Christchurch

Christchurch, fondly known as the "Garden City", is the South Island of New Zealand’s largest city, boasting a population of 341,000 people. Christchurch is located one-third of the way down the island’s eastern coast, in the province of Canterbury. The city was first founded in 1848 by the Canterbury Association, although one of the Association’s leading members, John Robert Godley, is widely considered the ‘founder of Canterbury.’ A statue of Godley stands in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square, recently restored after having fallen from its plinth in the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

Christchurch has a temperate climate with fewer rain days than New Zealand’s other major cities. Its summers are often moderated by a pleasant nor ‘easterly sea breeze, making summer days comfortably warm – although a record 41.6°C was reached in February 1973! Winter nights are cold, often below 0°C, but winter days are generally bright, sunny and calm.

Christchurch is a popular year-round tourist destination, acting as a gateway to the South Island’s many tourist attractions. Within just two hours of Christchurch, visitors can ski, surf, swim, bungy jump, see an array of wildlife, visit award-winning wineries and gardens, and play golf, amongst many other activities. The city hosts several notable annual events that attract visitors from across the globe, including the World Buskers Festival: each January for the past 21 years, dozens of street performers from across the globe have descended on Christchurch for up to ten days, providing audiences with ‘organised pandemonium, non-stop chaos and uncontrollable laughter’ in a series of mostly free-to-attend performances.

Christchurch and Canterbury experienced a sequence of large earthquakes during 2010 and 2011; the most devastating of these was a magnitude 6.3 quake in February, 2011, that caused widespread damage and destruction and the loss of 185 lives. The city’s CBD buildings were decimated, and around 100,000 homes were damaged with 10,000 of those requiring demolition. Recovery is well underway, however, with the ‘Transitional City’ attracting international acclaim for its vibrant, ever-changing streetscape offering plenty of attractions for visitors and residents alike. Destinations like Re:START, an outdoor retail and cafe precinct built using shipping containers, and the Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion, a popular community space created from 3000 shipping pallets, demonstrate the innovations in temporary architecture that the city has employed to boost its social and economic recovery. The New York Times’ ’52 Places to Go in 2014’ ranked Christchurch #2 on their list of destinations, while Lonely Planet rated it one of its top 10 cities to visit the previous year.

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Wellington region specialized exterior & interior house painting

Painters

Professional house painters that you can trust

Reliable, professional house painting for any exterior & interior painting job at a competitive price

You can rely on the team of experienced Wellington house painters of Greenhouse Wellington Limited to take care of the house painting project that you need.

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Printing

No matter the quantity of photocopies you need or the size of your copy - you can rely on us to provide a top quality service!

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The solution for electrical, security and underground services.

Electrician

Trust your security and electrical services in the hands of quick and trusted electricians with hundreds of years experience.

Since opening in 1961, Sefton Electrical have come a long way, providing the greater Bay of Plenty region with a comprehensive range of services, including...

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Farm supplies

You may be aware that we have been through a major transition and most of our fleet goes to new homes – it has allowed us to pursue the new direction of supplement feed sourcing and supplying.

In terms of financial reward and the viability, we always review closely all the component parts of our operation. In the end of the deliberation, we decided to focus on supplement supply like maize silage, grass silage, and hay.

We now endeavor to provide quality supplement feed that every farmer can rely on all year round. Our contract and relationship with clients will continue, but not as wide as we have now. In the future, we will not providing contracting services anymore but will specialize in supplement supplies.

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Importers of Exclusive timber flooring.

Flooring

b & o casa have created an exclusive range of prefinished floors - both elegant and distinctive – perfect for both modern and traditional New Zealand homes

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Home-based childcare. Servicing Kapiti, Horowhenua and Upper Hutt

Childcare

We are an in home childcare programme that is perfect for children aged 0 to 5 years old.

Our childcare educators are caring lovely people - meet the team to find out more.

Everyone is welcome to join our regular playgroup experiences.

Hamilton and greater Waikato region award winning builders

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Experienced Waikato builders for all your new home building and home renovation needs. New homes, renovations, decks, fences, sheds, garages, pergolas and more...

This certified team of award winning builders at Andrew Galbraith building contractor Ltd can offer countless years of experience that will stand in good stead when building your home.

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Architectural designer for residential homes and light commercial buildings. Greater Wellington region & lower North Island.

Draughtsman/Architect

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Build your new home or office with expert design!

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Builder

Quality guarantee

From concept through to design, management and construction, Watts & Hughes are committed to doing the job correctly first time - every time.

ALL ROOFING SERVICES FOR THE GRATER WAIKATO REGION.

Roofing and Roof Coatings

We offer roof installation for both residential and commercial properties from aluminium to metal roofing and many more.

Having leaks in your roof? We can provide you with the best solution.

An inexpensive way to bring in more light into your workplace or home is by skylights.

Making music fun for everybody! provides professional, private and affordable music lessons Servicing Auckland North, South, East West Areas 0800 696 874

Music Teaching

Have expert music tuition and fun while you learn!

In just $17 starting price per person, you can have a one-on-one music lessons throughout Auckland.

here at NZ Modern School of Music, we offer expert music teachers all over Auckland who are committed in helping you enhance your musical skills and knowledge.

Carpet and Upholstery cleaning. Carpet laying and repairs. Insurance Assessment

Carpet Cleaning

Need professional carpet cleaners?

Make sure that the floors in your home and office are in good state with our carpet cleaning.

From carpet repairs and maintenance to carpet laying, you can get the service you need to present a great image.

Residential extensions and restoration Residential & commercial property safeguarding Commercially mending leaky buildings for the Auckland region

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Skillful Auckland commercial & home renovation & repair company

The team of trade qualified builders and painters at Andels Construction and Daryll provides you...

...professional home extensions and alterations ...innovative kitchen upgrades and makeovers ...specialized construction for home renovations ...fresh modernising bathroom renovations ...all home repairs and home maintenance ...commercial building maintenance

Commercial and Residential garage installations and maintenance. Supplying and Servicing garage doors throughout Otago

Garage Doors

Dunedin and Otago's Experts in High Quality Garage Doors Reliable garage doors that add value to your property.

Here at Dunedin Garage Door Centre, we are passionate about garage doors, and want to ensure you receive a product that best suits your lifestyle.

For both commercial and residential commercial properties, our team can supply, install and maintain all types of garage doors.

Concrete cutting, drilling, breakup & removal servicing the greater Wellington region

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Offers a wide range of services from planning to demolition and site clearance.

By having no sub contractors we have eliminated the risks. All our work is done by our certified workers for the best job possible.

Able Contractors is always ready to help you in your cutting and contracting needs.

Your source of all your aluminium and timber needs Covering Lower North Island region

Joinery

Timber and joinery beautifully customized for you

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Your needs of customized timber or aluminium joinery is now achievable the easy way. Get in contact with the 4A Joinery & Construction's team.

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Childcare

Discovery Preschool offers up to 24 hours free childcare services for 3-4 year olds!

Get an inner look as to how our preschool operates by meeting all our staff before you enrol your child in our childcare program

4 year olds are prepared for school with our preschool program.

Importers of exclusive and stylish light products-available New Zealand wide

Building Supplies and Products

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With a full lighting range, stocking everything from hanging lamps to DIY shades, you are sure to find the right product to fit your needs and your décor.

Because of our dedication to serve you, customers will get exclusive products from us that could never be found from other retailers in the country.

Providing expert painting and building maintenance services to the greater Wellington region.

Painters

The professional painting contractors at Saigon Decorators provide...

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For a free, competitively priced house painting quote, fill out the form on the right.

High quality carpet and upholstery cleaning at an affordable price | Bay of Plenty

Carpet Cleaning

Providing quality care for your carpets and upholstery... Are your carpets and upholstery need some cleaning?

At Action Carpet Cleaners, we are experts in all types of residential carpet cleaning, repairs and upholstery cleaning to give your home a new look and feel.

With our concentration on high quality workmanship, friendly approach and expert advice, you will be confident to trust your carpets and upholstery with us.

Your flooring specialists in Waikato. Everything you require for vinyl, carpets, waterproofing and concrete polishing.

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Our highly experienced technicians, here at complete flooring, pride themselves as the best at…

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Rural wedding conference venue. Accommodation and on-site catering. Situated between Otaki and Levin on SH1.

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Located on amazingly beautiful North of Levin, Parklands is the perfect venue for all your weddings, function and accommodation.

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For renovations in the lower North Island area: Commercial or home, contact professional painters (06 356 6719)

Painters

Blocks Painting has become a well-recognized professional painting company. Many things have helped to build up this reputation, including their friendly service with an emphasis on environmentally safe practices.

If you're looking for someone to do some commercial painting, contact Blocks Painting. Their team of reliable painters and decorators can give you professional commercial painting services.

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Building new homes, additions and commercial works

Builder

Have a property that are proud to call your home ...built by a skilled and reputable building company in Waikato

For over 20 years, Marcus and his team at Grayling Builders have been Waikato's trusted builders for a wide range of design and building services, including...

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Civil works and excavation Residential & Commercial For the greater Wellington region

Earthmoving

Professional excavation, earthworks and site development

Starting from residential house sites to subdivisions, farm tracks up to civil roading and drainage, we can accomplish all tasks for Wellington region!

Rapid Earthworks are the skilled experts for all bulk earthworks, civil works, site and land development and drainage and roading work in the greater Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti Coast and Levin. Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.

BAR AND RESTAURANT, RAUMATI BEACH TAB, GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT

Restaurant/Cafe

Friendly local service at the Boundary Tap and Kitchen

Come to Boundary Tap and Kitchen at Raumati Beach and experience the local Kapiti food, drink and entertainment at its best.

You’ll find friendly staff, gaming machines, TAB and big TV screens, as well as a great range of foods and beverages.

Leading veterinary health care for pets

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Education

Mobile locksmith, keys, safes, nuts & bolts/retail outlet in Paraparaumu

Locksmith

Your local total shop!

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For a great service, competitive prices and reliable products, stop by Kapiti Bearings & Locksmiths.

Bar, cafe and restaurant found in Cambridge Standard customer services, delicious food and a warm and welcoming environment

Restaurant/Cafe

The best dining experience for every occasion

...for the best food and service at your local Cambridge restaurant

For a place to go to for the lunchtime crowd who are looking for quick and delicious food, Onyx Restaurant Cafe & Bar is an ideal place. We provide great foods, a wonderful spot under the sun and the evening crowd who visits the place for the best dining experience.

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New Zealand wine from the heart of Rangitikei

Wine

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