Russley, Christchurch

22 hours ago

'Still sinking in': Grace Prendergast's mum reacts to Olympic gold medal win

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Sally Prendergast could not bear to look as her daughter raced towards a first Olympic gold medal.

Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler were hot favourites to win the women's pair final after setting the world’s fastest time in the semi-final in Tokyo on Wednesday.

But the … View more
Hi neighbours,

Sally Prendergast could not bear to look as her daughter raced towards a first Olympic gold medal.

Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler were hot favourites to win the women's pair final after setting the world’s fastest time in the semi-final in Tokyo on Wednesday.

But the odds did nothing to ease Sally Prendergast's nerves going into Thursday's final.

She conceded she “didn’t even watch the end”.

Sally Prendergast told Stuff she was "wide awake" overnight with excitement and nerves, but said the family was confident in the pair's ability.

Grace Prendergast, who was born in Christchurch in 1992, began rowing for Villa Maria College out of Avon Rowing Club in Christchurch in 2007.

Read the full story by clicking 'Read More' below.

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7 hours ago

Become a Caci Franchisee!

Caci

At Caci we love what we do! Helping New Zealanders with what we call 'skin confidence'. Now is your chance to join the team, become a Caci Christchurch owner and enjoy the benefits of being part of a successful New Zealand business.

With more than 64% of our clinics achieving sales in … View more
At Caci we love what we do! Helping New Zealanders with what we call 'skin confidence'. Now is your chance to join the team, become a Caci Christchurch owner and enjoy the benefits of being part of a successful New Zealand business.

With more than 64% of our clinics achieving sales in excess of $1 million annually—our proven business model and ongoing support package will align you for success.

Register your interest now to attend our meet and greet event in Christchurch!
Find out more

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5 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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19 days ago

GREY Cat missing

Annette from Sockburn

He has a white mark in his chest. We have just shifted him and has taken off. Please if you find him text 021755946

20 hours ago
1 day ago

Wooden butterfly

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Recreate a Kiwiana classic using butterflise and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own.

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4 days ago

On tonight information evening on the Hornby Centre (Leisure Centre and Library)

Marc from Hornby

Come along tonight 6.30pm at the Hornby Club (formally known as the Hornby Workingmens Club) as the Christchurch City Council presents the latest information on the Hornby Centre (Leisure Centre and Library).

Your chance to also give feedback on what activities you would like to see in the Leisure… View more
Come along tonight 6.30pm at the Hornby Club (formally known as the Hornby Workingmens Club) as the Christchurch City Council presents the latest information on the Hornby Centre (Leisure Centre and Library).

Your chance to also give feedback on what activities you would like to see in the Leisure Centre and Library.

1 day ago

Free training (How to build a business)

Shirish Paranjape from Community Board member, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood C.Board

[Note: I am only sharing the message received from ChristchurchNZ. I do not have any personal or business connection with Rebel Business School. This is also not a recommendation.]

ChristchurchNZ would like to invite you to a new START-UP & GROWTH event coming to Christchurch: Rebel Business … View more
[Note: I am only sharing the message received from ChristchurchNZ. I do not have any personal or business connection with Rebel Business School. This is also not a recommendation.]

ChristchurchNZ would like to invite you to a new START-UP & GROWTH event coming to Christchurch: Rebel Business School.
The Rebel Business School Pop Up Event is a two-week intensive course on 16-27 August, designed to help you make real progress, quickly without costing you a penny, only time. Rebel Business School will spend every day with you, running interactive sessions and working with you on your business to help you with whatever you need to get going. Start to learn "How to build a business with no money" and see what it is all about.

What Can You Expect?
This course will be 10 days of learning skills and coaching to help you make money doing what you love.
We will help you to:
Start your business for free
Build a great looking website for free
Make money online
Gain the confidence to get what you need
Networking skills to find the people you want and so much more!

Please note there are six days online via live interactive Zoom webinars and four days (Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th August) in venue at a location in Christchurch with on- & off-street parking and connection to public transport. We will notify every enrolled participant via email as soon as the venue is confirmed.

The participation is limited and we’d like to encourage your clients to sign-up until the end of this month via EVENTBRITE!!!

Anton Holzner
Business Advisor
E: Anton.Holzner@christchurchnz.com
A: BNZ Centre, Level 3, 101 Cashel Street, PO Box 2962, Christchurch 8011

2 days 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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2 days 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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8 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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12 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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3 days 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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3 days 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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4 days ago

Student / Computer Desk

David from Sockburn

Desk for sale lovely condition $10 ph 0211565819

Price: $10

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5 days ago

Lost or stolen

Jasmine from Burnside

Hello Neighbours this fine specimen of a bike was dumped on our property this morning between 9 & 10am. A police report has been laid and the bike will be collected by the police on Wednesday if unclaimed. We are in the Grahams Rd Waimairi Rd area, owner must unlock bike at collection. Please … View moreHello Neighbours this fine specimen of a bike was dumped on our property this morning between 9 & 10am. A police report has been laid and the bike will be collected by the police on Wednesday if unclaimed. We are in the Grahams Rd Waimairi Rd area, owner must unlock bike at collection. Please pass on & message for more.

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