Shirley, Christchurch

5 hours ago

New social housing complex for New Brighton

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Social housing is returning to the east of Christchurch for the first time since the Canterbury earthquakes, with 19 new homes providing relief to residents in need.

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (ŌCHT) housing complex will be officially opened at a ceremony on Friday morning.

It's… View more
Social housing is returning to the east of Christchurch for the first time since the Canterbury earthquakes, with 19 new homes providing relief to residents in need.

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (ŌCHT) housing complex will be officially opened at a ceremony on Friday morning.

It's called Reg Stillwell Pl and is on Palmers Rd in New Brighton.

The complex includes 12 relocatable homes that were transported from Linwood Park in August. They have been refurbished as two, three and four-bedroom homes. Meanwhile, a community hall already on site is now a three-bedroom home, and a further six bedsits have been redeveloped into one-bedroom homes.

Some of the residents who will live at the complex are returnees; people who lived in the pre-refurbished homes, and wanted to come back after the work was completed.

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1 day ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

12 hours ago

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12 hours ago

HOMED Saturday 21st November

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So many aspirational properties on the market at the moment. Check out the latest edition of HOMED to see the best properties to hit the market this week.

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14 hours ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

People walk the new Otira Viaduct shortly before it opened in November 1999.

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20 hours ago

Found it!

Santa in the Suburbs

Good spotting - here is today's secret Santa Code...

Now head through to our competition page to enter to win a shopping spree at Farmers.

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1 day ago

Licensed Builders

Scott Bennetts from Reaction Homes Ltd

Liam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences and gutter cleans,waterblasting paths and cleaning the out side … View moreLiam and myself are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in bathroom renovations we also do any building work from major renovations right through to roof leaks, Small maintenance jobs we also build decks, pergolas, fences and gutter cleans,waterblasting paths and cleaning the out side of homes.

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1 day ago

Southshore beach takes on orange hue as tiny marine creatures wash ashore

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A Christchurch beach has taken on a striking bright orange tinge after millions of tiny marine creatures washed ashore.

Resident Moreen Sackree was taking a stroll on Southshore beach in South New Brighton about 10am on Tuesday, when she came across what she believed were millions of “little … View more
A Christchurch beach has taken on a striking bright orange tinge after millions of tiny marine creatures washed ashore.

Resident Moreen Sackree was taking a stroll on Southshore beach in South New Brighton about 10am on Tuesday, when she came across what she believed were millions of “little krill or squat lobsters”.

“I came across an orange beach – something I've never seen [before].”

Sackree said many of the marine creatures appeared to be dead and were “quite dense” in some areas.

“I tried to put them back into the water but there was just so many there it didn't seem like it was making a difference, it was definitely a rare sight to see.”

Another beach goer, Eve Driver, said when she came across the swarm about 6pm on Tuesday, none of them were alive and many had been buried under the sand.

“The seagulls were going crazy and there was lots of red bird poo.”

Marine ecologist John Pirker, from the University of Canterbury, said the tiny creatures appeared to be gregarious squat lobster – a small crustacean that feeds on the ocean floor.

Squat lobsters generally move in large swarms along the eastern coast of the South Island.

They swam inshore to breed after completing their “larval cycle”, and settled in shallow waters – usually between October and May each year.

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10 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

1 day ago

Black Doris Plum Tree wanted to buy

Linda from Parklands - Marshlands

Hi neighbors. I bought a new black doris tree and matching propagating plum tree and the doris looks like it has died. If you have one to sell OR new from nursery, please give me a tingle. It would have to be dwarf size and able to be dug out. Thanks. Linda 0274053257

1 day ago

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2 days ago

Sharing Success

Principal Immigration Adviser from Zealand Immigration

Thanks for these words of appreciation, Jaideep.

"Thanks a lot team Zealand immigration for your great effort to getting my three years visa.
Really appreciated
Thanks"

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2 days ago

OUR CRAFT SHOP FLAG HAS GONE MISSING

Linda from Parklands - Marshlands

Dallington's Hand Craft Shop has either been taken or got loose in this wind today. If you have seen it please, please do let us know. The flag is new and has really helped lift custom for our tiny community shop. Our volunteers are sad so please anyone help put their smile back on. See … View moreDallington's Hand Craft Shop has either been taken or got loose in this wind today. If you have seen it please, please do let us know. The flag is new and has really helped lift custom for our tiny community shop. Our volunteers are sad so please anyone help put their smile back on. See photo

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2 days ago

Free Fire wood

Warren from Parklands - Marshlands

I am demolishing a old garage with native timbers in it in the Linwood area, if you want some firewood for free phone me it will need some cutting Warren 0274821866

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3 days ago

Master builders creating stunning homes & gardens

Williams Elvidge

We provide innovative solutions for outdoor spaces across Christchurch.

Whether you have recently finished a new home build or extensive house renovations, or your section just isn't quite living up to your expectations, the landscape contractors at Williams Elvidge Ltd have the solution.
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We provide innovative solutions for outdoor spaces across Christchurch.

Whether you have recently finished a new home build or extensive house renovations, or your section just isn't quite living up to your expectations, the landscape contractors at Williams Elvidge Ltd have the solution.

As skilled Master Builders, Williams Elvidge Ltd brings a whole new dimension to your section. We create wooden and metal structures that will stand the test of time and the Christchurch weather - structures built with attention to detail from the highest quality materials.

Our team is focused on developing a design plan that incorporates all the features you want while staying within your budget. We work with leading landscape designers across Christchurch to create hard landscaping that sits perfectly within the planting and other areas of your section.
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3 days ago

Best times for walking dogs on Christchurch beaches

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Dog owners are being reminded by Christchurch City Council that parts of popular beaches are off-limits to unleashed dogs during summer days.

A day-time ban for unleashed dogs between 9am-7pm applies for beaches at Cass Bay, Corsair Bay, Sandy Bay, Paradise Bay, Hays Bay, Diamond Harbour, Purau, … View more
Dog owners are being reminded by Christchurch City Council that parts of popular beaches are off-limits to unleashed dogs during summer days.

A day-time ban for unleashed dogs between 9am-7pm applies for beaches at Cass Bay, Corsair Bay, Sandy Bay, Paradise Bay, Hays Bay, Diamond Harbour, Purau, Akaroa, French Farm, Le Bon’s Bay, Little Akaloa, Okain’s Bay, Port Levy and Tikao Bay.

At Spencer Park, Waimairi, North and South New Brighton beaches, dogs are prohibited for a distance of 100 metres either side of the surf lifesaving clubs’ pavilions.

At New Brighton beach, dogs are prohibited for a distance of a 100 metres north of the surf lifesaving club’s pavilion to a point 100 metres south of the pier.

At Sumner beach, dogs are prohibited for a distance of 100 metres north of the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club’s pavilion through to Cave Rock.

At Taylor’s Mistake beach, dogs are prohibited for a distance of 50 metres either side of the surf lifesaving club pavilion.

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