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In February of 2016 a new venture appealing to children - and to the child within every adult - opened to the public in Christchurch. The Toy Collector opened up his enormous collection of toys and collectables – a reminder of playtimes long past, side by side with yesterday’s favourite...
by The Toy Collector 2 months ago
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Click the below link to download the 2014 colouring competition entry from for the Woodend flower show. http://tinyurl.com/2014-flower-show-colouring-com Click the below link for more on the flower show: http://www.localme.co.nz/woodend/events/2014/10...
by Woodend Community Association 2 years ago
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The boil water notice for the Woodend Water supply is to be extended until at least Monday 9 December as a precautionary measure. One of 38 samples taken earlier this week detected a very low level of contamination. The test results indicate that the contamination is coming from the reticulation –...
by Woodend Community Association 3 years ago
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Routine testing of the water in Woodend has picked up low levels of E. coli contamination. As a precautionary measure, a notice was issued to Woodend residences at 2:00pm on Saturday 30th November to boil all drinking water until further notice. The notice was issued after discussions were...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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Click the following link to see the results of the Woodend Spring Flower show http://tinyurl.com/2013woodendflowershowresults
by Woodend Community Association 3 years ago
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Some sad news this week - Amanda who delivers the Woodend Community Association flyers had her 10 year old dog Gemma attacked by a pit-bull outside Montys this week and Gemma has serious injuries. Her elderly mother Lesley was also traumatised and had minor injuries from the incident. Amanda...
by Woodend Community Association 3 years ago
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In August 2012 a steering group was formed to develop and prepare the Woodend Pegasus Area Strategy, it has been presented to the community for consultation. The consultation process closes August 6th 2013, following this will be hearings and deliberations of the submissions, with the strategy...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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Pole artists are putting the final touches to their creations as the judges get ready to decide the winner for 2013. Winners of the open and business house competitions will be announced at the Art & Craft Expo on Saturday 24 August at 12.30pm in the Woodend Community Centre. The competition...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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Woodend Preschool and Nursery are proud to have been serving the local community for the past 15 years, and to celebrate they are offering any new enrolments 4 weeks free fees! For some families this can be a saving of $740.00. They pride themselves on the commitment to their children, their...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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With the mid year holidays now over we are looking forward to the second half of the year and the transition from Winter to Spring and on in to Summer. Education Review Office reviewers reviewed our school towards the end of term 2. They will compile a report which becomes public once our Board...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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*Woodend / Pegasus Development Strategy* We can only hope that Woodend people have taken the time to familiarise themselves with this discussion either by visiting the discussion evening last Wednesday or looking at the document on line. There was a large map on display showing the proposed...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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The insurance issue has now been settled for the repair and restoration work on the Woodend MethodistChurch building. The congregation are looking at developing the two buildings on the site to form one user-friendly complex which they see as being used for a variety of activities. Given the...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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The Council has prepared a draft Woodend Pegasus Area Strategy (pdf, 5.4 MB) to assist in planning for the future of the Woodend Pegasus area and is now inviting public submissions until 5 pm, 6 August 2013. The draft strategy identifies a vision for the Woodend Pegasus area, defined as the area...
by Woodend Community Association 3 years ago
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Acorn Early Childcare in Woodend is a centre that focuses on strong relationships with families while providing a safe and caring environment for children. Experiences and opportunities are provided that cater to the children’s interests. The community is included at the centre by having guests...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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We collect old car and truck batteries etc. to raise money for our youth programmes. Ph Brian or Lois 312 7732 for collection. Old spectacles collected are sent away to be cleaned and graded for use in the Pacific Islands. Drop off at The Grub Hub Café in Woodend. All of the old and foreign...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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With the completion ofthe upgraded Woodend Community Centre, the Art & Craft Exporeturns on Saturday 24 August 10am-3pm after a one year absence. The concept of the event is “speedcraft” where participants try a taste of an activity for 30 minutes before moving onto another. With support...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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The problems that we have had with the Ashley bridge north of Rangiora over the last couple of weeks have reminded us of the role that rivers have had in shaping our lives here in Canterbury. It is not without accident that our District is named after a river (as are the neighbouring Hurunui and...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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What a year of change and what a year we may have coming up. We are losing our Treasurer, Irving, who was with us at the start of the Trust in 2003. In that time he has been Woodpecker Editor, Treasurer, and a valued Trust Member. May all go well in his shift from Woodend and may he settle into his...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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The Woodpecker is moving into the digital age by linking up with www.localme.co.nz making it the first publication in New Zealand to take this step. This move is a great way for local content to reach a larger audience including ex-locals living outside the area, or overseas, or others wishing to...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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The Woodend Community Centre has a new electronic information board, all non profit community groups and individuals are invited to place notices free of charge.Notices can be about events, local activities, how to join clubs, lost and found etc - anything that is not commercial and would provide...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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Last week, the Council completed its budget deliberations and the staff have now gone away to put it all into a coherent report which can be formally passed later. Part of what we had to do was to consider the submissions we received from members of the public. This year, as last, there was a...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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Whats up for learning in term 2. Over and above our strong focus on reading, writing and mathematics this term our Health and Physical Education units are driven by the Team Playing Intelligent Behaviour. Kowhai Syndicate (yr. 1&2) is focussing on getting ‘Firewise’. They are also working on the...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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COMMUNITY CENTRE OPENING The Opening went well with lots of positive comments. There have been a few teething troubles and the association is still concerned about hire fees for community groups, so the President and Vice President will be meeting with council staff to discuss these issues and...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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With the cold, wet weather now firmly in residence, many of us have turned to our fire for warmth. This brings with it the dreaded task of cleaning out the fire box every couple of days. Did you know that ashes can stay hot for 4 – 5 days after the fire itself has gone out? Best practice is...
by Woodend Woodpecker 3 years ago
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Date; 2 July 2013 6pm-8pm RSVP - to Jess or Zeta at by 24th June 2013. Entry per person $5.00, per family $8.00. For more details check out the website http://www.brainwave.org.nz/events/woodend-cant.... Nathan Mikaere-Wallis will be...
by Acorn Woodend 3 years ago
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Woodend in the headlines

Tue 1 Mar 2016
A suspicious fire razed a shed at the Highway 61 gang headquarters.
Wed 24 Feb 2016
Five arrested and stolen jet boat recovered after drugs raids in Rangiora and Woodend.
Fri 15 Jan 2016
The implementation of two planned North Canterbury cycle routes will depend on the success of a grant for about a third of the funding.
Fri 20 Nov 2015
Woodend truck arson victim has lost $1m worth of equipment. Who has it in for him?
Sat 31 Oct 2015
Pegasus residents concerned new community board structure
Wed 28 Oct 2015
Canterbury contracting company
Fri 24 Jul 2015
A man was hit with an iron bar minutes after his home was torched in what police think is a revenge attack.
Sun 31 May 2015
A passenger is dead after she was thrown from a motorbike, then run over in a crash north of Christchurch.