Pirongia Forest Park, Pirongia Forest Park

16 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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16 days ago

It's easier to get fibre!

Ultrafast Fibre

If you live down a right-of-way or in a building shared with others, great news!

It is now easier than ever to connect to the fibre network. If you wanted to connect before but weren’t able to get everyone’s consent, it may now be very simple. There are now many cases when all you need to do… View more
If you live down a right-of-way or in a building shared with others, great news!

It is now easier than ever to connect to the fibre network. If you wanted to connect before but weren’t able to get everyone’s consent, it may now be very simple. There are now many cases when all you need to do is tell your neighbours that you plan to connect, and in cases when consent is still required, Ultrafast Fibre makes it even easier with a team of people who can help you with the consent process.

Find out more about the four easy steps to get your free connection to ultra-fast, reliable fibre broadband.
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17 days ago

Our monthly newsletter, Hapori, is out now for April! 📝

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This issue includes news from our members across the country, safety tips + advice, updates from our partners and more.

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17 days ago

NZ’s sweetest spots to live revealed

homed Sweet Spots

Ever wondered where the sweetest places to live in Aotearoa are?

Stuff’s Homed team has done some serious crunching of 14 data points to crown the seven best spots for 2021.

Congratulations to Addington, Christchurch which took out the overall sweetest spot!

You can check out the full… View more
Ever wondered where the sweetest places to live in Aotearoa are?

Stuff’s Homed team has done some serious crunching of 14 data points to crown the seven best spots for 2021.

Congratulations to Addington, Christchurch which took out the overall sweetest spot!

You can check out the full list of winning suburbs in the Sweet Spots section on Stuff. There’s also an interactive tool that you can tinker with to find your perfect place, based on the criteria that matter to you.

Who knows, you might be inspired to make a change.
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17 days ago

Start your career in business administration.

Vision College

Looking for a career in Business or Administration?

Our fees-free 20 week NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) is the perfect way to retrain for modern office systems. It is designed for those wanting to run the admin side of their own business, work in an administration … View more
Looking for a career in Business or Administration?

Our fees-free 20 week NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) is the perfect way to retrain for modern office systems. It is designed for those wanting to run the admin side of their own business, work in an administration role, or upskill.

This hands-on programme will help you grow your knowledge, understanding and skills using the Microsoft Office Suite. It covers the Microsoft computer applications, business report writing, communication skills and document creation.

We are enrolling now for our May intake! Visit our website to enroll or to find out more.
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21 days ago

Get decorating and $ave!

Resene

HURRY SALE ENDS SOON!

$ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to … View more
HURRY SALE ENDS SOON!

$ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to use, or what prep is required, Resene staff can help you every step of the way.

Resene products are designed and made in NZ and have been since Resene started in Wellington over 75 years ago.

Come in and get inspired to make the most of your home.
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23 days ago

Get more of Stuff delivered to your inbox

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

Get more of Stuff delivered to your inbox with our free email newsletters.

Whether you need the day's top news in two minutes flat, breaking news alerts, gorgeous home inspiration, travel deals, sports highlights, or updates on what's making headlines in your city - … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Get more of Stuff delivered to your inbox with our free email newsletters.

Whether you need the day's top news in two minutes flat, breaking news alerts, gorgeous home inspiration, travel deals, sports highlights, or updates on what's making headlines in your city - we've got you covered.

Visit Stuff.co.nz/newsletters to check out the full suite and sign up today!

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23 days ago

This Waikato business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to The Team at Incredible India. These local legends are a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Team at Incredible India. Thanks for … View more
A huge congratulations to The Team at Incredible India. These local legends are a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Team at Incredible India. Thanks for bringing joy to your community.

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Nominated by Bob Mitchener from Taupo: "Incredible India restaurant, Taupo. Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food I have ever tasted, but perhaps more importantly they are: Generous: these guys donate all left over food of the day to the homeless or hungry in Taupo. Service: Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take out and their cute hand written messages on the carry bag of dinner. They certainly put the effort into the whole package not just making money."
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26 days ago

Love rugby? Get all the action delivered straight to your inbox

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each … View more
Hi neighbours,

We've launched a newsletter to deliver all of the rugby action - from on and off the field - straight to your inbox.

Stuff's Oval Office wraps the weekend's rugby highlights, the casualty ward, stories you might have missed and our team of the week - sent each Monday evening at 7pm.

Love rugby? Sign up here.

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25 days ago

Discover the magic of the Mighty Waikato

Hamilton Waikato Tourism

Explore the Mighty Waikato this autumn with a great range of things to see and do.

From free activities and family-friendly days out to gourmet delights and underground adventures, there is something on offer for everyone.

Natural wonders and Middle-earth movie magic add to the range of … View more
Explore the Mighty Waikato this autumn with a great range of things to see and do.

From free activities and family-friendly days out to gourmet delights and underground adventures, there is something on offer for everyone.

Natural wonders and Middle-earth movie magic add to the range of experiences available here. The Mighty Waikato, it’s just magic!
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26 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - Start Submitting!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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28 days ago

WANTED WANTED WANTED

Goldco

GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this … View more
GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this week. We will buy single items or complete collections.

The recent lockdown has seen many of us take the time to sort items we no longer require or simply want to turn into cash.

We are currently very short of stock and keen to buy any of these or similar items.

Please see us at any of the 30 venues throughout Auckland, Waikato or the Coromandel.

Buying now at a venue near you deal with the specialists.

Click here for venues
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29 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by … View more
Small businesses need our support. We are proud to be celebrating our 10 regional 2021 Prospa Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
"Wayne and Kate have been trying to support all the local sports clubs and businesses with great service and going that extra mile to help. They really have brought some life back into the community and should be acknowledged and rewarded for all the hard work."

AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
"With no ability to trade in Level 3 or above, they still keep their members engaged and motivated with online workouts and daily challenges even though memberships are on hold and the gym is closed. They really are more like a family than a gym ❤️."

WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
"Not only do they make the most authentic, delicious Indian food. Their service is thoughtful and kind. We always feel appreciated for using their establishment, either by the warm greeting we get, the offer of a drink if we are waiting for take-out and their cute handwritten messages on the carry bag of dinner. They put the effort into the whole package not just making money."

BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
"Our neighbourhood was missing a great cafe and meeting place. Since Benny and Brew have opened they have given our neighbourhood a massive lift. It's a place where you go for the people and the food and drink are delicious which is icing on the cake. For a bit, they were operating as a French bistro and the food was to die for! These guys have worked so hard and brought such joy to our neighbourhood"

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."

TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
"Reece the owner of Valentine’s Valet, often helped by his Dad, mainly deals with lawns and gardens but he runs both a Carpet Cleaning and a Car Buffing business also. He is extremely hard-working, helpful and friendly and is happy to do the odd job that doesn’t fall into one of his usual categories. He comes to us fortnightly and we could not do without him. If anyone deserves an award it is — Reece Valentine!"

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
"Jamie is amazing - not only does he offer incredible haircuts at an affordable price he is a genuinely caring man. With a heart of gold, everyone is whānau to him and he treats you like it. I always leave his salon looking fabulous but also feeling fabulous. He is the type of man that fills your inner well of good feelings while he makes you feel and look special."

WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
"Meredith and Craig Butland and their team do a wonderful job and go the extra mile to make sure every job is to the customer's satisfaction. They drop people at their workplaces and pick them up when work on the car is finished. They take the time to talk to customers about anything and are great neighbours to the local residents. Avalon Service Centre are definitely our local heroes in Avalon."

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
"Lemon Tree Lane is a great big little gift shop. I am so grateful for Mary Jane and Colin's 'You are very welcome' and 'it's no trouble at all' attitude. Their prices are very reasonable, they always happily gift wrap with beautiful papers and ribbons as a part of their service. I truly can't speak highly enough of this community-minded couple and their classy, extensive range of items that never leave us disappointed."

CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
"Troy Cameron is a local accountant. He is an awesome family man and it is not unusual to see Matilda, his Kune Kune pig, snuggled up with his dog and daughter in his lounge. It was the flying pig on his flyer that made me call him 2 years ago and as we had just gone into business which was scary in itself, let alone dealing with an accountant, we have never looked back. Troy goes the extra mile and his fees are more than reasonable"

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
"The owner is Richard Smith whose family have been in the motor trade in the Ranfurly Naseby area for over 100 years. During the last years lock down our car broke down leaving us feeling quite uncomfortable as we live some distance from medical & other services. Richard came to our rescue. We need such companies and people in our rural areas. Richard demonstrates such excellent attributes required in our area."

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 5.7% NORTHLAND: Wayne and Kate - Engraving Systems
    5.7% Complete
  • 13.8% AUCKLAND: Lynnae Palu - F45 Training Takapuna
    13.8% Complete
  • 7.7% WAIKATO: Team at Incredible India - Incredible India Restaurant
    7.7% Complete
  • 5.9% BAY OF PLENTY: Team at Benny and Brew - Benny and Brew
    5.9% Complete
  • 15.1% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
    15.1% Complete
  • 5.2% TARANAKI: Reece and family - Valentine's Valet
    5.2% Complete
  • 9.7% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Jamie - JD Hair Design
    9.7% Complete
  • 13.9% WELLINGTON: Meredith and Craig - Avalon Service Centre
    13.9% Complete
  • 11.8% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Mary Jane and Colin - Lemon Tree Lane
    11.8% Complete
  • 7.3% CANTERBURY - WEST: Troy Cameron - ATC Accounting Services
    7.3% Complete
  • 3.8% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: Richard Smith - CJ Sinclair
    3.8% Complete
1033 votes
29 days ago

Easter Weekend – Seeds of Renewal

The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum

Celebrating the 30-year restoration project of a former quarry.

Come along with family and friends to enjoy the park’s 2km Art-in-Nature trail and take the opportunity to join a workshop.

Seeds of Renewal highlights ways of renewing, renovating, and restoring land, soil, vegetation and … View more
Celebrating the 30-year restoration project of a former quarry.

Come along with family and friends to enjoy the park’s 2km Art-in-Nature trail and take the opportunity to join a workshop.

Seeds of Renewal highlights ways of renewing, renovating, and restoring land, soil, vegetation and outdoor art. Learn how to -
• use natural materials for creative ideas,
• collect seeds, and
• propagate your own trees.

Choose from the workshops and demonstrations that interest you most and book ahead so you don’t miss out!
Book online

30 days ago

NZ Red Cross Pop-Up Book Fair

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Two days to go!! Please join us on 27th March at our Pop Up Book Fair.
The categories of books we will be selling are CHILDREN, FICTION, JIGSAWS, COOKING, GARDEN, MAGAZINES & DVD'S. Please join us and spread word among your friends and families.

Payment accepted: Eftpos & Cash

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