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5 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

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2 days ago

Refractor Telescope with Tripod

Kevin from Blenheim

I have For Sale sale a 50x/100x Refractor Telescope with Tripod including a 3x Finder Scope to locate objects faster. States " Quality Glass Optic ideal for Star Tracking or viewing Wildlife, Cityscapes, Sporting events and more.
Used once briefly, but I found with my diminishing eyesight … View more
I have For Sale sale a 50x/100x Refractor Telescope with Tripod including a 3x Finder Scope to locate objects faster. States " Quality Glass Optic ideal for Star Tracking or viewing Wildlife, Cityscapes, Sporting events and more.
Used once briefly, but I found with my diminishing eyesight and wearing glasses, it was not suitable.
Pick-up in Blenheim only

Price: $50

2 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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5 days ago

Compost Bin

Sue from Blenheim

Does anyone in Blenheim have a compost bin they want to get rid of?

3 days ago

Rangiora high school uniform

Brooke from Hurunui District

Rangiora high school uniform for sale
$80 for the whole lot or sold separately
Sizes
2 senior tops S30
2 Junior dress one is 22 and the other is a 26
2 kilt shirts long sleeve S26
1 kilt 2xL
1 rain jacket XL

Negotiable

3 days ago

Poultry mites

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

The warmer months mean red mite and leg mites in the poultry coop.
Protect your birds with Smite Spray and Smite Powder.
Available in store now!

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6 days ago

Poll: Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.

The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams … View more
Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.

The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams racing identical hydrofoiling catamarans at speeds of up to 50 knots (100kmh).

Olympic and world champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will head New Zealand’s first entry in the event. Also competing will be Sir Ben Ainslie, skippering the British boat, and Australian Jimmy Spithill piloting for the United States.

Will you be watching?

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Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?
  • 58% Yes
    58% Complete
  • 32.8% No
    32.8% Complete
  • 9.2% I'm undecided
    9.2% Complete
512 votes
3 days ago

Opening hours

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

The Volunteer Marlborough office is open from 10am till 2pm every weekday! Pop in and see us ... or make an appointment to meet with us outside of our office hours (fb.com... or call 035779388)

5 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
Sign up now

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5 days ago

Good vibes. Audio Set-up for sale

Karl from Blenheim

Have taken this out of our van as the Mrs hated the deafening noise and wanted to revert to just a simple set-up. At one point it was draining the battery, although that was intermittent and I couldn't verify why. Its for sale as a set, just add your own head unit. All wiring included.
Make me… View more
Have taken this out of our van as the Mrs hated the deafening noise and wanted to revert to just a simple set-up. At one point it was draining the battery, although that was intermittent and I couldn't verify why. Its for sale as a set, just add your own head unit. All wiring included.
Make me a decent offer. We are South of Seddon but can drop off in Blenheim. 6 x 9's come in boxes with brackets attached.

Negotiable

8 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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6 days ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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6 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

7 days ago

Charming Historic Picton Property

Jodi Mcmurtrie Reporter from Homed - Marlborough Property Express

Read all about this stunning historic property now on the market in beautiful Picton, in this week's Marlborough Homed publication.

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7 days ago

We Say, You Say: Canine Cafes

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Northern Outlook

Hi Canterbury,

What's your opinion on dog-friendly businesses?

The number of dog friendly businesses in the Canterbury region are on the rise with over 30 cafes allowing dog owners to dine with their canines.

The decision is the business owner’s rather than council's, and the … View more
Hi Canterbury,

What's your opinion on dog-friendly businesses?

The number of dog friendly businesses in the Canterbury region are on the rise with over 30 cafes allowing dog owners to dine with their canines.

The decision is the business owner’s rather than council's, and the only requirement is dogs must be at least three metres away from the kitchen.

You can find the full list of dog-friendly businesses by clicking 'Read more'.

Share your thoughts (and other businesses we haven't listed) below and please write NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Northern Outlook.
Read more

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9 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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