Mahora, Hastings

22 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 … View moreAt 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?

15 days ago

Fun family event on Thursday!

Ruth Harrison from St John's Presbyterian Church

Hi neighbours! Come along on Thursday to one of the two sessions of family fun! It's designed mainly for primary school aged children, with plenty of fun for preschoolers also. Throw soft toys in the bucket, race hotwheels, pop balloons with darts and throw wet sponges at the superhero. … View moreHi neighbours! Come along on Thursday to one of the two sessions of family fun! It's designed mainly for primary school aged children, with plenty of fun for preschoolers also. Throw soft toys in the bucket, race hotwheels, pop balloons with darts and throw wet sponges at the superhero. Have a bite to eat, but leave time to redeem your reward tickets for a prize before the disco starts. Call into the church office for a colouring sheet beforehand if your child would like to enter that competition, and there's also prizes for costumes (nothing scary though, thanks!) More info on the flier.

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16 days ago

A and P Show

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there,

Love the show, but here is a situation that I think is a bit rough. Two older teens left the show on Friday at 1 pm (they had something they wanted to do and it was planned), they returned at 3:30 pm. They had their stamp on their hand to let them back in. They also had nearly $60… View more
Hi there,

Love the show, but here is a situation that I think is a bit rough. Two older teens left the show on Friday at 1 pm (they had something they wanted to do and it was planned), they returned at 3:30 pm. They had their stamp on their hand to let them back in. They also had nearly $60 worth of tickets to use on rides as the lines had been so long in the morning, they had only used their tickets for one ride. $60 was the cheapest amount of tickets you can buy (or that was their understanding). The Show advertised that it finished at 5 pm on Friday.

But when they tried to re-enter the grounds at 3:30 pm, and I was with them as I was driving them - the security man on the road outside said, "No Entry". When I asked why, he said, "No, they are moving everyone out now and no-one is allowed back in." I explained they had been given a 'pass out' and they had tickets for the rides which they had paid for. He was insistent that 'they' were directing people to leave now and were closing things down.

I thought this wasn't right and so explained that if that was the case, we would go in and get a refund on the tickets for the rides. At this point, I wasn't asking, I was quite firm with my intentions - polite but firm.

So, he allowed us to enter the grounds.
My next dilemma was that I hadn't paid to get in at all. And the ticket booth had clearly closed down. I never intended to go in, but thought I should go in to see what was going on.
To my surprise and delight, the rides were all still going and although lots of people were heading out, no-one was being encouraged out. Stalls were still up and going and it seemed to me it was business as usual.
I can't see why the man on the road would have told us they couldn't go back inside, and I can't see why he thought it was all over at 3:30 pm.
What concerns me is if I hadn't been with the kids, they would have probably just accepted what he said and turned around to come on home. And how many others got turned away who could have gone in and spent money on items from stallholders who were paying to be there till 5 pm and hoping for more sales.
I can understand them saying, no more tickets being sold after a certain time, but 3:30 seems a little early and if they are giving people pass out stamps to come back in, they need to explain that they can only come back before a certain time if that is indeed the case.
Anyway, no harm done really - but I don't think it was right to turn the kids away in the first place. And I am feeling uneasy that I got in without paying - but if I hadn't felt I needed to escort them in, that would never have been the case. And once I saw they could use their tickets, I decided I may as well stay as what was the point of going home only to have to come back and get them - so I wandered around and enjoyed seeing some pretty cool local people with their stands and products.
Don't beat me for staying once I was in! I am aware of the moral dilemma there.

16 days ago

It’s all the scenic route

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Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer and TranzAlpine connect you to many spectacular destinations along the way.

See it all through the panoramic … View more
From mountain air to ocean breeze, you can explore the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand in comfort with our great journeys.

Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer and TranzAlpine connect you to many spectacular destinations along the way.

See it all through the panoramic windows and savour summer on one of our scenic trains.
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16 days ago

Glass (shot glass, Brendy Glass, Cocktail Glass)

Novia from Twyford

Shot glass $10.00/box (12 pcs)
Brendy Glass, $10.00/box (12 pcs)
Cocktail Glass $10.00/box (6 pcs)
$10.00/box
Pick up Fernhill

Price: $10

17 days ago

Plant sale

Annie from Raureka

5 Oliphant Place Raureka
10am -3pm
27th Oct Sun
28th Oct Mon
Assorted plants and prices from $1 - $35,
Succulent /House plants/Orchids/Chain of hearts/string of pearls/Air plants and more!
Terrariums
Macrame hangers/Funky pots
Succulents

Negotiable

17 days ago

Wanted a rug

Abbie from Parkvale

Hi just wondering if anyone is wanting to donate of their old rug. Wanting it for a reading nook in a daycare.
Thanks

17 days ago

FREE: Bunny hutch

Jenny from Havelock North

Sadly our tiny 6 year old bunny past away last night.
Still some life left in this bunny hutch if anyone wants it.
Pick up Havelock North.

Free

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18 days ago

Vote Stuff Fibre for People’s Choice Award

Stuff Fibre

We’re thrilled to be up for five Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards this year including People’s Choice!

We wouldn’t be here without our amazing support network and customers. Show your support and hit that vote button for Stuff Fibre!
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18 days ago

From trash to flash

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Transform an old wooden drawer into a stylish shelf and paint it your favourite Resene colour.

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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18 days ago

Trick or treating: Love it or hate it

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like… View more
Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like trick or treating, how do you make it clear your house is a no-go zone?

We're keen to talk to some people who feel strongly about Halloween one way or the other. If you have thoughts to share, please email homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll be in touch.

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18 days ago

Warmer weather means you'll be seeing more of us out and about in the community. 😎👋

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Great to see Neighbourhood Support members in Hamilton, Ashburton and Rodney this month helping neighbours get better connected, supported and prepared.

From our whare to yours, wishing everyone a safe and fun Labour Day weekend ahead!

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18 days ago

Free Grapefruit

John from Saint Leonards

Very productive tree but way to much for us. Bring a bag or box and help yourself. Text John 02102735746 for address down Queen Street West.

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