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3 hours ago

Nelson Fan Zone ready for America's Cup racing

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The Nelson Yacht Club will host the region's America's Cup Fan Zone, starting on Wednesday from 3.30pm. As well as racing action on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - spectators can learn the intricacies and history of sailing while enjoying plenty of food and drink options.

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3 days ago

Importance of MMR vaccine to protect vulnerable brought home

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson man was pretty happy to avoid vaccinations at school but as an adult, he's learned the merits of being immunised and the reasons why it's so important.

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7 hours ago

Does a new library on the Maitai River rule out managed retreat?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson City Council's backing for a plan to build a $44 million library in the riverside precinct, next door to the current library, could see council paying "hundreds of millions of dollars" to defend areas vulnerable to flooding across the city, climate campaigners fear. The … View moreNelson City Council's backing for a plan to build a $44 million library in the riverside precinct, next door to the current library, could see council paying "hundreds of millions of dollars" to defend areas vulnerable to flooding across the city, climate campaigners fear. The council could face legal challenges if it put public infrastructure on a site at risk from sea level rise and river flooding, and chose not to protect people's assets across the rest of the city, they say. Should council hold off on the decision until community engagement on how to adapt to flood risks citywide is completed, and the Climate Change Adaptation Act is passed?

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7 hours ago

Ryman Healthcare charity partner 2021/22

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

Applications are closing soon!

Since 1999, the residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare have raised more than $4 million for charities across New Zealand and Australia.

Supporting fellow pioneers isn’t new. It’s in our DNA. Learn more about becoming our charity partner.

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17 hours ago

This little test could save your life

Nelson Marlborough Health

The National Bowel Screening Programme is free for men and women aged 60 to 74 years who are eligible for publicly-funded healthcare. It aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated.

The test is quick, clean and simple to do. You do it by… View more
The National Bowel Screening Programme is free for men and women aged 60 to 74 years who are eligible for publicly-funded healthcare. It aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated.

The test is quick, clean and simple to do. You do it by yourself at home.

If you’re eligible to take part, you will be sent:
• an invitation letter
• a consent form
• a free bowel screening test kit, with instructions on how to use it.

This will happen not long after your 60th birthday.

Done it once? Do it again.
Screening is offered every two years, so if you have done a test before and returned a negative result, you will be offered a second test two years after you did the first one if you are still eligible. Your second test is just as important as the first one.

Haven’t quite gotten there yet?
If you received a test kit in the post in the past two years but didn’t complete it, you will be given another chance to take the test. You will be sent a test kit two years after you were sent the first one if you are still eligible.

Worried about your bowel health?
The programme is for people who do not have any symptoms of bowel cancer. It is a preventative programme that finds bowel cancer at an early stage before you may notice any symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms, such as a change in your normal bowel movements that continues for several weeks or blood in your bowel motion (poo), it is important to seek advice from a doctor who may refer you for a specialist assessment.

If you are aged 60-74 and experiencing symptoms, don’t wait to receive your test kit in the post – see a doctor as soon as you can. The same applies if you are younger than 60, or older than 74.

Please do not hesitate to raise any questions or concerns about this life-saving test with your family doctor, or with a health professional available on the free helpline: 0800 924 432
Find out more

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1 day ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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1 day ago

Green Gables Open Home this weekend

Oceania (Green Gables)

Come and discover our luxury Care Suites at Oceania’s Green Gables on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March. Located right in the heart of sunny Nelson, our Care Suites offer Rest Home and Hospital level care with all the comforts of home.

Join us for a special Care Suite presentation, followed… View more
Come and discover our luxury Care Suites at Oceania’s Green Gables on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March. Located right in the heart of sunny Nelson, our Care Suites offer Rest Home and Hospital level care with all the comforts of home.

Join us for a special Care Suite presentation, followed by a tour and some refreshments, on the hour every hour from 10am, with the last presentation at 2pm.

We look forward to seeing you at Green Gables, located at 241 Bridge Street, The Wood, Nelson.
Learn more

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4 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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4 days ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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6 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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4 days ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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4 days ago

Therapy horses bring tears and laughter in their stock of healing powers

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Being with Horses in Motueka has had great success with clients after working with their horses that the owners say, will make you cry. The horses assist people in many ways, including help build relationships, break down barriers and help children understand how to deal with bullies.

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5 days ago

Got a gem next door?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour … View more
Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour recognition in all of Stuff's community papers nationwide - you could even score a bit of cash from us!

It's simple - Click the button below and nominate them on our Nice Neighbour nomination page now
Nominate Now!

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5 days ago

Garage Sale - Huge Clearout, lots more stuff unearthed

Karen from Blenheim

Top of Scott Street - 9am
Found a heap more stuff, garages and containers of bits and pieces.
Tools, Engineering misc, Diesel engine. Old Lister gen. set, Drill press, Grinder, Parts washing bay, Timber
Gardening tools, household, furniture, misc.....

Negotiable

5 days ago

In The Summer of "66"

Trina Nichols from Trina Nichols - Harcourts Marlborough

59 Wither Road, Witherlea
3 Beds | 1 Bath | 3 Car | Rumpus Room
150sqm on a 796sqm section
Price by Negotiation
www.59WitherRd.com...

Trina Nichols Marlborough Real Estate
📞 027 327 1953
trinanichols.harcourts.co.nz...

6 days ago

E-bikes on the trails are growing, but it seems their manners are lacking.

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Battery-powered mountainbikers are becoming mainstream, with more e-bikes being sold to mountainbikers than commuters in Nelson but they're being reminded to use their manners when coming across conventional bikes. Have you had any bad experiences out on trails, either on your e-bike or … View moreBattery-powered mountainbikers are becoming mainstream, with more e-bikes being sold to mountainbikers than commuters in Nelson but they're being reminded to use their manners when coming across conventional bikes. Have you had any bad experiences out on trails, either on your e-bike or conventional bike, or does it all seem friendly on the tracks? Let us know.

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