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4 hours 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.

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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:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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1 day ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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1 hour ago

TV Wall Mount / Bracket - Good Quality

Murray from Halswell

‘My grandmother Brought brand new from Harvey Norman for $250, unfortunately unable to attach to wall due to no studs in her lounge wall. Has been taken out for box to trial on wall so unable to return but all pieces and screws in box and no damage (just to her wall with multiple screw holes … View more‘My grandmother Brought brand new from Harvey Norman for $250, unfortunately unable to attach to wall due to no studs in her lounge wall. Has been taken out for box to trial on wall so unable to return but all pieces and screws in box and no damage (just to her wall with multiple screw holes 😂) .
Please make me a reasonable offer to buy.
TXT / Phone Jess. 0276557907 thks.

Price: $190

2 days ago

Poll: Covid-19: Should scanning be mandatory at pubs, clubs, restaurants, etc?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A leading coronavirus expert is calling on the Government to make scanning at potential “super-spreader” venues, such as bars and nightclubs, mandatory amid continued low use of the Covid-19 Tracer app.

Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker said the next six months would be a “very dangerous” … View more
A leading coronavirus expert is calling on the Government to make scanning at potential “super-spreader” venues, such as bars and nightclubs, mandatory amid continued low use of the Covid-19 Tracer app.

Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker said the next six months would be a “very dangerous” time for the country with a high risk of an outbreak while waiting for the vaccine roll-out in April.

Do you think scanning should be mandatory at pubs, nightclubs, etc?

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Covid-19: Should scanning be mandatory at pubs, clubs, restaurants, etc?
  • 88.9% Yes
    88.9% Complete
  • 9% No
    9% Complete
  • 2.1% I'm undecided
    2.1% Complete
813 votes
6 hours ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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2 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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9 hours ago

Learning

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How true! Let us help your child learn. Book a free assessment.

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1 day ago

Poll: Covid-19: Do you scan a QR code or sign a sheet when entering a business?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Tuesday neighbours,

Many people have come forward saying their phone can't scan a QR code and many businesses have gotten rid of sign in sheets, leaving them confused with what they're supposed to do when they enter a business.

Are you one of these people? I'd love to hear … View more
Happy Tuesday neighbours,

Many people have come forward saying their phone can't scan a QR code and many businesses have gotten rid of sign in sheets, leaving them confused with what they're supposed to do when they enter a business.

Are you one of these people? I'd love to hear from you, please email me at jake.kenny@stuff.co.nz

If you have been to a business that has no QR codes OR sign-in sheet, please also let me know via email or in the comments.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Covid-19: Do you scan a QR code or sign a sheet when entering a business?
  • 70.4% I scan the QR codes
    70.4% Complete
  • 18.6% I write my name on a sign-in sheet (if there is one)
    18.6% Complete
  • 10.9% I do neither
    10.9% Complete
274 votes
1 day ago

Canterbury and Westland to be pelted with heavy downpours, surface flooding possible

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Otira and Canterbury Lakes residents should expect rainfall rates of between 15-25mm/h today through until early Wednesday morning.

In a statement issued Tuesday morning, MetService warned that the severe downpours would make driving in the areas hazardous, with rising rivers and surface … View more
Otira and Canterbury Lakes residents should expect rainfall rates of between 15-25mm/h today through until early Wednesday morning.

In a statement issued Tuesday morning, MetService warned that the severe downpours would make driving in the areas hazardous, with rising rivers and surface flooding possible.

What you need to know:

For Otira residents
- Expect 150 to 250mm to fall.
- Thunderstorms are likely.
- Freezing level at 2400m dropping to 1400m on Tuesday night.

For residents near Canterbury Lakes
- Expect 90 to 140mm of rain to fall, with higher rates expected near the main divide.
- Thunderstorms are likely.
- Freezing level about 2400 metres this morning, lowering to 1600 metres tonight (Tuesday).

To keep up to date with the latest weather warnings, please visit MetService's National Severe Weather Information Homepage.

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2 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

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3 days ago

Tramping club try it out day

Karen from Cashmere

The Over Forties Tramping Club is having a 'bring a friend' day or open day for anyone wanting to try it out. Sunday, February 21, from 8.00am to 5.00pm
. You can experience a club tramp in a non-threatening and very accessible way, knowing you aren’t the only ”new person on the … View more
The Over Forties Tramping Club is having a 'bring a friend' day or open day for anyone wanting to try it out. Sunday, February 21, from 8.00am to 5.00pm
. You can experience a club tramp in a non-threatening and very accessible way, knowing you aren’t the only ”new person on the block” that day. With a variety of tramps on offer you find a tramp that will fit your capability (4 hours minimum). Afterwards there will be a great social time in the Castle Hill Village Hall. Car pooling from a Chch meeting place. If interested message me with your email address so I can send all info.

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2 days ago

Dark stained Hardwood cabinet on revolving stand

Bernadette from Somerfield

Stunning piece of furniture. It’s a hardwood cabinet on a revolving stand with a mirror on one side and shelves on the other.

Price: $300

2 days ago

Call to return the missing 'wh' to South Island Māori place names

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The misspelling of Whakaroa as Akaroa is one of many errors made by early South Island surveyors unable to hear the soft “wh” in Māori place names, says Sir Tipene O’Regan.

Akaroa's original name Whakaroa means “long harbour”. Ngāi Tahu kaumatua O’Regan said correct Māori … View more
The misspelling of Whakaroa as Akaroa is one of many errors made by early South Island surveyors unable to hear the soft “wh” in Māori place names, says Sir Tipene O’Regan.

Akaroa's original name Whakaroa means “long harbour”. Ngāi Tahu kaumatua O’Regan said correct Māori pronunciation of the “wh” sound was very soft and often indistinguishable to the ears of early English settlers in New Zealand.

He would like to see the official spelling corrected for the place names, which required an application to Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB), a public submission process and approval by the minister for land information.

Read the full story here.

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3 days ago

Clothing Alterations

Pam from Spreydon

Hi,
I'm looking for someone that can do some alterations to a top I brought please.
Thanks

2 days ago

Have you heard of a third Lyttelton Tunnel?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

You’ve probably heard of the Lyttelton Road Tunnel – officially opened in 1964.

And then there’s the much older Lyttelton Rail Tunnel – officially opened in 1867.

But what about the third tunnel, which a group has suggested should become the main cycle route between Christchurch’s port … View more
You’ve probably heard of the Lyttelton Road Tunnel – officially opened in 1964.

And then there’s the much older Lyttelton Rail Tunnel – officially opened in 1867.

But what about the third tunnel, which a group has suggested should become the main cycle route between Christchurch’s port town and the city?

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