181 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 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.

More messages from your neighbours
2 days ago

If cutting emissions is the big goal - why put up PT fares ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland is this year getting serious about reducing carbon emissions. Transport is the city's biggest single emitter. So how does it make sense to hike public transport fares? Read the story below:

3 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

3 hours ago

Glue traps for bugs and rodents

Gina from St Heliers

Hi everyone — my little cat Bear came home yesterday very distressed and covered in sticky glue and cardboard! I realised he had gotten himself caught in a glue trap for bugs or vermin, and spent about two hours removing the glue from his skin and fur with pet shampoo, coconut oil, and scissors.

He has ended up with several bald patches on his tummy and arms, and a wound where he had scratched himself trying to remove it.

I do understand that having vermin and insects in our gardens and backyards is quite unpleasant, but please keep in mind our pets, for whom these traps are very dangerous!

If possible, please consider using eco-friendly insecticides or humane traps instead. Thank you so much!