40 days ago


Barb from Camberley

Hey there hawkesbay beautiful people,
I'm writing this appeal to anyone that could help us with some clean good conditioned furniture and appliances urgently please....
My family and i have been in transitional/temporary accommodation for quite some time due to the housing shortage new New Zealand is currently facing , for us it's been a hard situation to cope with living in a compact unit without privacy or space , but with no alternative my beautiful tough children endured without to much complaint , going without the simple pleasures such as having a yard to get air or a room to escape away , things have now brightened greatly as we have been given a house to rent ♡♡☆ we have nothing furniture and house wise apart from a few kitchen items and bedding we would be eternally grateful for anything to help us make this house a home , I have 6 children my oldest iis 18 hes livibg away from home the youngest are 9 year old twin boys a 12 year old boy 14 year old boy and a 16 year old girl I feel humbled by them and their ability to cope with such a situation I believe they deserve to have a home they can grow comfortably in with nice things and maybe have a friend ⁰over since it's now an option .Please help me furnish this place and know in doing so you have given us the home we are eager to start making memories In□□□■ 0225848105

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1 day 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.

15 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.

12 hours ago

Giant koi found on Hawke's Bay farm

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has used DNA to confirm the presence of giant goldfish in a farm pond in Hawke's Bay.
A tip off from a farm manager, followed by a eDNA sample has resulted in a process to remove two fish that had been in the pond for some time.
Regional Council freshwater ecologist Daniel Fake says koi carp have wreaked havoc in the Waikato, Auckland and Northland where they have proliferated, and the council doesn’t want that to happen in Hawke’s Bay.
“In this instance we’re lucky that they haven’t bred in the pond, or escaped into a larger waterway, and we’re very grateful that a member of the public has alerted us to their presence,” he said.
Wellington based company Wilderlab provides the eDNA testing service, and the Regional Council are working closely with them to optimise the application of this new technology for council needs, and range of biodiversity and biosecurity purposes.