Central Otago District, Alexandra

56 days ago

Heavy snow watch in place for Wednesday

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy snow watch for Kaikoura ranges, Canterbury High Country and foothills, Central Otago, Southern Lakes and inland parts Southland.

Valid: 13 hours from 3:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday.

Forecast: Snow expected to fall to about 300 to 400m. Snow accumulations may approach… View more
MetService has issued a heavy snow watch for Kaikoura ranges, Canterbury High Country and foothills, Central Otago, Southern Lakes and inland parts Southland.

Valid: 13 hours from 3:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday.

Forecast: Snow expected to fall to about 300 to 400m. Snow accumulations may approach Warning criteria about and above 600m.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 29 Jul 2019.
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59 days ago

Create your own plant stand

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Slightly Scandi and very cool, this concrete plant stand is a stylish addition to any home. Finish the legs with your favourite Resene colour.

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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60 days ago

Christchurch teenager completes 152km Otago Central Rail Trail on a unicycle

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

An adventurous Christchurch teenager turned heads around the Central Otago countryside as he rode the region's 152-kilometre rail trail on a unicycle.

James Holyoake, 16, braved wild winter weather to traverse the Otago Central Rail Trail last week in an attempt to achieve his Duke of … View more
An adventurous Christchurch teenager turned heads around the Central Otago countryside as he rode the region's 152-kilometre rail trail on a unicycle.

James Holyoake, 16, braved wild winter weather to traverse the Otago Central Rail Trail last week in an attempt to achieve his Duke of Edinburgh gold award.

The year 12 St Andrew's College student said he wanted to do "something different" to achieve the award, but found the experience was also gruelling and technically tough.

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60 days ago

Poll: Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the … View more
It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the actual and reasonable costs they incurred". Charging $65 for a short overstay in an empty carpark is as far from reasonable as you can get.

To find out what to do in this situation, click here

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Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?
  • 46.8% Yes, and I won!
    46.8% Complete
  • 32.4% Nah, I jut pay it
    32.4% Complete
  • 20.8% Yes, but I still had to pay
    20.8% Complete
1168 votes
60 days ago

We want to hear from you!

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Do you have 2 minutes to share your thoughts? We're looking into what we can do to become a power company you deserve. Complete our survey before the 30th of August you'll be in to WIN 1 of 2 $100 Prezzy cards! Take the survey

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60 days ago

Thank you Countdown stores and shoppers!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items… View moreWe want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items which are much needed during this tough winter period.

Click the link below to watch a heartfelt video of thanks from the team at our Porirua Salvation Army centre!

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61 days ago

Part-Time Teacher Aide Vacancy

Ascot Community School

We are seeking a suitable person to work with students, 15 hours per week during term time and daily part-time from 11:30am - 2:30pm.

The position is for Terms 3 and 4, 2019.

Apply in writing to:
580 Tay Street Invercargill
Email: admin@ascot.school.nz
Applications close 3PM, Tuesday 30th … View more
We are seeking a suitable person to work with students, 15 hours per week during term time and daily part-time from 11:30am - 2:30pm.

The position is for Terms 3 and 4, 2019.

Apply in writing to:
580 Tay Street Invercargill
Email: admin@ascot.school.nz
Applications close 3PM, Tuesday 30th July 2019.
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62 days ago

Kmart's list of 31 recalls

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The … View more
Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The $55 timber Occasional Chair is the latest casualty, although this is a withdrawal rather than a recall. We don't know the reason for its withdrawal, except Kmart says it is for "a potential quality issue". But what other products have been found wanting?

To find out what else is on the recall list, click here

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63 days ago

Overcrowded New Zealand attractions: Five arguably better alternatives

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

When you have show ponies like Queenstown and Wānaka for neighbours, your own natural attributes can go underappreciated, which seems to be what's happened for poor old Cromwell.

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63 days ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is … View more
Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

*Prizes*
As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.

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64 days ago

Important information about your Neighbourly account

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your … View more
Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your Neighbourly account after 21 August 2019 unless your email address is updated.

For any help with updating your details, please contact us.

The Neighbourly Team
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65 days ago

Are you selling your home?

Stuff

Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your house listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your house listing to a relevant geographic audience. Your property will be exposed to as … View more
Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your house listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your house listing to a relevant geographic audience. Your property will be exposed to as many potential buyers as possible to drive the best sales result.

Potential buyers will click straight through to your house listing on your agent's website to see detailed property information.

Get in touch with your agent today or email realestate@stuff.co.nz to find out more about using Showcase Plus to sell your home.
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66 days ago

Poll: Should NZ schools have gender-neutral uniforms?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

A new law in Wales says schools are required to have gender-neutral uniforms.

This means that while uniforms can include both skirts and pants, schools can't label these as "girls" or "boys" items.

Should NZ follow suit?

To read more, click here.

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Should NZ schools have gender-neutral uniforms?
  • 51.1% Yes
    51.1% Complete
  • 48.9% No
    48.9% Complete
1743 votes
66 days ago

Kids only - keep out!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Kid’s love somewhere to hide and seek.


This day tent is a perfect fort for indoors or a place to retreat from the sun when playing outside, with highlights of Resene colours.

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

Find out how to create this quick … View more
Kid’s love somewhere to hide and seek.


This day tent is a perfect fort for indoors or a place to retreat from the sun when playing outside, with highlights of Resene colours.

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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67 days ago

Thank you: The Southern Trust

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🙏🏻 A huge thank you to The Southern Trust for their amazing support of our National Support Office!

Your contribution really does make a difference to the lives of thousands of Tamariki across Aotearoa!

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