60 days ago

Tell us your Canterbury favourites

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.

Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best wineries to visit, activities to try (adventure park, swim spots etc) or anything else that you enjoy to do in our backyard.

Please leave submissions of your favourite summer foods/places/activities and where to find them below in the comments, or by emailing reporters@press.co.nz

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1 hour ago

Professional Sharpening Service

Chris from Edgeware

Kia Ora St Albans Community 👋

💥 Do you have knives or any other tools that need to be sharpened? 🔪🪓✂️

🛠️We work with a professional system imported from Sweden.

👨🏻‍🔧We focus on quality and performance, our system is the original in 💧water cooled sharpening.

Thanks to the low speed on our machine, there is no risk that the edge becomes overheated🔥 and loses its hardness.

The edge is continuously cooled with 💦water during the sharpening.

The fine-grained diamond wheel and slow rotation prevent the edge from becoming overheated.

Our system has a specially developed composite wheel with integrated polish for final polishing of the edge, which gives the knife a very sharp edge to ensure you have a cleanest edge.

Do we collect your knives/tools?

Yes, we do collect them from your business/house if your minimum spend is $40nz.

Our pick up time is 10am-11am and drop off is the same time on the following working day.

If it's urgent, you can collect it from our workshop or we can arrange drop off after 6:00pm the same day.

If you are outside of Christchurch, you will need to post them or drop them off into our workshop.

How long does it take to have my knives/tools back?

We try to do it ASAP, but please expect 24hs to have your knives/tools back as we have a big demand.

Important information.

When collecting your knives for sharpening, lay out your knives on a towel, fold the towel over the sharp end of the knives and roll up. Secure with string or tape.

Make sure you tell your colleagues that you have had your knives/tools professionally sharpened to prevent accidents.

Cost is going to depend on the conditions of the tool or knife, we may charge more if it needs repair, discuss beforehand.

Any other tool, please email us with a photo and we can discuss it.

3 days ago


Carolyn Faye from Linwood

For Xmas , (new) neighbors bought their children a trampoline which they placed near the border fence only a metre from our lounge/living space kitchen. A great gift for children, but a nightmare for us. Their section is not huge so anywhere on that section would be noisy. Children's noises are one thing but noisy play equipment is another. Our home is no longer a place of Peace and Rest, with the continual 'bounce' , 'bounce' any time , morning, noon, evening. Even when quiet, one is in a state of anxiety not knowing when the next bounce will continue again. Myself and friends and boarder are mainly elderly so are more acutely in need of rest and quiet. Any ideas would be appreciated.

13 hours ago

Bathroom renovation specialists

Scott Bennetts from Reaction Homes Ltd

Liam and I are both qualified licensed builders that specialize in:
Bathroom renovations
Major renovations
General building & repairs
Small maintenance jobs

We also build
Decks & Pergolas

If you would like a free no-obligation quote please call me or liam
Scott 0278442388
Liam 0221011367
Cheers Scott.