Farewell Spit, Collingwood

16 days ago

Reno blogging saved one couple $35k... but it didn't come cheap

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I've always thought of reno blogging as a way to document a difficult process in a fun, relatable way. The benefit? Emotional support and maybe advice from folks following your journey - and maybe a little ego bump from showing off your mad wallpapering skills.
If you're lucky, and good,… View more
I've always thought of reno blogging as a way to document a difficult process in a fun, relatable way. The benefit? Emotional support and maybe advice from folks following your journey - and maybe a little ego bump from showing off your mad wallpapering skills.
If you're lucky, and good, you might be given a couple of cans of paint from your local hardware store, to help you on the way - but that would be the icing on the tip of the social media cake.
Few of us would have the energy or knowhow to turn their reno into a part time side hustle that's both creatively fulfilling, and engaging.
But that's exactly what Moochstyle's Shayden and Georgia Whipps have done - with some pawsome help from their gorgeous dog Frankie. They've been blogging their Christchurch villa reno since they bought their home and Shayden shared their story with us for the final episode of First Rung, our podcast. A first time homeowner and renovator, Shayden is such an inspiring guy to chat with. He makes you want to jump in and give it go. Check out his story and let us know what you think.

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13 days ago

Let's work together to make Aotearoa New Zealand a more compassionate place.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines
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To address any issue in our community we need to know what we're up against.

Here's some simple ways you can help to end family violence:

+ Learn! The first step to change is awareness

+ Share facts, resources and helplines

+ Know the signs. Family violence can affect anyone

+ When you see it, report it to New Zealand Police

+ Support victims: check-in regularly, listen, refer

+ Volunteer / make a donation to a relevant charity

13 days ago

Respite care when you need it

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one … View more
Time spent in respite care lets you experience Ryman’s dedicated care teams and the togetherness of village communities. Whether you need rehabilitation or support for family during the holidays.

Respite care is offered in rest-home, hospital and dementia-level care. Being there is just one of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
Learn more

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15 days ago

Partnership to boost large scale conservation efforts in Te Tauihu

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Iwi, local councils and the Department of Conservation came together in 2017 to form the Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance to improve conservation outcomes across the top of the south. A recent partnership with international charity The Nature Conservancy means the alliance can now draw on the … View moreIwi, local councils and the Department of Conservation came together in 2017 to form the Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance to improve conservation outcomes across the top of the south. A recent partnership with international charity The Nature Conservancy means the alliance can now draw on the expertise of large scale conservation initiatives from around the world.

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15 days ago

Practice nurses strike again for equal pay

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Frustrated primary healthcare workers continue to fight for pay equity with their hospital based counterparts, who are paid on average 10.6 per cent more. Do you think all nurses should be paid the same?

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19 days ago

Reach Out 🤝 Look Out 👀 Help Out 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find your nearest Neighbourhood Support or to get in touch about setting up a new one, go to:

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19 days ago

The US election has many of us watching, but not as closely as American expats.

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Two Americans who have settled in Nelson share their thoughts on the US election - and they say the path ahead will be a challenge, no matter who wins.

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19 days ago

First week of November drops a months' worth of rain

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson can finally see blue sky after days of dreary weather but we could be in for more inclement weather over the coming months.

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26 days ago

Why are children finding it harder to talk and read?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A meeting in Motueka heard too many children are "not achieving" in reading, writing and spelling, while a new report shows alarming numbers of children are starting school with very poor language skills. Experts are pointing to factors including busy lives and screen time. Where do you … View moreA meeting in Motueka heard too many children are "not achieving" in reading, writing and spelling, while a new report shows alarming numbers of children are starting school with very poor language skills. Experts are pointing to factors including busy lives and screen time. Where do you think the problem lies?

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25 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 … View more
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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22 days ago

Find savings with SuperGold

SuperGold

Did you know, with a SuperGold card, you can stretch your money further every day?

Businesses across the country offer cardholders thousands of savings and special offers on fuel, food, health costs and more.

To find out what’s available, visit our website. Or, you can download and check … View more
Did you know, with a SuperGold card, you can stretch your money further every day?

Businesses across the country offer cardholders thousands of savings and special offers on fuel, food, health costs and more.

To find out what’s available, visit our website. Or, you can download and check the SuperGold app on your smartphone or tablet.

Find golden opportunities to save today, with SuperGold.
Find out more

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24 days ago

Did your family celebrate Halloween this year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We saw some friendly ghosts and even some costumed pooches this year! We'd love for you to spread the joy further than your backyard by sharing a snap from your Halloween festivities below 🎃

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24 days ago

Things change. You can too.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

We’re holding information sessions to help you enrol with us in 2021. Find out about courses, meet tutors and enrol in one easy process.

Sessions run at various times on campus and if you can’t make it, join us on Zoom. Secure your place for 2021.
Book in today

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26 days ago

Poll: Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. … View more
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.

To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
Explore now

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Which NZ destination do you most want to travel to?
  • 4.3% Auckland
    4.3% Complete
  • 20.7% Coromandel
    20.7% Complete
  • 6.2% Rotorua
    6.2% Complete
  • 5.6% Taupō
    5.6% Complete
  • 5.7% Wellington
    5.7% Complete
  • 18.7% Nelson Tasman
    18.7% Complete
  • 10.2% Marlborough
    10.2% Complete
  • 28.5% Central Otago/Lakes
    28.5% Complete
2855 votes
28 days ago

Beware...some adorable ghosts may be haunting your streets.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.

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