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4 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

8 hours ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbour is Vincent the Teddy Bear, nominated by Eibs O’Leary from Warkworth.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity… View more
Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity and huge effort during lock down. They lifted all our spirits with their daily Teddy bear reenactment on how to keep busy. Each day people came to see what Teddy bear was up to. With keen interest kids in our neighbourhood even gave Teddy a proper name...meet Vincent LOL! It's through times like this that such acts of goodness should be acknowledged and the memories they hold forever treasured. A selected few photos of Vincent's daily lockdown activities "thanks Vincent :)"

1 day ago

TE AROHA'S NEW RADIO STATION

John Watson from Positively Te Aroha - Community Radio

Hi everyone. Positively Te Aroha is (in) formally launching at 4.45pm this Saturday 8th August at Austin's Bar and Bistro and you're all welcome! Bring your wallets though as we have zero budget for this. We're already broadcasting on 88 FM, online at www.kiwi.radio... and via our … View moreHi everyone. Positively Te Aroha is (in) formally launching at 4.45pm this Saturday 8th August at Austin's Bar and Bistro and you're all welcome! Bring your wallets though as we have zero budget for this. We're already broadcasting on 88 FM, online at www.kiwi.radio... and via our free app. Download links are on our website. Woohoo !!

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9 hours ago

Wood Shavings needed for pet chickens please

Gerry from Katikati

Hi does anyone have any Wood Shavings they are getting rid of ?

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1 day ago

Western Bay speed limit proposals out for public feedback

Communications from Western Bay of Plenty District Council

We're reviewing our Speed Limits Bylaw and want your feedback on the proposed changes.

The review includes variable speed limits or active advisory warning signs in some school zones, as well as a number of speed limit changes to 38 local roads around the District.

Read more about the … View more
We're reviewing our Speed Limits Bylaw and want your feedback on the proposed changes.

The review includes variable speed limits or active advisory warning signs in some school zones, as well as a number of speed limit changes to 38 local roads around the District.

Read more about the proposed changes and have your say online here: haveyoursay.westernbay.govt.nz...

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3 days ago

Reduce work travel

EECA

Travel a lot with work? Live more with less energy. Save valuable time and money by connecting digitally instead, and stop burning all that fuel. Find out more

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3 days ago

Western Bay Museum Play - Murder at the Museum

Iona & Nigel from Katikati

Hi Everyone. Western Bay Museum is putting on a brilliant play "Murder at the Museum" August - 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th. Cocktails & Canapes at 7.30 pm. You are invited to wear Victorian costume if you wish (not compulsory of course) $20 pp. Tickets at … View moreHi Everyone. Western Bay Museum is putting on a brilliant play "Murder at the Museum" August - 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th. Cocktails & Canapes at 7.30 pm. You are invited to wear Victorian costume if you wish (not compulsory of course) $20 pp. Tickets at Western Bay Museum, Katikati. A fun night is promised.

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4 days ago

Celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day with us

Cancer Society

At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day … View more
At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day that relies on the support of more than 11,000 volunteers.

Money raised goes towards support services, education and awareness programmes, and to fund vital research into the causes and treatments of all types of cancers.

Our 30th Daffodil Day is on Friday 28th August.

Please support the superhero volunteers in your neighborhood with a donation to the Cancer Society, donate online at daffodilday.org.nz or at your local ANZ branch.
Donate now

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5 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 neighbour ‘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 … 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 neighbour ‘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 bank, build a free community library for your street, 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’s theme also coincides with Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand) which is coming up 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

5 days ago

Are you getting our free gardening tips every week?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our e-zine Get Growing. In this week’s issue we show how to grow potatoes in containers in time for Christmas. Plus grow your own sprouts, build homes for geckos and skinks, leave frosted plants alone, collect free rainwater and let lachenalias set seed.

Meet some gardening … View more
Subscribe to our e-zine Get Growing. In this week’s issue we show how to grow potatoes in containers in time for Christmas. Plus grow your own sprouts, build homes for geckos and skinks, leave frosted plants alone, collect free rainwater and let lachenalias set seed.

Meet some gardening superheroes and nominate a greenfingered good sort to be the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for copies of NZ House & Garden’s August issue.

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5 days ago

Can you help us find New Zealand's 2020 Gardener of the year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Calling all gardeners! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have … View more
Calling all gardeners! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used their gardening skills to help other people.

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs so if you know a homegrown hero who is using their gardening skills for good, nominate them here now!
Nominate Now

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5 days ago

Solid wood matching bunk beds

Peter from Te Puna

2 wooden bunk beds for sale (4 beds) , great condition with good mattresses and ladders. Worth your inspection. Has been in storage disassembled and ready for new home. Sorry for pictures of beds in pieces. Sold as one lot for $400 or separately for $220 each.Selling in behalf of an elderly friend … View more2 wooden bunk beds for sale (4 beds) , great condition with good mattresses and ladders. Worth your inspection. Has been in storage disassembled and ready for new home. Sorry for pictures of beds in pieces. Sold as one lot for $400 or separately for $220 each.Selling in behalf of an elderly friend in Pyes Pa. Ph 022 41741215

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6 days ago

HUGE Garage Sale!!!!

David from Omokoroa

This is not your average garage sale, its going to be HUGE! we have to clear an entire closed down clothing store (entire store lot!) both new and used clothing, lots of major clothing brands priced from just $2 per item!
PLUS all the normal garage sale stuff!!. tools, mannequins, 2nd hand horse … View more
This is not your average garage sale, its going to be HUGE! we have to clear an entire closed down clothing store (entire store lot!) both new and used clothing, lots of major clothing brands priced from just $2 per item!
PLUS all the normal garage sale stuff!!. tools, mannequins, 2nd hand horse gear (approx 30-40 2nd hand covers and other gear!), books, household items, couches, bunk beds, swimming pool, gazebos, filing cabinets, coffee tables, computer monitors and office equipment, and lots of other random stuff!
ALL MUST GO!
Saturday 1st August, 8am-1pm
751 state highway 29 Tauriko, Tauranga (the building behind the gull with the big plane on the wall)

Negotiable

27 days ago

The whole deal at a very low price.

Arthur from Waihi

A complete three-level worm farm with a tap
, day, and night lids plus 4 liters of Tiger composting worms inc..
Make it at my place with me or at your place no extra charge.
We throw in a bucket of solid worm castings to create your own liquid container.
Why not visit Arthurs Worm Farms here in … View more
A complete three-level worm farm with a tap
, day, and night lids plus 4 liters of Tiger composting worms inc..
Make it at my place with me or at your place no extra charge.
We throw in a bucket of solid worm castings to create your own liquid container.
Why not visit Arthurs Worm Farms here in Waihi, give us a call first.
15 years experience, at your disposal free. So, is making the farm.
Google Arthurs Worm Farms Waihi open web site box
or call 07 863 7677 / 02150056

6 days ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbours are Grant and Annette, nominated by Olga Reid from Stoke.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly gems are getting shout outs all over the country on our AMI Kind Neighbour Page. Have you got a good sort worthy of recognition? Get your nominations in here.

“I am 83 living alone. My neighbours Grant and Annette Phillips were wonderful during the lockdown, getting my shopping … View more
Neighbourly gems are getting shout outs all over the country on our AMI Kind Neighbour Page. Have you got a good sort worthy of recognition? Get your nominations in here.

“I am 83 living alone. My neighbours Grant and Annette Phillips were wonderful during the lockdown, getting my shopping and taking me to the dentist when I broke my dentures and had no way of getting them mended. When I needed help in an emergency they were there for me reattaching the connections under my bed which I could not get to.They have taken me to doctors appointments and helped when I needed help in the house after a fall and when my Medic Alarm has been activated.”

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