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13 hours ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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14 hours ago

What's On: Pukekura Park Historical Guided Walks

Alan from Merrilands

Operated by "Friends of Pukekura Park" Approximately 5km. Up to 2 hours duration. Moderate fitness required. Good walking shoes advised. Available most days. $10/person. Call: 0210493809 (booking essential)
Pukekura Park Historical Guided Walks
  • Pukekura Park
14 hours ago

What's On: Pukekura Park Buggy Tours

Alan from Merrilands

Operated by "Friends of Pukekura Park". Runs weekly, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday from 10.30am-3pm weather permitting. Other days by appointment. Duration 45-60 minutes. Adults $5, Children $2. Call: 0212133242
Pukekura Park Buggy Tours
  • Pukekura Park
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16 hours ago

What's On: Geological Society Talk

Steve from Spotswood

Nick Jackson, Operations geologist, Elemental Group, will give a talk "The Challenges and Opportunities of Decarbonisation: Transitioning New Zealand's energy mix from traditional to renewable energy sources"
Geological Society Talk
  • TSB Community Trust
5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 day ago

Red hot summer sale

Firewood Factory

Sale pricing now on large range (pine, macrocarpa, old man pine, oak and gum plus hotmix options) quality screened wood.

Free delivery.
Order online

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1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

If you'd like to receive Blueprint in your inbox each week, subscribe here.
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4 days ago

What's On: New Plymouth Bike Kitchen

Stuart from Westown

Free help with bike repair. Volunteer learning mechanics needed. 2nd hand bikes available for koha. Sat 10 am - 1 pm and Wed 5.30 - 7 pm
New Plymouth Bike Kitchen
  • Puke Ariki Bus Depot
3 days ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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3 days ago

Support your local news

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By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations… View more
Save up to 10% off RRP when you subscribe to your local newspaper at mags4gifts.co.nz, and enjoy the convenience of safe delivery straight to your home.

By subscribing, you will also be supporting our journalists across the country who work tirelessly to ensure you remain informed as situations evolve.
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4 days ago

What's On: Club Dance Modern Jive Classes

Trish from Westown

Beginners classes are held every Thursday at 7.30pm cost $8. Fun, friendly, social classes where everyone is welcome and you don't need to bring a partner. Contact Nev 758 4321
Club Dance Modern Jive Classes
  • New Plymouth Club
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4 days ago

What's On: Club Dance Modern Jive Classes

Trish from Westown

Beginners classes are held every Thursday at 7.30pm cost $8. Fun, friendly, social classes where everyone is welcome and you don't need to bring a partner. Contact Nev 758 4321
Club Dance Modern Jive Classes
  • New Plymouth Club
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4 days ago

What's On: Club Dance Modern Jive Classes

Trish from Westown

Beginners classes are held every Thursday at 7.30pm cost $8. Fun, friendly, social classes where everyone is welcome and you don't need to bring a partner. Contact Nev 758 4321
Club Dance Modern Jive Classes
  • New Plymouth Club
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4 days ago

What's On: Club Dance Modern Jive Classes

Trish from Westown

Beginners classes are held every Thursday at 7.30pm cost $8. Fun, friendly, social classes where everyone is welcome and you don't need to bring a partner. Contact Nev 758 4321
Club Dance Modern Jive Classes
  • New Plymouth Club
4 days ago

What's On: New Plymouth Bike Kitchen

Stuart from Westown

Free help with bike repair. Volunteer learning mechanics needed. 2nd hand bikes available for koha. Sat 10 am - 1 pm and Wed 5.30 - 7 pm
New Plymouth Bike Kitchen
  • Puke Ariki Bus Depot
4 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.

More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....

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