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55 days ago

Seven key reasons you need a will

Public Trust

When we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz… View moreWhen we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the seven key reasons you need a will. Check out the article in the link below.

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55 days ago

Proposed plan expands Rangiora and Kaiapoi, allows more medium density housing

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Rangiora and Kaiapoi would have 450 hectares of land to build new housing on – and more space for medium density developments – under a newly proposed district plan.

About 15,000 new homes need to be built in the North Canterbury district over the next 30 years, according to the Waimakariri … View more
Rangiora and Kaiapoi would have 450 hectares of land to build new housing on – and more space for medium density developments – under a newly proposed district plan.

About 15,000 new homes need to be built in the North Canterbury district over the next 30 years, according to the Waimakariri District Council.

The existing district plan, effectively a rulebook for where different types of developments can happen, has been in place since 2005.

The council is currently consulting with the community on the new plan. It has already received about 70 public submissions. Continue reading here.

Photo: Rural land north of Northbrook Rd, Rangiora which is earmarked for development under a proposed change to the Waimakariri District Council’s district plan.

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56 days ago

Why choose Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem?

Organic Crop Protectants

All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up … View more
All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up to 50L of spray). Eco-neem is also free of solvent residues found in some other neem products (check for hazard diamond icons on products labels, these may indicate the presence of solvents).
Find out more

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56 days ago

Christmas isn’t cancelled

Christmas Box

For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a … View more
For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a little certainty to those struggling right now. Sponsor a Christmas Box today.
Find out more

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56 days ago

In challenging times, you’re in good hands

Charles Upham Retirement Village

Every Ryman retirement village is a supportive community where residents can thrive – even in difficult times.

While we observe strict safety protocols, we’ve found ways to make sure our residents can stay connected.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll always find a warm welcome at … View more
Every Ryman retirement village is a supportive community where residents can thrive – even in difficult times.

While we observe strict safety protocols, we’ve found ways to make sure our residents can stay connected.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll always find a warm welcome at Ryman.

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56 days ago

Hanmer Springs desperate for summer staff as shortage leaves operators cutting hours

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Tourism hotspot Hanmer Springs is calling for a fresh supply of workers over summer, with retail, tourism and hospitality venues all desperately seeking staff.

A housing shortage and transient workers have meant several operators have needed to reduce their hours, despite being fully booked for … View more
Tourism hotspot Hanmer Springs is calling for a fresh supply of workers over summer, with retail, tourism and hospitality venues all desperately seeking staff.

A housing shortage and transient workers have meant several operators have needed to reduce their hours, despite being fully booked for the upcoming season.

Alan McNabb owns and operates five venues in the village – Monteith’s Brewery, Finn’s Irish Pub, Roasted Bean Cafe, Fire and Ice Restaurant and the Alpine Village Inn.

He said despite last summer setting record visitor numbers in the tiny North Canterbury tourist town, they can’t find return workers.

“It’s horrific. I’ve lost 13 staff over the last three weeks and am about to lose another three chefs. We’ve cut opening hours so we can give the few staff we do have breaks.

“I need at least another 10 to 15 staff to get through this summer, but I have nowhere for them to stay either.” Read more here.

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57 days ago

When does NZ move to the 'traffic light system'?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying … View more
Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying Covid-19 was not going to be eradicated from New Zealand.

“The hard truth is that Delta is here and not going away,” Ardern said.

While Aucklanders will finally see an end to New Zealand’s longest lockdown, those in other parts of the country could face far more restrictions if they have not been fully-vaccinated.

Read more here.

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57 days ago

2 matching light shades charcoal colour

Lawrence from Rangiora

As new were used as staging to sell a home. These were also seen on “The Block” auction

Price: $100

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57 days ago

Sheep shearing

Stuart from Eyrewell Forest

Hey neighbours can anyone recommend a sheep shearer - it’s only for two lambs, so not a big job - need someone local so I don’t have to spend a fortune on fuel costs to get someone out here - many thanks

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57 days ago

Airbeds

Bibby from Rangiora

1single airbed and 1 double airbed still in box unopened.
$20--$30

Negotiable

57 days ago

Buying a new home or investment property?

Climate Insights - Canterbury & West Coast

Hi Neighbours,
Over the last 12 months there were 15,580 houses sold in Canterbury & West Coast; 54% of recently surveyed Kiwis said they would take climate change into account before purchasing.

Let us help you make an informed decision before buying in Canterbury & West Coast. … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Over the last 12 months there were 15,580 houses sold in Canterbury & West Coast; 54% of recently surveyed Kiwis said they would take climate change into account before purchasing.

Let us help you make an informed decision before buying in Canterbury & West Coast. Get your climate risk report today - ready in 5 minutes!

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57 days ago

Floating inflatable fun park with ecological twist to open near Christchurch

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A new aqua fun park not only aims to bring a summer of fun to Kaiapoi but will also teach children about ecology.

The WHōW charitable trust has been granted consent to operate a 160-metre inflatable fun park on Courtenay Lake.

Kaikanui​ Aqualand will open on Saturday and run until the end of … View more
A new aqua fun park not only aims to bring a summer of fun to Kaiapoi but will also teach children about ecology.

The WHōW charitable trust has been granted consent to operate a 160-metre inflatable fun park on Courtenay Lake.

Kaikanui​ Aqualand will open on Saturday and run until the end of March. It has consent to operate from October to March each year for the next three years.

The aqua park has been six years in the making and is a transitional project to build support for the trust’s other main project – the development of a whitewater, surf, and cable wake park next to the Kaiapoi River in the east regeneration area.

A single 50-minute session at the fun park will cost $30, but WHōW vice chairman Jason Mill​ said a youth price would soon be available, as well as early-bird specials.

He said children from low-decile schools across the area would be offered the chance to play at the park for free. They would also be given an ecology lesson at the same time, and would have the opportunity to plant trees around the lake.

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58 days ago

Canterbury, meet your 2022 Kiwibank Local Hero Medallists

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

From volunteering with the Coastguard to bringing communities together through reducing food waste, you may recognise one of these champions going above and beyond to make your neighbourhood a better place.

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58 days ago

Independence + support = balance

Charles Upham Retirement Village

We all value our independence, however over time our needs can change. Assisted-living apartments balance an independence lifestyle in a stylish apartment alongside support that makes life easier. Housekeeping, a chef-prepared meal, activities and outings, it’s the perfect balance.

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60 days ago

Raspberry Plant Sale (Clutha, Heritage and Lewis) Sat 20.11.21 @ 1pm

Richard from Rangiora

Fantastic raspberry plants ($5, $10, $15, $20)
Today, Saturday 20.11.21
Extra discount for $20+ purchases.
4 East Belt, Rangiora
Approx 60 plants
Starts at 1pm
Also a thornless blackberry, some strawberries and few tomato seedlings.

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