Kaikoura, Kaikoura

72 days ago

Changing Seasons!

Climate Insights - Canterbury & West Coast

Hi Neighbours,
As we approach summer we are reminded of the change we are seeing in our New Zealand seasons.

We can all recall the images of the impacts of extreme recent rains in urban Auckland and rural Canterbury. As summer temperatures warm and the season gets longer and longer, the cooling … View more
Hi Neighbours,
As we approach summer we are reminded of the change we are seeing in our New Zealand seasons.

We can all recall the images of the impacts of extreme recent rains in urban Auckland and rural Canterbury. As summer temperatures warm and the season gets longer and longer, the cooling degree day analysis and heatwave days can help you to prepare for such events.

Climate Insights has added two new variables to its Residential Property Climate Risk Report: tropical cyclone and tsunami risk. Information is knowledge. A Climate Insights property report on your residential property also includes tips on what can be done to improve the resilience of your property and householders to emerging weather and climate risks. It only takes minutes to generate a report for any address.

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73 days ago

Broomfield School Online Auction 2021

Karen from Hurunui District

Friday 19th November to Friday 26th November.
So many amazing items have been donated, and you don't want to miss out. Just in time for Christmas and the summer holidays!
Tell your friends!

v 11 Auction Poster (2).pdf Download View

75 days ago

Tell us your Canterbury favourites

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Friday Cantabrians, not a bad day out there for a public holiday...

As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.

Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best … View more
Happy Friday Cantabrians, not a bad day out there for a public holiday...

As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.

Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best wineries to visit, activities to try (adventure park, swim spots etc) or anything else that you enjoy to do in our backyard.

Please leave submissions of your favourite summer foods/places/activities and where to find them below in the comments, or by emailing me at jake.kenny@stuff.co.nz.

Thanks all, have a great weekend.

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73 days ago

NEIGHBOURLY EXCLUSIVE: 48HR HelloFresh discount!

The Team from HelloFresh

Hi Neighbours,

Get an exclusive Neighbourly HelloFresh discount for up to $100 off across your first 4 boxes + your 5th box for free with code “HELLONZ”.

Serve up some of our all time favourites, as rated by Kiwis. We'll deliver fresh seasonal produce and easy-to-follow recipe cards … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Get an exclusive Neighbourly HelloFresh discount for up to $100 off across your first 4 boxes + your 5th box for free with code “HELLONZ”.

Serve up some of our all time favourites, as rated by Kiwis. We'll deliver fresh seasonal produce and easy-to-follow recipe cards so you can cook up delicious dinners. With no lock-in contracts, 20+ recipes to choose from each week, and plan sizes to suit every household - there's something for everyone!

Order before Tuesday 11:59PM NZDT to get your discount!
Find out more

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87 days ago

Stock Clearance, Boot Sale and Bring and Buy.

Yvonne from Hurunui District

13 and 14 November 10 am to 4 pm.
Lot 4/78 Purchas Road, Amberley. All welcome and bring your saleable items too.
Bike Accessories, LED flashlights, Back packs, Bluetooth speakers, Ear Buds, Headphones, Phone Chargers, USB cables, fishing rods, reels, lures, Pahminas, Gold and Silver medal EV … View more
13 and 14 November 10 am to 4 pm.
Lot 4/78 Purchas Road, Amberley. All welcome and bring your saleable items too.
Bike Accessories, LED flashlights, Back packs, Bluetooth speakers, Ear Buds, Headphones, Phone Chargers, USB cables, fishing rods, reels, lures, Pahminas, Gold and Silver medal EV Olive Oil, Assorted tools, screws, hardware, shoes, handbags, stereo speakers, assorted electronics,
e-bikes, and assorted second hand goods.

75 days ago

We have respite care

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

Ryman villages offer respite at resthome-level care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia level care. If you need extra support over the holidays or you’re ready for a change of scenery following an uncertain year, we can take care of you.

· Times have been challenging; … View more
Ryman villages offer respite at resthome-level care and, in most villages, hospital and specialist dementia level care. If you need extra support over the holidays or you’re ready for a change of scenery following an uncertain year, we can take care of you.

· Times have been challenging; recharge and connect surrounded by our warm village community.
· Customised care is made easy via our award-winning myRyman Care app.
· Join in with activities and sample our delicious menu.
· Feel reassured knowing that we follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

We’ve been caring for people for over 35 years, it’s what we do best.

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75 days ago

Paint it orange with Resene for Arthritis New Zealand!

Resene ColorShop

Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood … View more
Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood stains) at Resene owned ColorShops.

Help us help our fellow kiwis.
Find your local Resene ColorShop

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75 days ago

Do you need reliable, affordable internet?

The Team from NZ Compare

Kiwis simply need good internet! We all want to avoid buffering of doom and zoom meetings freezing but when it comes to switching your broadband plan or provider, it can be overwhelming with so many to choose from. Broadband Compare can help you!

NZ Compare CEO Gavin Male spoke to TV Three’s, … View more
Kiwis simply need good internet! We all want to avoid buffering of doom and zoom meetings freezing but when it comes to switching your broadband plan or provider, it can be overwhelming with so many to choose from. Broadband Compare can help you!

NZ Compare CEO Gavin Male spoke to TV Three’s, The AM Show about broadband connectivity in NZ, the cost of broadband and how prices have fallen, and connectivity improved. Check out the clip here.

Visit Broadband Compare to get yourself a better deal. Our service is free, we’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare what’s out there across Power, Broadband and Money.
COMPARE BROADBAND DEALS

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76 days ago

Seven key reasons why you need to write your will

Public Trust

"Having a will in place means your family knows exactly what to do when you pass away. They can feel at ease knowing they are carrying out your final wishes the way you wanted." Kiran Prasad Principal Trustee in Wellington. Kiran had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of … View more"Having a will in place means your family knows exactly what to do when you pass away. They can feel at ease knowing they are carrying out your final wishes the way you wanted." Kiran Prasad Principal Trustee in Wellington. Kiran had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, especially when your circumstances change or at a key life stages. Check out the article in the link below.

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76 days ago

Help us to "Light up Loneliness" by encouraging your local council to get involved.

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to … View more
Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness is a growing group of non-profit organisations, businesses and researchers working together to end loneliness for individuals, in communities, and at workplaces in New Zealand.

They are now calling on Local Government to help them “Light up loneliness”.

“Imagine if every Mayor and Council across New Zealand helped promote the “Lets End Loneliness” website and made tackling loneliness a priority, using their own local community resources,” says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive.

“It would be a gamechanger. Taking this issue out of the shadows, reducing the stigma and shame, and giving it light is the aim of the campaign” she says.

Social connection is a key factor for healthy, prosperous people, communities, and workplaces, but loneliness in New Zealand is increasing. In the March 2021 quarter 18.4% of New Zealanders felt lonely most, all or some of the time, up from 16.6% in 2018, and 13.9% in 2014.

“Many of us have experienced loneliness at some time in our lives and we know that feels horrible, but it can be addressed and solved. Together we can end loneliness for New Zealanders who feel isolated” says Sam Johnson, Founder and Chief Executive of Student Volunteer Army.

The letsendloneliness.co.nz website provides information on tackling loneliness and where to get help, as well as up-to-date news and research.

“The website is designed as a source of information which also links people to support services. We challenge every Local Council in New Zealand to create a link on their own websites to letsendloneliness.co.nz” says Sam Johnson.

The recent COVID-19 lockdown highlights that everyone can feel isolated and lonely. Catherine Hall, Chief Executive of Alzheimers New Zealand believes everyone should feel safe, supported, loved, and connected.

“Sadly, people often find family, whānau and friends take a step back just when they need them most. We stand alongside our coalition partners and with all New Zealanders, to make sure no one feels alone.”

Help light up loneliness! The campaign is not just for councils. Anyone can create a link to the letsendloneliness.co.nz or post a mention through social media channels to support the ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign.

Together we can end loneliness, one person, one community, one workplace at a time.

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76 days ago

SPOTSWOOD HALL COUNTRY MARKET - SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Janine from Hurunui District

THE SPOTSWOOD HALL COUNTRY MARKET IS ON AGAIN ON SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER FROM 10AM TO 2PM. Our venue is located in the rural settlement of Spotswood approximately 10 minutes north of Cheviot on State Highway One. We're also heading OUTDOORS for our Saturday 20 November Market and have some … View moreTHE SPOTSWOOD HALL COUNTRY MARKET IS ON AGAIN ON SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER FROM 10AM TO 2PM. Our venue is located in the rural settlement of Spotswood approximately 10 minutes north of Cheviot on State Highway One. We're also heading OUTDOORS for our Saturday 20 November Market and have some top quality stalls for you to browse and pick up some fantastic Christmas gifts for those hard-to-buy-for family members and friends. Our Market is relaxed and friendly with a great atmosphere and stalls include collectables, books, repurposed homewares, preserves, arts and crafts, plants, fabulous hats for men, women and children, concrete garden ornaments, room perfumery, lingerie, locally produced hand-dyed wool, perfumed soy melts .... and heaps more. You'll also be able to sustain yourself with a delicious coffee from the Number Eight Cafe coffee truck along with something delicious to eat if you're feeling peckish. Lots of handy parking and free entry to this indoor and outdoor market.

See you there!!

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76 days ago

The Ultimate Alternative to school!

Vision College

Does your teen disengage at school? At Vision College, we offer the ‘Ultimate’ alternative to school!

The Ultimate programmes are free and designed for 16-19 year olds who didn’t enjoy school and are looking to gain skills and insight towards a pathway for their future. Ultimate offers the… View more
Does your teen disengage at school? At Vision College, we offer the ‘Ultimate’ alternative to school!

The Ultimate programmes are free and designed for 16-19 year olds who didn’t enjoy school and are looking to gain skills and insight towards a pathway for their future. Ultimate offers the opportunity for students to earn NZQA qualifications, credits towards NCEA Level 1 and 2, and explore a range of practical study and career tasters.

We are enrolling now for 2022!

Click here to find out more about Ultimate and to enrol your teen.
Find out more

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77 days ago

Produce Swap Cart

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to … View more
Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to others.
There is already a good range of vegetable seedlings and lemons ready for new homes.

Stop by and check it out!

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77 days ago

Produce Swap Cart

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to … View more
Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to others.
There is already a good range of vegetable seedlings and lemons ready for new homes.

Stop by and check it out!

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77 days ago

Kōwhai magazine is out now!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food … View more
In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food brings people together, so follow Manu’s guide to creating the most delicious platter to share with your friends and whānau.
Read our free online copy

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