Central Otago District, Alexandra

91 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 :)

92 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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92 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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92 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.
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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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93 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% Rates
    33% Complete
  • 10.8% Housing
    10.8% Complete
  • 15% Roads
    15% Complete
  • 3.6% Public transport
    3.6% Complete
  • 9.3% Water
    9.3% Complete
  • 4.9% Waste
    4.9% Complete
  • 8.9% Climate + environment
    8.9% Complete
  • 10.2% Infrastructure
    10.2% Complete
  • 4.3% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    4.3% Complete
1311 votes
93 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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93 days ago

Freezing night for many as temperatures plummet

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A cold snap combined with clear skies made for a bitterly cold night across the country, with temperatures dropping as low as -4 degrees Celsius.

The coldest temperatures were recorded in Alexandra and Cromwell.

How's the weather at your place today?

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94 days ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
Talk to us

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94 days ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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95 days ago

Out with the old?

Stuff Fibre

It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s … View more
It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s world and be in to win!

Take part in part one of Stuff Fibre’s Great Internet Survey today.
Take the survey

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95 days ago
95 days ago

Wastewater discharge in lakes and rivers - how is this still happening?

The team Reporter from Central Otago News

Hi neighbours - the Queenstown Lakes District Council is pursuing its plan to spill wastewater into the region's pristine lakes and rivers, despite strong opposition.

193 submissions were received on the resource consent application, with 190 opposed, TWO in favour and ONE in neutral.

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Hi neighbours - the Queenstown Lakes District Council is pursuing its plan to spill wastewater into the region's pristine lakes and rivers, despite strong opposition.

193 submissions were received on the resource consent application, with 190 opposed, TWO in favour and ONE in neutral.

How is this still happening? Why has there been no fast-forwarding for infrastructural developments? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Find out more here

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96 days ago

Ideas for creative teens

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Using just paint and wallpaper, transform boring shelves into something even your teen will love.

Combine your favourite Resene colours and wallpapers. 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 … View more
Using just paint and wallpaper, transform boring shelves into something even your teen will love.

Combine your favourite Resene colours and wallpapers. 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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97 days ago

FOOD RECALL: Value brand Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been affected? Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling all batches of its Value brand Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce due to rust being present on the can which may affect the product.

Name of product (size): Value brand Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce (410g).
Batch marking: All batches.

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Have you been affected? Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling all batches of its Value brand Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce due to rust being present on the can which may affect the product.

Name of product (size): Value brand Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce (410g).
Batch marking: All batches.

Distribution: The product is sold nationwide in:
Pak'n Save
New World
Four Square
Gilmour's

Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.
Click here for more info

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