54 days ago

Say cheers to our Volunteers!

Fire & Emergency NZ

Over 80% of Fire and Emergency is made up of volunteers. Without them and their support crew, we wouldn’t be who we are today.

So this National Volunteer Week, we’re thanking more than 11,500 of our volunteers for missing precious moments in their lives to protect our communities.

Make sure you say thanks as well by leaving a comment below. #cheerstoourvolunteers
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More messages from your neighbours
10 minutes ago


Gerard from Springfield - Tihiotonga

They take your money last week and refuse to return it a few days later.

How do we finally get this sorted?

3 hours ago

Rotorua eateries staff self-isolate after visits from Auckland family with Covid-19

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Rotorua cafe and burger restaurant The Fat Dog Cafe staff are self-isolating after it was revealed the Auckland family who tested positive for Covid-19 visited their premises.

The cafe posted on Facebook the Ministry of Health had notified them on Wednesday afternoon that as part of the family’s trip they had eaten at the cafe between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

Four of the cafe’s staff were deemed casual contacts and are in self-isolation and had Covid-19 tests.

The post said a deep clean had been undertaken at the cafe and it was now set up for bubble seating, with screens between seats to ensure safe separation between customers. Click here to read more.

6 hours ago

Are granny flats a good retirement option?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi everyone, I'm Mikaela, a Stuff Homed reporter. We're doing a story on what granny flats are like as a housing option in retirement. For those of you that are either living in a granny flat, or are the family who built/bought a granny flat to add to your property for an elder family member, we'd like to hear about why a granny flat was right for you. What was the process of getting one and learning to live together like? If you're happy to share your story and be featured in the article, please email mikaela.wilkes@stuff.co.nz or let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.