Hunter Valley, Wanaka

70 days ago

Poll: Do you think Jim Boult should be mayor for another three years?

Debbie Jamieson Reporter from Wanaka News

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Do you think Jim Boult should be mayor for another three years?
  • 0% Yes, Jim is the man.
    0% Complete
  • 100% No, we need a mayor from Wanaka.
    100% Complete
  • 0% Actually, I'm considering standing myself.
    0% Complete
1 vote
70 days ago

Poll: Is it time to raise New Zealand's superannuation age?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Outgoing Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has been outspoken about the need to increase the pension age from 65.

"You used to get super for five years, then 10 and now 20 - soon it'll be 30. I'm not sure how we can fund people getting super for 30 years or more."

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Outgoing Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has been outspoken about the need to increase the pension age from 65.

"You used to get super for five years, then 10 and now 20 - soon it'll be 30. I'm not sure how we can fund people getting super for 30 years or more."

New Zealand has one of the simplest pension schemes in the world - all you have to do is be old enough and have lived in the country long enough and you can get it.

But that also makes it expensive - about $14.5 billion this year. Jobseeker benefits, by comparison, cost just $1.7b and sole parent support $1.08b.

To read the story click here

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Is it time to raise New Zealand's superannuation age?
  • 22.2% Yes
    22.2% Complete
  • 71.1% No
    71.1% Complete
  • 6.6% I don't mind either way
    6.6% Complete
2257 votes
70 days ago

*WIN* tickets to Pavarotti & the soundtrack!

AMI Insurance

Pavarotti is in cinemas from June 13 and AMI are pleased to be giving away two double passes plus the soundtrack to Neighbourly members. Simply Like or Thank this post below and you’ll be in the draw to win!

The life and times of the one and only Luciano Pavarotti is directed by Ron Howard and… View more
Pavarotti is in cinemas from June 13 and AMI are pleased to be giving away two double passes plus the soundtrack to Neighbourly members. Simply Like or Thank this post below and you’ll be in the draw to win!

The life and times of the one and only Luciano Pavarotti is directed by Ron Howard and features never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews. Check out the movie trailer for highlights.

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70 days ago

The Foodbank Project featured on Seven Sharp

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

With winter well and truly here, more and more Kiwis are in urgent need of assistance from food banks. The Foodbank Project (a project coming under The Salvation Army) is doing it's best to help out and was featured on Seven Sharp last week - check out the segment here: www.facebook.com...

71 days ago

We want every child to know: What they have inside is greater than any obstacle!

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

We make it our mission to help our youth grow in confidence, building strong communities and working towards a brighter future for all Kiwi kids.

Learn more about our work in the link provided.

#NZR #Rugby #AllBlacks #BlackFerns #GraemeDingleFoundation

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72 days ago

Get your power at cost until 2020

energyclubnz

Thinking about switching your electricity to energyclubnz? As a member of the club, you get access to electricity at cost, smart weekly billing and monthly tips from our founder - David Goadby to help you reduce your electricity consumption - all for a small weekly club fee!

This month, we are … View more
Thinking about switching your electricity to energyclubnz? As a member of the club, you get access to electricity at cost, smart weekly billing and monthly tips from our founder - David Goadby to help you reduce your electricity consumption - all for a small weekly club fee!

This month, we are waiving the fee so that you can try out the club and get access to power at cost for FREE. That’s an additional $130 in savings.

Head online and use the code FCF2020 or call us on 0800 339 101 and we’ll do it all for you!

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72 days ago

Te Ao with Moana

Māori Television

Join us for investigative journalism and stories that bring Māori news to the forefront. View on demand

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73 days ago

Winter warmers for gameday

Mainland Cheese

One of the best things about winter is having mates around to catch up over some hearty snacks and the entertainment of a big game.

Hearty gameday choices include blue cheese dip, fried camembert with paprika and parsley, halloumi chips with dukkah, chicken, spring onion and vintage cheddar … View more
One of the best things about winter is having mates around to catch up over some hearty snacks and the entertainment of a big game.

Hearty gameday choices include blue cheese dip, fried camembert with paprika and parsley, halloumi chips with dukkah, chicken, spring onion and vintage cheddar pizza and smoked cheese and chilli nachos.

So stop off at the chiller section of the supermarket to stock up on quality Mainland cheeses to help craft and create some delicious snacks. Then no matter how your team plays, your friends will go home happy.
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74 days ago

One myth about sport every parent should know

The Team from ACC New Zealand

All parents and grandparents should be aware of this myth about youth sport: Following an intensive training programme in a single sport at a young age does not increase your kid’s chances of becoming a world champion. A more realistic outcome is early burnout, loss of motivation and potential … View moreAll parents and grandparents should be aware of this myth about youth sport: Following an intensive training programme in a single sport at a young age does not increase your kid’s chances of becoming a world champion. A more realistic outcome is early burnout, loss of motivation and potential mental health issues in later life.

Since 2008 we’ve seen a 60% surge in sporting injuries among under 14s. This is twice that of any other age group.

We’ve talked with the experts to discover how to maintain Kiwi kids’ sporting balance, and how you can help them reach their potential:

One myth about kids sport every parent should know https://acc.nz/2QxTIro

Five ways to help your kids find sporting balance: https://acc.nz/2XitMT5
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75 days ago

Poll: Have you had your flu jab yet?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

So many doses of influenza vaccine have been given out this year that nationwide stocks are about to run out, just a week into the flu season.

To ensure those most in need can get the vaccine, the ministry is asking GPs and pharmacists to closely manage their stock levels and only vaccinate those … View more
So many doses of influenza vaccine have been given out this year that nationwide stocks are about to run out, just a week into the flu season.

To ensure those most in need can get the vaccine, the ministry is asking GPs and pharmacists to closely manage their stock levels and only vaccinate those who are eligible for publicly funded vaccines.

To read more, click here.

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Have you had your flu jab yet?
  • 56.9% Yes!
    56.9% Complete
  • 11.2% Not yet.
    11.2% Complete
  • 32% No, and I don't plan to.
    32% Complete
2582 votes
75 days ago

Get a Clever Home package.

Genesis Energy

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76 days ago

Poll: Are some kids playing too much sport these days?

The Team from ACC New Zealand

ACC data suggests that an increasing number of kids are injuring themselves on the sports field, with a 60% surge in sports-related injuries for kids aged 10 to 14 over the past decade.

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Are some kids playing too much sport these days?
  • 18.2% Yes, and they’re getting burnt out
    18.2% Complete
  • 32.5% Unsure, every kid is different and it depends
    32.5% Complete
  • 49.3% No, it’s more important kids are active
    49.3% Complete
1219 votes
76 days ago

The hunt is on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this month's magazine, we've got a special competition. We're looking for a houseplant hero! We're already seeing some amazing early bird entries, but perhaps your collection is even better? Let's see! Click through to find out how to enter.

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76 days ago

Temperatures plummet in eastern, inland South Island

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Temperatures dropped below freezing in eastern and inland areas of the South Island overnight, with Christchurch getting below -3 degrees Celsius and Timaru below -4C. Read more here.

Early on Thursday, NZ Transport Agency was warning of ice in Canterbury on State Highway 79 from Geraldine to … View more
Temperatures dropped below freezing in eastern and inland areas of the South Island overnight, with Christchurch getting below -3 degrees Celsius and Timaru below -4C. Read more here.

Early on Thursday, NZ Transport Agency was warning of ice in Canterbury on State Highway 79 from Geraldine to Fairlie, continuing on SH2 from Fairlie to Twizel.

Further south in Otago, drivers were being urged to take care because of ice on SH87 from Outram to Kyeburn. Queenstown Lakes District Council was warning of black ice on roads across the district, and said light snow was falling on the Crown Range.

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77 days ago

Save $2,000 on a new Suzuki!

Suzuki New Zealand

Kiwis love their Suzukis and Suzuki love making it affordable to own a new one. We’ve cut the prices on these amazing cars, starting from $16,990+orc:

Save $2000 on the funky Ignis super-compact SUV.
Save $2,000 on the stylish Baleno with outstanding fuel economy.
Save $2,000 on the … View more
Kiwis love their Suzukis and Suzuki love making it affordable to own a new one. We’ve cut the prices on these amazing cars, starting from $16,990+orc:

Save $2000 on the funky Ignis super-compact SUV.
Save $2,000 on the stylish Baleno with outstanding fuel economy.
Save $2,000 on the roomy S-Cross with 5-star safety and all the technology you’ll need.

Plus all new Suzukis come with a 5-year warranty and roadside assistance package. Conditions apply.

Find a Suzuki dealer near you today. Find out why for the fourth year Suzuki has been rated No.1 in the Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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