Parklands - Marshlands, 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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19 hours ago

Sourdough bread

Ian from Belfast

Greetings all

After watching a TV ep of Mexican Food
"I enjoy hot spicy foods Mexican / Indian "
i wanted to try cooking some Sourdough bread
Can anyone please direct me as to where i can obtain some
"Sourdough Starter" Help lol
Thanks
Ian

19 hours ago

Waimairi Beach Spring YARD SALE

Jo from Waimairi Beach

Sun Nov 1. 10.00 - 1.00 Aston Reserve, Waimairi Beach
All sorts of goodies
STALL HOLDERS OPPORTUNITY $10 Children Stalls Free
Contact waimairi.beach.residents8083@gmail.com
if you would like to book a stall.

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19 hours ago

Parklands home sells for $1.41 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A property at 56 Bluestone Drive in Parklands has sold for $1.41 million. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $460,000.

The 331sqm home is larger than most homes in Parklands. This home sold on July 29, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes … View more
A property at 56 Bluestone Drive in Parklands has sold for $1.41 million. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $460,000.

The 331sqm home is larger than most homes in Parklands. This home sold on July 29, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

19 hours ago

Parklands house sells for $633,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house in Parklands has sold 38 per cent over the suburb's median value. The property at 33 Bottle Lake Drive went for $633,000, significantly above the median capital valuation in Parklands of $460,000.

At 272sqm, it is larger than most homes in Parklands, where the median home is 190sqm. … View more
A house in Parklands has sold 38 per cent over the suburb's median value. The property at 33 Bottle Lake Drive went for $633,000, significantly above the median capital valuation in Parklands of $460,000.

At 272sqm, it is larger than most homes in Parklands, where the median home is 190sqm. The sale was finalised on June 16, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

19 hours ago

Parklands property snapped up for $520,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home at 75 Lamorna Road in Parklands has sold for $520,000.

The 163sqm home is smaller than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Parklands is 190sqm.

The three-bedroom property has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $510,000, compared with the median CV in Parklands of $460,000.… View more
A home at 75 Lamorna Road in Parklands has sold for $520,000.

The 163sqm home is smaller than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Parklands is 190sqm.

The three-bedroom property has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $510,000, compared with the median CV in Parklands of $460,000. This home sold on July 27, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

19 hours ago

Sold in Parklands: home sells for $680,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house at 23 Foresters Crescent in Parklands has sold for $680,000. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $460,000.

At 252sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 190sqm. This home sold on July 1, 2020.

This information is … View more
A house at 23 Foresters Crescent in Parklands has sold for $680,000. That's well above the median capital value in the suburb of $460,000.

At 252sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 190sqm. This home sold on July 1, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

19 hours ago

Parklands home sells for $610,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A Parklands house at 2 Forest Drive has sold for 33 per cent more than the median capital value for the suburb. It fetched $610,000, the median CV in Parklands is $460,000.

At 240sqm the home is larger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 190sqm. The sale was finalised on July… View more
A Parklands house at 2 Forest Drive has sold for 33 per cent more than the median capital value for the suburb. It fetched $610,000, the median CV in Parklands is $460,000.

At 240sqm the home is larger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 190sqm. The sale was finalised on July 30, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

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

1 day ago

Guinea Pig needs a new home

Sarah from Papanui

Sadly we lost one of our guinea pigs yesterday and now it’s time to find the other one a good home if possible. So if you keep piggies and are interested let me know. There is a hutch available as well but it has lots of wear and tear and needs some tlc.

Free

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5 days ago

Council proposes fast-tracking plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch's east

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey East Christchurch,

A $12 million plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch’s east could be fast tracked, just weeks after a councillor dug an unlawful trench in the same spot.

The Christchurch City Council will decide next week whether to bring forward work budgeted for 2024-25 to build a … View more
Hey East Christchurch,

A $12 million plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch’s east could be fast tracked, just weeks after a councillor dug an unlawful trench in the same spot.

The Christchurch City Council will decide next week whether to bring forward work budgeted for 2024-25 to build a new stormwater treatment basin, a new stopbank and a tidal wetland in the triangle of land between Pages Rd, Anzac Drive and the Ōtākaro Avon River.

If approved, detailed design work will start this year and tenders will go out in 2021.

The work will reduce the risk of flooding in homes in Aranui and Bexley and improve the quality of the stormwater flowing into the river. It will also help manage local drainage issues, the council said.

What do you think about this proposal? Let us know below.

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4 days ago

FREE Online Webinar/Seminar: Building Resilience to Get Through Tough Times (Mental Health Awareness Week Event)

Paula Rountree from MHERC - Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

This free online webinar/seminar (via Zoom) next Wednesday evening (during Mental Health Awareness Week) may be of interest to some. An excellent opportunity to top up our skills for building resilience. To register, or for more information visit mherc.org.nz...

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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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