41 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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7 days ago

Kapiti Gateway - how our elected representatives voted today

Harriet from Raumati South

KCDC had their meeting today to vote on whether to proceed with the Kapiti Gateway. This is how they voted:
Supported the Kapiti Gateway proceeding: Sophie Handford, Rob McCann, Janet Holborow, Angela Buswell, Guru, James Cootes, Jackie Elliott.
Opposed the Kapiti Gateway proceeding: Gwynn Compton, Bernie Randall, Martin Halliday, Jocelyn Prvanov.
Please remember this when you vote at next year's body elections.
Image with pole showing the height of the building which shows the view of Kapiti Island that we will be losing.

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2 hours ago

Wanted: 600mm Exterior Door

Russell from Paraparaumu

As the title says, I'm after a narrow external door. Left or right hinged doesn't matter, but 600 is all that will fit. Standard height of around 1950mm is fine.

Timber or aluminium is fine too and happy to collect from anywhere in Kapiti.