63 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 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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16 hours ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

9 hours ago

Metservice issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Taupo and Rotorua

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Metservice has extended this warning to include the South Waikato and Whakatane districts.

Metservice is advising people to expect torrential rain and frequent lightning strikes as thunderstorms move towards the Taupo and lower Waikato regions.

The storm is expected to move eastsoutheast towards Taupo, Wairakei and Lake Taupo at 3.15pm and affect Rangitaiki and Iwitahi at 3.45pm.

What you need to know:
- Torrential rain is forecast, with a possibility of flash flooding about streams, gullies and in urban areas.
- The National Emergency Management Agency advises to seek shelter, away from windows and stay out of marine areas.
- Move cars under cover, away from trees.
- Make sure you have a plan in the event that an power outage occurs.

Keep up to date with the latest on Metservice's Thunderstorm watch website.

10 hours ago

Removing mould from curtains

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

Linings and bottom of curtains are a common place for black mould to grow. Don't be alarmed - it means that the curtains are doing their job! It can, however, be difficult to remove. Time and time again we've helped customers who nearly had to throw their curtains out as they think it is un-fixable, or, attempted to remove it themselves and shrunk or wrinkled their gorgeous drapes. Remember - we can help with that! We've been in this business for over 20 years and are experts at removing mould. If your curtains look like these, call us!!