Wow. This is what greeted me in my wee vege patch after a fortnight away on leave. My veges are thriving - all but one broccoli plant in amongst them all tho, so I thought to give them a bloody good soak before I tackled the "invaders" today. I wonder what they are?
Only thing I can think of is the mulch I threw over the patch last winter made up of oak leaves from the park across the road.......? Dig them back in or put to compost? What say you Discerners?
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.
A view of Christchurch's Victoria Square, looking towards the Park Royal before it became a five-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in 2002. The 297-room building was constructed in 1988 and demolished in 2012 after Canterbury's earthquakes.
Did anyone else read this piece today in the Herald today by Chris Lynch?
Imagine a local company undertaking a rebranding exercise during a global pandemic?
That is exactly what Christchurch City Council owned venues company Vbase has announced.
It will be now known as "Venues Ōtautahi".
Chief Executive Caroline Harvie-Teare released a statement saying "Vbase is driven to contribute to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region."
"Venues Ōtautahi reflects who we are and what we do, deepening our connection with the community and our cultural heritage."
"This change is also the company brand taking a step back and making these community owned venues the heroes."
It's longer than this, but please go read it on the Herald Page. This CCC and their imported Town Clerk are completely out of their depth.