Loburn, Loburn

18 hours ago

Migrant newlyweds fall in love with new North Canterbury lifestyle

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

North Canterbury's first Ethiopian migrant is loving the rural lifestyle.

Click here to read the full story

* Would you like to nominate someone for the Facing North series? Email emma.dangerfield@stuff.co.nz

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11 hours ago

Aqualite 535 SRV Boat

Raelene from Kaiapoi

Aqualite 535 SRV Aluminium Boat. 5.34 metres (17.51 feet) with a mudgway trailer. One owner since new. Purchased 2000.
Fitted with a 2006 Suzuki 90hp petrol outboard motor.
Engine hours 226.
Full rewire last warrant
Sealed LED lights plus bearing buddies and spare wheel.
60 litre underfloor … View more
Aqualite 535 SRV Aluminium Boat. 5.34 metres (17.51 feet) with a mudgway trailer. One owner since new. Purchased 2000.
Fitted with a 2006 Suzuki 90hp petrol outboard motor.
Engine hours 226.
Full rewire last warrant
Sealed LED lights plus bearing buddies and spare wheel.
60 litre underfloor fuel tank
Apelco fishfinder, Uniden Marine VHF radio and compass included.
Automatic bilge pump with manual backup. Dive platform and stainless steel ladder. Aluminium framed soft top and clear screen
Road cover
Grapnel anchor and 4 metres of galvanised chain
Anchor rope 50 metres of nylon.
Forward vee berth with swabs and storage. Cabin fully lined.
Navigation lights
Marine carpet. Rise and fall helm seat
King and Queen seat and storage
Towing weight 1120kg. Viewing and test drive available.
Inquiries welcome on 0277373705

Negotiable

12 hours ago

Plant sale

Lynne from Rangiora

48 Lower Sefton rd Ashley village
Sunday 24th 10am to 2pm
Wide variety of plants nothing over $10
Natives ,pittos and ake ake Japanese maples peach trees
Buxus ,laurel lonicera corokia
Grasses plus mondo black green and varigated
Fushia s hyderanga and roses
Trees up to 1metre high

16 hours ago

Boots

Delanie from Kaiapoi

Triple X size 10 Womens steel cap work/fashion boots. Worn three times
Retail for $175 brand new

Price: $75

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18 hours ago

Bookcase

Alison from Rangiora

As new - pick up Rangiora

Price: $50

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1 day ago

Bunny rabbits for sale

Jay from Swannanoa - Ohoka

My daughter's rabbit has had bunnies and wants to sell them we have a mixture of boys and girls . There are tan ones black and white black brown and white. They are 8 weeks old$25 a bunny phone 0274898624

1 day ago

16 to 19 years, need a plan for 2020?

Faye from Rangiora

Community College North Canterbury Sport class achieving Unit 485 Demonstrate rafting skills thanks to Amuri Jet - Hanmer Springs.
This could be you 2020 - NCEA A different way!!
Who said Education is not fun!

Call 033135874 and talk with Faye about your options.

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1 day ago

Catamaran Happycat & trailer $1500 ono

Doug from Rangiora

New wof & reg, great sailor, this is the model with a jib sail that doesn't use a boom and is really easy to rig up. 0274368002

Price: $1,500

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1 day ago

Corrugated Iron

Eugene from Kaiapoi

Looking for second hand corrugated iron in good condition to be reused on a lifestyle block.
Nail holes and a little rust are ok.
Prefer 1.8 metre lengths and above but will consider anything within reason.
Free or a little fee ok.

1 day ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What … View more
The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 29.9% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    29.9% Complete
  • 14.8% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.8% Complete
  • 4.2% I don’t have an opinion
    4.2% Complete
  • 51.1% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.1% Complete
1432 votes
2 days ago

FINAL WEEK! We’re giving a North Canterbury business a $20k megaphone.

2degrees

Hi Neighbours,

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving one local business a $20,000 advertising package. Apply before 20th November at 2degrees.nz/ShopLocal

Apply at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal. Hurry, entries close November 20.

T&Cs apply.
Apply now

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2 days ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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2 days ago

Family photo fundraiser

Sarah Neas from Rangiora Toy Library

Tickets are selling for our Family Photo sessions. Get in to secure your spot!

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2 days ago

Wanting swan plant

Jay from Swannanoa - Ohoka

We have monarch caterpillars on our swan plant and they have stripped it there is still lots of little ones does anybody have swan plants without caterpillars that we can give you some caterpillars

2 days ago

Over 18? Make a quick will, please. Today. Save your mum some grief. (And beat Murphy's Law.)

Director / lawyer from Kiwilaw

Guys (especially) - I am fed up with having grief-stricken mothers contact me because their sons died suddenly in tragic circumstances (car crash, suicide, etc) and they want to apply for letters of administration because there's no will.
Firstly, it's more complicated if there's … View more
Guys (especially) - I am fed up with having grief-stricken mothers contact me because their sons died suddenly in tragic circumstances (car crash, suicide, etc) and they want to apply for letters of administration because there's no will.
Firstly, it's more complicated if there's no will.
Secondly, often Mum isn't the statutory heir - it may be the de facto partner that Mum never liked (and whom Mum blames for treating her son badly), or his ex-spouse who never got a dissolution order, or the baby grandchild, or his teenage daughter that he has never met. There may be an argument about whether there was a qualifying de facto relationship, or whether he was really the father of the teenager although he paid child support. No one needs that turmoil, when they are trying to cope with your loss.
Thirdly, it's dumb. You've heard of Murphy's Law? 'What can go wrong, will go wrong.' If you don't have a will, Murphy's Law means you're more likely to die prematurely. If you do have a will, you're less likely to need it, more likely to live to 93. (No, I haven't researched this statistically.)
So, please, do your Mum a favour, and make a will. Even if you don't make her the beneficiary, give her some certainty.
Do it now, do it tonight, write something simple on a piece of paper and sign it in front of 2 adult witnesses who aren't mentioned in the will. Show the witnesses' full names, occupations, and a phone number or email address for each of them.
'This is my will. I give everything I own to my parents, or the survivor of them if one dies before me. I appoint my friend Joe Bloggs as my executor.' Add the date. Include a statement next to or above the signatures, 'I signed this in front of these witnesses and they signed it in front of me and each other. We were all present at the same time.'
Preferably appoint someone as executor (the person who has to give effect to the will - it can be your mum, or dad, or a friend, or employer), otherwise someone will have to apply for letters of administration with will annexed.
If you have a partner or a child, change the wording to suit.
Then give the signed will to someone you trust, or put it somewhere safe and tell that person where to find it.
No, you don't need a lawyer. If you need something more complicated, use a lawyer to do a more conventional will, BUT do this in the meantime. Trust me, it's better than nothing.
(Note - the photo is a stock image, posed by model.)

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