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14 days ago

Is your broadband bill about to increase? Don't throw money away.

NZ Compare

Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings … View more
Spark have recently announced a price increase of $3 - $5 a month for new and existing broadband customers and other providers seem likely to follow suit.

Information collated by our research team has found that tens of thousands of Kiwis are still missing out on hundreds of dollars of savings each year on their broadband bill, because they are failing to shop around for cheaper broadband plans.

We estimate that over 500,000 households would be able to pay less for their broadband each month but many consumers are unaware of the fact that they could be making these savings and people often don’t know where to start when looking for a change in broadband plan or provider.

This is where NZ Compare can help. Our websites are simple to use and if you need more help, our friendly, Auckland based, customer support centre can advise on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs and help talk you through the switch. With unlimited fibre broadband plans available for less than $60 a month why would you pay more?

Find out more at NZ Compare or call the team on 0508 226672

CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)

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6 hours ago

Why aren’t Kiwis switching power providers?

NZ Compare

The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit … View more
The chilly, gum boot wearing, kettle on, soup season has moved into town! Don’t get stung by your winter power bill neighbours, start shopping around now - even if you’re on a contract.

We asked neighbours why they’re not switching power providers and found out for many it feels a bit baffling with so many options and not enough help. Read why Kiwis aren’t switching and the easy steps to get your power sorted before bill shock hits.

Need to keep it stress free? Call our NZ based team on 0508 226 672, it’s free!

We’re here to help you compare, save and smile!
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6 hours ago

Give a little kindness this winter

Trade Me

Help Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these … View moreHelp Kiwis in need this winter by giving through the Trade Me Kindness Store. Trade Me has teamed up with three awesome Kiwi charities - KidsCan, RainbowYOUTH and Women’s Refuge. The Kindness Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with small things that make a big difference to the Kiwis these charities help.

Giving is easy – just pick, click and ‘Give Now’. Trade Me takes care of the rest. 100% of the donations go to the charities – Trade Me doesn’t take a cut.
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21 hours ago

Winter Warmers

Christine Ashburton from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

If you are heading to Dunedin this weekend for the rugby call into the Red Cross shop on Burnett Street and get some warm clothes to wear.

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1 day ago

Axminster Carpet in good condition - Used

Frank from Ashburton District

Carpet been in home for 60 years in good nick. No memory marks. Must be gone by 17th July. 65 meters square. Made of pure wool. Created in the Riccarton Mill when operated there, Was made in 690mm (27") runs known as Panel Persian. View by appointment only. Open to Offers

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5 days ago

Southbridge bus trial extended but more passengers needed

The Team Reporter from The Press

A trial bus service between Lincoln, Leeston and Southbridge will be extended another year - but if residents want to keep Route 87 beyond that, they will need to make more use of it, Environment Canterbury says.

The trial will now continue through to July 2023. The extension will help determine … View more
A trial bus service between Lincoln, Leeston and Southbridge will be extended another year - but if residents want to keep Route 87 beyond that, they will need to make more use of it, Environment Canterbury says.

The trial will now continue through to July 2023. The extension will help determine whether Covid-19 has affected passenger numbers over the past year, the regional council says.

First launched in 2019, the trial has already been altered and extended several times in an effort to provide the community with a service that will attract enough patronage to make it permanent, Metro spokesperson Thomas McNaughton says.

"This 12-month extension is a great opportunity for the community to give this fantastic service a go and ensure we can continue to provide a sustainable connection to the city."

The trial service is comprised of three trips a day aimed at commuters and students starting at 6.43am from Southbridge to Lincoln, with return services at 4.11pm and 6.08pm from Lincoln to Southbridge.

4 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a … View more
Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
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5 days ago

Get Upcycling to win in 2022!

Resene

Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go … View more
Unleash the artist within you, showcase your DIY creative skills and spruce up an old item or completely repurpose it! Resene and Neighbourly are challenging everyday Kiwis like YOU to take part in the Resene Upcycling Awards.

We want to see your amazing creations so don't be afraid to go all out! Check out some of the previous entires here.

Take part in the 2022 Resene Upcycling Awards. There are four great prizes worth $500 up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy® card!
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6 days ago

50% off all childrens

Christine Ashburton from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

The Red Cross shop on Burnett Street has 50% off all childrens wear this week

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7 days ago

7 x Female Pekin Ducks - Free to a good home

Bronwen from Hororata

We have 7 adult Female Pekin Ducks that require a new home. We have just moved to the property and our dogs and the ducks do not get on very well. They are healthy and plump and we have ensured they have been well looked after since we moved here a month ago. Here is some more information about … View moreWe have 7 adult Female Pekin Ducks that require a new home. We have just moved to the property and our dogs and the ducks do not get on very well. They are healthy and plump and we have ensured they have been well looked after since we moved here a month ago. Here is some more information about the breed: chooks.co.nz....
Please contact Bronwen on 021 610 053. Pick up is in Hororata.
Many thanks!

11 days ago

Fried Chicken or War Goddesses?

Stuff

As partners of the Elemental festival, Stuff Travel is giving away 2 amazing packages! For each you'll win 2 nights of luxury stay at Fable Auckland with a welcome dinner and daily breakfasts. You'll also get tickets to either the Takurua - Nafanua, The War Goddess or the Auckland Fried … View moreAs partners of the Elemental festival, Stuff Travel is giving away 2 amazing packages! For each you'll win 2 nights of luxury stay at Fable Auckland with a welcome dinner and daily breakfasts. You'll also get tickets to either the Takurua - Nafanua, The War Goddess or the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival.

Flights included for those out of Auckland.
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13 days ago

Selwyn cats required to be microchipped from July 1

The Team Reporter from The Press

All domestic cats in Selwyn district over the age of 4 months will have to be microchipped and registered from Friday, July 1.

The Keeping Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw, which passed last year, aims to protect the public from nuisance, and address public health and safety issues.

The decision… View more
All domestic cats in Selwyn district over the age of 4 months will have to be microchipped and registered from Friday, July 1.

The Keeping Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw, which passed last year, aims to protect the public from nuisance, and address public health and safety issues.

The decision to include the cat microchipping requirement was made following the strong support it received during public consultation. This makes Selwyn the fourth council in the country to require microchipping of cats, along with Palmerston North City Council, Wellington City Council and Whanganui District Council.

“Microchipping your cat is the best way to ensure your lost pet gets home. It is also considered key to being a responsible pet owner,” council regulatory manager Susan Atherton said.

“A cat may go missing for a number of reasons. Often cats are also presumed to be strays and are taken to shelters by well-meaning people. Microchipping allows veterinarians and animal shelters, such as SPCA, to contact the owner once their cat is found.”

Cat owners are responsible for the one-off cost of microchipping and registration for the life of the cat with the approved microchip registry, the New Zealand Companion Animals Register (NZCAR). Microchipping can be done at any local vet. The registration with NZCAR is most commonly done for the owner by their vet at the time of microchipping, or by SPCA/rescues at the time of adoption.

The council will take an educational approach to encouraging people to microchip and register their pet.

If people find a stray cat they should continue to take them to a cat rescue, SPCA or their local vet.

For more information on the Keeping Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw and domestic cats requirements visit the Council website at www.selwyn.govt.nz....

13 days ago

Do you have a great tamarillo recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for tamarillo recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before July 8, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown … View more
Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for tamarillo recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before July 8, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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13 days ago

New $125m overbridge plans released for Rolleston, Canterbury

The Team Reporter from The Press

From reporter Tina Law:

New plans have been released for a $125 million overbridge and safety improvements on State Highway 1 at Rolleston, south-west of Christchurch.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency announced in July last year it wanted to build a flyover across the highway linking the … View more
From reporter Tina Law:

New plans have been released for a $125 million overbridge and safety improvements on State Highway 1 at Rolleston, south-west of Christchurch.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency announced in July last year it wanted to build a flyover across the highway linking the residential and industrial sides of the growing town.

Following consultation Waka Kotahi has changed its plans and it is now proposing a more direct flyover between Rolleston Dr North and Jones Rd rather than the angled or skewed option it consulted on last year.

It is also looking at adding more highway access points to ease travel and improve efficiency at the Weedons interchange.

Vehicles heading to Christchurch can take a free turn left onto the highway from Hoskyns Rd, after the rail crossing. Drivers from Christchurch can take a new off ramp to Rolleston and loop back over the flyover to Jones Rd.

Waka Kotahi is seeking community feedback on the plans from now until July 22.

13 days ago

Time to escape your neighbourhood?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a … View more
Are you overdue a getaway? You could win a 13-day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer South Island Rail & Coach tour by participating in Neighbourly’s 8th birthday celebration.

To enter the competition, just tell us what you love about your neighbourhood. It could be your favourite spot, a beautiful view, or something that makes you smile. You could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway!
Share now

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