Nelson South, Nelson

1 day ago

Why is the...

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

Why is the letter A like a flower?

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Why is the letter A like a flower?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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2 days ago

BUSES

Justine from The Brook

Hello

For the last few weeks we have reverted back to the smaller van style ebus in our narrow winding Brook Valley. I cannot stress enough what a difference it has made to no longer have the huge 30 seater giants trundling up and down our peaceful valley.
No longer does my home shake and … View more
Hello

For the last few weeks we have reverted back to the smaller van style ebus in our narrow winding Brook Valley. I cannot stress enough what a difference it has made to no longer have the huge 30 seater giants trundling up and down our peaceful valley.
No longer does my home shake and shudder as they go past half hourly. No longer is the narrow winding road up the valley congested by these buses immense size and their inability to manoeuvre round tight corners, bridges, etc. No longer do I shake my head as I see yet another huge empty bus go past and know that my hard earned rates are propping up this folly,
Surely these last weeks are proof in itself- the smaller style van bus serves out community perfectly well and does not (and never did) need changing! If a 12 seater Is not being filled to capacity then why waste money on running a 30 seater ? Surely this is not just financial sense but also common sense? I would love to hear your thoughts 😊

2 hours ago

Westpac card found

Paula from Stoke

Do you recognise this card. I’ll hand into westpac first chance I get.
Found Coleridge place stoke.

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1 day ago

Poppa's pulled pork

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

As the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked… View moreAs the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked pulled pork. Its smoky, aromatic scent often wafts from Brent’s apartment at Ryman’s Kevin Hickman Village, tempting taste buds and stirring appetites. With its tender meat and velvety sauce, this dish is every bit as delicious as it sounds – you’ll be reaching for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Click read more for the full recipe.

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6 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to… View more
In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.4% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.4% Complete
  • 48.6% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.6% Complete
  • 30.2% It's depends on the word
    30.2% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
2683 votes
1 day ago

Sunshine state of mind

The Team from Resene ColorShop Nelson

Create a mood-enhancing workspace at home with a fresh and uplifting colour palette with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and Resene Lustacryl.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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1 day ago

Friendship Bunnies, Cookies & Cream

Dea from Stoke

Hand made crochet friendship bunnies ready to be loved by their new home. One for you and one for a friend.

10-12cm tall. Price is for the pair, but can create singles on request.

Small plastic eyes - not suitable for small children (However a pair can be made with embroidered eyes on … View more
Hand made crochet friendship bunnies ready to be loved by their new home. One for you and one for a friend.

10-12cm tall. Price is for the pair, but can create singles on request.

Small plastic eyes - not suitable for small children (However a pair can be made with embroidered eyes on request).

Pickup Stoke or can post at buyers cost.
Made by my clever 12yr old daughter who is eager to start her own business.

Watch this space as more flavours coming soon.

Price: $30

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1 day ago

Friendship Bunnies, Strawberry & Cream

Dea from Stoke

Hand made crochet friendship bunnies ready to be loved by their new home. One for you and one for a friend.

10-12cm tall. Price is for the pair, but can create singles on request.

Small plastic eyes - not suitable for small children (However a pair can be made with embroidered eyes on … View more
Hand made crochet friendship bunnies ready to be loved by their new home. One for you and one for a friend.

10-12cm tall. Price is for the pair, but can create singles on request.

Small plastic eyes - not suitable for small children (However a pair can be made with embroidered eyes on request).

Pickup Stoke or can post at buyers cost.
Made by my clever 12yr old daughter who is eager to start her own business.

Watch this space as more flavours

Price: $30

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1 day ago

Friendship Bunnies Lemon & Lime

Dea from Stoke

Hand made crochet friendship bunnies ready to be loved by their new home. One for you and one for a friend.

10-12cm tall. Price is for the pair, but can create singles on request.

Small plastic eyes - not suitable for small children (However a pair can be made with embroidered eyes on … View more
Hand made crochet friendship bunnies ready to be loved by their new home. One for you and one for a friend.

10-12cm tall. Price is for the pair, but can create singles on request.

Small plastic eyes - not suitable for small children (However a pair can be made with embroidered eyes on request).

Pickup Stoke or can post at buyers cost.
Made by my clever 12yr old daughter who is eager to start her own business.

Watch this space as more flavours

Price: $30

1 day ago

Local initiative preserving East Taranaki's wildlife thrives

NZ Lotto

Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from … View more
Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from the dangers posed by introduced pests.

Fast forward twenty years and the East Taranaki Environment Collective (ETEC) is now a leading community-conservation initiative, supported by lottery funding grants from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board to deliver one of the largest community environmental projects in Aotearoa.

The programme spans over 18,000 hectares of mustelid (animals like stoats and ferrets) control in East Taranaki and 1,000 hectares of intensive rat and possum ground control in the Pouiatoa.

By employing a network of traps and ground control methods, the programme works to create a haven for indigenous species such as kiwi, kōkako, and the New Zealand long-tailed bat to thrive.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto New Zealand game, it’s a win for our environment, and it’s a win for our native species.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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1 day ago

Rock and Roll Dance

Robert from Richmond

Club Waimea. All welcome

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2 days ago

Poll: Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants


#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 18.8% Less than two years?
    18.8% Complete
  • 18.8% 100 years?
    18.8% Complete
  • 6.3% About three months?
    6.3% Complete
  • 56.3% 50+ years?
    56.3% Complete
16 votes
2 days ago

Rob Innes Music

Robert from Richmond

Club Waimea 6th July

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1 day ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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2 days ago

Make your family aware: Scam posing as officers returns

The Team from New Zealand Police

A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands … View more
A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Waitematā CIB’s Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Bunting says scammers are cold calling, mainly on landlines, and claim to be a Police officer.“They will also provide a fake ID or badge number to make their call seem legitimate,” he says.“This person will carry on and provide a reason for their call: either they are investigating fake bank notes, or that your credit card has been cloned.

“As part of this scam, they will ask you to withdraw money from a nearby bank to be collected or ask you to provide further financial or banking information to aid their investigation.”

Be aware: this is a scam call.

Police are investigating two reports this week, in south Auckland and the North Shore, where two people have fallen victim to the scam. “Both victims withdrew cash from a bank and handed this over to someone who arrived at their door to collect it under the fake cover story,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says.“These victims have had their good-will and trust trodden on by these scammers.”

Investigation staff have ensured there is support available for the victims. Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says: “Scammers have no ethics whatsoever and will take any opportunity to try and con you.“These scams take many forms, and the offenders trick people under a variety of guises or storylines.”

There are occasions where legitimate Police officers will contact people as part of their duties, he says.

Police are asking the community to be aware and take the opportunity to spread the word amongst friends and family members. “We are particularly keen to ensure elder family members are aware of what is happening,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says. “If anyone receives a call of this nature, hang up.

“If you have had the unfortunate position of being a victim to this scam and have not reported this, we encourage you to report this to Police.”

Please remember:
- Police will never call to ask you for bank details, pin numbers or passwords
- Police do not offer prize money
- Police will not ask you to go to a bank to withdraw money
- If you receive a call out of the blue of a similar nature: challenge the caller to identify themselves, ask for their details.
- Hang up, contact 105 to verify the ID and request the officer to contact you
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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4 days ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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4 days ago

Should sandwich boards be banned?

Katie Townshend Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Sandwich boards could be banned from Nelson streets in a bid to declutter city footpaths.
But, while Nelson city councillors have agreed to send the proposal out for public consultation, some worried it could be yet another blow for businesses already struggling through a tough winter. … View more
Sandwich boards could be banned from Nelson streets in a bid to declutter city footpaths.
But, while Nelson city councillors have agreed to send the proposal out for public consultation, some worried it could be yet another blow for businesses already struggling through a tough winter. What's your view on the signs - should they stay or go?

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4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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4 days ago

Double glazing retro fit

Chris Soutar from Soutar-able Glass

Need double glazing, for a warmer cozier home contact Chris on 021 642428 or visty website www.Soutar....
40 years of experience for all your double glazing needs.

4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Star making workshop in Motueka

Julia from Stoke

Join the Motueka Library for a special community workshop dedicated to Matariki! Prashanti Lovegrove will teach you how to create beautiful stars from harakeke (flax).
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about traditional Māori crafts and celebrate the Matariki season together.

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4 days ago

Denham Bramwell – the new law firm in town!

Denham Bramwell Lawyers

Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are … View more
Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are you looking for expert legal advice, and the best possible legal outcomes? If you want to work with lawyers with deep respect and genuine care for their clients, we might be a good fit for you.

Call 09 9856900 to schedule an appointment or visit us to discover more.

Brooke Glasgow and Emma Boad
Denham Bramwell, Albany Office Partners.
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3 days ago

Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants

#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 6.3% Less than two years?
    6.3% Complete
  • 12.5% 100 years?
    12.5% Complete
  • 0% About three months?
    0% Complete
  • 81.3% 50+ years?
    81.3% Complete
16 votes
4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Paint it Green with Resene this June and help the New Zealand Trees That Count programme!

Resene

Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers … View more
Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers between 1-30 June 2024 at Resene owned ColorShops.

Trees That Count are an environmental charity on a mission to plant millions more native trees throughout New Zealand. Trees That Count runs the country’s only marketplace which provides a place for anyone to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.

To find your nearest Resene ColorShop, click here.

For more information on Trees That Count, visit us.
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6 days ago

Supporting diversity and helping culture thrive in Porirua

NZ Lotto

Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is … View more
Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is teaching and supporting the Porirua community through their creative arts - Māmās and Pāpās Workshops as well as the Siva (Dance) Workshops.

The Trust initially began as Māori Performing Arts/Kapa Haka group in 2013, and now stands as a cultural hub offering avenues for the locals to engage in activities promoting wellbeing, safety, employment growth, self-development and much more.

By using Creative Arts as a vehicle for positive youth/community development, the Trust aims to leave a legacy of unity and empowerment in the Porirua and wider Wellington community with the continued support of lottery funding grants.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto NZ game, it’s a win for our rangatahi, and it’s a win for our communities.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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7 days ago

As voted by you New Zealand

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can … View more
Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 more years of trust and excellence!

Click read more for more information.
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