Russley, Christchurch

17 hours ago

Create/write a Christmas cards to help combat loneliness this Christmas

The Team Reporter from The Press

Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added … View more
Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added to that, the charity says.

"The art of sending a card to someone at Christmas seems to have been lost over the years, we are encouraging people to revive the tradition of sending someone a nice card in the mail," Voices of Hope co-founder Genevieve Mora says.

"This could be a family member, neighbour, someone you know of or mail it to us, and we can make sure it gets out to someone in need of a bit of cheer. Hopefully this will help someone feel a bit less lonely this Christmas,."

Cards can be sent to: PO Box 90202, Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1142.

The deadline for sending cards is November 11. Find out more here.

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1 day ago

Billions of litres continue to be lost from leaky Christchurch water pipes

The Team Reporter from The Press

Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding … View more
Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding Banks Peninsula, collectively used 57.1 billion litres of water. From this, the council estimates about 13.1b, or 23 per cent, was lost to leakage.

Pipe renewals have been postponed in recent years due to post-quake work and wellhead repairs in a bid to remove chlorine, the council said.

The new water loss data comes as the Government tries to push on with controversial water infrastructure reforms – which, if they go ahead, would take control of the pipes, reservoirs and other infrastructure away from councils and give it to large independent regional entities.

The council’s water boss, Helen Beaumont, said the council was hitting a point now where different pipe materials, installed at different times, were reaching the end of their usable life. A significant number of pipes would require renewal over a short period, she said.

Read the full story here.

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1 hour ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community … View more
It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Nominate your community

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2 days ago

''ODD JOB MAN''

Nigel from Burnside

Hi to all my Neighbors ....
Some may know I'm heading over seas soon...
Pleased to report Andrew Thomson is going to take over the ''ODD JOB MAN''...He's from a building trade back ground and I'm sure he will be able to help with your Jobs.. same Ph 021 0825 … View more
Hi to all my Neighbors ....
Some may know I'm heading over seas soon...
Pleased to report Andrew Thomson is going to take over the ''ODD JOB MAN''...He's from a building trade back ground and I'm sure he will be able to help with your Jobs.. same Ph 021 0825 0819...and 021 1730 321..
Take care everyone...
Nigel

10 hours ago

Easy Clean Glass Neighbourly Specials

Robert from Easy Clean Glass Solutions

Hi Neighbours

We are back with our Neighbourly Specials. Our special for this week is half price protection on new glass shower, windows and balustrades. Shower coatings from just $99 and Balustrades and External Glass coatings form just $15+ GST per square metre.

So whether you have just had a … View more
Hi Neighbours

We are back with our Neighbourly Specials. Our special for this week is half price protection on new glass shower, windows and balustrades. Shower coatings from just $99 and Balustrades and External Glass coatings form just $15+ GST per square metre.

So whether you have just had a new shower installed and want the glass to stay looking like new for years without all the scrubbing, or if you have just put in a new glass pool fence and don't want all the buildup from the chlorine or the staining from irrigation systems, give us a call on 0800 3925326 or email robert@easycleanglass.co.nz for a free no obligation quote. You can also check us out and our great products at www.easycleanglass.co.nz...

Negotiable

10 days ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping … View more
New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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1 day ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

I Felt Depressed, Lonely, and Tearful

Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise.
These podcasts are a series of audio … View more
I Felt Depressed, Lonely, and Tearful

Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise.
These podcasts are a series of audio recordings of members sharing their experience, strength and hope. Wherever you are, whatever your problem with food, AEA can help:
www.addictiveeatersanonymous.org...

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2 days ago

Who’ll get my record collection?

Public Trust

We all have special things we want to protect and share with the people we love when we pass away. It could be your record collection, perhaps some artwork, or even that classic car you’ve spent so long restoring. If it’s important to you, put it in your will. ​

An up-to-date will … View more
We all have special things we want to protect and share with the people we love when we pass away. It could be your record collection, perhaps some artwork, or even that classic car you’ve spent so long restoring. If it’s important to you, put it in your will. ​

An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy – and your prized possessions. ​

If you last made a will when disco was all the rage, it’s time for an update. ​
Find out more

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2 days ago

How important is sustainability to you?

NowNext

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Share a recipe!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Kia ora Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This … View more
Kia ora Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau favourite, your aunty’s special chutney, a secret (or potentially not!) curry dish, or your most-loved cake.

We’ll then share your recipe throughout the land for people to try, share, and enjoy within their communities.

Either email your recipe to kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz or submit it here - www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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3 days ago

Golden Homes - Built for Life!

Golden Homes

One of the biggest mistakes buyers can make, is to assume that all builders build the same.

Price is important - however so is the quality, the contract, and the inclusions.
Ask questions that look beyond price alone. Examine how the house is actually constructed; what are the bones of the … View more
One of the biggest mistakes buyers can make, is to assume that all builders build the same.

Price is important - however so is the quality, the contract, and the inclusions.
Ask questions that look beyond price alone. Examine how the house is actually constructed; what are the bones of the house, what's behind the walls, and what quality of products are being used.

At Golden Homes we provide quotes that work with your budget and your wish list.

We have fixed price contracts - No PC sums or hidden costs.
Remember, your home is likely to be your biggest asset.
Learn more

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4 days ago

Get cybersmart and protect your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online security, which protects many of our personal and business assets.

Although no one is immune - don't waste another minute worrying that your business might become a target. Instead, get clued up on a few easy steps you can take to keep yourself and your business safe.

Why not give your business a cyber security risk assessment or ensure you have secured your website - it’s simple and we can help.

Digital Boost is here to guide you through protecting yourself online - doing so may save you a lot of time and stress in the future. We've got simple-to-follow videos on everything from software updates to password authentication and phishing.

Safeguarding your business is time well spent, so arm yourself with the knowledge today!

The team at Digital Boost

7 days ago

Petition to oppose sand mining at Barrytown

Patsy from Avonhead

Have just spent 3 days at this lovely wee town on the Great Coast Road and have discovered the heinous proposal for sand mining here - a 15 km stretch along the beach line. The effect along this beautiful stretch of coastline between Greymouth and Punakaiki will be devastating to the environment … View moreHave just spent 3 days at this lovely wee town on the Great Coast Road and have discovered the heinous proposal for sand mining here - a 15 km stretch along the beach line. The effect along this beautiful stretch of coastline between Greymouth and Punakaiki will be devastating to the environment and hugely detrimental to it’s beauty, thus impacting those living here and tourism.
Please sign the petition to oppose-
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4 days ago

Peter William’s Natural Joint Secret

Koru Nutrition

Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast … View more
Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast acting and long lasting. It has become NZ’s #1 fastest growing topical joint and muscle support cream and I can see why.”

“Ask for Koru Nutrition’s Koru FX cream next time you’re in the pharmacy and try it for yourself.”
Find out more

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5 days ago

Change one young life today

Variety – the Children’s Charity

Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to … View more
Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to essentials like clothing, bedding, shoes and stationery, as well as the opportunity to attend school trips. Become a Kiwi Kid Sponsor and change a child's life today.
Find out more

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6 days ago

Trinket box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Who can resist a treasure chest? Make this little gem for storing your own jewellery, or as a gift for someone special in your life. Decorate your chest with your favourite Resene colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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