I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.
If a tidy lawn reflects on the people living in the house, Dylan Bateup is certainly not hanging his head in shame.
The North Canterbury resident was baffled to receive a note in his mailbox berating him for the state of his long grass.
He found the handwritten missive on Tuesday and posted it to Facebook, saying he was now tempted to leave the grass to grow just to make a point. Read more here.
We wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the amazing people who make Neighbourhood Support possible across Aotearoa!
If you know someone who is giving back in your community, show them some love. Don't let their acts of generosity go unnoticed.