Sockburn, Christchurch

9 hours ago

What would you add to this list of budget-boosting crops?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Have you grown these veges and fruits, and what's on your list of money savers and budget boosters?

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15 hours ago

Join us for a planting day at Mt Vernon Park!

Trees That Count

The Port Hills Park Trust are planting 1,500 native trees at Mt Vernon, and would love your help.

This project is part of the Trust's commitment to preserve and grow the park for everyone in Canterbury to enjoy.

Help plant to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, and … View more
The Port Hills Park Trust are planting 1,500 native trees at Mt Vernon, and would love your help.

This project is part of the Trust's commitment to preserve and grow the park for everyone in Canterbury to enjoy.

Help plant to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, and you'll be part of shaping this amazing recreation asset for hundreds of years to come.
Know more

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1 day ago

Looking for WITNESSES - Bike accident

Inha from Wigram

Hi all,
I was cycling eastbound on Riccarton Road on Saturday 13 August approx 1:30pm in the marked cycle lane when I was hit by a vehicle (blue Subaru) that was wanting to turn left into a property (Kauri Lodge opposite the McDonald's).
Driver initially accepted fault but is now going … View more
Hi all,
I was cycling eastbound on Riccarton Road on Saturday 13 August approx 1:30pm in the marked cycle lane when I was hit by a vehicle (blue Subaru) that was wanting to turn left into a property (Kauri Lodge opposite the McDonald's).
Driver initially accepted fault but is now going back on his words and is refusing to cover bike repairs. I've submitted a police report and looking for witnesses to confirm what unfolded.
Might be a long shot but if you happened to have seen the incident and can come forward as a witness please contact me on 0211072797 or inha.go@outlook.com, would greatly appreciate it!
Thanks, Inha

5 days ago

65-year-old says it's wrong she gets less NZ Super for being married

The Team Reporter from The Press

A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.

A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who… View more
A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.

A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who is not their spouse or partner.

“I have a friend who isn't in a relationship, but she's sharing a house, and they share all the expenses, and she's going to end up getting $172.88 more than me a fortnight which is just plain wrong,” said Daphne, who did not want her last name used for privacy concerns.

The combined fortnightly payment for a couple is $1634.64.

The Ministry of Social Development said people in a relationship were more likely to share a wider range of costs and resources than a single person living with another adult.

Read the full story here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

1 day ago

Urban Hair and Beauty, Hornby - highly recommended!

Anne-Marie Neighbourly Lead from Hornby

Shout out to the lovely Bonnie at Urban Hair and Beauty who did a fabulous job of my hair recently.
My hair was quite yellow and knotty before she made it look so amazing!

This is the salon near Pizza Hut on Main South Rd.

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3 days ago

Needed builder or some one please

Kathleen from Upper Riccarton

Hi who out there please like a builder or somt one can unbolt a wooden floor of some concrete and move a small shed happy to pay need a quote on how much to do please

3 days ago

Lilliput lane

Sue McManus from Red Cross Shop Church Corner

We are so blessed to have been gifted this collection of lilliput lane cottages. The detail of each one is truly amazing.

Pop in store to view

Red Cross Church Corner
14 Yaldhurst road
Upper Riccarton

Mon - Fri 10am - 3.30pm
Sat 10am - 2pm

4 days ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost … View more
Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

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4 days ago

Shed move

Kathleen from Upper Riccarton

Hi does any one no how to unbolt a shed please ans move from 1 spot to another please let me no please ans how much please

4 days ago

Sick of Scraping Ice off your Car Windscreen?

Dave from Hornby

High Quality Magnetic Waterproof Car Sunshade Windshield Snow Ice Leaves Sun Shade Protective Cover

Get yours before more icy days hit!

Product Description:

1. Resistant to rain, frost, snow, UV rays, dust, can be used as snow shield cover in winter and windshield visor sunshade in summer … View more
High Quality Magnetic Waterproof Car Sunshade Windshield Snow Ice Leaves Sun Shade Protective Cover

Get yours before more icy days hit!

Product Description:

1. Resistant to rain, frost, snow, UV rays, dust, can be used as snow shield cover in winter and windshield visor sunshade in summer as well, keep leaves off the cover in autumn.

2. Fits most Cars, Minivan and SUV. The Car windshield snow cover is easily folding for storage in the trunk or in rear seats of your vehicle. Unlike other windshield covers, this model covers both the windshield and the wipers to prevent washer fluid from freezing and your wipers from getting stuck.

3. 6 x powerful magnets on the top side to keep the exterior windshield snow cover in place even in windy days, and the two windproof straps on each side to help attach this cover firmly. Even the strongest winds are no match for this windshield snow covers magnetic grip!

4. With its security flaps and ties,auto windshield cover can be tucked into your car doors,ensuring that this front windshield cover can't be stolen easily.The flaps and powerful magnets make sure the cover stay in place perfectly. The light weight windscreen cover is easily folding to store in your vehicles.

5. Easy To Install,Two flaps on each side for you to shut in car door,and rear-view mirror protector to loop around the rear mirror. No tool and extra hand is required.Just cover it and fix the windshield cover with six powerful magnets, then shut the flaps in door,tie the draw-string rear mirror cover.

Specifications:

Applicable: Universal
Size: 210cm * 125cm
Material: polyester fabric

Package Content:
1 x windshield cover
1 x storage bag

Price: $30

4 days ago

Ombre bedside drawers

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

Use Resene Colorwood stain and colour to easily refresh a dated bedside drawer unit.

Find out how to create your own.

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5 days ago

Your whole retirement is our consideration

Ryman Healthcare Limited

With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in … View more
With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in apartments and townhouses, assisted living in serviced apartments, resthome care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia care.

We offer a higher ratio of care in our villages so that if your needs change, you have priority access to our care centres.
Find out more

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6 days ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Kevin Hickman Retirement Village

Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no … View more
Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!

If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below.

6 days ago

Did you start gardening in school?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

How many of you remember gardening in school? Hopefully, more students and teachers will be inspired by the great work being done at this amazing school.

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7 days ago

$1 children’s book sale

Sue McManus from Red Cross Shop Church Corner

Red Cross Church Corner, 14 Yaldhurst Road have a $1 chjildrens book sale. Pop instore for other specials too ie. McDonald and All Black figurines - see if you can name them.

Mom-Fri 10am - 3.30pm
Sat 10am - 2pm

8 days ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable Growing Made Easy.

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