Bridge Pa - Longlands, Hastings

22 days ago

150TH CELEBRATION

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

All present and past members of St Columba's Church Havelock North are invited to join us in celebrating 150 years of being part of Havelock North on 26 and 27 October. Registration forms and the programme is available on the website, www.schn.org.nz... and in the church office - 877 8096, … View moreAll present and past members of St Columba's Church Havelock North are invited to join us in celebrating 150 years of being part of Havelock North on 26 and 27 October. Registration forms and the programme is available on the website, www.schn.org.nz... and in the church office - 877 8096, info@schn.org.nz

23 days ago

National Gardening Week: Flower Power

Yates Gardener

The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seedsView more
The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seeds from Yates flower range including flowers for colour & bees.

We’re also on the search for Yates Budding Young Gardener 2019, the lucky winner will become a Yates Kid Ambassador for one year and win a family trip for four, to Hawaii. Entries close 6th October.
T's & C's apply.
Find out more

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23 days ago

RIMU FOR RECYCLING

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

Good quality second hand rimu for recycling. 280 x 70mm, 7 lengths ranging from 2.4 to 4 meters. To view, please contact Sam Browne: 021458378. MAKE AN OFFER!

Negotiable

23 days ago

Have you passed "inheritance" on to your kids?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We're on the hunt for people who've passed "inheritance" on to their kids while still alive? i.e. you haven't made them wait for it to be distributed by a will. Do you fit the bill? Get in touch with susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz

23 days ago

Prepared For Anything - October 1st to 31st ⚠️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training to putting together a grab n’ … View more
Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training to putting together a grab n’ go bag with survival essentials, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you can get through any situation.

This month also coincides with International Day of Disaster Reduction on October 13th and New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, on Thursday, October 17th at 1.30pm.

Let us know how you’re preparing for anything in your home, at work or in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZprepared

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38 days ago

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Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there,
UPDATED FROM THIS MORNINGS POST - SO SOME COMMENTS MIGHT NOT MAKE SENCE.
BEWARE IF YOU ARE ORDERING FREE SAMPLES FROM KETOBLISS and they want you to pay the $5 for postage.
OR IF YOU HAVE THIS APPEAR ON YOUR VISA CARD CLEAR SELF NOW +64800005501

I looked at ordering a free … View more
Hi there,
UPDATED FROM THIS MORNINGS POST - SO SOME COMMENTS MIGHT NOT MAKE SENCE.
BEWARE IF YOU ARE ORDERING FREE SAMPLES FROM KETOBLISS and they want you to pay the $5 for postage.
OR IF YOU HAVE THIS APPEAR ON YOUR VISA CARD CLEAR SELF NOW +64800005501

I looked at ordering a free sample of tablets called KETOBLISS and it came with a pay postage. To be honest, I thought I had not completed the transaction and was really surprised when they arrived. Over the weekend I noticed $150 from CLEAR SELF NOW and phoned the bank. Wasn't sure what it was for. After numerous calls the bank and trying to phone the number above, it turns out that this company is known for free samples and somewhere in the fine print they say if you don't cancel within 20 days they will charge you $150 per month! Turns out two payments have gone through so $300 in total.
To start with I wasn't sure even what I had purchased. The banks told me I had to find the company and talk to them. But being I didn't know to start with what I had purchased and then later, didn't know where to find them (no letter had come with the tablets) - anyway, I should have taken more care when ordering and paying for the postage. (although as I said I thought I hadn't completed the transaction).
I worked out the number on the bill was a phone number so rang them.
I phoned the number twice, the first lady said they were customer care for 400 products/companies and she said she couldn't tell me who they were or what they sell. I asked specifically do they sell KETOBLISS tablets and she said NO.
I phoned back again, and got someone else and this time said why I was phoning and she said yes I was a customer and yes they do sell those tablets (well that they are the customer care for them) I explained I had not opened the tablets and if she supplies me with and address I will track and trace them to be returned. And I wanted my money back.
She explained that I agreed to the $150 per month.
I said I wanted proof of that and she could email me the proof.
She said that they could return 33% of my bill.
I got cross and said that I was going to contact the police for fraud.
Then she said she would return 75% of my money.
I then replied with the bank was looking into stopping all payment to them from NZ accounts, and I was going public. (Bark possibly worse than Bite!)
She then put me on hold and came back with she would return all of the money.
She didn't give me an address to return the tablets.
So GOOD NEWS MONEY WILL HOPEFULLY BE RETURNED AND no more free samples for me on line!

My original post was asking if anyone knew who the bill on the VISA was from as we didn't recognize it. So thanks to everyone for your messages and texts.
Anyone else in the same boat - ?
I had already stopped my credit card and ordered a new one.
Cheers.

For people outside of my neighbourhood, my phone number for texts is 0278299984 if you have any info, I would be thankful.

Thanks, Everyone.
Kind regards
Rhonda

24 days ago

DIGITAL PIANO AND STOOL

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

Kawai digital CN3 model (2007). Excellent condition. $490 ono. Please contact the office - 877 8096

Price: $490

29 days ago

Wanted

Paula from Camberley

Does anyone know if you can still get pantry labels please

24 days ago
24 days ago

Last call for our subscription offer - special for Neighbourly members

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

This offer ends today! For 75 years, NZ Gardener has been sharing great gardening advice and amazing New Zealand gardens, DIY projects, seasonal recipes and preserves and more. For the month of September we’d like to offer our Neighbourly audience a special offer for a one-year subscription at … View moreThis offer ends today! For 75 years, NZ Gardener has been sharing great gardening advice and amazing New Zealand gardens, DIY projects, seasonal recipes and preserves and more. For the month of September we’d like to offer our Neighbourly audience a special offer for a one-year subscription at $75. Use the promo code NZGN75.

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24 days ago

Poll: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Greens have announced support for voting at 16.

Green party co-leader James Shaw said he saw "switched on" young people demanding to be heard by politicians. They were desperately unhappy about the decisions political leaders were making about their futures.

What do you think?

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Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?
  • 17.6% Absolutely - young people are our future!
    17.6% Complete
  • 70% No - they lack experience to make good judgements
    70% Complete
  • 12.5% It depends on the 16-year-old
    12.5% Complete
1814 votes
26 days ago

THE KIT

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi Neighbours and Friends,

Nice to see the sun shining in Hastings today.

Hooray for the school holidays!
I love having the kids at home.

Hey, talking of kids, I wonder if you have thought about doing a job for your kids to help them stay well if you die?

As a funeral celebrant, … View more
Hi Neighbours and Friends,

Nice to see the sun shining in Hastings today.

Hooray for the school holidays!
I love having the kids at home.

Hey, talking of kids, I wonder if you have thought about doing a job for your kids to help them stay well if you die?

As a funeral celebrant, working with adult children when their Mum or Dad has died has opened my eyes to all kinds of things that families struggle with. Apart from the obvious grief of the loss of a parent, I see the next biggest hurdle is 'knowledge and time'.
There are so many things that as parents we 'know', but if we die, our kids may need or want to find out, and it takes them hours and hours, and sometimes they still can't find the answers.
And sometimes they get it wrong and it takes even longer to change the decision or information.

The same applies to your spouse. If you die, your spouse has to make many decisions and some of them, they might know, but others they might not know.

However, you know, or you can think about it and make a decision.
For example, I had a family recently, and they had arrived from out of town as their Mum had died. They didn't have a clue which funeral home to phone. They had no idea of which undertaker to call. So, they made a decision. The chosen funeral director and funeral home did a great job. The parent had been embalmed, clothes for parent had been selected, casket chosen, flowers, date and time for the funeral all set BUT the family had not realized that the funeral home they had chosen was not attached to the chapel they wanted. They had no idea that the chapel they wished to use belonged to a particular funeral home.

So no you can't use a funeral director from one funeral home and then 'borrow' the chapel belonging to another funeral home. It is like you can't turn up to The Mission for Dinner and ask Elephant Hill to deliver your dinner. The children had looked in the Will to see what the parent had wanted. All it said was to be cremated. That was it! Nothing else. So, then the family decided to 'flip-flop' between funeral homes. This way they got the chapel they wanted.
The stress, anxiety and clear extra upset were all huge.

It had not dawned on me that people didn't know that some venues like the Sailing Club, the Havelock North Function Centre, or a church if you belong to that church, can all be used by any of the funeral directors, but funeral chapels belong to individual funeral homes, and if you want to use one of them, you must use their funeral directors. This extra upset and stress could have all been saved if the parent had left their instructions and wishes clear.
So, my plea is simple- if you are a spouse or a parent, or you are on your own and your friends will have to make decisions about what to do when you die, please make sure you have your instructions for them to find and tell them where they are. At the very least, go and visit the funeral homes, get prices and work out whom you like and which funeral home you want to go through.

And please, write down the names of your parents, and where you were born! If you wish to do more than this and provide excellent quality information that almost every family needs - I have created a handy dandy KIT that has everything that I can think of that will make life so much easier for your family if you die.
Buy one, fill it in, and tell your family where it is.

A bit like your earthquake KIT.
Pack it, Park it, Put it on a shelf, and it can be Pulled out when it is needed!
Doesn't mean the house has not flooded or fallen down, but it does mean you have your torch, water, batteries, and emergency blanket, food etc. to help you get through.

Same thing with THE KIT. Doesn't mean you have not died!
But it will help your loved ones to stay well and get through in a much safer way.
If you would like The KIT, they are in three different colours (while in stock), *Turquoise/Blue/Silver
*Light Pink
*Green

Full Price is $25
Discount till the end of October for Neighbourly $20 - please say "Neighbourly"
For two people living at the same address, $5 extra for the secondary document required. The rest can be shared.
Collect in Hastings CBD - bring cash with you
Enquire about delivery costs. Internet banking or cash.

The KIT is extensive and has the scaffolding all there for you to fill in.
The feedback from the KITs has been positive.
There are 4 documents inside that give you all kinds of information.
Knowledge is power, and it means you are in control of what happens.
Moreover, it takes a colossal burden off your family and friends.

To Order please:

Email: RhondaDiprose@gmail.com
Text: 0278299984

Have a good weekend.
Blessings
Rhonda Diprose
Funeral Celebrant Hawke's Bay

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25 days ago

Check these out!

Carla Pell from CASK Spouting

Have you seen these out and about on the road? 🤔
With the new crisp signage the mystery is solved 👍
Get in touch for an obligation free quote
08002SPOUT

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25 days ago

Set of books

Vivian from Clive

Set of 4 books - $10 the lot

Price: $10

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