Sydenham, Christchurch

7 hours ago

80-year-old retail veteran yet to face a dull day after 64 years in the industry

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Tuesday neighbours,

When 80-year-old Barry Souter landed his first job in a clothing store 64 years ago, the retail industry looked a lot different.

Customers were not able to browse the shelves but had to ask for clothes to be brought out from behind the counter. When a sale was made, … View more
Happy Tuesday neighbours,

When 80-year-old Barry Souter landed his first job in a clothing store 64 years ago, the retail industry looked a lot different.

Customers were not able to browse the shelves but had to ask for clothes to be brought out from behind the counter. When a sale was made, Souter had to handwrite the sale docket. And stock-taking was very much a manual task.

But through all the changes, Souter has never stopped having fun. “It’s the people that make it. Human interaction is what keeps us all going.”

Souter’s first job was at Hallensteins in Dunedin when he was 16, and he worked for Munns in Christchurch for a long time before opening his own business in Bishopdale nearly a decade ago.

Click 'Read more' below for the full story.

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3 days ago

Visiting Tom Cat

Faye from Woolston

Hello. This tom cat has been calling to see me for a feed for the last three annual cat mating seasons, then he disappears again. (I don't have an non-neutered female to engage his interest.) The first time he was about a year old, bigger in the second year, and this year he is fully grown. … View moreHello. This tom cat has been calling to see me for a feed for the last three annual cat mating seasons, then he disappears again. (I don't have an non-neutered female to engage his interest.) The first time he was about a year old, bigger in the second year, and this year he is fully grown. He's reasonably socialised, and will walk into the kitchen like a boss when I open the door. Last weekend I saw him on the front lawn of a house in Smith Street down near Linwood Park, but he may have been stalking a bird rather than relaxing at home.

Does anyone recognize him? I'm weighing up whether to properly adopt him, have him vet checked and neutered, etc, but don't want to steal him away from someone else if he does have an owner. Please reply to this message to contact me.

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1 day ago

School subjects.

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

What do you think should be introduced or reintroduced as part of the curriculum in modern day schools?

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4 days ago

Māori Language Week 💚

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury

Happy Rāmere Aotearoa! 🌞

Here are two more general phrases which you can start incorporating into everyday conversations.

Aroha mai | Sorry/Excuse me
Mā te wā | Bye for now/See you later

We'd love to hear some of the phrases you have been learning over Maori Language Week! Comment … View more
Happy Rāmere Aotearoa! 🌞

Here are two more general phrases which you can start incorporating into everyday conversations.

Aroha mai | Sorry/Excuse me
Mā te wā | Bye for now/See you later

We'd love to hear some of the phrases you have been learning over Maori Language Week! Comment below some phrases you know 💚

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12 hours ago

Volunteers needed

The Team from Red Cross Store Manchester St

Good morning everyone we are needing volunteers for all days. We have two shifts Monday to Friday 9-1pm and 1-5pm and weekends 10-3pm. If you are interested please email the shop - shop.manchesterst@redcross.org.nz. Thanks

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22 hours ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

Read the full story here
List a job

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4 days ago

house cleaner

Cazz from Linwood

Hi Im looking for some housework jobs. Ive been cleaning for over 15yrs. Ive worked in hospitals/theatres, private residences ect. I have a great eye for detail so if you need extra help give me a ring 0272288004

2 days ago

Looking for this chair ...need 1

Nicola from Hoon Hay

Hi does anyone have a chair like this that they wish to sell.
It's white Wrought iron with Ivy pattern.
Do you have one to sell. Please !

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3 days ago

Volunteers wanted

Maree from Woolston

REDCROSS WOOLSTON need you.
If you have some spare time
Would like to work in retail
Would like some work experience or you actually have experience, even better.
We are a big, new, open shop that gets busy with some fun amongst it.
We'd like to hear from you if you like the sound of this.
View more
REDCROSS WOOLSTON need you.
If you have some spare time
Would like to work in retail
Would like some work experience or you actually have experience, even better.
We are a big, new, open shop that gets busy with some fun amongst it.
We'd like to hear from you if you like the sound of this.
We are open 7 days and have shifts available.
PM me and we can discuss some more

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3 days ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
Learn more

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3 days ago

Respiratory Relief Society

Aynsley from Sydenham

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Phone 3324471

Support and Education by:
Group Exercises by professional trainers for people with
respiratory,cardiac and vascular problems
Increasing self knowledge … View more
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Phone 3324471

Support and Education by:
Group Exercises by professional trainers for people with
respiratory,cardiac and vascular problems
Increasing self knowledge and management of your condition
Speakers,socialising /organised outings
Free bi-monthly newsletters(articles,notices etc)
Sessions:
Pioneer Rec Centre,
75 Lyttelton St
Thursdays 1:00-2-15pm
St Albans Uniting Church
Nancy Ave (off Innes Rd)
Tuesdays 1:00-2-15pm
Contact:
David Chamberlain
3324471
Aynsley Ridder
0272320508
Helen Bush
0212306338

There is a small charge for these classes
All classes include a free tea/coffee

The Respiratory Relief Society was formed by a group of physiotherapists who saw a need for people with lung conditions to undertake gentle exercises and learn how to self-manage their breathing conditions. They are still running today, so if you are someone or you know someone who might benefit from their activities, give them a ring.

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3 days ago

Free couch

Lisa from Somerfield

Free couch to give away - can be unfolded to a bed, a little bit faded
Text 0274325112

Free

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4 days ago

Something FREE from one of our clients. Joanna Giles (Stylist Consultant)

Matthew from Christchurch Central

One of our clients, Joanna Giles (Stylist Consultant) in having a FREE style workshop at Barrington Mall that some of you may be interested in. The info follows..

DATES: Wednesday 22
September & Saturday
2 October

TIME: 1pm – 1.45pm
WHERE: Tenancy nextto Life Pharmacy

Bookings essential, … View more
One of our clients, Joanna Giles (Stylist Consultant) in having a FREE style workshop at Barrington Mall that some of you may be interested in. The info follows..

DATES: Wednesday 22
September & Saturday
2 October

TIME: 1pm – 1.45pm
WHERE: Tenancy nextto Life Pharmacy

Bookings essential, limited to 20
guests per workshop. Book through
the Centre Management office on 03 332 4221.

Workshops! FREE
Love Your Style
Each guest will receive a free goodie bag

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4 days ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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5 days ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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5 days ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Lichfield Street

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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