Russley, Christchurch

1 day ago

Christchurch council takes hard line on recycling rule breakers

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Almost 1500 Christchurch households could soon have their recycling bins confiscated as the city council cracks down on people who refuse to separate their waste.

About 180 yellow wheelie bins have already been removed and the council has sent final warnings to another 1450 residents.

To get the … View more
Almost 1500 Christchurch households could soon have their recycling bins confiscated as the city council cracks down on people who refuse to separate their waste.

About 180 yellow wheelie bins have already been removed and the council has sent final warnings to another 1450 residents.

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.

Christchurch City Council has spent close to $1.5 million sending almost 1500 truckloads of contaminated material from yellow bins to landfill since May. That equates to about 41 per cent of all yellow bins.

Do you agree with council's strict recycling approach? Let us know below.

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21 hours ago

FREE TAEKWONDO INFORMATION NIGHT

Shirley from Sockburn

Every wanted to try Taekwondo?
Free open night and demonstration.
Wednesday 28th October 5pm and 6pm

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Fitness, strength, discipline, club atmosphere - really awesome members and always happy to see someone new.

Just bring yourself, nothing else required. … View more
Every wanted to try Taekwondo?
Free open night and demonstration.
Wednesday 28th October 5pm and 6pm

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Fitness, strength, discipline, club atmosphere - really awesome members and always happy to see someone new.

Just bring yourself, nothing else required.

We'll answer your questions.

You can join the class, watch, ask questions.

All are welcome.

60 Hayton Road (lots of free parking)

There's even a sofa for Mum and Dad to sit and watch if you join the class.

Free

1 day ago

Phone found

Julie from Ilam

IPhone7 plus or 8 belonging to a girl Zoe from st margarets college found on purple line bus today between 4 and 5.30 please call Julie on 02041591222

1 day ago

Habit-Building for High School

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
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Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

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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1 day ago

Riccarton Park Public Meetings, Riccarton Park Racecourse, 165 Racecourse Road

Riccarton Park Retirement Village

Hear about Ryman’s newest retirement village being developed on Steadman Road, Riccarton Park, Christchurch on Tuesday 3 November at 2pm & 6pm.

See the designs of our townhouses and apartments and experience for yourself why our villages are ahead of the rest.

Hear from our residents as … View more
Hear about Ryman’s newest retirement village being developed on Steadman Road, Riccarton Park, Christchurch on Tuesday 3 November at 2pm & 6pm.

See the designs of our townhouses and apartments and experience for yourself why our villages are ahead of the rest.

Hear from our residents as they share their experience of living in one of our vibrant village communities.

Learn more about our independent living in apartments and serviced apartments.

Find out about our care options, which include resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.

Light refreshments will be served.

To find out more phone Wendy on 342 4755.

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1 day ago

Make a sensory table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

Make the most… View more
Take an old children’s table and turn it into a fun and tactile sensory board.

Sensory boards can be made with all sorts of textures and themes for young children, and are great learning tools. Let your children help choose the Resene colours and help fun with contrasting colours.

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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5 days ago

Election 2020: Christchurch a sea of red as voters back Labour

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.

Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at … View more
Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.

Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at National’s astonishingly poor performance in the city – and their knives came out for their parliamentary colleagues in Blue.

“At last, Christchurch has woken up,” said Duncan Webb, Christchurch Central’s incumbent.

“It’s been a long campaign, exhausting, but the reward you get for that, it’s amazing.

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2 days ago

Kids Club

Tania Payton from Wairakei Road Bible Church

Our Kids Club starts again this term Friday 23rd. All Welcome to join ages 5-12

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2 days ago

Oyster Lights

Avryll Dawn from Hornby

Still trying to sell the four large oyster lights which were put up in my lounge and were just too bright. I now know they are better for outside or larger areas. New condition. Electrician charged me $86 per light. I am doing a clear out and want them gone to new home. PS something is wrong … View moreStill trying to sell the four large oyster lights which were put up in my lounge and were just too bright. I now know they are better for outside or larger areas. New condition. Electrician charged me $86 per light. I am doing a clear out and want them gone to new home. PS something is wrong with the pricing part of this site, and keeps on putting over $20,000 for the four GOSH. Price is $18 each

Price: $18

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3 days ago

Near new kids black and red slippers size 9 for a child young child.

Sharon from Broomfield - Hei Hei

These were bought new for my son but won't wear them so they are better off with a new owner who will. They are in near new condition please see the photos. They with fit a young child I'd say under the age of 6 years old. These slippers are a size 9.

Price: $6

4 days ago

Resonance Ensemble - Heroes and Anti-Heroes

Tom from Burnside

Resonance Ensemble conducted by Tony Ryan will present Heroes and Anti-Heroes – an innovative and spectacular programme of orchestral works featuring outstanding local soloists
Christchurch’s superb specialist orchestra, Resonance Ensemble, conducted by Tony Ryan, is currently preparing another… View more
Resonance Ensemble conducted by Tony Ryan will present Heroes and Anti-Heroes – an innovative and spectacular programme of orchestral works featuring outstanding local soloists
Christchurch’s superb specialist orchestra, Resonance Ensemble, conducted by Tony Ryan, is currently preparing another exciting programme of works from less often encountered corners of the repertoire.
Beethoven’s Egmont Overture is one of his best-known orchestral works, but few will know the other moving and dramatic music that the composer wrote for Goethe’s play. Composed towards the end of Beethoven’s extraordinarily productive middle period, the Incidental Music to Egmont is among his finest creations. Resonance Ensemble’s performance of the complete Egmont music will include soprano Helen Charlton in its two vocal movements, and Christchurch actor and singer Ben Freeth who will provide a linking narration to bring the dramatic context to life.

Two short vocal pieces by this concert’s conductor Tony Ryan will again feature the singing talents of Helen Charlton and Ben Freeth. Helen performs Ryan’s orchestral song Don Quixote, and she will be joined by Ben for It’s Christmas Here As Well which was premiered at last year’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert.

Khachaturian’s colourful and spectacular Violin Concerto may not often appear in concert programmes, but this wonderfully appealing and dramatic work, full of the composer’s familiar melodic and rhythmic genius is the major work in this programme. Featuring talented nineteen-year-old Christchurch violinist, Thomas Bedggood, this will be a performance not to be missed.

The orchestra will end with two further works by Khachaturian, his very popular Adagio from Spartacus and the swirling Waltz from Masquerade.

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4 days ago

Farm Visits

Glenda from West Melton

Glenlothian Farm is open over the summer for visiting.
We have over 20 Rare Breed animals along with friendly wallabies to hand feed. Located in the West Melton area.
If you are planing a visit , it would pay to send us a quick message as we have several groups booked for a part day -
For more … View more
Glenlothian Farm is open over the summer for visiting.
We have over 20 Rare Breed animals along with friendly wallabies to hand feed. Located in the West Melton area.
If you are planing a visit , it would pay to send us a quick message as we have several groups booked for a part day -
For more info check our website:
www.glenlothianfarm.co.nz...
021 0328817
Wed- Sat 10 - 4pm

5 days ago

'Obscenely bright and intrusive' Christchurch streetlights dimmed

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is free from the spotlight after almost two months of being lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident first raised concerns with the Christchurch City Council over “obnoxiously bright” new LED streetlights blanketing his property at the start of … View more
Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is free from the spotlight after almost two months of being lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident first raised concerns with the Christchurch City Council over “obnoxiously bright” new LED streetlights blanketing his property at the start of September – the day after they were installed.

About four weeks went by and a solution didn’t come, prompting Bridgman to contact Stuff.

A further two weeks passed and more follow-ups were made before the lights were eventually dimmed on October 6.

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