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10 days ago

Latest scams to look out for 👀

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the … View more
Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the recipient to pay an overdue road toll by visiting a fake website, threatening to take the matter to court within 15 days if they don’t pay up.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- While it is not the first time toll payments have been utilised by scammers, the threat of court action could see more people fall victim.
- The sender will either be a unknown phone number or unknown email address.
Want to report one of these scams? Do so, on Netsafe

NZ Post scam:
- This scam arrives by test message and says it's from NZ Post.
- The premise is that delivery of your parcel was unsuccessful so in order to rearrange delivery. you must click on a link to give your correct address.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- NZ Post advises people not to click the link, but to report the message to the Department of Internal Affairs by forwarding it to 7726.
Think you may have fallen prey to a scam? Get in touch with Netsafe or contact your bank if it involved your bank details.

Remember, if you didn't expect the message and you are now asked to share personal details or money, then stop contact and seek advice elsewhere.

Feel free to share any below that you've encountered recently. This may help others across the country be aware.

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11 hours ago

Cosy up with a fresh cup of coffee and a magazine

mags4gifts

Winter is well and truly here, and we’re helping you keep your cup full and your mind entertained. Simply purchase or gift a subscription via mags4gifts.co.nz before 31 July and you’ll automatically be placed in the draw to win 1 of 3 Delonghi Espresso Coffee Makers worth $229* each!

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Winter is well and truly here, and we’re helping you keep your cup full and your mind entertained. Simply purchase or gift a subscription via mags4gifts.co.nz before 31 July and you’ll automatically be placed in the draw to win 1 of 3 Delonghi Espresso Coffee Makers worth $229* each!

With over 50 titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone. *T&Cs apply
Find out more

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1 day ago

Happy Rāmere neighbours! Here's a riddle to start your weekend off right.

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?… View more
People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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11 hours ago

Leave ‘Em Laughing, one more time

Circa Theatre

Some people are born to entertain and that is what Jane Keller has done.

Now in the embodiment of limitless age, Jane is set to bring her power vocals to the Circa stage from July 27th in her last solo show. Accompanied by her friend and collaborator Michael Nicholas Williams on piano, this is … View more
Some people are born to entertain and that is what Jane Keller has done.

Now in the embodiment of limitless age, Jane is set to bring her power vocals to the Circa stage from July 27th in her last solo show. Accompanied by her friend and collaborator Michael Nicholas Williams on piano, this is the winter warmer you have been waiting for.

Grab a friend, grab a drink and grab a seat. Let’s Leave ‘Em Laughing!
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3 days ago

Hey Neighbours, can you outsmart this riddle?

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your … View more
If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what are four and five?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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1 day ago

Coronation Street

Diane from Mount Maunganui

Anybody know why no episode was screened yesterday or today?

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20 hours ago

Would you a friend or family member like help?

Mavis from Papamoa Beach

You will receive help and instruction on how to use computer-based devices e.g. TV, phones, iPads, tablets or laptops when you become a member of the Tauranga SeniorNet Club. Courses, workshops and club days are offered by the club's volunteer coaches to members for a minimal fee. Check out… View moreYou will receive help and instruction on how to use computer-based devices e.g. TV, phones, iPads, tablets or laptops when you become a member of the Tauranga SeniorNet Club. Courses, workshops and club days are offered by the club's volunteer coaches to members for a minimal fee. Check out the clubs up to date website at www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz... for all that is on offer, where we are and how to contact the club.

2 days ago

It's almost the weekend neighbours, here's a riddle to get you going!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
View more
What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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3 days ago

Poll: Have you had a pen pal?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With the invention of the internet and mobile phone communication, pen pals seem to be a thing of the past but it was a common practice at one point.

Did you have a pen pal? Where did you meet them? Share below!

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Have you had a pen pal?
  • 66.1% Yes
    66.1% Complete
  • 33.8% No
    33.8% Complete
  • 0.2% Other - I'll share below!
    0.2% Complete
654 votes
2 days ago

For the aroha of this place.

GWRC

You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people … View more
You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people and homes and keep business running as usual.

To find out more, visit gw.govt.nz/floodprotection
Find out more

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1 day ago

You have 24 hours left to vote!

Tauranga City Council

You have 24 hours left to vote!

After that, it’s four more years before these bins come back out again for the 2028 local government elections.

Have you dropped your vote off?

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2 days ago

Glaucoma NZ free patient symposium

Glaucoma NZ

We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Taupo Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 27th July at Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre.

Dr Colin Parsloe, Dr Derrell Meyer, and the team from Rotorua Eye Clinic will join us alongside local optometrist Ross Gordon from Taupo Visioncare. … View more
We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Taupo Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 27th July at Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre.

Dr Colin Parsloe, Dr Derrell Meyer, and the team from Rotorua Eye Clinic will join us alongside local optometrist Ross Gordon from Taupo Visioncare. This is your chance to learn more about glaucoma, the latest treatments and surgeries, and what you need to know about glaucoma eye drops.

Morning tea will be served following question time. Please complete our online form to register your attendance and to receive a reminder notice leading up to the event.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Poll: What would you rather be doing on a weekend?

Beds4U Tauranga

Hi neighbours, vote now! Let us know your top pick and why it’s your favourite way to spend the weekend!

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What would you rather be doing on a weekend?
  • 19% Binge watch a show
    19% Complete
  • 26.2% Read a book
    26.2% Complete
  • 11.9% Hang-out with friends
    11.9% Complete
  • 42.9% Sleep and relax
    42.9% Complete
42 votes
2 days ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Levin

Mid Central DHB

Levin Mobile, next to War Memorial, Queen Street, Levin.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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1 day ago

Kids' planter box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Mt Maunganui

It’s easy to create your very own colourful planter box, with the kids or for the kids to enjoy, from an old wooden drawer and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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2 days ago

A Whole New Lifestyle

Acacia Cove

Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, … View more
Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and gym.

Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you’ll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in.
If you’re aged 60 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Bruce to book a visit today!
(09) 268 8522.
admin@ocaciacove.co.nz
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1 day ago

Luxury hot tub for sale

Nicole from Ohauiti

4 person Hot Tub from Passion spa collection for sale.
This hot tub has been perfectly maintained and serviced and measures 202 x 202 cm square. Also includes privacy screen and attached base and moveable steps.
Please phone or text Nicole - 02102102156

Price: $4,500

2 days ago

Cash for your wrecked and water damaged car!

AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Mums4Mums Working Bee tomorrow

Nicki Turner from Volunteering Services

URGENTLY CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!
Good with your hands, great on the tools, have a trailer or ute?
Mums4Mums have a working bee tomorrow (Friday 19 July) and Saturday from 9am to 3pm. They have a few jobs they need done to tidy up the centre.

• Fill in the gaps on our plywood walls
• … View more
URGENTLY CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!
Good with your hands, great on the tools, have a trailer or ute?
Mums4Mums have a working bee tomorrow (Friday 19 July) and Saturday from 9am to 3pm. They have a few jobs they need done to tidy up the centre.

• Fill in the gaps on our plywood walls
• sanding
• varnishing walls and hardwood floor
• staining the deck
• moving sand to prepare for a new play station
• rubbish removal - we will cover the costs if you have a trailer or ute
• painting
Starting at 9:30 to 3:00 pm. Have fun and help out. We will make sure the kettle is ready for a cuppa, that some biscuits are out and we can even play some tunes to get our groove on while we work.
ALL ARE WELCOME - WE HAVE A JOB FOR EVERYONE!

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2 days ago

For the aroha of this place.

GWRC

You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people … View more
You might have seen earthworks at the riverbed of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, and wondered what’s going on.

From strengthening banks to rebuilding rock structures, the work we are doing improves flood resilience.

By improving our defence against a flooding event, we protect our people and homes and keep business running as usual.

To find out more, visit gw.govt.nz/floodprotection
Find out more

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1 day ago

Free kindling/ fire wood

Alison from Mount Maunganui

Hi
Does want these branches for kindling/firewood
Pick up matapihi

Free

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3 days ago

Glaucoma NZ free patient symposium

Glaucoma NZ

We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Taupo Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 27th July at Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre.

Dr Colin Parsloe, Dr Derrell Meyer, and the team from Rotorua Eye Clinic will join us alongside local optometrist Ross Gordon from Taupo Visioncare. … View more
We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Taupo Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 27th July at Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre.

Dr Colin Parsloe, Dr Derrell Meyer, and the team from Rotorua Eye Clinic will join us alongside local optometrist Ross Gordon from Taupo Visioncare. This is your chance to learn more about glaucoma, the latest treatments and surgeries, and what you need to know about glaucoma eye drops.

Morning tea will be served following question time. Please complete our online form to register your attendance and to receive a reminder notice leading up to the event.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Have you got a family recipe for oranges?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We're looking for delicious orange recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's October issue. Send your family's favourite ways to enjoy this fruit to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by August 20, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the October issue of NZ Gardener.

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4 days ago

Caring For You Like Family

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experienceView more
91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experience living in a Ryman community.
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3 days ago

Time to learn

Mavis from Papamoa Beach

How to use your Smart TV
Intro to the iPad
Geocaching Workshop
Digital Scrapbooking

More information on the www.tayrangaseniornet.co.nz... web site

5 days ago

2 weeks left to enter the Sunday Star-Times Winter Puzzle Comp!

Winter Puzzle

Don’t miss your chance to WIN 1 of 50 supermarket gift cards worth $100 each!
Simply grab a copy of your local Stuff newspaper, solve the puzzle, find the prize word, and enter it online.

The more puzzles you complete the higher your chance to WIN! The competition ends on 28 July. To find … View more
Don’t miss your chance to WIN 1 of 50 supermarket gift cards worth $100 each!
Simply grab a copy of your local Stuff newspaper, solve the puzzle, find the prize word, and enter it online.

The more puzzles you complete the higher your chance to WIN! The competition ends on 28 July. To find out more about participating newspapers, click here.

The Team at Stuff and Sunday Star-Times
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6 days ago

Enjoy fragrant lilies thanks to NZ Gardener

NZ Gardener

This July, NZ Gardener has teamed up with NZ Bulbs to offer you a FREE pack of mixed oriental lily bulbs when you purchase a 1 or 2-year magazine subscription*. Your bulbs will be sent out in late August, the perfect time to plant in time to have fragrant Christmas flowers.

With a subscription … View more
This July, NZ Gardener has teamed up with NZ Bulbs to offer you a FREE pack of mixed oriental lily bulbs when you purchase a 1 or 2-year magazine subscription*. Your bulbs will be sent out in late August, the perfect time to plant in time to have fragrant Christmas flowers.

With a subscription to NZ Gardener, you’ll enjoy professional and inspirational garden advice, convenient monthly delivery to your home, exclusive subscriber-only discounts, big savings off the retail price, PLUS subscribe before 28 July to enjoy free lily bulbs! *T&Cs apply.
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