51 days 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.

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1 day ago

Runaway cat, help please

Yi from Hillcrest

Hi dear neighbors, please let me know if you see our cat Ben. We just adopted him from another family last Sunday and kept him home since. He’s doing very well and getting more confident. He’s supposed to get desexed and chipped next week, so no chip with him yet, no name tag as well. He’s not very familiar with his name yet. But he’s super friendly to people, may come towards you for pat. I forgot to close the door this morning 22/04 10:05 when I took my laundry basket outside, just one second, he saw the opportunity and ran across the street. We live at 12 Hillcrest Avenue, call me 0275290258 if you see him. And if you could keep him and I will fetch him anytime. Thank you so much! My son’s devastated.

2 hours ago

ANZAC Day Services

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

After two years, our three local ANZAC Day services are making a welcome return this Sunday 25 April :)
Details of the Birkenhead, Glenfield and Northcote services are below. These services are proudly funded by the Kaipatiki Local Board.

Wreaths: All local groups are welcome to lay a wreath at any of the services. Kaipātiki Local Board members are aware that unfortunately not all groups that usually lay a wreath have been contacted this year, which is an error that we are following up on. Feel free to leave a comment with your group name below and we'll make sure it is added to the list. Please be assured that if your group's name is not called, there will still be an opportunity to lay your wreath.

Birkenhead Anzac Day Parade and Service:
Parade assembly: 9.40am at Mokoia Road between Bowling Club and Colonial Road
Parade commences: 9.50am
Service: 10am at Birkenhead War Memorial Park, Mahara Avenue
Road closure details: Rolling road closure.
Download the programme:

Glenfield Anzac Day Parade and Service:
Parade assembly: 11.20am at intersection of Hall Road and Glenfield Road
Parade commences: After assembly (approx 11.25am)
Service: 11.30am at Glenfield War Memorial Hall, Hall Road
Road closure details: 10am road closed. Rolling road closure in place.
Download the programme:

Northcote Anzac Day Parade and Service:
Parade assembly: 10.30am at Bartley Street off Queen Street (near Bridgeway Theatre)
Parade commences: 10.40am
Service: 10.45am at front of War Memorial Hall, Rodney Road
Road closure details: 10am to 12.30pm on Bartley St (from Queen St to Richmond Ave); Queen St (from Bartley St to Rodney Rd); Rodney Rd (from Queen St to Church St)
Other details: Residents will be able to access homes during closure times except when the parade is moving.
Download the programme:

For information on all other Auckland services, see:

7 hours ago

What's On: North Shore Aglow

Marilyn from Hauraki

Public meeting for women with motivational speaker Aimee Walker, a young mum, retreat leader, writer & ex-pastor. Inspiration & encouragement for 2021. All welcome. Thursday
North Shore Aglow
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