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26 days ago

SPOTSWOOD HALL COUNTRY MARKET - SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Janine from Hurunui District

THE SPOTSWOOD HALL COUNTRY MARKET IS ON AGAIN ON SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER FROM 10AM TO 2PM. Our venue is located in the rural settlement of Spotswood approximately 10 minutes north of Cheviot on State Highway One. We're also heading OUTDOORS for our Saturday 20 November Market and have some … View moreTHE SPOTSWOOD HALL COUNTRY MARKET IS ON AGAIN ON SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER FROM 10AM TO 2PM. Our venue is located in the rural settlement of Spotswood approximately 10 minutes north of Cheviot on State Highway One. We're also heading OUTDOORS for our Saturday 20 November Market and have some top quality stalls for you to browse and pick up some fantastic Christmas gifts for those hard-to-buy-for family members and friends. Our Market is relaxed and friendly with a great atmosphere and stalls include collectables, books, repurposed homewares, preserves, arts and crafts, plants, fabulous hats for men, women and children, concrete garden ornaments, room perfumery, lingerie, locally produced hand-dyed wool, perfumed soy melts .... and heaps more. You'll also be able to sustain yourself with a delicious coffee from the Number Eight Cafe coffee truck along with something delicious to eat if you're feeling peckish. Lots of handy parking and free entry to this indoor and outdoor market.

See you there!!

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26 days ago

Public meeting in Hurunui over Government's proposed Three Waters reform

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hurunui mayor Marie Black says Sunday’s gathering at the Glenmark Rugby Grounds will provide a forum for locals to discuss their concerns.

“Hurunui District Councillors have unanimously adopted a statement opposing the Government’s Three Waters Reform. We know however, that the council’s … View more
Hurunui mayor Marie Black says Sunday’s gathering at the Glenmark Rugby Grounds will provide a forum for locals to discuss their concerns.

“Hurunui District Councillors have unanimously adopted a statement opposing the Government’s Three Waters Reform. We know however, that the council’s voice alone isn’t enough. Ratepayers have real issues with the proposed reforms and Sunday’s meeting is all about giving them a voice," she said in a statement.

Black said there was a real sense that water assets belonged to the community.

“Pipes were literally laid by hand by locals in the 1950s and 1960s, when land owners were given the choice to chip in and pay for new infrastructure or pay in manual labour. It means that for many farmers today, it was their fathers and grandfathers who actually built their water systems.”

“There’s a real lack of understanding in Wellington about how important the ownership of water assets is to our community.”

Black said the proposed reforms also ignored the importance of local knowledge.

“Most farmers know exactly who their utilities person is. If they have a problem, they call them and it is fixed. Having these local relationships is priceless.”

Hurunui District Council chief executive Hamish Dobbie said the reforms opened the door to the future privatisation of water assets.

He believed people had lost total faith in the democratic process.

“Government initially promised councils we would have the chance to opt out of the proposed reforms but have since gone back on that promise. It’s clear that it now comes down to people power and giving our local community the opportunity to be heard.”

Event details:
Glenmark Rugby Grounds
2.30pm to 4pm (Speeches will begin at 2.30pm)
Sunday, November 14

The event will be available to watch virtually via Facebook Live on the Hurunui District Council FB page.

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29 days ago

Cheap supermarket brands worth it?

Cornelis (Casey) from Oxford

Recently I have been made very aware that cheap brands are sometimes not worth the money saved. I will never buy cheap potato chips in blue bags again as they have such a lot of moisture in them in the form of ice crystals By the time you sort that out there are only half the chips left, Another … View moreRecently I have been made very aware that cheap brands are sometimes not worth the money saved. I will never buy cheap potato chips in blue bags again as they have such a lot of moisture in them in the form of ice crystals By the time you sort that out there are only half the chips left, Another one is cheap toiletpaper, Much better to buy the brand made with recycled paper. Like to hear other peoples opinion on what they consider bad buys! maria.

28 days ago

Angry mayors 'seek audience' with prime minister over water reforms

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Mayors across New Zealand are mobilising against the Government’s push to force water reform on councils.

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon is leading the charge, and has drafted a letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeking “an audience” with her to discuss different approaches to the three … View more
Mayors across New Zealand are mobilising against the Government’s push to force water reform on councils.

Waimakariri mayor Dan Gordon is leading the charge, and has drafted a letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeking “an audience” with her to discuss different approaches to the three waters reform.

The Government announced late last month it was bringing in legislation to create four publicly-owned entities to control drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

These services have traditionally been the core business of 67 councils across New Zealand, and the mandate has caused almost universal outrage among them.

Gordon said he had asked mayors and councils if they wanted to co-sign his letter because it was imperative the views of the sector were accurately and fully represented.

“We owe it to our communities to play an active role in any change which will affect them.”

Read more here.

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27 days ago

The Ultimate Alternative to school!

Vision College

Does your teen disengage at school? At Vision College, we offer the ‘Ultimate’ alternative to school!

The Ultimate programmes are free and designed for 16-19 year olds who didn’t enjoy school and are looking to gain skills and insight towards a pathway for their future. Ultimate offers the… View more
Does your teen disengage at school? At Vision College, we offer the ‘Ultimate’ alternative to school!

The Ultimate programmes are free and designed for 16-19 year olds who didn’t enjoy school and are looking to gain skills and insight towards a pathway for their future. Ultimate offers the opportunity for students to earn NZQA qualifications, credits towards NCEA Level 1 and 2, and explore a range of practical study and career tasters.

We are enrolling now for 2022!

Click here to find out more about Ultimate and to enrol your teen.
Find out more

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27 days ago

NORTH CANTERBURY RIDING FOR THE DISABLED - WHITE ELEPHANT/HORSE GEAR SALE

Lin from Kaiapoi

PLENTY OF BARGAINS - WITH ALL PROCEEDS TO A WONDERFUL CAUSE - 21ST NOVEMBER, 2021 11.00 AM TO 3.30 PM OUR PREMISES 4B MILLTON AVENUE - SHINGLE ROAD OFF ASHLEY STREET BESIDE SHOW GROUNDS HEADING TOWARDS STOP BANK. COME AND HAVE A GOOD LOOK AROUND AND PICK UP A LITTLE SOMETHING.

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27 days ago

Rimu storage unit

Aline from Kaiapoi

Beautiful Rimu unit - rope rails, great for bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, wherever you need extra storage. Great condition. Pick up Kaiapoi

Price: $40

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28 days ago

RECYCLED SUPER MARKET BAGS

Arthur from Rangiora

WANTED, we need more recycled supermarket bags in our op shop, THRIVE. We are the Rangiora branch of Christchurch City Mission. We are in the Gables arcade at the public carpark end beside New World Supermarket. THANK YOU in advance.

28 days ago

Kōwhai magazine is out now!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food … View more
In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food brings people together, so follow Manu’s guide to creating the most delicious platter to share with your friends and whānau.
Read our free online copy

28 days ago

School shorts

Cherise from Rangiora

Hi is anyone in need of blue navy school shorts? I have two size 7 boys shorts. It is too small for my boy. Still in good condition. He was not able to make good use out of them. He grew too fast. Would like it to go to someone who can make use of them.

Price: $30

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28 days ago

First Light Natural Health De-Stress Support Flower Essence

Rae from Reiki with Rae Certified Practitioner & Natural Beauty Products

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® therapy is the highest frequency nature-based vibrational medicine system available. It is distinctive as it can address the many underlying energetic root causes of the numerous issues people experience today, including physical, emotional, mental and … View moreFirst Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® therapy is the highest frequency nature-based vibrational medicine system available. It is distinctive as it can address the many underlying energetic root causes of the numerous issues people experience today, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual

Negative condition: Stress, overwhelm, irritability, worry
Positive outcome: Poise, confidence, tranquillity, peace

An emotionally calming flower essence blend to support clarity, peace and confidence when feeling stressed or under pressure. Supports a balanced approach, multi-tasking skills, inner resourcefulness and calmness. Supports you to unwind and relax. Helps those who experience the stress of the every day life or who live a high paced busy life - ‘busy life syndrome.’

I have other flower essences - De Tox, Trauma, New Beginnings, Chakra Balance, Aura Cleanse, Weight Support, Mothers Supports, Confident Kids, Strong Teens & Confident Teens Support.

Made in New Zealand

Size 20ml Oral Spray. It can take up to two months to establish energetic alignment and changes within the holistic being, we recommend taking the flower essences for at least two months.

Pickup is available in Rangiora or purchase from my website: www.immersioncosmetics.co.nz...

Price: $28

31 days ago

Cleaner available

Jal from Shimmer and shine

Are you looking for a cleaner i would be happy to help i am fully insured,police checked,fully covid vaccined and have ex refs due to high demand i have now extended my hours so now have more spaces available get in quick as these wont last . Feel free to contact me on 021790856 or visit … View moreAre you looking for a cleaner i would be happy to help i am fully insured,police checked,fully covid vaccined and have ex refs due to high demand i have now extended my hours so now have more spaces available get in quick as these wont last . Feel free to contact me on 021790856 or visit www.shimmerandshine.co.nz...

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29 days ago

Swan plaints

Liz from Kaiapoi

Young swan plaints for sale $ 2 each or 3 for $5 .
Pick in in Matthews st Kaiapoi

Negotiable

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29 days ago

cell phones, old

Doug from Rangiora

collection of 14 old cell phones, 9 chargers, some manuals, 3 pagers, 1 scanner , as shown in photos, pickup from Rangiora, offers

Negotiable

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29 days ago

Jeffrey Archer books

Doug from Rangiora

4 titles, excellent condition, pickup from Rangiora. $25 for the 4 books. ph 027 6626242

Price: $25

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