Mount Pleasant - Redcliffs, Christchurch

2 days ago

Throwback Thursday: March past

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

World War II dominated the 1940s. "Our boys" marched through Christchurch before
departing to fight the foe. They were joined by many women who had enlisted in the armed forces to serve in support roles. Here, some of the 549 members of the Women's Service Auxiliary march in a … View more
World War II dominated the 1940s. "Our boys" marched through Christchurch before
departing to fight the foe. They were joined by many women who had enlisted in the armed forces to serve in support roles. Here, some of the 549 members of the Women's Service Auxiliary march in a street parade. It is April, 1941. Germany has inflicted a series of defeats
on Allied forces in Europe and Japan is preparing for war in the Pacific. Such parades
boosted patriotism, which helped the military recruitment drive and the raising of money for
the war effort through bonds schemes.

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4 days ago

Do you remember the big snow of 1992?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Cantabs,

It was quickly dubbed “the big snow” and was the heaviest snowfall in three decades.

“Christchurch teetered on the brink of disaster yesterday as the worst snowstorm in 30 years first paralysed the city, then caused widespread flooding,” The Press reported on August 29, 1992.… View more
Hey Cantabs,

It was quickly dubbed “the big snow” and was the heaviest snowfall in three decades.

“Christchurch teetered on the brink of disaster yesterday as the worst snowstorm in 30 years first paralysed the city, then caused widespread flooding,” The Press reported on August 29, 1992.

Do you remember the big snow?

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17 days ago

90% OFF A HEAT PUMP

The team from EnergySmart - Christchurch

We currently have funding available for a heat pump subsidy that gives you 90% OFF (Capped at $3,000).

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1 day ago

Charity's new kitchen creates opportunities for Christchurch's vulnerable

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Friday neighbours,

If you can’t handle the heat, get a new kitchen.

The Christchurch City Mission’s social enterprise, Thrive Catering, is relieved to have moved to a new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen as it continues to provide cooking classes and other essential lessons to … View more
Happy Friday neighbours,

If you can’t handle the heat, get a new kitchen.

The Christchurch City Mission’s social enterprise, Thrive Catering, is relieved to have moved to a new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen as it continues to provide cooking classes and other essential lessons to Christchurch’s most vulnerable.

Thrive offers work experience courses for City Mission clients who are trying to get back on their feet. They are given valuable cooking lessons and other life skills to better their prospects for the future, when the mission no longer provides direct support for them.

The charity's Hereford St base kitchen had become too small, meaning course capacity was limited and many were missing out on learning vital skills.

Read more on this story by clicking the link below.

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2 days ago

Family-owned brewery born from Christchurch earthquake destruction

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Alasdair Cassels​ literally built his brewery from rubble.

The Christchurch entrepreneur and principal owner of Cassels Brewery Company was interviewing a chef for a job on February 22, 2011, when the ground and walls began shaking violently.

He, son Zak Cassels​ and son-in-law Joe Shanks​ … View more
Alasdair Cassels​ literally built his brewery from rubble.

The Christchurch entrepreneur and principal owner of Cassels Brewery Company was interviewing a chef for a job on February 22, 2011, when the ground and walls began shaking violently.

He, son Zak Cassels​ and son-in-law Joe Shanks​ quickly raced to what was then a small, makeshift brewery at The Tannery site in Woolston. They arrived to see the air clouded with dust, buildings half fallen over and every piece of brewing equipment damaged beyond repair.

Despite losing their homes and having no operational base to run their business from, the family saw the Canterbury earthquakes as an opportunity for growth.

“We licked our wounds for a day or two and then got to work,” Alasdair Cassels said.

Read more of the Cassels story by clicking the link below.

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5 days ago

Poll: Do you support the Christchurch council confiscating yellow bins from shoddy recyclers?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Hundreds of yellow bins have been confiscated from Christchurch properties as the cost of dumping contaminated recycling approaches $2 million.

The city council is continuing to take a hard line on shoddy recycling practices and has removed 664 bins in the past nine months. These … View more
Hi neighbours,

Hundreds of yellow bins have been confiscated from Christchurch properties as the cost of dumping contaminated recycling approaches $2 million.

The city council is continuing to take a hard line on shoddy recycling practices and has removed 664 bins in the past nine months. These residents had previously been warned three times.

Do you support the confiscating of bins from shoddy recyclers?

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Do you support the Christchurch council confiscating yellow bins from shoddy recyclers?
  • 76.8% Yes
    76.8% Complete
  • 17.3% No
    17.3% Complete
  • 5.9% I'm undecided
    5.9% Complete
665 votes
3 days ago

Luxury Care Suites now available at The Bellevue

Oceania Healthcare

Located in leafy Papanui, The Bellevue is our newest offering for luxury Care Suite living. Thoughtfully designed to provide Rest Home & Hospital care with all the comforts of home, you can relax knowing that you won’t have to move again, even if your needs increase.

Each Care Suite comes … View more
Located in leafy Papanui, The Bellevue is our newest offering for luxury Care Suite living. Thoughtfully designed to provide Rest Home & Hospital care with all the comforts of home, you can relax knowing that you won’t have to move again, even if your needs increase.

Each Care Suite comes with a spacious living area, ensuite bathroom, and kitchenette, so you can still enjoy a cuppa with family and friends just as you always have. Some Care Suites are large enough for couples, so you can stay together and receive the care you both need.

The Bellevue is now open, so get in touch with our friendly team.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Sumner Community bus

Bernard Godden from Ferrymead Lions Club

Look in this week's Bay Harbour News to see the article on the Sumner Community bus. Ferrymead Lions were major sponsors. So give us a ring if you want to become involved in any of our fundraisers or help organise socials. You can become a casual volunteer or sign up for a life of servitude, … View moreLook in this week's Bay Harbour News to see the article on the Sumner Community bus. Ferrymead Lions were major sponsors. So give us a ring if you want to become involved in any of our fundraisers or help organise socials. You can become a casual volunteer or sign up for a life of servitude, or somewhere in between!

4 days ago

Urgent request

Bernard Godden from Ferrymead Lions Club

Come on you guys!! We need a volunteer treasurer. We have a great team of fundraisers but we need someone to count the money.
Ring Bernie 02041336922

3 days ago

Pink Ribbon High Tea Lunch

Soozie Bragg from Bromley Community Association

Come dressed in pink and have a nice lunch, with raffles and a quiz or two and have a laugh.

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4 days ago

Mother's Day is this weekend

Sunday Star Times

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code … View more
Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day treat?

From now until Mother's Day, subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for 6 months and you will receive a free Antipodes skincare gift, valued at $115!

Follow the link, select the 6 month option and use the promo code SSTMOTHERSDAY at the checkout to redeem.

Hurry! Offer ends Sunday. T&C's apply.
Subscribe Now

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4 days ago

The benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus.

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking … View more
As parents and educators, we know that a heavy workload and commitments can be stressful, so taking breaks is an essential part of learning. At NumberWorks’nWords, we ensure that breaks are scheduled into each students’ session.

Check out the full blog to explore the benefits of taking breaks for learning and focus!

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9 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The South Island's first shopping mall opened on Riccarton Rd in 1965.

Christchurch property manager Reuel Livingstone developed the concept for Riccarton Mall from shopping centres in Australia. His new, self-contained shopping centre included 66 stores and parking for 600 cars. Many … View more
The South Island's first shopping mall opened on Riccarton Rd in 1965.

Christchurch property manager Reuel Livingstone developed the concept for Riccarton Mall from shopping centres in Australia. His new, self-contained shopping centre included 66 stores and parking for 600 cars. Many property purchases and building additions, and with the new name of Westfield, it is still one of New Zealand's leading malls.

At first, almost surrounded by houses and vacant sections, it now covers the block bounded by Riccarton Rd and Matipo, Maxwell and Rotherham streets.

We don't have a current aerial photo of the mall, but the second photo attached below shows the mall in 2012 and how much the landscape had changed since the 1960s.

5 days ago

Are you our next Houseplant Hero?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Have you got New Zealand‘s best collection of houseplants?
We’re searching for indoor plant obsessives who have created impressive urban jungles… and there’s some great prizes to be won!

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