Bridge Pa - Longlands, Hastings

23 days ago

Wanted

Paula from Camberley

Does anyone know if you can still get pantry labels please

18 days ago
18 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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18 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
  • 12.4% It depends on the 16-year-old
    12.4% Complete
1809 votes
20 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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19 days ago

Set of books

Vivian from Clive

Set of 4 books - $10 the lot

Price: $10

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19 days ago

Step-by-step guide to Sewing & Knitting etc.

Vivian from Clive

This beautiful hard cover book is perfect for anyone wanting to learn to knit, sew & crochet etc. It consists of 500 pages of easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Price: $10

20 days ago

curtains for sale

Stephanie from Hastings Central

I have 4 pleated and backed curtains,essthe photos attached

Price: $60

20 days ago

Asking on behalf

Paula from Camberley

Asking on behalf does anyone have a hair dryer

20 days ago

Looking

Paula from Camberley

Looking for a stand a lone pantry and a spice rack and spice jars

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20 days ago

Orb fish tank

Lee from Raureka

Has a replacement pump (not original one), cool shape in good used condition. You will need to order online the replacement filter cartridge, will still bubble I think but needs filter cartridge to make complete, but housing etc for the filter cartridge is there. Stopped using when last fish died … View moreHas a replacement pump (not original one), cool shape in good used condition. You will need to order online the replacement filter cartridge, will still bubble I think but needs filter cartridge to make complete, but housing etc for the filter cartridge is there. Stopped using when last fish died and we were moving house.
Some of the specific original media and the lonely pirate also included. Quite a large tank, cool shape.

Price: $30

20 days ago

Get creative with glass

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Lace patterns always look beautiful. Turn this glass vase from plain to pretty with a lace effect and a Resene testpot.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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20 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

20 days ago

Do you know a Kind Neighbour?

AMI Insurance

At AMI we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all.

Plus, … View more
At AMI we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all.

Plus, if your nomination is chosen and features in the community newspapers then you'll both receive a $50 Prezzy® card from us!
Enter now!

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