McLeans and Coutts Islands, Christchurch

2 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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1 day ago

Garage Sale

Scott from Avonhead

Garage sale Hanover Place Ilam, Sat 19 Sept from 8am-12pm (not before). Moving after 23 years, plus additional goods from 2nd household. Lots of stuff to go. Household goods, books, magazines, tools, fishing rods, clothes, shoes, toys, games, china, misc random stuff - all sorts!

Negotiable

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3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

1 day ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

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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1 day ago

Maori language week - E toru ngā kiriata i te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Three films for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020, Christchurch Art Gallery are screening Shannon Te Ao’s What was or could be today (again) (2019), Louise Potiki Bryant’s Roto (2017), and Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau’s Ōtākaro (2016). The three films in this programme picture bodies of wai … View moreTo celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020, Christchurch Art Gallery are screening Shannon Te Ao’s What was or could be today (again) (2019), Louise Potiki Bryant’s Roto (2017), and Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau’s Ōtākaro (2016). The three films in this programme picture bodies of wai māori (fresh water) through which te reo bubbles up. 3-4pm.
The screening is tomorrow (Saturday 19th) at 3pm and is free to attend - see link below for more information.

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3 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 49.9% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    49.9% Complete
  • 50.1% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    50.1% Complete
711 votes
2 days ago

Holiday Club

Tania Payton from Wairakei Road Bible Church

Register now for our exciting Holiday Club

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3 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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3 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The railway workers' camp at Kekerangu, 64km north of Kaikoura, on January 18, 1930, where a large number of men were engaged in preparatory and permanent formation work on the South Island Main Trunk Railway.

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It's back... for a limited time only!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hungry for local customers? Give your business a restart boost with a FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
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Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

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5 days ago

Hi wanting a handyman to fix some plywood to line a single garage please

Victoria from Papanui

Hi wanting a handyman to fix some plywood to line a single garage please

8 days ago

Changes needed to stop Christchurch congestion from getting as bad as Auckland's

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's population is forecast to grow to about 640,000 people by 2048. If travel patterns remain unchanged, that would lead to a 20 per cent increase in the number of car trips to and from the central city by 2038, and a 34 per cent increase by 2048.

The most congested roads in … View more
Christchurch's population is forecast to grow to about 640,000 people by 2048. If travel patterns remain unchanged, that would lead to a 20 per cent increase in the number of car trips to and from the central city by 2038, and a 34 per cent increase by 2048.

The most congested roads in Christchurch currently are Papanui and Main North roads heading north, Riccarton and Blenheim roads heading southwest, and Brougham St/State Highway 76. Brougham St alone carries about 50,000 cars daily.

What do you think? How can we reduce congestion in Greater Christchurch? Do we need better public transport, more cycleways, or changes to roads? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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4 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Woodcote Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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9 days ago

Contractors ride roughshod over Christchurch widow's driveway, then take down her fence

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The sign at the driveway entrance reads “no parking, private property”.

That has not stopped contractors using it as a parking spot while they build units next door.

Carole Anderton, a former Christchurch City Councillor and wife of the late Jim Anderton, lives at the end of that driveway.

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The sign at the driveway entrance reads “no parking, private property”.

That has not stopped contractors using it as a parking spot while they build units next door.

Carole Anderton, a former Christchurch City Councillor and wife of the late Jim Anderton, lives at the end of that driveway.

She understood the need for more housing, but the work has been going on for about a month. The contractors, without asking, took down part of her tin fence, putting temporary fencing in its place.

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