282 days ago

Poll: Would you keep a farm animal as a pet?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Are you a pet lover looking for an alternative to domestic cats and dogs?

Farm-style animals like chickens, goats, and even pigs, are gaining in the pet popularity stakes, but have specific needs and regulations you need to be aware of. Here's what you need to know about keeping them in residential areas.

Would you keep a farm animal as a pet?
  • 21.1% I already do - it's easy if you do your research and have the right space
    21.1% Complete
  • 15.4% I'd like to, but there's too much red tape
    15.4% Complete
  • 40.5% It depends on the animal
    40.5% Complete
  • 0.9% I tried, but it didn't work out
    0.9% Complete
  • 22.1% I don't think farm animals make good pets
    22.1% Complete
1086 votes
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3 days ago

Loosening my grip on perfectionism

Heidi from Northland

Do you also struggle with perfectionism? In this video, I challenged myself to film it without cutting anything out. I took it a step further and also filmed it without makeup (I was wearing a mask but I did wash this off near the end).

Going without makeup was easy. It was filming continuously that made me feel a little anxious but also a little excited. Excited to let go of this need to have everything edited perfectly. Excited to let people see the real me, idiosyncrasies and all!

It took me a while to warm up, but once I did get in to the flow of things...it ended up working out a lot better than anticipated. It was nice to leave it be and not waste time editing it. Which in all honesty...can break up the natural flow of things.

If you also struggle with perfectionism... than I encourage you to try doing a few things a little less perfectly than you normally would. After the initial anxiety has passed...congratulate yourself for having let go a bit. It is quite a relief and also empowering to be ok with being perfectly imperfect. You are practicing embracing yourself exactly as you are, flaws and all. Your value has nothing to do with how perfectly you can do something.

It is these so called imperfections that make us all human, relatable and unique. Perfect is boring and it doesn't really exist.

I will discuss perfectionism in more detail in future videos. If you enjoyed this video, please consider subscribing. It is 100% free. In any case, thank you for reading and watching.

Have a great week!



2 hours ago

Last night: "New Year, New You"

Jane Fisher from Newtown Toastmasters

"New Year, New You" - it can mean spending more money, building on relationships or having an international adventure, as we learned at last night's meeting!

We also enjoyed presentations on the Japanese aesthetic sense of void, the "Pomodoro Technique" for increasing productivity, and road safety in New Zealand. We're a diverse bunch and we learn so much every time we get together ✨

What's more, there are five Wednesdays this month, so we get to do it all again next week...see you then.


15 days ago

Were you crazy for Valentines buffet restaurants?

Andre Chumko Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi Neighbours,
We're looking for long-time customers of the staple Kiwi buffet restaurant, Valentines. Were you a frequenter who's disappointed they're no longer operating in the wider Wellington region? Get in touch with me directly on andre.chumko@stuff.co.nz, or by phone 027 587 7078.