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17 days ago

Most trusted in Bay of Plenty

Elliotts Funeral Services

At Elliotts Funeral Services we pride ourselves on offering a full range of funeral services, from large traditional services to intimate farewells. We always provide exceptional and friendly care, that is above all sincere.

Our strong reputation comes from our qualified and experienced team … View more
At Elliotts Funeral Services we pride ourselves on offering a full range of funeral services, from large traditional services to intimate farewells. We always provide exceptional and friendly care, that is above all sincere.

Our strong reputation comes from our qualified and experienced team who are all passionate and dedicated, ensuring you and your family can have peace of mind at a difficult time.

It is important to know that you can depend on Elliotts’ professionalism to help you with all of the arrangements to ensure a funeral service flows smoothly.

Call us any time on (07) 578 3338, we're always here to help.
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19 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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22 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

The team Reporter from Taupō Times

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle.

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 32.7% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    32.7% Complete
  • 65.4% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    65.4% Complete
  • 1.9% I'm not bothered either way
    1.9% Complete
52 votes
20 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

The team Reporter from Rotorua News

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your … View more
The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your thoughts?

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 30.8% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    30.8% Complete
  • 60.3% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    60.3% Complete
  • 9% I'm not bothered either way
    9% Complete
78 votes
20 days ago

Get your voting papers in on ‘Vote Day’ - Saturday 5 October

Daniel Webster from Local Government New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal … View more
Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal system.

New Zealand Post advises that the Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days for nationwide delivery, while delivery to and from rural areas may take longer. However, these targets are guides only, and are not guaranteed – delivery may take longer.

Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

“Some of the main reasons people give for not voting are they forgot, ran out of time or were too busy,” says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

“So to make sure people give themselves the best chance to have their say we are encouraging people to vote early on what we’ve dubbed Vote Day. Fill out your papers during the week and then to pop them in the paid envelope and into the nearest post box on Saturday 5 October.”

“Voting papers have to arrive at council offices by midday Saturday 12 October, so sending them in on Vote Day gives them plenty of time to get through the postal system.”

Mr Alexander says it is important New Zealanders participate in the selection of the people who will make decisions that affect most people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Local government shapes the place that you live. It’s the pavements you walk on, the roads where you drive, the water you drink, shower in and swim in, your parks, libraries and swimming pools where you take the kids,” Mr Alexander says.

“There’s been a lot of robust public conversation around climate change, the housing crisis, the quality of our water and our transport options, and now is the time to turn that conversation into a vote that influences your local leadership.”

“Voters can still post their papers after 5 October, but there is no harm in doing it earlier,” Mr Alexander says.

Eligible voters who didn’t enrol before 16 August won’t receive their papers in the mail, but can make a special vote by visiting their local council offices, or by contacting their Council Electoral Officer.

What: ‘Vote Day’
When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Why: Make sure you have your say by voting early
How: Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

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20 days ago

#NeighbourlySupporters - win one of TEN vouchers!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Here at Neighbourly HQ we love watching sports together - and know many of our members do too. We want to put the challenge out there - how about watching the games with your neighbours? *** We have TEN $50 Countdown vouchers to give away! Enter by commenting on our blog here. ***

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21 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter October 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also talked to the MenzShed about it's significance within communities across the country.

To subscribe, follow this link: bit.ly...

To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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21 days ago

Water Supply Interruption: Intersection of Military Road and State Highway 30

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2019 
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Affected Properties: Intersection of Military Road and State Highway 30
11-280 Military Road, 433-541 Grieve Road, 2191-2301 SH30, 20-72A Kawerau Road, All of Lambert Road

We're carrying out maintenance and repairs to isolation valves … View more
Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2019 
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Affected Properties: Intersection of Military Road and State Highway 30
11-280 Military Road, 433-541 Grieve Road, 2191-2301 SH30, 20-72A Kawerau Road, All of Lambert Road

We're carrying out maintenance and repairs to isolation valves on the intersection of Military Road and SH30.

The following properties will be affected:

11-280 Military Road
433-541 Grieve Road
2191-2301 SH30
20-72A Kawerau Road
 All of Lambert Road
Council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause.

If you have queries or concerns, please contact Whakatane District Council on 07 306 0500.

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21 days ago

#NeighbourlySupporters - final draw!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Have you been watching the game with your neighbours? Maybe you have invited the guy next door to come along and watch at the pub or you've organised a family BBQ on game day? You could win a $50 voucher - so game-day chips and dips are on us!

Simply enter the #neighbourlysupporters drawView more
Have you been watching the game with your neighbours? Maybe you have invited the guy next door to come along and watch at the pub or you've organised a family BBQ on game day? You could win a $50 voucher - so game-day chips and dips are on us!

Simply enter the #neighbourlysupporters draw before the weekend.

Thanks to everyone who has entered so far! We love seeing what you have been up to in your neighbourhoods.

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21 days ago

Passionate about health care?

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study nursing!

Meet Aroha Ruha (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe) who was named the 2018 joint winner of the national Young Nurse of the Year Award. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) annual award celebrates nursing at an excellent level and recognises that recipients have reached a high level in … View more
Study nursing!

Meet Aroha Ruha (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe) who was named the 2018 joint winner of the national Young Nurse of the Year Award. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) annual award celebrates nursing at an excellent level and recognises that recipients have reached a high level in their everyday work.

Aroha graduated in 2017 from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi with her nursing degree and is now a practice nurse at Kawerau Medical Centre. Click here to hear her story!
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22 days ago

National Gardening Week: Flower Power

Yates Gardener

The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seedsView more
The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seeds from Yates flower range including flowers for colour & bees.

We’re also on the search for Yates Budding Young Gardener 2019, the lucky winner will become a Yates Kid Ambassador for one year and win a family trip for four, to Hawaii. Entries close 6th October.
T's & C's apply.
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