Kaikoura, Kaikoura

16 hours ago

Kaikōura Hop replaced with 'rolling car show' with everyone in their own bubble

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Traditionally, the Kaikōura Hop brings in thousands of car enthusiasts with a penchant for the 1950s and 60s, finishing in the coastal town between Blenheim and Christchurch.

But, under level 2 restrictions, this weekend's event is unable to proceed as usual.

Organiser Doug O'Callahan … View more
Traditionally, the Kaikōura Hop brings in thousands of car enthusiasts with a penchant for the 1950s and 60s, finishing in the coastal town between Blenheim and Christchurch.

But, under level 2 restrictions, this weekend's event is unable to proceed as usual.

Organiser Doug O'Callahan says despite not being able to hold the hop properly, a “rolling car show” is going ahead.

"We’ve broken down into groups of under 100 people, and we’ve colour tagged them off into different groups. And then we’re going to start them off into different groups during the day, and they can do laps around and bits and pieces like that.”

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11 hours ago

Bassinets

Princess from Blenheim

Any for grabs? Thank you.☺️

1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

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18 hours ago

Kia Sorento Car Mats

Cheryl from Blenheim

Brand new Kia Sorento Car Mats.
Accidentally brought the wrong ones.
Value $200

Price: $150

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19 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

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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19 hours ago

Do you have a love for children?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Do you have a love for children, a good phone voice, and basic admin skills? This is the role for you!
Plunket Marlborough is seeking a friendly volunteer to greet clients, take telephone calls, relay messages, manage the waiting room and playroom... and, of course, hold babies!⁠

You can see … View more
Do you have a love for children, a good phone voice, and basic admin skills? This is the role for you!
Plunket Marlborough is seeking a friendly volunteer to greet clients, take telephone calls, relay messages, manage the waiting room and playroom... and, of course, hold babies!⁠

You can see full info and all available roles (and apply online) on our website (click the read more button below)⁠

Alternatively, send us a message, call 03 577 9388, email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz, or book an appointment online via our main Facebook page.

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1 day ago

Electrician Available. Neighbourly Discount.

Laser Electrical Springlands

$20 Discount if booked by 25/09/20
Fully qualified and experienced Electricians ready for a quick response to whatever electrical job you need done.

From complete residential re-wiring, renovations & additions, new homes, switchboard or lighting upgrades, phone, data and TV wiring, spa and … View more
$20 Discount if booked by 25/09/20
Fully qualified and experienced Electricians ready for a quick response to whatever electrical job you need done.

From complete residential re-wiring, renovations & additions, new homes, switchboard or lighting upgrades, phone, data and TV wiring, spa and pool wiring. Commercial work also undertaken. Laser Electrical Springlands - call today 0275215270

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3 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
693 votes
3 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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1 day ago

New season stock

Coral Stewart from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

We have some seriously nice things coming through the shop at the moment. Great summer outfits for the upcoming bbq season.New stock going out daily so don’t miss out, come and see us soon😊

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1 day ago

Why volunteer? Because...

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Why volunteer? Because helping others, being generous, or acting thoughtfully for the benefit of others will make you feel really good!

What's your why? Tell us in the comments 💬⤵️

You can see all available roles (and apply online) on our website (click the read more button below)

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1 day ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The railway workers' camp at Kekerangu, 64km north of Kaikoura, on January 18, 1930, where a large number of men were engaged in preparatory and permanent formation work on the South Island Main Trunk Railway.

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3 days ago

Near new Tornado Bauer Bikes

John from Kaikoura

In good condition as hardly used. Red and Black color, his and hers bikes. $250 each bike

Price: $250

3 days ago

Short on time?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Are you short on time but still want to give back? Do you have a hectic family schedule or an unpredictable work roster?
Try casual volunteering!
When you join our 'Single Events Volunteers List', we will let you know about one-time volunteering opportunities (like street appeals, working… View more
Are you short on time but still want to give back? Do you have a hectic family schedule or an unpredictable work roster?
Try casual volunteering!
When you join our 'Single Events Volunteers List', we will let you know about one-time volunteering opportunities (like street appeals, working bees, festivals, expos, etc.) and you let us know if you're available. There is no obligation to say yes to every event, and no long-term commitment!

Interested? Take two minutes and join at bit.ly... .

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3 days ago

It's back... for a limited time only!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
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