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Pegasus Post: December 05, 2017

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12 Tuesday December 5 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Christmas in Pegasus Post PEGASUS POST FREE Courtesy Cars All Insurance & Private Work Welcome YOUR QEII Collision FRIENDLY Repairs LOCAL PHARMACY 302 Travis Road, North New Brighton, Christchurch | P: 03 388 5187 E: qe2collisionrepairs@outlook.com Shops bursting with festive gift ideas The countdown to the big day is well underway, so making up the Christmas gift list will now be a top priority… if you haven’t already done so. Finding those special gifts and stocking fillers as well as the Christmas treats for the table is so easy at our city’s malls and shopping centres, where the shops are bursting with festive merchandise. Every woman likes to receive bodypampering gifts, and there is a huge selection of these priced to suit all budgets at the many pharmacies and gift shops around the city. Perfume is another favourite and again there is a wide selection to choose from, ranging from exciting new releases to the well-known fragrances that have stood the test of time. Lingerie, jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares and decor items – there’s no end to the ideas for the women on the list. The men are equally well catered for, from the sophisticated metro-male boyfriends, to the car-crazy brothers and the DIY MERRY CHRISTMAS Poto Williams’ Electorate Office is closed for the holidays from Thursday 21st December and opens in the New Year on Wednesday 10th January 2018. Wishing you all a safe and restful Christmas and a peaceful New Year from the team. Poto WILLIAMS MP for Christchurch East 133 Brighton Mall, P 03 382 0288 poto.williams.mp@parliament.govt.nz “We have lost a lot of good friends but we still have a close community” enthusiast and keen gardener husbands and dads. Choose from clothing, books, tools, personal grooming items and gadgets to put a smile on their face on Christmas morning. Speaking of smiles, nothing gives families more joy than seeing the excitement of the children opening their presents. Whether they are delivered by Santa or snuck under the tree by mum and dad, the cuddly toys, games, dolls and building blocks, the candy canes, toy trucks and pretty dresses currently filling the shops will bring squeals of sheer happiness from the smallest family members. The tweens and teens usually have their own ideas about what they want for Christmas, so the gift cards offered by a wide range of retailers are the perfect way to please. Your friendly local Pharmacy 1015 - Williams Xmas ad 2016 64x90.indd 1 24/11/16 12:29 PM WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW FACILITIES HERE AT 24/7 SNAP FITNESS NEW BRIGHTON LOCATED AT 185 BOWER AVE BESIDE THE BP ON THE CORNER OF TRAVIS RD AND BOWER AVE ONLY 2 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THIS GREAT DEAL FINISHES SO GET IN QUICK! JOIN NOW AND PAY NOTHING TILL 2018 * FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT US ON 021 612 556 OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK OR EMAIL US ON newbrighton@snapfitness.com or pop into our community gym between 9am-1pm or 3pm-7pm Monday - Friday to inquire. *conditions may apply MOTIVATE | LIFT | INSPIRE | STRENGTHEN Robyn Thew Robyn Thew • Prescriptions • Medico Packs • Health Advice • Gifts • Dry Cleaning • Passport/ID photos Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Thurs 9am-6pm 11 Parnwell Street. Ph 383 4814 Your local friendly Bar Steak, Salad & Chips Just $15.50 With a drink purchase on Monday nights Buy a main meal & get another for $5 Sunday nights. Conditions Apply Tuesday Quiz nights Wednesday karaoke Thursday Live music Sky Sports Courtesy Van Chats Bar 251 Travis Road, QEII Shopping Centre Ph: 388 1566

PEGASUS POST Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday December 5 2017 13 Christmas Creative wrapping adds intrigue to gifts The first tip to make the job easier and the wrapping look more professional is to do the task on a flat surface – a table or a hard floor. Recycling has become an important aspect of modern-day life, and that’s easy to do with gift-wrapping. For example, those brown paper bags you have put aside are ideal, especially for odd-shaped gifts. To give them a Christmassy look, you could glue on those left-over pieces of wrapping paper from last year that are too small to use, and add a candy cane or chocolate with the gift tag. Another quirky idea is to wrap your gifts in fabric. You could cut up a garment you no longer wear, or look out those left over pieces from curtains or clothing you have made. Tie them up with fabric ribbon to complete the look. in Pegasus Post Most of the malls offer a free gift-wrapping service, which is a great help at this busy time, but for those who prefer to wrap their own here are a few ideas to make gifts look unique and exciting. Using newspaper or cardboard boxes as wrapping is another recycling idea, and you could add a festive look by tying them with Christmas ribbon. For long-shaped gifts, why not wrap them to look like a Christmas cracker. Place a tube of cardboard around the item, then put it inside a sheet of wrapping paper, secure it with tape then scrunch up the ends like a cracker and tie them off with coloured ribbon. Kitchen foil is another wrapping option. Being silver and shiny it already has a festive look, which you could enhance with bright-coloured ribbon. Make a container, such as a jar, tin or tray one part of the gift. Complete it with chocolates, nuts or biscuits and wrap the gift in clear cellophane tied with brightcoloured ribbon. Designer Fashion 3000 items arriving daily! See Our HUGE Selection! • Designer Brands • Family Clothing • Menswear • Footwear • Bric-a-brac • Workman Outdoor Clothing • Household Goods • Books • See the Retro Section AND Formal Wear Open Daily 7 Days NEW BRIGHTON SEASIDE December 9th A FANTASTIC DAY OF CHRISTMAS FUN, GREAT STALLS, ENTERTAINMENT AND DELICIOUS FOOd! - MARKET 10AM-2PM - MEET SANTA ON THE BEACH AT 10.15 - PARADE BEGINS AT 10.30 - CONCERT BEGINS AFTER THE PARADE - SANTA’S GROTTO OPENS FROM 11.30 seasidemarket@mail.com 027 517 4250 Sydenham: 39 Battersea St Papanui: 472 Cranford St Hornby: 94 Shands Rd New Brighton: 52 New Brighton Mall (Old Farmers Building) HOURS Open 7 days 10am–4pm New Brighton store only is closed on Sundays. New Zealand’s Largest Recycled Clothing Retailer New Zealand Post, Kiwi Bank & NZTA Registration Services (Licensing, Change of Ownership, RUCLA) Available 7 days a week 72 New Brighton Mall, New Brighton 03 388 1809 The only Book and Stationery store with Fly Buys and Big Deal VIP Rewards Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30 Saturday 9.00 to 5.30 Sunday 10.00 to 4.00 paperplus.co.nz