Waiohau, Whakatane

2 days ago

Why has this Tauranga home been on Trade Me for 10 years?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Most people listing their properties hope to see a sale within a matter of weeks – the sooner the better. But one Tauranga couple have been waiting 10 years.

That's how long their 1.61ha Welcome Bay lifestyle property has been listed on Trade Me, which makes it the longest… View more
Hey neighbours,

Most people listing their properties hope to see a sale within a matter of weeks – the sooner the better. But one Tauranga couple have been waiting 10 years.

That's how long their 1.61ha Welcome Bay lifestyle property has been listed on Trade Me, which makes it the longest current listing on the website.

Why do you think the property hasn't been snapped up? Would you keep your home on the public market for a decade? How has the Tauranga property market changed in the last few years?

To read more, click here.

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2 days ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Bay of Plenty & Taupo Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or … View more
After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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3 days ago

What do you know about the internet?

Stuff Fibre

We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the … View more
We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
Take the survey

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3 days ago

Join the Beaurepaires Club Today!

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Whakatane

Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Want access to exclusive deals like this?

Join the Beaurepaires Club for free and not only will we update you on our promotions so you never miss a deal, but you’ll receive exclusive members only discounts, special Airpoints™ offers, monthly prize draws, Facebook competitions and more!

It couldn’t be easier join - just click READ MORE and visit the Beaurepaires Club page to join and view these deals. Your vehicle will thank you for it!

3 days ago

Special visitors in town - The Samoa Sevens Rugby team.

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Yesterday the Samoan Sevens rugby team was welcomed to the Whakatāne District in a civic ceremony, ahead of their week-long training camp here in Whakatāne

5 days ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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6 days ago

Win the ultimate ballet experience

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, … View more
Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.

This world premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

*Participants must be available to travel on Wednesday 6th November.
T&C’s apply.
Enter now

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8 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Find out more

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8 days ago

Heavy rain watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the following:

Area: Bay of Plenty, especially about the eastern ranges.
Valid: 18 hours from 7:00am Friday to 1:00am Saturday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain are expected during this time, and rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

An … View more
MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the following:

Area: Bay of Plenty, especially about the eastern ranges.
Valid: 18 hours from 7:00am Friday to 1:00am Saturday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain are expected during this time, and rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00pm Thursday 10 Oct 2019.

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8 days ago

Fun geocaching activity for family and friends

The Team from Ministry of Education

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga … View more
Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga #Tuia250

10 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Read more now

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11 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.5% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.5% Complete
  • 25.6% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.6% Complete
  • 38.9% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.9% Complete
1485 votes
12 days ago

Most trusted in Bay of Plenty

Elliotts Funeral Services

At Elliotts Funeral Services we pride ourselves on offering a full range of funeral services, from large traditional services to intimate farewells. We always provide exceptional and friendly care, that is above all sincere.

Our strong reputation comes from our qualified and experienced team … View more
At Elliotts Funeral Services we pride ourselves on offering a full range of funeral services, from large traditional services to intimate farewells. We always provide exceptional and friendly care, that is above all sincere.

Our strong reputation comes from our qualified and experienced team who are all passionate and dedicated, ensuring you and your family can have peace of mind at a difficult time.

It is important to know that you can depend on Elliotts’ professionalism to help you with all of the arrangements to ensure a funeral service flows smoothly.

Call us any time on (07) 578 3338, we're always here to help.
Find out more

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13 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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