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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Free Entry at Quake City to Mark 10-Year Earthquake Anniversary

Cantabrians are invited to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake with a free visit to Quake City, Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition about the Canterbury Earthquakes. Thanks to support from Major Sponsor the Earthquake Commission (EQC), admission charges to Quake City will be waived on 22 February. Quake City has had some … Continued

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Papanui Rotary Club Fundraiser

Knowledge & Skills workshops for everyone All Funds go back into the local community. Venue          J Block  Papanui High School Date/time    Saturday 10am – 5pm 13 February 2021 Bookings    Please book through Secretary -papanuirotary@gmail.com Donation     $10 per workshop ( eftpos available on site) 10am Lois Flanagan   … Continued

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The Heat Is On

Cantabrians are being urged to keep cool and hydrated during a stretch of sweltering temperatures forecast for the region during the first half of this week. Hot weather is forecast for today through to Wednesday, with MetService predicting maximum temperatures of 29 degrees today, a scorching 36oC on Tuesday and 32oC on Wednesday. Canterbury Medical … Continued

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Hunt for Canterbury Museum’s Treasures on Your Smartphone

Canterbury Museum visitors can use augmented reality technology to search the galleries for some of the Museum’s most precious treasures. On Monday, Canterbury Museum launched a virtual treasure hunt tied to its 150th birthday exhibition, House of Treasures: Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho. The House of Treasures treasure hunt is a web-based app that runs through … Continued

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New bus services from Waimakariri

New fast and direct bus services from Waimakariri to central Christchurch start on Monday 11 January 2021 The 91 Rangiora – City direct and 92 Kaiapoi – City direct will travel from Park & Ride locations in each town to key hubs within central Christchurch, including the Bus Interchange and Christchurch Hospital. They won’t stop … Continued

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Changes to NZ Super and Veteran’s Pension

From 9 November 2020, the Government is making changes to NZ Super and Veteran’s Pension. The changes aim to simplify superannuation in New Zealand and is a move towards treating people more as individuals. This means people’s payments would depend more on their own situation, instead of their partner’s. Closing the option to include a … Continued

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No More Bonus Bonds

ANZ Investment Services (New Zealand) Ltd (ANZIS) has announced it will stop accepting new investment into the Bonus Bonds Scheme as low interest rates continue to reduce the prize pool. “We’re always reviewing our investment products to ensure they best serve the interests of investors,” said Ben Kelleher, Managing Director Retail and Business Banking for … Continued

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Smile NZ – Free Dental Days 2020

Smile New Zealand is a joint initiative run annually by the New Zealand Dental Association and Southern Cross Health Trust. As part of this initiative, persons eligible are able to have one dental problem solved in September 2020 for FREE. Adults (18+) who hold a current community services card and have a known and/or urgent … Continued

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