61 days ago


Arthur from Rangiora

Tomorrow, Sat 27th Nov I will have my Raupo Seed Head Garden Sculptures at the Church Street Community Market from 9 am to 1.30pm. Plain heads are only $12.50 each, heads with Paua dot light catchers are only $15.00 each. Phone 03 745 91 49 Rangiora


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11 minutes ago

Collector seeks rare bottles

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Simon-Peter Svensson has been stuck under floorboards in his quests to collect old and rare bottles over the past two decades.

The Rangiora man says while the bottles primarily represent history they are also attractive.

Svensson's passion was sparked when he was about 10 years old by his brother-in-law who also collected bottles and the hobby soon spread through the family.

Now, with a private museum collection of more than 500 bottles on display, by appointment, in a 40 foot shipping container, Svensson is particularly eager to get his hands on more Temuka Brewery bottles from the early 1900s, made of stone. Continue reading here.

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15 hours ago


Sylvia from Kaiapoi

Hello neighbours, we have just purchased a 9meter bus to change into a house bus. The closest place to use for storage is just over 20km away. Closer ones will not allow us to work on the initial stages until it will be completed. We are looking for a safe place to park the bus so we can work on it until completed . Should be in approx one year. We have all the gear needed and power tools are battery operated tho at times we will use a generator for some power tools. . Days will be weekdays OR weekends. So access needs to be freely Available please. Times will be daylight hours not nighttime. The bus needs to be on a fairly level gravel or hard surface. Lawn is not suitable. We are offering weekly payment by negotiation. 0278567891 Sylvia & Steve