Stratford, Stratford

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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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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3 days ago

Dry Firewood

Tui from South Taranaki District

Dry pine firewood, currently stored in a large shed burns beautiful. get some before the cold weather comes
Price is for 1 cube we have more available.

Ring or text 021 875 047

Free delivery to Hawera town, we can deliver to New Plymouth and around the coast just ask.
Sorry no pick up

Price: $100

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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

Mags4Gifts

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… 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.
Take the offer

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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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4 days ago

Your neighbourhood is now at Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could … View more
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.

Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.

Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.

If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
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Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.

Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog

Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.

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5 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at … View more
With the craziness of last year behind us, it’s time to give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes.

As NZ’s business lending specialists, we at Prospa love seeing small businesses reach their goals with a faster, easier approach to business loans. And we’re proud to be back sponsoring the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards.
Nominate now

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8 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

6 days ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online … View more
When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
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7 days ago

The jewel in Inglewood’s elderly-care crown

Marinoto Rest Home

Marinoto Rest Home is described as ‘the jewel in Inglewood’s elderly-care crown’, and is owned by the Inglewood Welfare Society, a charitable non-profit organisation.

It was set up by the community for the community in 1971, and as such there is a deep sense of pride as the homes’ … View more
Marinoto Rest Home is described as ‘the jewel in Inglewood’s elderly-care crown’, and is owned by the Inglewood Welfare Society, a charitable non-profit organisation.

It was set up by the community for the community in 1971, and as such there is a deep sense of pride as the homes’ dedicated staff strive to provide residents with what is essentially, their home away from home.

Read more about us in this week's Taranaki Daily News or for more information, visit: www.marinotoresthome.co.nz , check out their listing on eldernet.co.nz , or phone the helpful management staff to book an appointment to view on (06) 756 7170.
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8 days ago

Hey Neighbours!

Pepper construction

Taryn here from Pepper Sheds posting to let you know that we are shaking things up Taranaki wide!!

Whether you're after a storage shed, double, garage, sleepout for unexpected visitors (or growing kids) Pepper Sheds have got you covered!

Check out our online quoting and design software … View more
Taryn here from Pepper Sheds posting to let you know that we are shaking things up Taranaki wide!!

Whether you're after a storage shed, double, garage, sleepout for unexpected visitors (or growing kids) Pepper Sheds have got you covered!

Check out our online quoting and design software here if you are keen to design your own shed or contact me on 022 066 7016

Pepper Construction HQ, 29 Omata Road, New Plymouth
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9 days ago

Oxfam Trailwalker Is Urgently Seeking Volunteers!

Oxfam

Do you love the outdoors, enjoy helping others and seek ways to make the world a better place?

Oxfam is looking for superstar volunteers for their flagship fundraising event, Oxfam Trailwalker! New Zealand’s largest team endurance event is due to make its debut in New Plymouth on March 20-21, … View more
Do you love the outdoors, enjoy helping others and seek ways to make the world a better place?

Oxfam is looking for superstar volunteers for their flagship fundraising event, Oxfam Trailwalker! New Zealand’s largest team endurance event is due to make its debut in New Plymouth on March 20-21, 2021.

To make this event possible, Oxfam Trailwalker relies on volunteers working behind the scenes to support over a thousand participants as they achieve their fitness goals and cross the finish line.

To find out more about the event and how you can get involved, visit our website at www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz/volunteer.
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9 days ago

Get ready for AmeriCARna 2021

Taranaki Event Vehicle Trust

Hey Taranaki! We look forward to seeing you in a town near you from the 24th - 27th Feb.

You will find us:
Wednesday 24th Feb Opunake down by the Beach 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Thursday 25th Feb Waitara CBD 12:30pm - 3:00pm.
Thursday 25th Feb Inglewood CBD 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Friday 26th Feb Stratford… View more
Hey Taranaki! We look forward to seeing you in a town near you from the 24th - 27th Feb.

You will find us:
Wednesday 24th Feb Opunake down by the Beach 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Thursday 25th Feb Waitara CBD 12:30pm - 3:00pm.
Thursday 25th Feb Inglewood CBD 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Friday 26th Feb Stratford CBD 10:15am - 12:15pm.
Friday 26th Feb Hawera CBD 1:15pm - 5:15pm
Friday 26th Feb Friday Night Street Cruise - New Plymouth CBD 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 27th Feb New Plymouth CBD - Americarnival 10am - 3pm

Enjoy the Americarnival in New Plymouth CBD 10:00am - 3:00pm. Free children's activities on the Puke Ariki Landing. Band and vendors in the Huatoki Plaza. Hundreds of American cars lining Devon Street, New Plymouth. Show n Shine.
Free Family Fun Day.
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21 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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14 days ago

Monarch Caterpillars

Alex from Stratford

Do you have any swan plants that are uninhabited. I have an excess of monarch 🦋 caterpillars needing more food. Please pm me. Urgently required. Thank you.
FOUND GOOD PLANTS AT ST ALBANS MITRE 10.

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