I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.
Does anyone know why this was left on our property?
Or, if it was dumped, how anyone could think it is ok to dump stuff on someone's private property?
You will have noticed that our Neighbourly blue-feathered Santa has been giving out presents right across New Zealand, yet the Santa sack is still full!
Enter the daily draw by finding the secret Santa code hidden within a post on your Neighbourly newsfeed and enter it on our Santa in the Suburbs competition page.
Don't miss today's prize - a luxurious night in the executive suite of the Heritage Hotel.