40 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.3% I leave it until the last minute
    23.3% Complete
  • 37% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1326 votes
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4 hours ago

Are you a recent home buyer? or a retiree in your own home?

The team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbourly - we're looking for a first-home buyer to talk about why it was their goal to buy a house and the reasons behind it (need to be willing to be pictured with it). We're also looking for a few people 50 years or older to talk about how important owning their own home is to their retirement goals

Can you help? Email susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz

1 day ago

New exhibition to showcase Tūwharetoa artists

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō Museum is excited and honoured to bring together an exhibition about our moana, Taupō-Nui-ā-Tia, with new art works created by 15 contemporary Tūwharetoa artists.

This will be the first time in over 20 years that artists have been brought together to exhibit collectively as Ngāti Tūwharetoa, and the work will be displayed in a variety of mediums from carving and weaving, to video, painting, sculpture and more.

The artists include: Rangi Hetet, Veranoa Hetet, Te Maari Gardiner, Delani Brown, Haki Williams, Kingi Pitiroi, Vanessa Wairata-Edwards, Reweti Arapere, Natasha Keating, Henriata Nicholas, Hayz Isherwood, Mikaere Gardiner, Ria Te Uira Paki, Tautahanga Rameka and Kahumako Rameka.

The ‘Ko Taupō Te Moana’ exhibition draws inspiration from the pepeha of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, which refers to the landscape and moana as an integral feature of identity, curator Piata Winitana-Murray said.

“This exhibition serves to celebrate and acknowledge the moana (lake) that feeds, nourishes, and nurtures us and to which many nations and people travel from near and far.”

The exhibition will run from December 21 2019 – February 17 2020 in the Main and Niven Galleries. It is presented by Taupō Museum with support from Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.

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1 day ago

Important food recalls: have you been affected?

Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you affected by these recalls?:

1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.

2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been recalled as the product contains an elevated level of histamine. Click here for more information and consumer advice. Note: This product is sold in Countdown stores throughout the North Island and online.