45 days ago

Poll: Have you been through the New Plymouth District Council-run festival yet?

Blanton Smith Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

The TSB Festival of Lights is currently running in New Plymouth's Pukekura Park, have you checked it out yet?

Have you been through the New Plymouth District Council-run festival yet?
  • 43.9% Yes
    43.9% Complete
  • 56.1% No
    56.1% Complete
98 votes
More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Is there a Butcher still slicing bacon in Wanganui?

Vernon Neighbourly Lead from Whanganui

I am becoming disenchanted and disgruntled with the thickness of bacon being offered for sale here in Wanganui. The last batch of Bacon sliced, vacuum packed by the producer and marketed by Countdown was so thin that any tendency for it to stick to the pan when cooking caused it to tear which resulted in the entire serving appearing on the plate as shredded bacon

In the "good old days," when I was younger, easy on the eye, had energy and hair, I could ask the seller to slice for me, 10 slices of bacon , or many other types of meat, tongue, corned beef, beef etc with their slicer set on 5 or whatever number my fancy desired.
Nowadays I can not find a single purveyer of bacon in Wanganui who actually slices bacon. Countdown, New World, Pak n Save, all have theirs arriving either presliced and in bulk for placement in the Deli cabinet or presliced and vacuum packed for self selection from the chillers. The Mad butcher didn't even have bacon in stock !
Labour saving no doubt but a killer for customer choice.

SO, back to the question, is there a retailer selling bacon sliced to a thickness requested by the customer?

8 hours ago


Linda from South Taranaki District

Saturday, 22 February at Michelle Glover Academy of Dance, Hawera Savage Club Hall, 196 Princes Street.

Entry fee $10 per person.
Grab your mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, cousins and friends and come to a stylish morning out!
Bring your no-longer needed, clean, great condition items and swap them for a fresh new wardrobe. All styles and sizes welcome.
Youth and Adult clothing will be sorted into separate spaces, there will be a changing area available. Morning tea for sale.
This event is a fundraiser for the 17 Michelle Glover Academy of Dance youth dancers attending a performing arts workshop in Sydney, Australia, in January 2021. All proceeds go towards supporting the students to reach their trip goal.

10 hours ago

2020 gratitude diaries

Janelle Mitchell from Nells Natural Health Clinic

Hello Everyone

We have 2020 gratitude diaries at Nells, normally retailed at $40.00, we have them in store for only $25.00.

It's a diary, a daily planner, a trustworthy companion, a confidante and a tool for transformation and growth. You will learn how to make HEALTHY choices that support and nurture you. Still your mind by learning how to make soul choices, because when you operate from your divine soul anything is possible.

Come in store and grab yours today.