Riccarton, Christchurch

40 days ago

Sharing Success

Principal Immigration Adviser from Zealand Immigration

Huge congratulations to all our clients who got their visas approved in the last fortnight. Thanks for choosing us to help fulfill your dream of working and living in NZ.

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40 days ago

Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021

Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB… View more
Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021, where we celebrate 50 years of serving the community.

www.cab.org.nz...

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56 days ago

Central Banks

Robert from Spreydon

I watched a doco last night about central banks, and it wa a bit of an eye opener. Did you know they`re completely autonomous and separated from government? It`s pretty incredible that an unelected entity controls global money supply, especially when one considers we`re supposed to live in a … View moreI watched a doco last night about central banks, and it wa a bit of an eye opener. Did you know they`re completely autonomous and separated from government? It`s pretty incredible that an unelected entity controls global money supply, especially when one considers we`re supposed to live in a democracy. Feel free to disagree.

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37 days ago

Win a $20k advertising package

2degrees

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving Canterbury businesses the chance to win a $20,000 advertising package.

Apply now at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal.

Hurry, entries close this Sunday 14/03. T&Cs apply.
Find out more

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38 days ago

Need an expert to assess and repair your sliding door?

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Have you noticed your sliding door has become sticky and resistant to movement? ?‍♀️?‍♂️
This is usually due to the accumulation of dirt, oil and other debris that has been trapped in the door track. So... how do you clean the sliding door tracks? We have the solution!

?Click the link … View more
Have you noticed your sliding door has become sticky and resistant to movement? ?‍♀️?‍♂️
This is usually due to the accumulation of dirt, oil and other debris that has been trapped in the door track. So... how do you clean the sliding door tracks? We have the solution!

?Click the link below and follow Exceed expert's recommendations!

The Exceed we fix windows & doors team

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41 days ago

Poll: Covid-19: Do you think taxi, truck and bus drivers should be next in line for the vaccine?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

The transport industry is pushing for its drivers to be next in line for Covid-19 vaccinations after frontline health staff.

Unions and industry groups argue that taxi, truck and bus drivers face greater risk of exposure and should be a high priority in terms of getting a jab.

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Hi neighbours,

The transport industry is pushing for its drivers to be next in line for Covid-19 vaccinations after frontline health staff.

Unions and industry groups argue that taxi, truck and bus drivers face greater risk of exposure and should be a high priority in terms of getting a jab.

What do you think?

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Covid-19: Do you think taxi, truck and bus drivers should be next in line for the vaccine?
  • 57.3% Yes - they should be next
    57.3% Complete
  • 32.3% No - there are higher priorities
    32.3% Complete
  • 10.5% I'm undecided
    10.5% Complete
248 votes
38 days ago

Retro coffee table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lichfield Street

Refresh a retro coffee table without losing its character with a touch of colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how you can refresh your old table.

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38 days ago

Bunks for sale

Kathy from Broomfield - Hei Hei

For sale: Set of wooden bunks with mattresses (can be two single beds) in reasonably good condition. Have been dismantled for easy removable - photos attached. Cash only $400. Phone 03-349-3850 to view them.

Price: $400

39 days ago

Open Days!

Burlington Village

Join us neighbours for this weekend’s open days!

Come along and view Burlington’s new stage of houses, learn about the comprehensive range of care options and try out Spritely- our healthcare monitoring device!

Burlington offers an exclusive intermediate care option called Spritely. These… View more
Join us neighbours for this weekend’s open days!

Come along and view Burlington’s new stage of houses, learn about the comprehensive range of care options and try out Spritely- our healthcare monitoring device!

Burlington offers an exclusive intermediate care option called Spritely. These are remote healthcare monitors which gives residents the ability to record, track and communicate temperature, blood pressure, pulse and symptoms remotely to the village telenurse or their GP.

Pop down to 171 Prestons road this Saturday and Sunday. See you then!

For your own personalised tour, phone Louise (027 614 4170) or Jackie (027 397 8226).
Find out more

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39 days ago

Letters to Home

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

In commemoration of Anzac Day, The Press is looking for letters sent home during wartime with a view to publishing a selection as part of our Anzac Day coverage. We will only take a copy so please be assured your letters will remain with you. If you have letters you would like to … View more
Hi neighbours,

In commemoration of Anzac Day, The Press is looking for letters sent home during wartime with a view to publishing a selection as part of our Anzac Day coverage. We will only take a copy so please be assured your letters will remain with you. If you have letters you would like to share, please email details including who wrote them, who received them, when they were sent and any interesting details about the circumstances or content. Send to grant.shimmin@stuff.co.nz

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39 days ago

Fast-tracked Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Managed Isolated and Quarantine (MIQ) and border workers and their families will be vaccinated by the end of March.

Immunising the second group, New Zealand’s 480,000 frontline healthcare workers, and 234,000 people living in “high-risk settings” like rest homes has already begun, and will … View more
Managed Isolated and Quarantine (MIQ) and border workers and their families will be vaccinated by the end of March.

Immunising the second group, New Zealand’s 480,000 frontline healthcare workers, and 234,000 people living in “high-risk settings” like rest homes has already begun, and will continue until May.

The third round of vaccinations will be for all other people aged 75 or over, then those over 65, then people with pre-existing health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory conditions and cancer. The Government hopes to begin vaccinating this group – 1.7 million people – in May.

The rest of the population, two million people, will start receiving the vaccine from July.

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41 days ago

Poll: Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether … View more
Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether to investigate a two-year public transport free-fare trial to start from mid-next year.

ECan councillor John Sunckell​, who requested the vote along with fellow councillor Megan Hands, said ECan had not been “heroic” enough in looking at public transport options within Christchurch.

Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?
  • 20.6% Yes definitely
    20.6% Complete
  • 22.6% Yes but only on a trial basis first
    22.6% Complete
  • 54.8% No, it will cost ratepayers too much
    54.8% Complete
  • 2% Not sure/something else (tell us in the comments)
    2% Complete
491 votes
39 days ago

1919: 'A noble memorial'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Did you know...

One of Christchurch’s most important monuments was inspired by a letter to The Press.

A correspondent known only as L.M.I., but later identified as Mrs Wyn Irwin​, had a letter published on July 24, 1919, in which she wondered if some arches that were put up … View more
Hi neighbours,

Did you know...

One of Christchurch’s most important monuments was inspired by a letter to The Press.

A correspondent known only as L.M.I., but later identified as Mrs Wyn Irwin​, had a letter published on July 24, 1919, in which she wondered if some arches that were put up for peace celebrations could become permanent, and “why Christchurch, by nature adapted to arched bridges, as the river flows through the centre of the city, and its banks are considered the main beauty spots of the town, has been so remiss in not adopting this mode of architecture.”

L.M.I. referred to a book that described a Bridge of Remembrance in Japan, and even suggested the Christchurch bridge be given that name.

“If that idea were adopted here, and the site chosen, the Cashel street bridge, how appropriate it would be. I choose this site in preference to all others, on account of its being the bridge all our soldiers have passed over, therefore the most historic bridge in Christchurch.”

Soon, The Press editorialised. And so it came to pass. The bridge was unveiled in 1924.

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40 days ago

Consultation on the draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31

Environment Canterbury Regional Council

The Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) invites the public to make submissions on its draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31.

The draft Long-Term Plan sets out the activities, priorities and work programmes Environment Canterbury is proposing to deliver over a 10-year period. It also … View more
The Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) invites the public to make submissions on its draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31.

The draft Long-Term Plan sets out the activities, priorities and work programmes Environment Canterbury is proposing to deliver over a 10-year period. It also outlines the costs and how they could be funded.

For more information about the options being proposed, review the Consultation Document and draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31 (or supplementary information). You can find out more and download these documents here, view a copy at your local library or call Customer Services on 0800 324 636 to
request a copy.

Making a submission
You may make a submission on the proposed changes:
• Online at haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/LTP
• By email to mailroom@ecan.govt.nz using ‘LTP submission’ as your email subject
• By video using the online submission form
• By post to LTP submission, Freepost 1201, PO Box 345, Christchurch 8140.
Submissions close Sunday 11 April.
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40 days ago

Aluminium External door

Penny from Sockburn

Looking for an external door, aluminium with glass, with a frame preferably. Thank you

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