Woolston, Christchurch

20 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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17 minutes ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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6 hours ago

Resene Cambridge needs help to return the shop's pet cat, Timmy.

Resene

Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul … View more
Some supernatural help has been hired in the hope customers and staff at the Resene shop in Cambridge will one day be able to see their favourite furry face again.

Timmy, a handsome 4-year-old tabby, disappeared one weekend in August from his cat house at the rear of the premises. Customer Paul Norfolk and wife Gloria had looked all over town for their favourite store cat, along with the shop’s manager, Kerry Mason, and her staff.

“Timmy is such an icon around Cambridge, everyone knows him as the Resene cat,” Gloria said.
Read more

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6 hours ago

Spring Open Days

Burlington Village Limited

Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting … View more
Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting Spritely technology and a chance to tour our facilities, apartments and show homes.
448 Prestons Road, Waitikiri

10am – 2pm, This Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
Contact us

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1 day ago

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail… View more
They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail will include penguins painted by 50 established and up and coming artists and they will be in place for nine weeks, giving locals and visitors the chance to see them all.

Among the artists taking part is Indonesian artist Zulfirman Syah who survived the March 15 mosque attacks.

Stuff is inviting you to help commission one of the sculptures by voting for your favourite from five design finalists. Voting can be done here from midday on Monday until midday on Sunday, September 27.

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9 days ago

Pruning apple trees.

Anne from Linwood

Hi all! I have 2 espaliered apple trees that badly need pruning. They aren't that tall, but I don't know how to do it. Is there anyone available that knows how to do it who could help please? I am able to pay a certain amount. Thanks.

14 hours ago

Interested in living at Edith Cavell?

Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village

We have a range of services and activities at Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village, suitable for residents at all different stages. Our trained staff are always there to help and encourage residents and make sure they feel safe and comfortable. Also ensuring there are suitable health and wellbeing … View moreWe have a range of services and activities at Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village, suitable for residents at all different stages. Our trained staff are always there to help and encourage residents and make sure they feel safe and comfortable. Also ensuring there are suitable health and wellbeing services available for residents at our Care Home & Village.

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1 day ago

New LED streetlights outside Christchurch home 'obscenely bright and intrusive'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone … View more
Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone unresolved for weeks.

The two lights either side of the house produce a whiter light than their predecessors, Bridgman says, causing the house to be “lit up like it’s floodlit” at night. He has seen other LED streetlights in his area that are “very good”.

Council says the complaints are being investigated and the contractor has been asked to provide a solution.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you had a similar experience? Let us know below.

4 days ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making … View more
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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21 hours ago

Election 2020: Christchurch Central candidates for local MP

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Christchurch central's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have … View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Christchurch central's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.

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1 day ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Wonderland - the 1906 equivalent of a theme park - was set up in Christchurch's Hagley Park during the New Zealand International Exhibition.

It included a "most riotous" water chute, which sent people hurtling into Victoria Lake on a small boat.

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1 day ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

1 day ago

Central community board voting opens this week

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Postal voting opens this week for a community board seat representing the Christchurch City Council’s Central ward.

Voting papers for the Linwood-Central-Heathcote community board by-election are due to land in local letterboxes from Thursday, with voting closing at noon on Friday, 16 October.

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Postal voting opens this week for a community board seat representing the Christchurch City Council’s Central ward.

Voting papers for the Linwood-Central-Heathcote community board by-election are due to land in local letterboxes from Thursday, with voting closing at noon on Friday, 16 October.

The candidates are:

• Clive Antony (Independent Citizens)
• Faimeh Burke (Independent)
• Celeste Donovan (Independent)
• Sunita Gautam (Labour)
• Wayne Hawker (Independent)
• Paul Lonsdale (Independent)
• John Stringer (Independent)

You can read each candidate's profile statement here.

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15 days ago

Home repairs and maintenance.

Pete from home n hosed ltd.

Roof and gutter repairs and maintenance.Most roof types...(except for Welsh slate 'cause it's a bugger).Gutter/spouting cleans.Small 'fix it' jobs.Timber repairs.
Most aspects of home maintenance attended to...
'from the lawns to the roof ridge'
Pete.02102209181

1 day ago

November 3 day Empowering Positive Change programme

The Team from Kiwi Family Trust

Do you wonder why you think, feel and act the way you do? Do you sometimes feel like you're leaving yourself out of your own life? Do you feel stuck, or wonder which direction to go forward in? Call us on 03 963 8040 or email barb@kiwifamilytrust.org. This programme is free for anyone with a … View moreDo you wonder why you think, feel and act the way you do? Do you sometimes feel like you're leaving yourself out of your own life? Do you feel stuck, or wonder which direction to go forward in? Call us on 03 963 8040 or email barb@kiwifamilytrust.org. This programme is free for anyone with a community services card, or low waged, or under 20, or with compassionate grounds.

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2 days ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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