31 days ago

Minimum wage, no help and on the ladder at 25: here's how they did it

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.

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More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Bread & Circus buskers festival set to return

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Cantabrians,

Christchurch’s annual world buskers festival has transformed into an event fit for a pandemic and will return in early 2021.

Are you a fan of the annual buskers festival? Will you be going?

Who's your favourite busker?

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12 hours ago

Missy hailed a hero for alerting owner to massive Christchurch fire

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Monday neighbours,

How's this for a good dog?

Kurt Stewart is hailing former “gang dog” Missy a hero for raising the alarm when a large blaze erupted in a building just metres from where he lives on Sunday.

Missy – a rescue dog – saved him and those living in the neighbouring Woolston properties, he believed.

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15 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.