Green Island - Abbotsford, Dunedin

1 day ago

Nearly half of Dunedin's councillors barred from censure vote against fellow councillor

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Six Dunedin City councillors will be unable to speak and vote on whether to censure a fellow councillor after he yelled at the deputy mayor.

Outspoken councillor Lee Vandervis may be asked to resign over a Code of Conduct matter that will be discussed by the council on Tuesday.

However, six … View more
Six Dunedin City councillors will be unable to speak and vote on whether to censure a fellow councillor after he yelled at the deputy mayor.

Outspoken councillor Lee Vandervis may be asked to resign over a Code of Conduct matter that will be discussed by the council on Tuesday.

However, six councillors who witnessed the incident, including three who lodged an official complaint, would not be allowed to speak or vote on the matter, after the council received legal advice on the matter.

Vandervis – who allegedly finger pointed and yelled at deputy mayor Christine Garey after a city council meeting on July 28 - will have the opportunity to address the council.

A decision would then be made on whether a breach of the Code of Conduct had occurred and, if so, the resulting penalty.

Penalties could include a letter of censure, a request for an apology, a vote of no confidence, a loss of privileges, suspension from committees, and an invitation to resign.

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21 hours ago

Looking to buy small tv

Lauren from South Dunedin

Hi neighbours, looking to buy a small tv, to use for gaming devices, mostly older. crt/non-flatscreen is fine, just needs the av connections (the white and yellow, or white yellow and red plug connections)

1 day ago

Habit-Building for High School

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
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Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.

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1 day ago

Happy Fri-YAY Neighbourhood Supporters! 🥳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

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We know it's our first long weekend since June and many of us are itching to hit the roads, but there's no need to rush. Make sure to slow down, buckle up and have a plan so that you can arrive safely to wherever you're going. 💖

If you're getting behind the wheel:

🌧 Drive to conditions

↔️ Keep a safe following distance

😇 Be patient with other drivers

☕️ Take regular breaks to stay alert

⌚️ Allow plenty of time

👉 Use that indicator!


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1 day ago

Looking for planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing … View more
In this week’s issue we say growing organic tomatoes is easier than you think. We list more crops to plant on Labour Weekend and give tips for bigger and better tulips next year. Learn the right way to harvest herbs and enlist predatory insects to eat up aphid pests.

Build a foldable climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops plus go in the draw for vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and a vege grower’s hamper from Yates.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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1 day ago

Boost Your Pension Part Time

Alister from Dream Big New Zealand

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🍐 I am Alister, 66 years old & if the pension was all I had to live on I would not love my lifestyle like I DO!
🍐 My retirement plans took a big hit in my 50s due to the 2008 GFC. Too old for jobs I went looking for a profitable business. I felt secure purchasing a very successful juice bar in a high foot traffic area as it was tangible & successful for the previous owners.
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1 day ago

FREE* Low E double glazing upgrade. Terms apply.

RetroFit Double Glazing - Central Otago

Check out our Retrofit Double Glazing Summer Special! Get a FREE* Low E double glazing upgrade on you retrofit job. The choice is yours, don't let your house overheat this summer and beat the winter rush to avoid a cold and damp home. Enjoy the benefits of retrofit double glazing all year … View moreCheck out our Retrofit Double Glazing Summer Special! Get a FREE* Low E double glazing upgrade on you retrofit job. The choice is yours, don't let your house overheat this summer and beat the winter rush to avoid a cold and damp home. Enjoy the benefits of retrofit double glazing all year round. So, don't wait we also offer a free no obligation measure and quote. click here to request for your free measure and quote. *Terms apply click here to view them

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3 days ago

Door-knock warning from police in central Dunedin

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Police are urging the public to contact them if they have concerns about two men door-knocking homes in central Dunedin.

The occupants of two homes – in Cargill St and York Place – contacted police after receiving suspicious door-knocks from two men on Tuesday.

The men claimed they were doing… View more
Police are urging the public to contact them if they have concerns about two men door-knocking homes in central Dunedin.

The occupants of two homes – in Cargill St and York Place – contacted police after receiving suspicious door-knocks from two men on Tuesday.

The men claimed they were doing religious surveys.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said police were trying to ascertain the men’s intentions.

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3 days ago

exercycle, carpet, drier for free pickup

Catherine from North Dunedin

I have an exercycle [old style but working], a carpet [3.1x3.7m] light blue with a bound edge that came out of a bedroom, and a Simpson EXYSET 555 drier [clean but not working - may be needs the setting panel replaced but don't know for sure as it came out of an elderly neighbour ladies … View moreI have an exercycle [old style but working], a carpet [3.1x3.7m] light blue with a bound edge that came out of a bedroom, and a Simpson EXYSET 555 drier [clean but not working - may be needs the setting panel replaced but don't know for sure as it came out of an elderly neighbour ladies house]. All free for pickup from Maori Hill...ALL HAVE NOW GONE TO GOOD HOMES. THANKS.

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4 days ago

Funding a more comfortable retirement

Heartland Bank

Did you know that 77% of New Zealanders aged 65 and over own their own home? While many may consider selling their home to get more cash for retirement, there are other options.

Reverse Mortgages through Heartland have helped more than 17,000 Kiwis live the retirement they desire, without having… View more
Did you know that 77% of New Zealanders aged 65 and over own their own home? While many may consider selling their home to get more cash for retirement, there are other options.

Reverse Mortgages through Heartland have helped more than 17,000 Kiwis live the retirement they desire, without having to move from their homes.

Find out more about how a Reverse Mortgage could suit you.

Heartland Bank’s lending criteria, terms and conditions apply.
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4 days ago

Greeting Cards for sale

Sandra from Green Island - Abbotsford

I have had 15 of these cards made up. Zebra on the front, tiger on the back and the card is blank inside. Comes with envelope. $6 each. Pick up is green island or could post for an extra $1.50.
Card size is 17.5cm x 12.5 cm.

Price: $6

5 days ago

New Labour candidate takes new electorate of Taieri

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

To win the Taieri seat, Labour's Ingrid Leary and her team attended 134 street corner meetings, knocked on 4150 doors, phoned 11,000 voters and delivered 50,000 brochures.

Leary said she was ready to start work for the electorate, and be part of a strong southern team in Parliament.

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To win the Taieri seat, Labour's Ingrid Leary and her team attended 134 street corner meetings, knocked on 4150 doors, phoned 11,000 voters and delivered 50,000 brochures.

Leary said she was ready to start work for the electorate, and be part of a strong southern team in Parliament.

Leary relocated from Waiheke Island to Dunedin last year, where she previously went to law school.

She has an impressive CV, including an award-winning career in broadcasting, and a more recent role as the director of the British Council.

Leary said her whole career had been about “creating a space for voices who don't get heard”.

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5 days ago

Double celebration for new Labour list MP

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Rachel Brooking​ is celebrating her birthday with a new career.

The Dunedin lawyer, who turned 45 on Sunday, has made it into Parliament as a Labour list MP on the back of the party’s strong election results.

At number 46 on the list, Brooking is now packing her bag and making her way to … View more
Rachel Brooking​ is celebrating her birthday with a new career.

The Dunedin lawyer, who turned 45 on Sunday, has made it into Parliament as a Labour list MP on the back of the party’s strong election results.

At number 46 on the list, Brooking is now packing her bag and making her way to Wellington, so any birthday celebrations will have to wait.

Brooking said she has had a life-long interest in politics and was one of the people appointed by Cabinet to review the Resource Management Act. She is interested in environment law and hoped to help the Government implement its policies, particularly those surrounding the environment.

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5 days ago

With better grades comes higher self-esteem

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

With better grades comes higher self-esteem. Tutoring helps increase your child’s motivation and attitude so they are able to reach their full academic potential.

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5 days ago

Green Island property sells for $950,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home in Green Island has fetched 141 per cent above the median value for the suburb. The property at 6 Grandvista Drive went for $950,000, significantly more than the median CV in Green Island of $395,000.

The 250sqm home is much bigger than most homes in Green Island. The sale was finalised on … View more
A home in Green Island has fetched 141 per cent above the median value for the suburb. The property at 6 Grandvista Drive went for $950,000, significantly more than the median CV in Green Island of $395,000.

The 250sqm home is much bigger than most homes in Green Island. The sale was finalised on September 18, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

5 days ago

Sale in Green Island: home sells for $794,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A property at 83 Grandvista Drive in Green Island has sold for $794,000, well above its capital valuation of $590,000.

The 195sqm home is larger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Green Island is 120sqm.

The sale was completed on September 23, 2020.

This information is courtesy … View more
A property at 83 Grandvista Drive in Green Island has sold for $794,000, well above its capital valuation of $590,000.

The 195sqm home is larger than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Green Island is 120sqm.

The sale was completed on September 23, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

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