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4 hours ago

E-scooters approved for six-month trial on Selwyn streets

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Selwyn District Council has adopted a new traffic and parking bylaw that allows up to 250 Lime and Lava e-scooters to be used on the streets of Rolleston, Lincoln and Prebbleton from Thursday.

The council voted in October to allow the trial, but changes had to be made to the bylaw first to … View more
The Selwyn District Council has adopted a new traffic and parking bylaw that allows up to 250 Lime and Lava e-scooters to be used on the streets of Rolleston, Lincoln and Prebbleton from Thursday.

The council voted in October to allow the trial, but changes had to be made to the bylaw first to make it legal for the e-scooters to be used and parked on Selwyn streets.

Under the conditions of the trial licence, the e-scooters will be allowed to operate in Rolleston, Lincoln and Prebbleton, and to travel between the towns using cycle lanes.

Reduced speed limits will be in place for council reserves, and near halls and community centres. The e-scooters will not be allowed in council cemeteries.

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5 hours ago

By sharing your light you light the way for others.

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.

#NSNZthejoyofgiving

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20 hours ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, … View more
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Read the guide

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1 day ago

Rainfinity: Showering Inspired by Nature

Hansgrohe

Renovating or upgrading your bathroom? Imagine being cocooned from head to toe in ultra-soft micro-droplets in your shower-all-round indulgence like you’ve never experienced before.

Enjoy a thoroughly sensuous pamper session with Rainfinity design showers. This sensation is created through … View more
Renovating or upgrading your bathroom? Imagine being cocooned from head to toe in ultra-soft micro-droplets in your shower-all-round indulgence like you’ve never experienced before.

Enjoy a thoroughly sensuous pamper session with Rainfinity design showers. This sensation is created through PowderRain, a spray type that produces thousands of gentle and silky micro-fine droplets to surround your whole body in an ultra-quiet immersive shower experience; inspired by nature’s warm and misty rains.

Remarkable shower design combined with deep relaxation come together in Hansgrohe’s Rainfinity shower range for demanding wellness and design lovers.

Find out more at rainfinity.co.nz
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2 days ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by … View moreAnother year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 6.7% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    6.7% Complete
  • 32.9% No - I never stick by them
    32.9% Complete
  • 21.9% I haven’t thought about it yet
    21.9% Complete
  • 38.5% I make goals throughout the year
    38.5% Complete
863 votes
3 days ago

Are you a winner this time?

SIX60 Tour

We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your … View more
We’re giving away more of our double passes to the SIX60 Saturdays tour! We’ve drawn another 10 members to go to the regional concerts in Whangarei, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, and Dunedin.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here).

We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
See the winners!

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4 days ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, … View more
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

read the full story here.
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4 days ago

Do more of what you love!

Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village

Ryman living saves you time for the moments that matter
Experience our retirement villages


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5 days ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or … View more
14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
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5 days ago

Here when you need us

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After … View more
Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After visiting her husband Stuart in respite care at a Ryman village, she was tempted to move in herself! “If it was me, I think I would enjoy it because it’s just so beautiful and the food is good.”

Ryman villages provide warm and welcoming communities. Where residents can enjoy activities and outings while forming friendships along the way.
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5 days ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty … View moreHi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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6 days ago

SCAM ALERT: Vehicle licence (registration) email

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific … View more
The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific vehicle details including:
- Your vehicle’s plate number
- Vehicle make
- The expiry date of your current vehicle licence

Click here for more advice and information.

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6 days ago

Careers at Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms offer a great team environment, good money and the opportunity to develop a lasting career in the meat processing industry.

Full training will be provided that will enable you to achieve high standards of processing skills and a chance to gain National Qualifications through … View more
Silver Fern Farms offer a great team environment, good money and the opportunity to develop a lasting career in the meat processing industry.

Full training will be provided that will enable you to achieve high standards of processing skills and a chance to gain National Qualifications through the NZQA.

So, if you are looking at a new career or a change in career and enjoy working in a team, have a "can-do" attitude, keen to learn, not afraid of hard work, we would like to hear from you.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Poll: Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced details of the draft law to legalise cannabis use.

Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household, are all included in the bill, which the public will be asked to vote … View more
Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced details of the draft law to legalise cannabis use.

Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household, are all included in the bill, which the public will be asked to vote "yes or no" at the 2020 general election.

Read more on the draft bill here and tell us what you think in the comments below. Will you vote yes or no, or are you yet to make up your mind?

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Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill?
  • 43.2% Yes, I support the law change
    43.2% Complete
  • 49% No, I do not support the law change
    49% Complete
  • 7.8% I haven't decided yet (tell us more in the comments)
    7.8% Complete
708 votes
9 days ago

Tuia Mātauranga Roadshow in Lyttelton - free event

The Team from Ministry of Education

Bring your kids to our Tuia Mātauranga interactive roadshow and take part in fun activities to learn more about our voyaging heritage and history.

See you at Lyttelton's Te Ana Marina on Sat 7 Dec and Sun 8 Dec. We're open from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

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