Opotiki District, Opotiki

22 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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23 days ago

Have you voted for your Gardener of the Year for 2019?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Voting closes tomorrow, November 1. These amazing homegrown heroes were shortlisted after a public call for nominations from gardeners all over the country, and you can read about their wonderful work here. Then don't forget to click through to vote for your favourite!

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23 days ago

Enter your short story to win

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Are you an aspiring author? Entries for the Sunday Star Times short story awards are now open!

The winning entry will receive a $3000 prize + there’s a $500 prize for students in our secondary school competition.

Full details and the entry form are here.

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24 days ago

Poll: Should dogs be allowed in cafes?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Dogs lolling beneath cafe tables while their owners sip lattes or glasses of pinot would have been unthinkable 30 years ago.

Now it is just the way Kiwis roll, with a raft of dog-friendly dining options available throughout the country. What do you think? Should dogs be allowed in cafes?

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Should dogs be allowed in cafes?
  • 20.9% Absolutely not - cafes are for humans
    20.9% Complete
  • 20.6% Definitely - I think it's a great idea
    20.6% Complete
  • 15.4% It depends on the cafe
    15.4% Complete
  • 43% Only in cafes with outdoor areas
    43% Complete
2641 votes
25 days ago

Christmas came early! 😍😍😍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Our new website is now live and ready for visitors. Click below to see it for yourself.

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26 days ago

It’s all the scenic route

Great Journeys of New Zealand

From mountain air to ocean breeze, you can explore the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand in comfort with our great journeys.

Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer and TranzAlpine connect you to many spectacular destinations along the way.

See it all through the panoramic … View more
From mountain air to ocean breeze, you can explore the beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand in comfort with our great journeys.

Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer and TranzAlpine connect you to many spectacular destinations along the way.

See it all through the panoramic windows and savour summer on one of our scenic trains.
Find out more

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26 days ago

The end of a 20 year chapter

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

After 20 pleasurable years, the owners of The Peppertree are now ready to move on. They want a sale and have instructed us to present all offers.

Beginning life as a renowned restaurant and currently operating very successfully as boutique accommodation, The Peppertree works very well as a … View more
After 20 pleasurable years, the owners of The Peppertree are now ready to move on. They want a sale and have instructed us to present all offers.

Beginning life as a renowned restaurant and currently operating very successfully as boutique accommodation, The Peppertree works very well as a function centre and would also make a superb cellar door. Located with State Highway frontage close to Blenheim and situated on the soon to open Picton to Kaikoura cycleway, it is ideally positioned to cash in on Marlborough’s growing tourism industry.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. The heart of the home is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large wood burner with wetback and solar heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring warmth year-round.

Encompassing four hectares and featuring organically managed vineyard and gardens, fruit trees, berry patches, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle, and horses, The Peppertree is close to being self-sufficient. The extra land also offers an opportunity for future expansion and development.

The rateable value for land and improvements is $1,520,000.
All offers requested to be received by 4 pm Wednesday 27 November 2019.

For more information or an appointment to view, please contact Michal or Tim.
Find out more

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28 days ago

Visit the ACG Tauranga Open Day

ACG Tauranga

ACG Tauranga offers a first-class option for Bay of Plenty families seeking personalised care for their children.

They offer a wide range of art, music and sporting activities, plus your child gets to enjoy the learning benefits of the world-renown Cambridge curriculum.

Students gain an … View more
ACG Tauranga offers a first-class option for Bay of Plenty families seeking personalised care for their children.

They offer a wide range of art, music and sporting activities, plus your child gets to enjoy the learning benefits of the world-renown Cambridge curriculum.

Students gain an advantage from having specialist teachers from Primary through to College, with Science classes starting from Year 1.

If you’re interested in finding out more, visit their Open Day, Saturday 2 November, anytime between 10am to 2pm.

Take a tour of the campus, meet their Principal Thea Kilian, teachers and current students.
Find out more

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28 days ago

Vote Stuff Fibre for People’s Choice Award

Stuff Fibre

We’re thrilled to be up for five Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards this year including People’s Choice!

We wouldn’t be here without our amazing support network and customers. Show your support and hit that vote button for Stuff Fibre!
Vote now

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29 days ago

From trash to flash

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Transform an old wooden drawer into a stylish shelf and paint it 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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29 days ago

Trick or treating: Love it or hate it

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like… View more
Hey neighbours,
Halloween is fast approaching. Some Kiwis think it's great fun and go all out with decorations and lollies. Others just want to shut their doors and be left alone, leave it to the Americans.

Do you celebrate Halloween at your house? Why or why not?
And If you don't like trick or treating, how do you make it clear your house is a no-go zone?

We're keen to talk to some people who feel strongly about Halloween one way or the other. If you have thoughts to share, please email homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll be in touch.

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29 days ago

Warmer weather means you'll be seeing more of us out and about in the community. 😎👋

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Great to see Neighbourhood Support members in Hamilton, Ashburton and Rodney this month helping neighbours get better connected, supported and prepared.

From our whare to yours, wishing everyone a safe and fun Labour Day weekend ahead!

29 days ago

Made a gain on a property you've sold recently?

The team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbourly - we're looking for someone who's made a capital gain on a property they've sold recently and is willing to chat about that in a news story. Can you help? Email susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz

29 days ago

Special prices for our special editions!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

You'll see this promotion in our upcoming November issue, but it's so exciting we can't wait to show you! Our annual Garden Diary for 2020 PLUS a special edition to commemorate our 75th anniversary this year, How To Grow Veges 1944-2019. You can order them now for the early bird … View moreYou'll see this promotion in our upcoming November issue, but it's so exciting we can't wait to show you! Our annual Garden Diary for 2020 PLUS a special edition to commemorate our 75th anniversary this year, How To Grow Veges 1944-2019. You can order them now for the early bird price of $11.90 each - that's a 25% savings off the retail price of $15.90 (offer will end when they hit the newsstands next month). Order online or phone 0800 624 744.

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