“No door to door sales” signs to be given legal status

“Do not knock” signs put out by homeowners to deter door-to-door salespeople are to be given legal standing backed by big fines. Salespeople who ignored “Do no knock” signs would face fines of up to $10,000, and their employers would face fines of up to $30,000. The “Do not knock” law was included in the … Continued

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Christmas and New Year Holiday Hours

Age Concern Canterbury’s office will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday, 20th December 2019 and will reopen at 9.00am on Monday, 6th January 2020. The Board and Staff of Age Concern Canterbury wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to working with you again in 2020.

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Masters Games heading for Dunedin

The New Zealand Masters Games is an annual multisport event which will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand from the 1st to the 9th of February 2020. Competitors do not need to be an elite athlete to compete and do not need to qualify. For most sports the minimum age starts at 30 years, and … Continued

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Super Gold Card App launched today

The SuperGold smart phone app is launched today.   The  app is the easy way to find discounts and offers when you’re out and about. It’s also a good way to find discounts near you, whether you’re close to home or travelling in New Zealand. The SuperGold app doesn’t replace your SuperGold card. You still … Continued

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The Breeze Walking Festival 2019

The Breeze Walking Festival provides a chance for all Cantabrians to put some spring in their step and explore their region, from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October 2019. Festival programmes will be available at Christchurch City Council libraries and Service Centres or by visiting What’s on from 19 August. https://www.ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/whats-on/show/2883 While about half … Continued

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2019 local body elections

The next local body elections will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019. In Christchurch this includes elections for Christchurch City Council and Community Boards, Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board. The election will be held by postal vote and voting papers will be delivered from 20 September 2019. Voting closes at noon … Continued

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Let’s Get Learning

Organisers of this year’s Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga have issued a call to action – Let’s Get Learning! and during the first week of September hundreds of events will showcase adult learning all over the country. Whether it’s te reo, sign language, cartooning or cooking, people will be able to ‘get learning’ something … Continued

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New Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for heaters

The Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes has been offering grants for insulation since July 2018.  Thanks to generous contributions from organisations in our community, the cost to homeowners has been free or low cost in many areas. From 1 July 2019, Warmer Kiwi Homes also offers lower-income homeowners grants for heaters. Grants will cover two thirds … Continued

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Canterbury Eartquakes Insurance

If you still have an unresolved insurance claim from the 2010/11 earthquakes, the newly-established Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal can help bring your claim to a conclusion – fairly, speedily and inexpensively. You can apply to the Tribunal if you: • are the homeowner • have an unresolved insurance claim relating to the Canterbury earthquakes of … Continued

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