Wairau & Waihopai Valleys, Wairau Valley

9 hours ago

Poll: Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

People either loved them or hated them, and now they're up for sale.

The giant 1990's Big Fresh Supermarket fruits and veges are up on Trade Me, with over 700 people adding them to their watchlist.

Did you enjoy seeing them on your grocery shopping outing?

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Did you enjoy the giant Big Fresh fruits and veges?
  • 50% Yes, I loved seeing them!
    50% Complete
  • 0% No way, they were terrifying
    0% Complete
  • 50% I didn't even notice them
    50% Complete
6 votes
9 hours ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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2 days ago

Should vaping be banned in schools?

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

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Hi neighbours - Principals in schools are backing the government's plan to ban most vape flavours.

They warn that without firm action, New Zealand will have a new generation of people addicted to nicotine. Many students mistakenly believe that vapes contain only water and flavouring.

What are your thoughts? Should vaping be banned in schools?

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15 hours ago

Poll: At what age did you get contents insurance?

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

Only 40 per cent of 18 - 29 year olds in New Zealand say they have contents insurance.

At what age did you get contents insurance, if you have it at all?

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At what age did you get contents insurance?
  • 89.5% 18 - 29
    89.5% Complete
  • 0% 30 - 39
    0% Complete
  • 5.3% 40 - 49
    5.3% Complete
  • 5.3% 50 - 59
    5.3% Complete
  • 0% 60+
    0% Complete
  • 0% I have never had contents insurance.
    0% Complete
19 votes
16 hours ago

Strong wind warning

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind warning for Marlborough.

Valid: 12 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120km/h in exposed places, especially inland and about the Sounds.

An update for severe weather will be… View more
MetService has issued a strong wind warning for Marlborough.

Valid: 12 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly winds are expected to rise to severe gale gusting 120km/h in exposed places, especially inland and about the Sounds.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.

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5 days ago

Has a construction company left you in limbo?

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Hi neighbours - Blenheim woman Anastasia Brown said the timber frame of her first home at Boulevard Park had been sitting in the rain for 20 weeks.

Rose Built Homes told clients it was struggling due to a slowing market, but was committed to completing three remaining builds. They let Brown and… View more
Hi neighbours - Blenheim woman Anastasia Brown said the timber frame of her first home at Boulevard Park had been sitting in the rain for 20 weeks.

Rose Built Homes told clients it was struggling due to a slowing market, but was committed to completing three remaining builds. They let Brown and her partner know that if they went into liquidation, the couple would have the option to complete the home themselves.

Have you had issues with construction? Has a construction company left you in limbo?

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17 hours ago

A stronger school culture, greater resilience and more kindness.

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Those are the benefits that Paul Barker, Principal of Kaeo School is seeing in his Northland school thanks to the Kiwi Can programme.

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19 hours ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 65.9% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    65.9% Complete
  • 25.4% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    25.4% Complete
  • 8.6% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.6% Complete
1204 votes
1 day ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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1 day ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

Get a quick quote today.

*Ts & Cs apply
Get a quote

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1 day ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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3 days ago

Dealing with dogs in the CBD - What are your tips?

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Hi neighbours - with the dogs in the CBD trial coming up in October, businesses are preparing for an influx of furry friends.

A few ideas have been floated to help this trial go smoothly, with cafe owners Mike and Tania suggesting dog treat recipes, and educating children on how to deal with … View more
Hi neighbours - with the dogs in the CBD trial coming up in October, businesses are preparing for an influx of furry friends.

A few ideas have been floated to help this trial go smoothly, with cafe owners Mike and Tania suggesting dog treat recipes, and educating children on how to deal with dogs.

What else could be done to help prepare everyone for this trial? What are some tips to help dogs stay on their best behaviour?

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3 days ago

What's the most valuable lesson you learnt in school?

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Hi neighbours - Marlborough Boys' College Principal Wayne Hegarty will resign as principal at the end of the school year.

He taught students how to sew buttons back onto their uniforms, encouraged them to get involved with art, and found more creative, hands-on learning styles for the … View more
Hi neighbours - Marlborough Boys' College Principal Wayne Hegarty will resign as principal at the end of the school year.

He taught students how to sew buttons back onto their uniforms, encouraged them to get involved with art, and found more creative, hands-on learning styles for the students.

Did your child have Mr Hegarty as Principal? What were some of the most valuable lessons you learnt in school?

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3 days ago

Take the stress out of retirement living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the … View more
In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the village. As a Ryman Healthcare village, Bert Sutcliffe residents enjoy a fixed base weekly fee for life – guaranteed.*
Judith explains, “For us it was a no brainer, it was the best decision.

*Some conditions apply
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3 days ago

Housing Market August Statistics

Diane from North Blenheim

Take a look at what the housing market was doing around New Zealand for August 2019. 🏠

3 days ago

The Plan: Delay teen drinking

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

The risks associated with drinking alcohol are highest for teens under 18. There's some helpful tools and ideas to help parents delay their teens drinking. Make sure have a plan.

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