47 days ago

The JabberWaka cometh to Canterbury for Super Saturday vaccine drive

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The latest tool in the fight against Covid-19 is a mobile vaccination motorhome, dubbed the JabberWaka by the Canterbury District Health Board, which will be in Kaiapoi on Saturday and Sunday.

A special shuttle van will bring people from the Kaiapoi Spring Festival to the JabberWaka and back on Sunday.

The JabberWaka is one of many initiatives being rolled out this weekend as part of a national drive to get more people vaccinated against Covid-19.

A pop-up vaccination clinic at the Amberley Farmers Market at the Hurunui District Council Chambers will also run from 9am to 1pm.

More messages from your neighbours
2 days ago


Brian from Rangiora

Last night on seven sharp a weather man recommended a weather app, weatherpro. I put it on my phone and it changed all my settings. A friend of mine had the same problem. It is also hard to delete. Be wary.

4 days ago

Tell us your Canterbury favourites

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

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 reporters@press.co.nz

13 hours ago

Picked in the morning, on your plate for lunch

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Read about this Dunedin cafe where vegetables from the kitchen has been grown by the owner. The staples of pumpkins, beetroot, cabbage and carrots do well here, he says, with a wide variety of other crops including spring onions, kohlrabi, celery, fennel, kale, potatoes, silverbeet, leek, mint and herbs. Yummy!