Diamond Harbour, Diamond Harbour

57 days ago

WATCH: Cottage charm in Christchurch

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, have you renovated a charming cottage like this one?

This small 1870s cottage in Montreal Street, Christchurch is for sale for the first time in 20 years.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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57 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
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57 days ago

Fun geocaching activity for family and friends

The Team from Ministry of Education

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga … View more
Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga #Tuia250

60 days ago

WATCH: Riverside Markets opening week

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, were you one of the 25,000 people who visited the new Riverside Markets on Saturday?

Thousands of people visited Riverside Market in Christchurch at the weekend, with stallholders often selling out hours before closing time.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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59 days ago

Should schools stop asking parents for donations?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hi neighbours - it was introduced to reduce the "significant financial pressure" on Kiwi families, but so far only about one in four eligible schools have signed up to the Government scheme to replace voluntary donations.

Under the draft Education Amendment Bill, decile 1-7 state and … View more
Hi neighbours - it was introduced to reduce the "significant financial pressure" on Kiwi families, but so far only about one in four eligible schools have signed up to the Government scheme to replace voluntary donations.

Under the draft Education Amendment Bill, decile 1-7 state and state-integrated schools can opt to receive a payment of $150 per student, per year if they agree not to ask parents or caregivers for donations.

But as of last week, with just over a month to go until boards of trustees need to register, only 471 out of 1749 schools had told the Ministry of Education that they intend to sign up to the initiative.

In Canterbury, Shirley Boys' High School has rejected the discretionary grants, with headmaster John Laurenson saying its co-curriculum programme "would have to cease" if it took up the Government's offer.

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59 days ago

Have you seen hector ?

Ashleigh from Lincoln

Almost one year without our hector , any info on his whereabouts is greatly appreciated . Went missing from zabeel street in the night of guyfalks 2018 , November the 5th and has not been seen since . Large grey fluffy male with green eyes . Also desexed . Please help us bring out boy home safe , I… View moreAlmost one year without our hector , any info on his whereabouts is greatly appreciated . Went missing from zabeel street in the night of guyfalks 2018 , November the 5th and has not been seen since . Large grey fluffy male with green eyes . Also desexed . Please help us bring out boy home safe , I hope someone had thought he was a stray and given him a loving home . But would love our boy home where he belongs 🐱please call me on 0278401087

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59 days ago

It's not too late to vote!

The Team from Christchurch City Council

If you’re planning on posting your voting papers, make sure you drop them in a post box by 5pm TODAY (Tuesday).

A map of NZ Post box locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Otherwise, you need to drop your voting papers off in a ballot box at our Civic Offices (53 Hereford St), or any open … View more
If you’re planning on posting your voting papers, make sure you drop them in a post box by 5pm TODAY (Tuesday).

A map of NZ Post box locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Otherwise, you need to drop your voting papers off in a ballot box at our Civic Offices (53 Hereford St), or any open Council Library or service centre before voting closes at noon on Saturday.

If your voting papers HAVEN’T arrived, we can issue special voting papers at the below locations during the week. It only takes a couple of minutes and they can be completed on site.

- Akaroa Service Centre, 78 Rue Lavaud

- Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

- Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street (special voting papers will be available on Saturday from 9am-noon)

- Fendalton Service Centre, Corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads

- Linwood Service Centre, Eastgate Mall, first floor, Corner Buckleys Road and Linwood Avenue

- Lyttelton Service Centre, 18 Canterbury Street (note Lyttelton hours are 10am to 6pm)

- Shirley Service Centre, 36 Marshland Road

- Te Hāpua Halswell Service Centre, 341 Halswell Road

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59 days ago

CHURCH FAIR THIS COMING SATURDAY 10am start

Rosemary from Halswell

The Fair is in the grounds and hall of St Mary’s church Halswell opposite Craythornes plenty of parking opposite the church. It is a cash only market, please bring your own bags. Lots of bargains for young and the not so young. Why not do a bit of Christmas shopping. There is a bouncy castle for… View moreThe Fair is in the grounds and hall of St Mary’s church Halswell opposite Craythornes plenty of parking opposite the church. It is a cash only market, please bring your own bags. Lots of bargains for young and the not so young. Why not do a bit of Christmas shopping. There is a bouncy castle for the children. Books galore, chocolate wheel, sausage sizzle, home made baking and preserves, an enormous white elephant in the hall, tea and scones, face painting, toys, lucky dips, flowers and plants and so much more. WET OR FINE. SOME WONDERFUL RAFFLE PRIZES TO BE HAD

60 days ago

Secret Garden - Honey, What a Raffle!!

Tina from Lincoln

Fancy a beehive in your backyard?? We do!!

We're fundraising towards setting up a hive in the Secret Garden but you could win your very own one in the meantime!!

Tickets are $2ea.

Raffle will be drawn at the Springston School Pet Day Friday 1st November 19.

Please contact Tina for ticket… View more
Fancy a beehive in your backyard?? We do!!

We're fundraising towards setting up a hive in the Secret Garden but you could win your very own one in the meantime!!

Tickets are $2ea.

Raffle will be drawn at the Springston School Pet Day Friday 1st November 19.

Please contact Tina for ticket sales or further information.
Ph. 0210738092
Email springstonsecretgarden@gmail.com

Springston Secret Garden
387b Ellesmere Junction Rd
Springston

Price: $2

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60 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.3% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.3% Complete
  • 25.9% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.9% Complete
  • 38.8% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.8% Complete
1509 votes
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60 days ago

Export Quality, locally produced RAW Honey for sale at Family Friendly prices

Neil from Halswell

We have available a great range of locally produced, RAW honeys and bee products at great, family friendly prices.

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 1kg $15.90 500g $8.50 250g $6.75

HONEY DEW - OCTOBER SPECIALS (available until midnight 31 October)
4 x 1kg Beechwood Honey Dew Honey JUST $50.00!
2 x 1kg … View more
We have available a great range of locally produced, RAW honeys and bee products at great, family friendly prices.

HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 1kg $15.90 500g $8.50 250g $6.75

HONEY DEW - OCTOBER SPECIALS (available until midnight 31 October)
4 x 1kg Beechwood Honey Dew Honey JUST $50.00!
2 x 1kg Beechwood Honey Dew, 1 x Honey Dew Drops JUST $32, a saving of $9.30

CLOVER 1kg $15.90 500g $8.50 250g $6.75

MANUKA 500g $18.70 250g $9.70

THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00

HONEY COMB 300g $17.50 or 2 for $25.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our delicious and extremely popular Honey Dew Drops - great for soothing sore throats. These are available in Blackcurrant, Lemon and Mint. 24 pack JUST $9.50

We also have great gift ideas, including:

HONEY GIFT BOXES made up of 3 x 250g glass jars in a lovely gift box - JUST $25.00

MANUKA SKIN FOOD GIFT BOX containing your choice of one of our Manuka Honey balms, your choice of one of our Manuka honey soaps and your choice of 2 Manuka honey lip balms - how good is that! There are limited quantities of these gift boxes so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

MANUKA HONEY FUDGE. The ultimate in indulgence, we have successfully married our raw Manuka honey with the classic fudge recipe to create this deliciously more-ish treat. 1 pack $5.50 or 3 packs for $15.00 (This fudge is GLUTEN FREE).

We also have BEESWAX available for those Food Wraps 100g just $7.50 or buy 4, get 1 free.

FREE DELIVERY IN HALSWELL AREA (FOR ORDERS IN EXCESS OF $50.00) OR PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL

100% NATURAL 100% RAW 100% PURE 100% KIWI

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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61 days ago

Over 135 years of beautiful funerals

John Rhind Funeral Directors

At John Rhind we are proud to be one of Canterbury's longest established funeral home, having served families for over 135 years. We have award-winning locations in both Christchurch & Kaiapoi.

Our qualified team understands that it is the small personal details that matter when … View more
At John Rhind we are proud to be one of Canterbury's longest established funeral home, having served families for over 135 years. We have award-winning locations in both Christchurch & Kaiapoi.

Our qualified team understands that it is the small personal details that matter when arranging a funeral and it is the extra service that makes the difference. We are passionate about providing the highest level of care and helping families to arrange a funeral service that is a unique and personal remembrance.

We are always here to help and are available 24/7 on (03) 379 9920 should you need us.
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62 days ago

Recycle your unwanted mobile phones

NZ Telecommunications Forum

Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit … View more
Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which raises money for Sustainable Coastlines.

Recycling your mobile phone is free, easy and good for the environment. Not only does it keep harmful items out of landfill, it also stops the precious materials in your phone from going to waste.

Visit RE:MOBILE to find out how to recycle your mobile phone.
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62 days ago

Biketober 2019 is here!

Glen Koorey from Cycling in Christchurch

It's back! For the third year running, Biketober Christchurch brings you 31 days of biking activities for a wide range of interests and abilities right around the city for the month of October. There are over 50 activities happening during Biketober, including rides, cycle skills, kids … View moreIt's back! For the third year running, Biketober Christchurch brings you 31 days of biking activities for a wide range of interests and abilities right around the city for the month of October. There are over 50 activities happening during Biketober, including rides, cycle skills, kids events, workshops, movies, and just good excuses for socialising with bike-minded folks!

Don’t forget too to sign up for the Biketober Passport and be in to win some great prizes ($8000 worth!); ride to over 40 different businesses and events around Christchurch, collect a special code for your Passport, and then come along to the grand Prize-Giving – the more places visited, the better!

Check out the Biketober calendar for details of each event - see biketoberchch.nz...

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