Papakowhai, Porirua

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Helping hand #resenetip

Need to paint but need some help?  Resene Eco.Decorators can repaint your home with Eco Choice approved Resene paints.

1 day ago

Up for a challenge? Here’s a riddle to solve!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What has 13 hearts but no organs?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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What has 13 hearts but no organs?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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6 hours ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Levin

Mid Central DHB

Levin Mobile, next to War Memorial, Queen Street, Levin.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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6 hours ago

Protect your fences this winter

CL Fence Painting

Protect your fences this winter with CL Fence Painting Specialists. 2 x coats of Premium Satin black, linseed oil, anti mould fence paint. Long lasting, premium finish with Guaranteed No Over Spray.

Free Quotes call 02102981522 or check out our videos on fb under cl fence painting specialists.
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6 hours ago

Riddle time neighbours! Can you crack this?

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What has a head and a tail but no body?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and … View more
What has a head and a tail but no body?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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4 days ago

Do you volunteer or know someone who does?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all … View more
It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all appreciate them for the great work that they do!

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1 day ago

MIT supports you to succeed

Manukau Institute of Technology

We offer a range of services to support you – before, during and after your studies.

Learn in small classes, get more one-on-one time and support from our experienced lecturers, and graduate with the confidence to succeed.

Get more for your future – start July, apply now.
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3 days ago

Check the list!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

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We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

Sarah Gebhard from Nelson

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 25th June.

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3 days ago

Everil Orr Living - a place for safety, comfort, companionship and cuisine!

Everil Orr Village

Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen… View more
Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen Saberton has recently spilled the beans on what it is like living in managed care at Everil Orr.

If that doesn't answer all your burning questions, come down for a tea and a chat at our facilities in the heart of Mt Albert.

Our next open day on 25 June 2024 will feature guided tours of suites, apartments and amenities, and a peak into what our caring community gets up to on the day-to-day! Or just book a time that suits you! Call us at 0800-383-745 and visit our website.
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4 days ago

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu – National Volunteer Week

The Team from Volunteer Wellington

⭐National Volunteer Week 2024: Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together ⭐

National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of the millions of volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.

National Volunteer Week 2024 runs from June 16-22. This year’s theme is … View more
⭐National Volunteer Week 2024: Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together ⭐

National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of the millions of volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.

National Volunteer Week 2024 runs from June 16-22. This year’s theme is ‘Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together’. Volunteering weaves us together, strengthening the fabric of our community.

Volunteering is a powerful movement. When we volunteer our time, skills and energy, we show we care for our communities. This National Volunteer Week we celebrate the diversity of volunteers and volunteering, mahi aroha and social action in Aotearoa.

Volunteers are our companions, firefighters, sports team coaches, fierce advocates, environmental stewards, and so much more. In marae, mosques, churches, and communities across Aotearoa.

Volunteers are first responders in emergencies, clean-up our beaches and restore wild places, provide baking and meals for those in need, and support people who are having a hard time.

Now more than ever, as a volunteering community we commit to manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga. We commit to caring, and to building meaningful, enduring and inclusive relationships across our differences and to make space for diverse voices.

We can create a diverse, inclusive, and connected future. Join us this National Volunteer Week as we celebrate our collective impact.

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3 days ago

Discover the Flavours of India with Our Indian Cooking Class!

The Team from Fraser ACE Adult Community Education

Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy … View more
Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy learning the secrets of Indian spices, techniques, and recipes in a fun and friendly environment.

Don't miss out on this flavourful adventure! Enroll now and bring the vibrant tastes of India into your kitchen. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!
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4 days ago

What's On: Hutt City Lunchtime Concert series

Richard from Woburn

This week the wonderful Saxcess - Saxaphones at their best. Complimentary tea and coffee from 11.30 Koha entry
Hutt City Lunchtime Concert series
  • St Mark's Uniting Church
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3 days ago

Clutha District Youth Council

Clutha District Youth Council

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming … View more
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming soon) and a year 9/10 social at Te Pou O Mata-Au. Event is open to the whole district.

Help us pick which theme to have at the year 9/10 social by voting below ⤵
'😂' react for Rags and Riches
'❤' react for a Night in Paris
'😲' react for Through the Decades
Voting ends, 9pm Friday 21 June
Keep an eye posted on our Facebook page or in your schools for more information to come out regarding this event, and the year 7/8 dicso!
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4 days ago

What's On: Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts

Richard from Woburn

Hutt Valley High School Students - Solos and Ensembles. Please come and support the future! Complimentary tea and coffee from 11.30
Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts
  • St Mark's Uniting Church
3 days ago

Lottery funding sows seeds of sustainability in Waitaki garden

NZ Lotto

Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding … View more
Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the community garden hosts popular events and workshops throughout the year for those eager to learn about growing their own produce and reducing their environmental impact.

From humble beginnings over a decade ago, the garden has grown into a thriving hub of activity that attracts volunteers and students of all ages and backgrounds to work side by side, sharing knowledge and experiences and growing a sense of community alongside their lettuce and tomatoes.

Central to the garden's offerings is the ‘Seed to Table’ course - a hands-on permaculture workshop series designed to equip budding green-thumbs with essential skills for cultivating organic and productive gardens.
The garden not only brings the community together but also offers a refreshing antidote to today’s fast-paced, digital world.

With 100% of Lotto New Zealand profits being returned to funding Local Grants, every time you play a Lotto New Zealand game, you’re a Kiwi helping initiatives like the Waitaki Community Gardens foster a healthy, sustainable, and connected community. 

Read more Local Grant recipient stories.
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4 days ago

Cleaning & Chores Help

Carl from Plimmerton

Kia ora, I am looking to pay 1 or 2 people to come to my place in Plimmerton and do some household chores for me. It would be fortnightly between July - September. Primarily vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom, but may occasionally include bringing in firewood, taking out the trash, hanging washing… View moreKia ora, I am looking to pay 1 or 2 people to come to my place in Plimmerton and do some household chores for me. It would be fortnightly between July - September. Primarily vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom, but may occasionally include bringing in firewood, taking out the trash, hanging washing and other such little tasks.

I have moderate to severe ME/CFS and therefore very limited energy and time not lying down.

I don't mind if they are teenagers as long as they are reliable and will do a good job. If you are interested or know of people who might be, please get in touch!

3 days ago

Join us to celebrate Matariki

Porirua City Council

There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te … View more
There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour.

Visitors can wander along the Harbourside Pathway between Wi Neera Dr and Parumoana St from 6–9pm on 28–30 June to experience a light display transforming the area.

There are plenty of events on at Pātaka, the city centre library and at Te Rauparaha Arena, including Matariki Under the Stars interactive experience, and free fitness classes.

There will also be a special hāngi, a waiata evening, a barbershop performance, and a banquet featuring a three-course dinner and entertainment from The Lady Killers.

Events are listed on our dedicated Matariki webpage along with any registration details
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4 days ago

We're looking for Nice Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who … View more
Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who checks in on you.

Nominate your 'Nice Neighbour' by clicking here.

3 days ago

Taranaki’s hearing, caring specialists.

Central Audiology

Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you… View more
Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you can visit us whether you’re referred by your GP, or want to approach us directly.

We’re here to help. Contact our friendly team on 0800 751 000.
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6 days ago

Tevo heater

Max from Paremata

Latest model. Swing function I had to buy two to get one. It is still in the box. The photo is of my one.

Price: $340

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3 days ago

Will you replace hunger with hope?

World Vision

"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in … View more
"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in South Sudan. Without life’s basics. Without enough food. Right now, hunger is leaving kids too weak to run or play. Some don’t even have the energy to speak.

Please help. Will you reach out to them with life-saving food and support, just like you would if they lived next door?
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7 days ago

What's On: PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR

Ruth from Tawa

PSYLO - A fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic health conditions. Held every Thursday morning, led by Music Therapist. Enquiries Claire 0274056458
PORIRUA SINGYOUR LUNGS OUT CHOIR
  • Supper Room, Mungavin Hall
4 days ago

Last chance for tickets!

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owners.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
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7 days ago

Poppa's pulled pork

Malvina Major Retirement Village

As the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked… View moreAs the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked pulled pork. Its smoky, aromatic scent often wafts from Brent’s apartment at Ryman’s Kevin Hickman Village, tempting taste buds and stirring appetites. With its tender meat and velvety sauce, this dish is every bit as delicious as it sounds – you’ll be reaching for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Click read more for the full recipe.

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1 day ago

Cash for your wrecked and water damaged car!

AAA Auto Parts

Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day … View more
Hi neighbours,

Do you have a vehicle that is taking up space and becoming an eyesore? At AAA Auto Parts we dismantle and wreck cars. We will pay top cash whether your car is dead or alive!

* $300 - $3000 for small cars
* $700 - $10,000 for 4x4 utes, vans, 4WD, trucks and buses
* Same day removal
* Free quotes over the phone

We will beat any prices in the market by 10%.

Support your local business.
Give us a call on ** 0800 50 00 01 ** and we will be happy to have a chat.
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11 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to… View more
In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.7% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.7% Complete
  • 48.3% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.3% Complete
  • 30.2% It's depends on the word
    30.2% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
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