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103 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our February Seniors newsletter is out now. In this issue we announce our Age friendly fund successful recipients, shine a light on the those nominated for the New Years Honours for Services to Seniors and much more. Check it out here: mailchi.mp...

103 days ago

Poll: You be the (photographic) judge!

Ashleigh from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa. Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.

The entries in this category have been shortlisted and we now have five brilliantly captured … View more
Kia ora Aotearoa. Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.

The entries in this category have been shortlisted and we now have five brilliantly captured photographs to battle it out. There's a camera up for grabs for our talented photographers, and it's up to you to choose who takes the crown...and the Canon EOS!

Cast your vote in the poll below before 12pm, 11 February.

You be the (photographic) judge!
  • 53.5% Finalist 1: Full Moon
    53.5% Complete
  • 14.8% Finalist 2: Girl's Camp
    14.8% Complete
  • 11.4% Finalist 3: First Ride in a Steam Train
    11.4% Complete
  • 16.2% Finalist 4: Grandparents at Sunset
    16.2% Complete
  • 1.9% Finalist 5: Brass Band
    1.9% Complete
  • 2.1% Finalist 6: Street Walk
    2.1% Complete
1268 votes
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104 days ago

Historical facts about Christianity explored

Drew from Tararua District

Over this damm awful weekend been cleaning out my library and the following books are for sale as a package

a) The Second Messiah by Chris Knight and Robert Lomas

b) The dead sea scrolls deception by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh authors of the Holly blood and Holly grail

c) Genesis … View more
Over this damm awful weekend been cleaning out my library and the following books are for sale as a package

a) The Second Messiah by Chris Knight and Robert Lomas

b) The dead sea scrolls deception by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh authors of the Holly blood and Holly grail

c) Genesis of the Grail Kings by Laurence Gardner

d)Scared Treasure Secret Power by Guy Patton and Robin Mackness

e) The Temple and the Lodge by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh (see d above )

f) The Divinity Code by Ian Wishart addressing Richard Dawkins "The God Delusion "

A package of books for the inquisitive mind

Price: $30

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106 days ago

Art Exhibition by Manawatu rural artist Graham Christensen

Natasha from Ashhurst - Pohangina

'Our Rural Environs' exhibition is now on at the Feilding and District Art Society and runs until the 18th of February AND will be open 10am - 1pm Waitangi Day!

About the Artist:
Graham Christensen lives on a farm near Palmerston North and paints from a large, light-filled studio – … View more
'Our Rural Environs' exhibition is now on at the Feilding and District Art Society and runs until the 18th of February AND will be open 10am - 1pm Waitangi Day!

About the Artist:
Graham Christensen lives on a farm near Palmerston North and paints from a large, light-filled studio – a converted room at the back of the barn.

He regularly exhibits throughout the Manawatu/Rangitikei region, including opening his studio annually for the Art Trail Manawatu.

Graham’s paintings depict his life-long love of farming and the unique landscape that New Zealand offers. His latest works are captured moments, many from his son’s beef farm in Pohangina Valley, that illustrate the peaceful beauty that surrounds us - if we take the time to look for it.

Graham was searching for a form of relaxation when he picked up a paint brush in his early 60’s - what he found was a life changing improvement in his mental health. Graham say’s “Painting is so peaceful, to me it’s like meditation. You are very mindful when you paint, you are concentrating on the paint and the movement of the brush. You’re not thinking about anything else and that makes my mind feel very still and spacious.”

Another benefit that he found, is that he now sees beauty in places he previously saw as ordinary. He’s always on the look out for inspiration or a new scene to paint and has learnt that by just taking a moment to stop and really look around, there is beauty everywhere. A mob of cows with their calves peacefully chewing their cud on a sunny afternoon, the contrast of light and the shadows along the fern-lined bank of a meandering stream, even a friendly conversation being held between farmers at the local sock yards invokes in the viewer a memory or a sense that you instinctively know that very scene - and are somehow part of the story.

A charity that is close to Graham’s heart is the Manawatu Rural Support Service, an organisation that specialises in supporting the stability and wellbeing of our local farmers and their families. The proceeds of the sale of ‘Ready for Shearing’ - included in this exhibition, will be donated to this wonderful and very essential, rural service.

Opening hours: Weekdays 10am - 4pm, Saturdays 10am - 1pm. *Waitangi Day - February 7th: 10am - 1pm

For more information see Graham's website: grahamchristensen.co.nz...
Facebook page: www.facebook.com...
Instagram: www.instagram.com...

105 days ago

Hot dry summer raised wildfire risk awareness

Climate Insights

Peri-urban areas can be described as the landscape interface between town and country or the rural-urban transition zone where urban and rural areas mix.

The probability of wildfire is driven by the amount and dryness of fuel, ambient weather and ignitions. Dry weather exacerbates wildfire risk… View more
Peri-urban areas can be described as the landscape interface between town and country or the rural-urban transition zone where urban and rural areas mix.

The probability of wildfire is driven by the amount and dryness of fuel, ambient weather and ignitions. Dry weather exacerbates wildfire risk in this zone and could significantly impact your property! With one of New Zealand’s hottest and driest summers, discover your property’s fire risk and what you can do to reduce it.

We can produce personalised reports for any house on the planet!

Click here to get your property report: https://property-climate-risk-report.co.nz/
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106 days ago

Treat yourself or someone you care about this Valentines Day

Stuff

Purchase a six month subscription to the Sunday Star-Times for $102 and get a free $100 Interflora e-voucher. Terms and conditions apply. Subscribe Now

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108 days ago

Homed Manawatu- OUT NOW!

Jessica Zimmerman Reporter from Homed - Manawatu

Our House of the Week this week is a beautifully renovated 1930's bungalow, on offer through Richard Jensen and Carole Hoffman from Harcourts. PLUS so much more in today's edition of Homed.

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Manawatū to find agents who are actively… View more
Our House of the Week this week is a beautifully renovated 1930's bungalow, on offer through Richard Jensen and Carole Hoffman from Harcourts. PLUS so much more in today's edition of Homed.

Looking for an agent to market your home?
Check Homed Manawatū to find agents who are actively marketing in your area and chat to them about getting your property featured in the Homed Manawatū.

Distribution & Delivery:
Homed Manawatū gets delivered to letterboxes on a Thursday, and also inserted into the Manawatū Standard, delivered to subscribers, and is available in Supermarkets, Dairies and Petrol Stations for customers to buy

For more information:
Please ask your agent to contact Karen Baker on 021 973 105 or karen.baker@stuff.co.nz

Not receiving your weekly delivery?
Please phone 0800 339000 or e mail distribution@stuff.co.nz

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109 days ago

Waitangi Day Super Bed Sale!

Beds 4 U

Aotearoa!

Our Waitangi Day Super Bed Sale is now on! Celebrate Waitangi Day with our best deals on beds, mattresses, pillows, and all things sleep. Plus get FREE LOCAL DELIVERY* 😍 Hurry, limited-time offer!

👉 Shop online or at your nearest Beds4U store!

✅ 60 Night's Comfort … View more
Aotearoa!

Our Waitangi Day Super Bed Sale is now on! Celebrate Waitangi Day with our best deals on beds, mattresses, pillows, and all things sleep. Plus get FREE LOCAL DELIVERY* 😍 Hurry, limited-time offer!

👉 Shop online or at your nearest Beds4U store!

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We have the beds for you @ Beds4U...
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110 days ago

Is Hokitika the friendliest town in NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Hokitika has been named the most welcoming town in NZ in Booking.com's 10th annual Traveller Review Awards.
Would be keen to hear from those who live there or who have visited whether they think the town really is exceptionally friendly. What makes it a welcoming place, or … View more
Hi everyone,
Hokitika has been named the most welcoming town in NZ in Booking.com's 10th annual Traveller Review Awards.
Would be keen to hear from those who live there or who have visited whether they think the town really is exceptionally friendly. What makes it a welcoming place, or otherwise? Were there any cafes, restaurants, shops or other places you received a particularly warm welcome?
Lake Tekapo and Oamaru came in second and third place respectively, followed by Cambridge, Picton, Invercargill, Martinborough, Kerikeri and Palmerston North. Would also love to hear from you if you have thoughts on these places. Please include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article.
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts?

110 days ago

Hi is the shose rack

Barbara from Hokowhitu

Hi is the shose rack still available I am interested 0275347859 thaks Barbara 😀

110 days ago

Welcome to the year of the Tiger!

The Team from NZ Compare

The Tiger represents bravery and strength, so this Lunar New Year, we’d like to offer you the chance to WIN 1 of 3 $50 Prezzy Cards, to spend at your local café, takeaway or restaurant!

Our locals have been doing it tough but remaining resilient, brave and strong through the last year. … View more
The Tiger represents bravery and strength, so this Lunar New Year, we’d like to offer you the chance to WIN 1 of 3 $50 Prezzy Cards, to spend at your local café, takeaway or restaurant!

Our locals have been doing it tough but remaining resilient, brave and strong through the last year. Let's go show them some love Neighbours!

Click 'read more' below to head over to the NZ Compare Facebook page and leave a comment on our Lunar Post telling us what awesome local you'd support if you won.

We hope this Chinese New Year will be filled with happiness, prosperity, and many precious moments with your loved ones.

Entries close midnight 8th February 2022.

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115 days ago

Let's defend ourselves together....

Martin from Ashhurst - Pohangina

The Labour party and their friends are now being hammered because they are not doing what the general public would like them to to do. Jacinda is now facing a problem that has never been faced before - a war on our own territory - and the poor lady just has no records to fall back on. Back in the … View moreThe Labour party and their friends are now being hammered because they are not doing what the general public would like them to to do. Jacinda is now facing a problem that has never been faced before - a war on our own territory - and the poor lady just has no records to fall back on. Back in the 1940's when the UK was under threat, Parliament was dissolved and a co-alition was set in place. This gave us some very severe measures - rationing of many food items for instance - and people were requested, nay - forced to grow their own vegetables, have chooks in their backyards, trading amongst neighbours, local councils let out allotments for anyone to grow more vegetables. You just don't know how bad it could get - it least we are not putting up with air raids and bombing.
Give Jacinda a break, she's doing the best that she can, she doesn't need all the hindrance she's getting from the anti-vaxxers and the nay-sayers.

115 days ago

Calling all small businesses!

Neighbourly

Want to grow your business this year? Well now you can!
For a limited time only we're offering you the chance to grab a Neighbourly Premium Business Listing for HALF PRICE!

Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your community, connecting you with thousands of … View more
Want to grow your business this year? Well now you can!
For a limited time only we're offering you the chance to grab a Neighbourly Premium Business Listing for HALF PRICE!

Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your community, connecting you with thousands of locals.. Instantly!
Find friendly neighbours who need your services, showcase what makes you stand out from the rest and connect with people who want to ‘shop local’.

So what are you waiting for? Set your business up for a successful year ahead with Neighbourly Premium.

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Grab your Premium Listing today!

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115 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Once again, Resene and NZ Gardener are on the hunt for the country's best shed! Send in the photos and stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The Resene Shed of the Year 2022 winners will receive prizes worth more than … View moreOnce again, Resene and NZ Gardener are on the hunt for the country's best shed! Send in the photos and stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The Resene Shed of the Year 2022 winners will receive prizes worth more than $2200. Just tell us in writing why your garden shed is New Zealand's best, and send up to five high-quality photos. Email to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz. Entries close Feb 27, 2022.

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115 days ago

Poll: How many official languages does NZ have?

Nura Majzoub Sapir from Global Translations

Fun quiz of the day!
Find out the answer here: www.globaltranslations.co.nz...

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How many official languages does NZ have?
  • 4.1% 1 Official Language
    4.1% Complete
  • 21.6% 2 Official Languages
    21.6% Complete
  • 71.6% 3 Official Languages
    71.6% Complete
  • 2.7% Other
    2.7% Complete
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