North Dunedin, Dunedin

9 days ago

Brighten up your garden with a bird bath.

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Brighten up a corner of your garden with this easy-to-build bird bath and paint it in a Resene colour to suit your exterior colour palette.

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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9 days ago

Retrofit double glazing - good all year round

RetroFit Double Glazing - Central Otago

We all know that Retrofit double glazing is good for winter, but did you know it's also good for summer too?
Check out our short video and look at the heat transfer from single glazing vs our Low E double glazing. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a retrofit double glazing … View more
We all know that Retrofit double glazing is good for winter, but did you know it's also good for summer too?
Check out our short video and look at the heat transfer from single glazing vs our Low E double glazing. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a retrofit double glazing solution for your home. Request your no obligation free measure and quote here or call 0800 658 658.

9 days ago

Vegepod $50,000 Giveaway

Jo McCarroll Reporter from NZ Gardener

We're giving away 100 Vegepods. To enter purchase the September issue of NZ Gardener, find the code and enter it online at Stuff.co.nz/vegepod Find out more

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10 days ago

Love daffodils? Find your favourite variety here

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There are literally thousands of daffodils here, where Ian Riddell has spent over 25 years in the business, from preparing the soil and planting bulbs to harvesting flowers and selling them.

10 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A steam engine on its way to Dunedin in October 2006.

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10 days ago

Prepaying your funeral

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Do you have bonus bonds? With bonus bonds coming to an end, putting these funds towards prepaying your funeral is an option for you to consider.

Why should you pre-plan and/or pre-pay your funeral?

•Peace of mind as relieves some of the stress for those left behind - you have left a plan… View more
Do you have bonus bonds? With bonus bonds coming to an end, putting these funds towards prepaying your funeral is an option for you to consider.

Why should you pre-plan and/or pre-pay your funeral?

•Peace of mind as relieves some of the stress for those left behind - you have left a plan of what you want.
•Financial security to ease the burden off your family. Currently, $10,000 (held in a funeral plan) is exempt from rest home asset testing.
•Personalisation - your wishes are known. You can record your specific preferences for your meaningful funeral, to be celebrated as you want to be remembered.
•You have control until the end – taking care of your funeral arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family.
•Provides comfort to others – a meaningful funeral is an important event for your family and friends. It brings a sense of closure and enables your family to begin the healing process.
•Funds are held in the FDANZ Funeral Trust, administered by Gallagher Bassett NZ Ltd.

From preplanning and/or prearranging of funerals, to looking after you when your loved one dies, through to designing and organising of memorials, the team at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here for you.

For more information, or to discuss prearranging and preplanning your funeral, contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home on 03 218 9021 or visit us at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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11 days ago

Spring has sprung and we're loving all of the flowers blooming! 🌷

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental … View more
As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental health + well-being. Whether you have a wide social network or prefer to only have a few close friends, joining Neighbourhood Support is a great way to feel supported and connected to those nearby. You never know when you might need a little help from a local friend!

Join or setup a group for FREE by getting in touch with us here...

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11 days ago

How a Near Death Experience Changed EVERYTHING

Alister from Dream Big New Zealand

This 🔉 podcast 🎧 is definitely a must see 👓👀. Due to a near death experience Shane Krider got to see behind the veil of reality and gained some deep insight into how the mind 🧠 works and what we are really capable of. He has since made a full recovery despite what medical expertise… View moreThis 🔉 podcast 🎧 is definitely a must see 👓👀. Due to a near death experience Shane Krider got to see behind the veil of reality and gained some deep insight into how the mind 🧠 works and what we are really capable of. He has since made a full recovery despite what medical expertise 🚑🏥⛑🤕🩹💊 had predicted 🔮🩺💉🔬and has gone on to build a multi-million dollar company 💰, marry his dream girl 🤵👰 and be in control of his life in ways many dream 😴 about. Listen 👂 & 📒 read by visiting here: www.borntoprosper.com...

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13 days ago

Driveways driven away by new rule

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new … View more
Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

Property developer Phil Robinson said scrapping car park rules was a “big change”, but he was unsure if it was a “big win”.

What do you think of having more new builds in your area with fewer driveways and garages?

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11 days ago

See how our Houseplant Hero runnerup Hollie Procter fits all her plants into her tiny home!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“So I would say it’s possible I might have the most plants per square metre,” she quips.

12 days ago

Your thoughts on making Matariki a public holiday

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The policy announcement follows a series of public campaigns for Matariki, which acts as the Māori New Year, to be recognised.

We want to hear your thoughts about Matariki becoming a public holiday. Do you support the idea, or are you against it? Perhaps you have a counter proposal.

Share your thoughts here.

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12 days ago

The place where you can travel the world without leaving New Zealand

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

It is looking increasingly likely most of the world will be off-limits for at least the next 12 months, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage.

But do not despair, a trip to Otago can take you on a world journey without the jetlag.

In three days, we went to 10 different “countries” all … View more
It is looking increasingly likely most of the world will be off-limits for at least the next 12 months, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage.

But do not despair, a trip to Otago can take you on a world journey without the jetlag.

In three days, we went to 10 different “countries” all within a short distance of Dunedin. Click here to see the list.

12 days ago

$5 off bare root trees - order today!

Blue Mountain Nurseries

These are not just sticks for sale- these are potential happiness!

Our huge range of new season's trees have arrived, including new season’s deciduous trees, Dogwoods, cherries and other edibles. We have the best grades, the best variety at the best price.

Click here to get your … View more
These are not just sticks for sale- these are potential happiness!

Our huge range of new season's trees have arrived, including new season’s deciduous trees, Dogwoods, cherries and other edibles. We have the best grades, the best variety at the best price.

Click here to get your sticks of happiness with $5 off bare root trees.

At Blue Mountain Nurseries, we are here at 99 Bushyhill Street Tapanui if you need us for beautiful plants and gardening advice, but if you feel safer staying home, call us on 03 2048 250 or you can order online at www.bmn.co.nz for home delivery.

Now is a great time to plant trees- Enjoy life from your garden and stay safe”.
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13 days ago

Fast-tracked dump near popular beach and waterway a 'slap in the face'

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

The future of a pristine creek flowing to a popular family beach is under threat due to a planned rubbish dump, opponents say.

Dunedin City Council (DCC) is proposing a new landfill, which will hold five million tonnes and last half a century, at Smooth Hill, 28km southwest of the city. It would … View more
The future of a pristine creek flowing to a popular family beach is under threat due to a planned rubbish dump, opponents say.

Dunedin City Council (DCC) is proposing a new landfill, which will hold five million tonnes and last half a century, at Smooth Hill, 28km southwest of the city. It would replace the dump at Green Island, which is nearing the end of its life.

Its proximity to Ōtokia Creek and Brighton Beach has upset some. Continue reading here.

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13 days ago

Pak'n Save Issues Chicken Fillet Recall

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Pak'n Save Dunedin has issued a recall for a batch of Brink's Cage Free, Skinless Chicken Breast Fillet. An incorrect best before date has been printed on the packaging and consumers have been asked to return any affected products.

Key information:

- The affected product's best… View more
Pak'n Save Dunedin has issued a recall for a batch of Brink's Cage Free, Skinless Chicken Breast Fillet. An incorrect best before date has been printed on the packaging and consumers have been asked to return any affected products.

Key information:

- The affected product's best before is 03.09.2020 NOT 13.10.2020 as printed.

- The chicken breast should not be consumed.

-Customers should return the product to Pak'n Save Dunedin for a full refund.

Any questions or concerns, consumers should contact Pak'n Save Dunedin on (03) 455 5129.

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