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22 days ago

Poll: What's your go-to exercise?

The team Reporter from South Waikato News

With Summer well on its way with lovely long, light evenings, there's plenty of reason to get out and about. What's your go-to evening exercise?

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What's your go-to exercise?
  • 50% Light walking
    50% Complete
  • 8.3% Running
    8.3% Complete
  • 16.7% Hitting the gym
    16.7% Complete
  • 0% Swimming
    0% Complete
  • 8.3% Yoga/pilates
    8.3% Complete
  • 16.7% Other (please comment)
    16.7% Complete
12 votes
22 days ago

Tokoroa Aero Club Meeting 7th November

Luke Frogley from Tokoroa and Districts Aero Club

Tokoroa and Districts Aero Club will be having our monthly general meeting at the Tokoroa Airfield on the 7th of November. Meeting starts at 7:30pm. If you've ever thought about learning to fly come along and meet some fellow aviators and learn about opportunities in the South Waikato!

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23 days ago

Truth, Nature and Self exhibition

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Tish Scott and Cherie Riley, self-professed free thinkers, explore the relationship of truth, nature and self in an upcoming exhibition at Taupō Museum.

With a friendship spanning over 30 years, Tish and Cherie will share their exploration of the complex beauty of connection in nature through the… View more
Tish Scott and Cherie Riley, self-professed free thinkers, explore the relationship of truth, nature and self in an upcoming exhibition at Taupō Museum.

With a friendship spanning over 30 years, Tish and Cherie will share their exploration of the complex beauty of connection in nature through the mediums of sculpture, paint and design.

“Cherie is influenced by nature - her designs flow soulfully around her circles of life. She uses her connection to nature and the relationship with self and expression throughout this exhibition,” explained Tish.

“For me, I’ve taken inspiration from the five years I’ve spent in the Rissington Hills area which allowed me to ponder the question - what are we? This has driven the creation of some other worldly creatures and landscapes,” she said.

“We encourage everyone to come along to the exhibition and immerse themselves in this holistic way of thinking – come and ask some big questions about who we are and where we’re from and what we’re connected to,” Tish said.

The exhibition will be in the Niven Room at Taupō Museum from November 2 to December 9.

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23 days ago

IRONMAN announces new course for December 70.3 event

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

IRONMAN New Zealand has announced a new trial course for the December 70.3 event which will see more competitors taking to the field than ever before.

The event on Saturday, December 7 is a qualifying event for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships to be hosted in the Taupō District in November … View more
IRONMAN New Zealand has announced a new trial course for the December 70.3 event which will see more competitors taking to the field than ever before.

The event on Saturday, December 7 is a qualifying event for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships to be hosted in the Taupō District in November 2020 and will see more than 1800 athletes competing for 127 slots to compete on the world stage – the highest in any of the 104 qualifying races.

Mayor David Trewavas said the trial course a new course would start from the Taupō Yacht Club for the swim leg of the race. The bike course would head through Taupō along Rifle Range Road, Taharepa Road, Vaile Road, Halcrow Road and Homestead Road. The run course would be along the lakefront, finishing at Tongariro Domain.

“The December and March events are allowing us to trial a few new opportunities in the lead up to the world’s and better ensure athlete safety,” he said. “Moving the bike leg off Spa Road will also allow us to ensure three entrance ways into town via Wairakei Drive, Centennial Drive and Napier-Taupō Road,” he said.

“I understand that this change will cause some inconvenience, however, I am sure that in true Taupō spirit we will further cement our reputation as the events capital through the co-operation of our residents and volunteers.”

Residents and businesses on the affected route have been informed.

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25 days ago

It’s all the scenic route

Great Journeys of New Zealand

From mountain air to ocean breeze, you can explore the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand in comfort with our great journeys.

Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer and TranzAlpine connect you to many spectacular destinations along the way.

See it all through the panoramic … View more
From mountain air to ocean breeze, you can explore the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand in comfort with our great journeys.

Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer and TranzAlpine connect you to many spectacular destinations along the way.

See it all through the panoramic windows and savour summer on one of our scenic trains.
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25 days ago

The end of a 20 year chapter

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

After 20 pleasurable years, the owners of The Peppertree are now ready to move on. They want a sale and have instructed us to present all offers.

Beginning life as a renowned restaurant and currently operating very successfully as boutique accommodation, The Peppertree works very well as a … View more
After 20 pleasurable years, the owners of The Peppertree are now ready to move on. They want a sale and have instructed us to present all offers.

Beginning life as a renowned restaurant and currently operating very successfully as boutique accommodation, The Peppertree works very well as a function centre and would also make a superb cellar door. Located with State Highway frontage close to Blenheim and situated on the soon to open Picton to Kaikoura cycleway, it is ideally positioned to cash in on Marlborough’s growing tourism industry.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. The heart of the home is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large wood burner with wetback and solar heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring warmth year-round.

Encompassing four hectares and featuring organically managed vineyard and gardens, fruit trees, berry patches, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle, and horses, The Peppertree is close to being self-sufficient. The extra land also offers an opportunity for future expansion and development.

The rateable value for land and improvements is $1,520,000.
All offers requested to be received by 4 pm Wednesday 27 November 2019.

For more information or an appointment to view, please contact Michal or Tim.
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27 days ago

Vote Stuff Fibre for People’s Choice Award

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We’re thrilled to be up for five Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards this year including People’s Choice!

We wouldn’t be here without our amazing support network and customers. Show your support and hit that vote button for Stuff Fibre!
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29 days ago

Lost jacket

Marie-Jeanne from Putaruru

Hi! I lost my old jacket on Monday October 14th, most probably outside Ma Baker, on the Tirau Rd in Putaruru at about 12 45 pm. It's old and I'm very attached to it, moreover it's my only one. I don't can't wait till next winter and the weather is still cold, so if you … View moreHi! I lost my old jacket on Monday October 14th, most probably outside Ma Baker, on the Tirau Rd in Putaruru at about 12 45 pm. It's old and I'm very attached to it, moreover it's my only one. I don't can't wait till next winter and the weather is still cold, so if you 've got it, please return it to me or the Putaruru Police station. It has a lost number lodged with them. The jacket is 3/4 length, mauve with blue cuffs and a waist cord with toggles. Thanks . My ph. number : 07 281 4283.

27 days ago

From trash to flash

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Awamutu

Transform an old wooden drawer into a stylish shelf and paint it your favourite Resene colour.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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27 days ago

Trick or treating: Love it or hate it

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like… View more
Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like trick or treating, how do you make it clear your house is a no-go zone?

We're keen to talk to some people who feel strongly about Halloween one way or the other. If you have thoughts to share, please email homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll be in touch.

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27 days ago

Warmer weather means you'll be seeing more of us out and about in the community. 😎👋

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Great to see Neighbourhood Support members in Hamilton, Ashburton and Rodney this month helping neighbours get better connected, supported and prepared.

From our whare to yours, wishing everyone a safe and fun Labour Day weekend ahead!

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