Central Otago District, Alexandra

41 days ago

Heracles the 'largest parrot ever': New fossil discovered in Otago

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

New Zealand was once home to incredible ancient birds like the moa and Haast's eagle, and now apparently a species of giant parrot.

A fossil of the world's largest extinct parrot has been uncovered in Central Otago.

Experts believe the huge bird was around 1 metre tall and weighed … View more
New Zealand was once home to incredible ancient birds like the moa and Haast's eagle, and now apparently a species of giant parrot.

A fossil of the world's largest extinct parrot has been uncovered in Central Otago.

Experts believe the huge bird was around 1 metre tall and weighed around 7kg.

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41 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The August edition of the SuperSenior newsletter is out now! It's filled with all the latest news and Super Gold Card offers.

In this issue we find out about the Spark phone scam and how to avoid becoming a victim.

We also find out more about virtual reality technology being … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The August edition of the SuperSenior newsletter is out now! It's filled with all the latest news and Super Gold Card offers.

In this issue we find out about the Spark phone scam and how to avoid becoming a victim.

We also find out more about virtual reality technology being piloted at the Lady Allum rest home in Auckland.

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To view the current edition go to bit.ly...

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41 days ago

Take the ultimate Kiwi pie roadie

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Love a pie? Love a road trip? We've mapped the perfect pie roadie, so you can sample New Zealand's best award-winning pastry treats while making your way around our beautiful country (and there's even a pie or two in your neck of the woods).

Check them out here.

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41 days ago

No nasty surprises with our smart weekly tracking

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Our smart weekly billing and app lets you track your usage each week so you know exactly where your money is going.

As a member of energyclubnz, you can rest assured that you won’t receive any nasty surprises on your electricity bill, as all our members receive the same great deal on their … View more
Our smart weekly billing and app lets you track your usage each week so you know exactly where your money is going.

As a member of energyclubnz, you can rest assured that you won’t receive any nasty surprises on your electricity bill, as all our members receive the same great deal on their electricity without the mark-up, all for a small weekly club fee.

Interested in hearing more? Head to energyclubnz to find out how we can help you use less power and save money.
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42 days ago

What does it cost to stay warm at home?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

If this cold snap is getting to you but you're worried about the cost of cranking up your heating, don't despair.

We asked the energy experts to breakdown the running costs of all our favourite winter warmers, so you can work out how to get the best heating bang for your buck.

And … View more
If this cold snap is getting to you but you're worried about the cost of cranking up your heating, don't despair.

We asked the energy experts to breakdown the running costs of all our favourite winter warmers, so you can work out how to get the best heating bang for your buck.

And while it's no shock that firing up a 2Kw electric heater doesn't come cheap, the price of a warm bed for a toasty night's sleep might surprise you. Check out the full rundown, including electric blankets, hot showers, heated towel rails and more, here.

43 days ago
43 days ago

Is it snowing at your place?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

A freezing blast has seen the temperature drop as low as -8 degrees Celsius overnight, with snow closing roads in both the North and South Islands.

Mt Cook became the coldest place in the country as a mass of air from Antarctica swept up the country, bringing snow north.

Is it snowing where you … View more
A freezing blast has seen the temperature drop as low as -8 degrees Celsius overnight, with snow closing roads in both the North and South Islands.

Mt Cook became the coldest place in the country as a mass of air from Antarctica swept up the country, bringing snow north.

Is it snowing where you are? Send your photos and video to newstips@stuff.co.nz!

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43 days ago

Is it snowing at your place?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

A freezing blast has seen the temperature drop as low as -8 degrees Celsius overnight, with snow closing roads in both the North and South Islands.

Mt Cook became the coldest place in the country as a mass of air from Antarctica swept up the country, bringing snow north.

Is it snowing where you … View more
A freezing blast has seen the temperature drop as low as -8 degrees Celsius overnight, with snow closing roads in both the North and South Islands.

Mt Cook became the coldest place in the country as a mass of air from Antarctica swept up the country, bringing snow north.

Is it snowing where you are? Send your photos and video to newstips@stuff.co.nz!

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43 days ago

Take a closer look

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Make an appointment at Triton Hearing today to experience the very best hearing technology, and you’ll access a FREE premium upgrade*valued at $2,000 when you purchase PremiumPlus devices before October 31st 2019.

Come in and talk to the team for a FREE, no-obligation consultation on how the … View more
Make an appointment at Triton Hearing today to experience the very best hearing technology, and you’ll access a FREE premium upgrade*valued at $2,000 when you purchase PremiumPlus devices before October 31st 2019.

Come in and talk to the team for a FREE, no-obligation consultation on how the latest hearing technology could make a real difference in your life!

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46 days ago

Heavy snow watch and strong wind warning

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy snow watch and strong wind warning for Southern parts of Central Otago.

Valid: 9 hours from 2:00pm to 11:00pm Friday.

Forecast: Snow is expected above 500 metres, with some heavy falls. Accumulations may approach Warning amounts above 700 metres. Heavy rain is … View more
MetService has issued a heavy snow watch and strong wind warning for Southern parts of Central Otago.

Valid: 9 hours from 2:00pm to 11:00pm Friday.

Forecast: Snow is expected above 500 metres, with some heavy falls. Accumulations may approach Warning amounts above 700 metres. Heavy rain is expected below the snow level, and rainfall amounts may also approach Warning criteria.

A Strong Wind Warning for severe gale southwesterlies is also in effect for this area, and these winds could cause snow drifts.
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46 days ago

Tidy Toddler

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Keep it sweet and simple when it comes to keeping your toddler’s bedroom tidy. This toy box created out of a wooden crate is a clever idea for storing toys and books – and it looks great, too.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out howView more
Keep it sweet and simple when it comes to keeping your toddler’s bedroom tidy. This toy box created out of a wooden crate is a clever idea for storing toys and books – and it looks great, too.

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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46 days ago

Want to promote your services on Neighbourly?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly is a great place to get extra profile for your product or business - but commercial messaging without a Business profile is a Neighbourly no-no.

To advertise your services you need to set up a Premium Business Listing.

Whether you're a local tradie, a massage therapist, a … View more
Neighbourly is a great place to get extra profile for your product or business - but commercial messaging without a Business profile is a Neighbourly no-no.

To advertise your services you need to set up a Premium Business Listing.

Whether you're a local tradie, a massage therapist, a life coach or a computer fixer-upperer, if you're making money from the service you're offering and/or are a registered business, a Neighbourly business profile is for you!

Your services can then be found in the local Business Directory on Neighbourly - a one-stop shop of businesses, tradies and services in your community.

Find out more about setting up your business profile here.

If you’re unsure whether a business profile is for you, check out our Help section, or feel free to contact us.
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46 days ago

Red Cross Journey 2019

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Red Cross Journey 2019 registrations are now open!
Grab your neighbours, friends, whānau and sign up to the challenge.

This is the perfect opportunity to boost your mood, improve your energy and best of all, help people in need in your communities and overseas.

Walk, run, dance, jump, or… View more
Red Cross Journey 2019 registrations are now open!
Grab your neighbours, friends, whānau and sign up to the challenge.

This is the perfect opportunity to boost your mood, improve your energy and best of all, help people in need in your communities and overseas.

Walk, run, dance, jump, or hop 10,000 steps a day and learn about global and local events and get to know real people who have been affected by disaster or conflict. Your fundraising efforts will go towards helping others, just like the people you will learn about.

Registrations are now open!

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47 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: Buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food pantry, help someone with a broken down car or flat tire, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

This month also coincides with World Humanitarian Day on August 19th and Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand) which is on September 1st.

Let us know how you’re spreading kindness in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZrandomactsofkindness

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47 days ago

Poll: What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite … View more
While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite here's hoping you enjoy tonight's takeaways :)

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What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?
  • 1.3% Monday
    1.3% Complete
  • 1.6% Tuesday
    1.6% Complete
  • 3.1% Wednesday
    3.1% Complete
  • 6.2% Thursday
    6.2% Complete
  • 68.1% Friday
    68.1% Complete
  • 12.8% Saturday
    12.8% Complete
  • 6.8% Sunday
    6.8% Complete
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