Somerfield, 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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1 day ago

Lock or key

David from Somerfield

I am restoring a rather sweet 1930's desk. However the only part missing is the key. Either I need a new key made or a replacement lock(with key) of similar vintage.
Does anyone have an idea who could help me find what I need?
Size is 2" x 1.5: x .5" stamped with " SECURE 2 … View more
I am restoring a rather sweet 1930's desk. However the only part missing is the key. Either I need a new key made or a replacement lock(with key) of similar vintage.
Does anyone have an idea who could help me find what I need?
Size is 2" x 1.5: x .5" stamped with " SECURE 2 Lever" "Made in England

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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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3 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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11 hours ago

Support your local news

Mags4Gifts

Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations… View more
Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations evolve.
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22 hours ago

Honey + Honey Products For Sale

Neil from Halswell

100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00
HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our … View more
100% NATURAL, 100% RAW, 100% PURE, 100% Kiwi locally produced, honey and bee products including......

CLOVER 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00
MANUKA 500g $17.00 250g $10.00
THYME 500g $13.00 250g $8.00
HONEY DEW (Runny Honey) 5kg $60.00 1kg $15.00 500g $7.50 250g $5.00

HONEY DEW DROPS - Try our delicious and extremely popular Honey Dew Drops - great for soothing sore throats. These are available in Blackcurrant, Lemon and Mint. JUST $9.50 per box or 3 boxes for $24.00 (for a limited time)

BEESWAX available for those Food Wraps, wood/leather polish or to use as a lubricant/waterproofing agent 100g JUST $5.00 or 1kg for just $20.00

HONEY COMB 300g $17.50 or 2 for $25.00

BLACKCURRANT + HONEY SPREAD ($15.00 for 375gm) and BLACKCURRANT + HONEY CONCENTRATE ($10.00 for 250ml).

We also have great gift ideas, including HONEY GIFT BOXES made up of 3 x 140g glass jars (1* Manuka; 1* Honey Dew; 1* Creamed Clover) in a lovely gift box - JUST $20.00

PICK-UP FROM REARSBY DRIVE IN HALSWELL.

To place an order or for more information please contact Neil on 322-1998 / 027 2886859

Negotiable

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1 day 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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2 days ago

Good morning Gyus,

Jagat from Hillsborough

Do you know your local cafe IN SITU open for Breakfast on Saturday. Unit 2/ 239 Opawa Rd., Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022

Looking forward to see you.

Have a great day.

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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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2 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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3 days ago

Ottoman

Jacqui from Halswell

Ottoman - brown faux leather 100 x 100 cm, height 40 cm. Ok condition, has rips on 3 corners.

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3 days ago

STOLEN VAN

Derek from Beckenham

STOLEN VAN
Last night (25/02) someone stole our beloved windsurfing / camper van from Ford Road, Opawa, Christchurch. It’s a pretty distinctive vehicle with an extra wide roof rack, roof box and kayak holders. Also has halogen headlight bulbs which give a blueish tint.
Please let me know if … View more
STOLEN VAN
Last night (25/02) someone stole our beloved windsurfing / camper van from Ford Road, Opawa, Christchurch. It’s a pretty distinctive vehicle with an extra wide roof rack, roof box and kayak holders. Also has halogen headlight bulbs which give a blueish tint.
Please let me know if you see it anywhere.

1998 Nissan Caravan
Silver / beige
CZZ757
Former Price Brothers Builders signage still visible on rear
Blue painted interior, with velcro around windows
Side door on drivers side has a dent in the bottom left
NZMCA Sticker on bottom right of passenger side. Member number: 67266 on display

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