Nelson Airport, Nelson

7 days ago

Garden ornament

Shirley from Stoke

Hand painted garden ornament includes chain

Price: $20

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6 days ago

Fuel Deals and Supermarkets

Stephen from Todds Valley

It took me a while to work up the trust to buy fuel from the new NPD outlet in Saint Vincent Street. I thought it would be a hassle if something went wrong and there were no attendants nearby to sort things out. However I've now bought a lot of fuel from NPD. I guess a saving of maybe … View moreIt took me a while to work up the trust to buy fuel from the new NPD outlet in Saint Vincent Street. I thought it would be a hassle if something went wrong and there were no attendants nearby to sort things out. However I've now bought a lot of fuel from NPD. I guess a saving of maybe seven to twenty cents (or whatever) per litre isn't going to make me a millionaire, but every little helps. And it is more a matter of principle...

Now that NPD have set up in town, it seems that the other outlets are less in unison regarding pricing. I don't know who owns all the fuel 'brands', but it has certainly appeared they often acted together in simultaneously altering fuel prices. They advertised fuel prices to the tenth of a cent, yet most brands were mostly selling at the same price at the same time. Surely their costs are not ever identical. Anyway, from my point of view, there wasn't a lot of serious competition going on. But I'm not a business guru and I've been wrong many times...

I prefer to simply buy stuff at a fair price. I don't want to jump through hoops or have to present a special card or a supermarket coupon to get the 'best' price on fuel. I don't like being handed a fuel voucher at the supermarket. I pick my supermarket according to the service I get and the availability of suitably priced products. I prefer to use a fuel station that is located away from traffic hassles, but price is always a consideration.

Last Saturday I was running a bit late for an appointment, but I thought I should top up my wife's car with fuel seeing it was advertised at under $2 per litre. So I raced into NPD and started to pump the fuel. However the fuel flow stopped and a fault message appeared on the pump's screen. I immediately phoned the 0800 help line number and recorded the problem and my details. Later I checked my credit card online and found that there was a pending charge of $150 from NPD, which bothered me. So early this week I phoned NPD. They understood my situation and were professional and reassuring. They then fixed the problem so that the outcome was very much in my favour. I thought at the time that I might never go back there for fuel, but I was treated well and it was probably just teething trouble at the new installation anyway. So I will have no hesitation going back. We all have problems, but it is how we fix them that matters.

I want to continue to support this company. They have brought some real competition to the area.

If you have never used an unattended fuel station like NPD, here are some things I've learned...
1. You pull up alongside the pump you want to use, and you note the number of the pump.
2. Place your eftpos/credit card into the slot at the pay station. Follow the instructions, being sure to enter the correct pump number and the grade of fuel that you will be using. At this point, it seems that the maximum purchase amount of $150 is 'deducted' or 'held' from your account.
3. Fill your tank from the correct pump. You can drive away after this, but if you are cautious like me, you can then go back to the pay station for a receipt. It appears that you can call in at the station and ask for a receipt at any time. A duplicate of your last transaction will be printed. This is handy to know, because a couple of times it appears that the receipt machine has run out of paper.... which isn't surprising seeing how busy the station can be.

Will I ever buy fuel from other stations? Sure... I will have to, and I have nothing personal against them or their staff. I'm not associated with NPD in any way. My wife and I make our living creating art work.

Best wishes from Todd Valley.

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10 hours ago

CARAVAN GAS COOKER WITH TOASTER RACK

Barry from Richmond

GAS COOKER IN LIKE NEW CONDITION.
510W X 400D X 170H
PICKUP RICHMOND
PRICE IS FIRM
NO HOLDS LISTED ELSE WHERE
0274 489 416

Price: $175

19 hours ago

Last days to enter! Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year… View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close this Thursday 24th October 2019.

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1 day ago

Is life insurance for me?

Cigna NZ

We know life insurance is important, but we often put it off thinking we’ll get to it later.

Everyone’s circumstances are different. However, there are important life stages where you may want to consider life insurance:
● wedding planning
● having a child
● buying a house
● … View more
We know life insurance is important, but we often put it off thinking we’ll get to it later.

Everyone’s circumstances are different. However, there are important life stages where you may want to consider life insurance:
● wedding planning
● having a child
● buying a house
● writing a will

Until 31 November 2019, if you take out a Cigna LifeOne policy and you’ll receive $150 credit towards your premium payments.
Schedule a call with Cigna for a personalised quote and to talk through your options.

SCHEDULE A CALL

$150.00 policy credit applied after three months of premium payments. Terms and conditions apply. See www.cigna.co.nz/stuff for more information.
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1 day ago

Worm Farm wanted - 3 tiers

Kate from Tahunanui

Hi, does anyone have a 3 level worm farm that they no longer need? Thanks, Kate

Free

1 day ago

Poll: Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Guy Fawkes is coming up on November 5, with fireworks going on sale next weekend.

Are you looking forward to fireworks displays? Will you be buying your own to let off?

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Are you a Guy Fawkes fan?
  • 10.9% Yes - I'll be buying fireworks
    10.9% Complete
  • 64.1% No - I think fireworks should be banned
    64.1% Complete
  • 25.1% Yes - But I'm not planning on buying fireworks
    25.1% Complete
2399 votes
1 day ago

Wanting to buy ranchslider

Maria from Richmond

Wanting to buy a good condition ranch slider with dimensions within 2.40 wide and 1.9 high. ph/txt Maria 022 5445322

Price: $1,000

1 day ago

Poll: Growing food in school.

NumberWorks'nWords Richmond

Should this be part of your child's school curriculum?

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Growing food in school.
  • 96.1% Yes
    96.1% Complete
  • 3.9% No
    3.9% Complete
1119 votes
6 days ago

Mysterious Manifestations in Nelson North

Stephen from Todds Valley

I go for a walk frequently on some hilly, private rural land in Nelson North. Recently the landowners were surprised to find a small statue and a couple of unusual beer bottles at an old skid site on their steep hillside property. More recently, a 'crop-circle' type of image appeared … View moreI go for a walk frequently on some hilly, private rural land in Nelson North. Recently the landowners were surprised to find a small statue and a couple of unusual beer bottles at an old skid site on their steep hillside property. More recently, a 'crop-circle' type of image appeared next to the gnome, created from firewood. I was walking in the area today and saw these mysterious objects myself, so I took photos.

There is no public access close to this location... the exact locality of which has to remain a secret (unless the owners want to post it here themselves).

No unusual traffic has been seen in the area and, as far as I am aware, there have been no recent reports of unidentified aerial phenomena. Nobody I've spoken to seems to know where the statue came from... or who screwed it securely to the log it is standing on.

The image created from firewood is intriguing. It appears to be a primitive, yet artistically pleasing, representation of a humanoid, obviously a male one. One theory for its presence suggests that it is a signal to the sky people from the secretive inhabitants of the local scrublands.... perhaps showing a rendezvous point. I favour the hypothesis that it is part of a fertility or potency ritual initiated by one of the locals as there don't seem to be many pregnant women in the immediate neighbourhood.

It would be great if anybody can throw any further light on these unusual objects.

2 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene.

Resene

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Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 4 November 2019. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

Visit your local Resene ColorShop or reseller and enjoy these great savings.
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2 days ago

What is your favourite home cooked meal?

The Team from Play Stuff

Discover the Play Stuff recipes genre for inspiration on your next favourite home-cooked meal.

Step by step guides to all sorts of amazing recipes from Bacon, Egg, Tomato & Herb Cups to Chocolate Mud Cake.

What is your favourite home-cooked meal?
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2 days ago

Split Blue Gum for sale

Annette from Upper Moutere

3 cubic metres . Free delivery with Nelson Motueka area.
Text Bruce 027 6994150

Price: $350

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