Laingholm, Auckland

6 days ago

Poll: Have you ever been bullied?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing … View more
People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing pink. People across the globe are now encouraged to wear pink on this day to take a stand against bullying and promote inclusivity.

Have you or your whānau ever experienced bullying? Share your thoughts on Pink Shirt Day below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Have you ever been bullied?
  • 79.8% Yes
    79.8% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
  • 0.4% Other - I'll share below
    0.4% Complete
1672 votes
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1 day ago

VERY UGLY

Andrea from Green Bay

I’m very ugly
So don’t try to convince me that
I am a very beautiful person,
Because at the end of the day
I hate myself in every single way.
And I am not going to lie to myself by
saying there is beauty inside of me that matters.
So rest assured I will remind myself that
I am a worthless,… View more
I’m very ugly
So don’t try to convince me that
I am a very beautiful person,
Because at the end of the day
I hate myself in every single way.
And I am not going to lie to myself by
saying there is beauty inside of me that matters.
So rest assured I will remind myself that
I am a worthless, terrible person.
And nothing you say will make me believe
I still deserve love.
Because no matter what, I am not good enough to be loved
And I am in no position to believe that
beauty does exist within me
Whenever I look in the mirror
I always think
Am I as ugly as people say?
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1 day ago

Auckland’s Long-term Plan strikes a balance on 10-year investment

The Team from Auckland Council

Yesterday, we approved our proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034 – including prioritised investment in transport and water, fairer funding for communities and an Auckland Future Fund.

Find out more details on what this plan includes by clicking on 'Read More'.

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1 day ago

Social climber

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Lynn

Building framed bunk beds and finishing with curtains, Resene Indian Ink and Resene Colorwood Bark elevates the bach classic. Kids also love them at home. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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2 days ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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9 days ago

Neighbourly Q&A: Renting rights with CAB's Sacha Green

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly. This week we have the amazing Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) who will be answering your questions about your renting rights.

A little bit about Sacha:
She has been working for CABNZ for 10 years and is … View more
We are continuing our Q&A sessions on Neighbourly. This week we have the amazing Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) who will be answering your questions about your renting rights.

A little bit about Sacha:
She has been working for CABNZ for 10 years and is passionate about empowering people with knowledge of their rights as well as ensuring access to justice.

She helps support the team of over 2,000 trained volunteers who deliver the CAB service in 80 neighbourhoods around Aotearoa by providing advice and support at a national level on a wide range of issues. One of Sacha’s work areas is leading the CAB’s social justice work on housing and tenancy issues.

Whether you're a flatmate, landlord, boarder or flatmate, you can leave a comment below and Sacha will share an answer on Wednesday from 9.30am. You may want to ask about notice periods, bond fulfillment, reasonable rent increases, or even whose responsibility it is to deal with mould in the home.

Join Sacha here on Wednesday at 9.30am. See you then!.

⇩ Share your question below ⇩

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2 days ago

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon … View more
The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, and heavy vehicles to detour at Ngaumutawa Road.

Visit for more information.
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4 days ago

What's On: Native Plant Walk&Talk (Free Workshop)

Adrian from Albany Heights

FREE interactive workshop strolling through the Kaipara countryside; presented by KMR, who will explain the challenges facing it and the ecological remediation work being undertaken by them. Booking recommended: 094205655-OR-email-info@kaiparacoast.co.nz
Native Plant Walk&Talk (Free Workshop)
  • Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
2 days ago

How tech-enhanced learning is empowering Kiwi kids

NZ Lotto

Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across … View more
Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across the country, helping them grow and thrive. Supported by funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, through funds raised by Lotto New Zealand players, Life Education Trust's initiatives - including the renowned ‘Healthy Harold’ programme - have been instrumental in shaping the educational landscape in Aotearoa.

With mobile classrooms traversing the nation, Life Education Trust reaches over 200,000 tamariki every year, bringing quality education to various communities. The unique approach of using specialist educators and Harold the giraffe mascot creates a safe and engaging learning environment.

Life Education Trust is set to launch Harold's Studio this year. This new endeavour will leverage technology to deliver Healthy Harold lessons through online platforms, showcasing the trust's commitment to evolving and enhancing its educational offerings to meet the changing needs of tamariki.

One hundred percent of Lotto New Zealand’s profits go back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto NZ game, it’s a win for our communities, and it’s a win for our tamariki.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories.
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3 days ago

Youth Week - POP UP MOVIE !!!!

Clutha District Youth Council

🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected … View more
🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected and donated back to our local food hub
🍔 Food: bring some cash, we will have some awesome food trucks selling their goods in the evening (keep an eye out for an upcoming giveaway 👀)
Bring the whānau, or your friends, and enjoy a night under the Telford Equine roof! Rug up warm, and bring your beanbags, chairs, cushions and blankets✨ (This event is 12+)
HUGE thanks to our superstar sponsors for helping make this event possible!!
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5 days ago

Looking to secure your OWN home?

Financial Adviser from SK Financial Group - Mortgage & Insurance

As you have noticed, banks are dropping rates, and becoming more favourable to first home buyers.

NOW offering - 6.14% p.a. - fixed 1 year

If you have 5% deposit, you could be on the pathway to home ownership.

Keen to maximize this opportunity or uncover more information?

Contact us… View more
As you have noticed, banks are dropping rates, and becoming more favourable to first home buyers.

NOW offering - 6.14% p.a. - fixed 1 year

If you have 5% deposit, you could be on the pathway to home ownership.

Keen to maximize this opportunity or uncover more information?

Contact us for NO obligation chat.

Use the following link to book the consultation or email us at info@skfg.co.nz

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Talk to us!

Disclaimer: Interest rates are subject to change. This is NOT personalized financial advice. Refer to our website for full disclosure.

3 days ago

Check it before you chuck it

Auckland Council

Keep vapes, batteries and electrical devices out of your bin. Find out more

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5 days ago

Tips for moving to a retirement village with a pet

Murray Halberg Retirement Village

Moving to a retirement village marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities waiting to be explored. Naturally, you want to share this journey with your beloved furry companion, and at Ryman, you are welcome to bring your pet along, provided they are suitable for the village … View moreMoving to a retirement village marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities waiting to be explored. Naturally, you want to share this journey with your beloved furry companion, and at Ryman, you are welcome to bring your pet along, provided they are suitable for the village environment.

Once your pet is approved for the village, the focus shifts to ensuring a smooth transition for them. Dogs and cats, being creatures of habit, may find relocating stressful. However, with patience and a thoughtful approach, we can mitigate their anxiety and help them settle into their new surroundings seamlessly.

For more tips click read more.

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3 days ago

Porirua Has Talent Hits Town:

Porirua Women and Family Centre

Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just … View more
Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just so excited about the chance to show off their talents and take part in something really positive for the city.
From singing in the shower to back flips in the garden – talented young people all over town have been showing off to friends and family for years now’s the chance to take this to the big stage.
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says she is delighted that the Porirua Women and Family centre is providing a platform for young people to shine.

Registrations are open to anyone from Porirua aged 5 to 25.
* Register online by 14th June 2024.
* Numbers are limited so get in quick.

Auditions are being held in the July school holidays with online auditions available for those who can’t make it in person. The quarter, semi, and grand finals will be held in August and September.
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5 days ago

What's On: Auckland Quiltmakers Show & Market

Sarah from Greenhithe

Traditional and contemporary quilts for beds, or hung as art. Marketplace includes several quilt shops with supplies, and handmade crafts, previously displayed quilts, pre-loved textile books, and fabrics.
Auckland Quiltmakers Show & Market
  • Mt Albert War Memorial Hall
4 days ago

Top cash paid !!!

Car Removal Auckland

Dead or alive we pay cash for any unwanted cars, Vans, Trucks, 4x4, and Ute's.

Call our free phone 0800 333 314 now for a free appraisal or text to 021 303 903

Locally owned and Operated
Enquire now

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5 days ago

What's On: Auckland Quiltmakers Show & Market

Sarah from Greenhithe

Traditional and contemporary quilts for beds, or hung as art. Marketplace includes several quilt shops with supplies, and handmade crafts, previously displayed quilts, pre-loved textile books, and fabrics.
Auckland Quiltmakers Show & Market
  • Mt Albert War Memorial Hall
4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

5 days ago

What's On: COMPOSTING WORKSHOP GLENDENE

Kowhai from Birkdale

This FREE workshop is an introduction on how to compost with Bokashi, worm farms, and cold compost bins. Discover what suits you best, and how easy it is!! https://compostcollective.org.nz/events/composting-workshop-glendene-4/
COMPOSTING WORKSHOP GLENDENE
  • GLENDENE COMMUNITY HUB
4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

5 days ago

Got a great recipe for grapefruit? Share it and win a copy of our magazine!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, we're looking for delicious grapefruit recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's July issue. Send your family's favourite ways to use this citrus fruit to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by Junel 30, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the July issue of NZ Gardener.

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4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

10 days ago

Poll: What is the smallest size hearing device Triton Hearing offer?

Triton Hearing

Some kiwis think hearing devices are big and ugly.

What if we told you technology has advanced substantially and they’re available in all shapes, colours, and sizes?

Go in the draw to win* a $40 MTA voucher when you share your answer to the
question below. Give it a go!

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Some kiwis think hearing devices are big and ugly.

What if we told you technology has advanced substantially and they’re available in all shapes, colours, and sizes?

Go in the draw to win* a $40 MTA voucher when you share your answer to the
question below. Give it a go!

*T&C’s apply – must be over 18.
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What is the smallest size hearing device Triton Hearing offer?
  • 88.5% a) The size of a pea
    88.5% Complete
  • 4.3% b) The size of a AAA battery
    4.3% Complete
  • 7.2% c) The size of a $2 coin
    7.2% Complete
557 votes
4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

11 days ago

And the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero is...

Prospa

A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a … View more
A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a local called Margaret and the nomination reads:
'On Feb 14, 2023, Cyclone Gabrielle flooded many of the rural areas. Puketapu Hotel went under perhaps half a meter of water. However, immediately Mary Danielson and her son, Sam Danielson, along with their loyal staff pulled it together to cook copious amounts of food that without electricity would have been wasted. Throughout the years many of us have been treated with a pub gathering where we can reconnect and a free meal. At Christmas there was Santa, games, gifts for kids, donated patchwork for adults, an ice cream truck and lots of camaraderie.
This February on the cyclone anniversary, they again pulled out the stops to give hundreds of us a special night. We are all tired of the cyclone cleanup and they understood that it was needed.'

Such a deserving business and team, well done Mary and Sam. And thank you to all those who voted!

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5 days ago

Stand together in tough times

Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support

There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

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There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

By volunteering with us, you can make a real difference, helping victims stay informed, safe, and empowered. Volunteer today and do good in the dark times.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Victim Support Team
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6 days ago

Lawn Mower

Michael from Waiatarua

Winchester mower with 139cc OHV petrol motor. Recent service done at a Mower shop.Runs well and starts first pull.Has a steel body with no rust issues.Has a solid plastic catcher. A great little mower that is light and easy to use.Suit small to medium size lawns.

Price: $150

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6 days ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Otaki

Mid Central DHB

Now in Otaki until 22nd May

The site is located at Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road, Otaki.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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6 days ago

Dunedin’s Grand Casino venue licence up for renewal

Gambling Commission NZ

The Gambling Commission has received an application to renew the venue licence for the Grand Casino in Dunedin, operated by Dunedin Casinos Limited. This will allow it to continue to operate at the Southern Cross Hotel, 118 High Street, Dunedin for another 15 years.

The Commission requests … View more
The Gambling Commission has received an application to renew the venue licence for the Grand Casino in Dunedin, operated by Dunedin Casinos Limited. This will allow it to continue to operate at the Southern Cross Hotel, 118 High Street, Dunedin for another 15 years.

The Commission requests feedback from the Dunedin community. Please submit feedback to: info@gamblingcom.govt.nz or PO Box 137295, Parnell, Auckland 1052. Unless previously arranged, all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Gambling Commission’s website.

Submission deadline: 31 May 2024.

Click here for |more information| or contact: Blair Cairncross, Executive Director, Gambling Commission: blair.cairncross@gamblingcom.govt.nz.
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6 days ago
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