30 days ago

Fireworks Ban

Joanna from Masterton District

Local Government NZ (LGNZ) voted at their AGM this year to petition government to ban the private sale of fireworks in NZ. I called Masterton District Council today and was told they did NOT vote in favour of this ban! How many people did they consult before making that obviously ill-informed decision???
Do they not read Neighbourly and get a sense of the misery and destruction fireworks cause at ALL times of the year??
How dare they decide it's ok to continue with this stupid and outdated activity which causes such harm.
I am trying to find out how we can let govt know that there is a big silent majority who hate backyard fireworks, want private sales banned but dont know how to makes our voices heard.
If we want change, we ALL need to speak up.

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11 hours ago

Recommendation for supply/service of household backup generator

Kevin from Martinborough

Can anyone recommend a local business that can supply, and more importantly regularly service, a backup generator for home?
We’re not looking for anything big; probably 3000W+ inverter for the water pump etc when the power goes out.
There’s plenty of generators available for mail order over the internet but I’m keen to get something that can be regularly serviced locally (so that it’s going to work when we really need it).

3 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.


7 hours ago

#White #Island #Speaks and we #Weep

Maree from Carterton District

This is a quote form my book- The Mind Mechanic- that came into my head after hearing of the eruption..
I felt could not be more fitting as we all process this devastation from the eruption of White Island.
"Whatia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei"

See the treasures you value most dearly,and if you must bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain".

Aroha to all those who weep today.