Kainga - Brooklands, Christchurch

4 days ago

Parking charges in central Christchurch could skyrocket

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent … View more
Christchurch City Council’s draft 10-year budget outlines an intention to increase on-street parking from July from $3.10 an hour to $4.50 – a 45 per cent increase.

The cost to park at the council’s Lichfield St car park building could also rise from $2.80 an hour to $4 – a 43 per cent increase. The rate at the Art Gallery car park could double from $2 an hour to $4.

In a bid to cut operating costs the council is also proposing to reduce library hours, permanently shut the mobile library and close the Akaroa and Lyttelton service centres, as well as the Riccarton Rd bus lounges.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the council's proposals in the comments below.

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3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 hour ago

Looking for someone to sew up knitted kiddies jumpers

Sylvia from Kaiapoi

Hi there I’m from StitchtasticNZ in Vickery St KAIAPOI
I have a client who wants somebody to sew up kids jumpers they are hand knitted she just needs all the seams stitched up. She said the previous lady did it in “mattress stitch” so they laid nice and flat. She has three toddler … View more
Hi there I’m from StitchtasticNZ in Vickery St KAIAPOI
I have a client who wants somebody to sew up kids jumpers they are hand knitted she just needs all the seams stitched up. She said the previous lady did it in “mattress stitch” so they laid nice and flat. She has three toddler jumpers/vests to do.. price she paid last time was around $25 for a jumper are you able to help?

2 hours ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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10 hours ago

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21 hours ago

CAB service at Level 2

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Now that we are at level 2 some of services will be running a little bit differently. Here is a summary of our service over the next week
1. JP clinic at Hornby. This is cancelled Monday and will be appointment only Thursday.
2. Free legal clinic - our City clinic is cancelled . Our Hornby one is … View more
Now that we are at level 2 some of services will be running a little bit differently. Here is a summary of our service over the next week
1. JP clinic at Hornby. This is cancelled Monday and will be appointment only Thursday.
2. Free legal clinic - our City clinic is cancelled . Our Hornby one is appointment only.
3. Our branches will be open however ...
West/ Hornby - open as normal
City / ARA - will be open to walks ins, but pls note we can only see one person at a time and there may be the odd closure. It is best to phone first.
North/ Fendalton - will be available to walk ins by appointment only. Please ring first.
Our normal service will resume once we are back to level 1.

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1 day ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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1 day ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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3 days ago

It's true. Avocados for just $0.09

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

A Christchurch green grocer is selling avocados for just $0.09, which is 3 per cent of the cost you’d otherwise be paying at a supermarket.

Avocados across the country are selling for about $2. A Countdown special has them at $2.50 each, down from $2.75. Other green grocers have avocados listed … View more
A Christchurch green grocer is selling avocados for just $0.09, which is 3 per cent of the cost you’d otherwise be paying at a supermarket.

Avocados across the country are selling for about $2. A Countdown special has them at $2.50 each, down from $2.75. Other green grocers have avocados listed for $1.99.

But, Vegeland on Marshland Rd has been selling avocados for just 9¢ each.

Will you be paying them a visit?

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1 day ago

Tri chem paints

Sharlene from Kainga - Brooklands

Looking to buy if anybody selling

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3 days ago

Skilled Knitter required for Baby Knitting

Sue from Swannanoa - Ohoka

I have quite a lot of baby knitting required over the next year. All patterns and wool have been purchased, If you are interested please reply or text to 021 722 497. Thank you

3 days ago

cat doors

Annie from Belfast

I have a sister that has just moved from Timaru into a townhouse in the Papanui "Ngaio Marsh" retirement village and she needs a cat door put in for her cat ASAP can anyone recommend a person to do this please ?

11 days ago

Local spray free Fruit

Tina from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Hi I am looking to buy local fruit. Preferably just ripe or under ripe. Black boy peaches, golden peaches, Feijoa, lemons, gooseberries. Please advise if you have a surplus to sell. Over ripe fruit is not needed.

2 days ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Recovery from Bulimia

Do you have a secret life where food is concerned? Have you used compulsive exercise, laxatives or vomiting to try and control your weight? Have you tried every available bulimia treatment out there? Do you find it exhausting trying to maintain a ‘normal’ weight? Find out… View more
Recovery from Bulimia

Do you have a secret life where food is concerned? Have you used compulsive exercise, laxatives or vomiting to try and control your weight? Have you tried every available bulimia treatment out there? Do you find it exhausting trying to maintain a ‘normal’ weight? Find out how our bulimic members have turned their lives around through the Twelve Steps of AEA.

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2 days ago

Have you seen this pest plant?

Environment Canterbury

Purple loosestrife/Lythrum salicaria
- Rapidly invades damp ground and shallow water.
- Overtops native species with dense bushy growth.
- Is an upright, perennial that can grow to 3m high.
- Has long purple/pink flower-spikes appear at the end of the stems, Dec-Feb.
- Leaves are in pairs,… View more
Purple loosestrife/Lythrum salicaria
- Rapidly invades damp ground and shallow water.
- Overtops native species with dense bushy growth.
- Is an upright, perennial that can grow to 3m high.
- Has long purple/pink flower-spikes appear at the end of the stems, Dec-Feb.
- Leaves are in pairs, opposite each other.
- The stems are usually square in cross-section.
- Leaves and stems die back in winter to re-emerge in spring.

Report pests using the Find-A-Pest app, or by contacting us direct on 0800 324 636 or biosecurity@ecan.govt.nz.

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