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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

18 hours ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. … View more
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 5.7% Auckland
    5.7% Complete
  • 20.5% Coromandel
    20.5% Complete
  • 8.2% Rotorua
    8.2% Complete
  • 5.3% Taupō
    5.3% Complete
  • 7% Wellington
    7% Complete
  • 15.6% Nelson Tasman
    15.6% Complete
  • 11.5% Marlborough
    11.5% Complete
  • 26.2% Central Otago/Lakes
    26.2% Complete
244 votes
3 days ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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6 days ago

Hurry... Last time offer for 2020!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing!

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Business Listing 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 … View more
This is your final chance to grab our FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing!

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Business Listing 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.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab your FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now!

*offer ends 31 October
Get 3 Months FREE

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8 days ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 … View more
We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


For the latest traffic updates:

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8 days ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

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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12 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene … View more
It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene cleaning products.

Discounts off the normal retail price, excludes trade, Crown, wall decals, WallPrint and PaintWise levy.
Find your Resene ColorShop

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14 days ago

A Bloke’s Day Out

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Why not treat yourself to a bloke’s day out for a grooming WOF? Just be wary of the barbershop – between the bay rum oil, hot towels, banter, and leather chairs, you won’t want to leave!

Bevis, a resident at Ryman’s Anthony Wilding Village, recently received a gentleman’s makeover. The… View more
Why not treat yourself to a bloke’s day out for a grooming WOF? Just be wary of the barbershop – between the bay rum oil, hot towels, banter, and leather chairs, you won’t want to leave!

Bevis, a resident at Ryman’s Anthony Wilding Village, recently received a gentleman’s makeover. The day began at the barbershop where Bevis and his barber Kohl shared plenty of laughs. Next up, a personal stylist helped Bevis select clothes he looked and felt great in. Being pampered isn’t the norm for Bevis but based on his smile, we’re confident he loved every minute.
Learn more

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15 days ago

Looking for spring planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we invite you to Hawke's Bay’s Wildflower Sculpture Festival. It’s also time to harvest broad beans, sow carrots, protect your strawberries from birds, water seedlings gently, and get lawns ready for summer.

Check out our courgette variety guide and growing tips … View more
In this week’s issue we invite you to Hawke's Bay’s Wildflower Sculpture Festival. It’s also time to harvest broad beans, sow carrots, protect your strawberries from birds, water seedlings gently, and get lawns ready for summer.

Check out our courgette variety guide and growing tips plus go in the draw for spring vege packs from Tui and ‘Blue Star’ ferns from Gellert’s.

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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16 days ago

First Rung, episode 2, is here!

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first … View more
Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first one, it's packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home. It also comes with a chance to win a $500 Resene prize pack.
In episode 2, we talk to a first time buyer who moved from one end of the country to the other for a chance to get on the ladder, hear about apartments as a viable first home option and an expert gives us some tips on how to choose the right lawyer.
We all know buying a home is one of the toughest, most daunting things we might ever do as adults, so it doesn't hurt to get some expert advice and support. That's what we wanted to give you with First Rung.
Give episode 2 a listen and let us know what you think - and I hope you're all in to win that crackin' prize pack!

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16 days ago

Election 2020: Waitaki voting booth locations

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about where to vote on Waitaki.

The election date has been set and the campaign trail is back up and running.

At the upcoming … View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about where to vote on Waitaki.

The election date has been set and the campaign trail is back up and running.

At the upcoming election on October 17, enrolled voters will have a few boxes to tick.

There are two referenda on the cards, as well as the regular party and candidate selections.

Here’s a breakdown of what you’re voting for and where you can vote.

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17 days ago

Recap: Get answers to your DIY and decorating dilemmas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're … View more
Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're sorry if we didn't get to yours. If you submitted a question and missed the chat, checkout the recap, here.

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18 days ago

Election 2020: Waitaki candidates for local MP

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Waitaki's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity… View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Waitaki's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.

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18 days ago

Have you voted in the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear gardeners, while the entire nation is in the mood to vote, don't miss out on having your say in who becomes our Gardener of the Year! Read their stories, choose your favourite, and vote for them!

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18 days ago

Keep your loved one close to you

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

The staff at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here to support you before, during and after the death of your loved one.

Memorial jewellery is an unique, special and extraordinary way to keep your loved one with you forever. We have a range of memorial jewellery; from fingerprint pendants to … View more
The staff at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here to support you before, during and after the death of your loved one.

Memorial jewellery is an unique, special and extraordinary way to keep your loved one with you forever. We have a range of memorial jewellery; from fingerprint pendants to jewellery containing a precious note, a lock of hair or the ashes of your loved one. We can assist you with the selection and ordering process.

We offer families choices – to suit your personal needs and wants. From preplanning and prearranging of funerals, to caring for families suffering from a loss of a loved one, through to planning and designing memorial plaques to headstones, we are here to help.

If you would like to talk to someone about memorial jewellery, prearrangements, funerals or monumental options, please contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home.
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