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4 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

8 hours ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbour is Vincent the Teddy Bear, nominated by Eibs O’Leary from Warkworth.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity… View more
Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity and huge effort during lock down. They lifted all our spirits with their daily Teddy bear reenactment on how to keep busy. Each day people came to see what Teddy bear was up to. With keen interest kids in our neighbourhood even gave Teddy a proper name...meet Vincent LOL! It's through times like this that such acts of goodness should be acknowledged and the memories they hold forever treasured. A selected few photos of Vincent's daily lockdown activities "thanks Vincent :)"

3 days ago

Reduce work travel

EECA

Travel a lot with work? Live more with less energy. Save valuable time and money by connecting digitally instead, and stop burning all that fuel. Find out more

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4 days ago

Celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day with us

Cancer Society

At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day … View more
At every Cancer Society office around the country, you’ll find a caring team that supports, informs and empowers those facing cancer and their whānau.

Later this month we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, the most important day in our fundraising calendar. A day that relies on the support of more than 11,000 volunteers.

Money raised goes towards support services, education and awareness programmes, and to fund vital research into the causes and treatments of all types of cancers.

Our 30th Daffodil Day is on Friday 28th August.

Please support the superhero volunteers in your neighborhood with a donation to the Cancer Society, donate online at daffodilday.org.nz or at your local ANZ branch.
Donate now

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5 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💞

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: Buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, build a free community library for your street, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

This month’s theme also coincides with Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand) which is coming up on September 1st.

Let us know how you’re spreading kindness in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZrandomactsofkindness

5 days ago

Are you getting our free gardening tips every week?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our e-zine Get Growing. In this week’s issue we show how to grow potatoes in containers in time for Christmas. Plus grow your own sprouts, build homes for geckos and skinks, leave frosted plants alone, collect free rainwater and let lachenalias set seed.

Meet some gardening … View more
Subscribe to our e-zine Get Growing. In this week’s issue we show how to grow potatoes in containers in time for Christmas. Plus grow your own sprouts, build homes for geckos and skinks, leave frosted plants alone, collect free rainwater and let lachenalias set seed.

Meet some gardening superheroes and nominate a greenfingered good sort to be the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for copies of NZ House & Garden’s August issue.

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5 days ago

Can you help us find New Zealand's 2020 Gardener of the year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Calling all gardeners! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have … View more
Calling all gardeners! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used their gardening skills to help other people.

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs so if you know a homegrown hero who is using their gardening skills for good, nominate them here now!
Nominate Now

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35 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.

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6 days ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbours are Grant and Annette, nominated by Olga Reid from Stoke.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly gems are getting shout outs all over the country on our AMI Kind Neighbour Page. Have you got a good sort worthy of recognition? Get your nominations in here.

“I am 83 living alone. My neighbours Grant and Annette Phillips were wonderful during the lockdown, getting my shopping … View more
Neighbourly gems are getting shout outs all over the country on our AMI Kind Neighbour Page. Have you got a good sort worthy of recognition? Get your nominations in here.

“I am 83 living alone. My neighbours Grant and Annette Phillips were wonderful during the lockdown, getting my shopping and taking me to the dentist when I broke my dentures and had no way of getting them mended. When I needed help in an emergency they were there for me reattaching the connections under my bed which I could not get to.They have taken me to doctors appointments and helped when I needed help in the house after a fall and when my Medic Alarm has been activated.”

9 days ago

Want to help create kinder connected communities?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With The Sunday Star Times, we’ve launched a survey to find out how lonely and connected Kiwis feel, take part here and you could win a $100 Prezzy® card Take the survey

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12 days ago

How the Office for Seniors can help

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our Office sits within the Ministry for Social Development. Our role is to improve the lives of older people across New Zealand by providing helpful information, promoting the wellbeing and concerns of seniors and increasing awareness of the issues facing our ageing population. We… View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our Office sits within the Ministry for Social Development. Our role is to improve the lives of older people across New Zealand by providing helpful information, promoting the wellbeing and concerns of seniors and increasing awareness of the issues facing our ageing population. We are here to help!

For useful information, opportunities and stories about seniors, sign up to our SuperSeniors Newsletter here: bit.ly...

Read our Better Later Life strategy, which guides our work to help make the future better for New Zealanders as we age: bit.ly...

We have lots of helpful resources on getting an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) on our website: bit.ly...

We are working on making our communities more Age-friendly. Find out about our Community Connects grants here: bit.ly...

Our website also includes important information on Elder Abuse and where to get help: bit.ly...

We know some people don't like Facebook, and that's ok. If you have an account, you can like our page for regular updates, and some fun stuff too! : www.facebook.com...

If you have a question, or would like more information, whether you are over-65, or if you have a close family member or friend who is a senior, you can email us at: osc@msd.govt.nz

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14 days ago

Are you feeling lonely a lot of the time, or are you socially isolated?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is examining how Covid-19 has impacted our social lives. Are you having less social connection or are you less likely to see people? Do you feel lonely during the week? We're keen to talk to people about how their social contact has changed since the lockdown. If … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is examining how Covid-19 has impacted our social lives. Are you having less social connection or are you less likely to see people? Do you feel lonely during the week? We're keen to talk to people about how their social contact has changed since the lockdown. If you're happy to be interviewed and identified, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

12 days ago

Do you need pruning and gardening tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue of our ezine Get Growing, we’ve got pruning tips for shrubs, vines and climbers, and it’s time to protect new bulb shoots, trench trees and shrubs before moving them, give the lawn some winter TLC, use weeds to improve your soil and pickle and preserve your stored … View moreIn this week’s issue of our ezine Get Growing, we’ve got pruning tips for shrubs, vines and climbers, and it’s time to protect new bulb shoots, trench trees and shrubs before moving them, give the lawn some winter TLC, use weeds to improve your soil and pickle and preserve your stored harvests.

Make your own Modernist crate chair inspired by iconic Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Reitveld in 1934. Plus go in the draw for Yates Sow Anytime Lawn Seed and ‘Café au Lait’ dahlias from Bulbs Direct.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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12 days ago

Thinking of living in a retirement village?

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is running a free seminar in Christchurch on Wednesday, August 5, about the financial implications of moving into a retirement village.

CFFC's Retirement Villages Lead, Troy Churton, will discuss types of retirement villages, the costs of moving … View more
The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is running a free seminar in Christchurch on Wednesday, August 5, about the financial implications of moving into a retirement village.

CFFC's Retirement Villages Lead, Troy Churton, will discuss types of retirement villages, the costs of moving into and living in them, and how they operate. The seminar will also explain some important residents' rights and where you can find out more information.

The seminar is 90 minutes long and will include question and answer time.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided.

Places are limited and while attendance is free, please register to reserve a seat.

Register by clicking the link below:

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12 days ago

Resene Upcyling Awards - don't forget!

Resene

Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2020 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your … View more
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!

Submit your entry in the 2020 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
Get Upcycling now

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