Ruapehu District, Taumarunui

156 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

141 days ago

Palmy needs a new Councillor. Is that you?

Palmerston North City Council

A by-election to elect one councillor for the city will be held soon.

Is the future of Palmy important to you?
Is now the time to step-up and be the voice of your community?

If you just turned or soon to turn 18, or recently moved to Palmy, check you’re enrolled so you can receive your … View more
A by-election to elect one councillor for the city will be held soon.

Is the future of Palmy important to you?
Is now the time to step-up and be the voice of your community?

If you just turned or soon to turn 18, or recently moved to Palmy, check you’re enrolled so you can receive your voting papers. Voting papers will be in your letterbox between 26 and 31 January.

If you believe you have the skills to offer to make a difference, perhaps you should consider standing for council. You need to be over 18 and a New Zealand citizen. nominations for candidates close NOON 22 December.
Find out more

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141 days ago

Better balance is easy!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free.

You just need a smartphone or tablet. With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. … View more
Maintaining your balance is key to enjoying life and avoiding falls. With the easy-to-use app called Nymbl, you can improve your balance and live falls free.

You just need a smartphone or tablet. With Nymbl you’ll use simple and safe body movements and easy brain challenges like trivia. It’s a technique called dual-tasking and it’s proven to be effective, it’s also fun. Just 10 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home and you can be Nymbl.

Register now to get Nymbl free. Nymbl is brought to you by Live Stronger For Longer and ACC, MOH and HQSC.
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142 days ago

The Joy of Giving - December 1st to 31st 🎁

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month we want to challenge Neighbourhood Supporters to come together and give generously from the heart this holiday season. With so much going on this time of year it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget about others, especially those having a difficult time.

Whether … View more
This month we want to challenge Neighbourhood Supporters to come together and give generously from the heart this holiday season. With so much going on this time of year it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget about others, especially those having a difficult time.

Whether it’s an elderly neighbour who lives alone to a family on your street working hard to make ends meet, reach out to someone who could use a little extra joy in their life and remind them what the holiday spirit is all about!

Other ideas include fundraising for a local charity, doing a food or toy drive, organising a ‘Secret Santa’ gift exchange on your street, giving a present to a neighbour who helped to make your 2020 better, or even host a community Christmas lunch.

Let us know how you’re giving back in your community in December by emailing: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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142 days ago

Final Midday Concert for 2020

Chris Marshall Reporter from Taupō Times

Big band jazz concludes the midday concert series for the year in St Andrew’s Anglican Church.
The 15 member Great Lake Big Band last performed in Palmerston North in early November as part of the Manawatu Jazz festival and director Rowan Bolley was keen to return there next year as part of the … View more
Big band jazz concludes the midday concert series for the year in St Andrew’s Anglican Church.
The 15 member Great Lake Big Band last performed in Palmerston North in early November as part of the Manawatu Jazz festival and director Rowan Bolley was keen to return there next year as part of the Big Band Bash.
In the meantime local supporters could expect some swing favourites and a few more recent chart purchases.

As usual, said Bolley, there would be a couple of new and old Christmas tunes on Friday, December 4.

The hour long concert at 12 noon is $10 for adults, children and students free.

The midday concert series then takes a break until March 5, 2021.

For further information contact organisers Elizabeth Marshall (3789296), Tracey Lidington (0272409228), or see the facebook page Midday Concert for details.

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144 days ago

WIN tickets to Marlon Williams!

Eccles Entertainment

In celebration of his brand new album Plastic Bouquet (out Dec 11) with Canadian duo Kacy + Clayton, February 2021 will welcome the long-awaited return to the stage for Lyttelton based Marlon Williams.

Over an extensive tour of Aotearoa, audiences will be treated to a very different show from … View more
In celebration of his brand new album Plastic Bouquet (out Dec 11) with Canadian duo Kacy + Clayton, February 2021 will welcome the long-awaited return to the stage for Lyttelton based Marlon Williams.

Over an extensive tour of Aotearoa, audiences will be treated to a very different show from Marlon – a full solo performance unearthing some early material, beloved album songs and an introduction to some sparkling new works. This will be Marlon’s first solo tour in over six years.

Taking in cities between Auckland and Invercargill, An Evening with Marlon Williams is an upfront and personal tour visiting cosier venues than before and giving guests the experience of a more intimate Marlon.

Win 1 double pass ticket to an evening experience with Marlon Williams *cities out of Auckland. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to be in the draw . T&Cs apply.

All tour details at www.marlonwilliams.co.nz...
Book your tickets

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148 days 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… View more
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.

147 days ago

Early Access To Biggest Black Friday Bed Sale

Beds 4u

Dear Neighbours,

We are excited to announce early access for all Neighbourly members to our Biggest Black Friday Bed Sale!

Beds4U have you covered with all your snooze needs with beds and mattresses to suit everyone and every budget. We are your … View more
Dear Neighbours,

We are excited to announce early access for all Neighbourly members to our Biggest Black Friday Bed Sale!

Beds4U have you covered with all your snooze needs with beds and mattresses to suit everyone and every budget. We are your exclusive Slumberzone retailer - Made by Kiwis, for Kiwis - You can save up to 60 percent on an incredible range of NZ made beds and mattresses- Plus, get 12 months interest-free for all Q card & Gem Visa purchases and get free local delivery using the discount code "Neighbourly".

Check out our limited-time specials online or visit your local Beds4U Store Now!

Bring back your dream sleep,
With Beds4U's Biggest Black Friday Bed Sale!
Your Local Sleep Experts
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147 days ago

Metservice issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Taupo and Rotorua

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
3.48pm
Metservice has extended this warning to include the South Waikato and Whakatane districts.


Today
3.32pm
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 … View more
UPDATE
3.48pm
Metservice has extended this warning to include the South Waikato and Whakatane districts.


Today
3.32pm
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.

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148 days ago

Anyone can be Nymbl

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance. It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get … View more
Now you can get better balance, in the comfort and safety of your own home, with Nymbl - the easy-to-use smartphone app.

Nymbl gives you simple body movements, combined with brain challenges like trivia, to really improve your balance. It’s fun and only takes only 10 minutes a day.

Get Nymbl now, for free. Just go to fallsfree.co.nz and follow the easy instructions.
Learn more

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148 days ago

We Say, You Say: Trout Farms

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

What do you think about the introduction of trout farms into Taupo?

The mass production of trout is estimated to become a major facet of Taupo's contribution to our Primary Industries like forestry and agriculture.

Currently, trout fishing adds $11 million to the local economy, with more… View more
What do you think about the introduction of trout farms into Taupo?

The mass production of trout is estimated to become a major facet of Taupo's contribution to our Primary Industries like forestry and agriculture.

Currently, trout fishing adds $11 million to the local economy, with more benefits forecast if mass farming is authorised. However, the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers has highlighted a list of potential issues with farming including disease, poaching and a blackmarket, genetic damage from escapees and polluted effluent.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment to feature in the Conversations section of the Taupo Times.
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149 days ago

Fees-Free Study at UCOL

UCOL

If you’re interested in a new career, learning something new, or improving your job prospects, there’s never been a better time. The New Zealand Government has just expanded its fees-free study options, so you can get an extra helping-hand.

No matter what study you’ve done before, this is … View more
If you’re interested in a new career, learning something new, or improving your job prospects, there’s never been a better time. The New Zealand Government has just expanded its fees-free study options, so you can get an extra helping-hand.

No matter what study you’ve done before, this is your chance to enrol in fees-free study and a get a fresh start. If you’re interested in trades, engineering, care work or the primary industries, UCOL’s programmes are free to study.

Enrol NOW at ucol.ac.nz or call 0800 GO UCOL to find out more about our fees-free study options.
Enroll now

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149 days ago

Our Strategy Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The Team from Office for Seniors

Last November, we launched our new strategy, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034. This strategy will help ensure we create opportunities for all of us to participate, contribute and be valued as we age. Many of the key areas for action in the strategy have become even more … View moreLast November, we launched our new strategy, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034. This strategy will help ensure we create opportunities for all of us to participate, contribute and be valued as we age. Many of the key areas for action in the strategy have become even more relevant in the wake of COVID-19.

Click here to read our strategy and find out more about what we want to achieve and what needs to happen bit.ly...

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149 days ago

Get the inside scoop on Stuff's great travel finds

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Here at Stuff Travel, our team of journalists have been furiously ferreting out Aotearoa’s best hidden gems. We've come across so many activities and places we never knew existed.

Typically, as soon as we report a great place on Stuff, the floodgates open. But … View more
Hey neighbours,

Here at Stuff Travel, our team of journalists have been furiously ferreting out Aotearoa’s best hidden gems. We've come across so many activities and places we never knew existed.

Typically, as soon as we report a great place on Stuff, the floodgates open. But subscribe to our newsletter here for a free ticket to ride with our travel team each week as we explore the best of New Zealand.

We’ll tell you about our great finds, before we tell anyone else. And we’ll throw in some great deals, giveaways and advice each week too.

Bon voyage!

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150 days ago

Save this summer with Scenic

Scenic Hotel Group

Take the scenic route this summer and enjoy exploring New Zealand at its best. With a myriad of accommodation all around our beautiful country, there is always a place you can #StayKiwi with us.

Stay one night, save 10%, stay two, save 19%, stay three or longer and you'll unlock up to 23% … View more
Take the scenic route this summer and enjoy exploring New Zealand at its best. With a myriad of accommodation all around our beautiful country, there is always a place you can #StayKiwi with us.

Stay one night, save 10%, stay two, save 19%, stay three or longer and you'll unlock up to 23% off when you book direct.
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