Kaikoura, Kaikoura

19 hours ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

21 hours ago

Canterbury regional council rates could jump more than 24 per cent

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the … View more
The average Christchurch ratepayer could be an extra $250 a year out of pocket if steep regional council rate hikes thought to be one among the highest in the country are brought in.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is proposing increasing rates by either 24.5 per cent or 18 per cent, to cover the fallout of the Government’s new freshwater regulations.

This would be on top of district council rate rises, such as Christchurch City Council’s proposed five per cent increase, leaving many concerned about the combined toll of the cost to ratepayers. Read more here.

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3 days ago

SNOWFLAKES in February in North Canterbury

Sandi from Hurunui District

Whats wrong with our men in north Canterbury? Are they all snowflakes? Afraid to get their hands dirty? A young lady in Amberley Countdown carpark on Saturday had a flat tyre and whilst she was trying herself to get the nuts off they had been put on by machine and no amount of jumping up and down… View moreWhats wrong with our men in north Canterbury? Are they all snowflakes? Afraid to get their hands dirty? A young lady in Amberley Countdown carpark on Saturday had a flat tyre and whilst she was trying herself to get the nuts off they had been put on by machine and no amount of jumping up and down on the tyre tool could get them undone. She had asked a couple of young guys for help.. to no avail.. they were in a rush they said.... as they sauntered off into the shops! She was just about in tears when along came a knight in shining armour who helped her out getting tools from his car to get the nuts undone and then helping her get the tyre off and the new one on.. This man could hardly walk himself and struggled to get one knee on the ground to do the job.. whilst other young men walked by them. How do I know this? because this knight was my husband heading towards 70 years of age with a heart condition and in need of a hip replacement. Yet HE still managed to stop and help whilst all the snowflakes walked by. The age of chivalry is not dead BUT the younger generations need to step into the shoes of the older ones to carry on being MEN. So to all you snowflakes out there it is not that we women cant DO things it is sometimes just a matter of strength. Policemen used to help with these sort of things but they are too busy giving people speeding fines to be real policemen looking after the people . So come on YOUNG men show us you have some balls, it was just a nut that needed undoing she wasnt asking for a kidney ! So I will say THANK YOU to my husband for his kindly deed even if he was in pain for the rest of the day

15 hours ago

Shopping and recycling

Coral Stewart from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

Joyce has found some seriously funky boots! Why not pop in and see if you can find a treasure or two.

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1 day ago

Our Hometown

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and … View more
Good morning Cantabrians,

Copies of The Press's special 10th anniversary earthquake supplement Our Hometown are available from The Press reception at 158 Gloucester Street. The 28-page magazine profiles business survivors and quake heroes, heritage which has survived and been lost and considers how our city's leadership has changed.

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3 days ago

HOMED Saturday 20th February

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

What's your favorite Canterbury property from this week's issue of HOMED?
Click the link below to choose

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1 day ago

Wooden Dresser For Sale

Kristen from Blenheim

Wooden dresser complete with lined cutlery drawer, unlined drawer, shelves and drinks cabinet. There is a small amount of damage at side, (refer 3rd photo), otherwise good condition.
Measurements: height - 1800mm, width - 1220, depth - 380mm

Price: $45

14 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Summer dresses

Coral Stewart from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

Pretty summer dresses for these gorgeous summer days. If you are looking for something cute and cool pop in and see us at the Blenheim Red Cross shop 14 Maxwell Road.

7 days ago

Decade since Christchurch Earthquakes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people … View more
Kia kaha Canterbury! Have you got any messages of support?

February 22 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquakes.

With uncertainties surrounding commemorations due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, the Christchurch City Council will live stream the event so that people worldwide will have to opportunity to pay their respects.

The council has worked closely with the Quakes Families Trust to create a memorial service that will acknowledge and commemorate those that lost their lives and all that have endured hardship due to the disaster.

“We want people, no matter where they are in the world, to feel part of the commemorations so we will be live-streaming both the national memorial service on 22 February and the free concert – Ōtautahi Together – on 28 February,” says Christchurch City Council Civic and International Relations Manager Matt Nichols.

185 Cantabrians lost their lives when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at a depth of 5km near south-east Christchurch in 2011.

Share your messages of support below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Northern Outlook.

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3 days ago

Opening hours

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

The Volunteer Marlborough office is open from 10am till 2pm every weekday! Pop in and see us ... or make an appointment to meet with us outside of our office hours (fb.com... or call 035779388)

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4 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

Find out how you can Grow your Business with Neighbourly Premium
Find out more

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6 days ago

Only one month to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to… View more
This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients

The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.

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7 days ago

Luxury Lifestyle Living at The Peppertree

Jodi Mcmurtrie Reporter from Homed - Marlborough Property Express

Read about this stunning property and many other Marlborough properties in this week's Homed publication.

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7 days ago

Looking for volunteers to join your group?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Are you part of a group, not-for-profit organisation, or a project that is looking for volunteers? We can help!⁠

Volunteer Marlborough membership gives your organisation access to…⁠
> FREE Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Service. ⁠
> An opportunity to profile your … View more
Are you part of a group, not-for-profit organisation, or a project that is looking for volunteers? We can help!⁠

Volunteer Marlborough membership gives your organisation access to…⁠
> FREE Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Service. ⁠
> An opportunity to profile your organisation on our website, enabling potential volunteers to find out more about your organisation.⁠
> Advertisements⁠
> Groups of volunteers for specific projects through our Employee and Group Volunteering Programmes.⁠
> Advice and Support Service in all aspects of volunteering and volunteer management.⁠
> Training & networking for Coordinators of Volunteers.⁠
> Bi-monthly newsletter⁠
> Opportunity to take part in the annual Community Volunteer Awards. ⁠


Get started by clicking the 'read more' button below.

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10 days ago

Auckland to move to Alert Level 2, rest of New Zealand to move to Alert Level 1

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert … View more
UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert Level 1 with Auckland moving to Alert Level 2.
- These restrictions will be reviewed February 22.
- There has been an additional 1 case confirmed, with the positive case a member of the same household bubble.
- New locations of interest have been loaded on the Ministry of Health website.
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UPDATE
16 February
1.09pm

There are no new community cases Ashley Bloomfield confirmed in a 1pm update today. There are no new cases in MIQ facilities.
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UPDATE
15 February
4.20pm

Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- The Prime Minister says there's a variety of scenarios on how the virus got into the community. To date, health officials are still attempting to establish the source of the outbreak.
- 42 people have been identified as close contacts.
- The first batch of Pfizer vaccines - 60,000 doses - arrived this morning on a Singapore Airlines flight.
- Vaccines will be offered to border and MIQ workers from this Saturday.
- This will be the largest vaccine programme in New Zealand's history, Jacinda Ardern says.
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UPDATE
February 15
1.36pm

The Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation. There are no new community cases.
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UPDATE
February 15
8.18am

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the first two February cases are the highly infectious UK strain. There is no link to any MIQ infections.
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All regions outside Auckland have moved to Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation at 7.00pm Sunday, announcing all regions excluding Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tonight.

Here's what you need to know:
- Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.
- Mask use is encouraged when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing.
- From 11.59pm tonight, travel to Auckland will no longer be possible with the heightened alert level - unless you are returning home.
- The full list of rules under Alert Level 2 can be found here.
- Here's the full list of locations of interest where the cases visited.

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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