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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Covid-19 Vaccinations at home in Canterbury

COVID-19 vaccination home visits are available for people who experience significant barriers to getting vaccinated at existing clinics or events. First, please check www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz/ clinics to find information on vaccination locations, including disability events, drive-ins, drop-ins, General Practices, Pharmacies, and Māori and Pasifika-focused services. The website above also includes information about transportation options. The Metro … Continued

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Cantabrians urged to get vaccinated on Super Saturday

With Summer just eight weeks away we need Cantabrians who haven’t already received their COVID-19 vaccinations to get them now, so we can enjoy everything a classic Kiwi summer has to offer.   Approximately 82 percent of our eligible enrolled Canterbury population is now either fully vaccinated, has had a single dose or is booked … Continued

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Vaccination roll out steps up another gear in the Selwyn District

Canterbury DHB and the Selwyn District Council are pleased to be able to confirm a series of drop-in vaccination clinics for Waikirikiri Selwyn.   Three community pop-up events will take place at: 12pm – 6pm Wednesday 29 September, Rolleston Community Centre 12pm – 6pm Thursday 30 September, Rolleston Community Centre 9:30am – 2pm Friday 1 … Continued

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Canterbury DHB makes changes to visiting at its facilities under Delta Alert Level 2

   Dr Helen Skinner, Canterbury DHB Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) Controller has made the following announcement about changes to Hospital visiting under Delta Alert Level 2 Following New Zealand (apart from the greater Auckland region) moving to ‘COVID-19 Delta Alert Level 2’, Canterbury DHB has made changes to its visitor restrictions. Under Delta Alert Level … Continued

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Free COVID testing is also available through many General Practices as well as at Community-based Testing Centres in Canterbury

Canterbury Health Laboratories, part of Canterbury DHB, processed more than 4000 COVID-19 test swabson Friday – a record for local testing. This included swabs taken at the drop-in CBTCs (community-based testing centres) and in general practice.   Dr Helen Skinner, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, Canterbury DHB says this is a great cross-system … Continued

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Advice from CDHB in Alert Level 4

Information for visitors and patients Canterbury DHB will reinstate its no-visitor policy across all facilities from 11:59 tonight in line with the Government’s Alert Level 4 lockdown announcement. There are some exceptions which are outlined below. Unless you have been contacted by phone to advise that your planned (elective) surgery is going ahead tomorrow, please … Continued

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Lives being saved by bowel screening

Twenty people have had cancers confirmed and many others have had pre-cancerous lesions removed since the National Bowel Screening Programme started in Canterbury.   Kits started being delivered in volume in December last year, and by the end of March 16,705 kits had been sent to people aged 60 – 74 who had recent birthdays. … Continued

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Changing from Cheques help from SDC

Selwyn District Council to host Changing from Cheques – Information sessions If you are worried about how to pay your rates once cheques are no longer available to use, it might be useful to attend one of the Selwyn District Council information sessions. These helpful sessions will feature representatives from the banks who along with … Continued

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