Nicky Fairclough from Miramar is very proud of her 20 year-old cockatiel who can talk. This time I have attached the photo. Apologies to Nicky, I hope you all enjoy seeing Baxter.
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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: email@example.com.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
You are invited to a PUBLIC MEETING on MONDAY 22 MARCH at 7.30pm at TITAHI BAY SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, 7 Toms Road, Titahi Bay. We have invited our elected representatives and office staff - Mayor Anita Baker, Cr Geoff Hayward, Cr Mike Duncan, CE Wendy Walker and officials - to provide an opportunity for the public to hear WHAT their plan is, WHEN the repairing is going to take place (public and private) and HOW they will be financially assisting if private owners are liable.