Russell Forest, Hikurangi

28 days ago

Kmart's list of 31 recalls

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The … View more
Hi neighbours, do you love Kmart?

Hundreds of thousands of inexpensive items that pass through the retail giant's checkouts every year, so it's only to be expected there will be recalls – Kmart even has a recalls page on its website, and there are 31 products on the list.

The $55 timber Occasional Chair is the latest casualty, although this is a withdrawal rather than a recall. We don't know the reason for its withdrawal, except Kmart says it is for "a potential quality issue". But what other products have been found wanting?

To find out what else is on the recall list, click here

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28 days ago

Yet Another Bankster Story, bet he won't go to jail

Geoff from Russell

www.msn.com... Radio New Zealand
Mozambique scam: NZ man Andrew Pearse admits pocketing millions

28 days ago

Another Bankster Story

Geoff from Russell

Hello folks. Ever hear the phrase “revolving doors?” Check this out There is another very interesting article on NBR today titled “Kiwi takes on tough job at NAB” Only subscribers can read the whole article. This guy, Ross McEwan for a bit of context, came from RBS (Royal Bank Of … View moreHello folks. Ever hear the phrase “revolving doors?” Check this out There is another very interesting article on NBR today titled “Kiwi takes on tough job at NAB” Only subscribers can read the whole article. This guy, Ross McEwan for a bit of context, came from RBS (Royal Bank Of Scotland) now read on. RBS and one Willie Sutherland featured prominently in the movie “The Great British Mortgage Swindle” which is being shown in many theatres in the UK. I am HOPING to bring it to New Zealand and Australia. Here www.thebernician.net... s just one interesting link. This is also well worth a read www.thebernician.net... Anthony Stansfield is Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, one of the UK’s largest police forces, and features in the movie, which can now be watched on line here. RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) was the company which the maker of the movie battled with, and finally DEFEATED, getting several million POUNDS of illegal/fraudulent mortgages cancelled. Class action lawsuits are now being planned against the banksters throughout the UK. It would be nice if we could do the same here and get Kiwis out of the debt slavery in which they currently are.
I read some of the other articles in The Herald and STUFF and they seemed like “spin doctor” pieces. Tim’s, as usual was an excellent piece, maybe what I found may also be of interest. I went looking for Willie Sutherland and found this which www.scotsman.com... was interesting, but no Willie. I eventually did find him here www.linkedin.com... Willie Sutherland
• Regional Director, Corporate Real Estate SME Business Support Unit - Scotland at Lloyds Banking Group

Good to see that he still has a nice job in the system. I'm sure that Michael of Bernicia will be interested in this as will a number of Kiwis with mortgages

I thought that you might find this" www.bbc.com... of interest, especially coming from the BBC. " Royal Bank of Scotland's chairman has admitted it is "unlikely" the government will get back all the £45.5bn pumped in to the bank." 45.5 BILLION POUNDS (NZ$84 BILLION and change) Interesting during Scott Morrison's RNZ interview announcing the introduction of bank deposit Insurance he said TWICE in LESS THAN 5 MINUTES,"we are not expecting a finanical crisis" Hmm sounds familiar, where did I hear that before?

29 days ago

Do you live on an unsealed road?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Are you sick of the dust caused by an unsealed road? I would like to talk with residents who have been impacted by unsealed roads. Please contact me on 0272-581-228 or denise.piper@stuff.co.nz or post your comments here (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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29 days ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is … View more
Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

*Prizes*
As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.

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30 days ago

Important information about your Neighbourly account

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your … View more
Neighbourly accounts with any of the email addresses below will be affected by an upcoming change. Find out more here.

To ensure you don't lose access to Neighbourly, simply update your email address in your Account Settings.

Please note it will not be possible to retrieve your Neighbourly account after 21 August 2019 unless your email address is updated.

For any help with updating your details, please contact us.

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31 days ago

Are you selling your home?

Stuff

Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your house listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your house listing to a relevant geographic audience. Your property will be exposed to as … View more
Want to reach more buyers? With Showcase Plus you can harness the reach of Stuff and Neighbourly. Your house listing will be featured on the Stuff and Neighbourly websites and apps.

Showcase Plus displays your house listing to a relevant geographic audience. Your property will be exposed to as many potential buyers as possible to drive the best sales result.

Potential buyers will click straight through to your house listing on your agent's website to see detailed property information.

Get in touch with your agent today or email realestate@stuff.co.nz to find out more about using Showcase Plus to sell your home.
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32 days ago

Poll: Should NZ schools have gender-neutral uniforms?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

A new law in Wales says schools are required to have gender-neutral uniforms.

This means that while uniforms can include both skirts and pants, schools can't label these as "girls" or "boys" items.

Should NZ follow suit?

To read more, click here.

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Should NZ schools have gender-neutral uniforms?
  • 51.1% Yes
    51.1% Complete
  • 48.9% No
    48.9% Complete
1743 votes
36 days ago

How well do you think the MenW vaccination campaign was run?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

There have been four cases of meningococcal disease in Northland this year - at least two are type W. Medical officer of health Dr Catherine Jackson says it's too early to tell how effective the MenW vaccination campaign has been. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for… View moreThere have been four cases of meningococcal disease in Northland this year - at least two are type W. Medical officer of health Dr Catherine Jackson says it's too early to tell how effective the MenW vaccination campaign has been. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

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33 days ago

Should councillors get a childcare subsidy?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Northland Regional Council has voted in favour of councillors getting a childcare allowance. What do you think? Vote in the story or comment below (please put NFP if your comments are not for publication).

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34 days ago

World Debt Reaches $327 TRILLION!!!!!!!!!!!

Geoff from Russell

World Debt now $327 TRILLION! Up $3 TRILLION in first quarter 2019 When will they ever learn? Check this out x22report.com...

33 days ago

Thank you: The Southern Trust

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

🙏🏻 A huge thank you to The Southern Trust for their amazing support of our National Support Office!

Your contribution really does make a difference to the lives of thousands of Tamariki across Aotearoa!

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47 days ago

Capricious Corporate Countdown

Geoff from Russell

Here is an example of the use of "capricious" which I feel describes Countdown's actions "The Mayor (Countdown will no doubt claim so) claimed that the action was reasonable, but in reality the action was arbitrary and capricious in nature." I refer to Countdown's … View moreHere is an example of the use of "capricious" which I feel describes Countdown's actions "The Mayor (Countdown will no doubt claim so) claimed that the action was reasonable, but in reality the action was arbitrary and capricious in nature." I refer to Countdown's overnight 60% increase in the price of red grapes and their 30%plus overnight increase in the price of Nana's apple pies. I have been buying red grapes for some weeks now and paying $5.00 per kilo, simiarly with the apple pies, which were $5.00. I went in Countdown Waitangi yesterday to find that the red grapes had, as said earlier, shot up by 60% and the apple pies by over 30%. I aksed some of the branch staff but the answers were above thier pay grad. I am going to call Countdown HO and see what excuse(s) they offer but decided, in the meantime to have a little "rant" here and see what sort of feedback I get. I will post the capricious corporate Countdown excuse here. Watch this space. OH, I did a quick search for "How many Complaints about Countdown" and this popped up "www.nzherald.co.nz... " Headline " Commerce Commission keeps quiet on Countdown complaint 20 Mar, 2014 2:54pm" admitted it's over 5 years old, but interesting none the less, well, to ME at least

33 days ago

Electric blanket destroys family home

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A young Taranaki family is having to start again after a fire caused by an electric blanket destroyed their home

Homeowner Brittany Nawani, said "the blanket was on for a matter of minutes before catching fire and spreading quite fast."

She will no longer be using electric blankets … View more
A young Taranaki family is having to start again after a fire caused by an electric blanket destroyed their home

Homeowner Brittany Nawani, said "the blanket was on for a matter of minutes before catching fire and spreading quite fast."

She will no longer be using electric blankets and hoped others learned from their tragedy.

Advice to electric blanket owners is to replace them every five years, but if damage such as cracked wires or failing controller is showing, the blanket should be replaced immediately.
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33 days ago

Help support at-risk teens

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed … View more
It’s not easy growing up in New Zealand today. The Salvation Army and The Warehouse Group know that life can be tough for young people, and that's why we teamed up to develop an innovative and effective youth development programme called ‘Aspire’.

Launched in 2015, thanks to seed funding received from The Warehouse Group's 2014 Suppliers Dinner and ongoing funding support from Warehouse Stationery, Aspire has helped more than 1000 young people develop the skills, confidence, knowledge and networks they need to successfully address challenges and achieve their goals.

From now until the end of July, donations from Warehouse Stationery customers will help support hundreds of at-risk teens who aspire to change their lives.

Find out more about the programme and how to donate here: www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz...

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