Somerfield, 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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17 hours ago

Caravan motor movers install required..

Alan from Beckenham

Is there anybody out there with any experience with installing caravan motor movers? I have a second hand set to install on an English caravan but as it is essentially a two person job I am happy to pay for assistance.
Up for the task? Give me a call on 0278955409. Many thanks. Alan.

21 hours ago

$2 - chance to win approx $2,700 in prizes!

Mel from Halswell

There are 5 prize packages in the HUGE raffle!
I am having my hair shaved off on 1st November!!
I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island (& 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre).

Donations made 4th - 25th October 2020 are entered in to win - every $2 (max of 50) gets you an entry!!

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There are 5 prize packages in the HUGE raffle!
I am having my hair shaved off on 1st November!!
I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island (& 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre).

Donations made 4th - 25th October 2020 are entered in to win - every $2 (max of 50) gets you an entry!!

LETS RAISE LOTS OF MONEY! Thank you for the businesses that have donated! Deposit into 12-3441-0057882-00 or the Givealittle page (they take 5%) givealittle.co.nz...

PLEASE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE We have nearly raised $5,000!!! www.facebook.com... givealittle.co.nz...

Price: $2

21 hours ago

$2 - chance to win approx $2,700 in prizes!

Mel from Halswell

There are 5 prize packages in the HUGE raffle!
I am having my hair shaved off on 1st November!!
I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island (& 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre).
Donations made 4th - 25th October 2020 are entered in to win - every $2 (max of 50) gets you an entry!!
LETS … View more
There are 5 prize packages in the HUGE raffle!
I am having my hair shaved off on 1st November!!
I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island (& 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre).
Donations made 4th - 25th October 2020 are entered in to win - every $2 (max of 50) gets you an entry!!
LETS RAISE LOTS OF MONEY! Thank you for the businesses that have donated! Deposit into 12-3441-0057882-00 or the Givealittle page (they take 5%) givealittle.co.nz...
PLEASE SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE We have nearly raised $5,000!!! www.facebook.com... givealittle.co.nz...

1 day ago

Habit-Building for High School

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

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

Make a sensory table

The Team from Resene ColorShop Tower Junction

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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5 days ago

Builder available

Dylan from Halswell

G'day! I'm happy to offer my building services to anyone that needs building work done. Really enjoy getting creative with my work so if your wanting to make a bit of a statement, I am your guy. feel free to send me a msg or give me a call on 02108724665. Dylan :)

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4 days ago

Carpet rug

Charlotte from Sydenham

$60

Brought 2 years ago, Still in perfect condition still fluffy etc.

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our … View more
100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our delicious and extremely popular Honey Dew Drops - great for soothing sore throats. These are available in Blackcurrant, Lemon and Mint. JUST $9.50 per box or 3 boxes for $24.00 (for a limited time)

BEESWAX available for those Food Wraps, wood/leather polish or to use as a lubricant/waterproofing agent 100g JUST $5.00 or 1kg for just $20.00

HONEY COMB 300g $17.50 or 2 for $25.00

We also have great gift ideas, including HONEY GIFT BOXES made up of 3 x 140g glass jars (1* Manuka; 1* Honey Dew; 1* Creamed Clover) in a lovely gift box - JUST $20.00

FREE DELIVERY IN HALSWELL AREA (FOR ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $75.00) OR PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL 100% RAW 100% PURE 100% KIWI.

Blackcurrant & Honey Spread and Blackcurrant and Honey Concentrate.

Beechwood Honey Dew combined with the juice of Blackcurrants to create a taste sensation! There are 2 great options.....

(1) Blackcurrant & Honey Spread ($15.00 for 375gm) – … View more
100% NATURAL 100% RAW 100% PURE 100% KIWI.

Blackcurrant & Honey Spread and Blackcurrant and Honey Concentrate.

Beechwood Honey Dew combined with the juice of Blackcurrants to create a taste sensation! There are 2 great options.....

(1) Blackcurrant & Honey Spread ($15.00 for 375gm) – great for spreading on your toast, crumpets, drizzling over porridge, ice cream, waffles, pancakes, adding to your smoothies for a real taste hit, add boiling water for a delicious fruit drink or my personal favourite – the jar and a spoon! [Ingredients: Pure Canterbury Beechwood Honey Dew, Canterbury Blackcurrant Concentrate, Fructose Sugar (1.9%)]

(2) Blackcurrant & Honey Concentrate ($10.00 for 250ml) – just add water, hot or cold to taste. This is perfect for refreshing drinks, a topping over your ice cream, in smoothies, desserts, over your breakfast cereal or freezing for ice blocks for the kids. Add hot water for a delicious fruit drink - yum!

FREE DELIVERY IN HALSWELL AREA (FOR ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $75.00) OR PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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7 days ago

Books Needed - Lyttelton Primary School Book Fair

Monica from Lyttelton

Lyttelton Primary School is now collecting books for its big Book Fair.

Are witches lurking in the lounge?
Historical characters in the bedroom?
Bill Bryson in the basement?
We would love them all!

Donation of all books (adult and children’s fiction/non-fiction) can be left at the … View more
Lyttelton Primary School is now collecting books for its big Book Fair.

Are witches lurking in the lounge?
Historical characters in the bedroom?
Bill Bryson in the basement?
We would love them all!

Donation of all books (adult and children’s fiction/non-fiction) can be left at the school’s reception any time from now between the hours of 8.30am-4.00pm.

And remember to mark your diaries for Saturday 7 November: 9.00am-1.00pm.

All funds raised go towards Lyttelton Primary School’s library. That means hundreds of new books to spark and feed the minds of kids in our community.

Can’t wait to see you there!

5 days ago

Rug

Jacqui from Halswell

Grey Arlos rug from Bunnings (190 cm x 290 cm) in excellent condition. Bought 2 weeks ago, only selling as too big for my lounge. Paid $150.

Price: $95

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