Strowan, Christchurch

18 hours ago

Restaurant Month: Cheap menus courtesy of Auckland's top dining establishments

Mina Kerr-Lazenby Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.… View more
Hey neighbours,

Restaurant Month is back for another year, set to bolster the Auckland culinary scene by offering discounted dishes and unique events for the entire month of August.

Gastronomes can expect 31 days of specially curated menus at the value-for-money price points of $25, $40 or $55+.

Restaurants included span those from the waterfront to the CBD, and from stalwarts such as Euro, Botswana Butchery and Odettes​ Eatery, to the newcomers and the underdogs.

Viv Beck, Heart of the City chief executive, said this year’s lineup is “more world-class than ever” thanks to the “inspiring lineup of chefs”, some of whom have recently returned to Auckland from stints overseas.

For the full story, see below.

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8 hours ago

Wish dinner time was a little...simpler?

The Team from HelloFresh

Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can … View more
Hi Neighbours, back to school has thrown your routine into chaos? HelloFresh has dinner sorted for you. With our +20 quick and easy recipes (covering a range of dietary needs with new ones added every week!), dinner time will become a delicious breeze🌿

With no lock-in contracts, you can pause, skip or cancel your subscription at any time. You can also switch up your plan sizes and delivery times to suit your household and schedule.

Sign up today and get up to $100 off across your first 4 boxes with code “NEIGHBOUR”. All you need to do is cook!
Order now

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8 hours ago

2 & 3 bedroom villas available now!

Silverstream Retirement Village

Silverstream Retirement Village has some exquisite villas freshly available. Even one three bedroom with a double garage.

It’s resort style living, in the heart of Christchurch.

Get in touch today!
Know more

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3 days ago

Old Post Office revamp taking shape in Christchurch's Cathedral Square

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.

The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is … View more
Hey neighbours,

Work to convert Christchurch’s heritage-listed Old Post Office building into a multi-use hospitality space is taking shape.

The Press was given a sneak peek inside The Grand, which will occupy the two-storey building in Cathedral Square, plus a large outdoor section. It is scheduled to open in December.

The space includes a restaurant, café and bars, an i-Site visitor information centre, artisan bakery, pâtisserie, florist and gift store, and a South Island food tasting experience promoting local wine, beer, cheese and meat.

Did you visit the old post office before the quakes? And will you visit this new offering once it's ready?

More pictures available in the story by clicking 'Read More' below. Please note the attached image was taken shortly after the 2011 quakes.

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3 days ago

COVID vaccination afterwards

Kay from Papanui

Have booked my vaccinations, if you have had yours how did you feel afterwards. Vaccination one and two?

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1 day ago

Cash Paid for Old Match Day Programmes & Sports Memorabilia

Helen from Strowan

Can anyone help.. My husband is looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer etc to add to his collection... Also any other interesting sporting memorabilia including metal badges etc etc.. … View moreCan anyone help.. My husband is looking to buy any old sporting programmes - match day magazines.. Rugby, Football, Cricket, Melbourne Cup Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Speedway, Soccer etc to add to his collection... Also any other interesting sporting memorabilia including metal badges etc etc.. Please message me or email hubby on mjbraithwaite@xtra.co.nz

6 days ago

TIME names Christchurch and Northland among 'world's greatest places'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch and Northland have both made TIME’s list of the “World’s Greatest Places of 2021”.

The New York-based magazine and website drew upon its global network of correspondents and contributors to compile the 100-strong list “as a tribute to the people and businesses at the … View more
Christchurch and Northland have both made TIME’s list of the “World’s Greatest Places of 2021”.

The New York-based magazine and website drew upon its global network of correspondents and contributors to compile the 100-strong list “as a tribute to the people and businesses at the forefront” of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries so badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Christchurch was commended for its ongoing transformation in the wake of the earthquake that reduced much of the city to rubble a decade ago.

While the rebuild is not complete, TIME contributor Jessica Wynne Lockhart noted vacant lots were “regularly filled with creative and interactive installations such as hammock forests and a coin-operated dance floor.”

Do you think Christchurch is one of the world's greatest places? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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10 days ago

Engineering apprenticeship available in Canterbury

Competenz

Hey Canterbury! We have a great apprenticeship opportunity for you - Pei Group are looking for a light fabrication apprentice to join their team.
You’ll be working alongside experience qualified team members to support you through your apprenticeship.
Apply today!

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3 days ago

WARNING Dyson Vacuum Cleaner.

Derek and Maureen from Redwood

Please be careful this is a scam. So don't go into the site. Dyson are trying to get the site taken down at the moment without much success.

1 day ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

I love our way of life...
I started dieting when I was 12 years old. I wasn’t overweight but I felt pudgy and I wanted a new boy at school to like me. Somehow, I obtained a calorie counting book and quickly memorized it. Each day, I tried hard to reach my goal of eating a certain number of … View more
I love our way of life...
I started dieting when I was 12 years old. I wasn’t overweight but I felt pudgy and I wanted a new boy at school to like me. Somehow, I obtained a calorie counting book and quickly memorized it. Each day, I tried hard to reach my goal of eating a certain number of calories. It was well below what I needed to eat as a growing child, but I didn’t see it that way at the time. I just wanted to get rid of my squishy stomach and eat a little less. Thus began a powerful obsession with being thin and trying to control my eating. But I also couldn’t see that at the time. I didn’t realize how much mental energy and time I spent thinking about what I was eating, when, and how much, or how inadequate I felt for not being perfect or thin enough.

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1 day ago

60+? Book your vaccination now.

The Team from Ministry of Health

Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the … View more
Are you aged 60+? If so, go to BookMyVaccine.nz now to reserve your spot to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

You can be vaccinated at any point from now – there’s no cut off.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your whānau from COVID-19.

The stronger our immunity, the greater our possibilities.

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1 day ago

Soy candle sale

Michelle from Euphoria body & beauty clinic

Lovely soy candles are on sale at Euphoria 15% off whilst stocks last, fragrances are vanilla bean, Christmas pine, Christmas spice, baked pear,rustic spice,coconut zest and frankincense &myrrh gorgeous 😍 available in small tins, glass tumblers, milk bottles and Mason jars.

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3 days ago

Lost or stolen

Jasmine from Burnside

Hello Neighbours this fine specimen of a bike was dumped on our property this morning between 9 & 10am. A police report has been laid and the bike will be collected by the police on Wednesday if unclaimed. We are in the Grahams Rd Waimairi Rd area, owner must unlock bike at collection. Please … View moreHello Neighbours this fine specimen of a bike was dumped on our property this morning between 9 & 10am. A police report has been laid and the bike will be collected by the police on Wednesday if unclaimed. We are in the Grahams Rd Waimairi Rd area, owner must unlock bike at collection. Please pass on & message for more.

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1 day ago

Homophones

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

Homophones can be confusing! But learning word meanings can help prevent spelling mistakes. What homophones can you think of?

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2 days ago

Chasing glory at the Olympics@RYMAN

Ryman Healthcare Limited

We may be an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team, but within our villages it’s residents who are chasing Olympic glory.
So many Ryman residents have passions and pastimes that they continue to thrive at within our villages. Therefore, creating an event like Olympics@RYMAN is a prime… View more
We may be an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team, but within our villages it’s residents who are chasing Olympic glory.
So many Ryman residents have passions and pastimes that they continue to thrive at within our villages. Therefore, creating an event like Olympics@RYMAN is a prime example of how we pioneer the way for our residents.
Events include swimming, bowls, cycling, relay walking and Quiznastics. To up the ante, we’ve incorporated technology solutions to enhance events and to enable residents to connect with all 41 Ryman villages, including those across the Tasman, while they compete!
Learn more

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3 days ago

Christchurch Handyman

Stephen from Master Multi-Tasker - Christchurch Handyman Services

Have had a few queries about the services I offer - and it's hard to put together a definitive list as there are so many things I can help with... and I do enjoy those "thinking outside the box" type jobs where I can come up with unique solutions for my customers.

I thought … View more
Have had a few queries about the services I offer - and it's hard to put together a definitive list as there are so many things I can help with... and I do enjoy those "thinking outside the box" type jobs where I can come up with unique solutions for my customers.

I thought I'd share my jobs list again below just to give an idea of the type of things I can help you with.

Feel free to give me a call - even if it isn't on the list! I'd be happy to chat it over with you.

- Steve

027 408 6199

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