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88 days ago

A better way to care

Hawthorndale Care Village

The Hawthorndale Care Village is a not-for-profit aged care facility for Southland and Otago, based on a Dutch dementia village model – De Hogeweyk. It fully replicates everyday life in a suburban neighbourhood within a safe, secure setting. They have the freedom to do what they like – within … View moreThe Hawthorndale Care Village is a not-for-profit aged care facility for Southland and Otago, based on a Dutch dementia village model – De Hogeweyk. It fully replicates everyday life in a suburban neighbourhood within a safe, secure setting. They have the freedom to do what they like – within reason – retaining a sense of purpose and dignity.

We want to change how we care for older New Zealanders, particularly those living with dementia. Together as a community, we must set the bar higher. We have an opportunity to redefine aged care in New Zealand. Be part of a legacy.
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90 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working… View more
Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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92 days ago

Favourite summer holiday finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or places to eat and drink you can recommend in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article.
Cheers.

94 days ago

Lace up your boots! It’s time to tackle these lesser-known summer walking trails

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

There’s no doubt that Wānaka’s iconic Roy’s Peak Track is worth the attention it receives on Instagram, but tackle this 5-6 hour track instead and you’ll be able to capture those magical alpine vistas, without having to queue up at the summit.

You’ll start out following Stewart Creek, … View more
There’s no doubt that Wānaka’s iconic Roy’s Peak Track is worth the attention it receives on Instagram, but tackle this 5-6 hour track instead and you’ll be able to capture those magical alpine vistas, without having to queue up at the summit.

You’ll start out following Stewart Creek, then climb uphill and eventually reach a ridge. The undulating terrain and steep sections can be tough, but you’ll forget how tired you are when you glimpse those sweet views of Lake Wānaka, Lake Hāwea and the Southern Alps.

Getting there: The track start is just off the SH6 about a half-hour drive from Wānaka.

Want more? The Queenstown Hill walk is a local favourite, with stunning alpine views and a trail that can be completed in a few hours.

96 days ago

Have you found a passion for cycling post-lockdown or thanks to e-bikes?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

New cyclists and those rediscovering the joys of biking are believed to be behind an increase in ACC claims.

Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan said biking had boomed in popularity since New Zealand went into lockdown in March, causing a bicycle shortage. Many of those buying bikes … View more
New cyclists and those rediscovering the joys of biking are believed to be behind an increase in ACC claims.

Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan said biking had boomed in popularity since New Zealand went into lockdown in March, causing a bicycle shortage. Many of those buying bikes and e-bikes were older people rediscovering the hobby, he said.

Bike trainer and e-bike specialist Megan Page said one of the best things new cyclists and those returning to cycling could do was to train with a qualified Bike Ready instructor.

97 days ago

Happy New Year!

The Team Reporter from NZ House & Garden

We hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves … View moreWe hope you’ve managed to enjoy the break, or if you’ve had to work through, that you get some time off soon. We’ve been dreaming of relaxing at this colourful retro Kāpiti bach which features in our January issue. It’s the perfect sanctuary for its Wellington owners, who find themselves unwinding as soon as they walk through its front gate. Where's your favourite place to unwind over the summer?

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112 days ago

Happy Holidays! 🎅💚

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New … View more
Our National Office will be closed from today (Tuesday, 22 December) onward into the new year with the first of staff set to return on Monday, 11 January. No emails or calls will be returned during the closure and our social media will not be monitored.

From all of us at Neighbourhood Support New Zealand - thank you for your mahi and support over the past year! Wishing you a safe and joy-filled holiday season ahead.

113 days ago

Irene’s Joint Health Cream Review

Natural Health Clinic

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a … View more
“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and fast acting.”

Throughout her career, Irene van Dyk has tried a number of products. It’s only in recent years that she’s come across a natural alternative that she now recommends. If you’re looking for a fast-acting, long-lasting, natural product to support joints and muscles, then Koru FX cream is for you.
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114 days ago

Merry Christmas, neighbours!

The Neighbourly Team

We wish you a relaxing festive season and a happy holiday...

114 days ago

Need a last minute Christmas gift?

Mags4Gifts

Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas and order a magazine subscription. Right now you'll receive up to 30% off RRP on subscriptions of NZ Gardener, TV Guide and NZ House & Garden. Subscribe today at Mags4gifts.co.nz. Shop now

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116 days ago

Bespoke Christmas wrap

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

Give your gifts a personal touch with handmade wrapping paper decorated with Resene testpots.

A fun project for the whole family and each can choose their favourite colours for the decorating.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Woman's Day magazine and Resene. … View more
Give your gifts a personal touch with handmade wrapping paper decorated with Resene testpots.

A fun project for the whole family and each can choose their favourite colours for the decorating.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Woman's Day magazine and Resene. Find out how to create your own

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120 days ago

Destination Christmases

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of … View more
Hi everyone,
With Christmas fast approaching, we'd be keen to hear from those who spend the festive season (or part of it) away each year. Where do you go and why? What makes it such a great place to be at this time of year? What are you most looking forward to about the trip? Any words of advice you may have on things to do or places to eat or drink in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

116 days ago

No one’s dreaming of a whiteware Christmas

Smiths City

Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items.… View more
Fortunately, we have lots of other great gift ideas. At Smiths City we have got gifts for kids aged 8 to 80, grab the perfect prezzies for the wee ones and the big kids.

With a great range of products across all categories, Smiths City is the best place to visit to grab those last-minute items. We also have gift cards available just in case you can’t choose. Come in-store today and chat to our friendly team.
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118 days ago

Congratulations to our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardeners of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“We are really thrilled... It’s not just a win for us but for the whole community. We’ve just facilitated it.” Read about these amazing greenthumbs and find out how they turned a red zone into a thriving food forest for their entire neighbourhood.

118 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

Discounts off the normal retail price at … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 2 February 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

If you don't have a Resene DIY Card, sign up free online or while you are in store.

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