44 days ago

Push to get every Kiwi scanning, every time

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.
As new highly transmissible Covid-19 strains send countries into second and third lockdowns, Stuff is forging ahead with its “Stop! Scanner time” campaign to remind Kiwis of the importance to keep scanning QR codes, should there be a community outbreak.
Everyone – every single one of us – needs to be scanning the NZ Covid Tracer app, or signing in on a sheet of paper, every single time.
Come on Neighourly folk remember to scan, every time you go out.

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10 hours ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

15 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Any thoughts on the picture and where it was taken?

12 hours ago

Hutt News

Linda from Avalon

Does anyone else have problems in getting delivery of the Hutt News.
I live in a conclave of 7 properties and despite numerous requests by phone, going as far back as last year - we still do not get delivery of the Hutt News. One of the neighbours ‘caught up’ with the delivery boy a couple of weeks ago as he was about to ‘again’ bypass our shared drive and for two weeks we were lucky to get the paper - then again back to the norm - of no delivery.
Phoned the office (and actually got the call answered) reported it time and time again - to no avail.
Frustrating when you walk past houses days after delivery and see the paper limply hanging out, of others letter boxes.
Why would you choose to advertise with someone who cant be bothered to properly cover their area? Soon the paper and their jobs will be no more!