Wanaka, Wanaka

5 hours ago

Queenstown and Wānaka New Year's Eve parties cancelled

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Some of the South Island’s biggest New Year's Eve parties have become the latest victims of Covid-19.

The annual Queenstown and Wānaka fireworks and music performances were cancelled due to the complexities of planning events under the new traffic light system, Queenstown Lakes District … View more
Some of the South Island’s biggest New Year's Eve parties have become the latest victims of Covid-19.

The annual Queenstown and Wānaka fireworks and music performances were cancelled due to the complexities of planning events under the new traffic light system, Queenstown Lakes District Council arts and events facilitator Jan Maxwell said.

She hoped residents and visitors to the district would still support local businesses, restaurants and bars as they ring in 2022.

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10 hours ago

Picked in the morning, on your plate for lunch

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Read about this Dunedin cafe where vegetables from the kitchen has been grown by the owner. The staples of pumpkins, beetroot, cabbage and carrots do well here, he says, with a wide variety of other crops including spring onions, kohlrabi, celery, fennel, kale, potatoes, … View more
Dear neighbours,

Read about this Dunedin cafe where vegetables from the kitchen has been grown by the owner. The staples of pumpkins, beetroot, cabbage and carrots do well here, he says, with a wide variety of other crops including spring onions, kohlrabi, celery, fennel, kale, potatoes, silverbeet, leek, mint and herbs. Yummy!

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1 day ago

Get more from your herd test

LIC

Add milk pregnancy testing to your next herd test, it’s the convenient way to tell if your girls are expecting after 28 days – without them knowing.

But why stop there? Combining animal health checks to your herd test could uncover subclinical Staph aureus, Johnes disease, those who produce… View more
Add milk pregnancy testing to your next herd test, it’s the convenient way to tell if your girls are expecting after 28 days – without them knowing.

But why stop there? Combining animal health checks to your herd test could uncover subclinical Staph aureus, Johnes disease, those who produce A2/A2 milk, as well as your herd’s production worth (PW) to help you make better calls.

Talk to your Agri Manager about adding pregnancy or animal health checks to your next herd test.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Have your say on your local.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Has the pandemic made you shop more locally? Do you feel like you can rely on your community?

Let us know in our State of the Neighbourhood survey and you could win 1 of 10 $100 Prezzy cards.
Take the survey

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4 days ago

Potted foam cactus

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

When it comes to homeware trends, the cactus is a perennial favourite. Create some super-cute and affordable cactus-themed crafts with Resene paints.

Find out how to create your own.

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4 days ago

GRAB A BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE DEAL NOW!

The Team from NZ Compare

These deals have been snatched quicker than donuts in lockdown! Get your household a black Friday broadband deal like a $150 joining credit plus tonnes more benefits, exclusive only to Broadband Compare.

Only a few days left before they go, be QUICK and take a look today!

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4 days ago

Seven key reasons you need a will

Public Trust

When we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz… View moreWhen we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the seven key reasons you need a will. Check out the article in the link below.

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5 days ago

Why choose Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem?

Organic Crop Protectants

All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up … View more
All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up to 50L of spray). Eco-neem is also free of solvent residues found in some other neem products (check for hazard diamond icons on products labels, these may indicate the presence of solvents).
Find out more

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5 days ago

Christmas isn’t cancelled

Christmas Box

For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a … View more
For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a little certainty to those struggling right now. Sponsor a Christmas Box today.
Find out more

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5 days ago

In challenging times, you’re in good hands

Rowena Jackson Retirement Village

Every Ryman retirement village is a supportive community where residents can thrive – even in difficult times.
While we observe strict safety protocols, we’ve found ways to make sure our residents can stay connected.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll always find a warm welcome at Ryman.… View more
Every Ryman retirement village is a supportive community where residents can thrive – even in difficult times.
While we observe strict safety protocols, we’ve found ways to make sure our residents can stay connected.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll always find a warm welcome at Ryman.

Learn more

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6 days ago

When does NZ move to the 'traffic light system'?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying … View more
Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying Covid-19 was not going to be eradicated from New Zealand.

“The hard truth is that Delta is here and not going away,” Ardern said.

While Aucklanders will finally see an end to New Zealand’s longest lockdown, those in other parts of the country could face far more restrictions if they have not been fully-vaccinated.

Read more here.

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6 days ago

Buying a new home or investment property?

Climate Insights - Otago & Southland

Hi Neighbours,
Over the last 12 months there were 7,611 houses sold in Otago & Southland; 54% of recently surveyed Kiwis said they would take climate change into account before purchasing.

Let us help you make an informed decision before buying in Otago & Southland. … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Over the last 12 months there were 7,611 houses sold in Otago & Southland; 54% of recently surveyed Kiwis said they would take climate change into account before purchasing.

Let us help you make an informed decision before buying in Otago & Southland. Get your climate risk report today - ready in 5 minutes!

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7 days ago

Otago, meet your 2022 Kiwibank Local Hero Medallists

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

From making fashion more accessible to those with disabilities to supporting youth mental health, you may recognise one of these champions going above and beyond to make your neighbourhood a better place.

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8 days ago

Struggling to hire for next quarter?

Competenz

We recruit apprentices for employers and have candidates ready to go.
Check out some of our current candidates:

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8 days ago

Do I need a new executor?​

Public Trust

Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you … View more
Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you update your will – you can even appoint Public Trust, which gives you the reassurance of an executor who is impartial, always available and has the right expertise. ​
Read on to find out more.

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10 days ago

Make a kid’s Christmas

Variety – the Children’s Charity

In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner … View more
In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner 2-3 times a week so that the children have enough food. This is very stressful… a lot of crying and minimal sleep.” 

Food insecurity is the everyday reality for 98.8% of the families Variety helps.

Please donate today to provide grocery support for families like Melody’s this Christmas.
Donate now

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