Central Otago District, Alexandra

73 days ago

Plan to eliminate pong welcoming people to Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

The "stink" from a landfill that greets visitors to Queenstown will be eradicated as part of a $7.8 million cleanup plan.

The Victoria Flats Landfill at Gibbston, 27 kilometres from Queenstown, has long been the subject of complaints by travellers on State Highway 6, commuters from … View more
The "stink" from a landfill that greets visitors to Queenstown will be eradicated as part of a $7.8 million cleanup plan.

The Victoria Flats Landfill at Gibbston, 27 kilometres from Queenstown, has long been the subject of complaints by travellers on State Highway 6, commuters from Cromwell, and some Gibbston residents

74 days ago

By sharing your light you light the way for others.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.

#NSNZthejoyofgiving

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74 days ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, … View more
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
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75 days ago

A time to remember…

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

“A time to reflect and remember that those gone before us, will be with us forever”.

Avenal Park Funeral Home staff invite families and friends to join us at a combined Remembrance Service in the Victoria Rooms at the Civic Theatre - Tay Street, Invercargill on Thursday, 12 December 2019, … View more
“A time to reflect and remember that those gone before us, will be with us forever”.

Avenal Park Funeral Home staff invite families and friends to join us at a combined Remembrance Service in the Victoria Rooms at the Civic Theatre - Tay Street, Invercargill on Thursday, 12 December 2019, commencing at 6.00pm.

You can light a candle in remembrance of your loved one and join us afterwards for light refreshments.

This service has been organised by the Southland Loss and Grief Centre (Invercargill) and is supported by local funeral homes; Avenal Park Funeral Home and Macdonald and Weston along with the Invercargill City Council.

Avenal Park Funeral Home also has a remembrance tree available for those who would like to write a message in memory of their loved one.

Please call into our office – Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.

If you would like us to write a card on your behalf, please phone us on 03 218 9021.
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76 days ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by … View moreAnother year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 7% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    7% Complete
  • 32.4% No - I never stick by them
    32.4% Complete
  • 22% I haven’t thought about it yet
    22% Complete
  • 38.6% I make goals throughout the year
    38.6% Complete
958 votes
76 days ago

Celebrate the launch of two new Readers Tours with TV Guide!

The Team from Readers Tours

For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the NorthView more
For over three decades, Readers Tours has been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

The much loved North and South Island Journeys are back for 2020, along with the launch of two new escapes in both the North and South Island. These new shorter escapes are the perfect length of time for those adventurous seniors who want a taste of the spectacular excursions and sights our country has to offer.

To celebrate the launch of our brand new tours, our friends at TV Guide and Neighbourly are giving away a year’s subscription for TV Guide to one lucky adventurer!

All you have to do is tell us a New Zealand destination you would love to visit via this link and you'll be in the draw to win!

Entries close 19th December 2019.
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76 days ago

Are you a winner this time?

SIX60 Tour

We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your … View more
We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here).

We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
See the winners!

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77 days ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, … View more
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

read the full story here.
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77 days ago

Do more of what you love!

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

Ryman living saves you time for the moments that matter
Experience our retirement villages


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78 days ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or … View more
14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
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78 days ago

Here when you need us

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After … View more
Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After visiting her husband Stuart in respite care at a Ryman village, she was tempted to move in herself! “If it was me, I think I would enjoy it because it’s just so beautiful and the food is good.”

Ryman villages provide warm and welcoming communities. Where residents can enjoy activities and outings while forming friendships along the way.
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79 days ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty … View moreHi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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79 days ago

Strong wind watch

Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Otago.

Valid: 9 hours from 11:00am to 8:00pm Friday.
Forecast: Northwest winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am this morning.

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79 days ago

A garden project with a difference

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Add colour to any garden setting with a planter that boasts movement and extra visual interest.

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

Find out how to create this project yourself.

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79 days ago

Are you physically fit, hard-working and reliable?

Alliance Group

Play your part in supplying cuts of meat to plates all around the world! Alliance processes and exports sheep, lamb, beef and venison to over 65 countries globally.

Find out how you can secure your place at Alliance Group today.
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