55 days ago

Have you been using Zoom during the lockdown? You'll want to read this

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, Are you using Zoom or other video conferencing software during the lockdown? Unfortunately, there have been several hacking incidents reported where trolls have joined strangers' Zoom meetings and streamed porn to the group or created other havoc. Luckily, you can change your settings to prevent this from happening. Here's some more information about some of the risks of Zoom and other video calling software and a quick guide on how to change your settings to prevent hacks.

More messages from your neighbours
13 minutes ago

Concrete Driveway - Adds value to your home. Period!

Paul Bishop from VIP CONCRETE

Prominent Feature
Your driveway is the most prominent feature at the entrance of your house. Its needs to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It will increase your overall property value and your Joy.

Looks after the car
Better to park the vehicle on driveway rather than on the streets where it can be damaged. Car insurers love this! Tell them and they may offer an insurance discount.

Adds Value to your property – up to 10% on to selling price
Having ample parking space for his, her and the teenager’s vehicle will add overall value to your home. It also allows you too easily view the driveway to see if your teenager is “out on the town”.

Family Fun
A good driveway opens a myriad of options – bike riding, push chair and wheel chair access and the kids can play basketball and other ball games. Invite a few bubble friends over have a BBQ on it.

Selling your home
- Adds up to 10% overall value to your property.
- If your driveway is in good shape it has a higher perceived value as well as actual value. Buyers will compare your house to others as part of their due diligence.
- It is the houses first impression – make it count!
- Any investment into the driveway you will get back, and some.


1 day ago

Cafe sign telling staff to speak English 'may breach workers' rights'

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Circus Circus cafe has been criticised for telling employees to speak English at all times "out of respect for colleagues".

2 hours ago

WIN: A Resene makeover

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're giving away three prizes with Resene, each worth more than $500, including a Resene colour consultation, a $350 Resene voucher and the latest Resene fan decks.

So if you know an essential worker who would love one of these prize packs, click here to nominate them.