Central Otago District, Alexandra

1 day ago

Alexandra District Court cleared after outburst by man charged with assault

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A woman thought she was going to die when a man headbutted her, then grabbed her by the throat and body slammed her after a party.

Andrew Drysdale Beck, 45, pleaded guilty in the Alexandra District Court to three charges, including assault and impeding breathing on a female in Alexandra on July 8 … View more
A woman thought she was going to die when a man headbutted her, then grabbed her by the throat and body slammed her after a party.

Andrew Drysdale Beck, 45, pleaded guilty in the Alexandra District Court to three charges, including assault and impeding breathing on a female in Alexandra on July 8 and assault on a police officer in Queenstown on July 8.

The case was stood down until September 26 for a nominal date for sentencing.

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4 hours ago

Make a bold statement...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design created using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find… View more
Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design created using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

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

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12 hours ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and … View more
When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Visit us online

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7 days ago

Central Otago mayoralty race under way

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

Central Otago major Tim Cadogan, faces a challenge from Cr Victoria Bonham for the mayoral chains.

Five people are running for the Cromwell ward, which has four vacancies, and 11 people are running for the Vincent ward, which has five vacancies.

The Maniototo and Teviot Valley wards each have one… View more
Central Otago major Tim Cadogan, faces a challenge from Cr Victoria Bonham for the mayoral chains.

Five people are running for the Cromwell ward, which has four vacancies, and 11 people are running for the Vincent ward, which has five vacancies.

The Maniototo and Teviot Valley wards each have one nomination.

Eight people are vying for the four seats available on the Cromwell Community Board, five for the Maniototo Community Board (four vacancies), seven for the Vincent Community Board (four vacancies), and five for the Teviot Valley Community Board (four vacancies).

Click the link below to see the full list of candidates.

1 day ago

Are you waiting for surgery? We'd love to chat

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" … View more
Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" enough.

If you're happy to chat and potentially be part of a story about this, please get in touch with Thomas through his email: thomas.coughlan@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Where are the best property deals?

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best property … View more
Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best property deals might be click here.

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1 day ago

Fresh Avocados - delivered to your door!

Belle Vue Orchard

Fresh Hass Avocados handpicked to order and delivered to your door. We also have Avocado oil available.

- No chiller room!
- No sitting around on supermarket shelves!
- No squeezing by customers in the produce department!

The fruit is hand-picked to your order and is handled only once … View more
Fresh Hass Avocados handpicked to order and delivered to your door. We also have Avocado oil available.

- No chiller room!
- No sitting around on supermarket shelves!
- No squeezing by customers in the produce department!

The fruit is hand-picked to your order and is handled only once before being carefully packaged up and dispatched directly to you. This means the fruit is super duper fresh when it is delivered to your door.

We pick the fruit green so you will need to be patient when your box of deliciousness arrives. And, as a bonus, most of our packaging is reusable and biodegradable.
Order yours here!

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2 days ago

Small business lending. Easy as!

Prospa

Need some extra funds to keep business humming?

The team at Prospa can help with a business loan of $5K to $150K. Staff-up. Stock-up. Build-up. With Prospa the only way is up, and your business benefits with cash flow friendly repayments over terms of 3 to 24 months. Whatever you need, we can … View more
Need some extra funds to keep business humming?

The team at Prospa can help with a business loan of $5K to $150K. Staff-up. Stock-up. Build-up. With Prospa the only way is up, and your business benefits with cash flow friendly repayments over terms of 3 to 24 months. Whatever you need, we can help.

Visit prospa.co.nz or call 0800 005 797 to apply.
Apply now

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3 days ago

Should parents be charged if their kids wag school?

The team Reporter from Central Otago News

Hi neighbours - an Otago teen who refused to go to school has cost his parents after they were charged $50 under the Education Act.

The court heard that over a period of 62 school days, the teen was unjustifiably absent on 38 days, with a further seven classified as justified absence.

What are … View more
Hi neighbours - an Otago teen who refused to go to school has cost his parents after they were charged $50 under the Education Act.

The court heard that over a period of 62 school days, the teen was unjustifiably absent on 38 days, with a further seven classified as justified absence.

What are your thoughts? Should parents be charged if their kids wag school?

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3 days ago

How to deal with neighbourhood disputes

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, most of us are lucky enough to get on with the people we live next door to, but what can you do if you don't?

We asked some experts how to stop minor irritations turning into something more serious, and who you can you turn to if things start to get out of hand - because … View more
Hey neighbours, most of us are lucky enough to get on with the people we live next door to, but what can you do if you don't?

We asked some experts how to stop minor irritations turning into something more serious, and who you can you turn to if things start to get out of hand - because being better neighbours can only have a positive impact on the quality of our communities, and who wouldn't want that :)

3 days ago

Treat yourself by treating Dad - Win*

Reporter Sunday Star Times

Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year … View more
Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year subscription and you’ll go in the draw to WIN* a brand new 65” Sony Bravia OLED TV, worth $7,499.

Ts&Cs apply.
Buy now

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4 days ago

MetService severe weather updates

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:

Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
More info

Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury … View more
MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:

Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
More info

Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury headwaters, from Arthurs Pass southwards
The Otago headwaters
More info

Strong Wind Watch:
Southern Lakes, Central Otago west of Alexandra, and Southland

Road snowfall warnings:
Lindis Pass (SH8)
Crown Range Road
Milford Road (SH94)
More info

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 19 Aug 2019.

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4 days ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.
View more
Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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4 days ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing… View more
The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 33.2% Rates
    33.2% Complete
  • 10.6% Housing
    10.6% Complete
  • 14.8% Roads
    14.8% Complete
  • 3.6% Public transport
    3.6% Complete
  • 9.6% Water
    9.6% Complete
  • 4.8% Waste
    4.8% Complete
  • 8.9% Climate + environment
    8.9% Complete
  • 9.9% Infrastructure
    9.9% Complete
  • 4.5% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    4.5% Complete
1214 votes
4 days ago

Watch Premier League on Spark Sport

Spark Sport

Go on, ‘ave it!

Get in to all 380 Premier League games live and on-demand on Spark Sport for $19.99 per month.

Compatible devices only. T&Cs apply.
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4 days ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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