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12 days ago

Poll: Do you think Labour’s policy to slash paywave, credit card fees will help small businesses?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Labour is promising an end to expensive fees for things like paywave and card transactions.

The party wants to regulate Merchant Service Fees (MSF), which are high in New Zealand compared to other countries such as Australia.

These are fees charged by banks for services including card … View more
Labour is promising an end to expensive fees for things like paywave and card transactions.

The party wants to regulate Merchant Service Fees (MSF), which are high in New Zealand compared to other countries such as Australia.

These are fees charged by banks for services including card transactions and paywave, and force retailers to either absorb the hefty cost themselves, or pass it on to consumers.

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Do you think Labour’s policy to slash paywave, credit card fees will help small businesses?
  • 80.6% Yes
    80.6% Complete
  • 19.4% No
    19.4% Complete
903 votes
4 days ago

Man chains himself to digger as west Auckland native tree protest grows

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

More than 100 protesters have gathered to stop the removal of native trees in Auckland, with one man chaining himself to a digger.

For more than 70 days, Save Canal Road Native Trees group have occupied an area of Canal Rd in Avondale.

On Wednesday, veteran protester Steve Abel, who was … View more
More than 100 protesters have gathered to stop the removal of native trees in Auckland, with one man chaining himself to a digger.

For more than 70 days, Save Canal Road Native Trees group have occupied an area of Canal Rd in Avondale.

On Wednesday, veteran protester Steve Abel, who was previously almost hit by one of the trees as it fell down, said up to 200 people were at the site after hearing police were on their way and contractors planned to cut down trees on Wednesday.

About half a dozen people were in the trees and protester Ken Sparks had used duct tape to secure himself to a digger on a truck so it couldn’t get to the site.

Abel said people were chanting and calling on Auckland Council to “step up” and stop the trees from being cut down.

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4 days ago

Could your curtains use a freshen up as we head into pool and BBQ season?

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

Textile Curtain Cleaning are experts at removing unsightly stains, mildew and mould stains that leave your curtains and blinds looking less than their best.

Your window furnishings are valuable and must be carefully maintained, you can trust our experienced team to professionally clean your … View more
Textile Curtain Cleaning are experts at removing unsightly stains, mildew and mould stains that leave your curtains and blinds looking less than their best.

Your window furnishings are valuable and must be carefully maintained, you can trust our experienced team to professionally clean your curtains, drapes, and blinds. After we have worked our magic, your window coverings will be returned to you looking and smelling beautifully fresh.

Call us to arrange for one of our technicians to collect your unclean curtains and return them fresh making the process easy for you!

Ph 09 473 5350, Hibiscus Coast 09 426 4690 or Email: info@textilecleaning.co.nz
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4 days ago

It's back... for a limited time only!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hungry for local customers? Give your business a restart boost with a FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
Hungry for local customers? Give your business a restart boost with a FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catch and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

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5 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Miriam Corban Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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18 days ago

Have Your Say - Making it easier for Aucklanders to collect rainwater

The Team from Auckland Council

We are currently working to make it easier for Aucklanders to install a rainwater tank without a resource consent. If this is something you are interested in:
💧 Have Your Say,
💧 Register to attend our webinar on 7 Sept,
By clicking on 'Read More' below.

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5 days ago

How does your houseplant collection help you?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

For this Nelson collector, houseplants help her cope with health challenges. "It’s been proven that distraction is a really good pain relief and the plants gave me something to focus on and interrupt the pain pathways.”

6 days ago

Spring Special 2020

Darryn Leslie from All-Terrain Services Limited Huapai

Winter is over and spring has arrived, and with it our 15% off Spring Special!

Be quick to book a time and take advantage of the special to get your property mowed and looking great for summer. For a limited time only, expires November 30, 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

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6 days ago

Ryman Healthcare Online Presentation

Miriam Corban Retirement Village

Join us for an online presentation on Thursday 17 September, 2pm about our history, the Ryman Difference and what's next for Ryman.

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6 days ago

Warrant of Fitness extensions to expire

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to … View more
Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to know:

- Book a WoF as soon as possible with your local mechanics to avoid delay.

- In a statement, MTA reported that there here may be a higher fail rate with some vehicles not been checked for over 12 months.

- Other documents with temporary extensions: CoFs, regos, vehicle certifications, and driver licenses.

- MTA reports that a total of 1.62 million inspections need to be completed between now and October 31.

For more information on temporary documentation extensions, see the NZTA Website.
Click here for more information on the WoF inspection process.

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6 days ago

Happy Māori Language Week, Aotearoa!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to … View more
Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Want to get involved in Maori Language Week? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Get involved

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12 days ago

Kiwis lose millions to offshore scammers

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Police are warning the public to be vigilant and wary of calls from phone scammers following a rise in complaints recently which have seen some victims lose tens of thousands of dollars.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Corby from the Auckland City Financial Crime Unit said an investigation, named … View more
Police are warning the public to be vigilant and wary of calls from phone scammers following a rise in complaints recently which have seen some victims lose tens of thousands of dollars.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Corby from the Auckland City Financial Crime Unit said an investigation, named Operation Hyattsville, is looking into more than 20 complaints from victims who have lost money in the past couple of months to phone scammers operating overseas.

One of these victims, 80-year-old Auckland City resident Marion, was conned by the scammers in a video posted today on the Auckland City District Police Facebook page.

Marion had $10,000 taken from her account after a caller convinced her that there was an urgent issue with her Spark account and they needed to access her computer remotely to fix the issue.

The convincing scammer asked Marion to download the Teamviewer application which allowed them to access her computer before asking for her banking details.

Fortunately, Marion’s bank got in touch after noticing suspicious banking activity and the money was able to be recovered.

Detective Sergeant Corby said unfortunately in most instances the victims are not as lucky as Marion, with several million dollars lost by Kiwis to these offshore scammers in the past few months alone.

“We are not talking about small amounts of money. On average, each victim has lost around $30,000 and these losses are absolutely devastating for our victims,” he said.

“Phone scams are nothing new, however we are concerned after seeing a growing trend of cases recently where victims have been conned over the phone.”

Corby said if you think you are a victim of a phone scam, you need to act fast and notify your bank immediately.

“There is a simple way to stop yourself from being a victim. Do not give your personal banking information out over the phone and do not allow the person over the phone to access your computer,” he said.

“There is no legitimate reason that a company will need to access your computer remotely. Do not download any application which allows them to access it.

A similar investigation by the Auckland Financial Crime Unit last year, Operation Deadwood, resulted in Police charging 18 people for money laundering offences after hundreds of phone scam victims lost more than $2.5 million.

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16 days ago

Father's Day GIVEAWAY

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Competition alert! Father's Day is just around the corner and we're giving away a $100 Prezzy Card for your Dad to spend on the things he really wants!

All you've got to do is tell us something you most love about your dad. So, take a trip down memory lane and share with us your … View more
Competition alert! Father's Day is just around the corner and we're giving away a $100 Prezzy Card for your Dad to spend on the things he really wants!

All you've got to do is tell us something you most love about your dad. So, take a trip down memory lane and share with us your moments that have become memories.

Comment below to enter, hurry though, entries close this Sunday 6th September 2020. T&C apply.

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12 days ago

Auckland Heritage Festival to uncover secrets and stories of the past

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

See Aotea Square in its former glory using a new augmented reality app bringing the 1800s to 2020; hear why women weren’t expected to respond to the call of nature in public places until 1910; and prepare to be intrigued by unexpected artefacts found in the rubble of recent city works.

These … View more
See Aotea Square in its former glory using a new augmented reality app bringing the 1800s to 2020; hear why women weren’t expected to respond to the call of nature in public places until 1910; and prepare to be intrigued by unexpected artefacts found in the rubble of recent city works.

These are just some of the stories Auckland Heritage Festival is weaving into words, walks, pictures, parks, talks, poetry and songs as Auckland Council prepares to pack well over 100 free and low-cost events into two weeks from September 26 to October 11.

Event holders are set up to follow the Covid-19 protocols required at the prevailing alert level and mass gathering limit. However, if a 10-person mass gathering limit remains in place on 26 September, every endeavour will be made to move events online.

Councillor Alf Filipaina said there is something in the festival’s storytelling for everyone including special events for children during the school holidays.

The programme of events has been designed to entertain, inform and enlighten with 2020’s intriguing theme: Uncover secrets and stories of Tāmaki Makaurau.

The 2020 festival programme will go live at heritagefestival.co.nz on September 10.

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7 days ago

Last chance to win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

You could be in with a chance to win one of our 10x $50 Prezzy Cards. Simply complete our Neighbourly survey before 14th September 2020, 9am.

Click below to take part and good luck!
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