Central Otago District, Alexandra

2 hours ago

Memorials for your loved one.

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Come and view the extensive range of headstones at Avenal Park Funeral Home.

We have a variety of shapes, sizes and colours - black, grey, green, blues and reds and some unique designs. We work with you - from your ideas, through to the layout and design process and onto the installation stage.… View more
Come and view the extensive range of headstones at Avenal Park Funeral Home.

We have a variety of shapes, sizes and colours - black, grey, green, blues and reds and some unique designs. We work with you - from your ideas, through to the layout and design process and onto the installation stage.

Avenal Park Funeral Home are registered Monumental Masons and we are available to work in cemeteries throughout Southland and Otago.

We also offer a cleaning and restoration service for existing headstones.

Please phone us on 03 218 9021 to arrange a time for you to discuss your requirements and to look through our showroom at Avenal Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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15 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What … View more
The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 30.5% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    30.5% Complete
  • 14.1% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.1% Complete
  • 3.8% I don’t have an opinion
    3.8% Complete
  • 51.7% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.7% Complete
1119 votes
1 day ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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5 days ago

Are six month rental terms causing a summer housing squeeze?

Amy Ridout Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Six-month leases are becoming more common in Nelson as landlords realise they can gain more income from marketing their properties to tourists over summer.

Renters are finding themselves evicted at the busiest time of year, when everyone is looking for accommodation.

Has this happened to you… View more
Six-month leases are becoming more common in Nelson as landlords realise they can gain more income from marketing their properties to tourists over summer.

Renters are finding themselves evicted at the busiest time of year, when everyone is looking for accommodation.

Has this happened to you or anyone you know? We'd love to hear your comments. You might be contacted for a story we'd like to do on six month rentals.

2 days ago

Challenge the unspoken rules

White Ribbon

A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their … View more
A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.
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3 days ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - … View more
Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Apply now!

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3 days ago

Together we can change this. 🙌

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Reach out, look out, help out AND speak out!

#NSNZendviolence

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4 days ago

Brand new tours for 2020 have just been launched!

The Team from Readers Tours

Want to explore New Zealand's beautiful backyard?!

Our Readers Tours offer adventurous seniors a perfect combination of sights and unique experiences. With two brand new tours launched for 2020, don't miss your chance to visit some of New Zealand’s hidden gems. From the beautiful … View more
Want to explore New Zealand's beautiful backyard?!

Our Readers Tours offer adventurous seniors a perfect combination of sights and unique experiences. With two brand new tours launched for 2020, don't miss your chance to visit some of New Zealand’s hidden gems. From the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Aoraki, Mt Cook, to the home of Middle Earth and the geothermal sites of Rotorua

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5 days ago

Is your phone emergency ready? 📢📲

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Only 10 days to go until the 2019 Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test on 24 November!

EMAs allow you to quickly receive important information from relevant government agencies if there is a serious risk to your life, health or property. The upcoming test allows NZ Civil Defence to evaluate the … View more
Only 10 days to go until the 2019 Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test on 24 November!

EMAs allow you to quickly receive important information from relevant government agencies if there is a serious risk to your life, health or property. The upcoming test allows NZ Civil Defence to evaluate the system to ensure as many people as possible can receive alerts.

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5 days ago

Do more of what you love!

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

We'll pull the weeds, so you can play with your grandkids.

Experience our retirement villages: youtu.be...

5 days ago

Support your local community with My Challenge

Challenge Fuel

My Challenge is a rewards programme designed to make a difference.

You can earn points, save on fuel with discounts and support your local community by donating your points or discounts.
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6 days ago

It was kinda a pay-it forward kinda thing…

AMI Insurance

When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness. … View moreWhen Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.

Read the full article.
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7 days ago

Strong wind watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Central Otago.

Valid: 12 hours from 6:00am to 6:00pm Wednesday.
Forecast: Northwest winds may approach severe gale at times.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Tuesday 12 Nov 2019.

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