South Taupo, Taupo

9 days ago

The Pink Campervan is coming to Taupo!

Talia Cooper from Pink Caravan Education & Awareness - Rotorua, Taupo, Waikato.

Each year our breast health nurses travel around New Zealand in our iconic Pink Campervan, to talk about mammograms, offer advice about checking your breasts, healthy lifestyles and family risk.

Our nurses have valuable advice about symptoms, treatments, support groups and post-surgery options. … View more
Each year our breast health nurses travel around New Zealand in our iconic Pink Campervan, to talk about mammograms, offer advice about checking your breasts, healthy lifestyles and family risk.

Our nurses have valuable advice about symptoms, treatments, support groups and post-surgery options. The breast care nurses have visual and hands-on displays of breast cancer symptoms that most haven’t seen before, and will use prosthetic breasts to show what a lump feels like.

Our breast nurses would love to have a chat to you so pop in and say hi. We’ll be at the location below on:

Tuesday, 28 May 2024
PAK'nSAVE Taupo
Ruapehu Street, Taupō 3330

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9 days ago

Watch out for this pretty flower

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Green thumbs are being asked to watch out for a beautiful but toxic flower that could be growing in their backyards.

What you need to know:
- Every part of the plant is poisonous, and can cause gastroenteritis, thirst, paralysis, blindness, and heart and kidney failure.
- This plant is hardy … View more
Green thumbs are being asked to watch out for a beautiful but toxic flower that could be growing in their backyards.

What you need to know:
- Every part of the plant is poisonous, and can cause gastroenteritis, thirst, paralysis, blindness, and heart and kidney failure.
- This plant is hardy and normal pest control efforts are often not enough to eradicate.
- The cape tulip, growing up to 90cm high with one strap-like leaf, was introduced to Aotearoa in the 1940s, the Ministry for Primary Industries’ manager for pest management John Sanson said. “Cape tulips, like many of these invasive weeds, are really attractive ornamental species ...but they escape over people’s backyard fences and into pasture, as these things often do,”
- It was classified as a noxious plant in the late 1970s after they were discovered to cause harm to livestock and humans, even killing animals when too much as ingested.
- The salmon-pink flowers bloom for about two days a year between June and December, and have previously been an ornamental species for keen gardeners.

Sanson urged people who believed they had the weed growing on their property to leave it untouched and contact Biosecurity New New Zealand’s Exotic Pest and Disease on 0800 80 99 66.

Once a site was confirmed, manual removal or chemical treatment would start.

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9 days ago

Seed storage

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Build a sturdy little box to keep your seed packets organised and easily accessible. Finish it in Resene Seaweed and Resene Aquaclear. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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9 days ago

Spoil someone special this Mother’s Day

mags4gifts.co.nz

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy up to 34% off 1-year magazine subscriptions and grab a gift for yourself or a mother figure that’ll last all year long!

With over 50 titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone at mags4gifts.co.nz. To make … View more
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy up to 34% off 1-year magazine subscriptions and grab a gift for yourself or a mother figure that’ll last all year long!

With over 50 titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone at mags4gifts.co.nz. To make your gift even more special, make sure to click the “This order is a gift” box to add a free personalised e-card to your order. Mother’s Day offers end at midnight on 11 May, so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply.
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19 days ago

Midday Concert Series 10 May

Tracey from South Taupo

Kia ora koutou
The next midday concert is at St Andrew's on Friday 10 May from 12-1pm. It will be a two-part concert starting with the brass and wind ensemble 'Blended' followed by the Taupō Strings Orchestra. It's $5 to enter. Bring a friend and see you there. Everyone is … View more
Kia ora koutou
The next midday concert is at St Andrew's on Friday 10 May from 12-1pm. It will be a two-part concert starting with the brass and wind ensemble 'Blended' followed by the Taupō Strings Orchestra. It's $5 to enter. Bring a friend and see you there. Everyone is welcome.
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11 days ago

Why Leonie loves lawn bowls

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

For the uninitiated, lawn bowls may just look like a bunch of people throwing balls up and down a flat piece of grass.

But for Evelyn Page Retirement Village resident Leonie, it is a game of skill that has brought her 40 years of friendship, camaraderie and many fun-filled experiences and … View more
For the uninitiated, lawn bowls may just look like a bunch of people throwing balls up and down a flat piece of grass.

But for Evelyn Page Retirement Village resident Leonie, it is a game of skill that has brought her 40 years of friendship, camaraderie and many fun-filled experiences and memories.

So much so, that she has dedicated most of the last 20-plus years to umpiring the game. It is her way of giving back, she says, and now she is lending those skills to the upcoming trans-Tasman inter-village Ryman Roll Up.

Click read more for the full story.

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11 days ago

Watch out for SCAMS

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly is aware that online safety is front of mind for members, and scams are getting more tricky to spot. So we thought we'd share some tips from Netsafe to keep you informed about what to avoid and where to get help.

Where do scams take place?
Over the phone, via text message, via… View more
Neighbourly is aware that online safety is front of mind for members, and scams are getting more tricky to spot. So we thought we'd share some tips from Netsafe to keep you informed about what to avoid and where to get help.

Where do scams take place?
Over the phone, via text message, via email, online or even in person.

What red flags should you be looking out for? Ask yourself these questions...
- Were you expecting this message? or was it out of the blue?
- Are they saying there's a problem which you didn't anticipate?
- Are you having to give money over?
- Are you being rushed?
- Are you being told to click on a link or go to an unfamiliar website?
- Are you being asked to share personal info or passwords?
- Are you being asked to pay in a strange way like wire transfer, gift cards, etc
- Does something not feel right? Do you feel confused?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, it's best to stop communicating and seek support. But if you've already given over money, contact your bank immediately.

You can check if it's a scam by contacting |Netsafe|:
- Toll-free on 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723) or +6496660840 if calling from outside New Zealand
- Emailing help@netsafe.org.nz

If you're pretty sure it's a scam, make a report at netsafe.org.nz

Remember Neighbourly is a free service for neighbours so we won't ask you for money or for your password. All emails will come from noreply@neighbourly.co.nz - so feel free to get in touch if you're unsure of something!

Hope this helps you, neighbours!

11 days ago

Huge opportunity to accelerate ecological work

The Team from Momentum Waikato

The Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust, or ‘WCEET’, is a collaboration between Mercury Power and the conservation groups that were involved in the re-consenting process for the company’s Waikato River dams. Together they manage an enhancement fund that supports efforts to … View moreThe Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust, or ‘WCEET’, is a collaboration between Mercury Power and the conservation groups that were involved in the re-consenting process for the company’s Waikato River dams. Together they manage an enhancement fund that supports efforts to environmentally compensate for the dams’ impact.

WCEET’s financial support has had a hugely positive impact on the Waikato and Lake Taupo catchments since it was established two decades ago – its funding of 300+ conservation projects has collectively enhanced 2600+ hectares of wetland and 2600+ hectares of riparian habitat, with 2.43 million natives planted and predator control applied to 7200+ hectares.

“We’ve supported some truly inspirational volunteer groups, landowners and businesses dedicated to protecting and enhancing the environment,” said Trust Chair Gwyn Verkerk.

“Without any promotion, our funding rounds are always over-subscribed. So we’ve set up the WCEET Fund with Momentum Waikato, as both a new investment income stream in its own right, and to provide an easy way for the public to donate towards the expansion and long-term sustainability of this crucial local conservation funding.”

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11 days ago

What's On: Free Community Yoga Classes

Joleen from Taupo Central

Come along to 2 FREE yoga classes from 11.30am - 12.45pm and 3 - 4.15pm led by Asia Pacific Yoga teacher trainees. Beginners welcome. RSVP to Joleen 022-5800523.
Free Community Yoga Classes
  • Empower Fitness Taupo
11 days ago

Snap up a special NZ House & Garden deal this Mother’s Day

NZ House & Garden

This Mother’s Day enjoy up to 32% off when you subscribe to NZ House & Garden magazine for 1 year PLUS go in the draw to win one of 90 Antipodes serums worth $56 each! This silky-light hyaluronic serum offers up to 72 hours’ hydration to quench skin and foster a fresh, dewy appearance.

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This Mother’s Day enjoy up to 32% off when you subscribe to NZ House & Garden magazine for 1 year PLUS go in the draw to win one of 90 Antipodes serums worth $56 each! This silky-light hyaluronic serum offers up to 72 hours’ hydration to quench skin and foster a fresh, dewy appearance.

Gift a subscription today at mags4gifts.co.nz and add a personalised e-card to your order to make your gift even more special. Offer ends at midnight on 19 May, so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply.
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11 days ago

The perfect treat this Mother's Day

Sunday Star Times

This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? … View more
This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? Add a personalised e-card to your order to make your gift even more special. Offer ends next week so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply, promo code must be applied.
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12 days ago

This week's prize...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Congrats to the winners of the $100 Warehouse gift cards:

Solange Thorp from Lyall Bay

Warwick Anderson from Foxton Beach

Betty Henderson from Balclutha

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Congrats to the winners of the $100 Warehouse gift cards:

Solange Thorp from Lyall Bay

Warwick Anderson from Foxton Beach

Betty Henderson from Balclutha

Aimee McKay from Queenstown

Not a winner? Good luck next time!

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 14th May.

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13 days ago

Caring For You Like Family

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experienceView more
91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experience living in a Ryman community.
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14 days ago

New Lottery, New Home

Heart Foundation Lotteries

For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Papamoa, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make… View more
For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Papamoa, worth just over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, a rental, or you can simply sell it! Get your tickets today.
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15 days ago

The perfect treat this Mother's Day

Sunday Star Times

This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? … View more
This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? Add a personalised e-card to your order to make your gift even more special. Offer ends next week so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply, promo code must be applied.
Find out more

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