Hunter Valley, Wanaka

11 hours ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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11 hours ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
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1 day ago

Out with the old?

Stuff Fibre

It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s … View more
It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s world and be in to win!

Take part in part one of Stuff Fibre’s Great Internet Survey today.
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1 day ago

Mayoralty race under way

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

In Queenstown, two people – Al Angus and Nik Kiddle – are challenging incumbent Jim Boult.

Ten people are running for the Queenstown/Wakatipu ward, which has six seats.

Seven people are campaiging for the Wanaka ward, in which three seats are available, and one person - Heath Copland - has … View more
In Queenstown, two people – Al Angus and Nik Kiddle – are challenging incumbent Jim Boult.

Ten people are running for the Queenstown/Wakatipu ward, which has six seats.

Seven people are campaiging for the Wanaka ward, in which three seats are available, and one person - Heath Copland - has been nominated for the Arrowtown ward.

Six people have also put their names forward for the four-seats available on the Wanaka Community Board.

Click the link below to see the full list of candidates.

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1 day ago
3 days ago

Poll: Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Are we happier owning our own home or renting?

It turns out one answer does not fit all.

Some people feel more "grounded" owning their own home, giving them the feeling they're planning for the future and creating a legacy. But there are people who think the opposite. Read more

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Are you happy owning your own home, or renting?
  • 90.9% Prefer to own
    90.9% Complete
  • 9.1% Prefer to rent
    9.1% Complete
1712 votes
4 days ago

Avalanche survivor bruised and battered but expected to make a full recovery

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

An experienced skiing guide who was dragged about 200 metres by an avalanche is recovering in hospital.

David Lundin, from Wanaka, was leading four backcountry skiers on Gammack Range, east of Aoraki/Mt Cook, when he was swept downhill by a surge of snow.

The group were on the second day of a … View more
An experienced skiing guide who was dragged about 200 metres by an avalanche is recovering in hospital.

David Lundin, from Wanaka, was leading four backcountry skiers on Gammack Range, east of Aoraki/Mt Cook, when he was swept downhill by a surge of snow.

The group were on the second day of a four-day trip organised by Alpine Guides (Aoraki) when the avalanche happened shortly after 3.20pm on Tuesday.

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4 days ago

Poll: Do you consider yourself to be happy?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is one of the happiest countries in the world, but how do you even define happiness?

There's a growing body of research on happiness showing the things that make us happier, and things that detract from our happiness. Read more from our "Good Life Guide" here.

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Do you consider yourself to be happy?
  • 75.3% Yes, I am happy
    75.3% Complete
  • 24.7% No, I am not happy
    24.7% Complete
1196 votes
4 days ago

Let's make a difference in our communities!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Wattie’s NZ and The Salvation Army have been partners for 26 years collecting more than 1.48 million cans for Salvation Army food parcels! This week is the second week of Cans for Good – an annual can collection and education appeal taking place in NZ schools between 5-16 August.

This year … View more
Wattie’s NZ and The Salvation Army have been partners for 26 years collecting more than 1.48 million cans for Salvation Army food parcels! This week is the second week of Cans for Good – an annual can collection and education appeal taking place in NZ schools between 5-16 August.

This year we’ve extended the appeal so everyone can help make a difference. By donating a Wattie's Cans for Good Bundle online for just $11.59 you’ll be adding cans to your local foodbank shelves when they are needed most!

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5 days ago

Novice angler catches 12-kilogram brown trout in Lake Wanaka

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

A giant brown trout caught by a first-year angler is thought to be the largest caught in Otago's Lake Wanaka.

Emma McIntosh, a Wanaka-based skydive instructor, caught the 12-kilogram fish during a lunchbreak in July.

"We couldn't believe it. I'd never seen anything that big … View more
A giant brown trout caught by a first-year angler is thought to be the largest caught in Otago's Lake Wanaka.

Emma McIntosh, a Wanaka-based skydive instructor, caught the 12-kilogram fish during a lunchbreak in July.

"We couldn't believe it. I'd never seen anything that big come out of that lake," she says.

What's the biggest fish you've caught in Lake Wanaka or nearby lakes? Let us know in the comments below.

5 days ago

The best gift you can leave... pre-arranging your funeral

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

So, why pre-plan your funeral?

- Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.

- Financial security – eases the burden off your family. Also, currently $10,000 is exempt … View more
So, why pre-plan your funeral?

- Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.

- Financial security – eases the burden off your family. Also, currently $10,000 is exempt from rest home asset testing.

- Personalisation - your wishes are made known. You can record specific preferences for your funeral, to be celebrated as you want to be remembered.

- You have control until the end – taking care of your funeral arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family.

- Provides comfort to others – a meaningful funeral is an important event for your family and friends. It brings a sense of closure and enables your family to begin the healing process.

From preplanning and/or prearranging of funerals, to looking after you when your loved one dies, through to designing and organising of memorials, the team at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here for you.

For more information, or to discuss prearranging and preplanning your funeral, contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home on 03 218 9021 or visit us at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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6 days ago

Out of My Mind - our latest podcast is now live

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front … View more
Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front lines of mental health are moving, yet also full of moments of surprise, tenderness and humour.

There are seven episodes. Two are available now and the following five will be released each Monday. Listen to the latest podcast here.

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6 days ago

Life According to Dad – Win $500*

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

If dads were to have a superpower, it would be to share invaluable life advice. The type of advice that, while unwelcome at the time, stays with you year after year.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we ask you to share your dad’s unique brand of wisdom with New Zealand. Friend, joker, bee sting … View more
If dads were to have a superpower, it would be to share invaluable life advice. The type of advice that, while unwelcome at the time, stays with you year after year.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we ask you to share your dad’s unique brand of wisdom with New Zealand. Friend, joker, bee sting remover, hero.

Share your dad’s life lessons and be in to win a $500* Prezzy card.

Click here to share your dad’s nuggets of wisdom – and be in to win $500*.

T's & C's apply*.
Share your lessons

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6 days ago

Be the business locals turn to first

Alison Perkins from Neighbourly.co.nz

Becoming a Neighbourly Premium Business allows you to connect with people that live near your business, the people you’re most likely to meet in real life.

If you'd like to be the business that locals turn to first, why don't you consider Neighbourly Premium?

"After signing … View more
Becoming a Neighbourly Premium Business allows you to connect with people that live near your business, the people you’re most likely to meet in real life.

If you'd like to be the business that locals turn to first, why don't you consider Neighbourly Premium?

"After signing up with Neighbourly in August 2017, we quickly noticed the number of users that were engaging with us through our messages. As Auckland’s number one moving and delivery company, we wanted Neighbourly members to understand what makes our customers love us.

"We’ve been able to do just that through our messages and posts. The benefits of Neighbourly in Auckland were so great that as soon as we opened our second branch in Tauranga it was one of our priorities to set up! It really works and the more effort you put in, the better the results you get." -- Devan Devaroyan, Director of Smart Express

Want to learn more about how you can use Neighbourly to promote your business? Give your local Stuff sales representative a call.
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6 days ago

Thanks Warehouse Stationery!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to Warehouse Stationery and their customers for their support of our Aspire Youth Programme. Over the past four years, Warehouse Stationery’s Add a Dollar Appeal has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars to help young Kiwis overcome their challenges and … View moreWe want to say a huge thank you to Warehouse Stationery and their customers for their support of our Aspire Youth Programme. Over the past four years, Warehouse Stationery’s Add a Dollar Appeal has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars to help young Kiwis overcome their challenges and achieve success!

More than 1,000 young people have completed the Aspire programme, and thanks to the generosity of Warehouse Stationery customers, many more will get the chance to take part in the course in the future.

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7 days ago

Could you be saving on power?

The Electricity Authority

With the extra power you use over winter, plus the extra time you spend indoors, it’s no wonder your power bills have a habit of getting bigger this time of year.

But there’s an easy and quick way to check you’re on the best deal, at WhatsMyNumber.org.nz

On average, New Zealand … View more
With the extra power you use over winter, plus the extra time you spend indoors, it’s no wonder your power bills have a habit of getting bigger this time of year.

But there’s an easy and quick way to check you’re on the best deal, at WhatsMyNumber.org.nz

On average, New Zealand households could save $207 a year by switching their power deal. Even if you’ve checked before visit WhatsMyNumber.org.nz to see what you could save.
Check now

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