Gonville, Wanganui

17 hours ago

Cambridge: The Kiwi town that could become the next big thing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Cambridge is so much more than just a town you drive through. Click the link below for a few reasons to consider sticking around a bit. #backyourbackyard

6 hours ago

There’s lots of ways to support people with cancer this Daffodil Day

Cancer Society

As the Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day approaches you can choose to give in many more ways than ever before.

This year especially, we wanted to make it easier to donate to our street appeal for those that won’t be out and about or aren’t carrying cash. Every dollar makes a differenceView more
As the Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day approaches you can choose to give in many more ways than ever before.

This year especially, we wanted to make it easier to donate to our street appeal for those that won’t be out and about or aren’t carrying cash. Every dollar makes a difference in helping provide free support for people with cancer and their whānau.”

The newest way to donate is with the Cancer Society’s digital experience called ‘My Daffodil’. This can be found at www.daffodilday.org.nz. You can also donate via a QR code that will be displayed on daffodils during the street appeal on Friday 28 August.

Thank you for your support, we appreciate it!
Donate now

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6 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

Click here to read our August newsletter: bit.ly...
Or to subscribe to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...

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18 hours ago

Experience the difference

Jane Winstone Retirement Village

Our guide gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle that a Ryman village offers. As well as guiding you through the retirement living and care options available.

Receive your free Experience the Difference guide.

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8 days ago

***NAME OUR CAFE!***

Karen Hughes from Training For You

Can you help us? Our on-campus student training café is re-opening on 24th August, and it needs a name!
Submit your café name ideas in the comments section below.
Or make a vote - just ‘Like’ any of the names you see.
Competition open to all, until 12am Sunday 9th August.
We will select a … View more
Can you help us? Our on-campus student training café is re-opening on 24th August, and it needs a name!
Submit your café name ideas in the comments section below.
Or make a vote - just ‘Like’ any of the names you see.
Competition open to all, until 12am Sunday 9th August.
We will select a winning cafe name on 10th August.
Winner receives a Prezzy Card loaded to the value of $50!
UPDATE 10TH AUGUST
The competition has now closed. :-) Thanks so much to everyone who submitted name suggestions across Instagram, Facebook and Neighbourly! We'll let you know when we've picked a winner!

#BeInToWin #NameOurCafe #CoolestLittleCampus #TrainingForYou #Whanganui #LittleCityWithSoul #OurWhanganui

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11 days ago

Favourite discoveries on NZ travels

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small … View more
Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.

4 days ago

Draught Proof your home with Exceed

Exceed - we fix windows and doors

Hi Neighbours,
Did you know that living in a cold house in winter can affect your health?
If house temperatures fall below 16°C, the risk of respiratory illness increases. This is because cold houses are also usually damp, which can lead to respiratory symptoms.

One of the simplest steps toward a… View more
Hi Neighbours,
Did you know that living in a cold house in winter can affect your health?
If house temperatures fall below 16°C, the risk of respiratory illness increases. This is because cold houses are also usually damp, which can lead to respiratory symptoms.

One of the simplest steps toward a warm home is to stop draughts and keep the heat inside your home.

If you want to learn how to minimize the risks or how to identify draughts on your windows and doors, read our blog post or give us a call on 0800 25 25 00

From Neel, Anne Marie, Craig & Adam

The team at Exceed

1 day ago

A very special offer for NZ businesses…

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We know things are still pretty tough for some small businesses right now, but it’s more important than ever for you to stay present.

So, we’d love to offer you something special, to say thanks for being an important part of your community.

We’re offering you a Premium Business Listing… View more
We know things are still pretty tough for some small businesses right now, but it’s more important than ever for you to stay present.

So, we’d love to offer you something special, to say thanks for being an important part of your community.

We’re offering you a Premium Business Listing for 12 months for just $249+gst. Usually $399+gst.

Grab a 12-month Premium Business subscription now.

A few great benefits of a Premium Business Listing are;

● Posting to the newsfeed of your home neighbourhood and nearby neighbourhoods about your products or services and how you can help your neighbours
● Top positions in the business directory
● Scheduling future posts, great way to save time!
● Premium location on the featured business carousel

*T&C’s apply.
Sign up now

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2 days ago

Bowel Cancer – You’re never too young

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer can strike at any age. Each year about 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with the disease and more than 1,200 will die. That’s as many as breast and prostate cancer combined. But it is treatable – and beatable – if detected early enough. Check your symptoms

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4 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

This week’s issue we say there should be a parsley plant near every kitchen door. It’s time to harvest sprouting broccoli, compile your spring seed list, sow Florence fennel, choose tomatoes wisely and check germinating seedlings every day.

Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow… View more
This week’s issue we say there should be a parsley plant near every kitchen door. It’s time to harvest sprouting broccoli, compile your spring seed list, sow Florence fennel, choose tomatoes wisely and check germinating seedlings every day.

Follow this month’s guide to plants to sow and grow and make a feeding station for native birds. Plus go in the draw for strawberry packs from Tui and copies of NZ Gardener’s August issue.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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4 days ago

Brighten your walls with this creative project

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whanganui

Put your own spin on a current wall art trend by painting designs on woven plates!

Make the most of this weekend with this easy project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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5 days ago

Take our survey and be in to win a Hawke's Bay getaway

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Since the launch of our #backyourbackyard campaign it's been so heartening to hear from the tourism operators our content has helped. We still have so many incredible stories left to tell, but we also want to hear more from you - what inspires you, what is important to you, and what would you … View moreSince the launch of our #backyourbackyard campaign it's been so heartening to hear from the tourism operators our content has helped. We still have so many incredible stories left to tell, but we also want to hear more from you - what inspires you, what is important to you, and what would you like to see from us at Stuff Travel? Please take our survey, and share it with others, the more input we have the better we can do. And thanks to the lovely folks at Hawke's Bay Tourism we’ve also got a luxurious giveaway for two as a way to say thank you for your time and input.

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5 days ago

Neighbourly 101: Posting an image

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora, neighbours!

When scrolling through the newsfeed what catches your eye? Chances are it's a colourful, striking image filled with all things Neighbourly. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so use your image-ination and show your neighbours. To create an outstanding post, … View more
Kia ora, neighbours!

When scrolling through the newsfeed what catches your eye? Chances are it's a colourful, striking image filled with all things Neighbourly. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so use your image-ination and show your neighbours. To create an outstanding post, follow these simple steps:

1. At the top of your newsfeed click ‘Post a message, event, poll or urgent alert to neighbours’
2. Add a subject and message
3. Select ‘attach an image or document' and choose an image from your device
4. Choose a category for your message
5. Click Post to share it with your neighbourhood

For more info, click here.

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6 days ago

Free Puzzle Book With Subscriptions

Mags4Gifts

Receive a free copy of puzzle book magazine with a subscription of TV Guide.

Just use the promo code TVGPUZZLE when ordering a 1 or 2 year subscription and receive a free puzzle book, packed with over 200 puzzles.
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7 days ago

This week’s AMI Kind Neighbour...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

...is Vincent the Teddy Bear, nominated by Eibs O’Leary from Warkworth.

Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our… View more
...is Vincent the Teddy Bear, nominated by Eibs O’Leary from Warkworth.

Un-bear-lievable! Check out the awesome set up that won the AMI Kind Neighbour a couple of weeks ago. Have you got a neighbour you'd like to recognise? Nominate them here!

“I would like to nominate and THANK our great neighbour's living at Viv Davie Martin Drive for their creativity and huge effort during lock down. They lifted all our spirits with their daily Teddy bear reenactment on how to keep busy. Each day people came to see what Teddy bear was up to. With keen interest kids in our neighbourhood even gave Teddy a proper name...meet Vincent LOL! It's through times like this that such acts of goodness should be acknowledged and the memories they hold forever treasured. A selected few photos of Vincent's daily lockdown activities "thanks Vincent :)"

17 days ago

How many of us are having their ANNUAL rubbish collection cost rising from less than $20 to more than $200?

Vernon Neighbourly Lead from Whanganui

Living in Westmere I customarily have one rubbish bag collected every two months. Now that Waste Management have decided that they want us to use wheelie bins, I see that my only option for household rubbish collection is a wheelie bin emptied every week at a cost of $4.60...which is $235 annually.… View moreLiving in Westmere I customarily have one rubbish bag collected every two months. Now that Waste Management have decided that they want us to use wheelie bins, I see that my only option for household rubbish collection is a wheelie bin emptied every week at a cost of $4.60...which is $235 annually.
There has been some wittering in the Chronicle and on the Waste management web site :

tinyurl.com...

about a range of options...
"Flexibility with no commitments.
Pause your scheduled collection.
Receive notifications.
View bin collections anytime"

but as one follows the web site requirement one has to provide personal details and pay cash up front. What about the "Flexibility with no commitments" promise? Further, no information at all about any of the opportunities for the "flexible or paused collections."
THEN, what about those already paid for rubbish stickers we have? No mention of getting any service for those after this December nor any refund.
Not good enough and I expect to see an increase in the dumping of household rubbish around the streets and reserves.

UPDATED 27 July 2020 1410.
It is very difficult to get any information from Waste Management (WM) about these problems. Telephone calls to their Wanganui branch are not helpful as I was just transferred to their Head Office.
It seems that I need to open an online account with WM and nominate the size of wheelie bin required. The smallest has a $4.60 collection fee and my account level must always be in credit to the value of $10 .
So to open an account with WM, it will cost me $10 for the minimum account level plus $9.20 ( for two $4.60 collections). Were I to pay just for one collection then as soon as It happened, I would have to make another payment as my minimum account level would have been reached.
I am told that my account will have a calendar option with a collection date booked for every week and to avoid collections taking place (and debits being made from my account, even if there is no bin to empty) I MUST edit the calendar to delete the collection dates I do not require.
As for the provision of a wheelie bin, I was told that once my account was created with a $10 minimum and the stickered rubbish bag collections were ending, a wheelie bin would be delivered to my address.

I see that this online internet based system is going to cause problems for those Wanganui residents who do not have / use an internet connection.

As for the refund of unused rubbish bag stickers, WM do not want to know about it and told me to raise the matter of credit for unused stickers with the supermarket I bought the stickers from. As Countdown was the seller, I spoke with them and I am awaiting news of what their actions will be.

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