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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Spark steps up with two new products for seniors

Today Spark has today introduced two new products for New Zealand seniors: the first nuisance-call blocking home phone (landline) available in New Zealand; and the cheapest advertised pay monthly mobile plan on the New Zealand market – tailored to the needs of those over 65 years. Both of the products help strengthen Spark’s offering to … Continued

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Don’t let your loved ones fall victim to scams.

New Zealand Police want to help prevent your loved ones falling victim to scams – and we need you to spread the word with your friends and families. We know that scams are often targeted towards more vulnerable members of society who may not have the knowledge or information to protect themselves. Sadly this often … Continued

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The Princess Margaret Hospital Turns 60

On the 31st of August 1959 the doors to The Princess Margaret Hospital were officially opened by the then Governor General Viscount Cobham. Building of the hospital commenced in 1952. The main contractors were Chas S Luney Ltd of Christchurch and the architect was Mr Allan Manson of Manson, Seward and Stanton of Christchurch The … Continued

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Age Concern Canterbury Fundraising with Entertainment

Age Concern Canterbury are fundraising with Entertainment! and selling the popular Entertainment Book. The brand new memberships have only just launched, and feature over $20,000 worth of local and international offers including many amazing Christchurch businesses; King of Snake, Miro, Earl, Universo, multiple EntX restaurants, and many more! We are raising funds for Age Concern … Continued

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Police launch non emergency number

At 10:05 am on the 10th of the 5th, New Zealand Police is launching 105 (“ten five”), the eagerly anticipated number for the public to report non-emergency situations to Police. “More than 60 years on from the first 111 call, the launch of 105 today is a milestone for New Zealand Police, offering a new … Continued

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Retirement is much tougher if you don’t own your house.

  NZ Super might need to be reviewed as more New Zealanders approach retirement without their own homes, commentators say. University of Otago research shows non-homeowners are in a worse position at retirement, and recommends action before the problem grows. “We’re staring down the barrel of future generations of non-homeowners being less able to achieve … Continued

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It’s time for your flu jab.

It’s that time of year again – time for the annual flu jab well before winter sets in. Health authorities say stocks of flu vaccine are now at GP practices and some pharmacies, and people should get the jab this month and next. Influenza immunisation is free for pregnant women, those aged 65 and over, … Continued

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Charity Hospital Steps Up Again with Free Counselling for Cantabrians in Need

The Canterbury Charity Hospital will open its doors from this week to provide free counselling sessions for locals in need of support following Friday’s devastating terrorist attack. Charity Hospital co-founder Professor Phil Bagshaw says Friday’s catastrophic tragedy may sadly “re-trigger” negative and difficult emotions for some residents in the local Christchurch community, many of whom … Continued

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