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70 days ago

Your local is calling you...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Last year, we were absolutely overwhelmed with the Neighbourly community's response to our Local Likes campaign - so we want you to go in for round two!

This time we've got 50 chances for you to win a $100 voucher to go towards the business you've nominated. Head through and let … View more
Last year, we were absolutely overwhelmed with the Neighbourly community's response to our Local Likes campaign - so we want you to go in for round two!

This time we've got 50 chances for you to win a $100 voucher to go towards the business you've nominated. Head through and let everyone know why your favourite small business is worth supporting.
Nominate Now!

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71 days ago

Coffins..made in Putaruru

Marisa and Mike from Putaruru

Affordable Flat Pack coffins available.
Look on our website
Carried away.kiwi.nz
to see selection
Or give us a ring
021308430..Mike.

Free

73 days ago

Grab your local paper and an Airfryer

Mags4gifts

Purchase a three month subscription to the Waikato Times for just $164.32 and get a free Airfryer.

Visit mags4gifts.co.nz/airfryer and use the code "Airfryer" at checkout. Terms and Conditions apply.
Find out more

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73 days ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

Read the full story here
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75 days ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
Learn more

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76 days ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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77 days ago

Noah raises funds for Child Cancer

The Team Reporter from Taupō Times

Noah Martin might share a name with a biblical figure associated with a big boat but around Hilltop Primary School it’s his big - or long - hair that makes him stand out.
For three years he has been growing his locks specifically to donate them to help children with cancer.
The hair will go to … View more
Noah Martin might share a name with a biblical figure associated with a big boat but around Hilltop Primary School it’s his big - or long - hair that makes him stand out.
For three years he has been growing his locks specifically to donate them to help children with cancer.
The hair will go to Wigs 4 Kids while a donation page he set up on the Child Cancer Foundation website was rapidly approaching his $1000 goal within 24 hours of being set up on September 14 - a goal that had been revised upwards twice.

“I started at $250 and then I doubled it to $500, I smashed it, so I doubled it to $1000.”

The time had now come to chop the now waist-length locks, said his mother Victoria Munton - with the pair setting the date for the second to last day of the school term.

While Martin said he was thinking of a cut he’d like, Munton said Wigs 4 Kids wanted bunches at least 20 cm in length.

“He’s hoping not to go bald with it, put it that way. He wants to have some hair left.

Eleven year old Martin was inspired not by anyone he knew, he said, but by the book ‘101 Ways to Change the World’ which he read when he was eight.

The challenge had been too much of a hassle, he said, apart from having to tie it up during certain activities at school and minor teasing from the odd person who didn’t know of his personal goal.

“I have had no hassles from my friends.”

Munton could testify to his dedication

“He actually had the goal that he wanted the hair to reach his waist and over the last three years he literally wouldn’t let me near it with any sort of cutting implement. He’s actually instigated all this himself.”

Martin said he hadn’t yet worked out his next feat contributing to positive change.

“We’ll wait and see.”

In the meantime he was mentally preparing himself for a cool feeling around his ears on September 30 and for a few Hilltop students to be whispering “who’s the new kid?”

You can add to Noah's campaign via:
childcancer-fundraising.org.nz...

77 days ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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77 days ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Awamutu

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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78 days ago

Te Wiki o Te Reo

Trish Seddon from Te Awamutu Museum

To celebrate Te wiki o Te Reo Māori we are sharing some stunning images of objects from our collection with their English and Te Reo Māori names.

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78 days ago

PUĀWAI: Toi Oriwa Creative Space

Trish Seddon from Te Awamutu Museum

PUĀWAI - an engaging creative studio workshop environment where artist, Oriwa Morgan-Ward, continues to develop her practice and invites audiences to participate in various creative activities. Extended until 16th October in the Gavin Gifford Gallery!

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79 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
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80 days ago

Virtual Activities at the Museum

Trish Seddon from Te Awamutu Museum

Make a Poi or Tī Rākau with Oriwa!

Pick up a poi or tī rākau pack for $5, and pay at the Museum reception. It has all the materials you’ll need, plus a QR code to Oriwa’s online channel, where all the instructions are. If you haven’t got a QR code reader, use your phone camera.

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Make a Poi or Tī Rākau with Oriwa!

Pick up a poi or tī rākau pack for $5, and pay at the Museum reception. It has all the materials you’ll need, plus a QR code to Oriwa’s online channel, where all the instructions are. If you haven’t got a QR code reader, use your phone camera.

Instructions are bilingual.
Available for the month of September.
With limited stock available there is a limit on the number of packs available for purchase per person.

80 days ago

New date for Taupō Summer Concert

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas is excited to welcome back the popular Taupō Summer Concert in March 2022.

While normally run on Auckland Anniversary weekend, organisers Greenstone Entertainment are hoping the new date of 12th March, 2022 will allow for more certainty around border … View more
Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas is excited to welcome back the popular Taupō Summer Concert in March 2022.

While normally run on Auckland Anniversary weekend, organisers Greenstone Entertainment are hoping the new date of 12th March, 2022 will allow for more certainty around border restrictions and events as a whole.

Mr Trewavas said he was rapt a revised date meant the event could still go ahead.

“Our friends at Greenstone Entertainment always bring a quality line-up each year, attracting thousands of visitors to our district and is a welcome boost to our economy. Much like us, I’m sure our local businesses are also excited about rolling out the red carpet on the revised date of 12th March, he says.

“The Summer Concert Tour coming to town is always a highlight of our events calendar; it will be exciting to host concert-goers and acts to our district early next year.”

The acts coming next year are to be announced soon, with the event set to take place at the Taupō Amphitheatre.

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