Upper Moutere, Upper Moutere

6 days ago

Tree Notice Issues

Adrienne from Hope

This week I received a notice from Network Tasman telling me to have a roadside tree trimmed because it has stretched itself close to the powerlines. A complete and reasonable request which I had meant to do in winter but couldn't get my expert arborist to do it. Problem is, thanks to … View moreThis week I received a notice from Network Tasman telling me to have a roadside tree trimmed because it has stretched itself close to the powerlines. A complete and reasonable request which I had meant to do in winter but couldn't get my expert arborist to do it. Problem is, thanks to government legislation under Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003 I am now required to notify Network Tasman 3 days prior to the work being done but, horrifyingly, I can't use my own arborist, I am only allowed to use an arborist certified by Network Tasman. I look for a list of arborists permitted but what do I see - there is only one - Treescape. I immediately smell a rat. If there is only one certified company in this region then I can be charged whatever they want to. There is no guarantee that they will prune the tree to a standard I wish for either. I then began looking throughout NZ to find out what the situation is elsewhere and what do I spy - Treescape's name coming up everywhere. In many other places they are also the only option. Next stop - the Commerce Commission because this is appalling. This is anti-competitive and stinks of cronyism. If I do not use Treescape (who incidentally operate via a call centre and have not got in touch with me in the 4 days since I phoned and they took my details), I can be fined by the Govt up to $10,000. Has anyone else experienced this issue and have the same concerns? I am feeling a bit like NZ is morphing into something akin to the old Soviet Union.

3 days ago

DEBUT WRITER - FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK "ROLY-POLY RILEY & FRIENDS"

Greta from Stoke

I've recently completed my first Children's book (for 8/9 years up) . . . . "Come along with Roly-Poly Riley and Friends on an adventure - He's a lovable cat (he just looks grumpy) who likes to get out and about and explore the world around him. In this episode, Story One, he … View moreI've recently completed my first Children's book (for 8/9 years up) . . . . "Come along with Roly-Poly Riley and Friends on an adventure - He's a lovable cat (he just looks grumpy) who likes to get out and about and explore the world around him. In this episode, Story One, he along with his terrier friend Captain Jack and Mrs Roberts find something of real value and interest to the Nation (NZ). See how things pan out for the trio and an extra surprise they all receive at the end of their venture." . . . . if you are interested please email gretacolenz@gmail.com

Price: $10

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3 days ago

Free travel information evening!

Jeremy from Motueka

Cycle touring in Asia,Mountain walking in Europe,Adventure in South America. Come next Tuesday 19 November to our fun and informative travel evening. Call World Travellers Motueka 035281550 to register your interest by Friday 15 November please.

Free

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4 days ago

Has your travel been disrupted by the SH6 closure?

Hannah Bartlett Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A slip caused by heavy rain has closed a section of SH6 north of Murchison. There's a detour in place that sends motorists right onto SH63 through St Arnaud, then left onto Korere-Tophouse Road and continues to SH6, with the reverse in place for southbound traffic. Have you been affected?

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4 days ago

lambs

Paul from Redwood Valley

Large lambs / hoggetts .Two for sale

Price: $180

4 days ago

Poll: Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

People rent out baches, rooms in their houses, their garages and car parking spaces, so surely hiring out swimming pools is the next logical step.

A new app lets people hire their private pools by the hour, but it hasn't come to New Zealand - yet.

To read more, click here.

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Would you pay to use your neighbours' swimming pool?
  • 28.6% Yes please!
    28.6% Complete
  • 71.4% No, that's weird.
    71.4% Complete
1464 votes
4 days ago

Together with New Zealand Police we're shutting the gate on rural crime! 🐮❤️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Learn more about our new rural crime prevention signs, now available for purchase to the public, on our website: neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz or click the 'Read More' link below. 📰

#safercommunitiestogether

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4 days ago

Have you had a plant stolen?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nz … View more
Hi neighbours,

We're to keen to know if pot plant and garden thievery is still a common problem and what people are doing about it.

If you've had a pot plant or something else taken from your garden in the last year and would like to share, could you please email homed@stuff.co.nz with your name, your neighbourhood and a quick recap of what was taken and how it happened.

We'd love to hear from you!

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4 days ago

Poll: Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People will have to put up with offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the government goes ahead with plans to remove the 90-day notice period for evictions. What do you think? Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice? Vote in the poll below.

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Should the government keep the 90-day tenant eviction notice?
  • 80.8% Absolutely - I’ve personally dealt with bad neighbours
    80.8% Complete
  • 13.7% No - tenants could be evicted unfairly
    13.7% Complete
  • 5.4% I don’t have an opinion
    5.4% Complete
1268 votes
4 days ago

ROAD CLOSURE: State Highway 6

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A big slip has closed State Highway 6 between Korere and Glenhope, north of Murchison.

Northbound traffic is advised to turn right onto SH63, then turn left onto Korere-Tophouse Road and continue to SH6, with the reverse in place for southbound traffic.

The stretch of road near Murchison is … View more
A big slip has closed State Highway 6 between Korere and Glenhope, north of Murchison.

Northbound traffic is advised to turn right onto SH63, then turn left onto Korere-Tophouse Road and continue to SH6, with the reverse in place for southbound traffic.

The stretch of road near Murchison is expected to be closed for some time while agencies work to clear it. Police advise motorists to delay travel or avoid the area.
Read more.

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4 days ago

We've got some big news!

Stuff Fibre

A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best … View more
A huge thanks to all our Stuff Fibre customers for their support with winning 4 major awards at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

We're thrilled to have won the Supreme Award - Broadband Provider of the Year - as well as Best Fibre Broadband Provider (for the third year running), Best Broadband Innovation and the People’s Choice Award.

Not yet a customer? Nows a great time to join a winning team >> https://stuff-fibre.co.nz/
Find out more

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4 days ago

Are you Choosing Wisely?

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

More isn’t always better when it comes to healthcare.
Just because tests and treatments are available, doesn’t mean we should always use them. Make sure you end up with the right amount of care.
Patients play an important role in Choosing Wisely.
For more information see www. … View more
More isn’t always better when it comes to healthcare.
Just because tests and treatments are available, doesn’t mean we should always use them. Make sure you end up with the right amount of care.
Patients play an important role in Choosing Wisely.
For more information see www. choosingwisely.org.nz

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5 days ago

Volkswagen Polo TSI

Tat from Tahunanui

2011, 45000 km, TSI 1,2, transmission automatic DSG, 16”, rare camera, navigation, DVD, folding mirrors , free hand, Bluetooth, steering wheel adjustment in two directions. I’m a first NZ owner. Purchased in Japan auction a year ago.

Price: $11,000

5 days ago

Prof Nancy Kilmarnock

Miriam Gratton from Nelson Bays ME CFS FM - Motueka Support Group

ME-CFSCommunity.com....

Prof Nancy Kilmarnock has been out to NZ courtesy of ANZMES and spoken several times to Dunedin GP’s and Specialists.
Listen to the video.

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