Ngongotaha, Rotorua

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15 hours ago

Do you know the answer?

Riddles from The Neighbourly Riddler

What needs an answer but doesn’t ask a question?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed? No … View more
What needs an answer but doesn’t ask a question?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed? No worries! Simply head here and click once on the Following button.

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15 hours ago

Keep yourself protected against Covid

Ministry of Health

It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free. And… View more
It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free. And recommended for you and many others as long as you haven’t had the vaccine, or Covid, in the last 6 months.

To book your vaccination, or talk to your healthcare provider.
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1 day ago

Could the jury service process be improved?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Every year, thousands of New Zealanders are called up to serve as jurors in the High and District Courts, and it's an important way to contribute to your country.

But for some, jury service can be a huge disruption and a financial burden. Do you think changes could be made to our jury … View more
Every year, thousands of New Zealanders are called up to serve as jurors in the High and District Courts, and it's an important way to contribute to your country.

But for some, jury service can be a huge disruption and a financial burden. Do you think changes could be made to our jury service system to address these challenges?

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6 hours ago

Would you sign a petition about Chateau Tongariro?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

Ruapehu District Mayor Weston Kirton is aiming to get an online petition up and running to save the Chateau Tongariro Hotel, which is facing an uncertain future since its closure in February 2023.

The Waikato Times spoke to Kirton ahead of a meeting on Wednesday of Ruapehu District Council which… View more
Ruapehu District Mayor Weston Kirton is aiming to get an online petition up and running to save the Chateau Tongariro Hotel, which is facing an uncertain future since its closure in February 2023.

The Waikato Times spoke to Kirton ahead of a meeting on Wednesday of Ruapehu District Council which will see his petition on the agenda.

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6 hours ago

What do you think should happen to the water tower?

Libby Totton Reporter from Cambridge Edition

It’s an icon in Cambridge but saving the century-old water tower could cost a whopping $6 million.

Another option is demolishing the tower - one of two in NZ and a heritage site - at a cost of $800,000, which a Waipā District councillor called “pretty bananas”.

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6 hours ago

Have you heard talk of the Tokoroa airfield - and other assets - being sold off?

Libby Totton Reporter from South Waikato News

Rumours the South Waikato’s council wants to sell off or close down public facilities - including libraries, pools and the Tokoroa airfield - are just rumours, according to the district’s deputy mayor.

However, deputy mayor Hamish Daine said confusion over a series of “signals” made in … View more
Rumours the South Waikato’s council wants to sell off or close down public facilities - including libraries, pools and the Tokoroa airfield - are just rumours, according to the district’s deputy mayor.

However, deputy mayor Hamish Daine said confusion over a series of “signals” made in the council’s Long-Term Plan (LTP) consultation document had seen some locals “jumping to conclusions” about what those signals mean.

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6 hours ago

Poll: Should Hamilton City Council shrink the number of councillors?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

A political bunfight is brewing over moves to cut councillor numbers on Hamilton City Council.

Potential mayoral candidate Tim Macindoe, supported by four others, has asked Thursday’s meeting to agree to a representation report that covers replacing the current east-west split with one … View more
A political bunfight is brewing over moves to cut councillor numbers on Hamilton City Council.

Potential mayoral candidate Tim Macindoe, supported by four others, has asked Thursday’s meeting to agree to a representation report that covers replacing the current east-west split with one city-wide ward.

It also seeks consideration of cutting representative numbers from 15 - including 12 general councillors spread over two wards, two Māori ward representatives and the mayor - to 11.

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Should Hamilton City Council shrink the number of councillors?
  • 87.5% Yes
    87.5% Complete
  • 12.5% No
    12.5% Complete
  • 0% Not sure
    0% Complete
  • 0% Other - explain in the comments
    0% Complete
16 votes
1 day ago

As voted by you New Zealand

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Ryman is proud to be recognised as New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages once again! So we want to say THANK YOU Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 … View more
Ryman is proud to be recognised as New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages once again! So we want to say THANK YOU Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 more years of trust and excellence! #Ryman #MostTrusted #Community

Click read more for more information.

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9 days ago

Share your most delicious (but affordable!) go-to meal...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish… View more
Winter is knocking at the door and the cost of living has already made itself at home. So let's help each other out by sharing your meal ideas that don't break the bank.

Comment below with your go-to meals that are delicious and affordable.

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

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1 day ago

Get That Healthy Gut Feeling

Xtendlife

Hi neighbours – it's the team from Xtendlife!

Boost your digestive health and vitality with Xtendlife’s Healthy Gut Bundle. Featuring prebiotic-rich Kiwi-Klenz and premium Omega 3 / QH Premium CoQ10 fish oil, it provides your body with gut-friendly nutrients to foster beneficial … View more
Hi neighbours – it's the team from Xtendlife!

Boost your digestive health and vitality with Xtendlife’s Healthy Gut Bundle. Featuring prebiotic-rich Kiwi-Klenz and premium Omega 3 / QH Premium CoQ10 fish oil, it provides your body with gut-friendly nutrients to foster beneficial bacteria growth, enhance protein digestion, and reduce bloating and toxin accumulation. Visit our website to discover better digestion.

In good health,
The Xtendlife Team
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1 day ago

Fancy a tank of gas?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These members have been drawn as our winners of the $100 petrol vouchers. Congrats to:

Sheryl Thompson from Hamilton

Tane LcLeay from Three Kings

Sandeep Kaur from Hastings

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These members have been drawn as our winners of the $100 petrol vouchers. Congrats to:

Sheryl Thompson from Hamilton

Tane LcLeay from Three Kings

Sandeep Kaur from Hastings

Sarah Bolton from Thorndon

Not a winner? Good luck next time!

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 4th June.

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1 day ago

Do good in the dark times

Victim Support

The impact of crime, suicide, and traumatic events can be overwhelming, but as a Victim Support volunteer, you can help victims navigate their darkest moments. With your empathy and support, victims can feel empowered to take the next steps.

Our volunteers are everyday heroes who provide … View more
The impact of crime, suicide, and traumatic events can be overwhelming, but as a Victim Support volunteer, you can help victims navigate their darkest moments. With your empathy and support, victims can feel empowered to take the next steps.

Our volunteers are everyday heroes who provide essential guidance and a listening ear. You don’t need to be a professional; just bring your genuine self and a willingness to make a difference. Join our team and be the difference in someone's life today.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Victim Support Team
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20 days ago

And the 2024 Prospa Local Business Hero is...

Prospa

A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a … View more
A huge congratulations to mother and son duo, Mary and Sam Danielson from The Puketapu Hotel.

The votes for all finalists have been tallied and they have been chosen by Neighbourly members across the country as the Prospa Local Business Hero of 2024.

The Puketapu Hotel was nominated by a local called Margaret and the nomination reads:
'On Feb 14, 2023, Cyclone Gabrielle flooded many of the rural areas. Puketapu Hotel went under perhaps half a meter of water. However, immediately Mary Danielson and her son, Sam Danielson, along with their loyal staff pulled it together to cook copious amounts of food that without electricity would have been wasted. Throughout the years many of us have been treated with a pub gathering where we can reconnect and a free meal. At Christmas there was Santa, games, gifts for kids, donated patchwork for adults, an ice cream truck and lots of camaraderie.
This February on the cyclone anniversary, they again pulled out the stops to give hundreds of us a special night. We are all tired of the cyclone cleanup and they understood that it was needed.'

Such a deserving business and team, well done Mary and Sam. And thank you to all those who voted!

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1 day ago
4 days ago

Find a Retirement Village in New Zealand

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Ryman Healthcare offers the very best of retirement living and aged care with retirement villages throughout New Zealand. You'll find Ryman retirement villages near you, each with a unique personality and a range of living and care options. Gain a lifestyle you can thrive in and connect with … View moreRyman Healthcare offers the very best of retirement living and aged care with retirement villages throughout New Zealand. You'll find Ryman retirement villages near you, each with a unique personality and a range of living and care options. Gain a lifestyle you can thrive in and connect with like-minded people in a welcoming community. 

In addition to independent and assisted living, Ryman villages offer a range of care options. Depending on the village, the levels of care we provide include rest home, hospital, specialist dementia care, and respite care. In some instances we may also be able to offer rest home care in an assisted-living apartment. This option enables you to remain in your own apartment but with a little extra support.  

Click read more for the full article.

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1 day ago

Road Reconstruction Work

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

From early June, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, High Street, Carterton until early July, weather permitting.

The works are between Rhodes Street and south of Andersons Line. Southbound vehicles will need to detour at Somerset Road, Carters Line and Park Road which adds a… View more
From early June, road reconstruction work will begin on State Highway 2, High Street, Carterton until early July, weather permitting.

The works are between Rhodes Street and south of Andersons Line. Southbound vehicles will need to detour at Somerset Road, Carters Line and Park Road which adds a significant amount of time to journeys. Northbound traffic can travel through High Street with speed limits in place. We encourage you to plan ahead to avoid delays.

This section of the road is in poor condition so it’s important for the safety of everyone who uses the road that this work is undertaken. The works will be unavoidably disruptive for the Carterton community and SH2 users in the Wairarapa.

We appreciate that roadworks are inconvenient for neighbours, and thank the community in advance for their patience while we complete these major works.
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4 days ago

Minor eruption: Whakaari White island

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Volcanic Alert Level on Whakaari White Island has been increased to 3.

What you need to know:
- The alert level at Whakaari White Island has been increased after a small eruption.
- Minor volcanic eruption was seen by a vigorous steam plume above the island on Friday morning at 8.20am.
- … View more
The Volcanic Alert Level on Whakaari White Island has been increased to 3.

What you need to know:
- The alert level at Whakaari White Island has been increased after a small eruption.
- Minor volcanic eruption was seen by a vigorous steam plume above the island on Friday morning at 8.20am.
- There are no sensors on the island, so Geonet relies on webcams and satellite imagery to assess the situation.
- GeoNet shared: “Based on our limited information there were no clear indications of ash in the plume and if there was it would be unlikely to reach the mainland under current wind conditions.”

The steam plume above the island had since reverted to more normal levels.

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4 days 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 days ago

Poll: Which do you prefer to sip on before slipping under the cover?

Beds4U Rotorua

Cozy up for a nighttime ritual! Which do you prefer to sip on before slipping under the covers: a comforting cup of hot tea or a soothing glass of warm milk? Share your bedtime beverage choice below and let's toast to sweet dreams! #SleepWell

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Which do you prefer to sip on before slipping under the cover?
  • 75% Hot Tea
    75% Complete
  • 25% Warm Milk
    25% Complete
68 votes
5 days ago

The Resene Wallpaper Sale is on!

Resene

Now is your chance to dress up your walls and save 25% off* the extensive range of Resene wallpapers available at your local Resene ColorShop! Patterned or bold, textured or neutral – there’s something to suit all tastes. Offer ends 17 June 2024.

* Discount off the normal retail price at … View more
Now is your chance to dress up your walls and save 25% off* the extensive range of Resene wallpapers available at your local Resene ColorShop! Patterned or bold, textured or neutral – there’s something to suit all tastes. Offer ends 17 June 2024.

* Discount off the normal retail price at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers. Excludes wall decals, WallPrint and clearance items. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

View the full selection of wallpapers at your local Resene ColorShop and get a taste of some of the options online.
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4 days ago

Flower power

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Create a colourful bouquet that won’t need watering. Get the whole family involved and let everyone choose their favourite Resene testpot colours to finish their flowers.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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7 days ago

Stay healthy for them this winter.

Ministry of Health

Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine … View more
Get the best protection you can before winter. The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for pregnant people and for many others with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions.

To book your flu vaccine contact your doctor, pharmacy or healthcare provider, or visit our website.
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5 days ago

Hi there

Aroha from Rotorua Central

Who has book that they don't want please

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