Get a free Metrocard

Until the end of this month(June) Environment Canterbury are running a promotion where people can get a free Metrocard (while stocks last). There’s also a New World voucher giveaway. Even if you have a Gold Card for off peak travel, having a Metrocard means that you would be able to access cheaper fares at other … Continued

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It’s National Volunteer Week

This week 21-27 June is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of all volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy. And no more so than during their essential contribution to communities during COVID 19. Well before COVID 19 our volunteers were cherishing … Continued

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SuperGold cardholders get free health/eye check-ups

SuperGold cardholders will get a free annual health and eye check-up as part of health spending that mostly goes to DHBs that are tackling huge treatment backlogs caused by the Covid-19 lockdown. New funding has been earmarked to roll-out a promised free annual health check-up for the country’s more than 750,000 SuperGold cardholders, including an … Continued

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Marathon fundraiser for 8 year old

Eight year old Max is running a marathon to raise funds for vulnerable elders in Canterbury. This amazing young man is completing 6.2 kilometres around his family backyard each day for 7 days and after 192 laps he will have run the equivalent of a full marathon (42.2 kilometres). Max was inspired by the efforts … Continued

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Attackers using COVID-19 themed scams

CERT NZ (the government’s Computer Emergency Response Team) has received reports of online criminals using the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic as an opportunity to carry out online scams and malicious cyber activity. Reports include opportunistic attempts to use the COVID-19 pandemic to trick people in to: • donating to a fake World Health Organisation COVID-19 … Continued

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Find Family and Friends in Museum Photography Collection

Cantabrians with an interest in family history are being called on to help Canterbury Museum during the lockdown. The Museum wants to identify people and places in thousands of photographs taken by New Zealand’s longest-running photography studio, Standish and Preece. A project to digitise and catalogue the images has been underway since 2019. The first … Continued

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Age Concern Canterbury office is opening again in Level 2.

Since the country went into what we now know as ‘Level 4 lockdown’, the Age Concern Canterbury team has been working from home continuing to connect with and support older people. With the country moving into Level 2 on Thursday 14th May we will be moving back into a more “normal” working environment. Our office … Continued

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Changes to Canterbury CDHB visiting

Canterbury DHB is now limiting the numbers of people coming into our facilities The key changes are: one person per patient for most areas and no children under 16 to visit patients. Visiting hours will remain the same for services (as publicised on our website for each service). Anyone who is sick should also not … Continued

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If you’re eligible, get your free flu shot now

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) says it’s great the influenza “flu” vaccine is available early. New Zealanders at highest risk of complications from influenza, and those in contact with high risk people, particularly healthcare staff, can now get vaccinated as soon as possible. From today onwards, influenza immunisation is free from general practices or participating … Continued

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We’re fundraising with Entertainment

Carry savings in your pocket this year Get your new Entertainment Membership today to support Age Concern Canterbury and receive this year’s exclusive Entertainment offers. Entertainment Memberships can start anytime and are packed with thousands of substantial savings on dining, travel and fun family activities. The Membership App is easy to download to start using … Continued

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Public Health Alert

Canterbury DHB’s public health team want to hear from anyone who dined at Madam Woo restaurant on 15 and 17 January, due to possible Hepatitis A exposure Community and Public Health are advising people who ate at Madam Woo Christchurch (255 St Asaph Street) at any time on 15 or 17 January 2020 that they … Continued

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