Picton - Waikawa, Picton

1 day ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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1 day ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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4 days 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 … View more
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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2 days ago

Are you close to the coast? Did you head for the hills?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Tsunami warnings sounded this morning after 3 large quakes hit off the North Island's east coast. Were you affected in any way - i.e. by ferry delays, planned fishing or boat trips or a day at the beach?
Civil Defence issued a warning for the top of the south from Farewell Spit to Port … View more
Tsunami warnings sounded this morning after 3 large quakes hit off the North Island's east coast. Were you affected in any way - i.e. by ferry delays, planned fishing or boat trips or a day at the beach?
Civil Defence issued a warning for the top of the south from Farewell Spit to Port Underwood, including Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. Those areas could expect strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges of up to 1m near to shore, Civil Defence said.
Let us know of your experiences.
As always, please write NFP (not for publication) if you don't want your comments used in an article.

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2 days ago

Advisers wanted

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Are you interested in helping people in your community find answers? Do you enjoy continued learning? Are you able to give half a day per week to this worthwhile community service?

You can see all available roles (and apply online) on our website (click the read more button below)

Alternatively, … View more
Are you interested in helping people in your community find answers? Do you enjoy continued learning? Are you able to give half a day per week to this worthwhile community service?

You can see all available roles (and apply online) on our website (click the read more button below)

Alternatively, send us a message, call 03 577 9388, email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz, or book an appointment online via our main Facebook page.⁠

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2 days ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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3 days ago

Got a gem next door?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour … View more
Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour recognition in all of Stuff's community papers nationwide - you could even score a bit of cash from us!

It's simple - Click the button below and nominate them on our Nice Neighbour nomination page now
Nominate Now!

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3 days ago

Garage Sale - Huge Clearout, lots more stuff unearthed

Karen from Blenheim

Top of Scott Street - 9am
Found a heap more stuff, garages and containers of bits and pieces.
Tools, Engineering misc, Diesel engine. Old Lister gen. set, Drill press, Grinder, Parts washing bay, Timber
Gardening tools, household, furniture, misc.....

Negotiable

3 days ago

In The Summer of "66"

Trina Nichols from Trina Nichols - Harcourts Marlborough

59 Wither Road, Witherlea
3 Beds | 1 Bath | 3 Car | Rumpus Room
150sqm on a 796sqm section
Price by Negotiation
www.59WitherRd.com...

Trina Nichols Marlborough Real Estate
📞 027 327 1953
trinanichols.harcourts.co.nz...

3 days ago

Reserve Boundry - A View To Appreciate

Jodi Mcmurtrie Reporter from Homed - Marlborough Property Express

Check out this beautiful witherlea property in this week's Homed publication.

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3 days ago

Men's Leoshi Biker Jacket

Robyn from Picton - Waikawa

Size 46(2XL). As new condition. Excellent inbuilt rigid shoulder and arm protection.

Price: $150

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3 days ago

Do you want to attend the environment awards dinner?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Following Covid-19 alert level shifts, the Marlborough Environment Awards dinner, originally scheduled for March 5, has been rescheduled to April 23. The event was fully booked, but organisers are anticipating cancellations due to rescheduling, and ticket sales will open again after April 1 for … View moreFollowing Covid-19 alert level shifts, the Marlborough Environment Awards dinner, originally scheduled for March 5, has been rescheduled to April 23. The event was fully booked, but organisers are anticipating cancellations due to rescheduling, and ticket sales will open again after April 1 for resale of cancelled tickets. Read more about one of the entries.

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4 days ago

The Blenheim XRACE will go ahead!

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Despite the cancellation/postponement of many events under Level 2, Blenheim's XRACE is to go ahead today with some limitations.
Arrival times will be limited and there will be no prize-giving. For full details of how the race will proceed, please read further.

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9 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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5 days ago

Are you frustrated by cancelled and postponed events?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

With a return to level 2 this week, many local events were forced to postpone or cancel due to limitations on the number of people allowed in a venue. Had you booked for an event only to be disappointed? Had you arranged something and needed to postpone? Perhaps you were going to a wedding or … View moreWith a return to level 2 this week, many local events were forced to postpone or cancel due to limitations on the number of people allowed in a venue. Had you booked for an event only to be disappointed? Had you arranged something and needed to postpone? Perhaps you were going to a wedding or celebration that was cancelled? How did the sudden change in alert level impact on you?

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