Cromwell, Cromwell

11 days ago

Have you experienced Readers Tours? We'd love your feedback

The Team from Readers Tours

If you have been on a journey with Readers Tours we would love to hear your feedback and share your experience with others.

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1 day ago

Nominate your kind neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community. Head over to the Neighbourly's Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 prezzy card! Nominate now

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12 days ago

Dunedin council 'fleeced' Central Otago and Queenstown with $117m Aurora dividends

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

Central Otago and Queenstown's mayors want the Dunedin City Council to stump up cash towards a $400 million electricity lines upgrade.

They say the city council is partly responsible for Aurora Energy's failure to upgrade and maintain its network because it received $177m in dividends … View more
Central Otago and Queenstown's mayors want the Dunedin City Council to stump up cash towards a $400 million electricity lines upgrade.

They say the city council is partly responsible for Aurora Energy's failure to upgrade and maintain its network because it received $177m in dividends from the company.

What do you think? Read the full story here and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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10 days ago

Rubbish and recycling costs responsible for Central Otago rates rises

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A small Central Otago town is facing a 16.5 per cent rates hike to cover increasing rubbish and recycling costs, growth and pressure from central Government.

Ratepayers across the region will be hit with hefty rates increases, but Roxburgh residents will be hit the hardest with the average rates … View more
A small Central Otago town is facing a 16.5 per cent rates hike to cover increasing rubbish and recycling costs, growth and pressure from central Government.

Ratepayers across the region will be hit with hefty rates increases, but Roxburgh residents will be hit the hardest with the average rates bill there jumping to $2407 (up from $2068). Cromwell faces an 11 per cent increase, Alexandra 13 per cent and Clyde 14 per cent.

"It's not easy to tell someone on a fixed income, an elderly person in somewhere like Roxburgh, their rates are going up a significant amount. But it is something we can't avoid," Teviot Community Board Chairman Raymond Gunn says.

How will you cope with the rates rise? Do you think it's fair? Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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3 days ago

Otago Regional Council hits ratepayers with proposed 9 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

The Otago Regional Council is signalling a 9.1 per cent average rates increase, citing climate change as one of the main reasons.

Council chair Marian Hobbs said the province was experiencing the affects of climate change and the council's work to adapt – as well as deal with natural … View more
The Otago Regional Council is signalling a 9.1 per cent average rates increase, citing climate change as one of the main reasons.

Council chair Marian Hobbs said the province was experiencing the affects of climate change and the council's work to adapt – as well as deal with natural hazards, flood protection and river management – was "more important than ever".

People will be able to submit feedback on the council's 2020-21 annual plan between March 26 and April 24, with hearings to be held from May 21 to 26. The finalised plan will be adopted at a council meeting on June 26.

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1 day ago

Create scrabble art

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

Repurpose old Scrabble tiles and picture frames together to create cute and colourful word art.

Have fun creating your own messages and paint the frames in your favourite Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create… View more
Repurpose old Scrabble tiles and picture frames together to create cute and colourful word art.

Have fun creating your own messages and paint the frames in your favourite Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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2 days ago

Two Central Otago friends die from legionnaires' disease weeks apart

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

An Otago woman who died of legionnaires' disease had six weeks earlier attended the funeral of a friend who died of the same illness.

Keen gardener Josie Padget, 70, died on February 19. She was placed in an induced coma after being airlifted to Dunedin Hospital in Clyde and never woke up.

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An Otago woman who died of legionnaires' disease had six weeks earlier attended the funeral of a friend who died of the same illness.

Keen gardener Josie Padget, 70, died on February 19. She was placed in an induced coma after being airlifted to Dunedin Hospital in Clyde and never woke up.

Legionnaires' disease, also known as legionellosis, is a type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria, which is commonly found living in potting mix, soils and compost.

Read more here

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2 days ago

What would you do with $50 million?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.

To read more, click here.

What would you do with $50 million?

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4 days ago

Join our new Otago Parenting Group...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours! Join our new Otago Parenting Group - a safe place to connect with other parents, grandparents and guardians. Use the Group to organise coffee catch ups and playdates - and to share advice, tips and tricks for growing happy little neighbours. (There’ll even be chances to win great … View moreHi neighbours! Join our new Otago Parenting Group - a safe place to connect with other parents, grandparents and guardians. Use the Group to organise coffee catch ups and playdates - and to share advice, tips and tricks for growing happy little neighbours. (There’ll even be chances to win great prizes) Join now

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4 days ago

The South Island Journey presented by The Press

The Team from Readers Tours

Are you ready to discover the beauty of the South Island with a group of likeminded individuals and experienced tour guides?

Our next South Island Tour offers adventurous seniors the chance to explore the hidden gems that the South Island has to offer including the natural and mountainous … View more
Are you ready to discover the beauty of the South Island with a group of likeminded individuals and experienced tour guides?

Our next South Island Tour offers adventurous seniors the chance to explore the hidden gems that the South Island has to offer including the natural and mountainous landscapes. Travel via train, coach and ferry over this diverse 14-day itinerary.

8 - 21 OCTOBER 2020

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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5 days ago

Public showdown coming on Central Otago plan for Olive Leaf building

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

Attempts to avoid a council hearing over a controversial Olive Leaf church proposal in Central Otago have been rejected and the plan will go to a public showdown in May.

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6 days ago

Local Business Hero competition closing soon

Prospa

If you haven’t nominated your favourite local business for the Prospa Local Business Hero awards – you’d better get a move on.

The nominations closes on Thursday 5 March 2020 – and the competition is hot across the country. Don’t forget...if your ‘business hero’ is a regional … View more
If you haven’t nominated your favourite local business for the Prospa Local Business Hero awards – you’d better get a move on.

The nominations closes on Thursday 5 March 2020 – and the competition is hot across the country. Don’t forget...if your ‘business hero’ is a regional finalist, you BOTH get a $100 Prezzy® card. PLUS the national winner gets a raft of prizes including advertising packages and a cash prize of $2,500.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
Nominate now

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6 days ago

Connect and play this Children's day

The Team from Oranga Tamariki

Want to show your child you love them? Take them to something exciting this Children's Day.

Children’s Day is on Sunday 1st of March and it's all about putting tamariki first. Find an event near you.
Learn more

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7 days ago

Discover New Learning Possibilities.

NumberWorks’nWords

NumberWorks’nWords are the English and Maths tuition experts with over 34 years experience. Our tuition programmes have proven to be effective, boosting student’s confidence and results.

We believe it’s the personalised approach that really makes a difference. We cater for students of all… View more
NumberWorks’nWords are the English and Maths tuition experts with over 34 years experience. Our tuition programmes have proven to be effective, boosting student’s confidence and results.

We believe it’s the personalised approach that really makes a difference. We cater for students of all abilities from New Entrant to Year 11 — No matter whether your child is struggling to keep up, or racing to get ahead, we can tailor a tuition programme to meet their needs.

Call your local Number Works'Words on 0800 386 266 to book your Free Assessment and Introductory Lesson today
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