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71 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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72 days ago

Only one tour location left for House and Garden Tours 2021!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Almost all of our tour dates for 2021 have sold out with only one tour location remaining! Join us on the 19th or 20th of February and explore the most stunning homes and gardens Dunedin has to offer!

Head to www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz... to secure one of the last tickets available and join … View more
Almost all of our tour dates for 2021 have sold out with only one tour location remaining! Join us on the 19th or 20th of February and explore the most stunning homes and gardens Dunedin has to offer!

Head to www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz... to secure one of the last tickets available and join us in exploring beautiful curated spaces this summer.

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73 days ago

The effects of coronavirus are still being keenly felt

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Mark Quickfall isn’t shy to admit he has been suffering a little bit of anxiety in recent months.
And who can blame him, with his multimillion-dollar Queenstown tourism company, Totally Tourism, being severely affected by New Zealand’s border closures.

He feared what another community … View more
Mark Quickfall isn’t shy to admit he has been suffering a little bit of anxiety in recent months.
And who can blame him, with his multimillion-dollar Queenstown tourism company, Totally Tourism, being severely affected by New Zealand’s border closures.

He feared what another community outbreak of Covid-19 would do for businesses around the country.

But if the border was managed correctly and Covid cases stayed out of the community, a travel bubble with Australia would be the ideal scenario, he said.

Read the full story here.

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73 days ago

Don’t miss Tutus on Tour!

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to the Oamaru Opera House in 2020.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages. Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet… View more
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Tutus on Tour to the Oamaru Opera House in 2020.

See the dancers perform their favourite works, tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages. Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company. With one show only on March 13th and tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 children) this is guaranteed to sell fast.
Book now!

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75 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
Find out more

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77 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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84 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
79 days ago

Tourism Export Council warns businesses will fail without more Govt support

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

The Tourism Export Council wants the Government to stump up another $200 million in support and warns key businesses will fail if further help is not forthcoming.

A briefing prepared for Tourism Minister Stuart Nash said targetted restart grants to cover wages and fixed costs were desperately … View more
The Tourism Export Council wants the Government to stump up another $200 million in support and warns key businesses will fail if further help is not forthcoming.

A briefing prepared for Tourism Minister Stuart Nash said targetted restart grants to cover wages and fixed costs were desperately needed for operators who pre-Covid relied on the international market for more than 70 per cent of their customers or income .

Tourism Export Council chief executive Lynda Keene said there was the very real prospect of such businesses closing if the borders remained closed to long haul visitors this year, and those in the inbound tour and the transport sectors were both seriously at risk. Continue reading here.

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85 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

81 days ago

💖 Love Where You Live - February 1st to 28th 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, collaborating on a mural, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more beautiful and enjoyable for everyone.

Share your tips, projects, photos and experiences with us by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us at:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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February 2021 National Campaign.pdf Download View

84 days ago

Poll: Do you wash chicken before cooking?

New Zealand Food Safety

Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any … View more
Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any pink meat in the centre.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety.
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Do you wash chicken before cooking?
  • 36% Yes I thought washing cleans it
    36% Complete
  • 64% No Chicken shouldn’t be washed
    64% Complete
125 votes
87 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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89 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
Sign up now

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93 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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90 days ago

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Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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