Hokowhitu, Palmerston North

10 days ago

Would you like to win a Vegepod?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have six sets of medium-sized Vegepods to give away. Enter the competition now!

10 days ago

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider and prepare for as a country.

Better Later Life takes a fresh look at what is required to ensure New Zealand is a great place to age and achieve the vision of making sure older people lead valued, connecting and fulfilling lives.

The strategy's key areas for action will be used to guide the priorities of what needs to happen in our action plan.

To read the strategy click here: bit.ly...

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10 days ago

A handy hack for your vege garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Palmerston North

River-stone markers are the perfect way to identify your freshly planted seeds and seedlings, while adding a decorative touch to your vegetable garden.

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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12 days ago

Fireworks in Palmerston North

Alex Loo Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Hi neighbours,
Last night's fireworks display in Palmerston North took a distressing turn after a scrub fire started on the bank below the Anzac Hill car park. How do you feel about fireworks?

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10 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, … View moreOur ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

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10 days ago

Family violence is more than just a bad relationship...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Sometimes the emotional scars can be worse than the physical ones. Neither is okay. Learn to see the signs and seek help if you're in a toxic relationship.

#NSNZendviolence

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10 days ago

The Ink Beneath the Blue...

New Zealand Police

Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively … View more
Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively police in New Zealand's diverse communities.

Bring your unique story and join the NZ Police whānau today.
Find out more

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11 days ago

Couches

Debbie from Feilding

One 2 seater and one 3 seater couch. Some fading and a little fraying of some cushions. Pick up only at weekend from Feilding. Offers please. Phone 021519101

Negotiable

11 days ago

Magpies

Paris from Palmerston North Central

As breeding season is here if anyone happens to find a baby magpie that looks abandoned with parents no where near, I’d be happy to take it in! I have a magpie currently and I’d love to get her a friend

11 days ago

This weeks Property Weekly is now available

Matthew Reporter from Property Weekly Manawatu

Check out this weeks Property Weekly
A great place to find Palmerston Norths and surrounds best properties

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11 days ago

Open Days - Hoffman Kiln & old Power Station

Val from Kelvin Grove

Two ‘Industrial Heritage’ open days (afternoons) in the Roslyn area on Sunday, November 10th, are being held in the course of Palmerston North’s Heritage Week activities. Come and check out either what they are and represent – or what developments might have happened at them since your last… View moreTwo ‘Industrial Heritage’ open days (afternoons) in the Roslyn area on Sunday, November 10th, are being held in the course of Palmerston North’s Heritage Week activities. Come and check out either what they are and represent – or what developments might have happened at them since your last visit/s.

The Hoffman Kiln, at 615 Featherston Street, produced a large percentage of the bricks used in Palmerston North and the surrounding region between 1904 and 1959. Come and see how this example of ancient technology operated, and how this kiln site is being developed. The adjoining Edwards Pit Park is the kiln’s former clay pit. The kiln’s open day will run between 12:00 noon and 4:00pm

The old Palmerston North Electric Power Station, at 162 Keith Street (alongside Terrace End Cemetery) produced the original public electricity generation to Palmerston North and the surrounding district during 1924, preceding the Mangahao Hydro Dam’s opening in November 1924. It then partly became Mangahao’s sub-station. Its huge British Polar 1936-installed diesel engines still run, and with do so ‘on the hour’ between 12:30pm and 4:00pm during the open day.

Both these buildings are Category One heritage sites. Admission to both is free, but donations are welcomed (enthusiastically!) as such sites are very costly to preserve – and each has its own special (and significant) preservation needs. Naturally both sites are also ‘enter at your own risk’ – and please park with care.

For further information, see their Facebook pages: www.facebook.com... and www.facebook.com...

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11 days ago

Lions Christmas cakes

Janet Oliver from Papaioea Rose City Lions Club

Christmas is getting closer every day and its time to seriously start thinking of Christmas cakes for the festivities.
The lions Christmas cakes are 1.2kg in weight and most importantly ALL profits are returned to the community.
Please contact me at ejoliver@xtra.co.nz or 354 6668 for further … View more
Christmas is getting closer every day and its time to seriously start thinking of Christmas cakes for the festivities.
The lions Christmas cakes are 1.2kg in weight and most importantly ALL profits are returned to the community.
Please contact me at ejoliver@xtra.co.nz or 354 6668 for further information or to place an order. Still the same price as last year.

Price: $20

12 days ago

You will be impressed, when you invest, in this address

The Team from Neighbourly Property

With six double plus bedrooms, three up and three down, both levels with full bathrooms and lounge areas, the options are there for, a large family home, as this home has been for over 20 years, a work from home opportunity, or for the astute investor, having the potential to receive $150 per week … View moreWith six double plus bedrooms, three up and three down, both levels with full bathrooms and lounge areas, the options are there for, a large family home, as this home has been for over 20 years, a work from home opportunity, or for the astute investor, having the potential to receive $150 per week per room, you don’t have to be a mathematician to do the sums on this property. The kitchen is a great space with all the modern conveniences including dishwasher and waste disposal, and just outside is a large covered deck area for hours of entertaining. Add to this a utility/changing room, single garaging, and lovely landscaped section and the outdoors is complete. Being well insulated and having both the pellet, and gas fires, the heating is covered. The fully fenced pool supplying the cooling and endless summer fun. This home has been very well cared for over the years and the size will surprise.
In popular Hokowhitu, this home is a stone throw from the CBD, and all amenities, so leave the car at home. Zoning for PNBHS, PNGHS, PNINS is a added bonus. Priced at BEO$599,000 Are you kidding me!! All this for how much? This property is only available to the buyer who acts NOW. Stop reading, call me now, and come and see for yourself.

14 days ago

Included in your rates

Ken from Awapuni

Why on earth would my exorbitant rates bill, which has just arrived, include a request to conserve water, when the Mayor has previously stated that the city doesn't have a water supply problem and refuses to consider the need for an alternative/additional supply?

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