Loburn, Loburn

36 days ago

Pre-loved teddies helping children cope with Covid induced anxiety

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Wednesday neighbours,

They were once forlorn teddy bear orphans, discarded to a charity shop – until a mother and daughter realised they could be the key to helping children cope with anxiety.

Nicky Buist​ and daughter Jaz​ Lotz​ have been re-purposing pre-loved soft toys by … View more
Happy Wednesday neighbours,

They were once forlorn teddy bear orphans, discarded to a charity shop – until a mother and daughter realised they could be the key to helping children cope with anxiety.

Nicky Buist​ and daughter Jaz​ Lotz​ have been re-purposing pre-loved soft toys by weighting them with sand and lacing them with lavender as a calming strategy for overwhelmed children.

Passionate about helping young people, the pair wanted to help combat what they see as an increasing need to help parents find ways of dealing with their child’s feelings of anxiety and sadness.

A month ago they formed Weighty Warriors after trials with weighted teddy bears proved successful with the children they worked with.

They have since begun selling the soft toys around New Zealand, including to schools in Auckland and Rolleston.

Read the full story by clicking 'Read more' below.

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33 days ago

House for sale

Suzie from Hurunui District

Spacious 160sqrs new build only 2 years old low maintenance 2 bedroom brick and tile fully fenced tastefully decorated two toilets Jack and jill bathroom walk in robe, chef's kitchen large 5x5 lounge onto large sunny deck good sized double garage room for trailer no lawns heatpump quality … View moreSpacious 160sqrs new build only 2 years old low maintenance 2 bedroom brick and tile fully fenced tastefully decorated two toilets Jack and jill bathroom walk in robe, chef's kitchen large 5x5 lounge onto large sunny deck good sized double garage room for trailer no lawns heatpump quality drapes and fittings large 1200x1000 shower fully landscaped look at offers over 580000.00. Handy to beach doctors shopping schools wineries etc, quiet culdisac nice neighborhood 40mins to Christchurch 25mins to Rangiora 2 hours to Hamner springs 5mins to beaches fantastic climate rainfall less than 650mm per year a thriving community market days every weekend for local produce a great place to live.

Price: $580,000

34 days ago

Lead contamination forces recall of sugar products

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Six sugar products have been recalled by major manufacturers due to lead contamination.

Raw and brown sugar products by Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths are affected, and have been sold at retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand through October to November 4 2021.

In a statement, … View more
Six sugar products have been recalled by major manufacturers due to lead contamination.

Raw and brown sugar products by Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths are affected, and have been sold at retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand through October to November 4 2021.

In a statement, MPI said that that the food safety risk from these products is low, and informed customers who have bought these products to not consume them.

Here's what you need to know:

NAME OF PRODUCT
- Chelsea brand Raw Sugar (500g, 1.2kg, and 4kg)
- Chelsea brand Soft Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg)
- Pams brand Raw Sugar (1kg)
- Pams brand Soft Brown Sugar (1kg)
- Woolworths brand Raw Sugar (500g and 1kg)
- Woolworths brand Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg)

BATCH MARKING
- Chelsea brand Raw Sugar (500g, 1.2kg, and 4kg): Lot 21271 through to Lot 21303
- Chelsea brand Soft Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg): Lot 21280 through to Lot 21293
- Pams brand Raw Sugar (1kg): Lot 21270 through to Lot 21302
- Pams brand Soft Brown Sugar (1kg): Lot 21272 through to Lot 21303
- Woolworths brand Raw Sugar (500g, and 1kg): Lot 21274 through to Lot 21281
- Woolworths brand Brown Sugar (500g, and 1kg): Lot 21278 through to Lot 21303

The recall does not affect any other Chelsea brands of sugar or any other products manufactured by these companies.

Customers are encouraged to get in touch with their retailer to get a full refund.

To find out more about this recall, please visit the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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34 days ago

Meet the 2 Hawke's Bay gardeners up for our 2021 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They want to create an app to make it easier for gardeners to share and swap crops and seeds. Read their story and don't forget to vote!

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34 days ago

Paint it orange with Resene for Arthritis New Zealand!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rangiora

Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood … View more
Buy any orange Resene testpot 60 ml at your local Resene owned ColorShop in November 2021 and Resene will donate $1 to Arthritis New Zealand!

The more orange testpots you buy, the more will be donated. Offer applies to all retail purchases of Resene orange testpots (includes metallics and wood stains) at Resene owned ColorShops.

Help us help our fellow kiwis.

Find your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops

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34 days ago

Sheep

Lynda from Woodend

Thick sheep skin
Approximately 1m long and 50cm wide
About 10cm thick

Price: $100

35 days ago

More amazing gardeners up for the 2021 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

These Palmerston North green thumbs ensure hospice patients and their families get to enjoy flowers, foliage and fragrance. Read their story, then don't forget to vote for them!

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37 days ago

Open Mic Comedy at 5 Stags Rangioria

Tina from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Its almost that time for comedy at 5 Stags. The boys from Dunedin are back to entertain you. We are hoping some newbies show up and take the mic for the first time. Crash course comedy workshop is on Nov 18 at 5 Stags sign up today. Can Do Comedy on Facebook.

39 days ago

CARS DAMAGED VICKERY & PARNHAM

Sylvia from Kaiapoi

Everybody we heard a nasty noise last night about 230 we are watching a movie got up this morning and the damage to 6 cars that we know of so if you’re in this area and you were at a party (apparently there’s one on the main street I don’t know I was told). We’ve got video surveillance but … View moreEverybody we heard a nasty noise last night about 230 we are watching a movie got up this morning and the damage to 6 cars that we know of so if you’re in this area and you were at a party (apparently there’s one on the main street I don’t know I was told). We’ve got video surveillance but we’re not going to put that publicly but I’ll pop a couple of photos to show the damage it’s a case of some EFFING idiot putting the boot in the cars .. the silver car is not mine .. the red car is .. if you’ve got any info
thanks guys
We’ve notified the police

36 days ago

SH1 detour near Kaiapoi for five nights

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

People heading north out of Christchurch from Sunday (November 7) after 7 pm will face a short detour near Kaiapoi.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says work will be under way from 7pm to 6am in the Lineside Rd/Smith St overpass area for about five nights. Contractors will be installing temporary … View more
People heading north out of Christchurch from Sunday (November 7) after 7 pm will face a short detour near Kaiapoi.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says work will be under way from 7pm to 6am in the Lineside Rd/Smith St overpass area for about five nights. Contractors will be installing temporary steel barrier to create a safe work site.

“The detour will take drivers to the Lineside Rd/Smith St offramp, across the overpass, and back onto the motorway using the northbound on-ramp,” journey manager Tresca Forrester says. “It will be well signposted.”

Temporary traffic lights on the overpass will be used to ensure safe access for drivers using Smith St and Lineside Rd, as well as the SH1 detour.

The southbound lane of SH1 will remain open, with a temporary speed limit of 50kmh past the work site.

This work is part of the SH1 Cam River to Tram Rd Safety Improvements Project, designed to improve the safety and resilience of the highway north of Christchurch.

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36 days ago

Meet the 2021 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year finalist from Matakana

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Trish Allen is giving away her garden harvest -- again! During the 2020 lockdown, she gave away over 140kg in fruit from her home orchard. This year, she didn’t have fruit to swap but her vegetable garden was packed with winter crops. “I had masses of broccoli, cauliflower, kale, silverbeet and… View moreTrish Allen is giving away her garden harvest -- again! During the 2020 lockdown, she gave away over 140kg in fruit from her home orchard. This year, she didn’t have fruit to swap but her vegetable garden was packed with winter crops. “I had masses of broccoli, cauliflower, kale, silverbeet and French sorrel. So I gave out a lot of parcels of those to anyone I knew who needed it.”

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36 days ago

Rangiora Christmas events cancelled

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, Rangiora Promotions has made the "heart-breaking" decision to cancel the Christmas Celebration Night, the Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade and the McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega's Christmas Party in the Park.

In a statement on its Facebook page on … View more
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, Rangiora Promotions has made the "heart-breaking" decision to cancel the Christmas Celebration Night, the Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade and the McAlpines Mitre 10 Mega's Christmas Party in the Park.

In a statement on its Facebook page on Tuesday, Rangiora Promotions said the team had been working hard to find a way to proceed, but had been forced to cancel the events.

"Unfortunately, much like many other businesses and events around the country, we are susceptible to the impacts of the current pandemic and it's associated alert level restrictions, the latter of which has made it logistically impossible for us to proceed as planned," it said.

"We are keenly aware of the impact the loss of these events will have on our community, as well as the disappointment our generous sponsors and supporters will feel. We are sad for all of the stall holders, float entries, vendors, entertainers and local businesses who have invested many hours and much effort. However, the difficult decision had to be made."

Let's hope these great community events can return in 2022!

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37 days ago

Anyone local who fixes sun umbrellas?

Dawn from Rangiora

The rope has broken in our large umbrella, wondering if anyone local in North Canterbury fixes these? Have emailed and phoned a company based in Ellesmere but haven't heard back from them.

37 days ago

Slope Heated Towel Rail NEW standing

Sylvia from Kaiapoi

BRAND NEW Goes perfectly of course!
model PTTR80 it’s a standing towel rail just plug it into a standard plug. I used it for a couple of nights to dry some clothing just to make sure it goes perfectly fine
BRAND NEW!!
COLLECT KAIAPOI

Price: $25

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37 days ago

Meet Alexandria Lindsay, our 2021 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year finalist from Waitara

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Alexandria Te Ripeka "Pearl" Lindsay (Te Āti Awa o Taranaki) started gardening to grow her own food -- and now she's growing food for her community too.

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