71 days ago

isolated and distressed

Ros from Linwood

I am feeling isolated and abandoned.{ I am not in forced self isolation] I am 79 and rely on 3 community meals for companionship as well as a cooked meal. They have all been cancelled. Cooking is not easy for me but I can manage basic things. I went shopping yesterday at 2.30 pm at Stanmore rd New World. The long life milk I buy was all gone, no rice, no sugar, no sanitizer. the list goes on. How can I get the produce I need?? Getting to the supermarket is a challenge at the best of times but to find empty shelves of basic commodities is really distressing. In order to keep our immunity high we need good nourishing meals but it is not easy on the pension.

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1 day ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Canterbury!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

3 days ago

Will you be visiting New Brighton's new hot pools?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.

Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.

* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.

7 hours ago

Snuffle mats for dogs

Principal Therapist from The Balanced Dog Ltd

Snuffle mats are an enrichment toy for dogs that also serve as a slow feeder for kibble-fed dogs. If your dog needs new activities now that you are back working, you need a snuffle mat. Our snuffle mats are made in Christchurch, machine washable and are $25 each. Make an order of $30 or more from our website and we will deliver for free in our Christchurch service area. Better yet, book your dog in for a massage and when we come to your home, we'll deliver your snuffle mat order at the same time.