56 days ago

Neighbourly's Good News

Gary Neighbourly Lead from Northcote

Although all of us local Christchurch folks have experienced a considerable amount in hardship over several years, (i.e. major Canterbury Earthquakes, Terrorist Mosque Attacks and associated Lockdowns; via various Pandemic Health & Safety related processes etc.) I was so surprised to learn something much more pleasant just prior to New Years day 2021. As this was in receiving notification for being publicly listed within the New Years Honours for services to Mental Health. Therefore on the 3rd May, 2021 am being presented (by the Governor General of NZ) with a "New Zealand Order of Merit" on behalf of the Queen. Although I wasn't expected in receiving this special award it appears all the hard work (which has been mostly voluntarily and for over 30 years) i have completed in assisting this highly challenging health related issue is being officially acknowledged. However and finally would like to sincerely thank everyone involved, especially certain special folks whom gave me an opportunity (including encouragement and support) to continue in completing all of this work. Regards, Gary L Watts MNZM

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17 hours ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Workers use hand-held tools to construct Summit Rd on Christchurch's Port Hills in 1910.

1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Northern Outlook.

5 hours ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

About Addictive Eaters Anonymous Meetings
Many of us felt nervous when attending our first meeting, or when picking up the phone to make that first call to an AEA member. We’ve all been there. We found there was no need to worry. We were welcomed by people who understood our problem, who did not judge us, and who offered a solution in the Twelve Steps of Addictive Eaters Anonymous.