Ahuriri Conservation Park, Ahuriri Conservation Park

161 days ago

Happy Diwali to New Zealand...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We'd love to know how you are celebrating!

Diwali has different meanings worldwide depending where you live but primarily it celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Whether you are celebrating at home by lighting lamps & eating treats, or you are going to a nearby festival, we'd … View more
We'd love to know how you are celebrating!

Diwali has different meanings worldwide depending where you live but primarily it celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Whether you are celebrating at home by lighting lamps & eating treats, or you are going to a nearby festival, we'd love to hear about your Diwali celebrations below.

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165 days ago

Reno blogging saved one couple $35k... but it didn't come cheap

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I've always thought of reno blogging as a way to document a difficult process in a fun, relatable way. The benefit? Emotional support and maybe advice from folks following your journey - and maybe a little ego bump from showing off your mad wallpapering skills.
If you're lucky, and good,… View more
I've always thought of reno blogging as a way to document a difficult process in a fun, relatable way. The benefit? Emotional support and maybe advice from folks following your journey - and maybe a little ego bump from showing off your mad wallpapering skills.
If you're lucky, and good, you might be given a couple of cans of paint from your local hardware store, to help you on the way - but that would be the icing on the tip of the social media cake.
Few of us would have the energy or knowhow to turn their reno into a part time side hustle that's both creatively fulfilling, and engaging.
But that's exactly what Moochstyle's Shayden and Georgia Whipps have done - with some pawsome help from their gorgeous dog Frankie. They've been blogging their Christchurch villa reno since they bought their home and Shayden shared their story with us for the final episode of First Rung, our podcast. A first time homeowner and renovator, Shayden is such an inspiring guy to chat with. He makes you want to jump in and give it go. Check out his story and let us know what you think.

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162 days ago

Let's work together to make Aotearoa New Zealand a more compassionate place.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines
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To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines

+ Know the signs. Family violence can affect anyone

+ When you see it, report it to New Zealand Police

+ Support victims: check-in regularly, listen, refer

+ Volunteer / make a donation to a relevant charity

162 days ago

Otago power bill increases reduced as Commerce Commission caps Aurora's upgrade plans

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Aurora Energy will be forced to reduce its proposed electricity lines upgrade by more than $85 million under a Commerce Commission draft decision.

The lines company is responsible for delivering electricity to 88,000 homes and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes.

Aurora had … View more
Aurora Energy will be forced to reduce its proposed electricity lines upgrade by more than $85 million under a Commerce Commission draft decision.

The lines company is responsible for delivering electricity to 88,000 homes and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes.

Aurora had proposed increasing the average monthly power bill in Dunedin by $32.70, Central Otago by $47.30, and Queenstown by $39.80 by 2024.

Under the Commerce Commission’s draft decision, the charges would be reduced to $22.20 for Dunedin, $31.50 for Central Otago and $22.70 for Queenstown.

The commission will hold public meetings on the draft decision in Alexandra, Cromwell, Wānaka, Queenstown and Dunedin between November 23 and December 1.

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162 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

The TSS Earnslaw in the 1920s near Walter Peak High Country Farm with bales of prime Merino wool waiting to be loaded for London in the foreground.

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163 days ago

Respite care when you need it

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one … View more
Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
Learn more

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168 days ago

Reach Out 🤝 Look Out 👀 Help Out 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find your nearest Neighbourhood Support or to get in touch about setting up a new one, go to:

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174 days ago

Minimum wage, no help and on the ladder at 25: here's how they did it

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now … View more
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.

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172 days ago

Find savings with SuperGold

SuperGold

Did you know, with a SuperGold card, you can stretch your money further every day?

Businesses across the country offer cardholders thousands of savings and special offers on fuel, food, health costs and more.

To find out what’s available, visit our website. Or, you can download and check … View more
Did you know, with a SuperGold card, you can stretch your money further every day?

Businesses across the country offer cardholders thousands of savings and special offers on fuel, food, health costs and more.

To find out what’s available, visit our website. Or, you can download and check the SuperGold app on your smartphone or tablet.

Find golden opportunities to save today, with SuperGold.
Find out more

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173 days ago

Did your family celebrate Halloween this year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We saw some friendly ghosts and even some costumed pooches this year! We'd love for you to spread the joy further than your backyard by sharing a snap from your Halloween festivities below 🎃

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174 days ago

Things change. You can too.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

We’re holding information sessions to help you enrol with us in 2021. Find out about courses, meet tutors and enrol in one easy process.

Sessions run at various times on campus and if you can’t make it, join us on Zoom. Secure your place for 2021.
Book in today

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175 days ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. … View more
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 4.3% Auckland
    4.3% Complete
  • 20.7% Coromandel
    20.7% Complete
  • 6.2% Rotorua
    6.2% Complete
  • 5.6% Taupō
    5.6% Complete
  • 5.7% Wellington
    5.7% Complete
  • 18.7% Nelson Tasman
    18.7% Complete
  • 10.3% Marlborough
    10.3% Complete
  • 28.5% Central Otago/Lakes
    28.5% Complete
2856 votes
177 days ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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181 days ago

Hurry... Last time offer for 2020!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing!

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Business Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you … View more
This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing!

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Business Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab your FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now!

*offer ends 31 October
Get 3 Months FREE

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182 days ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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