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10 hours ago

Importance of MMR vaccine to protect vulnerable brought home

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson man was pretty happy to avoid vaccinations at school but as an adult, he's learned the merits of being immunised and the reasons why it's so important.

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12 days ago

Window cleaner

Marijke from Upper Moutere

Can anyone recommend a low cost reliable window cleaner?

15 hours ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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1 day ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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3 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people … View more
Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

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1 day ago

*** THIS IS THE THIRD EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING ***

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami … View more
A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.

People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.

This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.

People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.

Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO with friends, family, neighbours!

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1 day ago

Therapy horses bring tears and laughter in their stock of healing powers

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Being with Horses in Motueka has had great success with clients after working with their horses that the owners say, will make you cry. The horses assist people in many ways, including help build relationships, break down barriers and help children understand how to deal with bullies.

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1 day ago

Got a gem next door?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour … View more
Think of a neighbour that's done wonders in your neighbourhood, who's helped you out without you even asking them or who's dropped some homegrown goodies to you just because they can.

You thought of one yet? Now craft that thought into a nomination that could earn your neighbour recognition in all of Stuff's community papers nationwide - you could even score a bit of cash from us!

It's simple - Click the button below and nominate them on our Nice Neighbour nomination page now
Nominate Now!

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1 day ago

Garage Sale - Huge Clearout, lots more stuff unearthed

Karen from Blenheim

Top of Scott Street - 9am
Found a heap more stuff, garages and containers of bits and pieces.
Tools, Engineering misc, Diesel engine. Old Lister gen. set, Drill press, Grinder, Parts washing bay, Timber
Gardening tools, household, furniture, misc.....

Negotiable

2 days ago

In The Summer of "66"

Trina Nichols from Trina Nichols - Harcourts Marlborough

59 Wither Road, Witherlea
3 Beds | 1 Bath | 3 Car | Rumpus Room
150sqm on a 796sqm section
Price by Negotiation
www.59WitherRd.com...

Trina Nichols Marlborough Real Estate
📞 027 327 1953
trinanichols.harcourts.co.nz...

2 days ago

Dr Rob Riley calls it a day after 45 years in medicine.

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

He's seen plenty of changes since he became a doctor in the 70s, and after a lifetime dedicated to a range of medical areas Dr Rob Riley is hanging up his stethoscope for the last time today.

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6 days ago

Guillotine for paper cutting wanted

Karin from Upper Moutere

Hi,
our pottery club is looking for a so called guillotine to cut A4 sheets of paper. Ideally it should cut up to 10 sheets but less is fine, too. And hopefully it's not too blunt...
But anything will be considered. It must fit A4 though. Am happy to pay a fair price!
Thanks in advance.
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Hi,
our pottery club is looking for a so called guillotine to cut A4 sheets of paper. Ideally it should cut up to 10 sheets but less is fine, too. And hopefully it's not too blunt...
But anything will be considered. It must fit A4 though. Am happy to pay a fair price!
Thanks in advance.
Karin

3 days ago

Land lease needed urgently please

Robyn from Mapua

Hello everyone my name is Robyn and I am in desperate need of lease land to put my tiny house cabin set up . It is classed as a sleep out , has no plumbing etc but I have. a wee out house and a large deck which serves a my cooking area .. I am 70 years old and have a wee pussy cat nearly as old ..… View moreHello everyone my name is Robyn and I am in desperate need of lease land to put my tiny house cabin set up . It is classed as a sleep out , has no plumbing etc but I have. a wee out house and a large deck which serves a my cooking area .. I am 70 years old and have a wee pussy cat nearly as old .. I am currently staying on a property where I dont feel very safe and need to move as soon as I can . All I require is secure power, all other things I can look after myself . I also need access for my essential care worker who comes to help me with my personal needs every week .. it is very important she be allowed to do so .. thank very much.. tasman area please .

3 days ago

E-bikes on the trails are growing, but it seems their manners are lacking.

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Battery-powered mountainbikers are becoming mainstream, with more e-bikes being sold to mountainbikers than commuters in Nelson but they're being reminded to use their manners when coming across conventional bikes. Have you had any bad experiences out on trails, either on your e-bike or … View moreBattery-powered mountainbikers are becoming mainstream, with more e-bikes being sold to mountainbikers than commuters in Nelson but they're being reminded to use their manners when coming across conventional bikes. Have you had any bad experiences out on trails, either on your e-bike or conventional bike, or does it all seem friendly on the tracks? Let us know.

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3 days ago

Free chairs

Reinhard from Mapua

GONE

We have 5 so-called directors chairs to give away. They are a few years old and look like that. Some time ago we bought new seats and backs online, but they are slightly too narrow. You can sit on the chairs, but the seat is a bit high. If you are or know somebody good with a sewing machine … View more
GONE

We have 5 so-called directors chairs to give away. They are a few years old and look like that. Some time ago we bought new seats and backs online, but they are slightly too narrow. You can sit on the chairs, but the seat is a bit high. If you are or know somebody good with a sewing machine this can be corrected easily.
One of them has a different frame as you can see in the picture.
Pick-up only from Mapua.
If interested, please message or call 027 3037001

Free

8 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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