More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

11 hours ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbour is Vincent the Teddy Bear, nominated by Eibs O’Leary from Warkworth.

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Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity and huge effort during lock down. They lifted all our spirits with their daily Teddy bear reenactment on how to keep busy. Each day people came to see what Teddy bear was up to. With keen interest kids in our neighbourhood even gave Teddy a proper Vincent LOL! It's through times like this that such acts of goodness should be acknowledged and the memories they hold forever treasured. A selected few photos of Vincent's daily lockdown activities "thanks Vincent :)"

12 hours ago

Call for feedback on draft Transport Strategy

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Taupō District Council is calling for feedback on its draft Transport Strategy, to better understand the community’s transport services and infrastructure needs.

The draft strategy sets out a number of key themes and ideas that council hopes will start the conversation to help inform its long-term transport priorities and direction.

Mayor David Trewavas said it was important to hear feedback from the community on the draft strategy.

“Our top priority is safety for our users, but on top of that there are a number of other priorities that we’d like your feedback on – from creating a cycling and walking friendly district to ensuring resilient infrastructure and supporting a vibrant district,” he said.

“We are also asking a number of questions covering safety on rural roads, intersection and traffic flow, how to better support vibrancy through infrastructure, pedestrian and cycling connections and crossings.”

Feedback on the draft Transport Strategy is open from midday, Tuesday 4 August – 5pm, Friday 4 September 2020.

For further information and to provide feedback head to: