Waltham, Christchurch

4 hours ago

Poll: Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether … View more
Two Environment Canterbury councillors are pushing for a two-year trial of free buses in greater Christchurch, but the move is likely to cost ratepayers and taxpayers millions of dollars.

The regional council, which is already proposing a 24.5 per cent rate increase, will vote on Thursday whether to investigate a two-year public transport free-fare trial to start from mid-next year.

ECan councillor John Sunckell​, who requested the vote along with fellow councillor Megan Hands, said ECan had not been “heroic” enough in looking at public transport options within Christchurch.

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

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Should Christchurch's buses be free to use?
  • 28% Yes definitely
    28% Complete
  • 16% Yes but only on a trial basis first
    16% Complete
  • 52% No, it will cost ratepayers too much
    52% Complete
  • 4% Not sure/something else (tell us in the comments)
    4% Complete
25 votes
12 minutes ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Essie Summers Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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10 hours ago

Win a $20k advertising package

2Degrees

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving Canterbury businesses the chance to win a $20,000 advertising package.

Apply before 14th March at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal

T&Cs apply
Find out more

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1 day ago

New seminar for migrants this Thursday

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go … View more
Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go overseas?
Overseas pensions and their effect on NZ Superannuation
Going into a Rest Home and Residential Care Subsidy
Disability Allowance
Living Alone Payment
What can the spouse receive when they are under 65 and the partner receives NZ Superannuation?
Accommodation Supplement
Please note that registrations are ESSENTIAL to ensure we meet attendance requirements. The seminar will go ahead at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2, with appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices in place. To register, email migrant.cabchch@gmail.com or zhonghuasoc@gmail.com.

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20 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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1 day ago

Synthetic drugs - a survey

Viviana Zanetti from Phillipstown Community Hub

We are a newly formed group of community workers and residents concerned about the impact and effects of synthetic drugs in the community. Our intention is to have a better understanding of the issue to plan ways we can help our communities.
We would like to read your thoughts and/or experience.
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We are a newly formed group of community workers and residents concerned about the impact and effects of synthetic drugs in the community. Our intention is to have a better understanding of the issue to plan ways we can help our communities.
We would like to read your thoughts and/or experience.
The survey is anonymous and we will treat the data in a confidential way.

Please help us understand better the issues, impact and effect of synthetic drugs filling the survey: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

HOMED Saturday March 6th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Wow! check out all the amazing listings that hit the market this week!

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1 day ago

HOMED Saturday February 27th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Check out all things Christchurch and property below...

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1 day ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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1 day ago

TV Tuner

Elly from Linwood

Does anyone know a good TV tuner to tune my TV in East ChCh?

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2 days ago

Shoes

Eric from Woolston

Size 9 Adidas shoes. $100.00 new. Hardly worn, surplus to requirements. Text 0272416685.

Price: $75

3 days ago

Fun-raiser for PT in the Park

Dena Cowen-Willis from PT in the Park

Help us raise money for a good cause!
Come for a bit of Quiz fun on the 27th of March at The Brewers Merivale ,$25/pp entry and food is provided.
PT in the Park was born after the Canterbury earthquakes when people couldn’t access their gyms. To this day, it still provides free access to a … View more
Help us raise money for a good cause!
Come for a bit of Quiz fun on the 27th of March at The Brewers Merivale ,$25/pp entry and food is provided.
PT in the Park was born after the Canterbury earthquakes when people couldn’t access their gyms. To this day, it still provides free access to a weekly workout for people who might not be able to afford a gym membership!
We are all volunteers, and any money we get through donations or fundraising efforts like this quiz go to maintenance and fuel for our truck and trailer and buying equipment to deliver amazing effective workouts!
Hey! If you are a local business and wish to donate products or services for us to auction on the day please get in touch!
info@ptinthepark.nz

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3 days ago

Looking for yellow mimosa flowers

Ruby from Addington

Does anyone have or know where to find or buy yellow mimosa flowers? They are an Italian tradition for International Women's day (8 March) and I would love to find some if possible.

Free

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5 days ago

CCC

Bill from Linwood

Did anyone else read this piece today in the Herald today by Chris Lynch?
Imagine a local company undertaking a rebranding exercise during a global pandemic?

That is exactly what Christchurch City Council owned venues company Vbase has announced.

It will be now known as "Venues … View more
Did anyone else read this piece today in the Herald today by Chris Lynch?
Imagine a local company undertaking a rebranding exercise during a global pandemic?

That is exactly what Christchurch City Council owned venues company Vbase has announced.

It will be now known as "Venues Ōtautahi".
Chief Executive Caroline Harvie-Teare released a statement saying "Vbase is driven to contribute to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region."

"Venues Ōtautahi reflects who we are and what we do, deepening our connection with the community and our cultural heritage."

"This change is also the company brand taking a step back and making these community owned venues the heroes."


It's longer than this, but please go read it on the Herald Page. This CCC and their imported Town Clerk are completely out of their depth.

3 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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4 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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