35 days ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
Learn more

More messages from your neighbours
10 hours ago

Product of the week

Marie from Waikanae

This weeks pick for top product is Harraways Organic Rolled Oats. Bagged in paper and only a couple of dollars more than the non organic version, they are great value for money and very environmentally friendly. Great nutty taste too. I use them in muesli and most baking.

PS - for those who raised the important point about waxed paper in my post supporting Much Moores Ice Cream 1 litre cardboard pack: I found that by soaking the cardboard briefly the brown backing easily peeled off. I put this in my home compost where it seems to be breaking down fine, and sent the rest of the cardboard to the recycle bin.

9 hours ago

Downlight Promotion

Daniel from Mr Watts Electrical

Hi Neighbours, we're still running our LED downlight promotion. So happy to meet so many of you and upgrade your old lights so far.

There are many positives to upgrading, but for me the biggest difference is new LED downlights are air tight, instead of the old ones that have to have an air gap and a gap of insulation because they make so much heat. Resulting in multiple spots in a ceiling for the heat (or cool) from inside your home to escape greatly reducing your homes insulation. (See the photos below).

Other reasons to upgrade.
1. Led lights are 85% more efficient✔️
2. Better light spread (lights your house better.✔️
3. No need to change a bulb (these lights are long life)✔️
4. They add value to your home✔️
5. Safe (they don't generate dangerous amounts of heat like halogen lights) ✔️
6. Stylish and low profile✔️

Happy to come round and give you a free quote and advice on what is the best option for your household.

Daniel Watson
Mr Watts Electrical


10 hours ago

Weather reports for Kapiti

Marie from Waikanae

Population of Masterton, 25,700, population of Levin, 21,200, population of Kapiti, 49,700. How come both Levin and Masterton have independent listings and commentary on TV1's weather report, while Kapiti is lumped in with Wellington, 70 kms away and with a very different weather pattern. Previously when Kapiti WAS mentioned, the angle on the map was so skewed it was impossible to read the temperatures. All in all, we get very poor service from one news in Kapiti. I dont bother to watch any more and go to metservice on my phone, much more informative.