New Brighton, Christchurch

4 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more … View more
Hi Canterbury!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations page of the Northern Outlook.

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17 days ago

Animal Care

Kristina from Avondale

I am available for Dog walking, animal care, and household chores, qualifications - Animal management level 4. available times 9-5pm weekdays and weekends by arrangement.

27 days ago

Take the Bus?

John from South New Brighton

Having seen the recent article about bus use, I was curious to see whether using the bus would be viable for me to get to work, as opposed to using my car.

Using the metro planner, I found that I would need to take 2 buses. To get to work by 8am, I would need to board the first bus at 5.56am. … View more
Having seen the recent article about bus use, I was curious to see whether using the bus would be viable for me to get to work, as opposed to using my car.

Using the metro planner, I found that I would need to take 2 buses. To get to work by 8am, I would need to board the first bus at 5.56am. That's more than 2 hours!

The complete trip by car takes 20 minutes which, ironically, is the amount of time I would need to spend walking to/from bus stops.

So, there you go... That's why I don't use the bus.

19 hours ago

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund … View more
Come together for good with friends, whānau and workmates by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. You’ll be joining thousands of Kiwis around the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

You can host any time in May, and by taking part, you’ll be helping fund ground-breaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers, educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients and their families.

What are you waiting for! Sign up today.
Find out more

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5 days ago

The World's fastest Kiwi: Christchurch men chase land speed record on homemade bike

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Move over Burt.

Another team of Kiwi adrenaline junkies will attempt to crack a record-breaking 320kmh this week, on a motorbike built in a Christchurch shed.

Between Friday and Sunday, 56-year-old UK ex-pat Phil Garrett will try to set a New Zealand motorcycle land speed record, tearing down a … View more
Move over Burt.

Another team of Kiwi adrenaline junkies will attempt to crack a record-breaking 320kmh this week, on a motorbike built in a Christchurch shed.

Between Friday and Sunday, 56-year-old UK ex-pat Phil Garrett will try to set a New Zealand motorcycle land speed record, tearing down a closed McCrorys Rd in Pendarves, near Ashburton.

Alongside fellow drivers Rob Small and Des Bull, he will tackle the feat on a 46-year-old motorbike, one almost entirely rebuilt in his Burwood garage by hundreds of people.

What do you think of their chances?

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1 day ago

Independence with support you can count on

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with … View more
Serviced apartments come with the support that makes life easier.

Your fixed base weekly fee includes a chef-prepared meal every day, morning and afternoon tea and housekeeping.

Your electricity, heating, air-conditioning costs and building maintenance are also covered, providing you with certainty about your living expenses.
Learn more

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2 days ago

Why not make a birdbath out of your rhubarb leaf?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Yes you can! NZ Gardener's DIY guru Jacob Leaf shows you how.

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6 days ago

Buy Sell earning online

Maree from Maree Designs

Check this out I am now the supplier of a great cleaning product.
My life is fueled by a drive for success and to show others how it is possible to generate a real income online.
Invest In Your Global Home business.
I use the word "invest" rather than "buy" because getting … View more
Check this out I am now the supplier of a great cleaning product.
My life is fueled by a drive for success and to show others how it is possible to generate a real income online.
Invest In Your Global Home business.
I use the word "invest" rather than "buy" because getting involved with Mighty101 really is "an investment in your business"!
No out of pocket expenses as we all have house cleaning products added to our monthly budget.

2 days ago

Christchurch runner's 24-hour marathon for Youthline

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch artist and adventurer Emma Timmis is running around Hagley Park for 24 hours straight to raise much needed funds for Youthline. She began at 10am on Friday.

"After seeing Youthline on the news recently I felt I had to do something. Youthline has been inundated with calls from … View more
Christchurch artist and adventurer Emma Timmis is running around Hagley Park for 24 hours straight to raise much needed funds for Youthline. She began at 10am on Friday.

"After seeing Youthline on the news recently I felt I had to do something. Youthline has been inundated with calls from struggling young people since lockdown last year. Mental health is so important and shouldn’t be overlooked," Emma says.

"After struggling with my own mental health in the last few years I know how hard it is to reach out for help. Having an organisation that you can call or contact online is hugely important for young people today."

Find out more about Emma's efforts and contribute to her fundraising campaign here: www.emmatimmis.com...

Find out more about Youthline (0800 376 633) here: www.youthline.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Hi Neighbours.

Andrew from Avondale

We are looking for a good vet clinic in the Eastern/North Eastern area of Christchurch. We have two Siamese cats so a vet with expertise with them would be great.

4 days ago

Nadia Lim headlines Christchurch Food Show return after Covid-19 hiatus

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

If you’re a foodie, this show is a goodie.

The Christchurch Food Show is returning to Christchurch Arena this weekend after Covid-19 cancelled the 2020 show. It will feature more than 120 exhibitors serving up a smorgasbord of unique food and drink.

The show’s stalls offer … View more
Hey neighbours,

If you’re a foodie, this show is a goodie.

The Christchurch Food Show is returning to Christchurch Arena this weekend after Covid-19 cancelled the 2020 show. It will feature more than 120 exhibitors serving up a smorgasbord of unique food and drink.

The show’s stalls offer options from cured meats to plant-based milk bases, chocolates and cheeses, to seafood sourced from the Chatham Islands, and much more.

Live guest chef performances are headlined by celebrity chef and entrepreneur Nadia Lim, along with food writer Annabelle White and cooking personality Ganesh Raj.

Will you be checking out the show this weekend?

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4 days ago

Our monthly newsletter, Hapori, is out now for April! 📝

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This issue includes news from our members across the country, safety tips + advice, updates from our partners and more.

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5 days ago

WANTED WANTED WANTED

Goldco

GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this week.… View more
GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this week. We will buy single items or complete collections.

The recent lockdown has seen many of us take the time to sort items we no longer require or simply want to turn into cash.

We are currently very short of stock and keen to buy any of these or similar items.

Please see us at any of our 18 venues in the Christchurch area.

Buying now at a venue near you deal with the specialists.

Click here for venues
Find out more

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5 days ago
5 days ago

New Brighton Vege Co-Op

Lynette Cray from Te Waka Aroha St Faith's

Lovely fresh fruit and vegetables available at 46 Hawke Street, New Brighton.
This week's specials are: cabbage, silverbeet, broccoli, spinach, butternut pumpkin, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, carrots, pears, gold kiwifruit, and bananas.

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