Geraldine, Geraldine

35 days ago

Calling all painters

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether … View more
Hey neighbours,
are you using the long weekend to tackle that long-over due reno? Or do you have a project you'd love to do in your home or garden but don't know where to start?

The experts at Resene are offering to help answer all your painting and decorating questions. Whether it's how to choose the right type of paint to cover a stain, how to go about planning a mural, or how long you really need to spend on sanding down that woodwork, they're happy to help.

Send us your question at homed@stuff.co.nz or leave it in the comments and we'll put the best questions to the Resene team (please note: we may not be able to answer every single question). The answers will be published in an article on Stuff ahead of the long weekend.

If you don't want us to use your comment or name on Stuff, please mention that in your post.

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33 days ago

It's NZRC National Annual Appeal Week!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

Want to donate to our Red Cross Appeal but can’t find any of our street collectors in your area?
Stop by your local Red Cross Shop, and we’ll help you get this sorted!
Just approach one of our friendly Red Cross Shop volunteers by the till and let them know that you wish to donate to the Red … View more
Want to donate to our Red Cross Appeal but can’t find any of our street collectors in your area?
Stop by your local Red Cross Shop, and we’ll help you get this sorted!
Just approach one of our friendly Red Cross Shop volunteers by the till and let them know that you wish to donate to the Red Cross Appeal.

To find the Red Cross Shop near you, click the link below to visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you!

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35 days ago

Silver travellers and their dollars are propping up the tourism industry

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Semi-retired Alexandra lawyer Gordon Rayner is a prime example of the Kiwi “silver” travellers who are propping up the tourism industry.

His overseas itinerary for 2020 was supposed to include a sailing trip to Fiji, watching wildlife in the Australian outback, rafting in Russia and a road … View more
Semi-retired Alexandra lawyer Gordon Rayner is a prime example of the Kiwi “silver” travellers who are propping up the tourism industry.

His overseas itinerary for 2020 was supposed to include a sailing trip to Fiji, watching wildlife in the Australian outback, rafting in Russia and a road trip through the United States.

Instead, the 63-year-old and wife Mary Tritt visited Northland and the Marlborough Sounds, sailed the Hauraki gulf, made eight mountain biking and cycle trail trips, fished on charter boats in the Bay of Islands, and spent $24,000 on a bucket-list cruise to the subantarctic islands.

Have you switched your holiday plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you visited part of New Zealand you haven't been to before - or for a long time - or are you planning to? Read more about NZ's 'silver' travellers here and tell us about your experiences in the comments below.

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35 days ago

NZ House & Garden Tours are coming to Christchurch!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

With rescheduled tour dates, this is your chance to secure tickets to the previously sold-out NZ House & Garden Tours in Christchurch! The tours will now take place this week, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March.

The self-driven tour includes 8 homes, featuring a Richmond home rebuilt as a … View more
With rescheduled tour dates, this is your chance to secure tickets to the previously sold-out NZ House & Garden Tours in Christchurch! The tours will now take place this week, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March.

The self-driven tour includes 8 homes, featuring a Richmond home rebuilt as a perfect replica of a historic mansion destroyed in the earthquakes, a restoration that featured on Grand Designs NZ, as well as a beach-front property that boasts an eight-car garage.

With only a few ticket holders not able to make the new tour dates, we only have a limited number of tickets available, so be sure to purchase your tickets quickly to secure your place on this tour!
Buy tickets

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35 days ago

Win NZ House & Garden Christchurch Tickets!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Hey Neighbours! Fancy exploring some of the most beautiful homes in Christchurch this weekend?

Well you're in luck! Share your favourite painting or styling tip in the comments and go into the draw to WIN a double pass to our Christchurch NZ House and Garden Tours, courtesy of our friends at… View more
Hey Neighbours! Fancy exploring some of the most beautiful homes in Christchurch this weekend?

Well you're in luck! Share your favourite painting or styling tip in the comments and go into the draw to WIN a double pass to our Christchurch NZ House and Garden Tours, courtesy of our friends at Resene.

Please put what tour date you would like to attend or if you can attend either date let us know in the comments!

We have FIVE double passes in to give away for both our Friday (19th) and Saturday (20th) tours so plenty of chances to win! Winners will be drawn Wednesday Afternoon.

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36 days ago

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own community. 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Today we remember the victims, families and communities affected on 15.03.2019

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36 days ago

SuperSeniors

The Team from Office for Seniors

Consumer groups are warning seniors to be vigilant when being invited to join discount clubs with seemingly 'exclusive' offers.

Senior Advantage charges an upfront yearly fee of $39, claiming on its website that members can "save up to 70% at almost every store in New Zealand".… View more
Consumer groups are warning seniors to be vigilant when being invited to join discount clubs with seemingly 'exclusive' offers.

Senior Advantage charges an upfront yearly fee of $39, claiming on its website that members can "save up to 70% at almost every store in New Zealand". However, TVNZ 1 News, along with Consumer NZ, have voiced concerns.

For more information and advice, read our article in the latest SuperSeniors newsletter: bit.ly...

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40 days ago

Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021

Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB… View more
Do you know we help everyone? Some people get a bit stuck on our name, but you don’t have to have NZ citizenship to use our service. We’re here for everyone, no matter your nationality, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality… (or other wonderful identifying feature of a person!).

Join us for CAB Awareness Week 8-14 March 2021, where we celebrate 50 years of serving the community.

www.cab.org.nz...

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36 days ago

Annual Fund Raiser - Ashburton Aviation Museum .

Kevin from Ashburton District

Only 2 weeks to our Fundraising night at the Ashburton Event Centre , 27th March at 7.30 pm. We need to full the thearter for this Hypnosis Act, $200.00 raffel of grocery vouchers on evening.

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37 days ago

Win a $20k advertising package

2degrees

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving Canterbury businesses the chance to win a $20,000 advertising package.

Apply now at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal.

Hurry, entries close this Sunday 14/03. T&Cs apply.
Find out more

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39 days ago

Open Days!

Burlington Village

Join us neighbours for this weekend’s open days!

Come along and view Burlington’s new stage of houses, learn about the comprehensive range of care options and try out Spritely- our healthcare monitoring device!

Burlington offers an exclusive intermediate care option called Spritely. These… View more
Join us neighbours for this weekend’s open days!

Come along and view Burlington’s new stage of houses, learn about the comprehensive range of care options and try out Spritely- our healthcare monitoring device!

Burlington offers an exclusive intermediate care option called Spritely. These are remote healthcare monitors which gives residents the ability to record, track and communicate temperature, blood pressure, pulse and symptoms remotely to the village telenurse or their GP.

Pop down to 171 Prestons road this Saturday and Sunday. See you then!

For your own personalised tour, phone Louise (027 614 4170) or Jackie (027 397 8226).
Find out more

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39 days ago

Letters to Home

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

In commemoration of Anzac Day, The Press is looking for letters sent home during wartime with a view to publishing a selection as part of our Anzac Day coverage. We will only take a copy so please be assured your letters will remain with you. If you have letters you would like to … View more
Hi neighbours,

In commemoration of Anzac Day, The Press is looking for letters sent home during wartime with a view to publishing a selection as part of our Anzac Day coverage. We will only take a copy so please be assured your letters will remain with you. If you have letters you would like to share, please email details including who wrote them, who received them, when they were sent and any interesting details about the circumstances or content. Send to grant.shimmin@stuff.co.nz

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39 days ago

Fast-tracked Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Managed Isolated and Quarantine (MIQ) and border workers and their families will be vaccinated by the end of March.

Immunising the second group, New Zealand’s 480,000 frontline healthcare workers, and 234,000 people living in “high-risk settings” like rest homes has already begun, and will … View more
Managed Isolated and Quarantine (MIQ) and border workers and their families will be vaccinated by the end of March.

Immunising the second group, New Zealand’s 480,000 frontline healthcare workers, and 234,000 people living in “high-risk settings” like rest homes has already begun, and will continue until May.

The third round of vaccinations will be for all other people aged 75 or over, then those over 65, then people with pre-existing health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory conditions and cancer. The Government hopes to begin vaccinating this group – 1.7 million people – in May.

The rest of the population, two million people, will start receiving the vaccine from July.

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40 days ago

Consultation on the draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31

Environment Canterbury Regional Council

The Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) invites the public to make submissions on its draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31.

The draft Long-Term Plan sets out the activities, priorities and work programmes Environment Canterbury is proposing to deliver over a 10-year period. It also … View more
The Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) invites the public to make submissions on its draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31.

The draft Long-Term Plan sets out the activities, priorities and work programmes Environment Canterbury is proposing to deliver over a 10-year period. It also outlines the costs and how they could be funded.

For more information about the options being proposed, review the Consultation Document and draft Long-Term Plan 2021–31 (or supplementary information). You can find out more and download these documents here, view a copy at your local library or call Customer Services on 0800 324 636 to
request a copy.

Making a submission
You may make a submission on the proposed changes:
• Online at haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/LTP
• By email to mailroom@ecan.govt.nz using ‘LTP submission’ as your email subject
• By video using the online submission form
• By post to LTP submission, Freepost 1201, PO Box 345, Christchurch 8140.
Submissions close Sunday 11 April.
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41 days ago

Get decorating and $ave!

Resene

$ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to use, or what prep is … View more
$ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to use, or what prep is required, Resene staff can help you every step of the way.

Resene products are designed and made in NZ and have been since Resene started in Wellington over 75 years ago.

Come in and get inspired to make the most of your home.
Learn more

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