Governors Bay, Governors Bay

9 hours ago

What would you add to this list of budget-boosting crops?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Have you grown these veges and fruits, and what's on your list of money savers and budget boosters?

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13 days ago

Been paying landlord rent but they don’t even own the place!

Kim from Tai Tapu

URGENT NEED HELP DESPERATELY!

*******Update*******
I have now found a new place and am moving over the next week. If there is anyone out there interested in earning some extra $ to help me move please get in touch via the phone number. Im moving out to to Oxford and anyone who has a 4wd and … View more
URGENT NEED HELP DESPERATELY!

*******Update*******
I have now found a new place and am moving over the next week. If there is anyone out there interested in earning some extra $ to help me move please get in touch via the phone number. Im moving out to to Oxford and anyone who has a 4wd and trailer would be particularly helpful.

Thanks to those who offered help and accomodation for the ducks.

*****end of update*******

I have just found out the rental property I have been paying rent to someone to for the last 9 months, (and have a tenancy agreement for) does not belong to the person I have been paying, but to the council.

I have been given 2 weeks to vacate and I have 40-50 ducks and a goose and desperately need somewhere that will take them.

If anyone can help please, please please, get in touch on 020 406 41485. In ChCh or North Canterbury.

Or if anyone knows if there is any way to appeal the council notice to give me some time to find somewhere to liveIm absolutely terrified of having no where to house my feather babies’

Not sure why the government have laws to prevent tenants being evicted on no notice if the local government can do that even though it’s got nothing to do with me that the landlord doesn’t own the land and I have been paying rent and have an agreement I signed in good faith.

I know I can take the landlord to court and probably will but right now I urgently need somewhere for me and my ducks who are like my children, to live.

7 hours ago

Your children are amazing!

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

Every child is unique. At NumberWorks'nWords, we know that your child is amazing already. We just help them prove it, so that they shine when it's their time! ?

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16 hours ago

Join us for a planting day at Mt Vernon Park!

Trees That Count

The Port Hills Park Trust are planting 1,500 native trees at Mt Vernon, and would love your help.

This project is part of the Trust's commitment to preserve and grow the park for everyone in Canterbury to enjoy.

Help plant to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, and … View more
The Port Hills Park Trust are planting 1,500 native trees at Mt Vernon, and would love your help.

This project is part of the Trust's commitment to preserve and grow the park for everyone in Canterbury to enjoy.

Help plant to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, and you'll be part of shaping this amazing recreation asset for hundreds of years to come.
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5 days ago

Camera wanted

Suzanne from Somerfield

For high school student

5 days ago

65-year-old says it's wrong she gets less NZ Super for being married

The Team Reporter from The Press

A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.

A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who… View more
A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.

A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who is not their spouse or partner.

“I have a friend who isn't in a relationship, but she's sharing a house, and they share all the expenses, and she's going to end up getting $172.88 more than me a fortnight which is just plain wrong,” said Daphne, who did not want her last name used for privacy concerns.

The combined fortnightly payment for a couple is $1634.64.

The Ministry of Social Development said people in a relationship were more likely to share a wider range of costs and resources than a single person living with another adult.

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

3 days ago

Free Sofa and/or Removal

Michael from Lincoln

Need to get rid of old large 2 seater leather sofa. Structurally very sound but is very "used" with a big tear in one of the leather seat cushions. Repair is beyond my skill set but may suit a keen DIYer. Free to anyone but also happy to pay someone to remove it from Lincoln and dump it. … View moreNeed to get rid of old large 2 seater leather sofa. Structurally very sound but is very "used" with a big tear in one of the leather seat cushions. Repair is beyond my skill set but may suit a keen DIYer. Free to anyone but also happy to pay someone to remove it from Lincoln and dump it. Thanks.

Free

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6 days ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Anthony Wilding Retirement Village

Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no … View more
Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.

We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!

If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below

4 days ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost … View more
Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

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4 days ago

International Youth Day

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

International Youth Day is celebrated each year on the 12th of August, to bring attention to youth issues and celebrate their potential.

The theme of International Youth Day in 2022 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health", focusing on the issues, … View more
International Youth Day is celebrated each year on the 12th of August, to bring attention to youth issues and celebrate their potential.

The theme of International Youth Day in 2022 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health", focusing on the issues, and highlighting that no effort could be successful without the participation of youth. With the support of young people, world leaders can achieve their targets.

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5 days ago

Your whole retirement is our consideration

Ryman Healthcare Limited

With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in … View more
With the 75+ population projected to double in 20 years’ time, it’s more important than ever to choose a retirement village that is equipped to support you when you’re fully independent as well as if you need care.

That’s why Ryman villages plan ahead by offering independent living in apartments and townhouses, assisted living in serviced apartments, resthome care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia care.

We offer a higher ratio of care in our villages so that if your needs change, you have priority access to our care centres.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Local body elections

Graham & Christine from Kennedys Bush

Hey everyone, traditionally local body elections see a rather poor voter turnout but can I issue a heartfelt personal plea for everyone to get involved?
Apart from any other issues, climate disruption is increasingly impacting our communities, with repair/maintenance/insurance costs increasing as… View more
Hey everyone, traditionally local body elections see a rather poor voter turnout but can I issue a heartfelt personal plea for everyone to get involved?
Apart from any other issues, climate disruption is increasingly impacting our communities, with repair/maintenance/insurance costs increasing as adverse and erratic weather events multiply. And science tells us that this is just the beginning.
We need councillors who are there to represent the interests of our entire community - including our young folk and unborn generations. Let's leave our kids with a low-carbon economy and a liveable climate.

6 days ago

Did you start gardening in school?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

How many of you remember gardening in school? Hopefully, more students and teachers will be inspired by the great work being done at this amazing school.

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8 days ago

St Thomas Jacket

Lorraine from Lincoln

PICK UP ONLY.Has been dry cleaned

Price: $110

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21 days ago

double bed

Brian from Halswell

Hi Looking for a late model Double Bed mattress and base no stains or rips can anyone help cheers Brian

8 days ago

Do you have a great asparagus recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for asparagus recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before August 21, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Vegetable Growing Made Easy.

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