39 days ago

And the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero is...

Prospa

A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a local called Margaret and the nomination reads:
'On Feb 14, 2023, Cyclone Gabrielle flooded many of the rural areas. Puketapu Hotel went under perhaps half a meter of water. However, immediately Mary Danielson and her son, Sam Danielson, along with their loyal staff pulled it together to cook copious amounts of food that without electricity would have been wasted. Throughout the years many of us have been treated with a pub gathering where we can reconnect and a free meal. At Christmas there was Santa, games, gifts for kids, donated patchwork for adults, an ice cream truck and lots of camaraderie.
This February on the cyclone anniversary, they again pulled out the stops to give hundreds of us a special night. We are all tired of the cyclone cleanup and they understood that it was needed.'

Such a deserving business and team, well done Mary and Sam. And thank you to all those who voted!

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1 day ago

Village centre now open

James Wattie Retirement Village

The anticipation has been building for our village centre which is now open at James Wattie Village. Residents are enjoying the full range of amenities including a café, swimming pool and spa, hair and beauty salons, library, movie theatre and much more.

The village centre is also home to our serviced apartments, as well as care rooms and care suites offering rest home, hospital and dementia care.

Click read more for information.

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6 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.5% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.5% Complete
  • 48.6% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.6% Complete
  • 30.2% It's depends on the word
    30.2% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
2714 votes