Central Otago District, Alexandra

110 days ago

Massive villa relocation "absolute madness"

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

What a pleasure to meet Hayley Parsons of Clarks Beach, Auckland. She and husband Chris relocated this huge three-storey villa from Palmerston North to Auckland, and project managed the rebuild of Huntly House from London. Wonderful house, wonderful history.

106 days ago

Sustainable & Affordable means everything to us

The Warehouse

If seeing is believing, then we’d love to invite you to see how our sustainability journey is going at The Warehouse.
 
Look in our stores or online and you’ll see more than 7,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your budget.

Look for the Better Cotton Initiative … View more
If seeing is believing, then we’d love to invite you to see how our sustainability journey is going at The Warehouse.
 
Look in our stores or online and you’ll see more than 7,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your budget.

Look for the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) branding when you’re
browsing the racks, and you’ll see we’re proud to invest in making cotton production more sustainable.

Look for the FSC label on wood and paper products we stock, and you’ll see we’re dedicated to protecting our forests.

Sustainable & Affordable. It means more choice.
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108 days ago

Crate chair

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Embrace a Modernist aesthetic with this simple chair decorated with Resene products.

Find out how to create your own.

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108 days ago

NZMCA Motorhome Caravan & Leisure Show

Classic Events

The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is at Christchurch Arena over 2 jam packed days.

See your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, new products and unbeatable deals.

Everything you love about the outdoor lifestyle and travelling around our beautiful country is here.

View more
The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is at Christchurch Arena over 2 jam packed days.

See your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, new products and unbeatable deals.

Everything you love about the outdoor lifestyle and travelling around our beautiful country is here.

Experts will share their knowledge for your upcoming adventures in the TrailLite Theatre, be in to win over $3000 worth of prizes while exploring the show and the Event Park & Stay is open for certified self-contained vehicles to stay onsite for only $5.

Make sure this summer is the one you have always dreamed of.

The Dream is Now!
Visit us

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109 days ago

Inclusive Communities – July 1st to 31st 🥰

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, ages, orientations and genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There are many ways to take part! From hosting a… View more
This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, ages, orientations and genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There are many ways to take part! From hosting a multicultural potluck or film screening to providing prevention information / resources in other languages, there are thousands of ways big and small to make our households, neighbourhoods, schools and businesses even more inclusive. It could even be as simple as learning from a neighbour how to say ‘hello’ in their first language or ensuring local footpaths are clear and accessible.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re creating inclusive communities this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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109 days ago

A gin win for backyard distillery boys

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Two builders putting “Central Otago in a bottle” are making waves worldwide for their locally-made gin.

Hamish Bourke, 32, and Stuart Clark, 42, are pursuing gin-making full-time after a successful showing at two awards ceremonies – one internationally and one in New Zealand.

The pair … View more
Two builders putting “Central Otago in a bottle” are making waves worldwide for their locally-made gin.

Hamish Bourke, 32, and Stuart Clark, 42, are pursuing gin-making full-time after a successful showing at two awards ceremonies – one internationally and one in New Zealand.

The pair recently won two medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition and another two at the New Zealand Spirits Awards for gins they created earlier this year.

Distilling for Rifters gin began at Clark’s purpose-built shed in Arrowtown in August last year, and the boys were “completely gobsmacked” by their four big wins.

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110 days ago

Pies sold in wrong packaging leads to allergen scare

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A recall has been issued for Pavillion brand Beef and Gravy Pies due to the presence of an undeclared allergen.

The recall comes after a packaging blunder led to Beef and Cheese Pies being contained in Beef and Gravy Pies wrapping.

Here's what you need to know:
- Consumers with a milk … View more
A recall has been issued for Pavillion brand Beef and Gravy Pies due to the presence of an undeclared allergen.

The recall comes after a packaging blunder led to Beef and Cheese Pies being contained in Beef and Gravy Pies wrapping.

Here's what you need to know:
- Consumers with a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product.
- Products affected include those with a best before date marking of August 16 2022.
- The pie's batch marking is 16022 for outer packaging and 16023 for individual pies.
- The product was sold in supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

Individuals with a milk allergy should return the product to their retailer and email sales@pavillionfoods.co.nz or call 021 365 006 for a full refund. Any other concerns can be directed to Gluten Free Holdings Ltd on 021 365 006.

For more information, please visit the New Zealand Food Safety website.

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110 days ago

Help protect our kaimoana

Biosecurity New Zealand

The Bonamia ostreae parasite is here and it has the potential to harm our treasured Bluff oysters.

There is a rāhui and Controlled Area Notice that prohibits fishing in a small part of the Foveaux Strait. See the MPI website for coordinates and details.

When fishing anywhere else, keep your … View more
The Bonamia ostreae parasite is here and it has the potential to harm our treasured Bluff oysters.

There is a rāhui and Controlled Area Notice that prohibits fishing in a small part of the Foveaux Strait. See the MPI website for coordinates and details.

When fishing anywhere else, keep your boat’s hull clean. Wash down gear between locations. Don’t move shellfish into different places and don’t throw your shells overboard.

If you do find sick looking oysters, keep them on ice and call the Biosecurity NZ hotline on 0800 80 99 66.

To find out more about Bonamia ostreae, visit www.biosecurity.govt.nz/bonamia
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112 days ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz through our free online job board, we have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your organisation.

Find your next apprentice with Competenz!

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113 days ago

Wrap your home in nature

Resene ColorShop

Nature is far too beautiful to be kept outside. Create a haven in your home with the Resene Willow Wallpaper Collection. With designs to help you relax, recuperate and revive, this collection will help make your house a home.

View the full Resene Wallpaper Collection at your local Resene … View more
Nature is far too beautiful to be kept outside. Create a haven in your home with the Resene Willow Wallpaper Collection. With designs to help you relax, recuperate and revive, this collection will help make your house a home.

View the full Resene Wallpaper Collection at your local Resene ColorShop or get a taste of the latest releases online
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115 days ago

Birdsong

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Be entertained by feathered friends enticed to your garden by making your own bird feeder painted in favourite Resene colours. Find out how to create your own.

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115 days ago

NZMCA Motorhome Caravan & Leisure Show

Classic Events

The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is at Christchurch Arena over 2 jam packed days.

See your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, new products and unbeatable deals.

Everything you love about the outdoor lifestyle and travelling around our beautiful country is here.

View more
The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is at Christchurch Arena over 2 jam packed days.

See your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, new products and unbeatable deals.

Everything you love about the outdoor lifestyle and travelling around our beautiful country is here.

Experts will share their knowledge for your upcoming adventures in the TrailLite Theatre, be in to win over $3000 worth of prizes while exploring the show and the Event Park & Stay is open for certified self-contained vehicles to stay onsite for only $5.

Make sure this summer is the one you have always dreamed of.

The Dream is Now!
Visit us

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116 days ago

Is New Regent St really NZ's most beautiful street?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We're looking into how some common claims about NZ stack up and would be interested in your thoughts on whether New Regent Street in Christchurch deserves its title of 'NZ's most beautiful street'. Do you think it is the best-looking street in the country? Or is … View more
Hi everyone,
We're looking into how some common claims about NZ stack up and would be interested in your thoughts on whether New Regent Street in Christchurch deserves its title of 'NZ's most beautiful street'. Do you think it is the best-looking street in the country? Or is there another street you think is more beautiful? Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you do not want it included in an article. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

117 days ago

Go behind-the-scenes in Stuff's newsroom

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Ever wondered why we cover the stories that we do? Or what our policy is on swear words on Stuff? What about why the homepage greets you with 'Kia ora, Aotearoa!' and not 'Hello, New Zealand!' ?

The Backstory is an occasional email newsletter giving you … View more
Hi neighbours,

Ever wondered why we cover the stories that we do? Or what our policy is on swear words on Stuff? What about why the homepage greets you with 'Kia ora, Aotearoa!' and not 'Hello, New Zealand!' ?

The Backstory is an occasional email newsletter giving you behind-the-scenes insight into stories and newsroom decisions, from Stuff Editor Patrick Crewdson. It's sent every one to two weeks and it's free!

Sign up here.

If there's an element of Stuff's operations you'd like the inside scoop on, email Patrick with suggestions here.

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117 days ago

Thinking about a career change?

AA Driving School

Hi everyone – Mike here from AA Driving School (the guy on the right). We’re looking for people in your neighbourhood who are interested in buying an AA Driving Instructor franchise!

If you think the time is right for a career change or you want to be your own boss and set your own hours, … View more
Hi everyone – Mike here from AA Driving School (the guy on the right). We’re looking for people in your neighbourhood who are interested in buying an AA Driving Instructor franchise!

If you think the time is right for a career change or you want to be your own boss and set your own hours, then this could be right up your alley.

If you’re interested, get in touch with us through our website, we’d love to hear from you.

Mike - AA Driving School
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