North Dunedin, Dunedin

19 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 🧠🌸

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of … View more
1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives. When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to use our voice to raise awareness for mental health and well-being. Perhaps consider sharing a cuppa with someone you know who could use the support or challenge your family and friends to unplug from social media for the entire month to improve their well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for FREE support from a trained counsellor.

This month also coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) followed by Mental Health Awareness Week (21 - 27 September).

However you choose to take part, make sure to tag us in your posts + use the following hashtag so we can see how you’re cultivating better mental health for yourself or in your community this month:

#NSNZmentalhealth

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23 days ago

Zero tolerance on speeding drivers all year round as Kiwi cops get tough on motorists

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Do you sometimes drive a few kms over the speed limit? Road police have scrapped their speed buffer on Kiwi roads in favour of a no tolerance approach.

All motorists edging over the limit at any time of the year can now expect to be pulled over and possibly fined, national road … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you sometimes drive a few kms over the speed limit? Road police have scrapped their speed buffer on Kiwi roads in favour of a no tolerance approach.

All motorists edging over the limit at any time of the year can now expect to be pulled over and possibly fined, national road policing manager Acting Superintendent Gini Welch confirmed on Friday.

It brings an end to a long-standing convention that law enforcement would let minor speeding breaches slide.


“We don’t have a threshold,” Welch told Stuff, “we don’t have anything other than the speed limit.

Previously, besides zero tolerance long weekends, it was understood police could exercise discretion up to 10kmh over the speed limit.

Click here to read more.

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20 days ago

Hair pulling, tools thrown in neighbours' gardening dispute

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Otago neighbours,

A spot of gardening turned violent as neighbours pulled hair rather than weeds.

Police were called to a neighbourly dispute at Coolock Cres, in the Dunedin suburb of Waverley, about 3.30pm on Sunday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said the dispute centred on the … View more
Hey Otago neighbours,

A spot of gardening turned violent as neighbours pulled hair rather than weeds.

Police were called to a neighbourly dispute at Coolock Cres, in the Dunedin suburb of Waverley, about 3.30pm on Sunday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said the dispute centred on the boundary of a garden, and led to a minor assault and threatening behaviour.

That included a woman throwing her neighbour’s plants and gardening equipment down a hill, and some hair pulling.

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20 days ago

Having certainty inspires confidence

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you're set. Our Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed to protect you, so whatever the future holds, we've got your back.

Having certainty inspires confidence. It's just one of the ways we're pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement … View more
When you choose a Ryman village, you're set. Our Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed to protect you, so whatever the future holds, we've got your back.

Having certainty inspires confidence. It's just one of the ways we're pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

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20 days ago

Meet our 2020 Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Congratulations to King George Diones , who wins $500 worth of Yates products and $300 worth of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. This surgical nurse in Auckland propagates and sells houseplants. He is currently giving all profits to colleagues in the Philippines to buy PPE.

20 days ago

North Dunedin property goes for $580,000

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A three-bedroom property at 48 Grange Street in North Dunedin has sold for $580,000.

The 110sqm home is smaller than most homes in North Dunedin.

The sale was completed on July 11, 2020. Its capital valuation is $510,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $590,000.

This information is… View more
A three-bedroom property at 48 Grange Street in North Dunedin has sold for $580,000.

The 110sqm home is smaller than most homes in North Dunedin.

The sale was completed on July 11, 2020. Its capital valuation is $510,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $590,000.

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.

20 days ago

Homestead destroyed as major South Canterbury scrub fire burns for second day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had … View more
Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had grown to 2500 hectares and had a 23 kilometre perimeter by Sunday night.

The fire jumped Mt Cook Rd – State Highway 80 (SH80) – and is burning on both sides. SH80 and SH8 remain closed.

To read more, click here

20 days ago

Homestead destroyed as major South Canterbury scrub fire burns for second day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had … View more
Hi neighbours,

A large blaze burning through forestry in the Mackenzie District has destroyed a homestead as it continues to burn for a second day.

The fire has been burning since about 11.25am on Sunday after flaring up on a Twizel riverbed and spreading to a large forest on Mt Cook Rd.

It had grown to 2500 hectares and had a 23 kilometre perimeter by Sunday night.

The fire jumped Mt Cook Rd – State Highway 80 (SH80) – and is burning on both sides. SH80 and SH8 remain closed.

To read more, click here

20 days ago

Anyone can be Nymbl

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance.

It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get… View more
Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance.

It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get Nymbl now, for free. Just go to nymblscience.com...
Register now

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21 days ago

It's the final countdown

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Neighbours! This. Is. Not. A. Drill! Otago, you’ve got less than 24 hours to get your Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year nominations in.

Who will it be?

nzawards.org.nz...

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22 days ago

Better balance is easy!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. … View more
Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free. You just need a smartphone or tablet.

With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. It’s a technique called dual-tasking and it’s proven to be effective, it’s also fun. Just 10 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home and you can be Nymbl.

Register now to get Nymbl free. Nymbl is brought to you by Live Stronger For Longer and ACC, MOH and HQSC.
Register now

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23 days ago

Low E double glazing - Good all year round

RetroFit Double Glazing - Central Otago

We all know Low E double glazing is good for winter, it can help keep your homes warm and dry, but did you know it's also good in summer too. Depending on what option you choose it can also help reduce solar heat gain. To read up on the many benefits of Low E double glazing click hereView moreWe all know Low E double glazing is good for winter, it can help keep your homes warm and dry, but did you know it's also good in summer too. Depending on what option you choose it can also help reduce solar heat gain. To read up on the many benefits of Low E double glazing click here Otherwise talk our experts and they can help tailor a solution based on your home. Get your free retrofit double glazing quote from us now click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

23 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we’ve got a spring checklist for vegetables and flowers and, by special request, instructions for making newspaper plant pots for seedlings. Plus it’s time to tidy up hellebores, sow brassica seeds and start a new compost heap.

We have three tasty recipes from Jamie … View more
In this week’s issue we’ve got a spring checklist for vegetables and flowers and, by special request, instructions for making newspaper plant pots for seedlings. Plus it’s time to tidy up hellebores, sow brassica seeds and start a new compost heap.

We have three tasty recipes from Jamie Oliver’s new book 7 Ways. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

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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23 days ago

Make a photo booth

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Got an important celebration or party coming up? Create your own photo booth for guests to enjoy. The best thing about this photo booth is that you can easily erase and change your text to reuse the frame for different events with a Resene FX Write-on Wall Paint whiteboard finish on one side and … View moreGot an important celebration or party coming up? Create your own photo booth for guests to enjoy. The best thing about this photo booth is that you can easily erase and change your text to reuse the frame for different events with a Resene FX Write-on Wall Paint whiteboard finish on one side and a Resene FX Blackboard Paint finish on the other.

It’s perfect for baby showers, hen’s parties, kid’s birthdays and much more! Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Learn how to create your own to get your guests in the party photo mood.

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23 days ago

Have you nominated your local hero?

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Hey neighbours,

With only 3 days left to nominate, we’re asking a BIG question. Have you nominated your Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year from Otago yet?

We’re celebrating those every day heroes doing good every day.

Share them below and get nominating.

nzawards.org.nz...

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