Burwood, Christchurch

15 hours ago

‘Green’ plane takes off in Christchurch

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

New Zealand’s first passenger battery electric aircraft has taken flight from Christchurch.

Christchurch-based ElectricAir has brought the aircraft to the city to highlight zero exhaust-emission technology.

Launched at Christchurch International Airport on Friday, the plane will be used for … View more
New Zealand’s first passenger battery electric aircraft has taken flight from Christchurch.

Christchurch-based ElectricAir has brought the aircraft to the city to highlight zero exhaust-emission technology.

Launched at Christchurch International Airport on Friday, the plane will be used for trial flights, training and will be available for hire to qualified pilots.

The Pipistrel Alpha Electro can fly for an hour, plus half an hour reserve, which is the ideal duration for training flights.

Operators can recharge the aircraft, which will operate from both Christchurch and Rangiora, in under an hour, using a dedicated charger at Christchurch International Airport.

Along with the low-cost maintenance, the aircraft is about 70 per cent quieter than normal aircraft.

The project has been supported by a $40,000 grant from the Christchurch City Council Innovation and Sustainability Fund and a $19,000 grant from the Christchurch Agency for Energy Trust.

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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

3 days ago

Calling all Halloween enthusiasts - we'd love to hear from you

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi Cantabrians,

Are you, your children or grandchildren getting involved in Halloween this year? Stuff and The Press newspaper would love to hear from you.

We are hoping to find out how things may be a little bit different for Halloween this year due to Covid-19, and to see how people are still… View more
Hi Cantabrians,

Are you, your children or grandchildren getting involved in Halloween this year? Stuff and The Press newspaper would love to hear from you.

We are hoping to find out how things may be a little bit different for Halloween this year due to Covid-19, and to see how people are still pushing through with their celebrations.

Will you be wearing a face mask with your costume? Or offering hand sanitiser to trick or treaters? Whatever it is you're up to, we'd love to hear about it.

Please comment below or email jake.kenny@stuff.co.nz if you are celebrating Halloween this year and would like to share how.

Thanks in advance folks!

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1 day ago

Christchurch Wheelie Bin App updated - will it help?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Christchurch City Council has released a new version of its free wheelie bin app as residents continue to struggle to recycle correctly.

The updated app sends reminders about which bins need to be put out for kerbside collection each week and provides information about which … View more
Hey neighbours,

Christchurch City Council has released a new version of its free wheelie bin app as residents continue to struggle to recycle correctly.

The updated app sends reminders about which bins need to be put out for kerbside collection each week and provides information about which items belong in the red, yellow and green bins.

It also includes a searchable database that allows you to search a rubbish item and see which bin it should go in.

The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

If you already have the app downloaded it should update automatically over the next few days.

Do you think this will make it easier to recycle correctly?

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14 hours ago

Flashback Friday: The Sign of the Takahe

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Photo 1: New homes on the eastern side of the Cashmere Hills near the Sign of the Takahe. Takahe Drive (a new road) is in the left foreground, and to the right are Hackthorne Rd and Dyers Pass Rd. May 24, 1966.

Photo 2: The Sign of the Takahe rest house on the Port Hills is gradually becoming … View more
Photo 1: New homes on the eastern side of the Cashmere Hills near the Sign of the Takahe. Takahe Drive (a new road) is in the left foreground, and to the right are Hackthorne Rd and Dyers Pass Rd. May 24, 1966.

Photo 2: The Sign of the Takahe rest house on the Port Hills is gradually becoming evident as the work progresses. January 09, 1940.

Photo 3: Night Study Of The Sign Of The Takahe - The architectural beauty of the completed Sign of the Takahe road house on Cashmere hills is shown to full advantage in this photograph, which was taken by moonlight at a late hour. May 20, 1949.

Photos from The Press archives.

15 hours ago

Make your own modernist art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Shirley

Make your own modernist art and release your inner Matisse with easy-to-create canvas artworks. Use Resene testpots to suit your colour scheme for a co-ordinated look.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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3 days ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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18 hours ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. … View more
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 5.7% Auckland
    5.7% Complete
  • 20.5% Coromandel
    20.5% Complete
  • 8.2% Rotorua
    8.2% Complete
  • 5.3% Taupō
    5.3% Complete
  • 7% Wellington
    7% Complete
  • 15.6% Nelson Tasman
    15.6% Complete
  • 11.5% Marlborough
    11.5% Complete
  • 26.2% Central Otago/Lakes
    26.2% Complete
244 votes
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20 hours ago

TRIO CRAFT MARKET

Julie from Wainoni

Trio Craft Market held the 1st Saturday of each month, our next one is on Saturday 7th November 10 - 2 pm at St Ambrose Church on site and on the green grass beside church at 309 Breezes Rd. A lovely friendly market that is growing with more stall holders attending with their amazing hand crafts. … View moreTrio Craft Market held the 1st Saturday of each month, our next one is on Saturday 7th November 10 - 2 pm at St Ambrose Church on site and on the green grass beside church at 309 Breezes Rd. A lovely friendly market that is growing with more stall holders attending with their amazing hand crafts. So pop on down and check us out, relax in the friendly atmosphere, grab some thing yummy to eat and check out the stalls. Something for everyone. We support a few local community groups so it is a good way to bring the community together. Hope to see you there. For more information contact Tina on 027 351 2466

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1 day ago

Note 9 for sale

Wendy from Avonside - Dallington

For sale note 9 cellphone as I have upgraded. $500.00. Phone 0273236513

Price: $500

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3 days ago

Halloween Photo Shoot

Raewyn from Raewyn Murray Photography

HALLOWEEN PHOTO SHOOT - CATHEDRAL JUNCTION
FROM WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER.
Halloween Photo Shoot with Raewyn Murray Photography at Cathedral Junction from tomorrow - Wednesday 28th October.
I will be open late for those wanting to come after work. Wear your own or I have a few costumes. Might even … View more
HALLOWEEN PHOTO SHOOT - CATHEDRAL JUNCTION
FROM WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER.
Halloween Photo Shoot with Raewyn Murray Photography at Cathedral Junction from tomorrow - Wednesday 28th October.
I will be open late for those wanting to come after work. Wear your own or I have a few costumes. Might even be treated to some candy if you pose right lol. Come as a family, groups, couples, singles. $15 shoot 15 minutes includes 5 digital images. BOOK NOW raewynmurrayphotography@gmail.com #halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenphotoshoot #fun #scary #halloweencandy #cathedraljunction #raewynmurrayphotography #raewynmurrayphotographer

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1 day ago

Neighbourly 101: Contact Us

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Neighbourly team is here to lend a helping hand! Whether you have some questions around how the site works, or need some help with updating your details or settings, getting in touch with us is simple:

- Click "Settings" at the top right of the website.
- Select "Help”.
- … View more
The Neighbourly team is here to lend a helping hand! Whether you have some questions around how the site works, or need some help with updating your details or settings, getting in touch with us is simple:

- Click "Settings" at the top right of the website.
- Select "Help”.
- Under Top Articles, select "Contacting Neighbourly".
- Click on the link to our Contact Us page.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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3 days ago

HOMED Saturday October 24th

Reporter Homed - The Press

What's your favorite property from our October 24th issue of HOMED?
Click the link below to choose

3 days ago

Washing machine set up

Walter J. from Parklands - Marshlands

wondering if someone could help me to install a new washing machine in the upcoming week. Thanks, txt or call 0212798327.

3 days ago

Invisible Zinc

Katrina from Union Street Pharmacy

The best thing you can do for your skin is to protect it from the sun.

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3 days ago

Support your School

Katrina from Unichem Brighton Village Pharmacy

Purchase a sunscreen from any participating brand, swipe your Living Rewards card and be in to win a Sunscreen Pack for your School valued at $1000.*

5 Prizes to be won.

*Offer valid from 12 October 2020 - 3 January 2021. Each prize pack is valued at $1000. Winners to nominate a school of their … View more
Purchase a sunscreen from any participating brand, swipe your Living Rewards card and be in to win a Sunscreen Pack for your School valued at $1000.*

5 Prizes to be won.

*Offer valid from 12 October 2020 - 3 January 2021. Each prize pack is valued at $1000. Winners to nominate a school of their choice. Visit livingrewards.co.nz/member-exclusives for full terms and conditions.

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