Category Archives: Health

Keep learning for mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today with a focus on learning. The Mental Health Foundation’s website lists ways you can ‘be curious, embrace new experiences, see opportunities and surprise yourself.’ Visit www.mentalhealth.org.nz for resources, events and fun ways to celebrate … Continue reading

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An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show … Continue reading

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City less positive than Selwyn District

Residents in the Selwyn District are more positive in their outlook than residents in Christchurch or Waimakariri District, according to the CERA well-being survey carried out in Spring 2013.

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Edgeware Supervalue recalls fruit

If you bought apples or peaches from Edgeware Supermarket between February 27 and March 13, make contact with the supermarket to find out if you need to return the fruit and obtain a refund. Several boxes of fruit (peaches and … Continue reading

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Broken pipes close part of school

The discovery of broken sewer pipes under St Albans Primary School resulted in the closure of the library cafe block and adjoining areas on December 2. Stachybotyrs and penicillin spores have been found in air tests.

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Women’s quake stories sought

The National Council of Women is seeking women who have been struggling to cope with life after the quakes to tell their stories.

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People with disabilities sought for documentary

The producers of television programme Attitude are on the lookout for people who live with disabilities and/or mental health issues so they show the non-clinical interventions offered by community groups to help with traumatic experiences.

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Red Cross transports carless residents

The Red Cross has started a transport service for those physically unable to use public transport or financially unable to visit a doctor or meet with EQC staff.

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Walk/Run 4 Autism Awareness

Location: North Hagley Park Time: October 20 from 10 am Description: Autism New Zealand’s Canterbury/West Coast Branch is running its popular Walk/Run 4 Autism Awareness, a non-competitive event for all ages. Participants have a choice of distances: 2.5km, 5km or … Continue reading

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Asian Health Day

Location: Avonhead School Hall, 55 Avonhead Road Time: September 21 10am – 1pm Description: Free health information and health checks (blood pressure and diabetes) etc.Presentations about your health entitlements and the services available. Chinese, Japanese and Korean interpreters available. The … Continue reading

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Zumba Fridays at Potters House

Zumba Classes have begun at the Potters House at 10 Berwick Street but anyone interested in a fun way to get fit can join in anytime.

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Oral health and arthritis seminar

Location: Oxford Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace (on the corner with Madras St), ChristchurchLink out: Click here Time:August 24, 10 am Description: For people with arthritis, loss of dexterity can have an impact on oral hygiene. This seminar will cover … Continue reading

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