The Te Awamutu Museum will be closing at 12 noon 24 December and reopening 10am 11 January 2021. Have a great holiday and we look forward to sharing our wonderful exhibits and programs in the New Year.
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: email@example.com.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
What do you think about body cams being worn by authorities?
A local council in the Waikato region has rejected a plan to enforce body cam use for council officials conducting fieldwork.
Some council staff had reportedly received death threats from members of the public and this prompted councillors to call for mandatory body cam use for some staff in December 2020.
Legal advice received by councillors showed that filming members of the public could be a breach of privacy and potentially be an offence under the Bill of Rights. There was also concern about when footage can be released under the Official Information Act.
Would you support the move in your community? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Cambridge Edition.
Join us at Waikato’s biggest Red Cross Book Fair at Te Rapa Race Course (Off Garnett Ave) on the 5th, 6th and 7th March.