199 days ago

Parking behind ArtsPost

Alison from Frankton

A friend and I decided to visit the Archimedes exhibition at the Museum and drove down behind ArtsPost to park as I have done before. Imagine our surprise to find that all the parks in that area were "Reserved" - didn't say who for most of them either. What's more, there were 17 empty parks which initially got our hopes up from a distance, but no, only available for secret parkers! So what's the story then??

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1 day ago

Have you been opening OXO cubes the wrong way?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Have you heard this trick before? A handy hack on how to open OXO cubes is causing a stir online, as it seems many of us have been doing it all wrong.

Forget crumbling up the cube after opening the silver foil packaging - it seems that packaging was actually designed to be flattened. To read more click here.

Simply open up the flaps on the side, flatten them out and then crumble the cube inside the package, turning it into a powder that's a heck of a lot easier to add to your dish.

Did you know this handy trick? Have you been opening the cubes the wrong way your whole life like the rest of us? Will this make cooking for your family a little easier? Share your thoughts in the replies below!

6 hours ago

Resene Colour your Community is back!! *WIN*


For a second year, Neighbourly and Resene are challenging you to Colour your Community! This is a chance to make a positive difference in your neighbourhood by transforming an area that needs a little love. There's six prizes of up to $1000 worth of Resene paints, wood stains and accessories up for grabs!

Whether it's a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or a local playground paint job, Colour Your Community lets you paint the town red (or green or blue). Apply now on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project.
Enter now

15 hours ago

International Day of Older Persons 2018 - We can all Champion Human Rights and be Human Rights Champions – Take the Pledge!

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.

This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders to sign up as Age Concern Dignity Champions and stand up for the human rights of older Kiwis.

“There is no excuse for elder abuse, says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive. I am appalled that we are still having to deal with cases each day where older people are taken advantage of.

“Just because someone is older it doesn’t mean they are less valuable, have less purpose or should lose basic human rights, the right to make their own choices and respect from those around them.

“Of the cases we see, 75% of alleged abusers are family members, either adult children or partners of adult children and that needs to stop!

“So come on Kiwis we all have a part to play. You can take a stand against ageism and join me by signing up today!” says Stephanie.

An Age Concern Dignity Champion pledges to:
• Reject stereotypes and focus on the uniqueness of every individual
• Speak up when they hear people speaking negatively about growing old
• Have the courage to question practices they feel are disrespectful to older people
• Not patronise older people
• Be patient, polite and friendly
• Have zero tolerance for abuse or neglect
• Build relationships – they combat isolation and loneliness by getting to know the older people in their lives.