Papanui, Christchurch

14 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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4 hours ago

Vege. and Herb Pod Planter

Chris from Papanui

Size 1.200 m x .900 mm, raised 1.100 m off the ground, or any other lower height. For easy access if you can’t bend very well or bad knees. Made in used or new timber
Comes with frost type cover and hinge type lid. Hose water system extra. The used timber one’s are $50.00 cheaper. Made to … View more
Size 1.200 m x .900 mm, raised 1.100 m off the ground, or any other lower height. For easy access if you can’t bend very well or bad knees. Made in used or new timber
Comes with frost type cover and hinge type lid. Hose water system extra. The used timber one’s are $50.00 cheaper. Made to order.
Phone 0275493828, welcome to have a look

Price: $425

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4 hours ago

Colour steel tin

Chris from Papanui

348mm wide (cover) 1.800 long. Two sheets in total. Colour steel
ph. 0275493828 neg.

Price: $20

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4 hours ago

Scarf

Chris from Papanui

Size 500mm x 1560mm, near new, very good condition.
ph.0275493828

Price: $16

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4 hours ago

Queen Size Duvet.

Chris from Papanui

Reasonable condition, inner only ( no cover)
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Price: $25

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4 hours ago

Glass Jug

Chris from Papanui

good condition, holds a Pint.
ph. 0275493828

Price: $8

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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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13 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.

13 hours ago

Make your own modernist art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

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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15 hours ago

Halloween Zumba!

Halie from Zumba 4 U Christchurch

Trick or treat! Join us on Saturday 31st October for a fun and spooky Halloween Zumba class! We'll have lollies, scary songs, and of course Halloween dress-up is encouraged! 9am at Marshland School, 11 Te Korari St!

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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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17 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
19 hours ago

Uniform

Aneta from Avonhead

Size 4 Russley School uniform in good condition.

Price: $20

2 days ago

Riddle me this!

NumberWorks'nWords Burnside

What kinds of dogs and how many of each kind does Troy have? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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