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Steve Taylor went to a number of GPs to be prescribed CBD oil for his epileptic seizures but no doctors would help. He turned to a Green Fairy for the natural elixir, where he didn't need a script and paid a fraction of the over-the-counter price. Do you think CBD oil should be easier to get hold of through GPs?
Kia ora koutou!
You don't have to cast your eyes too far down a newspaper or watch the news to know that Aotearoa's weather can be rather unpredictable.
To help you dress and gear-up for those crisp winter mornings, we have $1000 worth of Torpedo7 Gift Cards to share between 10 lucky members.
If your name's on the list, get in touch with us to claim your prize! If you know any of your neighbours listed, be sure to give them a neighbourly congrats!
Well done to:
Jonathan Howe from Gisborne
Alaina Luxmore from Auckland
Kelly Ryan from Ngāruawāhia
Hunish Segran from Pukekohe
Kirsten Mcmullen from Christchurch
Fereti Lualua from Auckland
Saniya Thompson from Invercargill
Annelize Kratz from Wellington
Kate Bonne from Christchurch
Martyn Simes from Whangārei
Stay safe and warm and remember to keep checking in to Neighbourly for more giveaways from the team!