South Waikato District, Tokoroa

11 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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6 hours ago

Red Cross Street Appeal; 15-21 March 2021

The Team from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

The work of New Zealand Red Cross is diverse and far reaching and would not be possible without the efforts of our amazing members, staff, and supporters who volunteer.

From the 15th - 21st March we will be holding our Annual Street Appeal. Street collecting is a wonderful and fun way for your to… View more
The work of New Zealand Red Cross is diverse and far reaching and would not be possible without the efforts of our amazing members, staff, and supporters who volunteer.

From the 15th - 21st March we will be holding our Annual Street Appeal. Street collecting is a wonderful and fun way for your to be a part of something bigger, meet and greet people in your community and encourage them to donate to a great cause.

Can you give an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community?

To get involved please sign up at www.redcross.org.nz.... By donating your time, you're making a real difference in people's lives. We don’t know where we’ll be needed next, but we do know because of you, we’ll be there!

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1 day ago

Red Cross Annual Book Fair on 5th, 6th & 7th March 2021 CANCELED

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

Please note, unfortunately, due to change in Alert level we have to cancel our event.

10 hours ago

What's On: ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021

Nicola from South Taupo

‘Never too late to learn to Dance’ any age and ability can achieve this. Every Tuesday $10 per class get your first lesson free. All enquires: nicolawheeler765@gmail.com mobile 022 1889052.
ADULT JAZZ DANCE CLASS 2021
  • Taupo Cossie Club
1 day ago

What's On: KINLOCH KINDY FUNDRAISER QUIZ NIGHT

Brianna from Kinloch

Fun night out: $250 for a table of 6 (nibbles provided) Drinks available to purchase. A silent auction, prizes & special guests. Email kinlochkindyfundraiser@gmail.com to book or for more info.
KINLOCH KINDY FUNDRAISER QUIZ NIGHT
  • Taupō Rugby & Sports Club
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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17 hours ago

We Say/You Say: Body Cams

Thomas Campbell Reporter from South Waikato News

Hi neighbours,

What do you think about body cams being worn by authorities?

A local council in the Waikato region has rejected a plan to enforce body cam use for council officials conducting fieldwork.

Some council staff had reportedly received death threats from members of the public and … View more
Hi neighbours,

What do you think about body cams being worn by authorities?

A local council in the Waikato region has rejected a plan to enforce body cam use for council officials conducting fieldwork.

Some council staff had reportedly received death threats from members of the public and this prompted councillors to call for mandatory body cam use for some staff in December 2020.

Legal advice received by councillors showed that filming members of the public could be a breach of privacy and potentially be an offence under the Bill of Rights. There was also concern about when footage can be released under the Official Information Act.

Would you support the move in your community? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the South Waikato News.

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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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1 day ago

What's On: Powertalk Taupo

Christine from Taupo Central

Develop your confidence and speaking skills in a fun environment. We meet every 3rd Tuesday evening; Contact Christine Beavis 0275 662 380 for more details
Powertalk Taupo
  • Strettons Board Room
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1 day ago

What's On: Putaruru District RSA (Inc) AGM

Annette from Putaruru

To have voting rights you must be a financial, life, or 90+ member. For nomination forms contact Club Secretary Annette Comp: 07 883 7747, 027 610 6584.
Putaruru District RSA (Inc) AGM
  • Friendship House at The Baptist Church
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2 days ago

Decorative Pebbles for the garden

Chris from Matamata

Surplus to requirements - amount required and price negotiable.
Phone Murray 021 08928446

Negotiable

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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

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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.
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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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