Somerfield, Christchurch

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6 days ago

Can you help us with a survey about early childhood education?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Press and The Post (Stuff) are collecting data on the cost of early childhood education in New Zealand. The data will be anonymised (unless you have opted-in to being contacted for a potential interview, via the last question).

If you have children in early childhood education, please help … View more
The Press and The Post (Stuff) are collecting data on the cost of early childhood education in New Zealand. The data will be anonymised (unless you have opted-in to being contacted for a potential interview, via the last question).

If you have children in early childhood education, please help us out by completing a brief survey. Click here to find the survey. The results will be reported on thepress.co.nz and thepost.co.nz at a later date.

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6 days ago

Streaming Services Increase Prices

The Team from NZ Compare

Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your… View more
Attention NZ Streamers! As inflation takes its toll, major streaming services in NZ are increasing their prices.

Sitting back and watching your favourite movies will likely cost more money. So check them out! But don't worry, we've got tips to help you save without missing out on your favourite shows! Stay tuned!

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8 days ago

Sawdust

The Team from Humans of Christchurch Ōtautahi

"I’m known all over New Zealand as Sawdust."

"When we left the mill we were all covered in sawdust. We used to go to the pub - four guys and me, had our little corner. By the time we left there was about half a metre of sawdust on the floor. I was called Chuck for a start, and … View more
"I’m known all over New Zealand as Sawdust."

"When we left the mill we were all covered in sawdust. We used to go to the pub - four guys and me, had our little corner. By the time we left there was about half a metre of sawdust on the floor. I was called Chuck for a start, and it evolved to Sawdust.

I was not a particularly bright child at school; I was good at woodwork, geography, and things like that. I came here to Akaroa High School. When I was 18, I went into my compulsory military training. That was very successful. I stayed a wee bit long which took us on big trips to Fiji and whatever areas needed peacekeeping overseas.

I did firewood from the age of 15. I built my own saw bench in those days. I bought an Austin Seven, I jacked this Austin Seven up in the air, put the belt on the back wheel and built a sawbench.

My father saw an opening after all the sawmills in Banks Peninsula closed down after 1890. They planted macrocarpa and pine trees to get shelter, and because the trees were big enough to mill he started milling over there in 1945 then we shifted from Okains Bay to Duvauchelle Bay.
I got pretty well involved with it, you know. Dealing with builders all the time and cutting timber for their houses or whatever they were doing. Timber was cut at the sawmill at Duvauchelle - some of it went to the Chatham Islands. The first chainsaws arrived in about 1950 - sometimes it took longer to get the chainsaw going and than if you cut it with a hand saw!

It took me four years to build my house, all made of macrocarpa. I had to keep my business going as well. That's a real thing of self-satisfaction. Going to the bays, cutting down the tree, carting it, sawing it up, bringing it here and building a house out of that - not many people get that opportunity."

- Don (Sawdust)

View more stories, or nominate someone: @humansofchch
www.humansofchch.org...

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7 days ago

ChCh South Community GardensAutmn Market Day - This Sat 13 April 10-1pm

Christine Blance from Christchurch South Community Gardens

Try the best of our Autumn harvest this Saturday 13 April 10am - 1pm- plants, preserves , produce ~ for sale - chilli sauce, elderberry & blackcurrant cordial, plum sauce, roast peach conserve, grapefruit marmalade, spicy pumpkin & tomato soup and more

Contact: … View more
Try the best of our Autumn harvest this Saturday 13 April 10am - 1pm- plants, preserves , produce ~ for sale - chilli sauce, elderberry & blackcurrant cordial, plum sauce, roast peach conserve, grapefruit marmalade, spicy pumpkin & tomato soup and more

Contact: info@cscommunitygardens.net.nz

CSCGT 2024Autumn Newsletter Edition 60.pdf Download View

7 days ago

Local CHCH Community Group meetings

Julie Tobbell from Somerfield Residents Association

Dear Local Residents' Associations and Community Groups in CHCH,
I would like to invite you to 2 local community meetings coming up in April and May.
Firstly, I am pleased to invite you to a 'SCRAM' (South Chch Residents Association meet up) event on Thursday, 11th April at the … View more
Dear Local Residents' Associations and Community Groups in CHCH,
I would like to invite you to 2 local community meetings coming up in April and May.
Firstly, I am pleased to invite you to a 'SCRAM' (South Chch Residents Association meet up) event on Thursday, 11th April at the Beckenham Service Centre Boardroom from 10 am to 12 pm.
During this first event, we will have the opportunity to suggest any topics that concern your group as a whole for an open discussion. (This event has conveniently been scheduled after two other community-based meetings, including one with Mayor Phil Mauger and the Waitaha Community Led Development.)

We hope this SCRAM event will be beneficial for the Long-Term Plan consultation processes for CCC and ECAN and generally help our community groups to stay better connected, especially if required for emergency preparedness purposes.
Secondly, SCERT (Somerfield Community Emergency Response Team) have organised a meeting in May, we would also like to invite you or your community group to our SCERT public information event, to be held on Thursday, 30th May, from 7-9 pm.
SCERT welcomes any residents or new groups in any area to join us for this also, so you may independently promote your community group in St Mark's Hall, 5 Somerfield Street.
Please refer to the posters attached for more information on either event.

If you would like to attend or share either /any of these events with other local community groups, please message me or join our event page(s).

Best regards,
Julie Tobbell.
Somerfield Residents Association Chairperson.
Cell 027 272 1063. (text first please)

SCRAM 2024 poster final Mar 20.pdf Download View

SCERT 2024 POSTER May p1.pdf Download View

7 days ago

Car Cover

Allen from Cashmere

Suit medium sized saloon . Shown on an SUV hence it not covering the complete vehicle.

Price: $30

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7 days ago

Bike carrier/rack

Allen from Cashmere

Three bike carrier with 2in Hitch mount

Price: $20

7 days ago

Ryman Prize Awarded to Brain Health Expert

Essie Summers Retirement Village

Canadian clinical neuroscientist and researcher Professor Vladimir Hachinski has been announced the winner of the 2024 Ryman Prize - an annual $250,000 grant for the world’s best discovery, development, advancement or achievement that enhances the quality of life for older people.

The prize … View more
Canadian clinical neuroscientist and researcher Professor Vladimir Hachinski has been announced the winner of the 2024 Ryman Prize - an annual $250,000 grant for the world’s best discovery, development, advancement or achievement that enhances the quality of life for older people.

The prize was presented by Prime Minister Christopher Luxon at a ceremony at Logan Campbell Village in Auckland today, celebrating the major contribution Professor Hachinski has made to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and the links between ‘the terrible three’ - stroke, dementia and coronary heart disease.

Click read more for the full article.

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8 days ago

Stay healthy for them this winter.

Ministry of Health

Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine … View more
Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine contact your doctor, pharmacy or healthcare provider, or visit
Find out more

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8 days ago

Prizes for Neighbourly members

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've randomly chosen five members to win a $50 chemist gift card each. The winners are:

Jim Edwards from Lower Hutt

Caroline Low from Whangarei

Sarah Currey from Marshlands

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We've randomly chosen five members to win a $50 chemist gift card each. The winners are:

Jim Edwards from Lower Hutt

Caroline Low from Whangarei

Sarah Currey from Marshlands

Talia Rammage from Timaru

Julian La Rosa from Blenheim

Get in touch with our Helpdesk team before the 23rd of April to claim your prize by heading here.

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8 days ago

CUPBOARD

Lynda from Halswell

Cupboard
Great for a bedroom, living room or bathroom
Would be perfect for an air B and B

W-50 CM
D- 38 CM
H- 72 cm
$120
pick up please

Price: $120

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8 days ago

Drinks cabinet

Lynda from Halswell

Drinks Cabinet with Dragon Desgin
Dragons are one of the Five Blessings and symbolize power, wealth, wisdom, health, and longevity. They are also associated with the emperor and control over the sky, earth, sea, and weather.
I see it as a gaming or drinks cabinet or great in an air B and B

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Drinks Cabinet with Dragon Desgin
Dragons are one of the Five Blessings and symbolize power, wealth, wisdom, health, and longevity. They are also associated with the emperor and control over the sky, earth, sea, and weather.
I see it as a gaming or drinks cabinet or great in an air B and B

W-50 CM
D- 38 CM
H- 72 cm
$120
pick up please

8 days ago

Strip Bracing

Allen from Cashmere

zinc galvanized Strip Bracing approx 20 metres . New.

Price: $10

9 days ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

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Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Taupō, worth just over $1 million.

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10 days ago

Why We Change the Clocks

The Team from NZ Compare

Time to FALL BACK! Use that extra hour to compare your bills with NZ Compare and you could save hundreds of dollars!

Daylight saving ends Sunday at 0300, don't forget to adjust your clocks!

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