104 days ago

Hawke's Bay in prohibited fire season

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A total fire ban is in place for Hawke's Bay covering the entire East Coast from East Cape to Takapau.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 8am Wednesday due to extremely dry vegetation in the area. Principal Rural Fire Officer Trevor Mitchell, says that the dry conditions and high temperatures in the region would make a fire difficult to control.
"We’ve enjoyed the lovely hot summer days, some places in the Hawke’s Bay got up to 40 degrees, but it’s also meant lots of the vegetation and forestry in the area has dried out," he says.

What you need to know:
- You cannot light an outdoor fire.
- Gas and charcoal barbecues are permitted.
- Individuals that operate heavy machinery are advised to exercise caution when out in dry terrain. Fire crews advise to undertake work in cooler temperatures and in minimal wind.

To find out more about outdoor fire safety, please go to Fire and Emergency New Zealand's (FENZ) website by clicking the button below.

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6 hours ago

Malicious email impersonating NZ Post circulating

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

New Zealand Post have published a warning to customers after several variations of a scam email were reported over the past 24 hours.

The email asks to correct personal details because of a failed parcel delivery.

The email directs the recipient to 'schedule a new delivery'. If any individual has received these emails, NZ Post has advised to delete it immediately.

For more information on the scam, please see the NZ Post's Cyber Security Alerts page.

More to come.

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16 hours ago

Get Out More and explore this Autumn!

Explore Central North Island

Want to hit the road and seeking inspiration to go somewhere new in the central North Island? Help is just a click away!

We’ve done the hard work for you creating over 60 fantastic breaks you can use to plan that quick weekend away, a short break, or take that long-awaited roadie.

We give you the ideas – you just choose when and where, and pack the car. Time to get planning!
Find out more

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1 day ago

Life & death situatiion. Self closing gate urgently needed

Lee from Akina

Hi all, I'm looking for a self closing gate (like the pre school or pools have, the type of gates that you lift up a knob to open it). Child gates that I currantly have are inconvenient. My Maltese pup slipped her coller and ran around my neighbours chicken enclosure, (thankfully no chickens hurt) he cam out with a rifle :-( I don't really want to go new as very expensive. If anyone knows of any, please contact me. Picture is an example, anything considered. Many thanks in advance 😀

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