Waitaki District, Oamaru

74 days ago
74 days ago

Is it snowing at your place?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

A freezing blast has seen the temperature drop as low as -8 degrees Celsius overnight, with snow closing roads in both the North and South Islands.

Mt Cook became the coldest place in the country as a mass of air from Antarctica swept up the country, bringing snow north.

Is it snowing where you … View more
A freezing blast has seen the temperature drop as low as -8 degrees Celsius overnight, with snow closing roads in both the North and South Islands.

Mt Cook became the coldest place in the country as a mass of air from Antarctica swept up the country, bringing snow north.

Is it snowing where you are? Send your photos and video to newstips@stuff.co.nz!

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74 days ago

Take a closer look

Triton Hearing

Make an appointment at Triton Hearing today to experience the very best hearing technology, and you’ll access a FREE premium upgrade*valued at $2,000 when you purchase PremiumPlus devices before October 31st 2019.

Come in and talk to the team for a FREE, no-obligation consultation on how the … View more
Make an appointment at Triton Hearing today to experience the very best hearing technology, and you’ll access a FREE premium upgrade*valued at $2,000 when you purchase PremiumPlus devices before October 31st 2019.

Come in and talk to the team for a FREE, no-obligation consultation on how the latest hearing technology could make a real difference in your life!

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Visit tritonhearing.co.nz for more details.
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77 days ago

Tidy Toddler

The Team from Resene ColorShop Oamaru

Keep it sweet and simple when it comes to keeping your toddler’s bedroom tidy. This toy box created out of a wooden crate is a clever idea for storing toys and books – and it looks great, too.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out howView more
Keep it sweet and simple when it comes to keeping your toddler’s bedroom tidy. This toy box created out of a wooden crate is a clever idea for storing toys and books – and it looks great, too.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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77 days ago

Want to promote your services on Neighbourly?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly is a great place to get extra profile for your product or business - but commercial messaging without a Business profile is a Neighbourly no-no.

To advertise your services you need to set up a Premium Business Listing.

Whether you're a local tradie, a massage therapist, a … View more
Neighbourly is a great place to get extra profile for your product or business - but commercial messaging without a Business profile is a Neighbourly no-no.

To advertise your services you need to set up a Premium Business Listing.

Whether you're a local tradie, a massage therapist, a life coach or a computer fixer-upperer, if you're making money from the service you're offering and/or are a registered business, a Neighbourly business profile is for you!

Your services can then be found in the local Business Directory on Neighbourly - a one-stop shop of businesses, tradies and services in your community.

Find out more about setting up your business profile here.

If you’re unsure whether a business profile is for you, check out our Help section, or feel free to contact us.
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78 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: Buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food pantry, help someone with a broken down car or flat tire, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

This month also coincides with World Humanitarian Day on August 19th and Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand) which is on September 1st.

Let us know how you’re spreading kindness in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZrandomactsofkindness

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78 days ago

5 NZ 'attractions' that don't live up to the hype

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Planning a trip around Aotearoa in the near future? Well, you can cross these five spots off your must-visit list.

From Taupō's self-described "iconic" Huka Prawn Park and the overcrowded sand baths at Coromandel's Hot Water Beach, to the decidedly average … View more
Hey neighbours,

Planning a trip around Aotearoa in the near future? Well, you can cross these five spots off your must-visit list.

From Taupō's self-described "iconic" Huka Prawn Park and the overcrowded sand baths at Coromandel's Hot Water Beach, to the decidedly average Moeraki Boulders in Waitaki - there are some places that just aren't worth your time or money.

Have you visited any of the 'attractions' on our list? Do you agree that they are overrated? If not, what makes them so great?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/ comments used on Stuff)

To read more, click here.

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78 days ago

Poll: What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite … View more
While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite here's hoping you enjoy tonight's takeaways :)

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What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?
  • 1.3% Monday
    1.3% Complete
  • 1.6% Tuesday
    1.6% Complete
  • 3.1% Wednesday
    3.1% Complete
  • 6.2% Thursday
    6.2% Complete
  • 68.1% Friday
    68.1% Complete
  • 12.8% Saturday
    12.8% Complete
  • 6.8% Sunday
    6.8% Complete
1635 votes
78 days ago

Should you be leaving your heat pump on?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

There's no escaping this icy blast and the chilly temperatures make it tempting to leave your heat pump on, but should you? We've asked some energy experts for the best way to use your heat pump to keep your home toasty, and your energy bills down - and their answers may surprise you. … View moreThere's no escaping this icy blast and the chilly temperatures make it tempting to leave your heat pump on, but should you? We've asked some energy experts for the best way to use your heat pump to keep your home toasty, and your energy bills down - and their answers may surprise you. Check them out, here.

And if you don't have a heat pump, don't despair. There's plenty you can do to make your heating more efficient and your home a little warmer... Here are some common home heating mistakes you may be making and how to fix them.

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79 days ago

Become a Teacher

Ministry Of Education

Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and … View more
Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and confidence.

Become a teacher and take your place alongside our young people. You’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives; to strengthen communities and build a better future for our next generations.
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84 days ago

Create your own plant stand

The Team from Resene ColorShop Oamaru

Slightly Scandi and very cool, this concrete plant stand is a stylish addition to any home. Finish the legs with your favourite Resene colour.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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85 days ago

Poll: Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the … View more
It's true that you agreed to a legally binding contract as soon as you drove into the parking lot. Thankfully, New Zealand law protects consumers from the exploitative clauses that corporates love to slip in the fine print.

Under contract law, parking companies can only claim for "the actual and reasonable costs they incurred". Charging $65 for a short overstay in an empty carpark is as far from reasonable as you can get.

To find out what to do in this situation, click here

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Have you ever challenged a parking ticket?
  • 46.8% Yes, and I won!
    46.8% Complete
  • 32.4% Nah, I jut pay it
    32.4% Complete
  • 20.8% Yes, but I still had to pay
    20.8% Complete
1168 votes
85 days ago

We want to hear from you!

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Do you have 2 minutes to share your thoughts? We're looking into what we can do to become a power company you deserve. Complete our survey before the 30th of August you'll be in to WIN 1 of 2 $100 Prezzy cards! Take the survey

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85 days ago

Thank you Countdown stores and shoppers!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items… View moreWe want to say a huge thank you to Countdown Supermarkets stores and shoppers and The Foodbank Project donors for your fantastic support of the 2019 Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal. Thanks to your generous donations, our foodbank hubs were able to restock their shelves with essential food items which are much needed during this tough winter period.

Click the link below to watch a heartfelt video of thanks from the team at our Porirua Salvation Army centre!

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