Tokanui, Tokanui

15 hours ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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3 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
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6 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

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We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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4 days ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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4 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

8 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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6 days ago

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Becoming an Age Friendly Business Implementation Guide is now available on our website, providing practical guidance for businesses, services and communities interested in putting an age friendly business programme in place in their city or stores.

If you are thinking about developing an Age friendly Business programme or have more questions about how to get involved, get in touch with us at osc@msd.govt.nz.

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9 days ago

Keep up with the latest America's Cup action

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Who's foiling and who's failing?

Stuff's America's Cup correspondent Duncan Johnstone brings you all the action from on and off the water, delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (for free) here.

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9 days ago

Grooves up or down? Decking debate settled

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

The great kiwi deck, every home should have one. But there's a decking debate raging in DIY and Reno circles: Should the grooves go up or down?
We think we've settled the argument here.

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9 days ago

Come visit and nurture a conversation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help … View more
Gathering together during the holidays can lead us to notice changes in our loved ones and their needs, especially if there has been some time between visits.

Starting a conversation about care isn’t always easy but like many things, sometimes you just need to take the first step.

To help nurture those conversations, we invite you to our Care Centre Open Days at your local Ryman village. A tour will give you first-hand experience of our village communities and the exceptional care we provide. Care options include the extra support of a serviced apartment, resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
Find out more

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11 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene DIY Cardholder, get an extra 5% off - Hurry offer ends soon!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 2 February 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

If you don't have a Resene DIY Card, sign up free online or while you are in store.

Happy decorating!
Sign up now

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11 days ago

Smiths City BYOD Sorted

Smiths City

Dreaming of the kids being back at school? Start planning for it today. Find out more

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12 days ago

A better way to care

Hawthorndale Care Village

The Hawthorndale Care Village is a not-for-profit aged care facility for Southland and Otago, based on a Dutch dementia village model – De Hogeweyk. It fully replicates everyday life in a suburban neighbourhood within a safe, secure setting. They have the freedom to do what they like – within … View moreThe Hawthorndale Care Village is a not-for-profit aged care facility for Southland and Otago, based on a Dutch dementia village model – De Hogeweyk. It fully replicates everyday life in a suburban neighbourhood within a safe, secure setting. They have the freedom to do what they like – within reason – retaining a sense of purpose and dignity.

We want to change how we care for older New Zealanders, particularly those living with dementia. Together as a community, we must set the bar higher. We have an opportunity to redefine aged care in New Zealand. Be part of a legacy.
Donate now

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13 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working… View more
Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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13 days ago

Southland woman to attempt world record for shearing sheep

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

While most of us are still asleep at 5am on Thursday, Megan Whitehead will begin her attempt at claiming a second world shearing record, in a woolshed on the side of the Hokonui Hills near Gore.

She is attempting the solo women’s nine-hours strongwool lamb shearing record of 648, (72 an hour) … View more
While most of us are still asleep at 5am on Thursday, Megan Whitehead will begin her attempt at claiming a second world shearing record, in a woolshed on the side of the Hokonui Hills near Gore.

She is attempting the solo women’s nine-hours strongwool lamb shearing record of 648, (72 an hour) set in November 2007 by Waikato shearer Emily Welch.

To read more, click the link below.

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16 days ago

Favourite summer holiday finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd love to hear about the great places you've discovered over your summer holidays, whether it's somewhere local or on a trip away. Did you come across a particularly amazing beach, camping ground, town, walk or scenic spot? What made it so special? Any activities or places to eat and drink you can recommend in the area would also be much appreciated. As usual, please include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article.
Cheers.

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