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34 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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34 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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34 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.
Have your say

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35 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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35 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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36 days ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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36 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 before 14th March at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal

T&Cs apply
Find out more

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37 days ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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37 days ago

HOMED Saturday March 6th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Wow! check out all the amazing listings that hit the market this week!

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37 days ago

HOMED Saturday February 27th

Julia Gailey Reporter from Homed - The Press

Check out all things Christchurch and property below...

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37 days ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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40 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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42 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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40 days ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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40 days ago

Distressed garden shelves

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

Create more space in your garden with these handy garden shelves. Try out an easy to create distressed paint effect using two Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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