70 days ago

Poll: Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Are we happier owning our own home or renting?

It turns out one answer does not fit all.

Some people feel more "grounded" owning their own home, giving them the feeling they're planning for the future and creating a legacy. But there are people who think the opposite. Read more

Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?
  • 90.7% Prefer to own
    90.7% Complete
  • 9.3% Prefer to rent
    9.3% Complete
1953 votes
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39 minutes ago

Charming Country Home, Sheds & Studio

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Country living on the edge of town offers this charming home set in large grounds. Modern 3-bay (150m2) dual access shed/workshop/garaging with its own 3-phase power. The delightful home is practical with 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, plus a separate self-contained studio room & bathroom. The additional older style garage, storage shed, carport, chook house & fruit trees complete the picture. Great sunny indoor/outdoor living. Re-piled, re-wired, re-painted, re-insulated top & bottom with a new compliant log burner, a fireplace plus a heat pump. Create your own idyllic work/ life balance here.
Deadline sale closes at Ray white, 17 Havelock Road, Havelock North at 12pm on Thursday 14th November 2019 (unless sold prior)

1 day ago


Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there,
Many of you have purchased The KIT and the feedback has been wonderful.
If you think you have some time over Labour Weekend to get yours filled in, and you would like to buy one, send me an email to make an order.
The KIT is a great investment to help you and your family to stay well during times of bereavement, including two sections on thing you can fill in so that when you die, your family have as much helpful information as possible, all ready to use and to work with.
Normal price is $25.
Neighbourly Folk who order before 31 October 2019, and who say they saw this advert on Neighbourly can get it for $20 while current stocks last.
Add an extra $8 for The KIT for Couples who live at the same address. Making it a total of $28.
Pick up in Hastings or ask about costs for delivery.
To order please email RhondaDiprose@gmail.com or PM me on Neighbourly.
Some people are buying The KIT for a gift for their friends. One lady brought some for her friends for their birthdays this year!
Happy Labour Weekend Everyone!
Kind regards
Rhonda Diprose
Funeral Celebrant
Email: RhondaDiprose@gmail.com

3 days ago

Fibre sales people

Rosie from Parkvale

At 8pm last night (Sunday) when it was almost dark, I had a knock at my back door from another fibre salesman. I was taken aback at the timing but I was told I needed to sign up as the house in front of me had signed up and they (not sure who they are) needed to install it in my house at the same time.
I am totally sick and tired of phone calls, mail, e-mail and door knocks re fibre. I cannot see the purpose of it in my case as only use broadband for e-mails and news feed and use well less than 20 gig a month and mostly use the internet via my cell phone. We still use the landline a lot.

Apparently I will not be able to sell my house in the future if it doesn't have fibre and I will be the only one in the street without it. And the Govt is going to make me have it within 3 years whether I like it or not. I feel pressured (bullied) over fibre and don't see why I should be made to have something that I don't want. So far the best offer I have had if I agree to it is that my monthly phone bills will reduce by $5. In some quotes it will go up.
I have decided not to have it at this stage and I just wish that my decision would be respected and that all the fibre sales people would leave me alone. Is there anywhere that I can register that I want to be fibre-free and that I won't harassed any more over this issue?