53 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
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More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

South Brighton Voices Concert

Jean from Linwood

I have pleasure in letting you know about the forthcoming concert by South Brighton Voices, which is coming up on Sunday 4th September at 2.00 p.m., taking place at the NEW Bridge Street Hub in Brighton. I think one of our members has put the poster on Neighbourly, but she lives in a different area, which may not cover Linwood. Hence, I will put a copy on here as well, including for the Public. The program, as always, has some lovely music in it, so I am looking forward to this event very much. Jean

4 days ago

65-year-old says it's wrong she gets less NZ Super for being married

The Team Reporter from The Press

A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.

A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who is not their spouse or partner.

“I have a friend who isn't in a relationship, but she's sharing a house, and they share all the expenses, and she's going to end up getting $172.88 more than me a fortnight which is just plain wrong,” said Daphne, who did not want her last name used for privacy concerns.

The combined fortnightly payment for a couple is $1634.64.

The Ministry of Social Development said people in a relationship were more likely to share a wider range of costs and resources than a single person living with another adult.

Read the full story here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

1 day ago

Rotary Club Chicken Manure..

Alan from Beckenham

Just a reminder the Rotary Club of Christchurch South (who are looking for members..male, female, younger or not contact me) is again this year selling its much sort after chicken manure. At just $8 per single bag, $15 for 2 and + $5 thereafter it is a bargain.

Selling on a main arterial near you this is not to be missed. We often sell out by around 1pm on the day.
Selling day is Saturday 27th Aug (weather permitting) and reserve day Sat Sept 3.

Below are the selling sites...
McCormacks Bay Road – near Soleares Ave.
Wairaki Road – by the school..
Pages Road – near Woodham Road.
Innes Road – by Malvern Park
Halswell Road – opp Halswell Timber.
Harewood Road – by Nunweek Park.
Cashmere Road – opp Crichton Tce.
Yaldhurst Road – by Racecourse Road.
Colombo Street – outside Cashmere Club.

Happy gardening,
Rotary Club of ChCh Sth.