36 days ago

What do you think of the EV ambulance idea?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

New Zealand’s first electric ambulance will be used in Hamilton from this week.

Tests suggest it’s “a lot more comfortable” for patients than the current ambulances, Hato Hone St John says.

More messages from your neighbours
14 hours ago

This one is a real head-scratcher!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

I am a five-letter word and people eat me.
If you remove the first letter I become an energy form.
If you remove the first two letters, I am needed to live.
Scramble the last three letters and I am a drink.
What am I?

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1 hour ago

Poll: Do you think fining illegal dumpers will help reduce rubbish?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

A crackdown on Hamilton rubbish dumpers may be paying off after the city council more than quadrupled the number of infringement notices it issues annually.

The council trialled notices with a “don’t be a tosser” message a couple of years ago, in an attempt to prick people’s consciences, but they weren’t successful, so it has gone the other way and started taking a tougher line.

Do you think this will help stop illegal dumpers? Let us know your reason in the comments. (Please add NFP if you don't want your comments used in print.)

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14 days ago

Latest scams to look out for 👀

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the recipient to pay an overdue road toll by visiting a fake website, threatening to take the matter to court within 15 days if they don’t pay up.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- While it is not the first time toll payments have been utilised by scammers, the threat of court action could see more people fall victim.
- The sender will either be a unknown phone number or unknown email address.
Want to report one of these scams? Do so, on Netsafe

NZ Post scam:
- This scam arrives by test message and says it's from NZ Post.
- The premise is that delivery of your parcel was unsuccessful so in order to rearrange delivery. you must click on a link to give your correct address.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- NZ Post advises people not to click the link, but to report the message to the Department of Internal Affairs by forwarding it to 7726.
Think you may have fallen prey to a scam? Get in touch with Netsafe or contact your bank if it involved your bank details.

Remember, if you didn't expect the message and you are now asked to share personal details or money, then stop contact and seek advice elsewhere.

Feel free to share any below that you've encountered recently. This may help others across the country be aware.