Ruahine Forest Park, Ruahine Forest Park

60 days ago

Where did all the waterbeds go?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Did you have - or do you still have - a Waterbed? I hunted high and low for someone who still used one of the originals, but couldn't find a soul who'd own up to it.
What do you think about these wonderfully kitsch pieces of retro bedroom decor?

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59 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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61 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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63 days ago

We LOVE swimming

Hilton Brown Swimming

And we want you and your family to love it as well!

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson.

The Free Trial lesson is … View more
And we want you and your family to love it as well!

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson.

The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
Find out more

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63 days ago

childrens welfare

Drew from Tararua District

ORANGA TAMARIKI

I’ve become somewhat confused over the role that this Government agency plays within our society. I was under the impression that the agency was responsible for all child care and protection processes within New Zealand. However over recent months from news and other media … View more
ORANGA TAMARIKI

I’ve become somewhat confused over the role that this Government agency plays within our society. I was under the impression that the agency was responsible for all child care and protection processes within New Zealand. However over recent months from news and other media reports it would appear that the agency has not been managing its designated processes across our society in an even handed manner and in particular has applied a different set of harsher rules to the Maori population. Now if this is correct those responsible for this distortion in policy administration should be exposed, taken to task and dismissed from their employment with the agency. There is no place within our modern multi-cultural society for any form of racism particularly within a Government agency operating in such a sensitive area as child welfare.

On the other hand if the agencies polices are being administered and managed in a professional even hand manner with the same rules and processes being applied to all cases regardless of race then the issue of Maori having a major proportion of the child uplifts is not an agency problem but rather an systemic problem within the Maori community. For example have the same concerns by Maori also been expressed by the non-Maori population who engaged with the agency? If so then the issue is indeed serious in that it follows that the agencies policies may be flawed and thus require urgent and immediate attention to address the issues identified as requiring amendment.

What does concern me is that the review board just appointed by the Government to look at this issue is made up solely of Maori appointees. Given all the media hype almost solely focused around Maori complaints and now with a Maori review committee the chances of achieving a non-bias balanced result is highly unlikely. The situation looks very much like reverse racism and in my opinion racism in any form is simply not acceptable in today’s society. Surely as New Zealanders we cannot tolerate one rule for Maori children and a different rule for the rest of society.

The key point to be remembered is that this agency has been established to serve and protect all New Zealand children regardless of race. We would be taking an almighty step backwards if we had one set of rules for Maori children and another for all other children

65 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
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66 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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73 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
68 days ago

Hawke's Bay in prohibited fire season

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A total fire ban is in place for Hawke's Bay covering the entire East Coast from East Cape to Takapau.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 8am Wednesday due to extremely dry vegetation in the area. Principal Rural Fire Officer Trevor Mitchell, says that the dry conditions and … View more
A total fire ban is in place for Hawke's Bay covering the entire East Coast from East Cape to Takapau.

The prohibited fire season came into effect at 8am Wednesday due to extremely dry vegetation in the area. Principal Rural Fire Officer Trevor Mitchell, says that the dry conditions and high temperatures in the region would make a fire difficult to control.
"We’ve enjoyed the lovely hot summer days, some places in the Hawke’s Bay got up to 40 degrees, but it’s also meant lots of the vegetation and forestry in the area has dried out," he says.

What you need to know:
- You cannot light an outdoor fire.
- Gas and charcoal barbecues are permitted.
- Individuals that operate heavy machinery are advised to exercise caution when out in dry terrain. Fire crews advise to undertake work in cooler temperatures and in minimal wind.

To find out more about outdoor fire safety, please go to Fire and Emergency New Zealand's (FENZ) website by clicking the button below.

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74 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

70 days ago

💖 Love Where You Live - February 1st to 28th 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, collaborating on a mural, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more beautiful and enjoyable for everyone.

Share your tips, projects, photos and experiences with us by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us at:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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71 days ago

Opposites exhibition - the Feilding and District Art Society

Natasha from Ashhurst - Pohangina

104 Manchester St, Feilding

Opposites is a celebration of works by two artists who are opposites in every way. David Mawson captures natural scenes and landscapes in his beautiful acrylic paintings of water, bush and sky while Graham Brandreth-Wills captures our attention with outside-the-box … View more
104 Manchester St, Feilding

Opposites is a celebration of works by two artists who are opposites in every way. David Mawson captures natural scenes and landscapes in his beautiful acrylic paintings of water, bush and sky while Graham Brandreth-Wills captures our attention with outside-the-box abstract art created using various mediums and surfaces.

Join us for the opening celebration of the Opposites exhibition this coming Tuesday, the 2nd of February, from 5pm at the Feilding and Districts Art Society, 104 Manchester St, Feilding.

Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free.

The exhibition runs to Saturday the 20th of February.

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com...
Website: feildingartsociety.com...

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72 days ago

Fresh eggs and plants

Christopher Neighbourly Lead from Tararua District

Now for sale on our fence.
Please be honest when paying and scan our QR code 😊

Located in Hovding Street Norsewood, opposite NZ Natural Clothing.

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73 days ago

Poll: Do you wash chicken before cooking?

New Zealand Food Safety

Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any … View more
Washing chicken doesn’t remove bacteria, it just spreads it around. The best way to protect your whānau from getting sick is to wash your hands and kitchen tools after touching raw chicken, and make sure you cook chicken all the way through. Juices
should run clear and there shouldn’t be any pink meat in the centre.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety.
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Do you wash chicken before cooking?
  • 36% Yes I thought washing cleans it
    36% Complete
  • 64% No Chicken shouldn’t be washed
    64% Complete
125 votes
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74 days ago

Garage Sale

Christine from Ashhurst - Pohangina

Garage sale Saturday 30/1/21 31 Matapio Street Tokomaru 7am start

Negotiable

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