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11 days ago

Tell us your Canterbury favourites

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.

Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best wineries to visit, activities to try (adventure park, swim spots etc) or anything… View more
As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.

Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best wineries to visit, activities to try (adventure park, swim spots etc) or anything else that you enjoy to do in our backyard.

Please leave submissions of your favourite summer foods/places/activities and where to find them below in the comments, or by emailing reporters@press.co.nz

5 days ago

Why it’s important to choose an executor for your will.

Public Trust

When it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on … View moreWhen it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the importance of an executor for your will.
Check out the article in the link below.

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5 days ago

WANTED Twin Tub Washing Machine in good working order

Sandi from Hurunui District

I have limited water in summer and a flow rate too slow for modern machines to activate. I therefore need to find an old fashioned twin tub washing machine. BUT.. I got one off Trade Me that works BUT whilst the washer is a good size the spin drier "hole" is small. I can get a queen … View moreI have limited water in summer and a flow rate too slow for modern machines to activate. I therefore need to find an old fashioned twin tub washing machine. BUT.. I got one off Trade Me that works BUT whilst the washer is a good size the spin drier "hole" is small. I can get a queen sheet in the washer OK but not in the spinner. Does anhonehave a late model twin tub that has a decent capacity spinner? I bought a new Haier chinese made piece of c**p. The size of OK BUT the lint filter broke after a few uses, it wont ger spinning most of the time it harbours dirty stinking water that comes back into the washer even if you have emptied it out there is always some left. A good old F & P with the right size spinner capacity is all I need then I can have clean clothes that are not stretched out of shape by my current Chinese model that covers everything in link ! Can anyone help? WAs there a guy in Woodend that did old machines up? I am sure there was an article in the paper about him but that was a good while ago

5 days ago

Dust off that camera...

The Team from Stuff

Calling all avid photographers! Our annual Summer Snap competition has kicked off.

We’ve teamed up with Canon for another year to give away six EOS Canon cameras, valued up to $2,699, to the most deserving amateur photographers.

Snap your summer between now and 31 January, choose one of … View more
Calling all avid photographers! Our annual Summer Snap competition has kicked off.

We’ve teamed up with Canon for another year to give away six EOS Canon cameras, valued up to $2,699, to the most deserving amateur photographers.

Snap your summer between now and 31 January, choose one of our six categories and head online to stuff.co.nz/summersnap to enter!

Our categories are:
- Great Outdoors
- People and Communities
- Kiwi Summer
- Thrill and Adventure
- Urban Life
- Bach and Backyard

Show us what your neighbourhood (and beyond) has to offer and and you could be taking your next photos with your very own Canon EOS.
ENTER NOW

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6 days ago

Nursery move

Goughs Nurseries

Just a quick note to advise on nursery developments since last post. We've moved to the property next door. We're now located at 1033 Tram Rd (no signage - very discrete), down a shared driveway - we've yet to open our own entrance, so please be aware that my neighbours have shown me… View moreJust a quick note to advise on nursery developments since last post. We've moved to the property next door. We're now located at 1033 Tram Rd (no signage - very discrete), down a shared driveway - we've yet to open our own entrance, so please be aware that my neighbours have shown me great leniency until we sort that issue out. Setting up a nursery on a new site is taking some time - but we're getting there. We're still pumping out plants for our retail clients - but we've also expanded in to contract growing natives for our rural clients - and we've made a bit of a name for ourselves in the process. Check out Sarah Perriam's podcast chat with our onsite biodiversity consultant Sue McGaw pod.co...

6 days ago

Ducklings

Beau from Oxford

13 ducklings in need of a new home.
Between 2 and 5 weeks old.
Mix of Kahki Campbell and Pekins.
Asking $5 each but very negotiable as need them gone asap.

Negotiable

6 days ago

Stand up Comedy Thursday at 5 Stags

Tina from Swannanoa - Ohoka

It that time again. Need something to do this week for a work do. Don't just have drinks come to 5 Stags instead for Stand up Comedy night. This week we have an NZ comedy Award legend headlining for us. This is a once in a year chance to see JADWIGA perform. Show starts at 7:00 tickets at the … View moreIt that time again. Need something to do this week for a work do. Don't just have drinks come to 5 Stags instead for Stand up Comedy night. This week we have an NZ comedy Award legend headlining for us. This is a once in a year chance to see JADWIGA perform. Show starts at 7:00 tickets at the door. Just $10.00.

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7 days ago

Nearly 120 years later, TG Macarthy continues to help those in need

Public Trust

Since its inception in 1912, and with the support of our Charities team TG Macarthy Trust continues to help New Zealand communities by awarding grants to not-for-profit organisations. Read about what the trust is getting up to, almost 120 years after it was established.

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7 days ago

Large Sunbeam food processor

Viv from Kaiapoi

I have a large sunbeam food processor in need of a new bowl, the motor is in perfect condition, but cannot work without the bowl. All bits are there. Free

Free

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7 days ago

Cycle Carrier

Rose from Rangiora

The carrier takes one or two bikes. Pulls apart for storage. Good strong carrier. As new. No longer required. phone 02108346945.

Price: $80

7 days ago

How much light does your houseplant need?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

If you've ever struggled with this question, houseplant collector Moira West (400 indoor plants and growing!) has the answers.

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7 days ago

Heading to the bach this summer?

Climate Insights

Summer is nearly here and for many folks it is time to head to the beach. Whether you have your own batch or rent one it can be interesting to know about sea level rise, risk posed by storms, and of course tsunami.

With the Climate Insights property report you can get information on all three … View more
Summer is nearly here and for many folks it is time to head to the beach. Whether you have your own batch or rent one it can be interesting to know about sea level rise, risk posed by storms, and of course tsunami.

With the Climate Insights property report you can get information on all three ocean-related events. With easy to read graphs and insights for reducing your family's and a property's risk it is an essential part of your coastal awareness toolkit.
Download your Property Climate Report

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10 days ago

Weatherpro

Brian from Rangiora

Last night on seven sharp a weather man recommended a weather app, weatherpro. I put it on my phone and it changed all my settings. A friend of mine had the same problem. It is also hard to delete. Be wary.

8 days ago

Picked in the morning, on your plate for lunch

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Read about this Dunedin cafe where vegetables from the kitchen has been grown by the owner. The staples of pumpkins, beetroot, cabbage and carrots do well here, he says, with a wide variety of other crops including spring onions, kohlrabi, celery, fennel, kale, potatoes, … View more
Dear neighbours,

Read about this Dunedin cafe where vegetables from the kitchen has been grown by the owner. The staples of pumpkins, beetroot, cabbage and carrots do well here, he says, with a wide variety of other crops including spring onions, kohlrabi, celery, fennel, kale, potatoes, silverbeet, leek, mint and herbs. Yummy!

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9 days ago

"The Life and Times of a Rangiora Kid"

Norma from Rangiora

Local author Tom McLaren has written his humorous autobiography. His talk on this book at the Waimakariri Library has been postponed until February due to Covid but people are interested in purchasing it for Christmas gifts. It has 567 pages of photographs and stories of local identities and events… View moreLocal author Tom McLaren has written his humorous autobiography. His talk on this book at the Waimakariri Library has been postponed until February due to Covid but people are interested in purchasing it for Christmas gifts. It has 567 pages of photographs and stories of local identities and events during Tom's Rangiora life from 1936. $40 a copy. Queries to Norma or Tom 033137451 or mclaren.norma585@gmail.com

Price: $40

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