Ashburton District, Ashburton

10 hours 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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6 days ago

MEERS TRACK WALKWAY OXFORD

Deborah from Oxford

Gin traps are set for pest control.
There is no notification before entering so PLEASE ensure your family stick to track 😳

1 day ago

Who have you nominated for Gardener of the Year?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Don't forget to nominate your favourite homegrown hero for our Gardener of the Year. We're looking for gardeners who have used their green thumbs to help others and make a difference in their community. They'll win lots of prizes, including products from event sponsors LawnMaster, … View moreDon't forget to nominate your favourite homegrown hero for our Gardener of the Year. We're looking for gardeners who have used their green thumbs to help others and make a difference in their community. They'll win lots of prizes, including products from event sponsors LawnMaster, Tui and Escea! More information about the competition and how to nominate in the link below. Meanwhile, here's a video fo 2015 winner Helen Coker talking about her experience in the competition.

stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/113580304/nominate-the-2019-gardener-of-the-year

4 days ago

Aerial image shows the aftermath of the Christchurch explosion

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An aerial image shows the extent of the damage after a huge explosion in Christchurch.
📷: John Kirk-Anderson/ Stuff

To read more, click here.

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1 day ago

Who have you nominated for Gardener of the Year?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Don't forget to nominate your favourite homegrown hero for our Gardener of the Year. We're looking for gardeners who have used their green thumbs to help others and make a difference in their community. They'll win lots of prizes, including products from event sponsors LawnMaster, … View moreDon't forget to nominate your favourite homegrown hero for our Gardener of the Year. We're looking for gardeners who have used their green thumbs to help others and make a difference in their community. They'll win lots of prizes, including products from event sponsors LawnMaster, Tui and Escea! More information about the competition and how to nominate in the link below. Meanwhile, here's a video fo 2015 winner Helen Coker talking about her experience in the competition.

stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/garden/113580304/nominate-the-2019-gardener-of-the-year

1 day 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.

watties.co.nz/What-s-New/News-New-Products/Wattie-s-Cans-for-Good-2019

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3 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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3 days ago

Preserving jars large and small with rings

Ian from Ashburton District

We have 50+ jars to sell here in Ashburton. Like to see them used and not go to the glass crusher! $1.00 a jar Ian 027-240-5118

Negotiable

3 days ago

Bereaved? choose the legal services you need

Director / lawyer from Kiwilaw

'Unbundled legal services' - including Kiwilaw's probate service - is a fancy name for 'pick and choose what you need'.
Just like in a supermarket, or when buying travel - you don't have to buy a readymade meal if you prefer to buy ingredients, and you don't have… View more
'Unbundled legal services' - including Kiwilaw's probate service - is a fancy name for 'pick and choose what you need'.
Just like in a supermarket, or when buying travel - you don't have to buy a readymade meal if you prefer to buy ingredients, and you don't have to do everything through a travel agent if you prefer to do some of it yourself online.
You can use Kiwilaw's online probate service to save money on the grant of probate, and still use your favourite lawyer for advice and help with the rest of the estate administration. Our standard fee: $490 incl GST (+High Court $200 fee).
If the executor doesn't want to act, or there's no will, Kiwilaw's service can handle that too.
(This is our junior collie, pointing out that trying to take a photo of a pile of law books - for our nearly-ready 'Guide to Estate Administration' - was a waste of good play time.)
See our website for more info and contact forms. kiwilaw.co.nz...

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4 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.
Learn more

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4 days ago

We are NEW!

The Team from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

Hi neighbours!
We’re new on Neighbourly and wanted to introduce ourselves – we are the team at the Red Cross Shop in Ashburton.
Our shop is full of treasures and treats waiting to be discovered by you.



You can find information on all our stores here: … View more
Hi neighbours!
We’re new on Neighbourly and wanted to introduce ourselves – we are the team at the Red Cross Shop in Ashburton.
Our shop is full of treasures and treats waiting to be discovered by you.



You can find information on all our stores here: redcross.org.nz/shop-with-us/red-cross-shops/



See you in store!

4 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?
  • 51.2% Yes
    51.2% Complete
  • 48.8% No
    48.8% Complete
1656 votes
5 days ago

Kids only - keep out!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

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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5 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!

bit.ly/2RZEvjm

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6 days ago

Help support at-risk teens

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed … View more
It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed funding received from The Warehouse Group's 2014 Suppliers Dinner and ongoing funding support from Warehouse Stationery, Aspire has helped more than 1000 young people develop the skills, confidence, knowledge and networks they need to successfully address challenges and achieve their goals.

From now until the end of July, donations from Warehouse Stationery customers will help support hundreds of at-risk teens who aspire to change their lives.

Find out more about the programme and how to donate here: www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz...

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/565216060674595/

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6 days ago

🏕️ Three ProjectK schools have recently returned from their wilderness adventures braving the winter cold. 🌲

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The schools involved were Kelston Girls College, Northcote College and Waitakere College, and the activities they took part in included; tramping, water activities and a solo camping night.

Congrats to all those involved. We hope you all had an amazing time!

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