Hunter Valley, Wanaka

79 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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80 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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80 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
81 days ago

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81 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
81 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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81 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.

Image: MetService

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83 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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83 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The June edition of the SuperSenior newsletter is out now! It's filled with all the latest news and Super Gold Card offers.

In this issue we find out what is in the budget for older New Zealanders.

We also find out more about Enduring Power of Attorney and why you need one. … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The June edition of the SuperSenior newsletter is out now! It's filled with all the latest news and Super Gold Card offers.

In this issue we find out what is in the budget for older New Zealanders.

We also find out more about Enduring Power of Attorney and why you need one. We also have special discounts on setting up an EPA for SuperGold Card holders.

To subscribe, follow this link: bit.ly...

To view the current edition go to bit.ly...

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83 days ago

Get Involved – June 1st to 30th 🤝

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month we’re rolling up our sleeves, putting up our hands, and saying ‘YES’ to giving our time and skills to projects that make Aotearoa a better place to live.

As a mostly volunteer led organisation, our members know first hand the value and impact that a single volunteer can make in … View more
This month we’re rolling up our sleeves, putting up our hands, and saying ‘YES’ to giving our time and skills to projects that make Aotearoa a better place to live.

As a mostly volunteer led organisation, our members know first hand the value and impact that a single volunteer can make in our communities. Imagine then how much can be achieved when several volunteers or even an entire street or neighbourhood decide to work together to achieve the same goal!

Whether you plan to coordinate your own volunteer driven activity, take part in one that’s already been setup, participate in National Volunteer Week (16-22 June), or simply show your own volunteers some extra love this month, know that every bit of effort to give back is a priceless investment in all of our futures.

Want to share your thoughts?

Let us know how you’re getting involved this month by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZgetinvolved

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85 days ago

A new way to report non-emergencies

New Zealand Police

Has something of yours been stolen, damaged or lost? You can now report non-emergencies like theft, vandalism, shoplifting and lost property online at 105.police.govt.nz. You can also get updates here on a Police report you’ve already made, or add information to it.

To report any other … View more
Has something of yours been stolen, damaged or lost? You can now report non-emergencies like theft, vandalism, shoplifting and lost property online at 105.police.govt.nz. You can also get updates here on a Police report you’ve already made, or add information to it.

To report any other non-emergency or get advice from Police, simply call 105. Just remember, in an emergency, always call 111. Click here to find out when to use 105.
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87 days ago

More than 160,000 Kiwi kids don't get enough food.

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Did you know around one in five New Zealand children - more than 160,000 kids - live in households without access to either enough food or enough healthy food?

You can help ease food insecurity for families in your community by donating to The Foodbank Project.

More info on how to donate here: … View more
Did you know around one in five New Zealand children - more than 160,000 kids - live in households without access to either enough food or enough healthy food?

You can help ease food insecurity for families in your community by donating to The Foodbank Project.

More info on how to donate here: www.foodbank.org.nz...

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87 days ago

Did you know Queen's Birthday Weekend is one of the busiest times to be on our roads? 🚗

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Last year alone, 427 serious injuries claims were made to ACC because of crashes and driving incidents over this long weekend.

Let's make sure we all arrive alive to where we need to go by following these four simple and proven road safety actions:

- Make sure everyone has their seatbelts on… View more
Last year alone, 427 serious injuries claims were made to ACC because of crashes and driving incidents over this long weekend.

Let's make sure we all arrive alive to where we need to go by following these four simple and proven road safety actions:

- Make sure everyone has their seatbelts on
- Remove distractions and stay focused on driving
- Don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking or are tired
- Drive at a safe speed for the conditions

With severe and changeable weather forecast for across the country the following winter driving tips are equally important as well.

The only way we can reduce unnecessary road deaths and injuries is by working together to be safe, considerate and alert on the roads. If you spot dangerous driving behaviour or urgent but not life threatening driving incidents you can report it to the New Zealand Police by calling *555 for free from any mobile device.

Have a great long weekend!

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88 days ago

Want free gardening advice? *WIN*

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing is a free digital magazine that offers seasonal gardening advice from NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts.

Each week we answer your burning gardening questions and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend.

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Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing is a free digital magazine that offers seasonal gardening advice from NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts.

Each week we answer your burning gardening questions and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend.

Sign up to Get Growing today and be in to win a 12-month subscription to NZ Gardener magazine! Currently celebrating its 75th year, NZ Gardener magazine features New Zealand’s most beautiful gardens and the people behind them, as well as practical ideas relevant to all gardeners.
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89 days ago

Nominations open for Women of Influence Awards!

The Team from Women of Influence

Nominate the local hero or thought-leader in your community for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards. Whether she’s involved in grassroots community work or a global leader, recognise the passionate women who are creating real change and forging a path for others.

Head to … View more
Nominate the local hero or thought-leader in your community for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards. Whether she’s involved in grassroots community work or a global leader, recognise the passionate women who are creating real change and forging a path for others.

Head to www.womenofinfluence.co.nz for more information.
Nominate now

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