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104 days ago

Do you think it's been a good summer for tourism?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

Records are being broken daily at Lake Taupō Hole In One Challenge, Taupō Parasail and Chris Jolly Outdoors, according to director Hayden Porter.

“Without looking at the figures in detail, we are definitely up on last year across the board, and last year was our best year so this one is even… View more
Records are being broken daily at Lake Taupō Hole In One Challenge, Taupō Parasail and Chris Jolly Outdoors, according to director Hayden Porter.

“Without looking at the figures in detail, we are definitely up on last year across the board, and last year was our best year so this one is even better.

And Love Taupō general manager Jane Wilson is expecting Taupō’s Christmas and new year visitor statistics - to be released next month - to reflect a bumper holiday season.

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105 days ago

Best Summer Activities to Enjoy in Aotearoa

The Team from NZ Compare

Dive into the quintessential Kiwi summer with sparkling beaches, iconic Pohutukawa trees, and the aroma of a classic sausage sizzle!

Explore Aotearoa's hidden gems and popular spots that captivate both locals and tourists during the scorching summer season.

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105 days ago

Make money from your unused space

Heybarn

Unlock the potential of your unused space, whether it's a shed, garage or paddock and start making it work for you.

Kiwis from all over New Zealand are looking to rent affordable space for storage, a workshop or an event.

Visit - let us help you find the perfect renter for your space.
Find out more

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105 days ago

Invasive Freshwater Clams threaten the water we love.

Ministry for Primary Industries

The Freshwater Clam is an invasive species that has made its way to New Zealand.

They can harm our lakes, rivers and everything we love about the water, from boating and fishing to swimming and competing.

To help stop the spread of the Freshwater Clam, … View more
The Freshwater Clam is an invasive species that has made its way to New Zealand.

They can harm our lakes, rivers and everything we love about the water, from boating and fishing to swimming and competing.

To help stop the spread of the Freshwater Clam, please follow the new check-clean-dry requirements when moving between rivers and lakes this summer to protect the water we love.
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106 days ago

Elevate Inclusivity: 'NZSL' Course for Empowered Communication

The Team from Fraser ACE Adult Community Education

Fraser ACE proudly introduces our new tutor Sarah taking our New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course, aimed at fostering inclusivity and effective communication.

Designed for learners of all backgrounds, this course is a gateway to understanding and mastering one of the country's official … View more
Fraser ACE proudly introduces our new tutor Sarah taking our New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course, aimed at fostering inclusivity and effective communication.

Designed for learners of all backgrounds, this course is a gateway to understanding and mastering one of the country's official languages. Led by Sarah Mason, an experienced instructor, participants will delve into the rich culture of NZSL, honing essential communication skills through engaging lessons and practical applications. Whether for personal enrichment, professional development, or to communicate with the Deaf community, this course empowers individuals to break down barriers and build connections through the beauty of sign language.
Explore our Sign Language Course

107 days ago

BOOK WEEK ON NOW.

The Team from Red Cross Shop Taupo

Come on in for book week, we have a variety of books and magazines at great prices, grab a book relax, enjoy a chill out time.
79 Te Hue Hue st.

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108 days ago

How to Downsize Gifts and Heirlooms

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Welcome to the second of this series of articles dedicated to helping you to downsize, declutter and rightsize your life, brought to you by Ryman Healthcare in conjunction with organising and decluttering expert Peter Walsh.

This time we are tackling one of the more challenging aspects of … View more
Welcome to the second of this series of articles dedicated to helping you to downsize, declutter and rightsize your life, brought to you by Ryman Healthcare in conjunction with organising and decluttering expert Peter Walsh.

This time we are tackling one of the more challenging aspects of downsizing – what to do with gifts and heirlooms. Whether you need to free up space in your own home or are helping someone else to downsize, this is a task that can feel daunting and emotionally charged.

Although it might be tempting to box everything up and hide it away to deal with another day, that just passes the problem down the road to your future self or to your family.

Fortunately, there are ways to downsize gifts and heirlooms that honour and remember the past whilst enabling you to rightsize your life for the present day.

Click to read more.

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108 days ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lotteries

For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Clarks Beach, Auckland worth over $1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be lived in and loved by its new owners. … View more
For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home in Clarks Beach, Auckland worth over $1 million.

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

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it – it could be all yours! Don’t forget, tickets also make great gifts.

Celebrate the Heart Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Lottery and get your tickets today!
Get tickets now

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111 days ago

Mindful makeover

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Breathe new life into an old wooden cabinet with Resene paints. Find out how to revamp your own with our handy advice.

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111 days ago

Best Shows to Stream This Summer

The Team from NZ Compare

Looking to unwind and recharge these holidays?

We've compiled the top summer holiday movies on Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, and Neon for the festive season. CLICK below to explore!

Also, we've got the scoop on broadband providers offering free subscriptions to these streaming … View more
Looking to unwind and recharge these holidays?

We've compiled the top summer holiday movies on Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, and Neon for the festive season. CLICK below to explore!

Also, we've got the scoop on broadband providers offering free subscriptions to these streaming services just in time.

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113 days ago

Happy New Year from Ryman!

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

Wishing you a fantastic year filled with laughter, fun, and exciting possibilities.

If you're considering a lifestyle change this year, we'd love to help you discover all the options around retirement living.

It could give you more time to do the things you love. To get you … View more
Wishing you a fantastic year filled with laughter, fun, and exciting possibilities.

If you're considering a lifestyle change this year, we'd love to help you discover all the options around retirement living.

It could give you more time to do the things you love. To get you started, try our free copy of the Ryman Guide that covers everything from living options to costs.

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126 days ago

The Winner: NZ's Merriest Home

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Congratulations to Mark Williams of Tamatea who has won NZ's Merriest Home and our Neighbourly prize. Well deserved, Mark.

Mark and his family have decorated his home for 23 years and start preparing in about October each year. He has now shared some videos of his property that you can view… View more
Congratulations to Mark Williams of Tamatea who has won NZ's Merriest Home and our Neighbourly prize. Well deserved, Mark.

Mark and his family have decorated his home for 23 years and start preparing in about October each year. He has now shared some videos of his property that you can view - Inside and Out.

Thank you to all those who entered and made the season merry and bright!

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115 days ago

Sunday Star-Times Great Kiwi Quiz is back by popular demand

Sunday Star Times

Grab a copy of your local Stuff newspaper between 1 Jan - 28 Jan and participate in the Great Kiwi Quiz! Test your knowledge, answer the daily New Zealand based questions, and find out how well you know our beautiful country!

Each correct answer will get you one entry into the draw to win a … View more
Grab a copy of your local Stuff newspaper between 1 Jan - 28 Jan and participate in the Great Kiwi Quiz! Test your knowledge, answer the daily New Zealand based questions, and find out how well you know our beautiful country!

Each correct answer will get you one entry into the draw to win a $100 Mitre 10 gift card, with a total of $5,000 worth of gift cards up for grabs. The more answers you enter in correctly, the higher your chance of walking away with a Mitre 10 gift card this summer. For more information and to submit your answers, click here.

The team at Stuff and Sunday Star-Times
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115 days ago

Happy New Year!

The Team from NZ Compare

Happy New Year from the NZ Compare Team! Wishing you a year filled with joy, success, and exciting adventures.
Here's to more fantastic moments together in 2024!

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117 days ago

What would go in our 2023 NZ time capsule?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

For a bit of fun, imagine we are making a time capsule to tell the future about life in New Zealand in 2023. What would you add to our time capsule?

Some ideas include:
A pair of Crocs
An air fryer
A poem written by ChatGPT
A PakNSave receipt
A teaspoon commemorating the Coronation of … View more
For a bit of fun, imagine we are making a time capsule to tell the future about life in New Zealand in 2023. What would you add to our time capsule?

Some ideas include:
A pair of Crocs
An air fryer
A poem written by ChatGPT
A PakNSave receipt
A teaspoon commemorating the Coronation of King Charles III
A copy of Prince Harry’s book “Spare”
A banner that says “Up the Wahs”

What would you put in there to sum up life in NZ this year?

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