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2 days ago

Bbq for sale

Yvonne and Neil from Havelock North

Good condition

Price: $250

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16 hours ago

A Whole New Lifestyle

Acacia Cove

CARE, COMMUNITY, AND CONNECTION
Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, … View more
CARE, COMMUNITY, AND CONNECTION
Acacia Cove, a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula has 31 weekly activities.

For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and gym.

Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you’ll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in.
If you’re aged 60 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer.

Contact long time manager Bruce to book a visit today!
(09) 268 8522.
admin@ocaciacove.co.nz
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4 hours ago

‘Game changer’: Ashburton’s new freight hub to move trucks off highway

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

The new Fairfield Freight Hub has been described as a "game changer" for Mid Canterbury, which will help shift trucks off the busy highway and keep Ashburton moving.

Minister of Transport Simeon Brown attended the official opening of the … View more
By local democracy reporter Jonathan Leask:

The new Fairfield Freight Hub has been described as a "game changer" for Mid Canterbury, which will help shift trucks off the busy highway and keep Ashburton moving.

Minister of Transport Simeon Brown attended the official opening of the hub on Friday, although it has been operational since April 8.

Wareing Group director Mark Wareing said the hub will streamline freight volumes in and out of Mid Canterbury and reduce the impact of trucks on roads.

“It’s setting the region up for a lower carbon future and the location near the Northpark Industrial Park is ideally located to take advantage of this new hub.

“Helping exporters and freight partners move more freight by rail makes sense both from a business and sustainability perspective and will help stabilise the supply chain issues our clients and their customers are facing.”

Wareing worked with Talley’s to secure the existing rail siding site at the former freezing works site for the hub, but he has always credited former Rangitata MP Jo Luxton for her assistance in getting the project across the line.

The hub development cost $18 million, with a $2.5m contribution from Waka Kotahi’s NZ Upgrade Programme and $2.3m from the Ashburton District Council.

It’s a project Ashburton mayor Neil Brown has been looking forward to for a long time.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for over six years, right from when I got the first phone call from Mark asking for assistance in getting the rail yard moved from the centre of Ashburton.

“Mark had the vision to get trucks off our congested state highway and put the containers that transport the goods onto rail.”

The hub will have several benefits for Mid Canterbury, Brown said.
“Significantly reducing shunting in the centre of town means locals aren’t stuck at level crossings anymore while wagons are connected or disconnected.

“It’s been a great collaboration and will be an asset for our district.”

Quigley feeds director Andrew Quigley described the hub as a “game changer for exporters in Mid Canterbury” who will be able to get direct access to ports via rail.

Since the project planning began, the Wareing Group took over running the shunting yard in central Ashburton and increased the volume from 2,000 containers per year to almost 6000.

KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy said working with the Wareing Group to move operations to Fairfield will increase the amount of local freight carried by rail from 6,000 to 20,000 containers a year.

“That’s half a million tonnes of freight off the region’s roads – the equivalent of 40,000 truck movements – which helps manage road maintenance costs.

“And given rail offers 70% fewer emissions compared to heavy road freight, it’s a substantial reduction in transport emissions.

“Inter-modal hubs like the Fairfield Freight Hub make use of both road and rail transport – enabling trucks to complete the first and last mile of collection and delivery, and for rail to do the heavy longer-distance movements.”

While it was built to get more trucks off-road, the hub has been called into action to help put more trucks on the road due to the flood-damaged rail bridge over the Rangitata River.

With all train movements over the bridge being suspended, the hub has been utilised to keep rail freight moving between Invercargill and Christchurch.

16 hours ago

Witness history in the making

Wellington Phoenix

Your Wellington Phoenix are playing their final regular season game on Saturday 27th April at Sky Stadium, in partnership with Layer3.

They’re calling on Wellingtonians to rally behind the team to cheer on the Nix to the top of the table! Help them make history as they chase the premiership … View more
Your Wellington Phoenix are playing their final regular season game on Saturday 27th April at Sky Stadium, in partnership with Layer3.

They’re calling on Wellingtonians to rally behind the team to cheer on the Nix to the top of the table! Help them make history as they chase the premiership title, so get your tickets now! Plus, kids go free.

Help them reach their goal of exceeding 21,000 fans in the stands to set a new all-time season attendance record.
Secure your seat!

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1 day ago

Get painting with Resene plant-based paints!

Resene

Plant-based paints are made just like normal paint but everything in the tin comes from plants and minerals.

Plus they’re Eco Choice approved with low odour and easy water clean-up, so you can paint or stain your place with ease.

Available from Resene ColorShops.
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2 days ago

Two and three seater settees

Yvonne and Neil from Havelock North

1.5m long
2.2m long
Good condition

Price: $300

6 days ago

WANTED TO BUY STEPPER MACHINE

Elizabeth from Karamu - Waipatu

Has anyone got a stepper machine as in the attached photo you no longer use? I want to buy one in going condition Please. Text Liz 02109000344.

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3 days ago

Commemorate Anzac Day on 25 April

Auckland Council

Remember our servicemen and servicewomen past and present by attending an Anzac Day service on Thursday 25 April.

Visit for a full list of services across the region.
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3 days ago

FUNERAL

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

The church reserves the car park for church use only tomorrow (Friday 19 April) for a private funeral service from 12 to 4pm.

3 days ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Otaki

Mid Central DHB

The dates for the Otaki site are Monday 29th of April- Wednesday 22nd of May 2024.

The site is located at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, 144 Tasman Road.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
Book Now

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3 days ago

Turn downsizing stress into strength

James Wattie Retirement Village

Downsizing can open the door to a new stage of your life that is rich in opportunity. However, it can be a daunting prospect. If you are embarking on a new chapter of life, the thought of shedding familiar possessions can feel even more stressful. This can be true even if the life changes are a … View moreDownsizing can open the door to a new stage of your life that is rich in opportunity. However, it can be a daunting prospect. If you are embarking on a new chapter of life, the thought of shedding familiar possessions can feel even more stressful. This can be true even if the life changes are a good thing, such as a move to somewhere you will love to live.

Once you understand why you have this feeling, you can reframe it as creating a new environment that will support your present life while reminding you of your best experiences.

Click read more for the full article.

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3 days ago

Mates always talking footy?

Canterbury Rugby

At Canterbury Rugby, we’re putting our money where your mouth is!

Refer a friend that becomes a registered referee, and you’ll each score ONE HUNDRED BUCKS!

Head to the link below and start REF… erring your mates.

Because the game you love needs you and your mate!
Put them to the test

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7 days ago

Poll: Could we live without public bins?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Many public rubbish bins are being removed by councils due to the large costs of regularly emptying them. Do you think we can adapt and live without them?

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

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Could we live without public bins?
  • 11.6% Yes
    11.6% Complete
  • 87.9% No
    87.9% Complete
  • 0.6% Other - I'll share below
    0.6% Complete
2536 votes
3 days ago

School Holidays Approaching!

Novotel Ellerslie

Looking for the a family getaway these upcoming holidays? Look no further than the Novotel Auckland Ellerslie.

Located in a fantastic location in Auckland, Novotel Ellerslie offers everything you need for a great family vacation/staycation. From spacious and comfortable accommodations to … View more
Looking for the a family getaway these upcoming holidays? Look no further than the Novotel Auckland Ellerslie.

Located in a fantastic location in Auckland, Novotel Ellerslie offers everything you need for a great family vacation/staycation. From spacious and comfortable accommodations to fantastic amenities, you can count on it being a memorable experience for everyone.

With so much to explore in Auckland, you can dive into all the adventures awaiting you. Whether it's exploring the vibrant city, enjoying delicious local cuisine, or simply relaxing in the hotel there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Plus, with Novotel's commitment to safety and cleanliness, you can relax and enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.

So pack your bags and join us for an incredible family holiday at Novotel Auckland Ellerslie!
Book your stay now

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5 days ago

Steady As You Go - Strength & Balance Falls Prevention Exercise Classes

Health Promotion from Age Concern Hawke's Bay - Waipukurau

Steady As You Go© is a unique community-based falls prevention programme using peer leaders and a central coordinator. 1-hour long classes are held each week for 65+ year olds. The exercises are designed to improve balance, leg strength, general fitness, and well-being. They were developed based … View moreSteady As You Go© is a unique community-based falls prevention programme using peer leaders and a central coordinator. 1-hour long classes are held each week for 65+ year olds. The exercises are designed to improve balance, leg strength, general fitness, and well-being. They were developed based on the University of Otago exercise programme by Professor Campbell and Dr Clare Robertson, physiotherapy, and tai chi.
Common activities such as walking, gardening and bowls may not maintain the leg strength and balance specific to preventing falls. Participants begin with a warmup in a chair followed by standing exercises, walking exercises, and ending with a warm down in a chair. A range of light ankle weights can be used for the leg strengthening exercises, and all participants are encouraged to work at.
Interested in joining? See the locations below for a location near you.




Mondays - Waipawa
Senior Citizens Hall - 55b Waverley St at 9:15am

Tuesdays - Takapau
RSA Takapau at 10am

Wednesdays - Waipukurau
St Mary’s Hall at 9:30am & 10:30am

Friday - Otane
Otane Town Hall at 10:15am


Registrations essential
Call ☎ Age Concern HB 06 858 9158 or email
healthpromotion@ageconcernhb.co.nz

4 days ago

Minimalist Design in Apartment Living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

Ryman’s Charles Upham Retirement Village resident Di is a former fashion designer, artist and self-confessed shoe hoarder who travels, still paints and has stamped her eclectic minimalist style on her apartment.

She gives us her top 3 design tips on how she’s turned her space into a … View more
Ryman’s Charles Upham Retirement Village resident Di is a former fashion designer, artist and self-confessed shoe hoarder who travels, still paints and has stamped her eclectic minimalist style on her apartment.

She gives us her top 3 design tips on how she’s turned her space into a beautiful home.
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5 days ago

FUNERAL

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

The carpark is reserved for church use only from 11am to 3pm for the funeral service for the late John Sime.

4 days ago

South African Cuisine

Picklelicious NZ

Come and visit our Foodtruck for some South African Cuisine
✅Lamb Bunny Chow + carrot salad
✅Lamb Curry & Rice + carrot salad
✅Beans Bunny Chow + carrot salad
NB We serve our Bunny Chows deconstructed on request.
Call 📞or Text us on 027 6235000 for any preorders

Fridays - 1.00 … View more
Come and visit our Foodtruck for some South African Cuisine
✅Lamb Bunny Chow + carrot salad
✅Lamb Curry & Rice + carrot salad
✅Beans Bunny Chow + carrot salad
NB We serve our Bunny Chows deconstructed on request.
Call 📞or Text us on 027 6235000 for any preorders

Fridays - 1.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Saturdays - 12.00 - 5.30 pm
102 Westerham Drive, Dannemora
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6 days ago

Pickleball Tuesday

Chris from Raureka

Come and play pickleball at Sylvan Rd @ 10.00 Tuesday ,
School holiday fun

4 days ago

Hi, what's your name?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We want to get to know our neighbours and we think you do too!

Simply share a little about yourself on the Know Thy Neighbour page and others will follow suit (you could also win one of our 10 x $50 Prezzy® cards!).

Are you the go-to person for baking advice (and a cup of sugar!) or have … View more
We want to get to know our neighbours and we think you do too!

Simply share a little about yourself on the Know Thy Neighbour page and others will follow suit (you could also win one of our 10 x $50 Prezzy® cards!).

Are you the go-to person for baking advice (and a cup of sugar!) or have some computer skills that you're happy to share? We'd love to know.

Whether you're looking for others to join you on your walks, or just wanting to know more about your neighbours, go ahead and introduce yourself.
Get Involved

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15 days ago

Poll: Would you pay more to scrap card surcharges?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are used to tapping our card to pay in stores, but we are now having to decide whether to swipe it, insert it or use paywave depending on credit card surcharges. It can all be a bit tiring!

Would you rather that a retailer's card surcharges were just built into the cost of the items … View more
We are used to tapping our card to pay in stores, but we are now having to decide whether to swipe it, insert it or use paywave depending on credit card surcharges. It can all be a bit tiring!

Would you rather that a retailer's card surcharges were just built into the cost of the items themselves? Share your thoughts below.

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

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Would you pay more to scrap card surcharges?
  • 16.8% Yes
    16.8% Complete
  • 80.6% No
    80.6% Complete
  • 2.6% Other - I'll share below
    2.6% Complete
2692 votes
5 days ago

Greenpark Village & Terence Kennedy House

Greenview Park Village

Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy… View more
Live life blissfully in a safe community where we provide comfort, security and freedom.

Greenview Park boasts a panoramic view of the Glengarry ridgeline and is set amidst tranquil, landscaped gardens. With indoor and outdoor facilities as well as planned group activities, you’ll find it easy to make friends! Here at Greenview Park Village, we’ve created a homely environment designed with you in mind.

With a total of 72 homes on-site, we have 15 apartments, 16 one-bedroom homes, and 41 two-bedroom villas, all including optional services. Terence Kennedy House is our on-site hospital providing holistic care to residents.
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12 days ago

Vile smell

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

I have just come home from Hastings, and am up the hill by Duart House. There is a vile smell that hit me like rancid fish curry left in the sun, when I got out of the van. It’s not me or my house. Does anyone know what it is or where it’s coming from?
I was quite looking forward to sitting … View more
I have just come home from Hastings, and am up the hill by Duart House. There is a vile smell that hit me like rancid fish curry left in the sun, when I got out of the van. It’s not me or my house. Does anyone know what it is or where it’s coming from?
I was quite looking forward to sitting outside for a bit. Not now though.

5 days ago

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

There are opportunities across the motu for the public to come together to mark Anzac Day this year.

National Anzac Day events include the Dawn Service at 6.00am and the National Commemorative Service at 11.00am (both at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington), and the Atatürk Memorial … View more
There are opportunities across the motu for the public to come together to mark Anzac Day this year.

National Anzac Day events include the Dawn Service at 6.00am and the National Commemorative Service at 11.00am (both at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington), and the Atatürk Memorial Service at 2.30pm in Strathmore, Wellington. The Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service will be broadcast live by TVNZ 1 and RNZ National.

For those wanting to join the Anzac Day parade at the Dawn Service, veterans are asked to assemble on Tasman Street by 5.30am.

The Atatürk Memorial Service in Strathmore will include a wreath-laying ceremony. A shuttle service will be running from Bowes Crescent carpark to the memorial site for anyone who may require assistance accessing the site.

For more information about Anzac Day, visit the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage website or see the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Facebook page.

To find out about events in your local community, visit the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association’s website or get in touch with your local council.
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10 days ago

Rural Broadband needs YOU!

The Team from NZ Compare

Ready to make a difference? Join the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband NZ Programme and help improve rural broadband. Volunteer now!

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5 days ago

Transform your home this Autumn

Grahams Painters

Elevate Your Home Inside & Out with Graham's team of professional Painters
Pensioner Discounts Available.

Refresh with House Washing, Water Blasting, Decking, Wallpapering, Cedar Weatherboards, & Roof Painting.

Contact today:
564 9202 or 021 193 9492
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Elevate Your Home Inside & Out with Graham's team of professional Painters
Pensioner Discounts Available.

Refresh with House Washing, Water Blasting, Decking, Wallpapering, Cedar Weatherboards, & Roof Painting.

Contact today:
564 9202 or 021 193 9492
grahamspaintersnz@gmail.com
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10 days ago

Kiwis are finding best deals possible

The Team from NZ Compare

Discover how Kiwis are ditching the 'lazy loyalty tax' and saving money with this tool! Learn more in Stuff's article about finding better deals and paying less.

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7 days ago

State Highway 2

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

From Sunday 21 April, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton through until early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, … View more
From Sunday 21 April, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton through until early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, and heavy vehicles to detour at Ngaumutawa Road.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Scammers posing as Police officers

The Team from New Zealand Police

Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a … View more
Be aware, pesky phone scammers’ latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details.

New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging this month where Kiwis have been contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be an officer. The officer will claim to be from a particular department, tell you that you have been a victim of fraud or scam, and begin to try and obtain further financial information from you. This is a scam.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton, from Auckland City’s Financial Crime Unit, says there have been at least a dozen reports made to Police, and these scam calls are largely being made to landlines. “While Police do not have accurate numbers of how many of these scam calls have been received, it is important that the public are aware,” he says. “Police will make some enquiries into these calls, but our experience has shown that often phone-based scammers will be operating from overseas. “We appreciate the vigilance of those who have contact Police so far, as this will help us to make others in the community aware.”

Unfortunately, scams can take many different forms and target victims on different platforms, Detective Senior Sergeant Bolton says. “Scammers are opportunistic and thrive off your trust and good-will. If you receive a call of this nature, do not hand over any personal details.”
New Zealand Police will never contact people seeking their banking details, card numbers, pin numbers or passwords. There are instances where legitimate Police officers will contact you as part of their duties. Police ask that the public remain vigilant.

𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿:
➡️Police will never ask for details about your bank cards, pin numbers or passwords over the phone.
➡️Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, or is too good to be true, it probably is.
➡️If you are uncertain, ask for the officer’s details. Hang up, contact 105 and request the officer to contact you.
➡️Police aren’t in the business of offering prize money.

If you are in the unfortunate position of being a victim of a scam, please report the matter to Police.
Take the chance to upskill yourself on scam awareness, check for further information on the NetSafe website.

𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗺:
Police are also aware of an email scam that has re-emerged, that claims to be authorities from Police and other justice sector partners. This scam has been subject of previous advisories. We continue to advise people to be extremely cautious when receiving unsolicited emails. Do not reply an the email of this nature under any circumstances.

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11 days ago

Poll: Where is this mural in Manukau?

Manukau Heart of the South

"Pretty Piwakawaka playing in Pōhutukawa on Polka Dots" is a vibrant new mural on a chorus box in Manukau created by local artist Paula Green. Have you seen it? Click the Find out More button for the correct answer on Manukau: Heart of the South's facebook page. Find out more

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Where is this mural in Manukau?
  • 10.9% Manukau Supa Centa
    10.9% Complete
  • 63% Hayman Park
    63% Complete
  • 21.7% 19 Lambie Drive
    21.7% Complete
  • 4.3% on the Rainbow's End rollercoaster
    4.3% Complete
46 votes
11 days ago

Civic Honours Awards

Communications from Hastings District Council

Do you know someone who devotes their time and energy to making a difference in our communities across the Hastings District?

Hastings District Council have launched the Civic Honours Awards for 2024 and are looking to recognise individuals, groups or organisations who have significantly … View more
Do you know someone who devotes their time and energy to making a difference in our communities across the Hastings District?

Hastings District Council have launched the Civic Honours Awards for 2024 and are looking to recognise individuals, groups or organisations who have significantly enhanced our community.

Whether it’s volunteering, leading community initiatives, or demonstrating exceptional leadership, we want to recognise those who have truly made a difference.

Nominations are open now and can be completed online or call our customer services team on 06 871 5000.

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