Ahuriri Conservation Park, Ahuriri Conservation Park

222 days ago

The kiwi needs your help

Kiwis for Kiwi

A few hundred years ago, millions of kiwi roamed Aotearoa. Today, New Zealand is home to just 70,000, and despite efforts that number drops by 2% every year.

Kiwis for kiwi is on a mission to turn that decline around. We partner with kiwi conservation projects all over New Zealand, with a … View more
A few hundred years ago, millions of kiwi roamed Aotearoa. Today, New Zealand is home to just 70,000, and despite efforts that number drops by 2% every year.

Kiwis for kiwi is on a mission to turn that decline around. We partner with kiwi conservation projects all over New Zealand, with a long-term vision to increase the population by 2% every year and take our national icon from endangered to everywhere.

But we need your help. Please make a donation or organise a fundraising event to make sure the kiwi sticks around for future generations.
Donate now

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224 days ago

Election 2020: Te Tai Tonga candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Te Tai Tonga's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders … View more
Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Te Tai Tonga's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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224 days ago

Election 2020: Te Tai Tonga candidates for local MP

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Te Tai Tonga's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders … View more
Hey neighbours,

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Te Tai Tonga's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.  

To read more, click here.

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225 days ago

Aucklanders seeking lifestyle change buy two donkeys and historic Otago pub

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Some Aucklanders visiting the South Island might buy a fridge magnet for a souvenir. Grant and Fiona Sutherland bought two donkeys and a pub.

The couple will become the owners of the 134-year-old Chatto Creek Tavern on the Otago Central Rail Trail from November 3.

The tavern comes with two … View more
Some Aucklanders visiting the South Island might buy a fridge magnet for a souvenir. Grant and Fiona Sutherland bought two donkeys and a pub.

The couple will become the owners of the 134-year-old Chatto Creek Tavern on the Otago Central Rail Trail from November 3.

The tavern comes with two donkeys, a local population of 15 people, and retiring proprietor Lesley Middlemass.

“We had that many people want to come and buy it, but 99 per cent of them I hated. I wasn’t even that nice to them,” Middlemass said.

225 days ago

First Rung is here: A podcast guide to getting on the property ladder

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi! I'm so excited to finally be sharing a project our team has been working on for a while now: First Rung, our first podcast!
First Rung is packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home - it also comes with a chance to win a … View more
Hi! I'm so excited to finally be sharing a project our team has been working on for a while now: First Rung, our first podcast!
First Rung is packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home - it also comes with a chance to win a $500 Resene prize pack.
Over six, bite sized episodes, we cover everything from saving that deposit, to sunset clauses, to how to get your newly purchased home ready to move into.
We'll also introduce you to ordinary Kiwis, just like you, who have navigated the choppy waters of home buying in NZ and made it onto that first rung - and pick their brains for how they did it.
We all know buying a home is one of the toughest, most daunting things we might ever do as adults, so it doesn't hurt to get some expert advice and support. That's what we wanted to give you with First Rung.
So give it a listen and let us know what you think - and be in to win that mint Resene prize pack. I can't enter and I'm well jealous!

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229 days ago

Celebrating International Day of Older Persons

The Team from Office for Seniors

Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.

To acknowledge the … View more
Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.

To acknowledge the occasion, we have just released our October SuperSeniors Newsletter, you can read it here: bit.ly...

The day is also special as it marks the start of the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 to 2030, you can find out more about it here: bit.ly...

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227 days ago

Have you recently decorated a home with Resene paints? If so, you could be a winner.

Resene

Resene and Your Home & Garden are on the lookout for the most stunning interior or exterior colour scheme created with Resene paints to be featured in Your Home & Garden magazine.

Monthly winners win $250 of Resene paint vouchers and the grand winner $5000 cash!

What we are looking … View more
Resene and Your Home & Garden are on the lookout for the most stunning interior or exterior colour scheme created with Resene paints to be featured in Your Home & Garden magazine.

Monthly winners win $250 of Resene paint vouchers and the grand winner $5000 cash!

What we are looking for:
Clever interior colours
Inventive paint projects
Exciting exterior paint
Entries are now open!

How to enter:
Email photos and a 200-word or more description of your space to yhg@bauermedia.co.nz with your last name and ‘Resene Colour Home’ in the subject line. Please include your name, home address, email address, daytime phone number, the names of the Resene colours used, and details of when your space was painted. Please credit anyone who assisted you in choosing your colours. The five finalists will each appear in Your Home and Garden, starting from the December issue. Every finalist will receive a $250 Resene voucher and a feature in the magazine, with the winner taking out the Resene Colour Home Awards and $5000 cash. An extended story on the winning home will feature in the June 2021 issue.

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228 days ago

Introducing...Neighbourly Good News!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Good News makes us feel good! It could be a colourful new art installation, a special new community garden project, a business doing something a little different or a missing kitty that's finally been reunited with its worried owners...

If something's happening in your neighbourhood … View more
Good News makes us feel good! It could be a colourful new art installation, a special new community garden project, a business doing something a little different or a missing kitty that's finally been reunited with its worried owners...

If something's happening in your neighbourhood that's made you happy spread some joy and let your neighbours know all about it.

Head to the Good News page to share your good news and we'll reward the best entries with a $100 Prezzy® card each week (plus there's spot prizes for supportive neighbours and entertaining banter!) Get involved!

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228 days ago

Calling all Small Business Owners!

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 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… View more
This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium 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.

Spring is a great time to get active on Neighbourly so grab your FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now

*This is a limited time offer
Get 3 Months FREE

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229 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Night & Day store in central Queenstown in November 2007.

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230 days ago

New owner of Central Otago hotel not spooked by ghost encounter

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

The new owner of Central Otago’s famous haunted Vulcan Hotel has first-hand experience of the ghost.

Royce Clark has been visiting St Bathans for duck shooting and rugby with mates for more than 40 years, and has been a regular at the hotel.

However, doors were closed for the first time in 140 … View more
The new owner of Central Otago’s famous haunted Vulcan Hotel has first-hand experience of the ghost.

Royce Clark has been visiting St Bathans for duck shooting and rugby with mates for more than 40 years, and has been a regular at the hotel.

However, doors were closed for the first time in 140 years earlier this month when one of the proprietors became seriously ill and a sale deal failed.

“I thought ‘stuff it. Let’s get down there and getting it cranked up again’.”

Read more - including about Clark's experience with the ghost - here.

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230 days ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Find out more

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231 days ago

Super gran out-planks community gym youngsters at 78

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Jan Wood had never heard of a plank when she joined her local gym 10 years ago. Now she’s smashing records.

The 78-year-old grandmother of 10 surprised her friends at Cromwell’s NRG Health and Fitness by holding a plank – essentially holding a push-position at full stretch – for 21 minutes… View more
Jan Wood had never heard of a plank when she joined her local gym 10 years ago. Now she’s smashing records.

The 78-year-old grandmother of 10 surprised her friends at Cromwell’s NRG Health and Fitness by holding a plank – essentially holding a push-position at full stretch – for 21 minutes as part of a September challenge.

She held the gym’s longest plank title for a few days before 66-year-old friend and rival super gran Lesley Garrett “trounced” her by holding a plank for 40 minutes.

After someone topped their time by 45 seconds, they took on the challenge with competitive determination. Read the full story here.

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232 days ago

Queenstown man snowboards into town from home after 'weather bomb' hits

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

A Queenstown man stepped out of his house, jumped on his snowboard and headed into town after snow "belted down” on Monday.

The snow came from a “weather bomb” or “bomb cyclone”, which brought spring snow to parts of the South Island.

Queenstown man Tom Woodward, who lives in the … View more
A Queenstown man stepped out of his house, jumped on his snowboard and headed into town after snow "belted down” on Monday.

The snow came from a “weather bomb” or “bomb cyclone”, which brought spring snow to parts of the South Island.

Queenstown man Tom Woodward, who lives in the elevated suburb of Fernhill, said people were cheering as he snowboarded past buses and stuck cars this morning.

How's the weather at your place? Tell us in the comments below.

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232 days ago

Get inspired with the Southland Home Show!

Resene

The Southland Home Show is on from 3-4 October at ILT Stadium. A visit to the show can help you make qualified decisions, everything to make your house into a home.

Come and see the Resene team on the Resene stand for the latest colour and wallpaper ideas and inspiration. We look forward to … View more
The Southland Home Show is on from 3-4 October at ILT Stadium. A visit to the show can help you make qualified decisions, everything to make your house into a home.

Come and see the Resene team on the Resene stand for the latest colour and wallpaper ideas and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you there!
Visit the show!

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