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1 day ago

Why is the...

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

Why is the letter A like a flower?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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Why is the letter A like a flower?

Do you think you know the answer to our daily riddle? Don't spoil it for your neighbours! Simply 'Like' this post and we'll post the answer in the comments below at 2pm.

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6 hours ago

Chimney sweep cleaning

Kay from Marton

Hi does anyone do chimney sweeping in Marton thanks

1 day ago

Poppa's pulled pork

Jane Winstone Retirement Village

As the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked… View moreAs the weather cools and cosy evenings become the norm, there’s nothing better than cranking up the heat and treating yourself to heartwarming comfort food. If you're craving a winter recipe that'll warm you from the inside out, look no further than Brent's irresistible slow-cooked pulled pork. Its smoky, aromatic scent often wafts from Brent’s apartment at Ryman’s Kevin Hickman Village, tempting taste buds and stirring appetites. With its tender meat and velvety sauce, this dish is every bit as delicious as it sounds – you’ll be reaching for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Click read more for the full recipe.

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6 days ago

Poll: Are swear words no longer?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to… View more
In 2023, Apple amended its autocorrect function to allow Iphone users to freely use their intended word without mentioning 'ducks'. Is this a sign of the times? Are swear words no longer taboo in our communities or workplaces?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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Are swear words no longer?
  • 20.4% Yes - swear words don't phase me
    20.4% Complete
  • 48.6% No - it's still inappropriate to swear
    48.6% Complete
  • 30.2% It's depends on the word
    30.2% Complete
  • 0.8% Other - I'll share below!
    0.8% Complete
2675 votes
1 day ago

Sunshine state of mind

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whanganui

Create a mood-enhancing workspace at home with a fresh and uplifting colour palette with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and Resene Lustacryl.

Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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1 day ago

Local initiative preserving East Taranaki's wildlife thrives

NZ Lotto

Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from … View more
Lottery funding boosts East Taranaki Environment Collective’s conservation and sustainability efforts

Two decades ago, a group of locals in East Taranaki started on a mission to protect their local native wildlife by creating a natural environment where native species could thrive free from the dangers posed by introduced pests.

Fast forward twenty years and the East Taranaki Environment Collective (ETEC) is now a leading community-conservation initiative, supported by lottery funding grants from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board to deliver one of the largest community environmental projects in Aotearoa.

The programme spans over 18,000 hectares of mustelid (animals like stoats and ferrets) control in East Taranaki and 1,000 hectares of intensive rat and possum ground control in the Pouiatoa.

By employing a network of traps and ground control methods, the programme works to create a haven for indigenous species such as kiwi, kōkako, and the New Zealand long-tailed bat to thrive.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto New Zealand game, it’s a win for our environment, and it’s a win for our native species.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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2 days ago

Make your family aware: Scam posing as officers returns

The Team from New Zealand Police

A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands … View more
A phone scam is re-emerging with cold calling swindlers claiming to be Police officers.

New Zealand Police are advising the public to be vigilant, after a handful of reports have been made in recent days. Unfortunately, at least two elderly Aucklanders have been conned out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Waitematā CIB’s Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Bunting says scammers are cold calling, mainly on landlines, and claim to be a Police officer.“They will also provide a fake ID or badge number to make their call seem legitimate,” he says.“This person will carry on and provide a reason for their call: either they are investigating fake bank notes, or that your credit card has been cloned.

“As part of this scam, they will ask you to withdraw money from a nearby bank to be collected or ask you to provide further financial or banking information to aid their investigation.”

Be aware: this is a scam call.

Police are investigating two reports this week, in south Auckland and the North Shore, where two people have fallen victim to the scam. “Both victims withdrew cash from a bank and handed this over to someone who arrived at their door to collect it under the fake cover story,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says.“These victims have had their good-will and trust trodden on by these scammers.”

Investigation staff have ensured there is support available for the victims. Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says: “Scammers have no ethics whatsoever and will take any opportunity to try and con you.“These scams take many forms, and the offenders trick people under a variety of guises or storylines.”

There are occasions where legitimate Police officers will contact people as part of their duties, he says.

Police are asking the community to be aware and take the opportunity to spread the word amongst friends and family members. “We are particularly keen to ensure elder family members are aware of what is happening,” Detective Senior Sergeant Bunting says. “If anyone receives a call of this nature, hang up.

“If you have had the unfortunate position of being a victim to this scam and have not reported this, we encourage you to report this to Police.”

Please remember:
- Police will never call to ask you for bank details, pin numbers or passwords
- Police do not offer prize money
- Police will not ask you to go to a bank to withdraw money
- If you receive a call out of the blue of a similar nature: challenge the caller to identify themselves, ask for their details.
- Hang up, contact 105 to verify the ID and request the officer to contact you
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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2 days ago

Poll: Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants


#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 18.8% Less than two years?
    18.8% Complete
  • 18.8% 100 years?
    18.8% Complete
  • 6.3% About three months?
    6.3% Complete
  • 56.3% 50+ years?
    56.3% Complete
16 votes
2 days ago

Paws'n' all Pet and Lifestyle Block minding Service

Sandra from Marton

As Qualified Rural Animal Technician with extensive experience taking care of animals, I have created my own page and offer the following services to cater for your pets:
in home visits, pet sitting, dog walking, dog training and Lifestyle Block minding.
For further information, please head to … View more
As Qualified Rural Animal Technician with extensive experience taking care of animals, I have created my own page and offer the following services to cater for your pets:
in home visits, pet sitting, dog walking, dog training and Lifestyle Block minding.
For further information, please head to my page
www.facebook.com...

1 day ago

The Building Guys

The Team from The Building Guys

Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to … View more
Call us today! If you’re looking for a friendly family run business with over 35 years renovation experience then choose us.

We are based in East Auckland and have a team of good qualified people – Jade (the builder), Kelvin (the plumber), Chevi (the electrician) and Russell (the tiler) to do every job right. Our team follows industry guidelines on coronavirus safety procedures to keep your family protected.

Book online using the link below or call Lucy on 021 022 55 388 for a chat about your amazing renovation plans.

Be safe!
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5 days ago

This week's prize winners

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Prezzy® cards are:

Sheena Bond from Napier

Ralph Dixon from Rotorua

Katie Johnston from Invercargill

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We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Prezzy® cards are:

Sheena Bond from Napier

Ralph Dixon from Rotorua

Katie Johnston from Invercargill

Samantha Sanderson from Beckenham

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 18th June.

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4 days ago

Haven Falls Funeral Home Ki Rotorua

Haven Falls

Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around … View more
Haven Falls are very blessed to be opening their new branch in Rotorua.

Located at 271 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua these facilities offer a large chapel, dining hall and extended off road parking.

We invite you at anytime to pop in and speak with one of our team members and have a look around the facilities offered.

We operate 24 hours 7 days a week.
0800 428366
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13 days ago

NBLY Conversations: What is the etiquette for bin day?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We think there are unspoken rules for bin day, but are we adhering to the same ones?

Do you think twice about dragging your bin to the pavement in the early hours? Do you mind if neighbours put excess rubbish in your bin? Share your bin day etiquette and let's compare notes!

Type … View more
We think there are unspoken rules for bin day, but are we adhering to the same ones?

Do you think twice about dragging your bin to the pavement in the early hours? Do you mind if neighbours put excess rubbish in your bin? Share your bin day etiquette and let's compare notes!

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

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4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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8 days ago

Covered planter

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whanganui

Create a mini glasshouse environment finished in Resene Waterborne Woodsman Pitch Black to extend your growing season – perfect for early spring planting, hardening off seedlings and making the most of small growing spaces. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step … View moreCreate a mini glasshouse environment finished in Resene Waterborne Woodsman Pitch Black to extend your growing season – perfect for early spring planting, hardening off seedlings and making the most of small growing spaces. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
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8 days ago

Respite and Carer Support

Jane Winstone Retirement Village

Respite care is a great short break option for a family member or loved one that also helps give carers some time out to recharge the batteries. There are a range of circumstances which might require respite overnight or support for day care.

It could be needed after a hospital stay or just as a… View more
Respite care is a great short break option for a family member or loved one that also helps give carers some time out to recharge the batteries. There are a range of circumstances which might require respite overnight or support for day care.

It could be needed after a hospital stay or just as a little extra support for caregivers. Respite care ranges from a few days and even up to a few weeks. A loved one, who lives in their own home, will have their short respite stay in one of our village centres.

Click read more for the full article.

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4 days ago

Denham Bramwell – the new law firm in town!

Denham Bramwell Lawyers

Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are … View more
Denham Bramwell’s new Albany office provides legal services to the fast-growing Business North Harbour community and local residents.

We offer specialist services in property law, family law, estates, wills & trusts, dispute resolution, litigation, and commercial and business law.

Are you looking for expert legal advice, and the best possible legal outcomes? If you want to work with lawyers with deep respect and genuine care for their clients, we might be a good fit for you.

Call 09 9856900 to schedule an appointment or visit us to discover more.

Brooke Glasgow and Emma Boad
Denham Bramwell, Albany Office Partners.
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8 days ago

Congratulations to this week's winners...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

These members have been drawn as our winners of the $150 Farmers vouchers:

Melissa Mary from Motueka

Devangi Patel from Blockhouse Bay

Olive White from Ilam

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These members have been drawn as our winners of the $150 Farmers vouchers:

Melissa Mary from Motueka

Devangi Patel from Blockhouse Bay

Olive White from Ilam

Simon Cullen from Paraparaumu

Not a winner? Good luck next time!

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 11th June.

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3 days ago

Guess how long we've been around

Cato Bolam

Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: … View more
Got a vision for your property? Unlocking its potential requires experience and expertise. With a deep understanding of land development, Cato Bolam is your expert partner to bring your vision to life.

Let us help you make informed decisions and maximise your development options! Discover more: Unlock the Potential of Your Land- Cato Bolam Consultants

#LandDevelopment #CatoBolam
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Guess how long we've been around
  • 6.3% Less than two years?
    6.3% Complete
  • 12.5% 100 years?
    12.5% Complete
  • 0% About three months?
    0% Complete
  • 81.3% 50+ years?
    81.3% Complete
16 votes
11 days ago

Do you have a Bright Spot in your neighbourhood?

Resene

The skies might be grey but there's colour in our communities - and we want to see it!

Resene and Neighbourly have teamed up this winter to bring you Bright Spots - a celebration of the brightest and most colourful spaces in our neighbourhoods. We want you to snap and share all those spots… View more
The skies might be grey but there's colour in our communities - and we want to see it!

Resene and Neighbourly have teamed up this winter to bring you Bright Spots - a celebration of the brightest and most colourful spaces in our neighbourhoods. We want you to snap and share all those spots in your neighbourhood that bring a smile to your face and add a little colour to your day.

There are 10 prizes of $250 Resene ColorShop vouchers and $250 Prezzy® cards up for grabs so you can create your own Bright Spot!

Enter your local bright spots pics today and be in to *WIN*.
Share a Bright Spot!

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4 days ago

Little things, big difference – PSC Winter Appeal

Presbyterian Support Center

Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across … View more
Can you help make this winter a bit more comfortable for those in our community who need it most?

This winter, Presbyterian Support’s not-for­ profit services are supporting a growing number of families across Central Aotearoa New Zealand. Through our Family Works social services and across our Enliven homes and villages, we are continuing to create safe, comfortable environments for families and individuals at vulnerable stages of their lives. And it’s only possible with your support.

Visit to learn more and support those who need it most today.
Find out more

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13 days ago

Four 65” Panasonic 4K TVs up for grabs worth $3,999 each

TV Guide

This winter, we are celebrating the 2024 Olympics with our TV Guide readers with a chance to win 1 of 4 65” Panasonic 4K TVs worth $3,999 each.

Pick up a copy of the TV Guide each week starting from the June 1 - 7 issue, find the codeword, and follow the directions to be in to win! We’ve put… View more
This winter, we are celebrating the 2024 Olympics with our TV Guide readers with a chance to win 1 of 4 65” Panasonic 4K TVs worth $3,999 each.

Pick up a copy of the TV Guide each week starting from the June 1 - 7 issue, find the codeword, and follow the directions to be in to win! We’ve put a codeword in each of the following three issues, so find them all for more chances to win. You’ll have until July 3 to enter online or mail in your codeword. T&Cs apply.
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5 days ago

Paint it Green with Resene this June and help the New Zealand Trees That Count programme!

Resene

Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers … View more
Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60 mL testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers between 1-30 June 2024 at Resene owned ColorShops.

Trees That Count are an environmental charity on a mission to plant millions more native trees throughout New Zealand. Trees That Count runs the country’s only marketplace which provides a place for anyone to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.

To find your nearest Resene ColorShop, click here.

For more information on Trees That Count, visit us.
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14 days ago

Last chance for tickets!

Heart Foundation Lotteries

Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in gorgeous Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by … View more
Don’t miss out! For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in gorgeous Papamoa, worth just over $1.1 million.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, this home is waiting to be loved by its new owner.

Make this property your permanent residence, a holiday home, rent it or even sell it! Get your tickets today at heartlottery.org.nz.
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6 days ago

Supporting diversity and helping culture thrive in Porirua

NZ Lotto

Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is … View more
Porirua is echoing to the sounds of Kapa Haka, thanks to the work of the Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā Mai Le Moana Trust, who help local community and rangatahi embrace and connect with their culture.

With support from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the local Pasifika and Māori owned Trust is teaching and supporting the Porirua community through their creative arts - Māmās and Pāpās Workshops as well as the Siva (Dance) Workshops.

The Trust initially began as Māori Performing Arts/Kapa Haka group in 2013, and now stands as a cultural hub offering avenues for the locals to engage in activities promoting wellbeing, safety, employment growth, self-development and much more.

By using Creative Arts as a vehicle for positive youth/community development, the Trust aims to leave a legacy of unity and empowerment in the Porirua and wider Wellington community with the continued support of lottery funding grants.

This is just one example of the incredible causes happening in your community, with 100% of Lotto New Zealand’s profits going back to support thousands of great causes all over Aotearoa. So, every time you play any Lotto NZ game, it’s a win for our rangatahi, and it’s a win for our communities.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories
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7 days ago

As voted by you New Zealand

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can … View more
Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time! So we want to say Thank You Aotearoa, for your continued trust and support. Together, we’ll continue building vibrant communities where everyone can thrive.

Here’s to 10 more years of trust and excellence!

Click read more for more information.
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