34 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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1 day ago

Your favourite ever summer holiday

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

6 hours ago


Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

It is mini market time again! Saturday 5 December from 9 to 12.30. Cakes, jams, crafts, plants, fresh produce, a huge variety at the white elephant stall, fudge, handmade Christmas cards, vegan dark chocolate, sausage sizzle, a cuppa and scone on the house. We look forward catching up! 😎

7 hours ago

Last Chance Christmas Market

Magpie Market

It's here! Magpie Market's last chance Christmas Market in Meeanee Hall this Saturday 5th December from 10am - 2pm. Come along and do some special Christmas shopping, browse the lovely stalls and enjoy the atmosphere.