Waitaki District, Oamaru

1 day ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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9 hours ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
Register now

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1 day ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Oamaru

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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3 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, we've given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means 'the many principles and actions of being a community' and we think it's a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'See more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!
See more

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8 days ago

Get your financial life in order with MoneyIQ

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours, is it time to get your finances in order? If lockdown has focused your mind on the state of your bank account, we’re here to help.

Stuff has launched MoneyIQ, an eight-week email course that will give you all the basics you need to get your money sorted and start working towards … View more
Hey neighbours, is it time to get your finances in order? If lockdown has focused your mind on the state of your bank account, we’re here to help.

Stuff has launched MoneyIQ, an eight-week email course that will give you all the basics you need to get your money sorted and start working towards a brighter, richer future. You can sign up for free here.

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8 days ago

December delights

The Team from Resene ColorShop Oamaru

From pine cones to tree-shaped centrepieces, have fun creating your own Christmas decor with Resene’s festive, on-trend colour combinations. Combine your favourite Resene testpot colours to match your Christmas style. Find out how to create your own.

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10 days ago

It's the simple things...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hey neighbours,

Wrapped up in our bubbles - it's certainly been a tough few weeks. With our daily routines challenged, we were able to slow down and enjoy the better things in life. That's why we want you be a part of the Neighbourly joy movement and share the simple things that make … View more
Hey neighbours,

Wrapped up in our bubbles - it's certainly been a tough few weeks. With our daily routines challenged, we were able to slow down and enjoy the better things in life. That's why we want you be a part of the Neighbourly joy movement and share the simple things that make you happy.

Share a photo or story with your neighbours and you could be in to win Good Joe Coffee and Best Ugly Bagels (or bagels for your whole street!).
Share now!

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10 days ago

Ryman Pioneers Certainty

Ryman Healthcare Limited

We’ve been pioneering village living, and aged care, for more than 35 years. Our track record is built on genuine compassion and respect and gives you the confidence to be able to live the way you want. It’s another reason New Zealanders have voted us one of the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted … View moreWe’ve been pioneering village living, and aged care, for more than 35 years. Our track record is built on genuine compassion and respect and gives you the confidence to be able to live the way you want. It’s another reason New Zealanders have voted us one of the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands for a 7th year. Learn more

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11 days ago

Keep reaching out, Aotearoa! 😊

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A simple phone call or message it all it takes sometimes.

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17 days ago

Mutiny in the south: Wānaka's plan to break free from Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

A quiet revolution has begun in small town Wānaka with growing support for a plan to break free from domineering neighbour Queenstown.

Self-employed mechanic Dean Rankin has initiated the move through a petition calling for the Local Government Commission to review the structure of the Queenstown… View more
A quiet revolution has begun in small town Wānaka with growing support for a plan to break free from domineering neighbour Queenstown.

Self-employed mechanic Dean Rankin has initiated the move through a petition calling for the Local Government Commission to review the structure of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

He needed the support of at least 10 per cent of local voters, or about 1500 people, to push for change and had hit 1200 on Wednesday morning.

Rankin would like to see the Upper Clutha area, including Wānaka, Hawea, Luggate and Makarora, establish its own council.

What do you think of Rankin's proposal? Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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12 days ago

Father and son graduate together

Competenz

Another great story!
Southland father and son, Robert and Bobby Baird have recently received their forestry qualifications, proving you are never too old to learn.

While Robert has practical experience gained during four decades in the bush, he says vocational training like the qualification he… View more
Another great story!
Southland father and son, Robert and Bobby Baird have recently received their forestry qualifications, proving you are never too old to learn.

While Robert has practical experience gained during four decades in the bush, he says vocational training like the qualification he has just done is helping keep people safe.

Competenz assessor Neville Muir worked with Bairds throughout their training programme.

“Bobby is very driven to succeed and very organised. He’s also very keen to continue upskilling his crew and there are a lot of different certificates still to do,” he says.

While Bobby is his boss at work, Robert turns back into ‘dad’ at the end of the day. “I give him a hand during the day when he’s got a lot of work on. We have a great relationship and it’s a magic thing to be able to do to work with your son.”

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12 days ago

All regions outside Auckland to move to Alert Level 2

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

All regions outside Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 2, with Auckland remaining at Alert Level 4 for at least another week.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the changes at a post-cabinet press conference on Monday … View more
All regions outside Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 2, with Auckland remaining at Alert Level 4 for at least another week.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the changes at a post-cabinet press conference on Monday afternoon.

Regions outside Auckland will make the change to Alert Level 2, at 11.59pm tomorrow.

Here's what you need to know
- A refresh on Level 2 restrictions and what it means for you.
- Indoor gatherings are now capped at 50 people, with outdoor gatherings restricted to a maximum of 100 people.
- There have been 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported by the Ministry of Health since 9.00am yesterday, all in Auckland.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website

For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.

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12 days ago

Learn from Experts in Digitally-Driven Business!

The Team from Digital Boost

We're here to help you take your business to the top.
That's why every day from 10-11am we sit down for interviews with experts in topics like digital marketing and websites, and live stream it straight to you. Power your business forward with a daily pro-tip or two!

Find out … View more
We're here to help you take your business to the top.
That's why every day from 10-11am we sit down for interviews with experts in topics like digital marketing and websites, and live stream it straight to you. Power your business forward with a daily pro-tip or two!

Find out who's sharing their knowledge this week and RSVP here
Learn more

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14 days ago

Is a small business near you delivering?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Our friends at Stuff are collating an incredible directory of small businesses delivering during lockdown in every region across New Zealand. Check out the best in baked goods, meal companies, drinks of every sort, groceries and sweet treats delivering right to your neighbourhood.

Supporting … View more
Our friends at Stuff are collating an incredible directory of small businesses delivering during lockdown in every region across New Zealand. Check out the best in baked goods, meal companies, drinks of every sort, groceries and sweet treats delivering right to your neighbourhood.

Supporting local is easy with Support Local, Aotearoa. Have a browse or show your support by submitting a shoutout to a business near you now. They'll thank you for it.

Thanks for supporting local.
Browse the directory

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15 days ago

Upcycled chandelier

The Team from Resene ColorShop Oamaru

Up your potted plants game with this easy recycling project finished in Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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