Kaitoke, Upper Hutt

28 days ago

Would you like a new ferry terminal for Te Whanganui-a-Tara?

New Interislander

KiwiRail is upgrading the Interislander ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara in Wellington?

Proposed changes include a new wharf, an upgraded terminal building and well-designed surrounds for parking, people and the safe movement of vehicles.

Work is planned to start next year, ready for the … View more
KiwiRail is upgrading the Interislander ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara in Wellington?

Proposed changes include a new wharf, an upgraded terminal building and well-designed surrounds for parking, people and the safe movement of vehicles.

Work is planned to start next year, ready for the arrival of two bigger, and more environmentally friendly ferries from 2025.

The Interislander is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, so let’s create an arrival experience to match.

Consultation on proposed design for the Kaiwharawhara terminal is open now until 30 November. Go to wellingtonprecinct.co.nz and have your say.
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33 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend: Caption challenge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Something a bit different this week. Put a caption to to this pic from Rosa Marie, taken in her Stokes Valley garden of starlings, a blackbird and a sparrow (is the sparrow playing dead?).

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29 days ago

Timely reasons you should make your will.

Public Trust

"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, … View more"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, especially in these uncertain times. Check out the article in the link below.

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30 days ago

We’re here for tamariki

The Team from ACC New Zealand

If tamariki are injured in an accident anywhere in Aotearoa, ACC is here to support them until they can get back to everyday life – including financial support for medical services, care and equipment. Find out more

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30 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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30 days ago

👋 Jeff is a home, car, boat and digger owner, born and raised in Whangārei.

Competenz

Jeff has a wife and two boys and a whole bunch of sheep. He was able to earn on the job and buy his first home while he completed his apprenticeship.

Take care of yourself and your whānau without the debt of a student loan to hold you back. This is your sign to embrace the fluro!

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32 days ago

Pet of the Day: Meet Lily

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Lily belongs to proud mum Julia Jefferson.

"Our Covid puppy. We got Lily last year. She is a sweet natured miniature schnauzer. She lives in Thorndon. She loves going for walks to the Botanical Gardens and loves the smells of the harbour."

Remember if you want your pet featured on … View more
Lily belongs to proud mum Julia Jefferson.

"Our Covid puppy. We got Lily last year. She is a sweet natured miniature schnauzer. She lives in Thorndon. She loves going for walks to the Botanical Gardens and loves the smells of the harbour."

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say which suburb you live in.

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30 days ago

Using social media for your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We understand that every penny counts for small business owners. Often this means finding ways of connecting with customers and increasing awareness of your brand - without the hefty price tag!

That's why getting your business on social media is a no-brainer. It’s one of the … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We understand that every penny counts for small business owners. Often this means finding ways of connecting with customers and increasing awareness of your brand - without the hefty price tag!

That's why getting your business on social media is a no-brainer. It’s one of the most cost-effective forms of digital marketing. Plus, it's easy to get started and begin making an impact immediately. Digital Boost can help you get set up and understand how all the different social media channels work.

Jump over to Digital Boost for an introduction to social media channels, advice on how to set up your first Facebook campaign, or tips on how to establish your presence on Facebook or Instagram.

We’ve got plenty of resources to get you going on your social media journey and we’re here to help.

Get started on building a strong online presence today!
Hashtag - what are you waiting for?

The team at Digital Boost

35 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Whos is this proud dad? The clue is in the moustache.

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31 days ago

Digitising your business with Frances Valintine

The Team from Digital Boost

Digitising your business should be a priority right now, an online presence is vital in today’s ever-evolving landscape.

Digital Boost can help you get started in this very special Digital Boost Q&A session with Frances Valintine - founder and CEO of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab.
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Digitising your business should be a priority right now, an online presence is vital in today’s ever-evolving landscape.

Digital Boost can help you get started in this very special Digital Boost Q&A session with Frances Valintine - founder and CEO of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab.
Frances will discuss the importance of digitising your business and offer guidance to get your business moving forward online.

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Click here to register and join Frances for this exciting opportunity!
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31 days ago

Why do I need a new will?​

Public Trust

If you haven’t updated your will in a long time, it’s important to create a new one. ​

Having a will gives your family peace of mind during the grieving process. When your wishes are clearly outlined in a legal document, it gives everyone the clarity they need, and ensures nothing… View more
If you haven’t updated your will in a long time, it’s important to create a new one. ​

Having a will gives your family peace of mind during the grieving process. When your wishes are clearly outlined in a legal document, it gives everyone the clarity they need, and ensures nothing is overlooked or forgotten. ​

It’s easy to get everything in order and up to date by asking yourself a few key questions..
Read on to find out more

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32 days ago

Is your property climate resilient?

Climate Insights

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

Risks to your investment and the roof over your and your family’s head are something that you can manage. With estimates of up to an 8 percent increase in damages from extreme rainfall alone between… View more
Find out today by accessing the latest climate science for your property with Climate Insights.

Risks to your investment and the roof over your and your family’s head are something that you can manage. With estimates of up to an 8 percent increase in damages from extreme rainfall alone between now and 2040 and up to 25 percent by 2100 we need to act now.

Your first step could be a physical risk assessment and adaptation guide for either your current or future home. Check out the sample reports and get one for yourself.
Download your Property Climate Risk Report

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32 days ago

Lead contamination forces recall of sugar products

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Six sugar products have been recalled by major manufacturers due to lead contamination.

Raw and brown sugar products by Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths are affected, and have been sold at retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand through October to November 4 2021.

In a statement, … View more
Six sugar products have been recalled by major manufacturers due to lead contamination.

Raw and brown sugar products by Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths are affected, and have been sold at retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand through October to November 4 2021.

In a statement, MPI said that that the food safety risk from these products is low, and informed customers who have bought these products to not consume them.

Here's what you need to know:

NAME OF PRODUCT
- Chelsea brand Raw Sugar (500g, 1.2kg, and 4kg)
- Chelsea brand Soft Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg)
- Pams brand Raw Sugar (1kg)
- Pams brand Soft Brown Sugar (1kg)
- Woolworths brand Raw Sugar (500g and 1kg)
- Woolworths brand Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg)

BATCH MARKING
- Chelsea brand Raw Sugar (500g, 1.2kg, and 4kg): Lot 21271 through to Lot 21303
- Chelsea brand Soft Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg): Lot 21280 through to Lot 21293
- Pams brand Raw Sugar (1kg): Lot 21270 through to Lot 21302
- Pams brand Soft Brown Sugar (1kg): Lot 21272 through to Lot 21303
- Woolworths brand Raw Sugar (500g, and 1kg): Lot 21274 through to Lot 21281
- Woolworths brand Brown Sugar (500g, and 1kg): Lot 21278 through to Lot 21303

The recall does not affect any other Chelsea brands of sugar or any other products manufactured by these companies.

Customers are encouraged to get in touch with their retailer to get a full refund.

To find out more about this recall, please visit the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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32 days ago

Meet the 2 Hawke's Bay gardeners up for our 2021 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

They want to create an app to make it easier for gardeners to share and swap crops and seeds. Read their story and don't forget to vote!

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33 days ago

More amazing gardeners up for the 2021 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

These Palmerston North green thumbs ensure hospice patients and their families get to enjoy flowers, foliage and fragrance. Read their story, then don't forget to vote for them!

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