Aorangi Forest Park, Aorangi Forest Park

13 hours ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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1 day ago

What's On: Waikanae Easter Market

Jane from Waikanae Beach

This always popular market is on Easter Saturday between 9am and 2pm. With 100+ stalls and entertainment, it's always great fun, so don't miss out!! Find us on FB: www.facebook.com/waikanaemarket.
Waikanae Easter Market
  • Mahara Place
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2 hours ago

What's On: WAIKANAE BEACH COMMUNITY MARKET

Gary from Waikanae

Great Community Market with stallholders showcasing a huge variety of quality items. Browse the stalls. pick up a bargain or a gift. Invite a friend or 2. Support local!
WAIKANAE BEACH COMMUNITY MARKET
  • Waikanae Beach Community Hall
18 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on the picture and where it was taken?

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5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 day ago

What's On: The Greatest Movie Show

Prudence from Wainuiomata

Hutt City Chorale and Hutt Valley Singers are presenting a concert featuring a selection of favourite songs from the movies. Tickets $20/$15 at eventbrite or rock on up, on Saturday.
The Greatest Movie Show
  • St James Anglican Church
3 days ago

Wellington region under restricted fire season

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A restricted fire season is in place for Wellington, with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 9am Monday and covers multiple areas in the region. If you are in Wairarapa/Tararua distrcict then a PROHIBITED fire … View more
A restricted fire season is in place for Wellington, with people requiring a fire permit if they wish to light an outdoor fire.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 9am Monday and covers multiple areas in the region. If you are in Wairarapa/Tararua distrcict then a PROHIBITED fire season still remains.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Craig Cottrill says permit holders should follow the instructions provided carefully.

"The dry vegetation acts as fuel for a wildfire, meaning if a wildfire did start it could spread very quickly... We’ve seen this with a few vegetation fires in the area recently, including one in Makara earlier this month where firefighters and helicopters worked hard over two days to put it out," he says.

What you need to know:
- The restrictions cover the following areas: Kāpiti Coast, Porirua, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley.
- You cannot light an outdoor fire unless you have a permit.
- Gas and charcoal barbecues are permitted.
- Individuals that operate heavy machinery are advised to exercise caution when out in dry terrain. Fire crews advise to undertake work in cooler temperatures and in minimal wind.

To find out more about outdoor fire safety, please go to Fire and Emergency New Zealand's (FENZ) website by clicking the button below.

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3 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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3 days ago

Support your local news

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Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations… View more
Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations evolve.
Take the offer

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5 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Grover

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.
This week we feature Grover who belongs to Jeremy Brabant. "This is Grover who lives in Paraparaumu Beach and loves posing for the … View more
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you are from.
This week we feature Grover who belongs to Jeremy Brabant. "This is Grover who lives in Paraparaumu Beach and loves posing for the camera."

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7 days ago

What's On: I AM LOVE Italy 2009

David from Brooklyn

As wife in a wealthy Milanese family, Tilda Swinton is at the centre of Luca Guadagnino's lush drama. “An exquisite, all-enveloping feast of sensual pleasures.” –The Times. Trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
I AM LOVE Italy 2009
  • Embassy Grand
4 days ago

Our services and facilities at Alert Level 2

Seamus Boyer from Wellington City Council

Kia ora Pōneke. We're now in in Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday, 7 March.

Please remember to stay home if you're unwell, practise good hygiene, and record your movements.

All our updated facility and service info is here: wellington.govt.nz...

Here is our Level 2 events info: … View more
Kia ora Pōneke. We're now in in Alert Level 2 until 6am Sunday, 7 March.

Please remember to stay home if you're unwell, practise good hygiene, and record your movements.

All our updated facility and service info is here: wellington.govt.nz...

Here is our Level 2 events info: wellington.govt.nz...

The official Alert Level 2 guidelines are here: covid19.govt.nz...

We can do this, Wellington!

#BeKind #OurWellington #TōTātouPōneke

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4 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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4 days ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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4 days ago

Wellington going into COVID Alert Level 2

Seamus Boyer from Wellington City Council

Argh, bad news Pōneke.

From 6am on Sunday, 28 February, Wellington is heading back to COVID Alert Level 2 for seven days, along with most of the country. Auckland will go to Alert Level 3 for the same period.

We've done it before, we can do it again.

We'll update our service and … View more
Argh, bad news Pōneke.

From 6am on Sunday, 28 February, Wellington is heading back to COVID Alert Level 2 for seven days, along with most of the country. Auckland will go to Alert Level 3 for the same period.

We've done it before, we can do it again.

We'll update our service and facilities info as soon as we can.

For a refresh on Alert Level 2 rules: covid19.govt.nz...

For all official COVID information: covid19.govt.nz...

#BeKind #OurWellington #TōTātouPōneke

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6 days ago

10 year old kitty needs a furever home

Lee Priday from KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa

Monkey is a lovely older female kitty who is needing to find a new home. Her owner is very ill and has had to make the difficult decision to relinquish his beloved Monkey. He took Monkey in about 6 years ago when she was a stray on the streets of Petone. She is approximately 10 years old and … View moreMonkey is a lovely older female kitty who is needing to find a new home. Her owner is very ill and has had to make the difficult decision to relinquish his beloved Monkey. He took Monkey in about 6 years ago when she was a stray on the streets of Petone. She is approximately 10 years old and healthy.
Monkey is a shy kitty when you first meet her, but once she gets to know you she is affectionate, likes to sit on your lap and sleep on your bed – as well as boxes. In other words she’s your typical kittycat! She is also quite vocal, so if you like to have conversations with your kitty as well as pats, Monkey is your girl. She would be best suited to live in a quiet home, but she is still playful so would like a home where her owner keeps her occupied sometimes with play. She is litterbox trained and likes to live indoors and outdoors. She’s not that keen on other cats so she will need to be the only cat in the household. Monkey hasn’t lived with dogs but she does tolerate quiet, well behaved ones. She is currently living in Masterton.
Monkey is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and flea/worm treated. Her adoption fee is $120.

If you’re interested in Monkey please call Lee on 021 0843 8935.

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