Tai Tapu, Tai Tapu

6 hours ago

Recycling bins confiscated in Christchurch after residents ignore pleas to separate waste

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the … View more
A growing number of Christchurch households have lost their right to recycle as the city council takes a hard line on people who refuse to separate their waste.

Twenty-six yellow bins have been confiscated by the Christchurch City Council and another 52 will be removed from city streets over the next two weeks.

The residents have been warned three times but continue to put contaminated waste in their recycling bins.

To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.

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7 days ago

DOGWATCH SHOP-can you donate goods

Joanne from Halswell

Hi everyone. My daughter was at the Dogwatch shop, said they were in need of donated goods household goods, clothes etc. She said the shop was busy but they definately are in need of donations. I would be happy to take anything you would like to donate, as their shop is in New Brighton, it probably… View moreHi everyone. My daughter was at the Dogwatch shop, said they were in need of donated goods household goods, clothes etc. She said the shop was busy but they definately are in need of donations. I would be happy to take anything you would like to donate, as their shop is in New Brighton, it probably is a bit far for most. You could drop off to me, or I would be happy to pick up. It is for such a good cause, Dogwatch do an amazing job, and I am not sure what happens to stuff after we put it in the clothing bins. Thanks for your time, Jo

5 hours ago

Holidays are here!

NumberWorks'nWords Cashmere

We know that our team here at NumberWorks'nWords are looking forward to recharging the batteries over the holidays while preparing for more fun with maths and English in Term 4.
We hope you all have a great break, and have the chance to relax and have some fun with your families!

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1 day ago

Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island

Mel from Halswell

Gidday! I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island & 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre. I have so far raised $1,594 in 5 days!!

If you could please share my Fundraising page and Givealittle link.
There are people sharing their stories of their stay at Ronald McDonald House South Island … View more
Gidday! I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island & 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre. I have so far raised $1,594 in 5 days!!

If you could please share my Fundraising page and Givealittle link.
There are people sharing their stories of their stay at Ronald McDonald House South Island (Christchurch & Invercargill).

I have never had a passion in my life - but this is it I am wanting to kick butt and raise as much as possible!

Every little cent counts - if everyone on this page donated $1 there would be over $22,000 how awesome would that be!

givealittle.co.nz... www.facebook.com...

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1 day ago

SSG Pollination Party next weekend!!

Tina from Lincoln

Better late than never!!
Help us celebrate Bee Awareness Month in The Secret Garden by BEE-ing part of our BUG-FRIENDLY PLANTING PARTY!
There’s HIVES of fun to be had!
Make your mark on our Pollinator Patch by helping to build homes for our fluttery friends, make garden markers & watering … View more
Better late than never!!
Help us celebrate Bee Awareness Month in The Secret Garden by BEE-ing part of our BUG-FRIENDLY PLANTING PARTY!
There’s HIVES of fun to be had!
Make your mark on our Pollinator Patch by helping to build homes for our fluttery friends, make garden markers & watering stations for our essential buggy buddies & plant beneficial herbs & flowers around our little piece of POLLINATOR PARADISE!
Paint your favourite pollinator on our Garden Mural!
Best dressed BUG wins a BUZZin’ prize!!!
Bake Sale! Crafts & Preserves! Plant & Seed Sale!
Sign up to our database on the day to go in the draw to win some BEEautiful spot prizes!
Sunday 4 th October 11am – 2pm
Springston Secret Garden
387b Ellesmere Junction Rd
springstonsecretgarden@gmail.com
Contact Tina for further information

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1 day ago

Help please

Mel from Halswell

Gidday! I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island & 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre. I have so far raised $1,594 in 5 days!!

If you could please share my Fundraising page and Givealittle link. There are people sharing their stories of their stay at Ronald McDonald House South Island … View more
Gidday! I am fundraising for Ronald McDonald House South Island & 5% to Tai Tapu Playcentre. I have so far raised $1,594 in 5 days!!

If you could please share my Fundraising page and Givealittle link. There are people sharing their stories of their stay at Ronald McDonald House South Island (Christchurch & Invercargill).
I have never had a passion in my life - but this is it I am wanting to kick butt and raise as much as possible!

Every little cent counts - if everyone on this page donated $1 there would be over $22,000 how awesome would that be!

givealittle.co.nz... www.facebook.com...

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4 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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5 days ago

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail… View more
They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

The Pop Up Penguin project will see 115 specially designed sculptures located across the city from November.

The Wild in Art trail will include penguins painted by 50 established and up and coming artists and they will be in place for nine weeks, giving locals and visitors the chance to see them all.

Among the artists taking part is Indonesian artist Zulfirman Syah who survived the March 15 mosque attacks.

Stuff is inviting you to help commission one of the sculptures by voting for your favourite from five design finalists. Voting can be done here from midday on Monday until midday on Sunday, September 27.

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3 days ago

Looking for Contract Sewer

Michelle from Hoon Hay

This is work for short term at first that could lead to long term - starting in 12 weeks
I did post last month but have lost the contacts from last post thanks must have own machine thanks

3 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 days ago

Crafty Knitting Machine Business

Michelle from Hoon Hay

Includes 2 wooden machines
Repurposed Blankets already made
Supply photos if needed '
Great for a Crafty Business

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3 days ago

Exceed retractable insect screens

Exceed - we fix windows & doors

Keep out annoying bugs and enjoy the warmer weather ☀️?
With a whiff of Spring in the air now, you can start thinking about Summer…
Exceed’ s retractable insect screens for windows and doors are the perfect solution to enjoy a bug free and spray free home ?

Our clever screens can be pulled… View more
Keep out annoying bugs and enjoy the warmer weather ☀️?
With a whiff of Spring in the air now, you can start thinking about Summer…
Exceed’ s retractable insect screens for windows and doors are the perfect solution to enjoy a bug free and spray free home ?

Our clever screens can be pulled into place when needed, then pushed back into a discrete, tidy cassette when not in use.

✅They are smooth and easy to operate

✅They are stylish, robust and a significant innovation over old-style hinged or sliding screens that were permanently visible all year round

✅They can be colour matched to your joinery

✅They provide natural ventilation

✅They fit most window and door configurations including, hinged, bi-fold, sliders and French doors

Keep the bugs and mozzies away ?

Give us a call today on 0800 25 25 00 so we can make sure your order is placed early and the screens are ready for summertime!

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4 days ago

Spring Open Days

Burlington Village Limited

Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting … View more
Join us this weekend as we welcome spring at Burlington Village with live music, complimentary barista made coffees and village tours.
171 Prestons Road, Redwood

The head 2km down the road to Alpine View where we have Ice Cream Charlie providing free ice creams, demonstrations of our exciting Spritely technology and a chance to tour our facilities, apartments and show homes.
448 Prestons Road, Waitikiri

10am – 2pm, This Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
Contact us

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5 days ago

New LED streetlights outside Christchurch home 'obscenely bright and intrusive'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone … View more
Hey neighbours,

Every night Gary Bridgman’s Christchurch home is lit up like a sports stadium.

The Fendalton resident blames new LED streetlights installed on the street outside, and says complaints to the city council about an “unbelievable” glare coming through his windows have gone unresolved for weeks.

The two lights either side of the house produce a whiter light than their predecessors, Bridgman says, causing the house to be “lit up like it’s floodlit” at night. He has seen other LED streetlights in his area that are “very good”.

Council says the complaints are being investigated and the contractor has been asked to provide a solution.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you had a similar experience? Let us know below.

4 days ago

Holiday accommodation shortage fears in Akaroa if 'Airbnb crackdown' passes

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Akaroa will have an accommodation shortage if plans to crack down on homeowners running Airbnb-style properties in Christchurch are implemented across Banks Peninsula, locals say.

Calls are being made for the popular Canterbury holiday hotspot to be excluded from a three-tiered consenting system, … View more
Akaroa will have an accommodation shortage if plans to crack down on homeowners running Airbnb-style properties in Christchurch are implemented across Banks Peninsula, locals say.

Calls are being made for the popular Canterbury holiday hotspot to be excluded from a three-tiered consenting system, which will compel those who rent out a property on a short-term basis to apply for a consent, at a cost of least $1000.

The changes are being proposed by the city council after a proliferation of homes have been listed on short-term accommodation websites in Christchurch in the past four years, causing concerns about the impact on housing supply and the loss of residential neighbours.

The motel industry has also put pressure on the council to create a level playing field.

But some argue the issues faced in Christchurch are not problems for Banks Peninsula.

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7 days ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making … View more
In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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