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16 hours 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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13 hours ago

What is this plant

Sharlene from Kainga - Brooklands

Hoping it's not a weed,😥has a beautiful orange flowers and it's a creeper.can anybody help please.tryed apps they have been wrong about most of my plants.

10 hours ago

Health & Fitness Page

Lorna Jean from Key2fit @ NKG

I have created a group to discuss health & fitness Issues, pop over, And Join in movement
Ask a question.
Let's open discussion.

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13 hours ago

Blundstone women's boots

Kate from Belfast

Women's work boots. Size 9.
Have used for roughly 2 months.
In good condition, just a few small scratches at the front of each boot.

Price: $80

1 day ago

Submissions Change of Plan deadline tomorrow

Tina from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Hi All if you haven't made your submission to the council to oppose the Change of plan for www.waimakariri.govt.nz... The deadline is tomorrow at 5:00 PM. Please make your submission today. Make your voice be heard. This will impact all rate payers of the North Canterbury. Anyone, anywhere … View moreHi All if you haven't made your submission to the council to oppose the Change of plan for www.waimakariri.govt.nz... The deadline is tomorrow at 5:00 PM. Please make your submission today. Make your voice be heard. This will impact all rate payers of the North Canterbury. Anyone, anywhere can make submissions. Please help democracy do it work. Get involved today.

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16 hours ago

Arm Chairs

Andrew from Kaiapoi

Two swivel, rocker,recliner arm chairs as per pic's $50 for the two
can TXT 0226185696

Price: $50

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17 hours ago

What's On: Waste-free workshops

Nicole from Christchurch Central

Kate Meads is running free workshops on reducing waste at Amberley Library (1-3pm) and Hanmer Springs Hotel (6.30-8.30pm) on August 31. Register online: https://katemeads.co.nz/collections/all
Waste-free workshops
  • Amberley Library, Hanmer Springs Hotel
20 hours ago
21 hours ago

Extension for Kaiapoi aqua sports park

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Kaiapoi’s proposed aqua sports park is a step closer after the Waimakariri District Council agreed in principle to extend its
memorandum of understanding by up to three years.

It means the WHoW Charitable Trust will have another three years to develop … View more
From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Kaiapoi’s proposed aqua sports park is a step closer after the Waimakariri District Council agreed in principle to extend its
memorandum of understanding by up to three years.

It means the WHoW Charitable Trust will have another three years to develop its plan for surf wave, whitewater and cable wakeboard facilities alongside its inflatable play park in the Kaiapoi east regeneration area, to the north of Kaiapoi River.

A revised agreement will now be negotiated between the council and the trust until August 2025, before being brought back to the council for final approval.

The original agreement was signed in August 2020 and was due to expire this month.

‘‘The last two years have been particularly challenging in developing plans for large recreational facilities requiring significant funding under Covid restrictions and difficult economic conditions,’’ acting chief executive Jeff Millward says.

‘‘The council was, however, impressed with the WHoW Trust’s commitment to the concept and the district through progressing the Aqualand NZ project in Courtenay Lake, which successfully trialled at a small scale elements proposed for the Aquasports Park.’’

The trust launched its temporary aqua play park, operated by Kaikanui Aqualand NZ, on Courtenay Lake, to the south of Kaiapoi River, in November under a three-year license to occupy agreement with the council.

Councillors also considered an alternative proposal from the Kaiapoi East Residents’ Association (KERA) for an alternative use of the land.

KERA made a deputation to the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board last month requesting a licence to occupy the land to plant the area with pockets of forest, fruit orchards and vegetable patches, as well as creating walk ways and picnic and play areas.

While they resolved not to pursue KERA’s proposal for a license to occupy, councillors requested staff to engage with the residents to identify opportunities for the association to progress its objectives in east Kaiapoi.

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1 day 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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1 day ago

Major step for mahinga kai project in former Kaiapoi red zone

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Kaiapoi’s multimillion-dollar mahinga kai project is set to take a major step forward with the signing of a new trust deed agreement.

The Waimakariri District Council last week approved a co-govenance agreement with Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust to … View more
From local democracy reporter David Hill:

Kaiapoi’s multimillion-dollar mahinga kai project is set to take a major step forward with the signing of a new trust deed agreement.

The Waimakariri District Council last week approved a co-govenance agreement with Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust to manage the Huria Reserve, heritage and mahinga kai area.

The initiative is a key project from the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan and comprises eight hectares of land in the Kaiapoi south regeneration area.

The reserve is located to the south of Kaiapoi River, straddling the south bank, and continues south to sit between the proposed Kaiapoi Community Hub and Courtenay Lake.

It is a partnership between the council and Te Runanga o Ngāi Tūāhuriri.

The council is contributing $1.74 million over five years to the project, which was established in the 2018 long-term plan, and will retain ownership of the land.

Waimakariri District Council community and recreation manager Chris Brown said the trust would manage the area under a lease agreement and would seek additional funding from other sources.

Mayor Dan Gordon said the project was an important part of Kaiapoi’s ongoing regeneration.

‘‘It’s a fantastic partnership and I'm in full support of it. It’s good to see this finally coming to fruition.

‘‘The project will create a public reserve with walkways and board walks through native planted areas, opportunities for mahinga kai, natural play areas, educational zones and interpretive signage to tell the local stories and history.’’

Representatives from the council, trust and runanga have formed a joint working group to work on the project design and construction.

Construction is under way, with work on the pathways tendered and awarded to Citycare Property in May and due to be completed this month.

The first round of planting was completed on June 30, with 4000 native plants and shrubs planted.

‘‘This included five totara trees that will greet visitors to the entrance of the reserve area and lead them through the paths,’’ Gordon said.

Landscape design and master planning for the second stage of works is under way.

The reserve area design takes into account the interim licence to occupy held by the WHoW Charitable Trust for the Kaikanui Aqualand NZ aqua play park facility on Courtenay Lake.

The name Huria recognises the Huria whanau, which fished the local Cam and Waimakariri rivers and has a long history in the area.

It also recognised the loss of land, which was taken from the whanau to allow the motorway to be built.

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1 day ago

Open Mic at Wigram Hotel

Tina from Swannanoa - Ohoka

We are back at the Wigram hotel with fresh new comedy faces. Get out of the cold and warm up and have a laugh. God knows we need a laugh. Show starts at 7:00 Door sales available. Come one come all.

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2 days ago

Rangiora Bowling Club “ Have a Go Days”

Trish from Rangiora

If you have ever thought about playing Lawn Bowls, come and give it a try. For the next 2 Saturdays 13th and 20th August. 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm. We are on the corner of Blackett Street and Good Street. The entrance is up the drive on Good Street. Just wear some comfy clothes and Sports … View moreIf you have ever thought about playing Lawn Bowls, come and give it a try. For the next 2 Saturdays 13th and 20th August. 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm. We are on the corner of Blackett Street and Good Street. The entrance is up the drive on Good Street. Just wear some comfy clothes and Sports shoes and we have the Bowls to give it a go.
Our Opening day for the season is Saturday 27th August.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Any Enquiries ring Trish 027 668 6778

3 days ago

Support our Yuri Bear Project

Charles Upham 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.

3 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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3 days ago

Warmer weather is coming

Adrenalin Forest Christchurch

Pine trees and a warm breeze is all the ingredients needed to have a good day!

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