Central Otago District, Alexandra

88 days ago

Poll: Would you try a plant-based diet?

Neighbourly.co.nz

A Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based … View moreA Colmar Brunton survey showed one in three New Zealanders (34 per cent) were reducing their meat consumption or eating no meat at all. Baby boomers were leading the meat-reduction charge, while most vegans and vegetarians were millennials, they found. What about you? Would you try a plant-based diet? Vote in the poll below.

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Would you try a plant-based diet?
  • 20.6% Absolutely - I’m open to trying it
    20.6% Complete
  • 29.5% No way - I love eating meat
    29.5% Complete
  • 11.5% I am already following a plant-based diet
    11.5% Complete
  • 38.3% I regularly eat plant-based but still enjoy meat
    38.3% Complete
1854 votes
89 days ago

Buy one, give one for Kiwi families in need

Raptor Rubs

Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to… View more
Hi Neighbourly members, we all love a bargain, but buying a gift that really gives back seems like a much better way to kick off the holiday season, don’t you think?

We’re not sure who decided that Black Friday was suddenly a ‘thing’ down in our part of the world, so, as us Kiwis tend to do, we thought we’d put our own spin on it instead. One that is much more focused on community over consumerism, and equally about giving as it is about getting.

Curious?

Kicking off today and running through 'til Monday 2 December, we are doing our annual buy-one-give-one campaign.

That means for every Christmas Gift Box or Christmas Cracker set purchased, we’ll also give one to City Missions and food banks across the country to support families in need. Our aim is to give back to an organisation within the community that each of our customers live in.

The best part? There’s no car park congestion, over-crowded shopping malls or #walmartfights involved. You can shop online from the comfort of your own home, with the knowledge that you’re also doing good for fellow Kiwis in their own community.

You could say that our version of Black Friday is in fact a whole lot more colourful, adding brightness to what might otherwise be a fairly bleak Christmas for many families in New Zealand.

Together, we can make Christmas a bright and tasty time for families in need - and that sounds like a pretty good deal, don’t you think?!

Whether you’re buying for an avid foodie, a wannabe masterchef, a time-poor parent, or a student who needs help to step their signature spag bol up a notch, our Christmas Gift sets are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, are all gluten-free, with no MSG, and all-natural!

You’ll find more information about Raptor Naturals, our Christmas Gift Boxes and our Christmas Crackers on our website - www.raptornaturals.co.nz

Thanks for your support
Rachael and the Raptor Naturals team
Order now

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89 days ago

Have you heard the latest?

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

With our Lifestyle magazine you can read all about the happenings going on in the villages, from ballet, our new partnerships to dad jokes. Click on the link below to read our third edition for the year.

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89 days ago

Are you facing a huge power price rise?

Debbie Jamieson Reporter from Central Otago News

Are you a Pioneer Energy customer? Would you let us look at your bill? We don't need to identify you but we are trying to understand how much the Aurora price hike is going to cost consumers and the Pioneer invoices are the only ones that (helpfully) itemise the lines charge. We are interested… View moreAre you a Pioneer Energy customer? Would you let us look at your bill? We don't need to identify you but we are trying to understand how much the Aurora price hike is going to cost consumers and the Pioneer invoices are the only ones that (helpfully) itemise the lines charge. We are interested in businesses and households. Please contact: debbie.jamieson@stuff.co.nz.

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89 days ago

Strong wind watch

Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Otago.

Valid: 16 hours from 11:00pm Tuesday to 3:00pm Wednesday.
Forecast: There is a possibility that northwest gales will be severe at times in exposed places.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Tuesday 26 Nov 2019.

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91 days ago

Good people, good money, good times!

Alliance Group

Supply cuts of meat for plates all around the world.

Find out more about how to secure your place at Alliance Group today.
Find out more

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92 days ago

Win an EXCLUSIVE concert for your neighbourhood!

SIX60 Tour

Got what it takes to be more Neighbourly? You could win an exclusive concert in your neighbourhood from one of the supporting acts from this summer’s SIX60 tour.

We also have 20 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to Neighbourly members for each of the regional concerts.

To be eligible, we’ll … View more
Got what it takes to be more Neighbourly? You could win an exclusive concert in your neighbourhood from one of the supporting acts from this summer’s SIX60 tour.

We also have 20 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to Neighbourly members for each of the regional concerts.

To be eligible, we’ll need to see you being more Neighbourly. Whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting a neighbour to join the site (we’ve pulled together a few more ideas here).
Find out more!

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93 days ago

Collect a bag of rubbish - and you could win prizes!

Resene

Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a … View more
Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.

It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
Sign up here

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93 days ago

Where community and staff come together

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make … View more
A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make sure you’re ok.”
Hoko and Glenda feel very fortunate for the support they received when Hoko experienced some health issues. It wasn’t just the village staff who provided support, the whole community rallied around them.
“When I got sick the community itself looked after me,” Hoko explains.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the staff here,” Glenda says.
Experience the difference

93 days ago

Help people in the Pacific threatened by measles outbreaks

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent … View more
Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.

You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.

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93 days ago

Are your dog’s food portions right?

Coopers Pet Kitchen

Coopers Pet Kitchen can help with that… simply answer 8 quick questions about your dog and we’ll create a personalised menu and measuring cup to take the guesswork out of mealtime.

Special launch offer: treat your furry friend to a premium New Zealand made 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish … View more
Coopers Pet Kitchen can help with that… simply answer 8 quick questions about your dog and we’ll create a personalised menu and measuring cup to take the guesswork out of mealtime.

Special launch offer: treat your furry friend to a premium New Zealand made 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish Recipe for just $47, normal retail price $94 each. Offer expires 18/12/19.

It’s so easy that any member of the family can help serve up the perfect portion every time and keep your dog in tip-top condition.
Get your dog's plan

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93 days ago

Decadent DIY gifts

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

A beautifully decorated box filled with aromatic tea makes a lovely gift for someone who enjoys a cuppa.

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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93 days ago

Minister gives Christmas deadline to sort out Otago's historic water problems

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

The Otago Regional Council has been given until Christmas to work out how it will fix its broken freshwater planning system.

Environment Minister David Parker set down the deadline after a four-month investigation into the vexed issue of 100-year-old Central Otago water rights.

The investigation… View more
The Otago Regional Council has been given until Christmas to work out how it will fix its broken freshwater planning system.

Environment Minister David Parker set down the deadline after a four-month investigation into the vexed issue of 100-year-old Central Otago water rights.

The investigation found the system was "not fit for purpose" to manage the region's rivers, lakes and aquifers and that the council had inadequate rules for the taking of water and the discharge of nutrients, he said.

94 days ago

Give the gift that keeps on giving

Mags4Gifts

This Christmas, save up to 30% off your favourite magazine titles like NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden, TV Guide and many other magazine titles.

Visit Mags4gifts or call 0800 624 444 to order! Sale ends Boxing Day 2019.

T&Cs apply.
Order now

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94 days ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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