Wanaka, Wanaka

93 days ago

Make a desk organiser

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

Messy desk, messy life, so they say. Even if you disagree with the sentiment, there’s something calming about having an organised desk that lets you concentrate on being productive on the work that matters.

Keep your desktop clutter free with this clever DIY desk organiser. This one uses a … View more
Messy desk, messy life, so they say. Even if you disagree with the sentiment, there’s something calming about having an organised desk that lets you concentrate on being productive on the work that matters.

Keep your desktop clutter free with this clever DIY desk organiser. This one uses a green/blue paint palette, but get creative with the Resene colours that you love.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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94 days ago

A saucy rebrand brings te reo Māori to Kiwi fridges and dinner tables

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Are you looking for a new pantry staple? A Canterbury restaurateur has launched his own te reo Māori-branded tomato sauce after boycotting another for “bastardising” the language.

Fush owner Anton Matthews has teamed up with Barkers to produce Kīnaki Tomato after removing … View more
Hi neighbours,

Are you looking for a new pantry staple? A Canterbury restaurateur has launched his own te reo Māori-branded tomato sauce after boycotting another for “bastardising” the language.

Fush owner Anton Matthews has teamed up with Barkers to produce Kīnaki Tomato after removing Watties from his Christchurch restaurant because the company poked fun at Māori place names in an advertising campaign.

Matthews, who has become well-known for championing the country’s indigenous language, is proud to have te reo Māori on sauces displayed on his tables.

When he went in search of a new sauce to accompany his kaimoana (fish) and chips in January, they picked a sauce they loved, and asked the Geraldine-based condiment producer if it could collaborate on a label.

“I’m really stoked that they’ve taken a chance on us.”

To read more about Kīnaki Tomato, click here

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94 days ago

It's hard to beat a hand filleted piece of NZ Hoki.

McDonald's NZ

Caught locally in the sparkling waters that surround New Zealand, our Hoki is renowned for its succulent texture, white flesh and great taste.

We use the best ingredients to make all our Macca's® meals. Whether you’re in Whangarei or Queenstown, you’ll always get the great quality and … View more
Caught locally in the sparkling waters that surround New Zealand, our Hoki is renowned for its succulent texture, white flesh and great taste.

We use the best ingredients to make all our Macca's® meals. Whether you’re in Whangarei or Queenstown, you’ll always get the great quality and taste.
Find out more

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95 days ago

First home buying stories wanted

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi everyone! I'm Kylie, a Homed reporter. We're looking for people who have fairly recent, interesting, unique or off-the-wall stories to tell about how they bought their first homes. Did you move away from your home just to find a more affordable property? Did you scrimp and save for … View moreHi everyone! I'm Kylie, a Homed reporter. We're looking for people who have fairly recent, interesting, unique or off-the-wall stories to tell about how they bought their first homes. Did you move away from your home just to find a more affordable property? Did you scrimp and save for years to get a deposit together? Perhaps your family chipped in to help get you on the ladder? Are you older and buying for the first time? Did you choose to move into a home with a friend or another couple to make it more affordable? Please let us know in the comments below, or drop me a line in the messages. Your comments my be used in a story, but we'd also be interested in chatting to you for an exciting project coming up!

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95 days ago

Better balance is easy!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. … View more
Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. It’s a technique called dual-tasking and it’s proven to be effective, it’s also fun. Just 10 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home and you can be Nymbl.

Register now to get Nymbl free. Nymbl is brought to you by Live Stronger For Longer and ACC, MOH and HQSC.
Learn more

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95 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 🧠🌸

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of … View more
1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to use our voice to raise awareness for mental health and well-being. Perhaps consider sharing a cuppa with someone you know who could use the support or challenge your family and friends to unplug from social media for the entire month to improve their well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.

This month also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) followed by Mental Health Awareness Week (21 - 27 September).

However you choose to take part, make sure to tag us in your posts + use the following hashtag so we can see how you’re cultivating better mental health for yourself or in your community this month:

#NSNZmentalhealth

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99 days ago

Zero tolerance on speeding drivers all year round as Kiwi cops get tough on motorists

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Do you sometimes drive a few kms over the speed limit? Road police have scrapped their speed buffer on Kiwi roads in favour of a no tolerance approach.

All motorists edging over the limit at any time of the year can now expect to be pulled over and possibly fined, national road … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you sometimes drive a few kms over the speed limit? Road police have scrapped their speed buffer on Kiwi roads in favour of a no tolerance approach.

All motorists edging over the limit at any time of the year can now expect to be pulled over and possibly fined, national road policing manager Acting Superintendent Gini Welch confirmed on Friday.

It brings an end to a long-standing convention that law enforcement would let minor speeding breaches slide.


“We don’t have a threshold,” Welch told Stuff, “we don’t have anything other than the speed limit.

Previously, besides zero tolerance long weekends, it was understood police could exercise discretion up to 10kmh over the speed limit.

Click here to read more.

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96 days ago

Hair pulling, tools thrown in neighbours' gardening dispute

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Otago neighbours,

A spot of gardening turned violent as neighbours pulled hair rather than weeds.

Police were called to a neighbourly dispute at Coolock Cres, in the Dunedin suburb of Waverley, about 3.30pm on Sunday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said the dispute centred on the … View more
Hey Otago neighbours,

A spot of gardening turned violent as neighbours pulled hair rather than weeds.

Police were called to a neighbourly dispute at Coolock Cres, in the Dunedin suburb of Waverley, about 3.30pm on Sunday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said the dispute centred on the boundary of a garden, and led to a minor assault and threatening behaviour.

That included a woman throwing her neighbour’s plants and gardening equipment down a hill, and some hair pulling.

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97 days ago

Having certainty inspires confidence

Rowena Jackson Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you're set. Our Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed to protect you, so whatever the future holds, we've got your back.

Having certainty inspires confidence. It's just one of the ways we're pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement … View more
When you choose a Ryman village, you're set. Our Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed to protect you, so whatever the future holds, we've got your back.

Having certainty inspires confidence. It's just one of the ways we're pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

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97 days ago

Meet our 2020 Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Congratulations to King George Diones , who wins $500 worth of Yates products and $300 worth of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. This surgical nurse in Auckland propagates and sells houseplants. He is currently giving all profits to colleagues in the Philippines to buy PPE.

97 days ago

Sold in Wanaka: house fetches $980,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A property at 45 West Meadows Drive in Wanaka has sold for $980,000.

The 176sqm home is smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The four-bedroom property has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $840,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $940,000. This home sold on July 15, 2020.

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A property at 45 West Meadows Drive in Wanaka has sold for $980,000.

The 176sqm home is smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The four-bedroom property has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $840,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $940,000. This home sold on July 15, 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.

97 days ago

Wanaka house snapped up for $1.73 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A Wanaka house at 11 Kelliher Drive has sold for 84 per cent more than the median capital value for the suburb. It fetched $1.73 million, the median CV in Wanaka is $940,000.

At 287sqm, it is bigger than most homes in Wanaka, where the median property is 204sqm. This home sold on July 9, 2020.

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A Wanaka house at 11 Kelliher Drive has sold for 84 per cent more than the median capital value for the suburb. It fetched $1.73 million, the median CV in Wanaka is $940,000.

At 287sqm, it is bigger than most homes in Wanaka, where the median property is 204sqm. This home sold on July 9, 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.

97 days ago

Wanaka home snapped up for $770,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A house at 13 Meadowbrook Place in Wanaka has sold for $770,000.

The 170sqm home is smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The three-bedroom property has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $720,000. The median CV in Wanaka is $940,000. The sale was finalised on July 28, 2020.

This … View more
A house at 13 Meadowbrook Place in Wanaka has sold for $770,000.

The 170sqm home is smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The three-bedroom property has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $720,000. The median CV in Wanaka is $940,000. The sale was finalised on July 28, 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.

97 days ago

Sold in Wanaka: property goes for $870,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A four-bedroom home at 61 Minaret Ridge in Wanaka has sold for $870,000.

The 184sqm home is smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The sale was completed on August 10, 2020. Its capital valuation is $900,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $940,000.

This information is courtesy of … View more
A four-bedroom home at 61 Minaret Ridge in Wanaka has sold for $870,000.

The 184sqm home is smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The sale was completed on August 10, 2020. Its capital valuation is $900,000, 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.

97 days ago

Homestead destroyed as major South Canterbury scrub fire burns for second day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had … View more
Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had grown to 2500 hectares and had a 23 kilometre perimeter by Sunday night.

The fire jumped Mt Cook Rd – State Highway 80 (SH80) – and is burning on both sides. SH80 and SH8 remain closed.

To read more, click here

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