Opotiki District, Opotiki

10 days ago

Drop Your Boss 2019

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Our very own Sir Graeme Dingle and Nick Quin of SAP have taken on #DropYourBoss2019 and conquered it!

Thanks to the team who came to support.

Nga mihi nui koutou!

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11 days ago

WEAVE Market 2019

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This year's WEAVE Cultural Market will be on the 6th of December in Garden Place from 4pm till 8pm. Come along and enjoy ethnic food, crafts, cultural performances and other entertainments, celebrating the diversity of our former refugee and migrant communities!

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33 days ago

Why has this Tauranga home been on Trade Me for 10 years?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Most people listing their properties hope to see a sale within a matter of weeks – the sooner the better. But one Tauranga couple have been waiting 10 years.

That's how long their 1.61ha Welcome Bay lifestyle property has been listed on Trade Me, which makes it the longest… View more
Hey neighbours,

Most people listing their properties hope to see a sale within a matter of weeks – the sooner the better. But one Tauranga couple have been waiting 10 years.

That's how long their 1.61ha Welcome Bay lifestyle property has been listed on Trade Me, which makes it the longest current listing on the website.

Why do you think the property hasn't been snapped up? Would you keep your home on the public market for a decade? How has the Tauranga property market changed in the last few years?

To read more, click here.

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12 days ago

Creative Communities Grants 2019/20 - applications open

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Creative Communities Scheme Whakatāne 2019/20 - your chance to apply for a share of $18,000 in arts funding. What are the categories?

▶️ Access and Participation: Your project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in the arts.

▶️ Diversity: Your … View more
Creative Communities Scheme Whakatāne 2019/20 - your chance to apply for a share of $18,000 in arts funding. What are the categories?

▶️ Access and Participation: Your project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in the arts.

▶️ Diversity: Your project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity.

▶️ Young People: Your project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.

If you know someone who might be interested, spread the word.

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12 days ago

Sign up this month and WIN!

energyclubnz

This month we are giving Neighbourly members the chance to win one of two Panasonic 2019 55” GX740 4K LED Smart TVs.

Simply, switch your electricity to energyclubnz before the 30th November and use the promocode: ecnz-winatv to be into WIN!

T's & C's apply.
Switch now

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14 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.1% I leave it until the last minute
    23.1% Complete
  • 37.1% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37.1% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1322 votes
14 days ago

Routine fire hydrant maintenance scheduled

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

🚒 Council and Ōhope Volunteer Fire Brigade will undertake a fire hydrant flushing programme throughout Ōhope in November.

The work is required to ensure the town's water reticulation scheme - and in particular, the fire hydrants it supplies - remains in good working order. Flushing will … View more
🚒 Council and Ōhope Volunteer Fire Brigade will undertake a fire hydrant flushing programme throughout Ōhope in November.

The work is required to ensure the town's water reticulation scheme - and in particular, the fire hydrants it supplies - remains in good working order. Flushing will be carried out between 7 am and 9 pm from Thursday 7 November to Wednesday 4 December. Radio announcements will be broadcast to inform residents about the areas affected. Residents can refer to the Council website for maintenance programme dates and location details.

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14 days ago

We have our winner of the NZ House & Garden House Tours double pass!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Congratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some … View moreCongratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some next year! If you're yet to secure your tickets for the House Tours, you can do so here: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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15 days ago

House Tours are back for 2020!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin.

For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring New Zealand's region, please visit our website.
Book now

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16 days ago

Switch to LEDs for the climate

Andrew Caseley from Gen Less

Kahutara Primary School in Featherston is switching to LEDs. All LEDs are Gen Less bulbs as they use less energy, which ultimately helps halt climate change. If we all got on board and switched now it would make a huge difference
#BeGenLess #GenLessBulbs <
Make the switch

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16 days ago

Fireworks safety warning

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With fireworks going on sale tomorrow, Fire and Emergency NZ is urging people to think before they light.

Between November 2 and 4 last year, there were 56 fireworks related incidents across New Zealand. Make sure you check the weather forecast, have water nearby and use the fireworks in a … View more
With fireworks going on sale tomorrow, Fire and Emergency NZ is urging people to think before they light.

Between November 2 and 4 last year, there were 56 fireworks related incidents across New Zealand. Make sure you check the weather forecast, have water nearby and use the fireworks in a responsible manner.

Click here for more safety tips.
SOURCE: SunLive.

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17 days ago

It's all fun and games!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Keep the kids happy and create this fun cube style games table from a MDF storage box and a few Resene testpots.

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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17 days ago

From the wrong crowd to all right on the night

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Life was tough for Dontae Marino. But now he has been handed an award by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and is a role model for youngsters.

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17 days ago

🙅‍♀️ It’s Not OK - November 1st to 30th 🙅‍♂️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Creating safer communities means ensuring that no one lives in fear of harm on the streets or in their own home. For the month of November, we want to raise awareness and work together to end all forms of violence including family harm, elder and child abuse, sexual assault, gang violence, and … View moreCreating safer communities means ensuring that no one lives in fear of harm on the streets or in their own home. For the month of November, we want to raise awareness and work together to end all forms of violence including family harm, elder and child abuse, sexual assault, gang violence, and more. These victimisations affect us all and can have lasting effects that spill into our everyday lives including at work and school.

To do your part this month, perhaps consider supporting a women’s refuge or work with Police in your area to host an info night on how to identify elder or child abuse in your community. This month’s campaign also coincides with White Ribbon Day on 25 November which is an internationally celebrated day that aims to prevent violence towards women.

Let us know how you’re spreading the ‘It’s Not OK’ message in your home or in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZendviolence

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