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24 days ago

Love rugby? Get all the action delivered straight to your inbox

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each … View more
Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each Monday evening at 7pm.

Love rugby? Sign up here.

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23 days ago

This Canterbury - West business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Troy Cameron from ATC Accounting Services. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Troy. Thanks for bringing joy to … View more
A huge congratulations to Troy Cameron from ATC Accounting Services. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now he needs your vote to give him a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Troy. Thanks for bringing joy to your community.

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Nominated by Lisa Tua from Kaiapoi: "ATC Accounting - Troy Cameron is a local accountant, who has recently gone out on his own. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant. We have never looked back. Troy really goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable, I have happily recommended Troy to some of my customers and they couldn't be happier."
Vote for Troy

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25 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - Start Submitting!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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28 days ago

Canterbury DHB offers leftover Covid vaccine to companies near vaccination sites

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Good morning neighbours,

Workers not in high risk jobs can jump the queue to get a Covid-19 jab if they happen to work near a vaccination site.

The Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) has confirmed it offers the vaccine to local companies located close to vaccination clinics to prevent … View more
Good morning neighbours,

Workers not in high risk jobs can jump the queue to get a Covid-19 jab if they happen to work near a vaccination site.

The Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) has confirmed it offers the vaccine to local companies located close to vaccination clinics to prevent wastage.

CDHB Covid-19 response manager Ralph La Salle said on rare occasions, clinics had a small number of vaccine doses left at the end of the day that could not be used the next day.

“We believe [offering to local companies] is preferable to vaccine wastage.”

What do you think about this?

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25 days ago

Winter clothing

Christine Ashburton from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

Come into the Red Cross shop on Burnett Street winter clothing going out daily and don’t forget to check out the sales rack for end of summer bargains.

Negotiable

27 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.7% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.7% Complete
  • 13.8% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    13.8% Complete
  • 7.7% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.7% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15.1% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15.1% Complete
  • 5.2% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.2% Complete
  • 9.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.7% Complete
  • 13.9% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    13.9% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1033 votes
28 days ago

Listings wanted!

Stephen from Ashburton District

📯SOLD!📯 35 Trevors Road Ashburton is SOLD!
Do you have a similar 3 bedroom property in the neighbourhood and are wanting to know how much it is worth? ☎️ 0274 33 96 95 ☎️ for a FREE marketing appraisal today!

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28 days ago

Let's Talk: Aged Care

Daniel Fisher from Highfield Lifecare

Are you or a loved one thinking about Aged Care options?

Come along to our FREE ‘Let’s talk’ afternoon with our Highfield Lifecare manager, Debbie, where we’ll cover topics such as:

• Understanding Care options

• Getting the Needs Assessment process underway

• Benefits of Respite … View more
Are you or a loved one thinking about Aged Care options?

Come along to our FREE ‘Let’s talk’ afternoon with our Highfield Lifecare manager, Debbie, where we’ll cover topics such as:

• Understanding Care options

• Getting the Needs Assessment process underway

• Benefits of Respite Care

• Managing the transition from home into Care

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30 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to … View more
Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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30 days ago

1933: 'A red-letter day for women'

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Did you know...

“Although New Zealand is believed to have been the first country in the world to give women the right to sit in Parliament, it is one of the few which have consistently refused to elect a woman to its national assembly,” The Press wrote on September 14, … View more
Hey neighbours,

Did you know...

“Although New Zealand is believed to have been the first country in the world to give women the right to sit in Parliament, it is one of the few which have consistently refused to elect a woman to its national assembly,” The Press wrote on September 14, 1933.

“Legislation permitting women to stand for Parliament was introduced in 1919 by the then Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. W. F. Massey, and subsequently passed.”

Lyttelton MP Elizabeth McCombs​ had just shattered that glass ceiling after a by-election, becoming New Zealand’s first woman MP.

She had previously run as the Labour candidate in Kaiapoi and Christchurch North and became the Lyttelton candidate in a by-election after the death of her husband, James, who had held the seat since 1913.

The Press noted that “Mrs McCombs’s majority is larger than any Mr McCombs secured during his whole 20 years in Parliament”.

The Press reported from a packed Returned Soldiers’ Association Hall in Lyttelton.

“‘This is the proudest moment of my life,’ said Mrs McCombs, ‘but yet one of the saddest. You all know that my husband wished more than anything else on earth that I should sit in Parliament, and we had both hoped we should sit there together. I cannot help feeling a tinge of bitterness that it was not to be.’

McCombs died before the 1935 election, and was succeeded by her son, Sir Terence McCombs, who held the Lyttelton seat until 1951.

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31 days ago

Resident-friendly terms that stack up!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly … View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want. They not only stack up in the retirement industry, they lead the way. *Some conditions apply.
Learn more

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32 days ago

Specialist Professional Dairy Hoof Care

Hoof It

The team at Hoof-it provides our dairy farmers with a professional hoof care service, that is second to none. We cover the north island.

The products available on our webshop are of supreme quality but at the lowest possible prices.

Contact us, so we can help you !!

Website - … View more
The team at Hoof-it provides our dairy farmers with a professional hoof care service, that is second to none. We cover the north island.

The products available on our webshop are of supreme quality but at the lowest possible prices.

Contact us, so we can help you !!

Website - https://hoofit.nz/
Call us at 021 278 8278
Email - info@hoofit.nz
Find out more

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33 days ago

Calling all Small Business Owners!

Neighbourly Team

Hungry for local customers? Grow your Business with Neighbourly and Grab a FREE 3 months Premium Business listing today!

Usually $150, Neighbourly Premium enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your Business. Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
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Usually $150, Neighbourly Premium enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your Business. Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

No catches or hidden fees, It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

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34 days ago

Cycling fan to undertake gruelling Le Race dressed as Darth Vader

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Friday neighbours,

Andrew Luddington is hoping he will have a little luck when he takes on a gruelling ride from Christchurch to Akaroa, all while dressed as Darth Vader.

Luddington is preparing to transform into the Star Wars villain for the upcoming 100-kilometre Miles Continental Le… View more
Happy Friday neighbours,

Andrew Luddington is hoping he will have a little luck when he takes on a gruelling ride from Christchurch to Akaroa, all while dressed as Darth Vader.

Luddington is preparing to transform into the Star Wars villain for the upcoming 100-kilometre Miles Continental Le Race cycle event, on an all-steel, 12-speed bike from 1978.

The 55-year-old will be among hundreds of participants at the start line on Saturday, blasting Star Wars music from a megaphone attached to his 40-year-old bike while in full Sith Lord attire.

Have you checked out Le Race before?

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34 days ago

Would you like to win gardening gear and plant nursery vouchers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide… View more
Subscribe to our free ezine! Follow this week’s guide to growing chicory and radicchio. Harvest flowers for dried arrangements, plant fast-growing Asian greens, look out for cicada damage and wasps and fill gaps in shelter belts before winter.
Build your own sun-lounger and learn how to divide Bearded Irises. Plus go in the draw to win handspreaders from GARDENA and $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here.

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