35 days ago

Join Us at the Kumeu Clothing Swap and Shop for Fashion and Fun!

Rebecca from Huapai - Kumeu

Ladies, mark your calendars for an event that promises to refresh your wardrobe, uplift your spirits, and support a worthy cause! Our upcoming Kumeu Clothing Swap and Shop is not just another shopping spree; it's a celebration of sustainability, community empowerment, and the spirit of giving back.

Date and Venue
📅 Date: Sunday 22nd September 2024
🕒 Time: 10am-4pm
📍 Location: Kumeu Showgrounds

Why You Should Attend
1. Supporting Young Families in Need By participating in our Clothing Swap, you're not just scoring new outfits—you're making a difference in our community. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Parent Aid North West, a wonderful organization dedicated to supporting young families facing challenges. Your contribution will help provide practical in-home help, ensuring that every family gets the support they deserve. Check out www.parentaidnorthwest.org.nz... for more information.
2. Sustainable Fashion, Stylish Savings In today's world, sustainability is key, and our Clothing Swap is all about reducing waste and redefining fashion. Instead of buying new, swap your gently used clothing items for something fresh and exciting. It's a guilt-free way to update your wardrobe while reducing the creation of textile waste and minimizing your carbon footprint. Plus, who doesn't love discovering hidden gems and unique pieces?
3. Be Smart About Your Budget In today's economy, every penny counts. The Swap allows you to update your wardrobe affordably while supporting a great cause. Instead of spending on new clothes, save money by exchanging items you no longer wear for something new-to-you and exciting. It's a win-win situation that benefits both your closet and your wallet!
4. Girl Power and Community Spirit At our event, you'll experience the power of women coming together to uplift and empower each other. It's more than just swapping clothes; it's about building connections, sharing stories, and celebrating our collective strength. Whether you come alone or with friends, you'll be welcomed into a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where everyone's contribution matters.

How to Participate
Participation is easy and fun:
• Clean out your wardrobe and bring your gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories to one of our drop-off days (19th, 20th and 21st September at the Kumeu Showgrounds).
• Pay your entry fee and grab your event wristband - which will have your number of donated items on it.
• Come along on the event day (22nd September) and swap till’ you drop at our one-day-only pop up shop!
• Use your wrist band to ‘buy’ your new-to-you items. If you want more than your quota, it’s just $5 per additional item on check out.

Spread the Word
Don't keep this fabulous event to yourself—invite your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours to join in the fun! The more, the merrier, and the greater the impact we can make together.
Save the date, gather your items, and get ready to swap, shop, and support. We can't wait to see you there!
Check out our Facebook Group (Kumeu Clothing Swap & Shop) and Instagram (@kumeuclothingswapandshop) for more information and event updates.

If you would like to be part of our volunteer team, or are interested in sponsoring our event, please email Bex at bex.holland@outlook.com.

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14 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.

7 days ago

Poll: Have you had a pen pal?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With the invention of the internet and mobile phone communication, pen pals seem to be a thing of the past but it was a common practice at one point.

Did you have a pen pal? Where did you meet them? Share below!

Have you had a pen pal?
  • 66.9% Yes
    66.9% Complete
  • 32.8% No
    32.8% Complete
  • 0.3% Other - I'll share below!
    0.3% Complete
894 votes
1 day ago

Show us your winter craft or DIY projects

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

When we are stuck inside, it can be a time to get creative. And we think Neighbourly members are quite a creative bunch. So, let's fill the Neighbourly newsfeed with crafty creations from across the country.

Share a photo below of your craft projects, recent DIY, or your hobby. You may just inspire someone else!