38 days ago

Will you be visiting New Brighton's new hot pools?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.

Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.

* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.

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7 minutes ago

FREE Tai Chi/Qigong Introduction Workshop

Sandy from Aidanfield

Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme

Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: Wed, 15 July, 7 - 8:45 pm
Qigong Workshop: Thu, 16 July, 10 -11:45 pm

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons Road, Aidanfield, Christchurch

Welcome to Experience Gentle, Flowing Meditative Movements with Energy Healing

Discover a great natural “medicine” to heal the body, mind and spirit
Gather the universal energy for rejuvenation
Enhancing your health, immunity, spine, flexibility, serenity, relaxation, pelvic floor muscles, core strength, energy, wellbeing and inner joy

Space limited, booking essential
Register now with Sandy: sandyjsky@gmail.com,

Qigong and Zhineng Qigong
Qigong is an ancient Chinese holistic therapy. It is the foundation to Tai Chi, but relatively simpler than Tai Chi.
Qigong includes dynamic and static forms.
Zhineng Qigong emphasises moving meditation rather than static meditation.
It uses the consciousness, body, breath, sound vibration and universal Qi(energy) to bring about positive transformation of the body, mind and spirit.

“After practicing Zhineng Qigong, my cancer disappeared. In the practice, I feel protected, joyful, safe and more energy. Healing comes naturally when we get out of the way and go beyond our attachments. Our new life is starting Now!”
~ Luise Kohl-Hajek, Germany

“The gentle movements stretch every muscle in my body although they look very simple. My muscles feel stronger, and I am mentally stronger too. While practicing, I feel the sense of “unity with the universe.””
~ Susan Sky, NZ

“Through regular qigong practice, my back pain is healed and my spine is more flexible. I had also been suffering severe shoulder pain for months. Just like a miracle, after one qigong class the pain had gone. The pain did come back a couple of days later, but much milder. After regular practice, I am pain free. This was a wow fact for me. I LOVE the feeling of connectin to the Universal Qi, and would like to share qigong with others.”
~ Graham Good, NZ

Regular Classes:
Wed
10 ~ 11:45 am Qigong intermediate class starts 22 July
7 ~ 8:45 pm Tai Chi/Qigong beginners class starts 22 July

Thu
10 ~ 1:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 23 July
7 ~ 8:45 pm Qigong intermediate class starts 23 July

$150 (10 classes) or $17 casual, Qigong CDs and books are available for your better improvement

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1 day ago

Councillors demand staff fast-track efforts to fix Christchurch's broken roads

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A major project to improve Christchurch’s quake-damaged roads will be fast-tracked after city councillors were left fuming by news that repairs might not start for at least 12 months.

The Government handed $40 million to the council just before the coronavirus lockdown in March to revamp scores of the city’s worst streets and overhaul accident blackspots.

But councillors were left scratching their heads on Thursday when transport bosses told them work is unlikely to start for at least a year because more planning and consultation is needed. Continue reading here.

20 hours ago

Podiatrist in Hornby

Patricia from Hornby

Looking for a podiatrist in the Hornby area please