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4 hours ago

Why we're putting quality first...

Cooper's Pet Kitchen

Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little more expensive than some, its nutrient density makes for smaller portions with more readily absorbable nutrients.

Get more bang for your dog’s bite with 50% OFF your first order with code NEIGHBOURLY.

This also means a decrease in what comes out the other end... less 'picking up' what they’re 'putting down' at the dog park if you catch our drift.
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20 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

11 hours ago

Rubbish and recycling costs responsible for Central Otago rates rises

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A small Central Otago town is facing a 16.5 per cent rates hike to cover increasing rubbish and recycling costs, growth and pressure from central Government.

Ratepayers across the region will be hit with hefty rates increases, but Roxburgh residents will be hit the hardest with the average rates bill there jumping to $2407 (up from $2068). Cromwell faces an 11 per cent increase, Alexandra 13 per cent and Clyde 14 per cent.

"It's not easy to tell someone on a fixed income, an elderly person in somewhere like Roxburgh, their rates are going up a significant amount. But it is something we can't avoid," Teviot Community Board Chairman Raymond Gunn says.

How will you cope with the rates rise? Do you think it's fair? Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.