Farewell Spit, Collingwood

44 days ago

Are you a fan of Neighbourly? Want to help lead your community?

Ashleigh Ogden from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly's purpose is to grow connections between neighbours, making each community around New Zealand a safe and happy place to live. We are currently on the lookout for Neighbourly members to become Neighbourly Leads in their own community.

Neighbourly Leads are people who enjoy using… View more
Neighbourly's purpose is to grow connections between neighbours, making each community around New Zealand a safe and happy place to live. We are currently on the lookout for Neighbourly members to become Neighbourly Leads in their own community.

Neighbourly Leads are people who enjoy using Neighbourly and feel passionate about their corner of this country. They help neighbours to connect positively on the site and are happy to point members in the right direction.

If this sounds like you, please consider becoming a Neighbourly Lead for your suburb alongside dozens of other keen locals around the country!

You can find more information here.
Apply here

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45 days ago

Is your connection rugby ready?

Stuff Fibre

We’re less than a month away from kicking off, are you ready? Join Stuff Fibre on a 12 month plan and you’ll get the first 4 months at half price. Take up this offer and you’ll go in the draw to win 1 of 2 Panasonic TV worth $2499.99 RRP.

Ts&Cs apply.
Find out more

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45 days ago

Are school composite classes a good idea?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Tasman Leader

Many children are taught in classes spanning two year groups at primary and intermediate schools in Tasman district. Some schools favour students staying with the same teacher for two years. Is this a good system?

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45 days ago

Poll: Do you bother to vote in local body elections?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Local elections impact us all, but many of us don't take the time to make our voices heard.

In fact, only 38.5% of Aucklanders voted in the 2016 local body election.

To read more, click here.

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Do you bother to vote in local body elections?
  • 84.5% Yes, of course
    84.5% Complete
  • 15.5% No, I can't be bothered
    15.5% Complete
1628 votes
46 days ago

Sinking lid proposal for pokie machines in Tasman district

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Tasman Leader

Tasman District Council has out for consultation a proposal for a sinking lid policy on pokie machine numbers. A recovered pokie addict and an addiction services director support the proposal while the Gaming Machine Association chairman says it will accelerate the move to online gambling. What do … View moreTasman District Council has out for consultation a proposal for a sinking lid policy on pokie machine numbers. A recovered pokie addict and an addiction services director support the proposal while the Gaming Machine Association chairman says it will accelerate the move to online gambling. What do you think?

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59 days ago

Defects drive more work on Bateup Rd in Richmond

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Tasman Leader

The upgrade of Bateup Rd in Richmond has repeatedly gone over time. A snag list of defects is behind the latest delay. What's your experience on this key route?

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46 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 🧠

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Did you know, 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they never have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

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Did you know, 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they never have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to use our voice to raise awareness for mental health and well-being. Perhaps consider sharing a cuppa with someone you know who could use the support or challenge your family and friends to unplug from social media for the entire month to improve their well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.

Don’t forget, this month also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) followed by Mental Health Awareness Week (23 - 29 September) and Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th.

However you choose to take part, feel free to tag us in your posts + use the following hashtag so we can see how you’re cultivating better mental health for yourself or in your community this month:

#NSNZmentalhealth

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46 days ago

How are the measles immunisation rates where you live?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – is now considered one of the top ten threats to global health.As the country wrestles with the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades, it has to be asked; what are we going to do about it?… View moreVaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – is now considered one of the top ten threats to global health.As the country wrestles with the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades, it has to be asked; what are we going to do about it?

Search for your suburb here to check the immunisation rates percentages in 2018.

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47 days ago

Overcoming Obstacles

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🏉 Through school-based programmes like #KiwiCan, #Stars, and #ProjectK, we empower our youth to grow into the best versions of themselves.

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48 days ago

Loans built for small business

Prospa

Kurt Jacks from Auckland’s “The Rib House” discovered the missing ingredient in his recipe for success when he used a Prospa Small Business Loan to dish up the vital support he and his family needed to grow the business.

The simple, streamlined application process was just what he needed … View more
Kurt Jacks from Auckland’s “The Rib House” discovered the missing ingredient in his recipe for success when he used a Prospa Small Business Loan to dish up the vital support he and his family needed to grow the business.

The simple, streamlined application process was just what he needed as a time-strapped business owner – and the funds were immediately put to use on upgrades and kitchen renovations.
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49 days ago

The Plan: Delay teen drinking

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Alcohol in NZ – What don’t you know?
Any surprises here for you?
Follow the link to our second quiz.

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49 days ago

Wishing everyone a safe, fun and kind #FathersDay weekend!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To celebrate here's some of our fave cheesy dad jokes...


Q: What did the policeman say to his belly button?

A: You're under a vest!

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To celebrate here's some of our fave cheesy dad jokes...


Q: What did the policeman say to his belly button?

A: You're under a vest!


Q: How do you make a tissue dance?

A: Put a little boogey in it!


Q: Where do bees go to the toilet?

A: At the BP station!


#NSNZrandomactsofkindness

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