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.
Police are seeking witnesses to a serious assault that occurred outside the Metro Sports Bat, Porirua, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A man was attempting to break up a fight between a group of people outside the bar at 12.30am and was struck on the back of the head by another man.
He was transported to Wellington Regional Hospital with critical injuries and remained in hospital in a serious condition.
*Information regarding the assault is asked to contact police on 105 quoting file number 210418/4368. Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.