43 days ago

NBLY Conversations: What is the etiquette for bin day?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We think there are unspoken rules for bin day, but are we adhering to the same ones?

Do you think twice about dragging your bin to the pavement in the early hours? Do you mind if neighbours put excess rubbish in your bin? Share your bin day etiquette and let's compare notes!

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

More messages from your neighbours
4 days ago

Let's get social

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tell us what groups you'd like to see in your area...(walking groups, coffee meet-ups, swing dancing, a family tree group - anything at all!)

Or if you are already in a great group, share it here for others to get involved.

5 days ago

Latest scams to look out for 👀

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the recipient to pay an overdue road toll by visiting a fake website, threatening to take the matter to court within 15 days if they don’t pay up.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- While it is not the first time toll payments have been utilised by scammers, the threat of court action could see more people fall victim.
- The sender will either be a unknown phone number or unknown email address.
Want to report one of these scams? Do so, on Netsafe

NZ Post scam:
- This scam arrives by test message and says it's from NZ Post.
- The premise is that delivery of your parcel was unsuccessful so in order to rearrange delivery. you must click on a link to give your correct address.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- NZ Post advises people not to click the link, but to report the message to the Department of Internal Affairs by forwarding it to 7726.
Think you may have fallen prey to a scam? Get in touch with Netsafe or contact your bank if it involved your bank details.

Remember, if you didn't expect the message and you are now asked to share personal details or money, then stop contact and seek advice elsewhere.

Feel free to share any below that you've encountered recently. This may help others across the country be aware.

3 hours ago

Research on Perceptions of Crime

Hyun from Oteha

Hello everyone, I am a postgraduate psychology student, and we are currently looking for people to participate in our research on perceptions of crime. Your contribution will help us understand factors that influence these perceptions.

Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to participate and all your responses will be anonymous. Participation involves reading a news article and completing several questionnaires. This should take no more than 10-15 minute of your time.

If you are interested in participating in this research, please click the URL link to access our Qualtrics page: tinyurl.com...

On this page, you will also find more information about our study. If you do not wish to continue with your participation, you can close the web browser at any time. If you choose to participate, please make sure you proceed to the very last page of the survey to submit your responses!

At the end of the survey, you also have the option to enter the draw to win one of five $50 Flexi eGift cards!

This research project has been approved by the Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee on 08/12/2023 (AUTEC reference number 23/330).
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at rbr3250@autuni.ac.nz. Thank you so much everyone!