Central Otago District, Alexandra

116 days ago

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116 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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117 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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117 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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117 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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119 days ago
119 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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119 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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121 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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120 days ago

Poll: Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Are we happier owning our own home or renting?

It turns out one answer does not fit all.

Some people feel more "grounded" owning their own home, giving them the feeling they're planning for the future and creating a legacy. But there are people who think the opposite. Read more

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Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?
  • 90.7% Prefer to own
    90.7% Complete
  • 9.3% Prefer to rent
    9.3% Complete
1953 votes
121 days ago

Poll: Do you consider yourself to be happy?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is one of the happiest countries in the world, but how do you even define happiness?

There's a growing body of research on happiness showing the things that make us happier, and things that detract from our happiness. Read more from our "Good Life Guide" here.

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Do you consider yourself to be happy?
  • 75.5% Yes, I am happy
    75.5% Complete
  • 24.5% No, I am not happy
    24.5% Complete
1316 votes
122 days ago

The best gift you can leave... pre-arranging your funeral

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

So, why pre-plan your funeral?

- Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.

- Financial security – eases the burden off your family. Also, currently $10,000 is exempt … View more
So, why pre-plan your funeral?

- Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.

- Financial security – eases the burden off your family. Also, currently $10,000 is exempt from rest home asset testing.

- Personalisation - your wishes are made known. You can record specific preferences for your funeral, to be celebrated as you want to be remembered.

- You have control until the end – taking care of your funeral arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family.

- Provides comfort to others – a meaningful funeral is an important event for your family and friends. It brings a sense of closure and enables your family to begin the healing process.

From preplanning and/or prearranging of funerals, to looking after you when your loved one dies, through to designing and organising of memorials, the team at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here for you.

For more information, or to discuss prearranging and preplanning your funeral, contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home on 03 218 9021 or visit us at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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123 days ago

Out of My Mind - our latest podcast is now live

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front … View more
Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front lines of mental health are moving, yet also full of moments of surprise, tenderness and humour.

There are seven episodes. Two are available now and the following five will be released each Monday. Listen to the latest podcast here.

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123 days ago

Could you imagine living here?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you seen this incredible log home in Tarras? Talk about taking rustic design to a whole new level...

Fitting in beautifully into the remote Otago landscape, it was built by High Country Carpentry at a cost in excess of $2 million and has just won three regional Master … View more
Hey neighbours, have you seen this incredible log home in Tarras? Talk about taking rustic design to a whole new level...

Fitting in beautifully into the remote Otago landscape, it was built by High Country Carpentry at a cost in excess of $2 million and has just won three regional Master Builders awards - for its interior, exterior and craftsmanship. Take a look inside and it's not hard to see why.

Praising the skill and workmanship that went into the home, the judges said: "The rustic and organic nature and imagery of the house is deceiving, as the technology, engineering and construction detail that went into the construction is incredibly innovative."

You can see more of this home, and what went into its construction, here.

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