28 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

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1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 day ago

Tickets to Yesterday Once More

Michelle from Linton

Hi has anyone bought tickets to the show Yesterday Once More? It was due to come here in 2020 but was postponed until 2021 because of covid. A dear friend of mine had purchased 4 tickets worth over $300 and now the show is not coming to Palmerston North, however she has not received a refund for her purchased tickets and seems to be having a hard time getting anyone to sort it. Has anyone else had this problem?
We rang consumer NZ and they said the company she bought the tickets from (through Regent Theatre) had gone into liquidation and put us through to someone else that said they had not. I see on the internet shows in other cities still have their dates that they are supposedly going ahead but not Palmy. Can anyone help with this?
Many thanks 😊 My friend is a lady in her 60's and I really feel for her 😒

1 day ago

Using QR Codes

Barb from Takaro

Thanks to TVNZ's Seven Sharp finally found out how to use the QR Code.
1 Scan code on entering a store,
2 Click on 'Finish' as you're leaving so the time you're actually in that store is recorded.
Makes sense really. Didn't know this until last week - I'd always just clicked Finish after scanning the code.