68 days ago

Police warn public in Fraud Awareness Week

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant as Fraud Awareness Week kicks off today.

They are warning people against giving out personal information over the phone to strangers.

Every year thousands of New Zealanders fall victim to scams- online, over the phone or in person.

Phone scams are common.

Scammers posing as Spark workers stole $10000 from the bank account of 80-year-old Auckland resident Marion.

After following their instructions on the phone, she received a bank alert about the large withdrawal.

Have you been the victim of a phone scam?

If so, what happened?

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3 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 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:

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Enhance your International Wine Knowledge with our new Diploma of Wine (Full time & Part time)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

The world of wine is exciting. We are delighted to announce two new NZQA qualifications: NZ Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge Level 5 and the NZ Diploma of Wine Management Level 6, Starts 9 March 2021.