30 days ago

Minimum wage, no help and on the ladder at 25: here's how they did it

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.

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14 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

1 day ago

Fibre Connection

Andrew from Karamu - Waipatu

Does anyone have a fibre connection in Waipatu? I phoned Chorus about it and was told the Government made it a no install zone?? Yet they have a line that goes right past us underground near the rugby club. I sent a please explain to Anna Lorck MP since it's a Government decision, but haven't heard a peep back. Anyone got a connection?

20 hours ago

Real junk mail

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

I found an interesting flyer in my letterbox. It’s a “petition” to end the Chinese government.
It is possibly one of the most racist pieces of American propaganda I’ve ever read.

Yup American.

After wending my way through their websites, I found it originates in Flushing, NY. Home of Fran Drescher, aka The Nanny.

I had wondered when I saw the face on it most definitely wasn’t Chinese, but very European.

The rubbish inside and on their websites spouts a lot of Trumpian ideals about the “Chinese Virus” and the “Demon” Chinese Communist Party bloodthirsty terrorist organisation.

While we may not support the Chinese government, or their secrecy and anti democratic policies, this rubbish is at best pointless (a foreign petition is not going to get rid of the Chinese government, only the Chinese people can), at worst inflammatory and provocative (it could be interpreted as a call to violence, and that’s never a good idea).

The only way to end a bad government is with good people. Today’s USA is a fair relevant example.

Bin this rubbish. It’s not even recyclable, due to the type of high gloss paper used.