Strowan, Christchurch

12 hours ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.
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Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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1 hour ago

CHEAP WILLS FOR PENSIONERS!!

Margaret from St Albans

Hello, neighbours

Does anybody know of someone who made their own will, and died without there being any problems with their estate.??
Elderly widow with no assets except
meagre household contents in a charity flat, and only income from National Superannuation, cannot afford $500 to make a will, … View more
Hello, neighbours

Does anybody know of someone who made their own will, and died without there being any problems with their estate.??
Elderly widow with no assets except
meagre household contents in a charity flat, and only income from National Superannuation, cannot afford $500 to make a will, let alone EPOAs. Her husband's funeral cost $12,500, and the lawyer charged the same for estate administration!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated to ease her anxiety. There must be many other people out there with yhe same worries. Please help with information. Thank you.

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6 hours ago

Table top pre-loved toy sale - call out for sellers and buyers!

Jo from Bryndwr

Hi

On 15 September at the Village Community Centre (365a Ilam Road) Burnside Primary school PTA will be hosting a table top toy sale. This is a great opportunity to have a pre Christmas clear out of your good quality, toys, books, puzzles and games. We'll also have some fantastic home … View more
Hi

On 15 September at the Village Community Centre (365a Ilam Road) Burnside Primary school PTA will be hosting a table top toy sale. This is a great opportunity to have a pre Christmas clear out of your good quality, toys, books, puzzles and games. We'll also have some fantastic home baking and refreshments for sale. All profits will go towards supporting the children of Burnside Primary School.

We are offering 3 table sizes, which you can hire for the duration of the sale. It's up to you to present and sell your items and, once you've paid for the table hire, the profits from your sales are yours to keep!

Large trestle tables (suitable for sharing with a friend or group) are $25;
standard sized tables are $15 and small round tables (which would perhaps suit a supervised child wanting to earn some pocket money) are $8. Sharing a table would be a good option if you are hoping to shop as well as sell.

We have a limited number of tables available so please reply to this message ASAP if you'd like to reserve your spot. More details will be available on booking.

7 hours ago

Elusion Electrical Spring Countdown

Patrick Koot from Elusion Electrical Ltd

13 days until spring yahoo.

The team at Elusion are looking forward to longer days, warmer weather and more evening to walk the dogs. Spring is also a great time for a bit of home maintenance -checking gutters, roof tiles, and chimneys after all the winter rain and storms, getting the CRC out … View more
13 days until spring yahoo.

The team at Elusion are looking forward to longer days, warmer weather and more evening to walk the dogs. Spring is also a great time for a bit of home maintenance -checking gutters, roof tiles, and chimneys after all the winter rain and storms, getting the CRC out and getting rid of the squeaking door hinges that have bugged you for ages, checking smoke detectors and of course the great spring clean.

Elusion recommends you also check all electrical cords and appliances for signs of wear, tear or over heating. If in doubt throw it out , or get it professionally tested. You can never be too careful. We recently noticed heat marks up our wall from one of our panel heaters so it is currently unplugged waiting for a time when Patrick isn't too busy on other jobs for an upgrade.

If you are renting remember if you have any concerns you can request your landlord to organise an Electrical Safety Test. Happy countdown everyone

3 days ago

Poll: Christchurch mayoral race

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

If the election was today, which Christchurch mayoral candidate would you vote for?

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Christchurch mayoral race
  • 2.2% Blair Anderson
    2.2% Complete
  • 1.8% J T Anderson
    1.8% Complete
  • 31.1% Lianne Dalziel
    31.1% Complete
  • 0.9% Jim Glass
    0.9% Complete
  • 2.6% Tubby Hansen
    2.6% Complete
  • 1.3% Robin McCarthy
    1.3% Complete
  • 0.4% Stephen McPaike
    0.4% Complete
  • 15.4% John Minto
    15.4% Complete
  • 39.5% Darryll Park
    39.5% Complete
  • 0.4% Sam Park
    0.4% Complete
  • 1.3% Adrian Schonborn
    1.3% Complete
  • 2.2% Peter Wakeman
    2.2% Complete
  • 0.9% Aaron White
    0.9% Complete
228 votes
3 days ago

Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.

Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 … View more
It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.

Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.

Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.

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9 hours ago

MetService severe weather updates

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:

Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
More info

Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury … View more
MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:

Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
More info

Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury headwaters, from Arthurs Pass southwards
The Otago headwaters
More info

Strong Wind Watch:
Southern Lakes, Central Otago west of Alexandra, and Southland

Road snowfall warnings:
Lindis Pass (SH8)
Crown Range Road
Milford Road (SH94)
More info

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 19 Aug 2019.

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10 hours ago

Spring is nearly here...

Ray White Inline Realty - Bishopdale

With Spring only 2 weeks away, it's time to start the process if you want to beat the spring rush. Contact us today for a free equity check of your home and to find out how we can get your property market ready and SOLD.

Thinking of buying or selling? Think 0800 YELLOW (0800 935 569)

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10 hours ago

CAN YOU SPOT OUR MTF FINANCE NORTHLANDS BILLBOARD TRAILER?

Simon from MTF Finance Northlands, Personal and business lending

Hi neighbours, message us the correct location of our current billboard trailer and you will go in the draw to win a MTF Finance Northlands promotion pack - it's that simple.


*winner will be drawn on the 2 Sept 2019

1 day ago

Bishopdale intersection

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A Christchurch community board has sided with 834 residents who are calling for traffic lights to be installed at the Harewood, Breens and Gardiners roads intersection.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board unanimously decided on Saturday to recommend lights be installed, despite council… View more
A Christchurch community board has sided with 834 residents who are calling for traffic lights to be installed at the Harewood, Breens and Gardiners roads intersection.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board unanimously decided on Saturday to recommend lights be installed, despite council staff opposing the idea.

Council staff asked the board not to favour traffic lights because an independent safety review said lights were likely to increase the chance of a serious or fatal crash. Staff recommended changes to the configuration of the intersection, but this was not favoured by the board.

A final decision will be made by the council, following a recommendation from the infrastructure, transport and environment committee.

15 hours ago

Information sought after burglary - Can you help Police?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Police are urging the public to come forward with information after three robbers stormed a Christchurch liquor store on Saturday evening.

Three men entered the store and stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing in a stolen white Mazda Demio. One of the offenders was armed with a hammer.

If … View more
Police are urging the public to come forward with information after three robbers stormed a Christchurch liquor store on Saturday evening.

Three men entered the store and stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing in a stolen white Mazda Demio. One of the offenders was armed with a hammer.

If you can help Police with any information, please call 105 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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18 hours ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing… View more
The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 35% Rates
    35% Complete
  • 10% Housing
    10% Complete
  • 13.4% Roads
    13.4% Complete
  • 3.2% Public transport
    3.2% Complete
  • 10% Water
    10% Complete
  • 4.4% Waste
    4.4% Complete
  • 8.4% Climate + environment
    8.4% Complete
  • 10.8% Infrastructure
    10.8% Complete
  • 4.8% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    4.8% Complete
849 votes
1 day ago

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1 day ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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1 day ago

Creative Junk

Jan Tedesco from NW WEA - a branch of CWEA

Come along to Chapel Street Church Hall, on the corner of Harewood Road and Chapel Street, Papanui this Friday 23rd August, to listen to Christine Jackson talk on 'Creative Junk'.
The talk starts at 10.30am but come along at 10am and have a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit first.
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Come along to Chapel Street Church Hall, on the corner of Harewood Road and Chapel Street, Papanui this Friday 23rd August, to listen to Christine Jackson talk on 'Creative Junk'.
The talk starts at 10.30am but come along at 10am and have a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit first.
Everyone is welcome - just sign in at the door with your name and phone number, pay $4 and enjoy.

1 day ago

Fabulous 1960s Stage Play - Be My Baby

Braydon Priest from Elmwood Players

It’s 1964 but the sixties aren’t swinging for Mary Adams: 19-years-old, unmarried and pregnant. She is sent in secrecy and shame to St. Saviours, a Church of England mother-and-baby home run by a formidable Matron.

Mary is set to work in the laundry and shares a room with the tough-talking … View more
It’s 1964 but the sixties aren’t swinging for Mary Adams: 19-years-old, unmarried and pregnant. She is sent in secrecy and shame to St. Saviours, a Church of England mother-and-baby home run by a formidable Matron.

Mary is set to work in the laundry and shares a room with the tough-talking Queenie. The girls in the home bond over a love of girl-group records, which entertain, console and inspire as the birth of their babies approaches. When Mary finds she is expected to give up her child for adoption, she begins a desperate fight.

“Amanda Whittington, who was the first writer to give this subject dramatic treatment, is an undiscussed yet ubiquitous sort of writer.” - THE GUARDIAN

“Has the heartstring-tugging potency of a pop classic.” - INDEPENDENT

“If this play were a person, you’d want to hold it and hug it.” - THE GUARDIAN

Be My Baby Consistently appears in Nick Hern Book’s Top Ten Most Performed Plays, and Features in 100 Great Plays for Women by Lucy Kerbel. This production of Be My Baby is Garry's first repeat in the director's seat, after first staging the production in 2009 with Riccarton Players. Such is the lasting impression of this script, he just had to do it again for the Elmwood stage.

Book at www.elmwoodplayers.org.nz... or phone 03 355 8874

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