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: email@example.com.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
What are your thoughts on the great flag debate that gripped the country in 2015?
Building on the success of two previous markets. The THIRD Community market.
Come and sell your crafts, good, treasures or unwanted items.
Weekend of 8th 9th of May 2021.
Martinborough Town Hall.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for a table space or more info.
Wellington bus drivers are walking off the job tomorrow, taking strike action over pay and working conditions.
Members of the New Zealand Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Employee's Union voted 204-2 in favour of industrial action in a meeting last Wednesday.
Here's what you need to know:
- Strike action will start 4am, April 23 and will last 24 hours.
- There will be significant disruptions across the bus network, including service numbers: 2, 3 ,21, 22, 12, 12e, 13, 14, 18e, 20, 28, 30x, 31x, 33, 34, 34, 36,37,81, 83, 84, 85x, N2, N3, N8, and N88.
- Services run by rival operator Tranzurban will not be affected, including the number 1 and 7.
Wellington commuters are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest developments on Metlink's website.