85 days ago

Canterbury chicken rescue centre ransacked by vandals

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A North Canterbury charity that rescues and re-homes unwanted chickens has been ransacked by vandals, leaving at least six hens badly hurt.

An unknown person entered the North Canterbury Chicken Rescue site in West Eyreton on Tuesday, letting about 400 chickens loose by opening gates and pens.

Founder Amanda Gill said the person also pulled more than half of the water feeders off their pipes, leaving the animals without water on a day when temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius. Read more here.

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1 day ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

6 hours ago

Audition Notice

Mark from Rangiora

Rangiora Players are calling for cast for "How Does Your Garden Grow?” a comedy set in a struggling hotel, written by Geoff Bamber and directed by Peter Edwards.

Performances are scheduled for July.

Full audition information is available from our website:

To book an audition please call Mark 03 313 3441.

7 hours ago

Got a gem next door?

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