Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park

121 days ago

Early Access To Boxing Day Blowout Sale

Beds 4 U

Dear Neighbours,

We are excited to announce early access for all neighbourly members to our biggest Boxing Day Bed Sale!

Beds 4 U have you covered with all your snooze needs with beds and mattresses to suit everyone and every budget. We are your exclusive Slumberzone retailer- Made by … View more
Dear Neighbours,

We are excited to announce early access for all neighbourly members to our biggest Boxing Day Bed Sale!

Beds 4 U have you covered with all your snooze needs with beds and mattresses to suit everyone and every budget. We are your exclusive Slumberzone retailer- Made by Kiwis, for Kiwis - You can save up to 60 percent on an incredible range of NZ made beds and mattresses- Plus, get 12 months interest-free for all Q card & Gem Visa purchases and get free local delivery using the discount code "Neighbourly".

Check out our limited-time specials online or visit your local Beds 4 U Store Now!

Bring back your dream sleep,
With Beds 4 U's Biggest Boxing Day Bed Sale!
Your Local Sleep Experts
Shop now

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121 days ago

Happy Holidays! 🎅💚

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New … View more
Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New Zealand - thank you for your mahi and support over the past year! Wishing you a safe and joy-filled holiday season ahead.

123 days ago

Irene’s Joint Health Cream Review

Natural Health Clinic

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a … View more
“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a fast-acting, long-lasting, natural product to support joints and muscles, then Koru FX cream is for you.
Find out more

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126 days ago

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Henry Neighbourly Lead from Aongatete

Merry Christmas Wishes for 2020
In general we like to keep things light-hearted at Christmas time, but we can’t ignore that many of us have had a difficult year with illness, loss, uncertain employment, and isolation due to COVID-19.
New Year? Yes please! Here’s to better times ahead for us … View more
Merry Christmas Wishes for 2020
In general we like to keep things light-hearted at Christmas time, but we can’t ignore that many of us have had a difficult year with illness, loss, uncertain employment, and isolation due to COVID-19.
New Year? Yes please! Here’s to better times ahead for us all!

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a safe and healthy 2021.

From our bubble to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! Stay safe and take care.

This Christmas message is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and that we can see you again soon. Until then, cheers to you from afar for your good health and happiness!

Best Wishes
From Henry and Robin Kane.

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124 days ago

Need a last minute Christmas gift?

Mags4Gifts

Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas and order a magazine subscription. Right now you'll receive up to 30% off RRP on subscriptions of NZ Gardener, TV Guide and NZ House & Garden. Subscribe today at Mags4gifts.co.nz. Shop now

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124 days ago

FREE TE AROHA RADIO ADVERTS

John Watson from Positively Te Aroha - Community Radio

Are you a charity, community group, non-profit, school, club, sports club etc that needs to get the word out to Te Aroha about what you do, what your needs are and info about your special events? Maybe you'd like a free ad for your upcoming garage sale. Our radio station provides totally free … View moreAre you a charity, community group, non-profit, school, club, sports club etc that needs to get the word out to Te Aroha about what you do, what your needs are and info about your special events? Maybe you'd like a free ad for your upcoming garage sale. Our radio station provides totally free advertising on 88FM and online at www.kiwi.radio.... You can either voice your own ads or we can do it for you. Simply email us at tearoha@positivitynz.radio or call John at (022) 1564708.

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125 days ago

Bespoke Christmas wrap

The Team from Resene ColorShop Matamata

Give your gifts a personal touch with handmade wrapping paper decorated with Resene testpots.

A fun project for the whole family and each can choose their favourite colours for the decorating.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Woman's Day magazine and Resene. … View more
Give your gifts a personal touch with handmade wrapping paper decorated with Resene testpots.

A fun project for the whole family and each can choose their favourite colours for the decorating.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Woman's Day magazine and Resene. Find out how to create your own

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129 days ago

Destination Christmases

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of … View more
Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of advice you may have on things to do or places to eat or drink in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

126 days ago

No one’s dreaming of a whiteware Christmas

Smiths City

Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items.… View more
Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items. We also have gift cards available just in case you can’t choose. Come in-store today and chat to our friendly team.
Visit us online

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127 days ago

Where MātaurangaTaiao meets Western Science

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study Environmental Studies!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi present Te Aho Pūtaiao, our new Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme providing a balance of Māori and western knowledge.

Pursue a career in the fields of environment, environmental science, and resource management or … View more
Study Environmental Studies!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi present Te Aho Pūtaiao, our new Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme providing a balance of Māori and western knowledge.

Pursue a career in the fields of environment, environmental science, and resource management or progress to higher levels of qualifications.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to utilise their skills and knowledge for the benefit of whānau, hapū and iwi.

Nau mai, haere mai - study with us in 2021!
Find out more

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127 days ago

Congratulations to our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardeners of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“We are really thrilled... It’s not just a win for us but for the whole community. We’ve just facilitated it.” Read about these amazing greenthumbs and find out how they turned a red zone into a thriving food forest for their entire neighbourhood.

128 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

Discounts off the normal retail price at … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 2 February 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

If you don't have a Resene DIY Card, sign up free online or while you are in store.

Happy decorating!
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129 days ago

There's still plenty to go round...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Our little blue Santa has a great many surprises left in his collection to give away. Today our Pukeko wants to give you a chance to win a six-month subscription to the NZ House & Garden Magazine. Keep an eye out on the noticeboard for the secret codeword and enter it into our giveaway page. Santa in the Suburbs

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134 days ago

Open Homes: A necessary nightmare

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

So, I spent a weekend hitting the open homes and seeing what it's like to try to buy as a solo person. Folks, it's tough out there... As an older, single person, it's really tough. Take a look at how I found "the churn" and let me know how it compares to your experience.

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140 days ago

Council making changes-PC27. please email: rejectplan27bop@gmail.com

Jacki from Tauriko

Subject: URGENT HELP - PC27 impacts everyone please read and submit against these Council changes

Dear Residents of Tauranga,

If you haven’t heard about Council’s Flood Plan 27 then you need to read this immediately:

PC27 significantly restricts the use of impacted properties through … View more
Subject: URGENT HELP - PC27 impacts everyone please read and submit against these Council changes

Dear Residents of Tauranga,

If you haven’t heard about Council’s Flood Plan 27 then you need to read this immediately:

PC27 significantly restricts the use of impacted properties through requiring consents for any property upgrades/changes (including minor fences and ground level changes) and in many cases eliminates the ability for property upgrades/development (eg parking, office, house extension, pool or BQ areas). This is because PC27 establishes each individual property as “part of the storm water system” instead of designing a storm water solution to manage flooding. By restricting property use Council pushes drainage cost and responsibility of storm water on to individual property owners who must install engineering designed stormwater drainage to “protect the storm water system” when any minor upgrade/development is made to their property.
If this was not insulting enough, PC27 means Council receives an easement in their favour over the flood area – effectively taking control of your property. This represents an alarming precedent of infringement on property owners rights and entitlements.
Property values will be negatively impact as PC27 “risks and restrictions” are recorded on LIM reports, once a property is identified with these risks insurance is more difficult and bank loans more difficult – similar to leaky homes – PC27 properties become higher risk and lending may be restricted (eg higher equity/deposit) further reducing property value
PC27 enables Council to avoid its fundamental responsibility – flood protection through stormwater management. Flooding issues are unfairly represented in existing/longstanding suburbs, and reflects the long term and ongoing lack of stormwater and drainage investment in these areas.
The timeframe for public consultation is extremely short for such a significant issue less than 5 weeks submissions are due by 18 December 2020.
Beware Council say the flood mapping will change – your property is not safe – even if no flooding is on your property now – it could be included anytime there is an update. Meaning any change in the model assumptions (rain frequency, volume etc) would mean your property is now unable to be developed or upgraded. Make a submission now – protect your right to a storm water system that does not take away your right to use your property.
Comments:

The avoidance of responsibility is severe with Councilor Larry Baldock stating that “some areas of Tauranga need to be retreated from” which means Council are happy for property owners to lose the entire value of their properties. Councilor Baldock said he didn’t want the council to be lumped with flooding claims from impacted properties. It isn’t acceptable for Council to place a 'risk notice on the property' and then say 'we’ve protected you now so we don’t have to do anything else'. Why not fix the real problem and upgrade the stormwater system? In new subdivisions all the storm water flows down the road or in to specific catchments - BECAUSE IT IS DESIGNED TO DO THAT. We want the same for all areas of Tauranga. It is possible, there are many alternatives.

Further, why is the flood event risk set so high? What are the alternatives? Why are these not open for public consultation? Why is Council hiding behind a plan change instead of addressing the real issues?

Why is the consultation time so short? Why is it right on Christmas time? Why is it being announced during a Mayoral resignation? Could it be to make sure that the people of Tauranga are too preoccupied to notice such a significant change? Could it be that Council doesn’t want anyone to notice such underhanded behaviour until it is too late?

The ONLY way to oppose this change is through a written submission and your right to an oral submission is VITALLY important. We don't have much time, don't hesitate to send an email right now and get help to submit against PC27.

Email your name, address and phone number to rejectplan27bop@gmail.com we are preparing templates and can offer help in submitting against PC27. I will email you a copy as soon as it is ready (I am one person so it isn't finished yet). Any offers of help to deliver pamphlets and get the word out to everyone would be appreciated. This is a COLLECTIVE issue. Everyone in Tauranga is impacted. Let's stand up for a REAL SOLUTION - we want a stormwater system that works for ALL

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