Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

21 hours ago

Covid-19: Two cases in Christchurch, one may have been infectious in city for almost a fortnight

The Team Reporter from The Press

UPDATED 4.35pm: Two Covid-19 cases have been discovered in Christchurch, including one who could have been infectious in the community for just under two weeks, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health said it became aware of the two positive cases from … View more
UPDATED 4.35pm: Two Covid-19 cases have been discovered in Christchurch, including one who could have been infectious in the community for just under two weeks, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health said it became aware of the two positive cases from the same household in Christchurch on Wednesday evening.

One had travelled from Auckland on October 15 and infected someone they live with. The pair, who are family members, are both unvaccinated.

Hipkins said the two cases had not been scanning QR codes regularly, but were being co-operative with health authorities.

Christchurch will stay in alert level 2 and there are no major exposure events linked to the cases.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed one of the cases was a truck driver who had driven around Christchurch and north of the city.

Thirteen locations of interest in Christchurch have been identified as of 4.35pm. Click here to see where they are.

More updates will be posted on Stuff as soon as they're available.

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6 hours ago

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3 days ago

Billions of litres continue to be lost from leaky Christchurch water pipes

The Team Reporter from The Press

Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding … View more
Picture your bathtub filled with water. Now picture it in the world’s largest warehouse next to another 82 million water-filled bathtubs.
That is how much water is estimated to have leaked out of Christchurch’s drinking water pipes in the last financial year.

In 2020-21 the city, excluding Banks Peninsula, collectively used 57.1 billion litres of water. From this, the council estimates about 13.1b, or 23 per cent, was lost to leakage.

Pipe renewals have been postponed in recent years due to post-quake work and wellhead repairs in a bid to remove chlorine, the council said.

The new water loss data comes as the Government tries to push on with controversial water infrastructure reforms – which, if they go ahead, would take control of the pipes, reservoirs and other infrastructure away from councils and give it to large independent regional entities.

The council’s water boss, Helen Beaumont, said the council was hitting a point now where different pipe materials, installed at different times, were reaching the end of their usable life. A significant number of pipes would require renewal over a short period, she said.

Read the full story here.

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16 hours ago

Time Change. And maybe your will should too.

Public Trust

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4 days ago

''ODD JOB MAN''

Nigel from Burnside

Hi to all my Neighbors ....
Some may know I'm heading over seas soon...
Pleased to report Andrew Thomson is going to take over the ''ODD JOB MAN''...He's from a building trade back ground and I'm sure he will be able to help with your Jobs.. same Ph 021 0825 … View more
Hi to all my Neighbors ....
Some may know I'm heading over seas soon...
Pleased to report Andrew Thomson is going to take over the ''ODD JOB MAN''...He's from a building trade back ground and I'm sure he will be able to help with your Jobs.. same Ph 021 0825 0819...and 021 1730 321..
Take care everyone...
Nigel

1 day ago

Have you got a budding rider in the family?

Sue McManus from Red Cross Shop Church Corner

We have been donated a brand new equestrian riding helmet - maybe a perfect Christmas gift?

We have been so busy this week sorting through a huge amount of donations therefore please phone ahead if you have a large donation for us as we do lack space at the moment. You can contact us on 341 5379
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We have been donated a brand new equestrian riding helmet - maybe a perfect Christmas gift?

We have been so busy this week sorting through a huge amount of donations therefore please phone ahead if you have a large donation for us as we do lack space at the moment. You can contact us on 341 5379

You can find us at 14 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton we have plenty of stock out at the moment ... you are sure to a bargain

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1 day ago

Throwback Thursday: Eager fans

The Team Reporter from The Press

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the airport we go.

Crowds at Christchurch International Airport await the
arrival of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The theatrical troupe performed at the Theatre Royal in May 1968.

Trans-Tasman jet flights had been landing at Christchurch for three years at … View more
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the airport we go.

Crowds at Christchurch International Airport await the
arrival of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The theatrical troupe performed at the Theatre Royal in May 1968.

Trans-Tasman jet flights had been landing at Christchurch for three years at this point, Boeing 737s were replacing Viscounts on domestic services, and the airport terminal had been extended to cater for increasing air traffic.

However, people could still stand on the apron in front of the building to welcome travellers, restrained only by pipe and wire mesh barriers in the pre-terrorist age.

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1 day ago

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The team at New Zealand Gardener has been hard at work creating their new Houseplant Special Edition - an essential compendium for anyone who's interested in growing their own houseplants.

You can also get ahead of the game with their 2022 Garden Diary. The pages are flooded with moon planting guides, a Māori lunar calendar, harvest recipes, garden DIYs, and garden fertiliser and pest deterrent recipes. A must for beginners and expert gardeners alike.

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1 day ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community … View more
It's back! Nominations are now open for Resene's Colour Your Community 2021! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Nominate your community

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1 day ago

Plant sale

Julie from Bryndwr

St Aidan's annual plant sale will be held on Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 from 9-11am at 124 Aorangi Rd, Bryndwr (close to Brookside Tce). Hostas, annuals, flowering plants, vege plants and more to choose from. Cash only and please bring your own bag/box. See you there.

1 day ago

Easy Clean Glass Neighbourly Specials

Robert from Easy Clean Glass Solutions

Hi Neighbours

We are back with our Neighbourly Specials. Our special for this week is half price protection on new glass shower, windows and balustrades. Shower coatings from just $99 and Balustrades and External Glass coatings form just $15+ GST per square metre.

So whether you have just had a … View more
Hi Neighbours

We are back with our Neighbourly Specials. Our special for this week is half price protection on new glass shower, windows and balustrades. Shower coatings from just $99 and Balustrades and External Glass coatings form just $15+ GST per square metre.

So whether you have just had a new shower installed and want the glass to stay looking like new for years without all the scrubbing, or if you have just put in a new glass pool fence and don't want all the buildup from the chlorine or the staining from irrigation systems, give us a call on 0800 3925326 or email robert@easycleanglass.co.nz for a free no obligation quote. You can also check us out and our great products at www.easycleanglass.co.nz...

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1 day ago

Create/write a Christmas cards to help combat loneliness this Christmas

The Team Reporter from The Press

Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added … View more
Mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched its annual holiday campaign - Unite Against Loneliness - which involves sending thousands of cards to members of the older generation through Age Concern.

Many older people already feel isolated and lonely and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added to that, the charity says.

"The art of sending a card to someone at Christmas seems to have been lost over the years, we are encouraging people to revive the tradition of sending someone a nice card in the mail," Voices of Hope co-founder Genevieve Mora says.

"This could be a family member, neighbour, someone you know of or mail it to us, and we can make sure it gets out to someone in need of a bit of cheer. Hopefully this will help someone feel a bit less lonely this Christmas,."

Cards can be sent to: PO Box 90202, Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1142.

The deadline for sending cards is November 11. Find out more here.

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1 day ago

No tricks, only treats at our Red Cross Shops!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Church Corner

Whether you need last minute costume ideas, or would just like to browse through some spooky knick-knacks, pop into your Red Cross Shop near you this Halloween!

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1 day ago

Plant Sale October 30th

Kaye from Bryndwr

St Aidan's Church Annual Plant sale this weekend

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3 days ago

Becjuba Bag Found

Robert and Faye from Hillmorton

On Halswell Rd and Rowley Ave Yesterday
Jacket and Various items in the Bag
If the Bag is yours .Tell me the items in the Bag
call Robert on 338 1636 or Cell 021 0834 9645

12 days ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping … View more
New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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