Onekawa, Napier

14 days ago

New Zealand versus overseas holidays

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, 
We'd be keen to hear from those of you who had to cancel an overseas trip due to Covid-19 and holidayed in New Zealand instead. How did you find your NZ trip? Was it better or worse than you expected? Did you enjoy it as much as you think you would have enjoyed your overseas … View more
Hi everyone, 
We'd be keen to hear from those of you who had to cancel an overseas trip due to Covid-19 and holidayed in New Zealand instead. How did you find your NZ trip? Was it better or worse than you expected? Did you enjoy it as much as you think you would have enjoyed your overseas holiday? And did it change your views about holidaying domestically?
Feel free to comment below or message me directly. Please remember your comments may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want them to be. Thank you.

13 days ago

Neighbourly 101: How to Report a Post

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

See any posts that don't meet the Neighbourly Guidelines? Help Neighbourly stay neighbourly by reporting concerning content. Simply click the '...' button at the bottom of a post, click 'Report this message' and select your reason for reporting. This sends a silent alert to… View moreSee any posts that don't meet the Neighbourly Guidelines? Help Neighbourly stay neighbourly by reporting concerning content. Simply click the '...' button at the bottom of a post, click 'Report this message' and select your reason for reporting. This sends a silent alert to the Neighbourly Team so the post can be reviewed against the Neighbourly Guidelines. Thanks for helping keep Neighbourly community friendly and an enjoyable place to stay connected.

Image
13 days ago

Hyperbole

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

Have you heard of a Hyperbole? Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Here are some examples. They are a lot of fun. Please share any Hyperboles you may have heard.

Image
D
14 days ago

pot belly fire

Doug & Lesley from Tamatea

wanted small pot belly fire for outside

14 days ago

Here's our AMI Kind Neighbours Kirsty and Jeremy, nominated by Kathy Chandler from Motueka.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Here's a wee bit of a throwback to life under lockdown. Check out how this couple in Motueka helped out their neighbours who were new to the area. Have you got an unsung hero in your neighbourhood? You can make your nominations here!

"We have a lovely young couple across the road from… View more
Here's a wee bit of a throwback to life under lockdown. Check out how this couple in Motueka helped out their neighbours who were new to the area. Have you got an unsung hero in your neighbourhood? You can make your nominations here!

"We have a lovely young couple across the road from us at number 13, Glenaven Drive, called Kirsty and Jeremy. We have recently moved to Motueka and they have been very helpful and friendly right from the start. During Lockdown they did shopping for us and let us have soil from their excavations for our garden improvements. Later on, they have given us lemons, gave spare concrete when they had some delivered for themselves and watered our plants when we were able to go away and visit our new grandchild. They are gems and have made us really happy that we've chosen Motueka as our home."

Image
14 days ago

Pipe Band Musical Mayhem? A Musical afternoon Soiree?

Kerry Marshall from Napier Pipe Band Inc

Piping & Drumming – Revived

After several months of lockdown and constraint the Napier Pipe Band is presenting its first public performance at St Paul’s Church on Sunday 2 August. Over the past few months on-line practices were used to prepare new music and refresh tunes already in the … View more
Piping & Drumming – Revived

After several months of lockdown and constraint the Napier Pipe Band is presenting its first public performance at St Paul’s Church on Sunday 2 August. Over the past few months on-line practices were used to prepare new music and refresh tunes already in the repertoire but nothing is better than our pipers and drummers together, playing their music. This performance ‘Piping & Drumming – Revived’ will showcase some of the new music plus many of the old favourites. Musical Mayhem? A Musical afternoon Soiree? Who knows what will transpire as band members gather in St Paul’s church to entertain our supporters. The event starts at 2pm with entry by gold coin donation. Light refreshments will be provided.

Image
16 days ago

Auction Wednesday 22 July 10am

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Full House. Includes Loads Of Rustic Items. Retro Bikes. 2 Seagull Outboards etc etc etc
Viewing & Bids Welcome. Weekdays 8-5. Late Night Tuesday to 6pm

D
16 days ago

speed racer

Dave from Maraenui

who wants a ride

Image
15 days ago

One Kiwi's trash is another's free furniture

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
From turning the roof of an old church into a lush backyard gazebo to making 50-year-old furniture look brand new with some white paint to turning actual rubbish into a toddler’s toy set, lots of Kiwis are upcycling.

If you have an project that you'd like to show off – … View more
Hi neighbours,
From turning the roof of an old church into a lush backyard gazebo to making 50-year-old furniture look brand new with some white paint to turning actual rubbish into a toddler’s toy set, lots of Kiwis are upcycling.

If you have an project that you'd like to show off – whether you’ve given something a fresh coat of paint or entirely changed its use – enter it into Resene's Upcycling Awards on Neighbourly here. Entries close at midnight on August 2, 2020. Four great prizes worth $500 are up for grabs: a $200 Resene voucher and a $300 Prezzy card.

Image
16 days ago

How to Do: Curtains AND Blinds

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Napier

Ever thought about combining blinds and curtains to make your windows even more stunning and energy smart? If done correctly, combining blinds with curtains can bring magic to your windows providing flexibility for styling and design aesthetics. Combining roller shades or other types of blinds with… View moreEver thought about combining blinds and curtains to make your windows even more stunning and energy smart? If done correctly, combining blinds with curtains can bring magic to your windows providing flexibility for styling and design aesthetics. Combining roller shades or other types of blinds with curtains allows more blocking of light and privacy control while also improving heat loss through your windows.
If you want your windows to perform at their best, we’ve put together a few tips on what you should consider.

1. Begin with the blinds
Consider whether you want Rollershades, Venetian Blinds, Roman Blinds, Timber Shutters, or another type of blind. Shades that move up and down at the window are especially convenient, especially if you’re looking for blinds that move out of the way easily. Curtains and draperies are much more flexible to work with, so getting the blinds right is an important first step.

2. Don’t feel limited by your window size
A simple way to make your windows feel larger is to fit your blinds for your window and then extend the size of your curtains beyond your window frame. We can fit your curtains to the ceiling and have them extend past the frame and down to the floor. This creates the illusion of a larger window, especially when the curtains are closed, but also helps you to maximise on heat retention at the window.

3. Mix not match
Contrasting colors can look great. For example, a dark-coloured Rollershade can look excellent with a lighter colour drape. If you have curtains with prints, a blind in a solid shade that matches one of the colors on the curtains can look dramatic or elegant.

Image
17 days ago

New Zealand's most magical flight is half price

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Our reporter Brook Sabin reckons this is one trip every Kiwi should try to do in their lifetime. Read more on the link below. Would you do it?

17 days ago

A festival of aroha – Let's make Matariki a public holiday in 2021

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Today, Stuff is launching a campaign to make Matariki a public holiday from 2021.

Plucked from obscurity and given the breath of life, since the turn of the century, Matariki has blossomed into an inclusive, popular event.

Tied to the rising of Matariki, the Pleiades star cluster,… View more
Hi neighbours,

Today, Stuff is launching a campaign to make Matariki a public holiday from 2021.

Plucked from obscurity and given the breath of life, since the turn of the century, Matariki has blossomed into an inclusive, popular event.

Tied to the rising of Matariki, the Pleiades star cluster, in the night sky, the festival marks the start of te Mātahi o te tau, the new year.

Once a casualty of colonisation, Matariki’s comeback has fostered greater use of te reo Māori, and recognition for Māori customary practices.

We believe it is past time to officially acknowledge all Matariki stands for in our national calendar. To learn more about Stuff's campaign, click here

Image
20 days ago

Poll: Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.

Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.

In … View more
The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.

Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.

In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.

To read more, click here.

Image
Is the Government doing enough to stop recyclable materials going to landfill?
  • 13.4% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere
    13.4% Complete
  • 86.6% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus
    86.6% Complete
2895 votes
T
16 days ago
Top