46 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

8 hours ago

What's On: Orchid Care & Propagation

Vivien from South Taranaki District

Friends of Hawera Parks are holding morning tea with Professional Horticulturist Paul Lander who will be discussing the Propagation and Care of Orchids. All welcome. Further information Vivien 278 7890
Orchid Care & Propagation
  • Hawera Observatory
12 hours ago

What's On: Jaguar National Rally Display-Concours

Barry from Welbourn

View around 200 Jaguars from 1935-2021. Sunday 10am-noon.
Jaguar National Rally Display-Concours
  • East End Beach/ Fitzroy Park