Wanaka, Wanaka

86 days ago

Love daffodils? Find your favourite variety here

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There are literally thousands of daffodils here, where Ian Riddell has spent over 25 years in the business, from preparing the soil and planting bulbs to harvesting flowers and selling them.

87 days ago

Prepaying your funeral

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Do you have bonus bonds? With bonus bonds coming to an end, putting these funds towards prepaying your funeral is an option for you to consider.

Why should you pre-plan and/or pre-pay your funeral?

•Peace of mind as relieves some of the stress for those left behind - you have left a plan… View more
Do you have bonus bonds? With bonus bonds coming to an end, putting these funds towards prepaying your funeral is an option for you to consider.

Why should you pre-plan and/or pre-pay your funeral?

•Peace of mind as relieves some of the stress for those left behind - you have left a plan of what you want.
•Financial security to ease the burden off your family. Currently, $10,000 (held in a funeral plan) is exempt from rest home asset testing.
•Personalisation - your wishes are known. You can record your specific preferences for your meaningful funeral, to be celebrated as you want to be remembered.
•You have control until the end – taking care of your funeral arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family.
•Provides comfort to others – a meaningful funeral is an important event for your family and friends. It brings a sense of closure and enables your family to begin the healing process.
•Funds are held in the FDANZ Funeral Trust, administered by Gallagher Bassett NZ Ltd.

From preplanning and/or prearranging of funerals, to looking after you when your loved one dies, through to designing and organising of memorials, the team at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here for you.

For more information, or to discuss prearranging and preplanning your funeral, contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home on 03 218 9021 or visit us at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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87 days ago

Spring has sprung and we're loving all of the flowers blooming! 🌷

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental … View more
As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental health + well-being. Whether you have a wide social network or prefer to only have a few close friends, joining Neighbourhood Support is a great way to feel supported and connected to those nearby. You never know when you might need a little help from a local friend!

Join or setup a group for FREE by getting in touch with us here...

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90 days ago

Driveways driven away by new rule

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new … View more
Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

Property developer Phil Robinson said scrapping car park rules was a “big change”, but he was unsure if it was a “big win”.

What do you think of having more new builds in your area with fewer driveways and garages?

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88 days ago

See how our Houseplant Hero runnerup Hollie Procter fits all her plants into her tiny home!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“So I would say it’s possible I might have the most plants per square metre,” she quips.

88 days ago

Your thoughts on making Matariki a public holiday

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The policy announcement follows a series of public campaigns for Matariki, which acts as the Māori New Year, to be recognised.

We want to hear your thoughts about Matariki becoming a public holiday. Do you support the idea, or are you against it? Perhaps you have a counter proposal.

Share your thoughts here.

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89 days ago

$5 off bare root trees - order today!

Blue Mountain Nurseries

These are not just sticks for sale- these are potential happiness!

Our huge range of new season's trees have arrived, including new season’s deciduous trees, Dogwoods, cherries and other edibles. We have the best grades, the best variety at the best price.

Click here to get your … View more
These are not just sticks for sale- these are potential happiness!

Our huge range of new season's trees have arrived, including new season’s deciduous trees, Dogwoods, cherries and other edibles. We have the best grades, the best variety at the best price.

Click here to get your sticks of happiness with $5 off bare root trees.

At Blue Mountain Nurseries, we are here at 99 Bushyhill Street Tapanui if you need us for beautiful plants and gardening advice, but if you feel safer staying home, call us on 03 2048 250 or you can order online at www.bmn.co.nz for home delivery.

Now is a great time to plant trees- Enjoy life from your garden and stay safe”.
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90 days ago

Pak'n Save Issues Chicken Fillet Recall

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Pak'n Save Dunedin has issued a recall for a batch of Brink's Cage Free, Skinless Chicken Breast Fillet. An incorrect best before date has been printed on the packaging and consumers have been asked to return any affected products.

Key information:

- The affected product's best… View more
Pak'n Save Dunedin has issued a recall for a batch of Brink's Cage Free, Skinless Chicken Breast Fillet. An incorrect best before date has been printed on the packaging and consumers have been asked to return any affected products.

Key information:

- The affected product's best before is 03.09.2020 NOT 13.10.2020 as printed.

- The chicken breast should not be consumed.

-Customers should return the product to Pak'n Save Dunedin for a full refund.

Any questions or concerns, consumers should contact Pak'n Save Dunedin on (03) 455 5129.

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90 days ago

Wanaka property sells for $920,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house on Kings Drive in Wanaka has sold for $920,000.

The 204sqm home is the same size as the median home in Wanaka.

The house at No. 130 was sold on June 27, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $890,000, compared with the median CV in Wanaka of $940,000.

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A house on Kings Drive in Wanaka has sold for $920,000.

The 204sqm home is the same size as the median home in Wanaka.

The house at No. 130 was sold on June 27, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $890,000, compared with the median CV in Wanaka of $940,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

90 days ago

Sold in Wanaka: house fetches $1.21 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home on Avalanche Place in Wanaka has sold for $1.21 million.

At 253sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 204sqm.

The property at No. 4 was sold on August 18, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $1.11 million, … View more
A home on Avalanche Place in Wanaka has sold for $1.21 million.

At 253sqm the home is bigger than most homes in the suburb, which has a median size of 204sqm.

The property at No. 4 was sold on August 18, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $1.11 million, compared with the median CV in Wanaka of $940,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

90 days ago

Wanaka property snapped up for $1.45 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A Wanaka home at 555 Aubrey Road has sold for 54 per cent above the suburb's median capital value. It fetched $1.45 million, the median CV in Wanaka is $940,000.

The 350sqm home is bigger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Wanaka is 204sqm. The sale was completed on June 4, … View more
A Wanaka home at 555 Aubrey Road has sold for 54 per cent above the suburb's median capital value. It fetched $1.45 million, the median CV in Wanaka is $940,000.

The 350sqm home is bigger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Wanaka is 204sqm. The sale was completed on June 4, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

90 days ago

Wanaka home sells for $1.03 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house on Matrica Court in Wanaka has sold for $1.03 million.

At 223sqm, it is larger than most homes in Wanaka, where the median house is 204sqm.

The house at No. 6 was sold on July 31, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and three bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $880,000, compared with the median … View more
A house on Matrica Court in Wanaka has sold for $1.03 million.

At 223sqm, it is larger than most homes in Wanaka, where the median house is 204sqm.

The house at No. 6 was sold on July 31, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and three bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $880,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $940,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

90 days ago

Source Quality Yearling Bulls

PGG Wrightson Ltd

In the market for yearling bulls? We know every advantage counts in the farming industry. Advantage is exactly what we give the breeders and farmers we partner with.

PGG Wrightson Livestock Genetics combine decades of hands-on rural experience with the most comprehensive data available.

We … View more
In the market for yearling bulls? We know every advantage counts in the farming industry. Advantage is exactly what we give the breeders and farmers we partner with.

PGG Wrightson Livestock Genetics combine decades of hands-on rural experience with the most comprehensive data available.

We partner with forward-thinking breeders and farmers to enhance animal performance and improve business results.

If you’re looking for better business results, then view upcoming PGG Wrightson Yearling Bull Sales around New Zealand.
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93 days ago

Poll: Upcycling Award finalists *VOTES ARE OPEN!*

Resene

We need your help! The calibre of entries for this year's Resene Upcycling Awards has blown us away. We now need YOU to vote for your favourite below. The four designs with the most votes will each receive a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!

Find out more about each entry here. … View more
We need your help! The calibre of entries for this year's Resene Upcycling Awards has blown us away. We now need YOU to vote for your favourite below. The four designs with the most votes will each receive a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!

Find out more about each entry here. If you entered and didn't make the cut, don't worry! There's still spot prizes and other special category winners that are yet to be announced...

Thanks for voting; your clever neighbours thank you!

Upcycling Award finalists *VOTES ARE OPEN!*
  • 8.1% 1. Plant Drawers (Lee Morris from Levin)
    8.1% Complete
  • 6.4% 2. Garden Fridge Box (Daniel Todd from Linton)
    6.4% Complete
  • 16.6% 3. Plastic Spool Racetrack (Helen McFetrish from Hei Hei/Hornby)
    16.6% Complete
  • 20.2% 4. Playhouse (Pete Knewstubb from Waikanae)
    20.2% Complete
  • 12% 5. Remu Wall Art (Richard Barnett from Huntsbury)
    12% Complete
  • 3.4% 6. Pink and Grey Desk (Fran Bellingham from Hataitai)
    3.4% Complete
  • 7.6% 7. Kid's Kitchen (Wendy van der Voort from Hoon Hay)
    7.6% Complete
  • 25.5% Plastic Knives, Forks & Spoons Bird (Edith Gibson from Mount Albert)
    25.5% Complete
2384 votes
93 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say you can grow herbs even in small gardens. Plus get cracking with spring seed sowing, repot houseplants, sow sweet peas, feed rhubarb plants, and look after newly-planted fruit trees. Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and meet the 2020 Houseplant … View moreIn this week’s issue we say you can grow herbs even in small gardens. Plus get cracking with spring seed sowing, repot houseplants, sow sweet peas, feed rhubarb plants, and look after newly-planted fruit trees. Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and meet the 2020 Houseplant Hero. Plus go in the draw for Tui potato growing products and Mr Fothergill’s ultimate gardening pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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