22 days ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Slovenia Phone Scam.

John from East Invercargill

Yesterday I had a missed call , I never carry my phone , which surprised me by coming from Slovenia.
I assumed it must be a scam of some sort as I haven't been too any of the old Yugoslavia nor know anyone there. Upon internet checking it was most likely a scam that works this way. A call comes from Slovenia or Serbia or Armenia or others and they let the phone ring twice and hang up. The objective is to get YOU to phone back and see who is calling. If you do you are charged excessive connection and other fees which they pocket and you lose. Moral of the story is if you get a strange call from some country that you have no connection too and they hang up before you can answer DO NOT CALL BACK. If it is important or real the caller will try again until you answer. I assume they would be block calling , ie calling numbers in numerical order.

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 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.

14 hours ago

Recycle reuse relove

The Team from Red Cross Shop Invercargill

Hi everyone,
This week, we want to raise awareness about sustainability and how everyone can help reduce waste by simply embracing this idea: Recycle, Reuse, Relove.
Most of us love shopping and buying something new, but do we also think about the things we throw out?
It’s a shame to send good quality items to landfill when someone else could still reuse and benefit from them.
The exciting news is that many people are recycling by giving good stuff to charity, so that others have the opportunity to reuse and relove them.
Give pre-loved items a chance to be reused by donating them to your local Red Cross Shop!
Come in and have a look at the great things we have received in our Red Cross Shops. You might find something to reuse, and even relove.
The best part: every dollar spent in the shop goes to help vulnerable people in communities across New Zealand and around the world.
See you there!