Ahuriri Conservation Park, Ahuriri Conservation Park

94 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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93 days ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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95 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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95 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

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95 days ago

Come visit and nurture a conversation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help … View more
Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help nurture those conversations, we invite you to our Care Centre Open Days at your local Ryman village. A tour will give you first-hand experience of our village communities and the exceptional care we provide. Care options include the extra support of a serviced apartment, resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
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97 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 2 February 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

If you don't have a Resene DIY Card, sign up free online or while you are in store.

Happy decorating!
Sign up now

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97 days ago

Smiths City BYOD Sorted

Smiths City

Dreaming of the kids being back at school? Start planning for it today. Find out more

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98 days ago

A better way to care

Hawthorndale Care Village

The Hawthorndale Care Village is a not-for-profit aged care facility for Southland and Otago, based on a Dutch dementia village model – De Hogeweyk. It fully replicates everyday life in a suburban neighbourhood within a safe, secure setting. They have the freedom to do what they like – within … View moreThe Hawthorndale Care Village is a not-for-profit aged care facility for Southland and Otago, based on a Dutch dementia village model – De Hogeweyk. It fully replicates everyday life in a suburban neighbourhood within a safe, secure setting. They have the freedom to do what they like – within reason – retaining a sense of purpose and dignity.

We want to change how we care for older New Zealanders, particularly those living with dementia. Together as a community, we must set the bar higher. We have an opportunity to redefine aged care in New Zealand. Be part of a legacy.
Donate now

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100 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working… View more
Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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102 days ago

Favourite summer holiday finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or places to eat and drink you can recommend in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article.
Cheers.

104 days ago

Lace up your boots! It’s time to tackle these lesser-known summer walking trails

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

There’s no doubt that Wānaka’s iconic Roy’s Peak Track is worth the attention it receives on Instagram, but tackle this 5-6 hour track instead and you’ll be able to capture those magical alpine vistas, without having to queue up at the summit.

You’ll start out following Stewart Creek, … View more
There’s no doubt that Wānaka’s iconic Roy’s Peak Track is worth the attention it receives on Instagram, but tackle this 5-6 hour track instead and you’ll be able to capture those magical alpine vistas, without having to queue up at the summit.

You’ll start out following Stewart Creek, then climb uphill and eventually reach a ridge. The undulating terrain and steep sections can be tough, but you’ll forget how tired you are when you glimpse those sweet views of Lake Wānaka, Lake Hāwea and the Southern Alps.

Getting there: The track start is just off the SH6 about a half-hour drive from Wānaka.

Want more? The Queenstown Hill walk is a local favourite, with stunning alpine views and a trail that can be completed in a few hours.

106 days ago

Have you found a passion for cycling post-lockdown or thanks to e-bikes?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

New cyclists and those rediscovering the joys of biking are believed to be behind an increase in ACC claims.

Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan said biking had boomed in popularity since New Zealand went into lockdown in March, causing a bicycle shortage. Many of those buying bikes … View more
New cyclists and those rediscovering the joys of biking are believed to be behind an increase in ACC claims.

Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan said biking had boomed in popularity since New Zealand went into lockdown in March, causing a bicycle shortage. Many of those buying bikes and e-bikes were older people rediscovering the hobby, he said.

Bike trainer and e-bike specialist Megan Page said one of the best things new cyclists and those returning to cycling could do was to train with a qualified Bike Ready instructor.

107 days ago

Happy New Year!

The Team Reporter from NZ House & Garden

We hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves … View moreWe hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves unwinding as soon as they walk through its front gate. Where's your favourite place to unwind over the summer?

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122 days ago

Happy Holidays! 🎅💚

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New … View more
Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New Zealand - thank you for your mahi and support over the past year! Wishing you a safe and joy-filled holiday season ahead.

123 days ago

Irene’s Joint Health Cream Review

Natural Health Clinic

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a … View more
“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a fast-acting, long-lasting, natural product to support joints and muscles, then Koru FX cream is for you.
Find out more

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