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6 hours ago

This riddle is a classic, neighbours, can you figure it out?

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

You throw away the outside and cook the inside.
Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.
What did you eat?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the … View more
You throw away the outside and cook the inside.
Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.
What did you eat?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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6 hours ago

Retire in comfort and security

Greenview Park Village

Premium care just meters away form our village. Join our caring community, where passion thrives. Trust Terrace Kennedy House for exceptional care and meaningful connections. Find out more

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8 days ago

Poll: Have you had a pen pal?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With the invention of the internet and mobile phone communication, pen pals seem to be a thing of the past but it was a common practice at one point.

Did you have a pen pal? Where did you meet them? Share below!

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Have you had a pen pal?
  • 66.4% Yes
    66.4% Complete
  • 33.3% No
    33.3% Complete
  • 0.3% Other - I'll share below!
    0.3% Complete
964 votes
15 days ago

Latest scams to look out for 👀

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the … View more
Neighbourly hopes to keep you safe by keeping you informed of the latest scams circulating. This week, we are sharing two common text message scams:

NZTA / Waka Kotahi scam:
- The scam is a text message saying it's from New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, and it encourages the recipient to pay an overdue road toll by visiting a fake website, threatening to take the matter to court within 15 days if they don’t pay up.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- While it is not the first time toll payments have been utilised by scammers, the threat of court action could see more people fall victim.
- The sender will either be a unknown phone number or unknown email address.
Want to report one of these scams? Do so, on Netsafe

NZ Post scam:
- This scam arrives by test message and says it's from NZ Post.
- The premise is that delivery of your parcel was unsuccessful so in order to rearrange delivery. you must click on a link to give your correct address.
- The aim is to trick people into giving away their personal details or pay them money.
- NZ Post advises people not to click the link, but to report the message to the Department of Internal Affairs by forwarding it to 7726.
Think you may have fallen prey to a scam? Get in touch with Netsafe or contact your bank if it involved your bank details.

Remember, if you didn't expect the message and you are now asked to share personal details or money, then stop contact and seek advice elsewhere.

Feel free to share any below that you've encountered recently. This may help others across the country be aware.

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16 days ago

The Mussel Pot for sale

Jennifer Eder Reporter from Marlborough Express

The popular Havelock restaurant, now listed for sale, had green-lipped mussels several ways on its menu. What's your favourite way with mussels?

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1 day ago

This one is a real head-scratcher!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

I am a five-letter word and people eat me.
If you remove the first letter I become an energy form.
If you remove the first two letters, I am needed to live.
Scramble the last three letters and I am a drink.
What am I?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil… View more
I am a five-letter word and people eat me.
If you remove the first letter I become an energy form.
If you remove the first two letters, I am needed to live.
Scramble the last three letters and I am a drink.
What am I?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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18 hours ago

Best medical alarms

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

Do you feel less steady on your feet than you used to be, or perhaps have already experienced a fall or seizure? If so, a medical alarm can help you regain your independence and confidence.

If you have a medical emergency or fall, just press the button on your personal medical alarm and speak to… View more
Do you feel less steady on your feet than you used to be, or perhaps have already experienced a fall or seizure? If so, a medical alarm can help you regain your independence and confidence.

If you have a medical emergency or fall, just press the button on your personal medical alarm and speak to an operator through the built-in speaker. If you can’t speak, an ambulance will be dispatched immediately.

There are a number of different medical alarm options available in New Zealand, so you will be able to find one that suits your needs.

Click read more for the full article.

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1 day ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Levin

Mid Central DHB

Levin Mobile, next to War Memorial, Queen Street, Levin.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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1 day ago

This week's winners...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Congratulations to:

Jackie McConway from Blenheim

Zach Miller from Christchurch Central

Sonny Hepi from Otara

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Congratulations to:

Jackie McConway from Blenheim

Zach Miller from Christchurch Central

Sonny Hepi from Otara

Robyn Stewart from Te Aroha

Michael Goomes from Hoon Hay

Get in touch here before the 30th of July, winners!

Not a winner? We do prize draws every Tuesday so check back next week.

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1 day ago

Let’s clean up illegal graffiti!

Beautification Trust

Kia ora neighbours! Noticed unsightly tagging around the area?

Don’t let it dampen our community spirit. The Beautification Trust is on a mission to keep our neighbourhood clean. Report graffiti to us and we’ll swoop in for a free clean-up within 24 hours in most cases.

Call 0800 End … View more
Kia ora neighbours! Noticed unsightly tagging around the area?

Don’t let it dampen our community spirit. The Beautification Trust is on a mission to keep our neighbourhood clean. Report graffiti to us and we’ll swoop in for a free clean-up within 24 hours in most cases.

Call 0800 End Tags or visit www.beautification.org.nz/report-graffiti. Together, we can keep our community looking beautiful!
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3 days ago

Recent product recalls

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These items have been recalled this month. If you have one of these items at home, click on the title to see the details to ensure it is not a risk to your household.

Food Recalls
Kiki seed crackers
My Food Bag Ltg white sesame seeds
Couplands mince & vege pie
Ghiotti mozarella cheese
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These items have been recalled this month. If you have one of these items at home, click on the title to see the details to ensure it is not a risk to your household.

Food Recalls
Kiki seed crackers
My Food Bag Ltg white sesame seeds
Couplands mince & vege pie
Ghiotti mozarella cheese
Papamoa Spice King sesame seeds
Mahadeo Spices and Produce Warehouse sesame seeds and Qandahari Bazaar sesame seeds
Sesame seeds from these following brands / stores: Bin Inn, Scrumptious, Bare Refill, Grand Market, Classic Taste, Food 4 Less and Apna.
Doughboys bread products
New World Wanaka spaghetti & meatballs
Essente mixed nuts
Hubbards brand BeMighty granola blueberry & seeds

Product Recalls
Zodiac swimming pool heat pump
Rubber duckie toy
H&M children/baby pyjamas
CFMOTO Youth All Terrain vehicle
Magnetic Ball set
Vehicle recalls can be found here.

We hope this message was helpful in keeping you and your family safe.

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2 days ago

Update your Covid protection

Health New Zealand

It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free and … View more
It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever.

The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious illness. It’s free and recommended for you and many others as long as you haven’t had the vaccine, or Covid, in the last 6 months.

To book your vaccination, go to BookMyVaccine.nz or talk to your healthcare provider.
Book now

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6 days ago

Kids' planter box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Blenheim

It’s easy to create your very own colourful planter box, with the kids or for the kids to enjoy, from an old wooden drawer and Resene testpots.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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3 days ago

Show us your winter craft or DIY projects

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

When we are stuck inside, it can be a time to get creative. And we think Neighbourly members are quite a creative bunch. So, let's fill the Neighbourly newsfeed with crafty creations from across the country.

Share a photo below of your craft projects, recent DIY, or your hobby. You may … View more
When we are stuck inside, it can be a time to get creative. And we think Neighbourly members are quite a creative bunch. So, let's fill the Neighbourly newsfeed with crafty creations from across the country.

Share a photo below of your craft projects, recent DIY, or your hobby. You may just inspire someone else!

7 days ago

Have you got a family recipe for oranges?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We're looking for delicious orange recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's October issue. Send your family's favourite ways to enjoy this fruit to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by August 20, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the October issue of NZ Gardener.

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3 days ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
Find out more

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8 days ago

Only 5 days left to adopt one of our gorgeous SPCA long-stay animals for free

The Team from SPCA Auckland - Centres & Op Shops

Are you the Special Someone our animals have been looking for?

Until Sun 21 July only, we are waiving adoption fees for our long-stay residents for the right home.*

They might be older, shy, have only three legs or just need that extra bit of attention and care – but they all deserve a … View more
Are you the Special Someone our animals have been looking for?

Until Sun 21 July only, we are waiving adoption fees for our long-stay residents for the right home.*

They might be older, shy, have only three legs or just need that extra bit of attention and care – but they all deserve a loving home. And they have been waiting for a long time for that Special Love!

Look for the ‘Special Love Needed’ tag on our adoption profiles, check you can provide what they need to flourish & apply online at www.spca.nz...

*The offer applies to animals looking for homes for more than 40 days; our usual adoption criteria and processes apply.

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3 days ago

Hutt News added locations

Hutt News

The Upper Hutt Leader has closed, effective earlier this month on the 1st of July. We have organised store drops of the Hutt News, within the previous Upper Hutt Leader footprint.

The coverage of the Hutt News will remain the same with additional store drops in Eastbourne and Wainuiomata.

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The Upper Hutt Leader has closed, effective earlier this month on the 1st of July. We have organised store drops of the Hutt News, within the previous Upper Hutt Leader footprint.

The coverage of the Hutt News will remain the same with additional store drops in Eastbourne and Wainuiomata.

Would you like to pick up a copy of the Hutt News? You can do so at the below Upper Hutt locations:
Akatarawa Dairy
St Patricks College
Wellington Golf Club
Stream Inn Dairy
Hillside Auto Wreckers
Mitre 10 MEGA Upper Hutt
Chatsworth Stationers
The Salvation Army
Quinn's Post
Torrens House Defence Building
Racecourse Road Cafe and Bar
Te Marua Dairy
Blundell & Mark Real Estate
King Toyota
Newbolds
The Mall
Bentley Real Estate
Ray White
CBD Towers
BrewTown
Upper Hutt Law
Team Harcourts
Tommy's Real Estate
NZ Police
Hawks Inn Motel
Upper Hutt City Council

8 days ago

Winter Gardening

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

Winter isn’t usually associated with pottering about in the garden. However, it’s possible to grow, harvest, and share a bustling winter crop.

As we have celebrated Matariki and the beginning of the Māori New Year, for winter gardeners it’s the right time to cultivate crops that thrive in… View more
Winter isn’t usually associated with pottering about in the garden. However, it’s possible to grow, harvest, and share a bustling winter crop.

As we have celebrated Matariki and the beginning of the Māori New Year, for winter gardeners it’s the right time to cultivate crops that thrive in cooler temperatures and to prepare the soil for future planting.

Click read more for the full story.

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3 days ago

Need Dentures? We can help

Dyverse Dentures

Call now for free consultation

• Complete Denture
• Partial Denture
• Same day Denture relines and repairs
• Provide WINZ Quote and insurance claim.

Contact us at 09 634 4543.
12C Waddon Place, Māngere, Auckland 2022
Find out more

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9 days ago

Caring For You Like Family

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experienceView more
91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experience living in a Ryman community.
Find out more

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3 days ago

2024 ARTS CANTERBURY ART SHOW

Arts Canterbury

9th - 11th of August more than 80 LOCAL artists will be exhibiting at the 2024 Arts Canterbury Art Show at The Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo Street,Christchurch.

OPENING NIGHT:7pm Friday 9th of August with tickets available from Eventbrite.

At the opening receive a complimentary drink and … View more
9th - 11th of August more than 80 LOCAL artists will be exhibiting at the 2024 Arts Canterbury Art Show at The Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo Street,Christchurch.

OPENING NIGHT:7pm Friday 9th of August with tickets available from Eventbrite.

At the opening receive a complimentary drink and nibbles, enjoy the first opportunity to purchase the art and meet the artists.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY: 10am-4pm - gold coin donation on the door.

“Low sensory hour” Sunday 11th of August 9 - 10am with reduced noise, lighting and distractions during this time.
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17 days ago

For a bit of fun...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

What old products do you miss? Some products do become part of your life, whether it's just a treat you have at the cinema or your favourite breakfast spread.

Do you have a childhood memory to share? Let us know below what products you still think of fondly!

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3 days ago

Check your details!

Entrust

If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by … View more
If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by email, mail or through the secure web link provided in your email or letter.
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10 days ago

Poll: New alcohol policy for Marlborough

Jennifer Eder Reporter from Marlborough Express

The Marlborough District Council is drafting new alcohol rules for the region's pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and liquor stores. What would you like to see included? Tell us more in the reply section.

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New alcohol policy for Marlborough
  • 33.3% Restrict where liquor stores can open
    33.3% Complete
  • 22.2% Keep things the same
    22.2% Complete
  • 27.8% Pubs and bars close at 2am instead of 3am
    27.8% Complete
  • 16.7% No off-licence alcohol sales from 9pm instead of 11pm
    16.7% Complete
  • 0% Other - tell us in the reply section
    0% Complete
18 votes
3 days ago

Check your details!

Entrust

If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by … View more
If you’ve got a power account and live in central, east or south Auckland, a dividend payment may be coming your way in late September. It’s as easy as looking out for the Entrust pack in your letterbox or email inbox.

Check we have your correct details and update us by Friday 2 August by email, mail or through the secure web link provided in your email or letter.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Freebie Fridays (a deal just for our local neighbours)!

Stripped Electrical

Hey neighbours, we’re new to the platform and we’re super stoked to be here!

For those that don’t know us, we’re Stripped Electrical Ltd ⚡️ A husband and wife owned small business with two fantastic team additions; Ben & Josh 👦👦 and a strong-minded mini-boss; Isabella 👧
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Hey neighbours, we’re new to the platform and we’re super stoked to be here!

For those that don’t know us, we’re Stripped Electrical Ltd ⚡️ A husband and wife owned small business with two fantastic team additions; Ben & Josh 👦👦 and a strong-minded mini-boss; Isabella 👧

OUR OFFER TO YOU!

With launching our profile to neighbourly, we want to show and share our support for our local communities and individuals needing small electrical works taken care of at a fair price, that’s why we’re introducing Freebie Fridays 🎉

Freebie Fridays is going to be a weekly offering where we wipe Administration & Vehicle Services charges for all local small job bookings. This is for 1-2 hour local jobs from Raumati - Peka Peka.

Recent trials have shown that this is a win-win for keeping our team busy and keeping small jobs for our local community affordable so make sure you call, text or email to book your spot in advance!

We can’t wait to meet you ☺️
- Josh, Joe, Isabella, Ben & Sam (as pictured)
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4 days ago

Have you got your tickets yet?

Heart Foundation Lottery

For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Mangawhai, worth almost $1.4 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new … View more
For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in beautiful Mangawhai, worth almost $1.4 million dollars.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, a rental, or you can simply sell it!

Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
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5 days ago

Cosy up with a fresh cup of coffee and a magazine

mags4gifts

Winter is well and truly here, and we’re helping you keep your cup full and your mind entertained. Simply purchase or gift a subscription via mags4gifts.co.nz before 31 July and you’ll automatically be placed in the draw to win 1 of 3 Delonghi Espresso Coffee Makers worth $229* each!

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Winter is well and truly here, and we’re helping you keep your cup full and your mind entertained. Simply purchase or gift a subscription via mags4gifts.co.nz before 31 July and you’ll automatically be placed in the draw to win 1 of 3 Delonghi Espresso Coffee Makers worth $229* each!

With over 50 titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone. *T&Cs apply
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