44 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
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1 day ago

Recruiting new volunteers in your neighbourhood now.

Victim Support

Want to give something back to your community? How about volunteering with Victim Support? We’re recruiting new volunteers in your neighbourhood now.

Volunteer Support Workers - like the awesome folk in this photo - come from all walks of life, just like those who need our help. They make an incredible difference by providing support and information for people affected by crime and trauma. Volunteers receive comprehensive training and support from our locally based staff.

Check out our website for more information or call us on 0800 volunteer - 0800 86 58 68.
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2 days ago

Love your compost? Pimp it up to win great prizes for your garden!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

To celebrate National Gardening Week (October 17-25), Yates have partnered with NZ Gardener to give away some fantastic prizes to some of the most inspirational compost builders in the country. Show us your compost setup, whether it’s tiny or huge, and the best looking compost wins 1 of 9 Compost Kits (RRP $319 each).

So email through your best tip for successful compost and one photo of your composting setup to loveyourgarden@yates.co.nz by August 26, 2022 to be in to win.

2 days ago

How you pay your Bay of Plenty Regional Council rates has changed.

Communications from Bay of Plenty Regional Council

As a regional council we want to be more transparent and accountable for the work we do for you, which is why we’ve made changes to how our rates are invoiced and paid.

If you are a ratepayer, your Bay of Plenty Regional Council rates will no longer be invoiced by your city or district council and instead, you will be invoiced directly by us.

Ratepayers will receive one annual invoice from Bay of Plenty Regional Council late August –September 2022, which is due on 20 October.

You can find out more about the changes, how much your rates will be for the 2022 -22023 rating year and how to get organised on our website.