Waiohau, Whakatane

6 days ago

Poll: Have you ever been bullied?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing … View more
People associate bullying with children in schools, but it can actually stretch beyond childhood to workplaces or neighbourhoods.

This Friday is Pink Shirt Day, which began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed for wearing pink. People across the globe are now encouraged to wear pink on this day to take a stand against bullying and promote inclusivity.

Have you or your whānau ever experienced bullying? Share your thoughts on Pink Shirt Day below.

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

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Have you ever been bullied?
  • 79.7% Yes
    79.7% Complete
  • 19.9% No
    19.9% Complete
  • 0.4% Other - I'll share below
    0.4% Complete
1681 votes
2 days ago

Social climber

Resene ColorShop Gisborne

Building framed bunk beds and finishing with curtains, Resene Indian Ink and Resene Colorwood Bark elevates the bach classic. Kids also love them at home. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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2 days 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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2 days ago

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon … View more
The road reconstruction works on State Highway 2, Chapel Street, Masterton have been progressing well. The works will finish early June, weather permitting.

Throughout the works, one side of the road will be closed a time, day and night, all week. Light vehicles will need to detour down Dixon Street, and heavy vehicles to detour at Ngaumutawa Road.

Visit for more information.
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5 days ago

Tips for moving to a retirement village with a pet

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Moving to a retirement village marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities waiting to be explored. Naturally, you want to share this journey with your beloved furry companion, and at Ryman, you are welcome to bring your pet along, provided they are suitable for the village … View moreMoving to a retirement village marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities waiting to be explored. Naturally, you want to share this journey with your beloved furry companion, and at Ryman, you are welcome to bring your pet along, provided they are suitable for the village environment.

Once your pet is approved for the village, the focus shifts to ensuring a smooth transition for them. Dogs and cats, being creatures of habit, may find relocating stressful. However, with patience and a thoughtful approach, we can mitigate their anxiety and help them settle into their new surroundings seamlessly.

For more tips click read more.

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2 days ago

How tech-enhanced learning is empowering Kiwi kids

NZ Lotto

Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across … View more
Mobile classrooms teach more than 200,000 tamariki annually across Aotearoa

Life Education Trust New Zealand has been a beacon of empowerment for Kiwi children and youth for over 35 years. Through innovative teaching programmes, this trust has touched the lives of tamariki and rangatahi across the country, helping them grow and thrive. Supported by funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, through funds raised by Lotto New Zealand players, Life Education Trust's initiatives - including the renowned ‘Healthy Harold’ programme - have been instrumental in shaping the educational landscape in Aotearoa.

With mobile classrooms traversing the nation, Life Education Trust reaches over 200,000 tamariki every year, bringing quality education to various communities. The unique approach of using specialist educators and Harold the giraffe mascot creates a safe and engaging learning environment.

Life Education Trust is set to launch Harold's Studio this year. This new endeavour will leverage technology to deliver Healthy Harold lessons through online platforms, showcasing the trust's commitment to evolving and enhancing its educational offerings to meet the changing needs of tamariki.

One hundred percent of Lotto New Zealand’s profits go 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 communities, and it’s a win for our tamariki.

Read more Local Grants recipient stories.
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5 days ago

Got a great recipe for grapefruit? Share it and win a copy of our magazine!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, we're looking for delicious grapefruit recipes to feature in NZ Gardener's July issue. Send your family's favourite ways to use this citrus fruit to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz by Junel 30, 2024. Every published recipe wins a copy of the July issue of NZ Gardener.

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3 days ago

Youth Week - POP UP MOVIE !!!!

Clutha District Youth Council

🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected … View more
🍿 It’s all GO for our Youth Week pop-up movie screening of Footloose on Friday 24 May 2024! 🎥

📍 Location: Telford Equine Area, 498 Owaka Highway (parking available)
⏰ Time: doors open 6.30pm, movie starts 7.00pm

🎟 Admission: canned food item/s, which will all be collected and donated back to our local food hub
🍔 Food: bring some cash, we will have some awesome food trucks selling their goods in the evening (keep an eye out for an upcoming giveaway 👀)
Bring the whānau, or your friends, and enjoy a night under the Telford Equine roof! Rug up warm, and bring your beanbags, chairs, cushions and blankets✨ (This event is 12+)
HUGE thanks to our superstar sponsors for helping make this event possible!!
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10 days ago

Poll: What is the smallest size hearing device Triton Hearing offer?

Triton Hearing

Some kiwis think hearing devices are big and ugly.

What if we told you technology has advanced substantially and they’re available in all shapes, colours, and sizes?

Go in the draw to win* a $40 MTA voucher when you share your answer to the
question below. Give it a go!

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Some kiwis think hearing devices are big and ugly.

What if we told you technology has advanced substantially and they’re available in all shapes, colours, and sizes?

Go in the draw to win* a $40 MTA voucher when you share your answer to the
question below. Give it a go!

*T&C’s apply – must be over 18.
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What is the smallest size hearing device Triton Hearing offer?
  • 88.5% a) The size of a pea
    88.5% Complete
  • 4.3% b) The size of a AAA battery
    4.3% Complete
  • 7.2% c) The size of a $2 coin
    7.2% Complete
557 votes
3 days ago

Check it before you chuck it

Auckland Council

Keep vapes, batteries and electrical devices out of your bin. Find out more

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6 days ago

Who do you know that volunteers - nominate them today

Dale Snell from Volunteering Services

Do you know people who shine brightly as volunteers in your community? Volunteering Services Bay of Plenty is looking for nominations for the volunteers who deserve recognition - and some great prizes. Think about those who've volunteered for a long time, who go the extra mile, who create … View moreDo you know people who shine brightly as volunteers in your community? Volunteering Services Bay of Plenty is looking for nominations for the volunteers who deserve recognition - and some great prizes. Think about those who've volunteered for a long time, who go the extra mile, who create successful projects, who step up for more and demonstrate great values. Nominations close on May 31 so go to docs.google.com... ... and nominate them now.

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3 days ago

Porirua Has Talent Hits Town:

Porirua Women and Family Centre

Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just … View more
Dance, Sing, Shine!
There’s a buzz and excitement is rising – Porirua Has Talent has landed, and registrations are open.
That’s the word from Kylie Anderson, Team Leader Porirua Women and Family Centre, who says students visited at local schools can’t wait to sign up.
“They’re just so excited about the chance to show off their talents and take part in something really positive for the city.
From singing in the shower to back flips in the garden – talented young people all over town have been showing off to friends and family for years now’s the chance to take this to the big stage.
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says she is delighted that the Porirua Women and Family centre is providing a platform for young people to shine.

Registrations are open to anyone from Porirua aged 5 to 25.
* Register online by 14th June 2024.
* Numbers are limited so get in quick.

Auditions are being held in the July school holidays with online auditions available for those who can’t make it in person. The quarter, semi, and grand finals will be held in August and September.
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13 days ago

The Tova Show

Jen from Stuff

Hello! Are you a …
- A student/young professional renting
- A young family, renting or owning
- An older New Zealander/retiree/pensioner

We’re reaching out from the Tova show, the flagship weekly politics podcast on Stuff, as we prepare for our budget coverage and how it’s affecting … View more
Hello! Are you a …
- A student/young professional renting
- A young family, renting or owning
- An older New Zealander/retiree/pensioner

We’re reaching out from the Tova show, the flagship weekly politics podcast on Stuff, as we prepare for our budget coverage and how it’s affecting Kiwis - we’d love to hear from you.

We need a few people who are available the week before the budget (Wednesday 22nd/Thursday 23rd May) and on the day of the announcement (Thursday 30th May).

Please email tova@stuff.co.nz or comment below if you’d like to share your perspective with us. We give you our commitment to treat your experience with sensitivity and care.

Type NFP if you don't wish your comments to be used.

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4 days ago

Top cash paid !!!

Car Removal Auckland

Dead or alive we pay cash for any unwanted cars, Vans, Trucks, 4x4, and Ute's.

Call our free phone 0800 333 314 now for a free appraisal or text to 021 303 903

Locally owned and Operated
Enquire now

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9 days ago

Seed storage

Resene ColorShop Gisborne

Build a sturdy little box to keep your seed packets organised and easily accessible. Finish it in Resene Seaweed and Resene Aquaclear. Find out how to create your own with these easy step by step instructions.

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4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
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9 days ago

Spoil someone special this Mother’s Day

mags4gifts.co.nz

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy up to 34% off 1-year magazine subscriptions and grab a gift for yourself or a mother figure that’ll last all year long!

With over 50 titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone at mags4gifts.co.nz. To make … View more
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy up to 34% off 1-year magazine subscriptions and grab a gift for yourself or a mother figure that’ll last all year long!

With over 50 titles to choose from, there’s something for everyone at mags4gifts.co.nz. To make your gift even more special, make sure to click the “This order is a gift” box to add a free personalised e-card to your order. Mother’s Day offers end at midnight on 11 May, so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply.
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4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

11 days ago

Why Leonie loves lawn bowls

Bob Owens Retirement Village

For the uninitiated, lawn bowls may just look like a bunch of people throwing balls up and down a flat piece of grass.

But for Evelyn Page Retirement Village resident Leonie, it is a game of skill that has brought her 40 years of friendship, camaraderie and many fun-filled experiences and … View more
For the uninitiated, lawn bowls may just look like a bunch of people throwing balls up and down a flat piece of grass.

But for Evelyn Page Retirement Village resident Leonie, it is a game of skill that has brought her 40 years of friendship, camaraderie and many fun-filled experiences and memories.

So much so, that she has dedicated most of the last 20-plus years to umpiring the game. It is her way of giving back, she says, and now she is lending those skills to the upcoming trans-Tasman inter-village Ryman Roll Up.

Click read more for the full story.

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4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

11 days ago

Snap up a special NZ House & Garden deal this Mother’s Day

NZ House & Garden

This Mother’s Day enjoy up to 32% off when you subscribe to NZ House & Garden magazine for 1 year PLUS go in the draw to win one of 90 Antipodes serums worth $56 each! This silky-light hyaluronic serum offers up to 72 hours’ hydration to quench skin and foster a fresh, dewy appearance.

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This Mother’s Day enjoy up to 32% off when you subscribe to NZ House & Garden magazine for 1 year PLUS go in the draw to win one of 90 Antipodes serums worth $56 each! This silky-light hyaluronic serum offers up to 72 hours’ hydration to quench skin and foster a fresh, dewy appearance.

Gift a subscription today at mags4gifts.co.nz and add a personalised e-card to your order to make your gift even more special. Offer ends at midnight on 19 May, so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply.
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4 days ago

It's all about ideas at the Auckland Home and Garden Show

Jade Promotions

It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge … View more
It’s all about idea’s, inspiration, innovation and exclusive show specials at the Auckland Home and Garden Show on from the 24 - 26 May at Eden Park! Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There are so many fabulous reasons to visit the show with 170+ exhibitors showcasing a huge variety for your homes, gardens and lifestyle. Featuring everything Kitchens, Bathrooms, Landscaping & Plants, Home Maintenance, Flooring, Tiny Homes, Spas, Homewares, an 'Art in the Park' feature and more!

Join Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp on Saturday and Sunday at one of the free Ask an Expert sessions. Enjoy a delicious variety of street food, get creative with Resene Paint a Pot, and SO MUCH more! There is something for everyone at the Show.

Save the date in your diaries: 24 - 26 May at the Auckland Home & Garden Show

Fri & Sat 10 5, Sun 10 – 4
Eden Park
Adults $5
Gold Card Friday $2.50
Under 16 free
Find out more

11 days ago

The perfect treat this Mother's Day

Sunday Star Times

This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? … View more
This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? Add a personalised e-card to your order to make your gift even more special. Offer ends next week so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply, promo code must be applied.
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5 days ago

Stand together in tough times

Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support

There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

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There's strength in community, especially when times are hard. Victim Support is here to ensure that nobody faces the aftermath of crime, suicide or traumatic events alone. But we need you! Bring your unique life experiences to the table and join us in meaningful work that changes lives.

By volunteering with us, you can make a real difference, helping victims stay informed, safe, and empowered. Volunteer today and do good in the dark times.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Victim Support Team
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13 days ago

Caring For You Like Family

The Team from Ryman Healthcare

91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experienceView more
91-year-old Dora is a rest home resident at Ryman.

Between family gatherings, bus trips and village activities, she certainly enjoys a full life. With the many friendships she’s made, the caregivers and village staff have become an extension of her family.

Hear about Dora’s experience living in a Ryman community.
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6 days ago

The mobile breast screen unit is coming to Otaki

Mid Central DHB

Now in Otaki until 22nd May

The site is located at Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road, Otaki.

Click here to book an appointment or call us at 0800 270 200.
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14 days ago

New Lottery, New Home

Heart Foundation Lotteries

For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Papamoa, worth just over $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… View more
For only $15 a ticket, you could be in to win this brand-new, fully furnished Jennian home located in stunning Papamoa, worth just over $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, a rental, or you can simply sell it! Get your tickets today.
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6 days ago

Dunedin’s Grand Casino venue licence up for renewal

Gambling Commission NZ

The Gambling Commission has received an application to renew the venue licence for the Grand Casino in Dunedin, operated by Dunedin Casinos Limited. This will allow it to continue to operate at the Southern Cross Hotel, 118 High Street, Dunedin for another 15 years.

The Commission requests … View more
The Gambling Commission has received an application to renew the venue licence for the Grand Casino in Dunedin, operated by Dunedin Casinos Limited. This will allow it to continue to operate at the Southern Cross Hotel, 118 High Street, Dunedin for another 15 years.

The Commission requests feedback from the Dunedin community. Please submit feedback to: info@gamblingcom.govt.nz or PO Box 137295, Parnell, Auckland 1052. Unless previously arranged, all submissions will be made available for public viewing on the Gambling Commission’s website.

Submission deadline: 31 May 2024.

Click here for |more information| or contact: Blair Cairncross, Executive Director, Gambling Commission: blair.cairncross@gamblingcom.govt.nz.
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15 days ago

The perfect treat this Mother's Day

Sunday Star Times

This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? … View more
This Mother's Day treat yourself or a loved one with the ultimate Sunday self-care gift.

Purchase a discounted subscription to Sunday Star-Times before 12 May, and receive a FREE Antipodes Maya Hyaluronic 72-Hour Hydration Serum worth $56*. Find out more below.

Gifting a subscription? Add a personalised e-card to your order to make your gift even more special. Offer ends next week so don’t miss out! T&Cs apply, promo code must be applied.
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6 days ago
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