55 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

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15 hours ago

Ryman: Your new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Your retirement should be stress-free and full of adventure. Life in a Ryman village can open the door to endless opportunities.

Moving to a village doesn’t mean giving up your treasures or your sense of style. Whether you choose independent living or a serviced apartment, you can make space your own. You’ll benefit from a supportive community, as well as organised activities, outings and fabulous amenities to keep you entertained. If your needs change, our villages offer comprehensive care options.

Experience the Ryman difference—you’ll be surprised at how fun, easy and relaxed the lifestyle is.
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1 day ago

WANTED WANTED WANTED

Goldco

GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this week. We will buy single items or complete collections.

The recent lockdown has seen many of us take the time to sort items we no longer require or simply want to turn into cash.

We are currently very short of stock and keen to buy any of these or similar items.

Please see us at any of the 10 venues throughout the Taranaki area.

Buying now at a venue near you deal with the specialists.

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6 days ago

Water v Government Takeover

Noel from South Taranaki District

Being one of a few people who attended the open consultation process of the local council's 10 year plan I was very concerned about the proposed water take over by Government probably by the end of this year giving very little time for all councils to discuss this matter with the public. Full details have not yet been presented to Councils. This will cover water to your property. Grey wastewater and also storm water. So think of what is happened with Health Boards and the many problems there. This could be the future of your water. You will all be paying rates directly to a yet faceless organisation. You will be forced to accept fluoride whether it is good or not !!? If Government forced companies to greatly reduce sugar contents in drinks and food then there will not be so many teeth problems. I am doing my bit now do yours . Spread the word NO to Government controlling our water.