Hairini, Tauranga

3 hours ago

Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections?

The team Reporter from Bay News

Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and … View more
Hi neighbours - prisoners have expressed that they want to be able to vote in both the general election and local body elections.

They say it would help them feel human and connected to the community, with former prisoner Awatea Mita saying the voting ban is "humiliating and dehumanising".

What do you think? Should prisoners be allowed to vote in the council elections? Read more here

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19 minutes ago

Local Electrician

Amanda from Mount Maunganui

Hi everyone.

My husband has just started his business ACE Electrical BOP. If you need someone local for all electrical work and Heat Pumps, check out www.aceelectricalbop.co.nz....

Will is Fujitsu accredited installer/repairer and used to be a qualified plasterer. He’s renovated 3 of our … View more
Hi everyone.

My husband has just started his business ACE Electrical BOP. If you need someone local for all electrical work and Heat Pumps, check out www.aceelectricalbop.co.nz....

Will is Fujitsu accredited installer/repairer and used to be a qualified plasterer. He’s renovated 3 of our family homes - so he’s pretty handy!

Thanks 🙏

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16 days ago

Take the ultimate Kiwi pie roadie

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Love a pie? Love a road trip? We've mapped the perfect pie roadie, so you can sample New Zealand's best award-winning pastry treats while making your way around our beautiful country (and there's even a pie or two in your neck of the woods).

Check them out here.

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2 hours ago

OPEN HOME SUNDAY 11am-4pm. INVESTORS, FIRST-HOME BUYERS, RETIREES!!!

Marilyn from Welcome Bay

131a FORRESTER DRIVE, WELCOME BAY Marilyn at 07-544-8979

Very tidy 2-bedroom home on an easy-care level site. Could be remodelled into 3 bedrooms. Fenced, private, sunny front yard faces NW. Safe playing area for your child and/or pet. Ready to be enjoyed by first-home buyers, retirees, … View more
131a FORRESTER DRIVE, WELCOME BAY Marilyn at 07-544-8979

Very tidy 2-bedroom home on an easy-care level site. Could be remodelled into 3 bedrooms. Fenced, private, sunny front yard faces NW. Safe playing area for your child and/or pet. Ready to be enjoyed by first-home buyers, retirees, investors, down-sizers or a young family. Lovely neighbourhood with beautiful mature trees and million-dollar waterfront houses. 5-minute walk to waterfront TYE PARK: boat/kayak launching ramp, BBQs, picnic tables, playground equipment, good dog-exercising area. Short walk to the SHOPS (Four Square, restaurants, pharmacy, Post Shop, bakery & more), BUS stop, Primary SCHOOL, Community Centre and Waitaha Playground. Soak up the warm afternoon sun in your open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen. Awesome sunsets to view from your kitchen window or deck. Master double bedroom very spacious; cheery morning sunshine through large window; two large separate wardrobes. Double bedroom with ranch-sliding doors opening onto your covered deck -- a peaceful place to relax with a book or have a cuppa. Bathroom has a vanity, bathtub and separate shower with exhaust fan, with large storage closet in hallway. There is a separate toilet room. Kitchen has good storage and a walk-in pantry. Laundry room entry from kitchen, with an exit door onto front-yard deck. Garage is an extended-length single. Use your imagination in this rear area--storage, gardening, work area, exercise equipment! Double-gates in the front yard open for parking of your boat, motorhome or vehicle. Room for 2 cars to park on grass outside fence & abundant street parking. Ceiling and under-floor insulation. HRV Ventilation System. HRV Air-Tempering Unit (ATU). Mitsubishi Heat Pump 6 kW. Palliside Vinyl (PVC) Weatherboards on house (no painting required).

CHATTELS: Fixed Floor Coverings, Light Fittings, Electric Stove, Drapes, Blinds, Ceiling Fan.

NEGOTIABLE CHATTELS: Electric Garage Door Opener, Refrigerator/Freezer. Call for an appointment to view or come to open house.

Negotiable

1 day ago

Should parents be charged if their kids wag school?

The team Reporter from Bay News

Hi neighbours - a teen who refused to go to school has cost his parents after they were charged $50 under the Education Act.

The court heard that over a period of 62 school days, the teen was unjustifiably absent on 38 days, with a further seven classified as justified absence.

What are your … View more
Hi neighbours - a teen who refused to go to school has cost his parents after they were charged $50 under the Education Act.

The court heard that over a period of 62 school days, the teen was unjustifiably absent on 38 days, with a further seven classified as justified absence.

What are your thoughts? Should parents be charged if their kids wag school?

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4 hours ago

❗ GIVEAWAY ❗

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Fun fact… it’s 537 steps up Baldwin Street in Dunedin – that means you’d have to walk up it almost 19 times to get 10,000 steps! Thanks to Hannah, our legendary Community Fundraising Coordinator for stepping up to the challenge.

We still have plenty of New Zealand Red Cross Cups to give … View more
Fun fact… it’s 537 steps up Baldwin Street in Dunedin – that means you’d have to walk up it almost 19 times to get 10,000 steps! Thanks to Hannah, our legendary Community Fundraising Coordinator for stepping up to the challenge.

We still have plenty of New Zealand Red Cross Cups to give away. All you need to do is sign up to Red Cross Journey, be one of the first 100 participants to raise $100 and we’ll send you a KeepCup!

Red Cross Journey is our annual fundraising step challenge - with a difference. Walk 10,000 steps a day for 21 days and learn about the journey of someone involved with Red Cross while raising funds to help people in need.

For more information or to make a donation, visit: www.redcrossjourney.org.nz...

Thank you for your support.

8 hours ago

Naming policy survey closes soon!

Communications from Tauranga City Council

Do you agree we should better reflect our Māori heritage in the names we choose for streets, reserves, public places, community facilities and infrastructure? Take our short survey by 5pm on Monday: www.surveymonkey.com...

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8 hours ago

Make a bold statement...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Tauranga

Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design creating using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find … View more
Add personality to your floors with this simple diamond design creating using two Resene colours and a clear finish.

Perfect for your hallway or other smaller areas in your home that need brightening up.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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16 hours ago

AMI, sharing community kindness!

AMI Insurance - Head office

When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and … View more
When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.

After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Visit us online

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1 day ago

Where are the best property deals?

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best property … View more
Hey neighbours,

The region (and city) you choose to invest in can drastically impact your future returns.

That's why, once you decide to invest in NZ's property market, your next step is to question which region you should park your money in.

To read more about where the best property deals might be click here.

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1 day ago

Packing Potential in Hairini

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Act fast to secure a little piece of the country on the edge of the city with this
brick and tile classic set on a massive 2,308sqm (more or less) parcel where larger family living combines with development potential.

Offered in original condition with scope to enhance featuring three bedrooms
and… View more
Act fast to secure a little piece of the country on the edge of the city with this
brick and tile classic set on a massive 2,308sqm (more or less) parcel where larger family living combines with development potential.

Offered in original condition with scope to enhance featuring three bedrooms
and large lounge opening onto a sunny concrete patio while a detached
studio/sleep-out complete with independent toilet unfolds options for teens.

Located in an emerging city-fringe suburb witnessing explosive development
this is an ideal opportunity for a family to move in and renovate or a developer
to land-bank and build anew (subject to consents).

So close to Tauranga CBD, the Windermere Campus and handy access to roundabouts and corridor routes around Tauranga and out to the Mount's beaches and malls.

One of the largest and few remaining developable sections on the go-head side
of town moving forwards in leaps and bounds.

Call Patrick for further details or to arrange a viewing.

Tender Closing 4pm, 12 Sept 19 (unless sold prior)

1 day ago

Daffodil Day Volunteers Needed

Simi from Papamoa Beach

The 30th of August is Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s biggest annual fundraiser! We’re looking for volunteer collectors for Friday 30th August and Saturday 31st August.
Daffodil Day is vital to help us continue supporting the one in three Kiwis affected by cancer. By giving just two hours … View more
The 30th of August is Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s biggest annual fundraiser! We’re looking for volunteer collectors for Friday 30th August and Saturday 31st August.
Daffodil Day is vital to help us continue supporting the one in three Kiwis affected by cancer. By giving just two hours of your time, you can help us to make a huge difference in the lives of people living with cancer.
If you can help, give us a call on 0800 22 77 44 or fill out the online form at daffodilday.org.nz/volunteer and our team will be in touch to schedule your shift.

17 days ago

URGENT - House needed in Rural Ohauiti/Welcome Bay Area

Tim from Papamoa Beach

HOUSE NEEDED OHAUITI/WELCOME BAY AREA
Hi, we are a couple (mid 40s+) needing to move from our current rental due to renovation and sale. No kids but we do have 2 house trained cats. We are seeking a rural house or fitted out shed etc with 2-3 bedrooms. Being warm and dry is first priority with a … View more
HOUSE NEEDED OHAUITI/WELCOME BAY AREA
Hi, we are a couple (mid 40s+) needing to move from our current rental due to renovation and sale. No kids but we do have 2 house trained cats. We are seeking a rural house or fitted out shed etc with 2-3 bedrooms. Being warm and dry is first priority with a good internet connection a must. We own a cafe in Town and work from home as a biz finance/admin manager. Move in date can be flexible but we are very keen to take action. Current landlord available for excellence reference. Happy to help out round the place if needed.
Preferred location somewhere up Ohauiti / Welcome bay rural area

Please reply to this add or text on 0224341595

Cheers

Tim and Ariel

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8 days ago

Document tubes

Judy from Papamoa Beach

We are often left with document tubes of various sizes. We would really like to see these be of some use to someone.

1 day ago

Are you waiting for surgery? We'd love to chat

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" … View more
Hi neighbours - we're looking to chat with people who have experienced the following:

-Have been waiting for surgery that the hospital keeps postponing.
-Have been told they can't get on the waiting list for surgery due to their debilitating condition not being "serious" enough.

If you're happy to chat and potentially be part of a story about this, please get in touch with Thomas through his email: thomas.coughlan@stuff.co.nz

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1 day ago

Lash + Brow + Shape Special

Christine from Body Treatments

Birthday Month and Winter Warmer Special - 25% off Lash and brow tint and shape when you mention this post until the end of August. Now only $30 !!! phone 5706270

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