43 days ago

South Island tourist boom over long weekend, Kiwis encouraged to keep travelling

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The South Island’s tourism sector burst back into life during the long weekend, but businesses still need Kiwis to get out and spend their dollars over the winter.

Tills were ringing from Marlborough to Southland as people enjoyed the warm weather and the chance to get away now the Covid-19 lockdown rules have been relaxed.

Did you go away over the long weekend or are you planning a trip somewhere in NZ soon? Tell us more in the comments.

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9 hours ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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2 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

23 days ago

Weekender retreat

Diane from Rangiora

A friend & l would like a weekend away . A fireplace & somewhere to walk & to just chill out, farm or beach cottage ,must b reasonable price. 1hr or so drive from Rangiora. Anyone?? Thanks in advance.