Richmond, Christchurch

6 hours ago

Recycling bins confiscated in Christchurch after residents ignore pleas to separate waste

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the … View more
A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the next two weeks.

The residents have been warned three times but continue to put contaminated waste in their recycling bins.

To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.

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3 days ago

New world stanmore

Carrie from Richmond

To the man that was vilified at stanmore mew world I know you had hay fever you covered your mouth. I should have stood up for you a big sorry

3 hours ago

New Brighton Road's new partly sealed bike lane

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey New Brighton neighbours,

A new partly sealed bike lane has appeared on New Brighton Rd, but it looks half done according to some locals.

What are your thoughts on this new bike lane? Is it safe?

UPDATE: A Christchurch City Council spokesperson said the lane would be extended hopefully this… View more
Hey New Brighton neighbours,

A new partly sealed bike lane has appeared on New Brighton Rd, but it looks half done according to some locals.

What are your thoughts on this new bike lane? Is it safe?

UPDATE: A Christchurch City Council spokesperson said the lane would be extended hopefully this week and then a final surface would be added from kerb to kerb. The end result will be a consistent surface across the whole carriageway, he said. There will be a delay before the final surface is completed, early November, to allow time for the first one to harden.

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2 days ago

Plants wanted.

Barb from Avonside - Dallington

Hi neighbours can you help me i am seeking all you wonderful gardners, does any one have any Black Iris plants also the beautiful brown/yellow iris,also dalias or any plants you have to spare we have been here 2 years and are wanting to fill our beautiful gardens we are in a new social housing … View moreHi neighbours can you help me i am seeking all you wonderful gardners, does any one have any Black Iris plants also the beautiful brown/yellow iris,also dalias or any plants you have to spare we have been here 2 years and are wanting to fill our beautiful gardens we are in a new social housing home so grateful and love to keep it looking amazing we do not have good health but our wonderful daughter comes and helps us i have a few spare raspberry plants young ones and some tall salvia and also some purple salvia next year i will have plant i can share i so love colour some daisy ground cover will be great as well , as long as they are not too expensive happy to pay , thank you so very much my phone number is 0272222431 very grateful to all Barb Charles xx

4 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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5 days ago

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail… View more
They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail will include penguins painted by 50 established and up and coming artists and they will be in place for nine weeks, giving locals and visitors the chance to see them all.

Among the artists taking part is Indonesian artist Zulfirman Syah who survived the March 15 mosque attacks.

Stuff is inviting you to help commission one of the sculptures by voting for your favourite from five design finalists. Voting can be done here from midday on Monday until midday on Sunday, September 27.

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3 days ago

Elevated chlorine levels in drinking water due to council works

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Christchurch East,

Residents on the east of the city have noticed more chlorine in their drinking water of late, saying the taste and smell has been much worse than usual.

Prestons subdivision resident Paula Ward said she noticed strong smells and taste of chlorine in her water about two … View more
Hey Christchurch East,

Residents on the east of the city have noticed more chlorine in their drinking water of late, saying the taste and smell has been much worse than usual.

Prestons subdivision resident Paula Ward said she noticed strong smells and taste of chlorine in her water about two weeks ago. It was "stifling", she said.

Parklands resident Roger Smith said he and his wife both noticed a stronger taste and particular smell of chlorine in their domestic water over the past week.

Christchurch City Council was doing maintenance work at the pump station in Marshland, acting head of three waters and waste Adam Twose said.

This meant the water people received would come from pump stations that were being chlorinated, he said.

"If you live in or around Marshland, you may be able to taste or smell chlorine in your water – this is normal and safe."

The work is expected to be done by the end of October 2020.

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3 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

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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3 days ago

Bill Sutton House, swathe of Christchurch river red zone, gifted to city

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The historic Bill Sutton House, in the river red zone, has been gifted to Christchurch.

About 70 hectares of red zone land in the Christchurch suburbs of Brooklands, Southshore and South New Brighton were also transferred to city council ownership.

The land was passed over as part of the global … View more
The historic Bill Sutton House, in the river red zone, has been gifted to Christchurch.

About 70 hectares of red zone land in the Christchurch suburbs of Brooklands, Southshore and South New Brighton were also transferred to city council ownership.

The land was passed over as part of the global settlement, wide-ranging agreement outlining the division of some earthquake recovery costs and responsibilities of the Christchurch City Council and the Crown. It was signed in September 2019.

Bill Sutton was a well-known New Zealand artist and his 1960s architecturally designed house in Templar St in Richmond has been extensively restored by the Crown. Sutton painted most of his celebrated works on the site. It will be set up as a museum.

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3 days ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Canterbury

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

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3 days ago

Exceed retractable insect screens

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Keep out annoying bugs and enjoy the warmer weather ☀️?
With a whiff of Spring in the air now, you can start thinking about Summer…
Exceed’ s retractable insect screens for windows and doors are the perfect solution to enjoy a bug free and spray free home ?

Our clever screens can be pulled… View more
Keep out annoying bugs and enjoy the warmer weather ☀️?
With a whiff of Spring in the air now, you can start thinking about Summer…
Exceed’ s retractable insect screens for windows and doors are the perfect solution to enjoy a bug free and spray free home ?

Our clever screens can be pulled into place when needed, then pushed back into a discrete, tidy cassette when not in use.

✅They are smooth and easy to operate

✅They are stylish, robust and a significant innovation over old-style hinged or sliding screens that were permanently visible all year round

✅They can be colour matched to your joinery

✅They provide natural ventilation

✅They fit most window and door configurations including, hinged, bi-fold, sliders and French doors

Keep the bugs and mozzies away ?

Give us a call today on 0800 25 25 00 so we can make sure your order is placed early and the screens are ready for summertime!

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3 days ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Shirley

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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4 days ago

Spring Open Days

Burlington Village Limited

Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting … View more
Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting Spritely technology and a chance to tour our facilities, apartments and show homes.
448 Prestons Road, Waitikiri

10am – 2pm, This Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
Contact us

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4 days ago

Trailor plus labour

Justin from Shirley

Hi all I'm offering cheap trailor plus labour higher 20 dallors per hour plus gas for it you higher myself one of 2 trailers small single axel or furniture trailor around chch gas is usually 10 dallers depending on were to were. So if its picking up a purchase from trademe Facebook or here to … View moreHi all I'm offering cheap trailor plus labour higher 20 dallors per hour plus gas for it you higher myself one of 2 trailers small single axel or furniture trailor around chch gas is usually 10 dallers depending on were to were. So if its picking up a purchase from trademe Facebook or here to doing a dump run or supply's feel free to hit me up on here or 0211868029.

Negotiable

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5 days ago

Metal bottle tops

Cecilia from Mairehau

Any organisation collecting metal bottle tops?

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4 days ago

GARAGE SALE Saturday 26 September 8am -2pm ..Yeovil Place St Albans

Glenis from St Albans

Follow the signs Come shop for Xmas . Kids toys, baby clothes and girls up to 5 years new and good used condition . Triple Swing, play house, household items new and old. Moving house so need a to downsize

Negotiable

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