Richmond, Christchurch

17 hours ago

Restaurant Month: Cheap menus courtesy of Auckland's top dining establishments

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.… View more
Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.

Restaurants included span those from the waterfront to the CBD, and from stalwarts such as Euro, Botswana Butchery and Odettes​ Eatery, to the newcomers and the underdogs.

Viv Beck, Heart of the City chief executive, said this year’s lineup is “more world-class than ever” thanks to the “inspiring lineup of chefs”, some of whom have recently returned to Auckland from stints overseas.

For the full story, see below.

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7 hours ago

Wish dinner time was a little...simpler?

The Team from HelloFresh

Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can … View more
Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can pause, skip or cancel your subscription at any time. You can also switch up your plan sizes and delivery times to suit your household and schedule.

Sign up today and get up to $100 off across your first 4 boxes with code “NEIGHBOUR”. All you need to do is cook!
Order now

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7 hours ago

2 & 3 bedroom villas available now!

Silverstream Retirement Village

Silverstream Retirement Village has some exquisite villas freshly available. Even one three bedroom with a double garage.

It’s resort style living, in the heart of Christchurch.

Get in touch today!
Know more

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3 days ago

Old Post Office revamp taking shape in Christchurch's Cathedral Square

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.

The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is … View more
Hey neighbours,

Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.

The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is scheduled to open in December.

The space includes a restaurant, café and bars, an i-Site visitor information centre, artisan bakery, pâtisserie, florist and gift store, and a South Island food tasting experience promoting local wine, beer, cheese and meat.

Did you visit the old post office before the quakes? And will you visit this new offering once it's ready?

More pictures available in the story by clicking 'Read More' below. Please note the attached image was taken shortly after the 2011 quakes.

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6 days ago

TIME names Christchurch and Northland among 'world's greatest places'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch and Northland have both made TIME’s list of the “World’s Greatest Places of 2021”.

The New York-based magazine and website drew upon its global network of correspondents and contributors to compile the 100-strong list “as a tribute to the people and businesses at the … View more
Christchurch and Northland have both made TIME’s list of the “World’s Greatest Places of 2021”.

The New York-based magazine and website drew upon its global network of correspondents and contributors to compile the 100-strong list “as a tribute to the people and businesses at the forefront” of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries so badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Christchurch was commended for its ongoing transformation in the wake of the earthquake that reduced much of the city to rubble a decade ago.

While the rebuild is not complete, TIME contributor Jessica Wynne Lockhart noted vacant lots were “regularly filled with creative and interactive installations such as hammock forests and a coin-operated dance floor.”

Do you think Christchurch is one of the world's greatest places? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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5 days ago

Fundraiser with PT in the Park Foot Warmers

Dena Cowen-Willis from PT in the Park

They're here! 🧦
PT in the Park Fundraiser #soxrox
Be part of the next free fitness fashion craze!
Message us today to get your order in - $25 per pair
sizes M/L/XL

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10 days ago

Engineering apprenticeship available in Canterbury

Competenz

Hey Canterbury! We have a great apprenticeship opportunity for you - Pei Group are looking for a light fabrication apprentice to join their team.
You’ll be working alongside experience qualified team members to support you through your apprenticeship.
Apply today!

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1 day ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

I love our way of life...
I started dieting when I was 12 years old. I wasn’t overweight but I felt pudgy and I wanted a new boy at school to like me. Somehow, I obtained a calorie counting book and quickly memorized it. Each day, I tried hard to reach my goal of eating a certain number of … View more
I love our way of life...
I started dieting when I was 12 years old. I wasn’t overweight but I felt pudgy and I wanted a new boy at school to like me. Somehow, I obtained a calorie counting book and quickly memorized it. Each day, I tried hard to reach my goal of eating a certain number of calories. It was well below what I needed to eat as a growing child, but I didn’t see it that way at the time. I just wanted to get rid of my squishy stomach and eat a little less. Thus began a powerful obsession with being thin and trying to control my eating. But I also couldn’t see that at the time. I didn’t realize how much mental energy and time I spent thinking about what I was eating, when, and how much, or how inadequate I felt for not being perfect or thin enough.

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1 day ago

Donations needed

The Team from Red Cross Store Manchester St

334 Manchester Street are in need of furniture donations. Please call as we can pick up large pieces of furniture on a Wednesday or Friday. Call us on 03 365 2051. Hope to hear from you.

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1 day ago

60+? Book your vaccination now.

The Team from Ministry of Health

Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the … View more
Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the greater our possibilities.

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1 day ago

Treasures Galore

Maree Brogan from Red Cross Shop Woolston

Woolston Redcross has got some lovely treasures this week. Colored glasses, furniture & electrical just in. Kids corner looking fun. Come in and have a browse.
6/683 Ferry Road.

1 day ago

Are you are next Regional Matchmaker?

Jo Hayes from GrandFriends NZ - West Coast | Canterbury Region

GrandFriends is looking for a fabulous volunteer to help us match our families with GrandFriends in the Canterbury area. Could this be you?

More details are in the attached link, but if you are semi-retired or have a few hours a week up your sleeve and you would love to give back to your local … View more
GrandFriends is looking for a fabulous volunteer to help us match our families with GrandFriends in the Canterbury area. Could this be you?

More details are in the attached link, but if you are semi-retired or have a few hours a week up your sleeve and you would love to give back to your local community - we would love to hear from you.

Please email recruitment@grandfriends.nz to apply or go via the link below.

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1 day ago

Are you looking to renovate your Bathroom?

Scott Bennetts from Reaction Homes Ltd

Hi Neighbors,
Liam and I are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in:
Bathroom renovations
Major renovations
General building & repairs
Small maintenance jobs

We also build… View more
Hi Neighbors,
Liam and I are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in:
Bathroom renovations
Major renovations
General building & repairs
Small maintenance jobs

We also build
Decks & Pergolas

If you would like a free no obligation quote please call me or liam
Scott 0278442388
Liam 0221011367

Keep it local 🙂
Cheers Scott.

2 days ago

Chasing glory at the Olympics@RYMAN

Ryman Healthcare Limited

We may be an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team, but within our villages it’s residents who are chasing Olympic glory.
So many Ryman residents have passions and pastimes that they continue to thrive at within our villages. Therefore, creating an event like Olympics@RYMAN is a prime… View more
We may be an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team, but within our villages it’s residents who are chasing Olympic glory.
So many Ryman residents have passions and pastimes that they continue to thrive at within our villages. Therefore, creating an event like Olympics@RYMAN is a prime example of how we pioneer the way for our residents.
Events include swimming, bowls, cycling, relay walking and Quiznastics. To up the ante, we’ve incorporated technology solutions to enhance events and to enable residents to connect with all 41 Ryman villages, including those across the Tasman, while they compete!
Learn more

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7 days ago

Hosting All Blacks at smaller stadium could cost Christchurch $1.2 million

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The city council is holding an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss changing the preliminary design after it emerged the original concept – with a seating capacity of up to 30,000 – would blow the budget by $131.4m. A venue with 5000 fewer seats is now being mooted.

By adopting the new… View more
The city council is holding an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss changing the preliminary design after it emerged the original concept – with a seating capacity of up to 30,000 – would blow the budget by $131.4m. A venue with 5000 fewer seats is now being mooted.

By adopting the new stadium design concept, securing a major test match – against the likes of Australia, South Africa and the Lions – would require the city to pay an incentive fee, up to about $1.2 million.

With 30,000 seats, it is understood the fee could be closer $800,000.

Read more here.

3 days ago

A perfect match with free recruitment service

Competenz

"We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years", says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “We’d been in touch with local high schools to arrange work experience at our precision component business and liaised with many career advisors and even advertised at … View more"We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years", says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “We’d been in touch with local high schools to arrange work experience at our precision component business and liaised with many career advisors and even advertised at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), but with no success.”

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate.
In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

Read the full story at the link below.
If you are an employer looking for the right apprentice for your business, get in touch with us to make use of our free job matching service

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