Maitai, Nelson

12 days ago

What's your phobia?

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Clowns, spiders and even bananas have people running from a room. Do you have a phobia of something that you can't bare to see? Tell us about your phobia below. You may be contacted to be part of a story we'd like to do on phobias. Don't be scared, share your fear!

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11 days ago

Large handmade Persian carpet

Judy from Stepneyville

I have a large beautiful handmade Persian carpet now surplus to my needs . Dimensions 292 x215cm approx . Pick up from Nelson .Is in excellent condition except for small patch on one end that is rubbed, not very noticeable at all. New price reflects this .
Phone Judy 0210632902

Price: $600

13 days ago

Tree Notice Issues

Adrienne from Hope

This week I received a notice from Network Tasman telling me to have a roadside tree trimmed because it has stretched itself close to the powerlines. A complete and reasonable request which I had meant to do in winter but couldn't get my expert arborist to do it. Problem is, thanks to … View moreThis week I received a notice from Network Tasman telling me to have a roadside tree trimmed because it has stretched itself close to the powerlines. A complete and reasonable request which I had meant to do in winter but couldn't get my expert arborist to do it. Problem is, thanks to government legislation under Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 I am now required to notify Network Tasman 3 days prior to the work being done but, horrifyingly, I can't use my own arborist, I am only allowed to use an arborist certified by Network Tasman. I look for a list of arborists permitted but what do I see - there is only one - Treescape. I immediately smell a rat. If there is only one certified company in this region then I can be charged whatever they want to. There is no guarantee that they will prune the tree to a standard I wish for either. I then began looking throughout NZ to find out what the situation is elsewhere and what do I spy - Treescape's name coming up everywhere. In many other places they are also the only option. Next stop - the Commerce Commission because this is appalling. This is anti-competitive and stinks of cronyism. If I do not use Treescape (who incidentally operate via a call centre and have not got in touch with me in the 4 days since I phoned and they took my details), I can be fined by the Govt up to $10,000. Has anyone else experienced this issue and have the same concerns? I am feeling a bit like NZ is morphing into something akin to the old Soviet Union.

11 days ago

DEBUT WRITER - FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK "ROLY-POLY RILEY & FRIENDS"

Greta from Stoke

I've recently completed my first Children's book (for 8/9 years up) . . . . "Come along with Roly-Poly Riley and Friends on an adventure - He's a lovable cat (he just looks grumpy) who likes to get out and about and explore the world around him. In this episode, Story One, he … View moreI've recently completed my first Children's book (for 8/9 years up) . . . . "Come along with Roly-Poly Riley and Friends on an adventure - He's a lovable cat (he just looks grumpy) who likes to get out and about and explore the world around him. In this episode, Story One, he along with his terrier friend Captain Jack and Mrs Roberts find something of real value and interest to the Nation (NZ). See how things pan out for the trio and an extra surprise they all receive at the end of their venture." . . . . if you are interested please email gretacolenz@gmail.com

Price: $10

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11 days ago

Nelson sunset 11/11/2019

Michael from The Wood

Nelson sunset 11/11/2019

12 days ago

2020 Art calendars local artist

Marilyn from The Brook

Here they are. 2020 Art Calendars. Please place orders as most of the first batch are spoken for. It seems most of you are happier to have the real thing than order the file to print your own (PDF file $5ea emailed). I'm not supplying Paper Plus this year so my gallery is my only outlet. These… View moreHere they are. 2020 Art Calendars. Please place orders as most of the first batch are spoken for. It seems most of you are happier to have the real thing than order the file to print your own (PDF file $5ea emailed). I'm not supplying Paper Plus this year so my gallery is my only outlet. These images are all from my paintings. I'm pleased I found a good printing company! $23ea. Postage extra. Christmas gifts.

Price: $23

12 days ago

Has your travel been disrupted by the SH6 closure?

Hannah Bartlett Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A slip caused by heavy rain has closed a section of SH6 north of Murchison. There's a detour in place that sends motorists right onto SH63 through St Arnaud, then left onto Korere-Tophouse Road and continues to SH6, with the reverse in place for southbound traffic. Have you been affected?

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12 days ago

Poll: Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

People rent out baches, rooms in their houses, their garages and car parking spaces, so surely hiring out swimming pools is the next logical step.

A new app lets people hire their private pools by the hour, but it hasn't come to New Zealand - yet.

To read more, click here.

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Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?
  • 28.5% Yes please!
    28.5% Complete
  • 71.5% No, that's weird.
    71.5% Complete
1546 votes
12 days ago

Together with New Zealand Police we're shutting the gate on rural crime! 🐮❤️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Learn more about our new rural crime prevention signs, now available for purchase to the public, on our website: neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz or click the 'Read More' link below. 📰

#safercommunitiestogether

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12 days ago

Have you had a plant stolen?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nzView more
Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nz with your name, your neighbourhood and a quick recap of what was taken and how it happened.

We'd love to hear from you!

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12 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 80.6% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    80.6% Complete
  • 14.1% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    14.1% Complete
  • 5.4% I don’t have an opinion
    5.4% Complete
1364 votes
12 days ago

Are you Choosing Wisely?

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

More isn’t always better when it comes to healthcare.
Just because tests and treatments are available, doesn’t mean we should always use them. Make sure you end up with the right amount of care.
Patients play an important role in Choosing Wisely.
For more information see www. … View more
More isn’t always better when it comes to healthcare.
Just because tests and treatments are available, doesn’t mean we should always use them. Make sure you end up with the right amount of care.
Patients play an important role in Choosing Wisely.
For more information see www. choosingwisely.org.nz

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12 days ago

We've got some big news!

Stuff Fibre

A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best … View more
A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best Broadband Innovation and the People’s Choice Award.

Not yet a customer? Nows a great time to join a winning team >> https://stuff-fibre.co.nz/
Find out more

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12 days ago

We’re giving a Nelson business a $20k megaphone.

2degrees

Hi Neighbours,

2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving one local business a $20,000 advertising package. Apply before 20th November at 2degrees.nz/ShopLocal

Apply at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal. Hurry, entries close November 20.

T&Cs apply.
Apply now

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