423 days ago

Notice a difference with your family Christmas this year?

Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village

Time changes everything.

Even Christmas.

If you’ve noticed a family member who might now benefit from some extra assistance, we invite you to see inside our Care Centre.

A tour will give you first-hand experience of our village community and our care options – from the light touch of a serviced apartment through to resthome and hospital care.
Learn more

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More messages from your neighbours
7 hours ago

Bad start for Walnut season.

Ian from Papanui

Things aren’t looking good for this year’s walnuts. Plenty on the tree but they seem to be having problems releasing from the husks. Another unusual problem is that someone is eating them on the tree. A count this morning found 40% had been gnawed, presumably by mice, judging by the size of some of the holes in the shells and the successful hollowing out of the meat inside.
Anyone else finding the same?

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3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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4 hours ago

Trials kick off to mitigate traffic woes caused by Christchurch's new motorway

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch’s council is rolling out three new trials to help mitigate a flurry of complaints about the effects of the city’s newest motorway.

NZTA principal project manager Brendon French said so far they have heard from 30 people who are finding the new Christchurch Northern Corridor louder than expected. Congestion has also been an issue, with cars backed up along Cranford St in morning peak traffic.

From Monday, peak-hour bus priority lanes will be installed on Cranford Street between Innes Rd and Berwick St on a trial basis, and cars travelling down Westminster St cannot turn right in or out of Francis Ave. From March 8, Thames St will be trialled as a cul-de-sac.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the new motorway in the comment below.

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