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4 days ago

Could the jury service process be improved?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Every year, thousands of New Zealanders are called up to serve as jurors in the High and District Courts, and it's an important way to contribute to your country.

But for some, jury service can be a huge disruption and a financial burden. Do you think changes could be made to our jury … View more
Every year, thousands of New Zealanders are called up to serve as jurors in the High and District Courts, and it's an important way to contribute to your country.

But for some, jury service can be a huge disruption and a financial burden. Do you think changes could be made to our jury service system to address these challenges?

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21 hours ago

Reduce suicide in Aotearoa

Suicide Reduction Trust

Support the Suicide Reduction Trust (SRT) increasing emotional awareness and coping skills, before life’s daily troubles come along to test us!

SRT run their “I am Me – I am Worthwhile” kaupapa programmes aimed at increasing self-awareness and (importantly) self-acceptance.

They also … View more
Support the Suicide Reduction Trust (SRT) increasing emotional awareness and coping skills, before life’s daily troubles come along to test us!

SRT run their “I am Me – I am Worthwhile” kaupapa programmes aimed at increasing self-awareness and (importantly) self-acceptance.

They also fund small group and individual Future Focused Therapy counselling, Support Groups and have an online AI Supporter tool coming!

SRT self-fund their important charitable work by running regular Super Raffles. You can win a $2m luxury home AND a 2024 Tesla Model 3 for only $20 at WinAHouse
Find out more

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21 hours ago

Name the word...

Riddles from The Neighbourly Riddler

Name the word which is both a game and an insect.

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed? Head … View more
Name the word which is both a game and an insect.

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed? Head here and hover on the Following button (and it will show Unfollow) on the top right of the page and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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21 hours ago

The True You Fashion Show 2024!

Ladies Who Thrive

Support our beautiful models and celebrate the essence of Mother Earth at this stunning event.

Date: Saturday 10 August
Time: 6.30pm

Venue of The True You Fashion Show 2024:
The Depot,
Lloyd Elsmore Park
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Support our beautiful models and celebrate the essence of Mother Earth at this stunning event.

Date: Saturday 10 August
Time: 6.30pm

Venue of The True You Fashion Show 2024:
The Depot,
Lloyd Elsmore Park
Sir Lloyd Drive
451 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga
(Behind the netball courts)

Come and enjoy an evening of fashion and fun!
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13 hours ago

What do you think of the regional council rate rise?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

One frustrated councillor walked out of a meeting before regional councillors set rates, and another didn’t vote in “protest”.

Regional councillors have agreed by a thin 7 for and 5 against margin to put forward a 2024-34 long term plan for adoption, exposing particular divisions over the … View more
One frustrated councillor walked out of a meeting before regional councillors set rates, and another didn’t vote in “protest”.

Regional councillors have agreed by a thin 7 for and 5 against margin to put forward a 2024-34 long term plan for adoption, exposing particular divisions over the higher-than-suggested rates rise for next year: 7.4%.

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5 hours ago

West Coast to review who pays for flood protection

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By local democracy reporter Brendon McMahon:

West Coasters could pay a universal rate for flood protection assets in future - regardless of where they live.

The West Coast Regional Council will consider various options as part of a rating district review due by 2027.

Currently, 23 special … View more
By local democracy reporter Brendon McMahon:

West Coasters could pay a universal rate for flood protection assets in future - regardless of where they live.

The West Coast Regional Council will consider various options as part of a rating district review due by 2027.

Currently, 23 special rating districts pay targeted rates to maintain river stop banks or coastal protection walls in their area.

The rating district setup, on behalf of local communities, includes the three main towns of Greymouth, Westport, and Hokitika, the tourist hotspots of Punakaiki and Franz Josef, and multiple farming communities along the region's 650km length.

A report to councillors for the 2024-34 long-term plan (LTP) said the rating district review was included in consultation to indicate it "was required".

The way individual rating districts were founded had resulted in "a range of different rating scenarios" and constitutional arrangements.

It left "a level of complexity and inefficiency" in the gambit of what each rating area was for.

Haast submitter Vance Boyd said the benefit of rating districts was viewed differently within particular communities and it was a potentially divisive issue.

At the same time small communities struggled to raise the necessary capital to add protection.

Boyd said the council should rate across "the whole district" rather than relying on individual rating for particular areas.

Councillor Peter Ewen said the "bigger picture" of wider community benefit from protection assets had to be highlighted.

This was relevant for those outside a particular rating area who gained the benefit of accessing a service centre like Greymouth for example.

"The whole community benefits from those rating districts, it doesn't matter where they are," he said.

Long-time Westport surveyor Chris Coll also said the special rating district net should be thrown for the widest community benefit.

He estimated up to 15% of the town of Westport could fall "outside" the projected flood protection scheme for his area, yet all residents in the area would benefit from it.

Council chief executive Darryl Lew noted Westport was "a greenfield scheme" at this point and identifying the tangible benefit was yet to be worked through.

But the question of direct and indirect benefit would be assessed as the scheme design was finalised in the next couple of months.

Lew also noted Southland had now gone to "one targeted rate for all its special rating districts".

Councillor Brett Cummings said having one targeted rate might impact council's ability to tap external funding for new protection projects and that needed investigation.

Ewen noted one submitter viewed a universal approach to special rating areas as potentially penalising them for choosing to live "in less risky areas".

However, it was always on property buyers to be aware of the risk in the first place, he said.

James Sutherland, for Federated Farmers, said the proposed review should go out for full consultation given 6500 ratable properties across the region were not currently within a special rating area.

The report noted rating district asset management as "crucial to support the region" because it:
* protects economic productivity,
* reduces natural hazard risk to communities,
* promotes safety and wellbeing.

During formal LTP deliberations, Cummings said the review was not just about rates but the constitution of the rating districts.

Lew agreed, saying a lot of the submitters had focused only on benefit.

But all aspects of the current rating schemes needed to be reviewed including that some were rated based on land value, others on capital value.

The question of council back-office costs for individual districts also had to be assessed, he said.

1 day ago

Canterbury ratepayers face 17.9% rates hike

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Canterbury households are facing a lower than expected rates rise after the regional council found savings, including delaying some transport projects.

After two days of deliberations last week, Environment Canterbury pulled back its proposed average … View more
By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Canterbury households are facing a lower than expected rates rise after the regional council found savings, including delaying some transport projects.

After two days of deliberations last week, Environment Canterbury pulled back its proposed average rates rise from 24.2% to 17.9%.

Acting chairperson Craig Pauling said there were some tense negotiations, but he was pleased with the outcome.

The councillors voted on 15 main resolutions, with several resulting in close division among the 16 councillors, he said.

‘‘Even though it was tense throughout, there was good support at the end and people felt there was some good give and take in the room,’’ Pauling said.

‘‘The feeling in the room was, ‘we have done all we could have’.’’

More than 1300 submissions were received on the draft long-term plan, with 153 making oral presentations during the hearings, which were held over four days.

‘‘We tested the water with some bold options in our consultation and the response demonstrated there were mixed views, with some saying we needed to deliver more, while others identified we could make savings or prioritise work,’’ Pauling said.

Savings were made by delaying some of the proposed public transport projects, including delaying work on a mass transit business case until year 2 and postponing bus route improvement work until year three.

‘‘It makes sense to delay this work so we have a better idea of where the Government and Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) are heading,’’ Pauling said.

‘‘Some councillors thought we should be more cautious, but if we don’t put it in the plan, we don’t get anything from Waka Kotahi.’’

About three-quarters of submissions supported the council increasing its spending on ‘‘river resilience’’, including flood protection, and pest and weed control.

The council is proposing to invest $25 million a year, over the next 10 years, to boost flood protection.

There was strong support for a district-wide rate for river resilience in Selwyn, and the council was considering similar options from the Ashley Rakahuri River and other rivers in South Canterbury.

Pauling said it would need support from the community, local councils and ultimately central Government.

‘‘Over the last five years we have been getting more and more requests for how we might move forward in addressing our rivers.

‘‘It is recognition that rivers are important to everybody.’’

He said river resilience was a national issue, as disruption to bridges on major routes could affect the whole country.

‘‘Room for rivers’’ was an important conversation and could be achieved by buying land, such as Environment Canterbury buying land beside the Ashburton River.

Another example was the Waimakariri District Council’s land purchase on Lineside Rd, beside the Cam Ruataniwha River.

‘‘By acquiring the land we can do something great for the community,’’ Pauling said.

Council staff will now finalise the long-term plan before it is audited by Audit New Zealand and adopted by councillors on June 26.

■ LDR is local body journalism co-funded by RNZ and NZ On Air.

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13 hours ago

Crash that killed five rocks 'tight-knit' community

Libby Totton Reporter from Cambridge Edition

As police work to formally identify the victims of an horrific crash that claimed five lives north of Te Awamutu, residents are concerned the victims could prove to be locals.

The Waikato town was left reeling after the five - three from one car and two from another - were killed in the head-on … View more
As police work to formally identify the victims of an horrific crash that claimed five lives north of Te Awamutu, residents are concerned the victims could prove to be locals.

The Waikato town was left reeling after the five - three from one car and two from another - were killed in the head-on crash late Tuesday afternoon after one crossed the centreline on SH3 south of Ōhaupō.

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13 hours ago

Rate rises, a bridge - what do you think?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

Double digit rates increases, plans for another river bridge and significant investment into waters infrastructure are all in Taupō’s draft plan for the next decade.

The Taupō District Council will meet on Friday to discuss its proposed draft Long-Term Plan (LTP) for 2024-34 after … View more
Double digit rates increases, plans for another river bridge and significant investment into waters infrastructure are all in Taupō’s draft plan for the next decade.

The Taupō District Council will meet on Friday to discuss its proposed draft Long-Term Plan (LTP) for 2024-34 after the council decided to delay its implementation until the end of September.

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1 day ago

Which transport projects would you pick?

Auckland Transport

Our transport plan for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is designed to make our city the best it can be.

There are a lot of projects to work on, but we can’t do them all at once. That’s why we need you to help us decide which projects are prioritised first.

Have your say with our 5 min surveyView more
Our transport plan for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is designed to make our city the best it can be.

There are a lot of projects to work on, but we can’t do them all at once. That’s why we need you to help us decide which projects are prioritised first.

Have your say with our 5 min survey here by 17 June 2024.

The plan is looking to make improvement to:
Travel choices for Aucklanders, including train, bus, ferry, car, cycle or on foot.
Road infrastructure conditions.
Road safety.
Support growth and economic productivity.
Environmental outcomes.

Looking forward to your feedback.
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13 hours ago

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Do you obsess about your weight, food, or exercise?

Is food just one of your many obsessions? Don’t know how to stop emotional eating? Are you also struggling with alcohol or other mind-altering substances?

Do you use mind-altering substances to change the way you feel?

Find out how … View more
Do you obsess about your weight, food, or exercise?

Is food just one of your many obsessions? Don’t know how to stop emotional eating? Are you also struggling with alcohol or other mind-altering substances?

Do you use mind-altering substances to change the way you feel?

Find out how AEA members have put down the food and other mind-altering substances and found freedom from obsession.

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1 day ago

Glaucoma NZ free patient symposium

Glaucoma NZ

We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Tauranga Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 8th of June at Tauranga’s Armitage Hotel and Conference Centre.

Ophthalmologist Dr Sam Kain and Optometrists, Alex Petty and Julia Walker will explain what glaucoma is, how it is diagnosed, the … View more
We look forward to welcoming you to the Glaucoma NZ Tauranga Patient Symposium, 10am on Saturday 8th of June at Tauranga’s Armitage Hotel and Conference Centre.

Ophthalmologist Dr Sam Kain and Optometrists, Alex Petty and Julia Walker will explain what glaucoma is, how it is diagnosed, the latest treatments and surgeries, and what you need to know about glaucoma eye drops.

Please click the link and complete the online form to register your attendance and to receive a reminder notice leading up to the event.
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14 hours ago

Nationwide protests

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Nationwide protests are taking place today (Thursday) having been organised by Te Pāti Māori and other connected to Toitū Te Tiriti movement.
There is likely to be some traffic disruptions so Waka Kotahi are closely monitoring the situation. Below are the locations of these gatherings across … View more
Nationwide protests are taking place today (Thursday) having been organised by Te Pāti Māori and other connected to Toitū Te Tiriti movement.
There is likely to be some traffic disruptions so Waka Kotahi are closely monitoring the situation. Below are the locations of these gatherings across the country.

Northland:
Whangārei, Farmer’s car park, 9am.
Kaitāia, Commerce St, 9am.

Auckland:
West Auckland, BP Hobsonville, 6.30am.
South Auckland, Z Petrol station, 6.30am.
North Auckland, Palmers Albany Garden Centre, 6.30am.
Central Auckland, Aotea Square, 11am.

Waikato:
Hamilton, Kirikiriroa Marae, 7.30am.
Matamata, Matamata Woolworths, 6.45am.
Te Puaha, Weraroa Marae, 8.30am.
Hauraki, Victoria Park, 12pm.

Waiariki:
Tauranga, Whareroa Reserve, 8am.
Whakatāne, SH30, 7.30am.
Ōpōtiki, Waioweka bridge, 7am.
Taupō, Lake Terrace, 8am.
Tūrangi, Tūrangi town centre, 9am.
Rotorua, Lake Rd intersection, Old Taupō Rd, Fenton St and Sala St, 7am.

Ikaroa-Rāwhiti:
Tūranganui a Kiwa, Heipipi Park, 7am.
Hastings, Hastings Clock Tower, 7am.
Wairarapa, Masterton Town Hall, 12pm.

Te Tai Hauāuru:
Hāwera, Hāwera Netball Courts, 10.30am.
Palmerston North, Te Marae o Hine, 7.15am.
Tokoroa, Leith Place, 8am.

Wellington:
A hīkoi to Parliament 12pm.

South Island:
Christchurch, Bridge of Remembrance, 11am.
Nelson, Church steps, 12.30pm.
Dunedin, Queens Gardens, 12pm.

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1 day ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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1 day ago

Product and food recalls

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These items have been recalled, some in the last few days. If you have one of these items at home, click on the title to see the details to ensure it is not a risk to your household.

Food recalls:
Pams plant based creamy tomato pasta bake
Mrs Rogers Naturals brand gluten free batter mix
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These items have been recalled, some in the last few days. If you have one of these items at home, click on the title to see the details to ensure it is not a risk to your household.

Food recalls:
Pams plant based creamy tomato pasta bake
Mrs Rogers Naturals brand gluten free batter mix
The Collective brand Suckies strawberry probiotic yoghurt

Product recalls:
Country Road two-tone demm mug
Postie Little Kids adventure pants
Fortis heavy duty weight bench
Honda outboard marine engine
Quincy Mae baby/kids nightwear
Ryobi airwave stapler/nailer
Puretec Filtration
Grabstore pruning saw / chainsaw
Full Speed Ahead crankset

We hope this message was helpful in keeping you and your family safe.

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1 day ago

Stay dry under your Sanctuary Pergola.

Sanctuary Pergolas

As winter approaches, it's the perfect time to invest in a pergola for your outdoor space.

An pergola not only provides shelter from rain and wind but also creates a cozy, inviting atmosphere for gatherings. With the right setup, you can enjoy your patio or garden year-round, transforming … View more
As winter approaches, it's the perfect time to invest in a pergola for your outdoor space.

An pergola not only provides shelter from rain and wind but also creates a cozy, inviting atmosphere for gatherings. With the right setup, you can enjoy your patio or garden year-round, transforming it into a charming retreat even in colder months.

Protect your furniture, keep your outdoor area dry, and add a touch of elegance to your home with a stylish and functional pergola. Don't let the weather keep you inside—extend your living space with a pergola this winter!
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1 day ago

🎉 Happy Wednesday! 🎉

Harpreet Singh from Indian Royal Brew | Proudly NZ owned Business

Hold on tight; we're halfway through the week! 🐪✨ Take a moment to enjoy a cup of our delicious tea and power through the rest of your week with a smile.

What's your mid-week pick-me-up? Let us know in the comments! 👇

#HumpDay #MidWeekMotivation #TeaTime #IndianRoyalBrew … View more
Hold on tight; we're halfway through the week! 🐪✨ Take a moment to enjoy a cup of our delicious tea and power through the rest of your week with a smile.

What's your mid-week pick-me-up? Let us know in the comments! 👇

#HumpDay #MidWeekMotivation #TeaTime #IndianRoyalBrew #WednesdayVibes #StayStrong

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1 day ago

Celebrating heritage

NZ Lotto

Funds raised by Lotto New Zealand players fuels growth of Hakaru community hall

From joyous celebrations like weddings and birthdays, to solemn gatherings for farewells; Hakaru Community Hall stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of its community.

The hall has been the heart of HakaruView more
Funds raised by Lotto New Zealand players fuels growth of Hakaru community hall

From joyous celebrations like weddings and birthdays, to solemn gatherings for farewells; Hakaru Community Hall stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of its community.

The hall has been the heart of Hakaru for nearly a century and recently underwent a refresh to meet the changing needs of the community with funding support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board.

“The grant has been huge in helping us make improvements, including the installation of a new entrance and upgrading of some of our older amenities,” says Secretary Dennis Reeve.

Over the years, the Hall has witnessed generations come together in times of happiness and sorrow and symbolises more than just a space, it’s a bond that unites the Hakaru community.

The grant also recently helped the hall committee to expand its offerings from hosting dance, yoga, and pilates classes to providing a space for local musicians to practice.

With every step forward, Hakaru Hall is committed to fostering connection, culture, and community spirit for another century to come with the help of local grants.

This is just one of the incredible causes keeping our heritage alive, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto New Zealand game, it’s a win for our communities.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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3 days ago

Powerline tampering/theft across Christchurch.

The Team from Canterbury Police

Police are appealing for information following recent incidents of powerline tampering and theft across Christchurch.

Over the last 10 days, Police have been notified of increasing reports of powerline theft and tampering.
Incidents occurred in multiple central locations such as Disraeli Street… View more
Police are appealing for information following recent incidents of powerline tampering and theft across Christchurch.

Over the last 10 days, Police have been notified of increasing reports of powerline theft and tampering.
Incidents occurred in multiple central locations such as Disraeli Street in Addington, the area surrounding Hillview Road and Phillips Road in Phillipstown and Brougham Street, they are as wide spanning as West Melton, Halswell, and Marshlands.

Police have informed Community Patrol and Frontline Police units on what to look out for and have communicated with businesses and residents in affected areas.
Police are also engaging with local scrap metal dealers as part of the investigation.
On multiple recent occasions powerline tampering and the theft of copper from the powerlines have led to power outages on affected streets.

Typically once the offenders get what they want, the powerlines are left in an exposed and dangerous state. In one occasion powerlines were tampered with and left broken outside of a Phillip Street Preschool. Fortunately, no one has been harmed, but as far as Police are concerned it is only a matter of time.

Senior Sergeant Roy Appley says: “Our message to offenders is to stop this behaviour before someone, including yourself, gets hurt.
“You are putting yourselves and others at extreme risk of electrocution, for such a small return.”
We are appealing to the public for any information that could assist in identifying and locating those involved.
“If you hear anything out of the ordinary overnight, do not think nothing of it.
“We need Christchurch residents to be aware of the risk of exposed or damaged wires – do not touch them and call Orion on 0800 363 9898 straight away,” says Snr Sgt Appley.
Police urge residents to ring 111 immediately if you see anyone acting suspiciously around power poles and lines, or 105 after the fact

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3 days ago

Keep yourself protected against Covid

Ministry of Health

It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free. And… View more
It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free. And recommended for you and many others as long as you haven’t had the vaccine, or Covid, in the last 6 months.

To book your vaccination, or talk to your healthcare provider.
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3 days ago

Covid update - National figures

Gordon from Halswell

Another week with National figures still climbing. It continues to show how easy it is to flare up if we drop our guards

Canterbury rose from 667 to 883 - 216 National figure rose by just under 500 which means we were the largest single portion of the rise
The winter cold and flu might be … View more
Another week with National figures still climbing. It continues to show how easy it is to flare up if we drop our guards

Canterbury rose from 667 to 883 - 216 National figure rose by just under 500 which means we were the largest single portion of the rise
The winter cold and flu might be contributing, and winter is here now.
Stay safe folks.

New
Cases- Deaths - % of National --- Cant new cases

6636 - 7 .......................12.6% -------883
6148 - 19.......................10.3% ------ 667
3922 - 13.......................11.3% ------ 444
2287 - 19.......................13.6% ------ 310
2343 -11........................17.0% ------ 399
2383 - 21.......................16.6% ------ 396
2618 - 8.........................16.6%
3385 - 13 ......................16.0%
3399 - 7.........................15.4%
4042 - 14.......................15.9%
4666 - 24 ......................15.0%
4803 - 24 ......................15.0%

4 days ago

Get That Healthy Gut Feeling

Xtendlife

Hi neighbours – it's the team from Xtendlife!

Boost your digestive health and vitality with Xtendlife’s Healthy Gut Bundle. Featuring prebiotic-rich Kiwi-Klenz and premium Omega 3 / QH Premium CoQ10 fish oil, it provides your body with gut-friendly nutrients to foster beneficial … View more
Hi neighbours – it's the team from Xtendlife!

Boost your digestive health and vitality with Xtendlife’s Healthy Gut Bundle. Featuring prebiotic-rich Kiwi-Klenz and premium Omega 3 / QH Premium CoQ10 fish oil, it provides your body with gut-friendly nutrients to foster beneficial bacteria growth, enhance protein digestion, and reduce bloating and toxin accumulation. Visit our website to discover better digestion.

In good health,
The Xtendlife Team
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3 days ago

Somerfield Community Emergency Response Event May 30th at St Marks Church,

Julie from Somerfield

A reminder about this community emergency event coming up this Thursday 30th May at St Marks Church, 5 Somerfield Street between 7-9 pm.
It will be a great update for our communities regarding emergency preparedness in our homes & communities.
We look forward to excellent PowerPoint … View more
A reminder about this community emergency event coming up this Thursday 30th May at St Marks Church, 5 Somerfield Street between 7-9 pm.
It will be a great update for our communities regarding emergency preparedness in our homes & communities.
We look forward to excellent PowerPoint presentations & guest speakers from Civil Defence Emergency Management (Rachel Hunt) & Fire Emergency NZ (Dean Harker).

There will be light refreshments & lucky prizes given during this event! 👌 😀
Everyone is welcome - it plans to be a great night for all communities and residents to join us!!
Feel welcome to join our Facebook event page for this also.

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4 days ago

Do good in the dark times

Victim Support

The impact of crime, suicide, and traumatic events can be overwhelming, but as a Victim Support volunteer, you can help victims navigate their darkest moments. With your empathy and support, victims can feel empowered to take the next steps.

Our volunteers are everyday heroes who provide … View more
The impact of crime, suicide, and traumatic events can be overwhelming, but as a Victim Support volunteer, you can help victims navigate their darkest moments. With your empathy and support, victims can feel empowered to take the next steps.

Our volunteers are everyday heroes who provide essential guidance and a listening ear. You don’t need to be a professional; just bring your genuine self and a willingness to make a difference. Join our team and be the difference in someone's life today.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Victim Support Team
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3 days ago

As voted by you New Zealand

Anthony Wilding Retirement Village

Ryman is proud to be recognised as New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages once again! So we want to say THANK YOU Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 … View more
Ryman is proud to be recognised as New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages once again! So we want to say THANK YOU Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 more years of trust and excellence! #Ryman #MostTrusted #Community

Click read more for more information.

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4 days ago
11 days ago

Share your most delicious (but affordable!) go-to meal...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish… View more
Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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4 days ago

Road Reconstruction Work

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

From early June, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, High Street, Carterton until early July, weather permitting.

The works are between Rhodes Street and south of Andersons Line. Southbound vehicles will need to detour at Somerset Road, Carters Line and Park Road which adds a… View more
From early June, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, High Street, Carterton until early July, weather permitting.

The works are between Rhodes Street and south of Andersons Line. Southbound vehicles will need to detour at Somerset Road, Carters Line and Park Road which adds a significant amount of time to journeys. Northbound traffic can travel through High Street with speed limits in place. We encourage you to plan ahead to avoid delays.

This section of the road is in poor condition so it’s important for the safety of everyone who uses the road that this work is undertaken. The works will be unavoidably disruptive for the Carterton community and SH2 users in the Wairarapa.

We appreciate that roadworks are inconvenient for neighbours, and thank the community in advance for their patience while we complete these major works.
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15 days ago

Where do you find the best bargains in Canterbury?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The first South Island edition of the Reduced to Clear outlet store opened in Christchurch’s South City mall this month. It sells end-of-the-line products, cancelled exports or short-dated items - similar to other discount grocers in the city such as Save More and BargainMe.

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The first South Island edition of the Reduced to Clear outlet store opened in Christchurch’s South City mall this month. It sells end-of-the-line products, cancelled exports or short-dated items - similar to other discount grocers in the city such as Save More and BargainMe.

We're keen to hear from you - where do you find the best bargains in Canterbury? Who has the cheapest veges, the best deals on spices and nuts, the lowest price for petrol etc? What are your tips for dealing with cost of living increases? Comment below or email reporters@press.co.nz

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6 days ago

A Whole New Lifestyle

Acacia Cove

Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, … View more
Care, Community, And Connection

Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and gym.

Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you’ll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in.
If you’re aged 60 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Bruce to book a visit today!
(09) 268 8522.
admin@ocaciacove.co.nz
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3 days ago

Fancy a tank of gas?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These members have been drawn as our winners of the $100 petrol vouchers. Congrats to:

Sheryl Thompson from Hamilton

Tane LcLeay from Three Kings

Sandeep Kaur from Hastings

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These members have been drawn as our winners of the $100 petrol vouchers. Congrats to:

Sheryl Thompson from Hamilton

Tane LcLeay from Three Kings

Sandeep Kaur from Hastings

Sarah Bolton from Thorndon

Not a winner? Good luck next time!

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 4th June.

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7 days ago

The Resene Wallpaper Sale is on!

Resene

Now is your chance to dress up your walls and save 25% off* the extensive range of Resene wallpapers available at your local Resene ColorShop! Patterned or bold, textured or neutral – there’s something to suit all tastes. Offer ends 17 June 2024.

* Discount off the normal retail price at … View more
Now is your chance to dress up your walls and save 25% off* the extensive range of Resene wallpapers available at your local Resene ColorShop! Patterned or bold, textured or neutral – there’s something to suit all tastes. Offer ends 17 June 2024.

* Discount off the normal retail price at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers. Excludes wall decals, WallPrint and clearance items. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

View the full selection of wallpapers at your local Resene ColorShop and get a taste of some of the options online.
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6 days ago

Winter Market Bush Inn

Lynda from Halswell

Bush Inn Shopping Centre


You asked, and we listened! Winter Markets are back at the Bush Inn! Join us this Saturday, May 25th, from 10 AM to 4 PM for a delightful day of shopping and fun. Discover a wide array of stalls offering everything from lavender, honey, kids clothing, freshly baked … View more
Bush Inn Shopping Centre


You asked, and we listened! Winter Markets are back at the Bush Inn! Join us this Saturday, May 25th, from 10 AM to 4 PM for a delightful day of shopping and fun. Discover a wide array of stalls offering everything from lavender, honey, kids clothing, freshly baked cakes and treats to wooden toys, chopping boards, candles, crochet, knitwear and much more. We can't wait to see you there!

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