People warned to stay away from beaches, rivers and floodwaters

Te Mana Ora (Community and Public Health) is warning people to avoid contact with beaches, rivers and floodwaters for two days.   Dr Matthew Reid, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says the recent heavy rain has resulted in added pressure on sewerage systems, and overflows into many waterways.   “Flood waters may have been contaminated … Continued

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Out patients appointments postponed

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury to postpone outpatient appointments to free up staff to work in acute care New measures to alleviate the pressure on health services in Waitaha are being put in place, says Dr Peter Bramley, Interim District Director, Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury. A System Wide Incident Management Team (IMT) has been … Continued

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Age Concern has launched a new brand

Age Concern has launched a new brand to attract new people through their doors, but its core business of supporting older kiwis to live their best lives will still be their key focus. Age Concern New Zealand unveiled the new logo on 1 July at Parliament in an event hosted by the Hon. Dr Ayesha … Continued

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Volunteer Week celebrated with lunch and recipes

Age Concern Canterbury celebrated International Volunteers Week with a lunch for all our volunteers in the Silks Lounge at Addington Raceway Our organisation is fortunate to have over 300 volunteers who; drive our minivans, assist with social outings, visit isolated people, host our clients, and undertake a variety of other roles to ensure our services … Continued

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Winter illness placing pressure on health system

Multiple winter illnesses placing pressure on health system; more than 155,000 COVID-19 cases recorded in Canterbury   Canterbury has now recorded more than 155,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with almost 1000 new cases recorded today. Multiple winter illnesses continue to place pressure our health system.   Vaccination and healthy habits are the … Continued

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Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert

Annual test of Emergency Mobile Alert system is taking place next Sunday The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place between 6 and 7 pm on Sunday 22 May 2022. An alert will be broadcast to all capable phones. The test of Emergency Mobile Alert allows us to evaluate the system, cell … Continued

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Increase in Service Provider Rates

Age Concern Canterbury regrets to advise that due to increased costs overall, our service provider charges will be increasing from April 1, 2022. The new rates are: Cleaner                     $27 per hour Gardener                  $30 per hour Lawnmowing      … Continued

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Edgeware Postal Agency to close

We have been advised that the NZ PostShop, located in Kiwi Bookshop, 76 Edgeware Road, Saint Albans, will be permanently closing on Friday 25th March. The owner of the bookshop has decided to close their business. In preparation for the closure, the PO Boxes at this agency will be relocated on Monday 14th March to … Continued

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The Eldernet Group proves SMEs are thriving against the odds

Turning 25 is an occasion every business should celebrate. Yet it will be a particularly significant milestone for The Eldernet Group, given the company has spent the previous decade operating from one of the suburbs hardest hit by the Christchurch earthquakes. Like many other businesses around the country, it has also successfully navigated the past … Continued

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Supermarkets putting vaccinations on Cantabrians’ shopping lists

The push to increase Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccination rates is continuing with PAK’n SAVE Wainoni and New World Ferry Road set to make receiving a vaccine even more accessible.   Both supermarkets have teamed up with Canterbury DHB’s vaccination team to host community clinics in their car parks on the following days and times over the … Continued

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