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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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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