The Wood, Nelson

17 days ago

Poll: Priority lanes the best option for Nelson's traffic problem?

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Responders to an NZTA survey have shown a preference for priority lanes (on Rocks Rd, Rutherford Rd, and Waimea Rd) to help ease Nelson's traffic congestion issues - ahead of a new inland route or a widening of Rocks Rd to include two lanes each way.

However, Nelson MP Nick Smith says the … View more
Responders to an NZTA survey have shown a preference for priority lanes (on Rocks Rd, Rutherford Rd, and Waimea Rd) to help ease Nelson's traffic congestion issues - ahead of a new inland route or a widening of Rocks Rd to include two lanes each way.

However, Nelson MP Nick Smith says the survey was a "compromised response", as it was weighted towards people living near the city centre and not people who are also affected but live further afield.

What do you think the best solution is? Vote in our poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Priority lanes the best option for Nelson's traffic problem?
  • 25% More priority lanes/clearways on Rocks Rd/Waimea Rd
    25% Complete
  • 64.1% Construct a new inland route
    64.1% Complete
  • 10.9% Widen Rocks Rd to two lanes each way
    10.9% Complete
92 votes
16 days ago

Love daffodils? Find your favourite variety here

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There are literally thousands of daffodils here, where Ian Riddell has spent over 25 years in the business, from preparing the soil and planting bulbs to harvesting flowers and selling them.

16 days ago

How do you deal with scammers?

Sally Kidson Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Police and Age Concern are worried about the rise in phone scams targeting the elderly. Senior constable Kyle Abbott is giving a presentation on scams at the Ranzau Church on September 12. Any groups wanting to hear the presentation can contact him on kyle.abbott@police.govt.nz

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16 days ago

2008 HYUNDAI SONATA 2359 CC

Barry from Richmond

2008 HYUNDAI SONATA. HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED THRU OUT ITS HISTORY AND IS A DREAM TO DRIVE.
GOOD TYRES ALL ROUND
RADIO HAS GPS,,BLUETOOTH ETC.
TOW BAR. LARGE BOOT.

VIEWING IS RICHMOND
PHONE 0274 489 416

SELLING ON BEHALF.

Price: $3,500

16 days ago

Property Service in the beautiful neighbourhood

Daniel from Handy Dan Property Maintenance

Hey Neighbours, hope you're well!

Need a hand with something on your property? We can help!

Recently we've been deck building, path laying, shed building, swing assembling, floor sanding, tree planting and garden clearing (the list goes on). Send us a message, if you need a hand!

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Hey Neighbours, hope you're well!

Need a hand with something on your property? We can help!

Recently we've been deck building, path laying, shed building, swing assembling, floor sanding, tree planting and garden clearing (the list goes on). Send us a message, if you need a hand!

www.handydanpropertymaintenance.co.nz...

www.facebook.com...

Give Dan a ring on 021 0839 2908
or email danieldoakley@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you!

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17 days ago

MahJong Set/s

Garry from Richmond

I wish to purchase one or maybe several second hand Mahjong sets.
Price negotiable.
Ph: Frances on 544 3085

17 days ago

Spring has sprung and we're loving all of the flowers blooming! 🌷

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental … View more
As we start tending to our gardens and planning what to grow for the warmer months ahead, perhaps consider if there's something else you should be growing in your community such as stronger connections to your neighbours.

Research shows that loneliness is strongly associated with low mental health + well-being. Whether you have a wide social network or prefer to only have a few close friends, joining Neighbourhood Support is a great way to feel supported and connected to those nearby. You never know when you might need a little help from a local friend!

Join or setup a group for FREE by getting in touch with us here...

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17 days ago

Dining table and 8 chairs ( 2 carver chairs ).

Julie from Richmond

Older dining table and chairs. Table can be extended to seat 8 people and has two nice pedastle legs one at each end. Table top has some marks on top as do chairs but still looks good. Phone Julie or Allan on 035447030 or 027 281 3339.

Price: $220

19 days ago

Driveways driven away by new rule

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new … View more
Hi neighbours,

A move to free up more land for new builds is likely to see fewer driveways and garages in modern housing, in a move some say could have New Zealand looking like Coronation Street.

Councils across the country must scrap planning rules that require car parks to be put down near new housing or business developments, under newly released housing guidelines.

The change comes as the Government looks to encourage development, in part by freeing up land held up by car parks, under its new National Policy Statement for urban development.

Property developer Phil Robinson said scrapping car park rules was a “big change”, but he was unsure if it was a “big win”.

What do you think of having more new builds in your area with fewer driveways and garages?

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17 days ago

Should first home buyers get more Government help?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

As house prices march ever upwards, first home buyers call for property price caps in the First Home Grant to rise as well. Houses under the current $500,000 cap for existing homes in the region are getting harder to come by, with first home buyers (FHB) facing competition from investors for the … View moreAs house prices march ever upwards, first home buyers call for property price caps in the First Home Grant to rise as well. Houses under the current $500,000 cap for existing homes in the region are getting harder to come by, with first home buyers (FHB) facing competition from investors for the properties - which often need work. Do you think FHB should to able to use the grant if they buy homes for over $500,000?

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17 days ago

Are schools helping children to learn to read in the best way?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Experts are split on how to reverse dropping literacy rates in New Zealand schools. Some say decoding words - systematic phonics - should be the main approach in children in the early years of primary school. Others say it should be one in a range of strategies. What do you think?

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17 days ago

"Learn to Kayak"

Vincent from The Wood

Nelson Canoe Club is offering a beginners kayaking course for those interested in progressing to Sea Kayaking or White Water Kayaking. Classes begin Tuesday, 6 October, 6.30pm. For more information see Nelson Canoe Club at www.nelsonkayakers.co.nz... or phone Vince, 0274327440.

17 days ago

See how our Houseplant Hero runnerup Hollie Procter fits all her plants into her tiny home!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“So I would say it’s possible I might have the most plants per square metre,” she quips.

18 days ago

Your thoughts on making Matariki a public holiday

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Labour will make Matariki New Zealand's 12th public holiday from 2022 if re-elected, Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The new winter public holiday would fall at some point during the Matariki period, with an expectation that it would always happen on either a Monday or a Friday.

The policy announcement follows a series of public campaigns for Matariki, which acts as the Māori New Year, to be recognised.

We want to hear your thoughts about Matariki becoming a public holiday. Do you support the idea, or are you against it? Perhaps you have a counter proposal.

Share your thoughts here.

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18 days ago

New youth pop-up park set for Spring opening

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson's new youth pop-up park on Halifax St will include a pump track, basketball court, and imagination playground, along with other activities.

Set to stay in town for at least the next two years, the park is aimed at providing more activities for kids in the city centre.

What other … View more
Nelson's new youth pop-up park on Halifax St will include a pump track, basketball court, and imagination playground, along with other activities.

Set to stay in town for at least the next two years, the park is aimed at providing more activities for kids in the city centre.

What other things could council do to make the CBD more kid-friendly? Let us know in the comments section below.

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