are three Border Collies who have been trained to run through the damaged forests with special backpacks that release native plant seeds. Once they take root, these seeds will help regrow the destroyed area.19 Feb 2018.
Our Border Collie has just walked 8km and now 'done' so 30km is not something that can be achieved overnight!!

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