58 days ago

Masks signed by Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield to be auctioned for charity

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Here's a chance to own a unique piece of New Zealand history, commemorate 2020 and support charity all in one.

The Rangiora Lions Club, in North Canterbury, is auctioning two framed face masks signed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

The masks feature phrases commonly uttered at the daily 1pm Covid-19 briefings: “Be kind” and “Kia ora koutou katoa.”

All proceeds will go to Blind Low Vision NZ​, formerly known as the Blind Foundation. The masks are being auctioned on Trade Me.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:

5 hours ago

What's On: Jun Bouterey-Ishido - Piano Concert

Desray from Rangiora

The Waimakariri Community Arts Council proudly host internationally accomplished artist, Jun Bouterey-Ishido, playing a solo piano concert with music by Haydn, Chopin, Barton and Debussy. Adults $35, students $15
Jun Bouterey-Ishido - Piano Concert
  • Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library
2 days ago

Drivers kill rare birds on North Canterbury riverbed

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Several rare birds are dead after a group of motorcyclists and four-wheel-drivers rode through a colony of nesting black-billed gulls in North Canterbury.

Environment Canterbury chairwoman Jenny Hughey said the motorists killed 10 birds in the colony last week while nesting in the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park.

“This is extremely disappointing and unacceptable behaviour, and we are exploring what our enforcement options are.”

Read the full story here.