Sockburn, Christchurch

1 hour ago

‘It’s not a shed’, say landlords after one-bedroom property provokes ire online

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It’s been branded a “glammed-up garden shed”, but a $420 per week one-bedroom Christchurch property will be snapped up by the end of the week, say the owners.

The newly-built 42-square-metre home in Nayland St, Sumner, is close to the shops and two blocks from the beach.

But some locals … View more
It’s been branded a “glammed-up garden shed”, but a $420 per week one-bedroom Christchurch property will be snapped up by the end of the week, say the owners.

The newly-built 42-square-metre home in Nayland St, Sumner, is close to the shops and two blocks from the beach.

But some locals questioned the weekly rental cost after the Trade Me listing was shared on the suburb's community Facebook page. Continue reading here.

1 day ago

Sign up for The Antidote: 5 happy things to read about each day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute… View more
Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute puppy, the UK's longest-married couple, and Stewart Island's "savage" New Year's Eve here. If you'd like the Antidote delivered direct to your inbox, sign up here.

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18 hours ago

Tech Support and Computer Repairs

Andrew King from The Computer Trainers - Tech Support

Looking for user-friendly computer repairs and tech support? I can help with technical support, troubleshooting, virus removal, data recovery and generally just making technology work.

Andrew King
021 116-7074

1 day ago

Care without compromise at The Bellevue.

Oceania

Nestled on leafy Windermere Road, you’ll discover a friendly community at The Bellevue. Marie has experienced it first-hand, telling us, “this is the place I’ve been able to make friends.”

Reflecting on when she first moved to the leafy village, Marie says, “Sarah (Guest Service … View more
Nestled on leafy Windermere Road, you’ll discover a friendly community at The Bellevue. Marie has experienced it first-hand, telling us, “this is the place I’ve been able to make friends.”

Reflecting on when she first moved to the leafy village, Marie says, “Sarah (Guest Service Manager) got to know me in the first week. I had dinner with her.” Adding with a smile, “The chef here is absolutely marvelous.”

But Marie’s social life isn’t limited to delicious dinner dates; there’s always something happening at The Bellevue. “Sarah gets to know the residents and what they want to do. Everyone is different and has different needs. She’ll arrange things for what we want to do.”

Our Care Suites not only offer both Rest Home and Hospital care but feel like home too, with a living area, kitchenette and ensuite. And Marie couldn’t be happier. “I love my room. I have a little outside patio area. I can boil the jug and make myself a cup of tea and I can entertain friends. I have miles of photos up. I like having lots of photos around me.”

At The Bellevue, Marie has found that feeling many of us are searching for, “I wake up every morning and feel good.”

To learn more about our Care Suites, with Rest Home and Hospital care, visit oceaniahealthcare.co.nz.
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1 day ago

Sign up for Quick Charge - our new EV newsletter

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates … View more
Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates on our various long-term tests and other bits and pieces that have caught our eye.

Sign up (it's free!) here.

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2 days ago

Get decorating and save with the Resene Save the GST Value sale!

Resene

Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't … View more
Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't have a card, you can sign up free online, www.resene.co.nz/diycard, or while you are in store.

Offer available at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers until 1 February 2022.
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4 days ago

Free Tai Chi / Qigong Introduction Workshop

Sandy from Aidanfield

Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme

Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: 7 - 8:45 pm, Wed 26 Jan.
Qigong Workshop: 10 -11:45 am, Wed 26 Jan and Thu 27 Jan

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons … View more
Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme

Tai Chi/Qigong Workshop: 7 - 8:45 pm, Wed 26 Jan.
Qigong Workshop: 10 -11:45 am, Wed 26 Jan and Thu 27 Jan

Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons Road, Aidanfield, Christchurch

Welcome to Experience Gentle, Flowing Meditative Movements with Energy Healing

Discover a great natural “medicine” to heal the body, mind and spirit
Gather the universal energy for rejuvenation
Enhancing your health, immune system, spine, flexibility, serenity, relaxation, pelvic floor muscles, core strength, energy, wellbeing and inner joy

Space limited, booking essential; Vaccine pass required
Register now with Sandy: sandyjsky@gmail.com

Qigong is an ancient Chinese holistic therapy. It is the foundation to Tai Chi, but relatively simpler than Tai Chi.
Qigong includes dynamic and static forms.

Zhineng Qigong emphasises moving meditation rather than static meditation.
It uses the consciousness, body, breath, sound vibration and universal Qi(energy) to bring about positive transformation of the body, mind and spirit.

Tai Chi is Qigong and martial art which promotes centering and harmony - a blending of the inner and outer, the mind and body, feminine and masculine.


“Since beginning Qigong, my asthma gradually got better, and my breathing has improved. I no longer take any medication for asthma.
My food intolerances have gradually resolved and I can now eat most of the foods that used to cause problems for me.
My energy levels have improved and my right hip pain is hardly noticeable.
My body feels light and I can often feel the qi moving through.
I feel much calmer and any anxiety I had is gone.”
~ Vicki Parr

“The gentle movements stretch every muscle in my body although they look very simple. My muscles feel stronger, and I am mentally stronger too. While practicing, I feel the sense of “unity with the universe.”
~ Susan Sky

“Through regular qigong practice, my back pain is healed and my spine is more flexible. I had also been suffering severe shoulder pain for months. Just like a miracle, after one qigong class the pain had gone. The pain did come back a couple of days later, but much milder. After regular practice, I am pain free. This was a wow fact for me. I LOVE the feeling of connection to the Universal Qi, and would like to share qigong with others.”
~ Graham Good

Regular Classes:
Wed
10 ~ 11:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 2 Feb.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Qigong beginners class starts 2 Feb.

Thu
10 ~ 1:45 am Qigong class starts 3 Feb.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Tai Chi/ Qigong beginners class starts 3 Feb.

Qigong CDs, Qigong books and Tai Chi DVDs are available for your better improvement.

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4 days ago

Tai Chi Class - Exercising with Energy

Sandy from Aidanfield

Tai Chi for Joy Class – starting from 1pm, Monday, 24th of Jan
Welcome to try your first class for FREE!
Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme

Venue: Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road, Christchurch
Time: … View more
Tai Chi for Joy Class – starting from 1pm, Monday, 24th of Jan
Welcome to try your first class for FREE!
Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme

Venue: Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road, Christchurch
Time: Mondays, 8 classes a term

Improving balance, posture, memory, flexibility, energy, immune system, relaxation, and well-being and proven to prevent falls, protecting bones and joints.

Free 1st visit: Come and try the graceful Tai Chi movements
~ the combination of yoga, gentle stretching, energy healing and meditation ~

Contact your teacher: Sandy Email: sandyjsky@gmail.com

Beginners: 1~ 2 pm
$80 per term ($10) or $12 casual,
$64 per term ($8) or $10 casual for Community Service card or SuperGold card holders
Practising Warm-up, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Rotating Tiger or Shaking Plumes (Qigong)

Experienced: 1 ~ 2:30 pm
$112 per term ($14) or $16 casual,
$96 per term ($12) or $14 casual for Community Service card or SuperGold card holders
Practising Yang style Tai Chi - 8 form and 24 form, Tai Chi Kungfu Fan during the last 30 min

What to bring:
1. Vaccine pass
2. We will sit down about 10 min in between to read a Qigong book (Qigong is the foundation to Tai Chi). If you need reading glasses, please bring them with you.
3. Drinking bottle: a thermal one is suggested
4. Wear comfortable clothes with a pair of flat-soled shoes.

4 days ago

Umbrellas wanted

Kathleen from Upper Riccarton

Hi all I am looking for large umbrellas please don't care if damaged etc I wanting to put them next to and over rabbit cages in the hot weather please I can pick up

Free

4 days ago

Get to know your customers in 2022

The Team from Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

How well do you know your customers? That might seem like a redundant question but let’s dig a little deeper.

Do you know their age? Their income? The values that resonate with them? Where do they live? Do they have a family? How do they like to spend their spare time?

As … View more
Hi Neighbour,

How well do you know your customers? That might seem like a redundant question but let’s dig a little deeper.

Do you know their age? Their income? The values that resonate with them? Where do they live? Do they have a family? How do they like to spend their spare time?

As you answer these questions (and as many others as you can come up with) you’ll start to build clear customer personas that will help you tailor the experience you provide to fit the needs of your customers.

We’ve got a whole series of bite-sized videos on customer personas and customer experience waiting for you over on our website, so if 2022 is the year you take your business to the next level head on over and get started today!

The Team at Digital Boost
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5 days ago

The special bond between a search and rescue handler and their dog

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Emma Milburn​ and Dart have been a search and rescue tag team for nearly a decade.

But as bearded border collie Dart, 13, gets older, she soon faces retirement, bringing an end to the special career shared between her and her handler.

The pair have been through a lot together. … View more
Hi neighbours,

Emma Milburn​ and Dart have been a search and rescue tag team for nearly a decade.

But as bearded border collie Dart, 13, gets older, she soon faces retirement, bringing an end to the special career shared between her and her handler.

The pair have been through a lot together. Milburn did all of Dart’s search and rescue training herself, pretty much everyday for eight years straight. The time and dedication it took to train a dog to be operational in search and rescue tasks was often overlooked, Milburn said.

Please click 'Read more' below for the full story.

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5 days ago

Succulent trough

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hornby

It’s easy to create this simple blue succulent trough with a little bit of help from Resene testpots.
Find out how to create your own.

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6 days ago

OBSESSED WITH FOOD

Oa from Overeaters Anonymous

Do you continually think about food or link it with your emotions.

We can help you.

Why not contact us on 03 365 3812

Or

Visit our website for more information
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7 days ago

End in sight for Riccarton Rd roadworks, after five years and $49 million

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

More than five years after contractors first started ripping up Christchurch’s busy Riccarton Rd, the city council says no more work is planned along the 3.2-kilometre stretch.

Since September 2016, the council has spent about $49 million refurbishing and modernising the street, which stretches … View more
More than five years after contractors first started ripping up Christchurch’s busy Riccarton Rd, the city council says no more work is planned along the 3.2-kilometre stretch.

Since September 2016, the council has spent about $49 million refurbishing and modernising the street, which stretches from Hagley Park to Church Corner.

The work has added bus and cycle lanes, made safety improvements to intersections, and replaced scores of old wastewater and water pipes that had reached the end of their usable life.

The final phase of work involves laying new pipes under a 1.7km stretch of Riccarton Rd between Matipo St and Hansons Lane.

The city council's infrastructure, planning and regulatory services general manager, Jane Davis, said this phase would be completed by the end of February.

It would take until the end of March to complete most projects in surrounding streets, she added.

“[After this], we do not have any roadworks or major maintenance planned for Riccarton Rd,” Davis said, though she pointed out that, as with any road, unplanned work could arise.

8 days ago

Covid-19: Casino among raft of locations of interest after new community cases

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Eight new locations of interest – including a casino, department store and icecream shop – have been identified in Christchurch after two new cases of Covid-19 in the region were announced on Tuesday.

The locations included Christchurch Casino on Victoria St, visited between 9.30pm last … View more
Eight new locations of interest – including a casino, department store and icecream shop – have been identified in Christchurch after two new cases of Covid-19 in the region were announced on Tuesday.

The locations included Christchurch Casino on Victoria St, visited between 9.30pm last Wednesday and 12.30am the following day, TANK Juice Bar in Cashel Square on Hereford St between 3.51pm and 4pm, and the Christchurch Adventure Park and Cafe in Cracroft between 3.40 pm and 6.30 pm on Thursday.

Anyone who visited the locations during the listed times was asked to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days after being exposed.

The same advice was issued for anyone who visited the popular Riverside Market on Oxford Tce between 4.29pm and 5pm last Wednesday, Rollickin Gelato Cafe on Cashel St on the same day between 5pm and 5.05pm, or Ballantynes department store on Cashel St between 4.11pm and 4.31pm.

Anyone who visited Kathmandu on Colombo St in central Christchurch on the same day between 3.40pm and 3.50pm or Kmart on Riccarton Rd on Thursday between 7.45pm and 8.30pm should also self-monitor for symptoms.

The Ministry of Health advised anyone who developed symptoms to stay home until a negative test result was returned.

10 days ago

Teen looking for work

Nadia from Ilam

Hello,

My name is Cayla Roberts. I am 15 years old. I am looking to make myself some pocket money to get me ready for the work force next year as soon as i am old enough. I am a year 11 in high school. I dont go back until February 2nd. I can offer babysitting, gardening, odd jobs, dog walking … View more
Hello,

My name is Cayla Roberts. I am 15 years old. I am looking to make myself some pocket money to get me ready for the work force next year as soon as i am old enough. I am a year 11 in high school. I dont go back until February 2nd. I can offer babysitting, gardening, odd jobs, dog walking anything that i may be able to help with. If you know of something please message this page and my mum will pass on my number to you. Many thanks

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