Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs, Christchurch

17 hours ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making … View more
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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4 days ago

Almost $500,000 from Christchurch Cave Rock apartments sale sitting in limbo

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A dispute over vandalism and flooding damage means nearly $500,000 has been withheld from the sale of Christchurch's Cave Rock apartments.

The Sumner complex’s new owners say the sellers neglected to keep the property secure after an agreement was reached but before settlement was made. … View more
A dispute over vandalism and flooding damage means nearly $500,000 has been withheld from the sale of Christchurch's Cave Rock apartments.

The Sumner complex’s new owners say the sellers neglected to keep the property secure after an agreement was reached but before settlement was made. They claim the damage has forced them to change their plans for the site, including demolishing part of the complex they had planned to repair.

Some former owners claim the buildings were already badly damaged before the “as is, where is” agreement was made, and dispute they are liable for any of the claimed damage. They are frustrated an independent lawyer holding $480,000 of the sale price will not release any of it until all sellers reach an agreement with the buyers.

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1 day ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

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12 days ago

Lost Cat

Sue from Woolston

Young Dark Tabby Cat Missing around Mckenzie ave down river end since last Friday. Fixed but not chipped. 18mths old .Dearly missed by his brothers .Reward offered

6 days ago

Pruning apple trees.

Anne from Linwood

Hi all! I have 2 espaliered apple trees that badly need pruning. They aren't that tall, but I don't know how to do it. Is there anyone available that knows how to do it who could help please? I am able to pay a certain amount. Thanks.

5 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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6 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!

4 days 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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4 days ago

Free measure and quotes nationwide

RetroFit Double Glazing - Canterbury

If you’re looking to retrofit double glaze your home, we offer free no obligation quotes nationwide click here to request or call us on 0800 658 658.

4 days 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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4 days ago

Ferrymead Lions Garage Sale 3rd October

Bernard Godden from Ferrymead Lions Club

Time is approaching to get the Lions to pick up your donations for our garage sale.

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5 days ago

Cottage for Sale Redcliffs

Kim from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

Hi there Neighbourly peeps, anyone looking for a place in Redcliffs? My 2 bedroom cottage with studio is on the market. Super cute, private, sunny, double glazed, gas hot water and a decent block of land. Zoned for the beautiful new Redcliffs school. Deadline sale by 28th Sep :D

Listed with Deb … View more
Hi there Neighbourly peeps, anyone looking for a place in Redcliffs? My 2 bedroom cottage with studio is on the market. Super cute, private, sunny, double glazed, gas hot water and a decent block of land. Zoned for the beautiful new Redcliffs school. Deadline sale by 28th Sep :D

Listed with Deb Beesley, Harcourts (027) 2808837

www.trademe.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Villa's Available Now

Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village

With a bus stop at the main entrance, you are only short 5 minute drive away from enjoying Sumner Beach and local amenities.

Villa 1 is located on private village grounds, has a friendly community, and a peace of mind maintenance service. The Villa has a full kitchen, combined bathroom, laundry … View more
With a bus stop at the main entrance, you are only short 5 minute drive away from enjoying Sumner Beach and local amenities.

Villa 1 is located on private village grounds, has a friendly community, and a peace of mind maintenance service. The Villa has a full kitchen, combined bathroom, laundry and central heating for winter comfort. The 2-bedroom space provides pleasant living. The Villa also has external ramps - providing assistive access.

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5 days ago

Cottage for Sale Redcliffs

Kim from Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs

Hi there Neighbourly peeps, anyone looking for a place in Redcliffs? My 2 bedroom cottage with studio is on the market. Super cute, private, sunny, double glazed, gas hot water and a decent block of land. Zoned for the beautiful new Redcliffs school. Deadline sale by 28th Sep :D

Listed … View more
Hi there Neighbourly peeps, anyone looking for a place in Redcliffs? My 2 bedroom cottage with studio is on the market. Super cute, private, sunny, double glazed, gas hot water and a decent block of land. Zoned for the beautiful new Redcliffs school. Deadline sale by 28th Sep :D

Listed with Deb Beesley, Harcourts (027) 2808837

www.trademe.co.nz...

Negotiable

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6 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?
  • 50.3% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.3% Complete
  • 49.7% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.7% Complete
749 votes
6 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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