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38 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest issue of our Seniors Newsletter is here. In this issue we discuss ways to stay hydrated over summer, catch up with a 73 year old fish scientist, discuss health insurance, plus much more!

Read it here now: bit.ly...

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39 days ago

Is your property climate resilient?

Climate Insights

Find out today by accessing the latest climate science for your property with Climate Insights.

To get a comfortable, efficient, durable home you will need to consider a changing climate. Wind, rain, temperature, humidity, fire risk, sea-level changes can all influence how you and your family … View more
Find out today by accessing the latest climate science for your property with Climate Insights.

To get a comfortable, efficient, durable home you will need to consider a changing climate. Wind, rain, temperature, humidity, fire risk, sea-level changes can all influence how you and your family enjoy your property.

The Climate Insights property report is a great place to start when buying, renting or investing in a house.
Download your Property Climate Risk Report

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53 days ago

Poll: Where would you most like to go once NZ borders open?

Collision Connect

Collision Connect is redefining collision repairs. We are based in both Huntly and Cambridge.

A range of services are available from collision repair and car painting to windscreen repair and replacement. Our qualified team will get you back on the road safely and efficiently, without any … View more
Collision Connect is redefining collision repairs. We are based in both Huntly and Cambridge.

A range of services are available from collision repair and car painting to windscreen repair and replacement. Our qualified team will get you back on the road safely and efficiently, without any mucking around.

Call us now on 0800 799 961.
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Where would you most like to go once NZ borders open?
  • 51.2% Australia
    51.2% Complete
  • 28.4% Europe
    28.4% Complete
  • 11% United States
    11% Complete
  • 9.4% Bali
    9.4% Complete
373 votes
45 days ago

ANGRY- anti-vax notice

John from Paeroa

I am angry to find in my mailbox a notice saying "You can't take it back, once they're jabbed, Did they tell you......" with a whole list of false jibber-jabber to persuade people not to get the Covid Vaccine.
Now everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however nobody is … View more
I am angry to find in my mailbox a notice saying "You can't take it back, once they're jabbed, Did they tell you......" with a whole list of false jibber-jabber to persuade people not to get the Covid Vaccine.
Now everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however nobody is entitled to endanger peoples lives and health by promoting the spread of this dangerous virus.
Many people are gullible enough to believe this stuff, and many will suffer as a result.
Many of us remember previous epidemics, and have relatives who died through vaccines being unavailable
Many of us will know of people who are particularly vulnerable to this Covid 19, and who could become infected from contact with unvaccinated people.
A big DOWN to the people promoting the spread of Covid 19 by this mis-information, may they be forced to keep their infectious selves away from the rest of us

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40 days ago

Any of us old buggers remember this ..........

Vernon from Ngatea

THOSE WERE THE DAYS
When I was just a little boy
We didn’t have a lot

My parents kept the lights on

With some silver in the slot
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THOSE WERE THE DAYS
When I was just a little boy
We didn’t have a lot

My parents kept the lights on

With some silver in the slot

The tv was a rental one

That too was on a meter

But when I cast my mind back

Life back then, seemed so much sweeter

The larder wasn’t always full

Of tasty things to eat

But we didn’t notice hunger

As we played outside in the street

Our clothes weren’t always bought from new

Quite often worn before

But we didn’t follow fashion

Never thought to ask for more

My parent’s purses were empty

Except of course for dreams

But they always found some pennies

To buy us all Ice Creams

Our shoes were always measured

Our hair was always neat

I remember they insisted

You must take care of your feet!

School uniforms were granted

If needed given by the state

We looked as smart as anyone

When we walked through that school gate

In summer we picked berries

From the hedgerows in the field

Our fingers stained with purple

We delighted in our yield

No games consoles to keep us quiet

Our joy was climbing trees

Making dens in bales of straw

With grass stains on our knees

We didn’t know the world beyond

The place we use to play

We didn’t have a single care

As night just followed day

The girls would make their perfume

Boys got petals from the flowers

Often getting in hot water

Cos the blooms were never ours

We’d nick the fairy liquid tub

To have a water fight

And on the baking concrete

Our names we’d always write

We shared bikes and we shared footballs

Used our sweaters as the goal

And when the bitter winter came

We’d fill buckets up with coal

Every single chimney

Cast a plume into the sky

As we huddled by the fire

With a meat and tatty pie

Bath night was always Sunday

And the tub we had to share

A frozen dash from the bathroom

With Vosene suds in your hair

Scratch your name on the frosty pane

Before the curtains shut

Tucked under a heap of blankets

No choice but to stay put

We never took a holiday

Certainly not abroad

A day out to sunny Brighton

Was all we could afford

We’d paddle in the English Channel

And sit down in the foam

Ride a donkey up the beach

And wish we could take it home

Our kitchen was always full of steam

From the endless pans of spuds

And we volunteered for washing up

To play games with the suds

We made toast on the open fire

I can taste it to this day

Dripping in salted butter

It seems half a world away

Every Christmas there were presents

Underneath our tinseled tree

And always we were overjoyed

Whatever they may be

Never really knowing

They had cost our parents dear

And they wouldn’t clear the catalogue

Until Christmas came next year

In and out of houses

Up and down the street

Borrowing cups of sugar

We helped each other make ends meet

The house phone had restrictions

So we couldn't run the bill

And we only tasted Lucozade

If we were gravely ill

The doctor saw you on your sofa

With his stethoscope and bag

A week off school was endless

If you managed with the blag

John craven brought you newsround

Quite against your will

You rarely paid attention

You were waiting for Grange Hill

Vinyl records in the sideboard

And a smoked glass record player

You listened to pop music favorites

And you hated Leo Sayer

And when you went to bed at night

That then was parents’ time

You’d hear them downstairs singing

To Johnny Cash or Patsy Cline

Life back then was infinite

You never could grow old

There was nothing to be frightened of

With your parent’s hand to hold

Death was never mentioned

Too young to understand

It’s seems that life would just work out

The way you had it planned

But the years passed in minutes

There was no time to spare

Overnight it seems..... the silver threads

Adorned your parent’s hair

Your endless days were over

As time raced away at pace

And the happy days of innocence

Disappeared ... without trace

Don’t waste a single minute

Of this life with which you’re blessed

Things change in just a heartbeat

The ride can come to rest

Good times become just memories

Faces fade and smiles are lost

Don’t wish away a second

Hang on... at any cost

When I was just a little boy

We didn’t have a lot

But one day... all of that nothing

Will be the greatest gift I’ve got .

39 days ago

Busting the Common myths on creating a will

Public Trust

Stewart Harvey, Principal Trustee at Public Trust Waikato, says "seizing the moment" is essential so things aren't left to chance - and it's easier than you think. Stewart had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently, check out the article in the link below.

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41 days ago

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere and… View moreLet the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere and is now available to watch online, for a limited time only.

This specially shot online performance will bring this enchanting ballet from theatre to your screens, with live stage footage enhanced by close-ups so you can experience the emotion and dance first-hand. This is ballet like you’ve never seen it before, a full cinematic experience.

Watch online from 3 Dec – 12 Dec 2021. Rnzb.org.nz/msndonline
Watch online

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42 days ago

Bid. Farewell to fear.

EVES Real Estate

EVES auctions are all about less stress…more success. We ensure buyers are armed with all the information they need to bid confidently and successfully. We keep the communication and enthusiasm going, keeping buyers encouraged and sellers informed.

Our 50 years of experience makes every … View more
EVES auctions are all about less stress…more success. We ensure buyers are armed with all the information they need to bid confidently and successfully. We keep the communication and enthusiasm going, keeping buyers encouraged and sellers informed.

Our 50 years of experience makes every auction day exceptional.
Find out more

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42 days ago

Pioneering a new way to live in retirement

Bob Owens Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you’re free to do more of the things you love. Free to live life your way, secure in the knowledge that help’s here if you need it.

You can embrace today. Without worrying about the lawns, or the rates. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering … View more
When you choose a Ryman village, you’re free to do more of the things you love. Free to live life your way, secure in the knowledge that help’s here if you need it.

You can embrace today. Without worrying about the lawns, or the rates. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering retirement living.

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43 days ago

The Ryman Guide

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Retirement is a chapter in life filled with possibility, and at a Ryman village we want to make that chapter the best it can be. That’s why we offer living options to suit everyone, it’s why our terms come with certainty, it’s why we continually innovate, and it’s why we offer care on site … View moreRetirement is a chapter in life filled with possibility, and at a Ryman village we want to make that chapter the best it can be. That’s why we offer living options to suit everyone, it’s why our terms come with certainty, it’s why we continually innovate, and it’s why we offer care on site so you can plan for the future.

The Ryman Guide will help you choose the lifestyle you want to live at a Ryman village, so you can embrace every opportunity.
Get your free copy here

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44 days ago

Still stressed and shopping for Christmas?

The Team from NZ Compare

It’s been a hard year and we know for many the pinch is on this holiday season!
www.FreeVoucherCodes.co.nz has been launched to help Kiwi shoppers save money on a huge range of different products and services. Whether you need a meal kit comparison or discount vouchers for all your fave … View more
It’s been a hard year and we know for many the pinch is on this holiday season!
www.FreeVoucherCodes.co.nz has been launched to help Kiwi shoppers save money on a huge range of different products and services. Whether you need a meal kit comparison or discount vouchers for all your fave shopping spots – we’ve got it.

Check out Free Voucher Codes from NZ Compare for all the best coupons, promo codes and deals for your online Christmas shopping today!

NZ Compare is more than just power, broadband and money comparison. We’re helping Kiwis compare what’s out there!
COMPARE DISCOUNTS NOW

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45 days ago

Get found fast & Win

The Team from Digital Boost

Go into the draw to win one of three $300 hampers from your favourite local business.

To automatically enter, all you need to do is log in, and watch Google My Business to learn about how easy it is to be found online.

The competition ends on the 12th of December 2021. The winners will be … View more
Go into the draw to win one of three $300 hampers from your favourite local business.

To automatically enter, all you need to do is log in, and watch Google My Business to learn about how easy it is to be found online.

The competition ends on the 12th of December 2021. The winners will be notified on Monday the 13th of December 2021.
Sign up today

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45 days ago

Have your say on your local.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Has the pandemic made you shop more locally? Do you feel like you can rely on your community?

Let us know in our State of the Neighbourhood survey and you could win 1 of 10 $100 Prezzy cards.
Take the survey

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46 days ago

Shop Jingle Deals, plus Drive Away a Dream!

Heathcotes

Heathcotes’ Jingle Deals mailer is out now! Shop gift ideas for him, her, sports lovers, coffee lovers, audiophiles and plenty of ideas for the kids! Plus, every $100 spent will give you one entry into the draw to win a Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Edition!*

Come and see us in store or shop online … View more
Heathcotes’ Jingle Deals mailer is out now! Shop gift ideas for him, her, sports lovers, coffee lovers, audiophiles and plenty of ideas for the kids! Plus, every $100 spent will give you one entry into the draw to win a Volkswagen Tiguan Sport Edition!*

Come and see us in store or shop online at www.heathcotes.co.nz!

The Heathcotes team

*Terms & Conditions apply. View full promotion terms & conditions here.
Shop now

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46 days ago

Why it’s important to choose an executor for your will.

Public Trust

When it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on … View moreWhen it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the importance of an executor for your will.
Check out the article in the link below.

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