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3 days ago

Squeaky just got home

Debbie from Papamoa Beach

Hello here is the invoice for anyone who still would like to help it’s very expensive lol hopefully she will be feeling better soon thanks so much everyone

5 days ago

Pak'n'Save Watch their "specials"

Adrian from Papamoa Beach

Today I went shopping at Papamoa Pak'n'Save my favourite shop, and saw NZ Rose apples for only $1.25 a kg as I started through the fruit and veggie section. Half way down the aisle I saw the exact same apples, same size and quality as the first lot, but the price tag said $3.25 a kg, I … View moreToday I went shopping at Papamoa Pak'n'Save my favourite shop, and saw NZ Rose apples for only $1.25 a kg as I started through the fruit and veggie section. Half way down the aisle I saw the exact same apples, same size and quality as the first lot, but the price tag said $3.25 a kg, I looked around for a staff member and finally found one and pointed out the disparity, saying one price was well over twice the price as the other. I think his mumbled answer a bored reply reply was something like they would sort it out at checkout

Well I put my stuff through at the check-out where you put your own purchases through, and when I put the apples through, the price came up $3.25 a kg. So I called the supervisor over and after a lot of keys and over-rides she finally put them through at $1.25. I suggested to her that maybe she could tell the fruit and veggie department to fix the price tags. She was totally uninterested.



So I suggest buyers beware. I bet a lot of customers do not bother to check what they are charged.



A generous thing Pak’n’Sav do so I am told: You never see any reductions of prices in the bakery department. Years ago you could buy cheaper prices if the buns etc were a day old. Not anymore. I have heard, but don’t know it is true, that each day the staff go though and collect up all the day old stuff, put it in a big trolley and take it out to bins at the back where charitable outfits pick up the goods for the homeless. Anyone know if that is true? Good on their generosity even though we loyal customers never benefit.

4 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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3 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 days ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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6 days ago

Please help squeaky

Debbie from Papamoa Beach

My sons most loved animal had babies last Thursday but was a very difficult labour and birth she wasn’t well after and didn’t want to even see her babies 2 lived 2 died on the Saturday we noticed something big and pink coming from her private we took her to the vets and she has a prolapse she … View moreMy sons most loved animal had babies last Thursday but was a very difficult labour and birth she wasn’t well after and didn’t want to even see her babies 2 lived 2 died on the Saturday we noticed something big and pink coming from her private we took her to the vets and she has a prolapse she was put to sleep they put stitches in and medication $200 for that but now it’s all fallen out again and it’s worse she is going to the vets at 5 pm today I’m asking if anyone can please help with any kind of help for her we can’t afford the cost and I can’t let her die I can provide information from the vets tonight please can someone help

4 days ago
5 days ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

5 days ago

Glass collection story

Adrian from Papamoa Beach

Every second Tuesday morning a contractor goes up, then a couple of hours later, down Dickson Road emptying the blue bins Council has supplied for recycling of bottles and other glass products. Well as I drove out my driveway near where Longview Drive branches off, to visit the Plaza I noticed my … View moreEvery second Tuesday morning a contractor goes up, then a couple of hours later, down Dickson Road emptying the blue bins Council has supplied for recycling of bottles and other glass products. Well as I drove out my driveway near where Longview Drive branches off, to visit the Plaza I noticed my next door neighbour had a very full blue container that had not been collected. He had had his extended family over for a big get together over the weekend. I thought, "Oh well it is over-full after all."
Being s good neighbour (I hope) I then thought when I returned I would put half of his bottles into my own blue bin, then take both across the road so when the contractor returned he could take both bins and empty the now not-over-filled containers. We take our own glass re-cycling to the Te Maunga recycling ourselves weekly, hence my blue-bin is always empty.

As I drove west down Dickson Road I counted twelve bins that had not been collected as these had bottles visible to a greater or lesser degree above the top of the blue containers. One a few door away had just one bottle showing above the edge by no more than 40 mm. Otherwise it was half empty I nearly drove home to get my camera to record it. Others of the twelve left were really full .

When I drove home an hour later and prepared to get my own blue bin I saw the contractor coming back down Dickson Road, so watched him as he left more bins behind when only one bottle stuck up slightly above the top edge.

So I decided to go down Dickson Road and keep ahead of the contractor to see what eventuated. Well at some stage, as I kept moving ahead of the contractor he must have noticed me. Because I saw him empty a bin that had two bottles sticking up slightly above the edge. The next bin was really full. To my amazement the contractor took a long look at me, then proceeded to empty the really over-full bin into this truck.

So I returned home.

Later in the afternoon I noticed that my neighbour's bin was now empty. When I spoke with him late afternoon he said the contractor must have come back down Dickson Road and taken the ones he had left in the morning.

I realise the contractor is not obliged to take over-full bins, and won't taken any with sharp broken glass as this is a safety hazard. But I would have thought there may be a slight leeway in his estimation of bins fullness, and I guess anyway he may have finally become a "Good neighbour after all.

6 days ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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6 days ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important Information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

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Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.

The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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6 days ago

Shepherd job wanted

Maria from Papamoa Beach

Anyone know of any farm / shepherd job . My nephew has his own dogs and is an expetienced shepherd . Contact me via text notice board post or phone maria 0278842006.

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7 days ago

AVOCADOS

Eileen from Papamoa Beach

Hass Avocados
Nice quality medium size
$1.00 each or 3 for $2.50
10 Reefton place

Price: $1

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8 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

11 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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