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Big news in our community!

Big news in our community!

Ryman has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care & Retirement Villages for the 10th time!

1 day ago

Do you volunteer or know someone who does?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all … View more
It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all appreciate them for the great work that they do!

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1 day ago

Everil Orr Living - a place for safety, comfort, companionship and cuisine!

Everil Orr Village

Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen… View more
Making the choice on a move into full-time managed care for yourself or your loved one can be tricky when you're not sure what to expect. At Everil Orr Living, we want to help you go from your home now, to your home with our community, with no surprises.

Our General Manager for Care, Helen Saberton has recently spilled the beans on what it is like living in managed care at Everil Orr.

If that doesn't answer all your burning questions, come down for a tea and a chat at our facilities in the heart of Mt Albert.

Our next open day on 25 June 2024 will feature guided tours of suites, apartments and amenities, and a peak into what our caring community gets up to on the day-to-day! Or just book a time that suits you! Call us at 0800-383-745 and visit our website.
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1 day ago

Clutha District Youth Council

Clutha District Youth Council

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming … View more
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!
The Clutha District Youth Council is working with the Rotary Club of Balclutha to fundraise money towards reinstating the flying fox at the Balclutha Bridge Park.
On the 2 August 2024, the Youth Council will be holding a year 7/8 disco (theme already picked advertising coming soon) and a year 9/10 social at Te Pou O Mata-Au. Event is open to the whole district.

Help us pick which theme to have at the year 9/10 social by voting below ⤵
'😂' react for Rags and Riches
'❤' react for a Night in Paris
'😲' react for Through the Decades
Voting ends, 9pm Friday 21 June
Keep an eye posted on our Facebook page or in your schools for more information to come out regarding this event, and the year 7/8 dicso!
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1 day ago

Lottery funding sows seeds of sustainability in Waitaki garden

NZ Lotto

Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding … View more
Waitaki Community Gardens sowing the seeds of community and sustainability

The Waitaki Community Gardens is at the heart of the small community of around 23,000 people, with a mission to share the joys of sustainable gardening with locals and touring visitors.

Supported by lottery funding from Te Puna Tahua Lottery Grants Board, the community garden hosts popular events and workshops throughout the year for those eager to learn about growing their own produce and reducing their environmental impact.

From humble beginnings over a decade ago, the garden has grown into a thriving hub of activity that attracts volunteers and students of all ages and backgrounds to work side by side, sharing knowledge and experiences and growing a sense of community alongside their lettuce and tomatoes.

Central to the garden's offerings is the ‘Seed to Table’ course - a hands-on permaculture workshop series designed to equip budding green-thumbs with essential skills for cultivating organic and productive gardens.
The garden not only brings the community together but also offers a refreshing antidote to today’s fast-paced, digital world.

With 100% of Lotto New Zealand profits being returned to funding Local Grants, every time you play a Lotto New Zealand game, you’re a Kiwi helping initiatives like the Waitaki Community Gardens foster a healthy, sustainable, and connected community. 

Read more Local Grant recipient stories.
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1 day ago

Join us to celebrate Matariki

Porirua City Council

There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te … View more
There are plenty of exciting events in Porirua this year to celebrate Matariki, including star searching, excellent kai, light shows and planting.

To coincide with the new Kai Tahi food and market destination opening, there will be a spectacular outdoor light display along the edge of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour.

Visitors can wander along the Harbourside Pathway between Wi Neera Dr and Parumoana St from 6–9pm on 28–30 June to experience a light display transforming the area.

There are plenty of events on at Pātaka, the city centre library and at Te Rauparaha Arena, including Matariki Under the Stars interactive experience, and free fitness classes.

There will also be a special hāngi, a waiata evening, a barbershop performance, and a banquet featuring a three-course dinner and entertainment from The Lady Killers.

Events are listed on our dedicated Matariki webpage along with any registration details
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1 day ago

Taranaki’s hearing, caring specialists.

Central Audiology

Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you… View more
Central Audiology ensures you’re not missing out on the important things in life.

We’re 100% Taranaki owned and operated, plus we have a local team of audiology experts who can help you with any of your hearing needs. We’re a primary provider to the Taranaki District Health board, and you can visit us whether you’re referred by your GP, or want to approach us directly.

We’re here to help. Contact our friendly team on 0800 751 000.
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1 day ago

Will you replace hunger with hope?

World Vision

"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in … View more
"Sometimes we don’t eat for two or three days. My younger sister cries when she’s hungry. I feel very bad about that,” says 13-year-old Nyaduer (left). She’s struggling to fight hunger and keep her siblings alive.

Nyaduer is living without her mum or dad in a displacement camp in South Sudan. Without life’s basics. Without enough food. Right now, hunger is leaving kids too weak to run or play. Some don’t even have the energy to speak.

Please help. Will you reach out to them with life-saving food and support, just like you would if they lived next door?
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1 day ago

Discover the Flavours of India with Our Indian Cooking Class!

The Team from Fraser ACE Adult Community Education

Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy … View more
Join us for an exciting 8-week journey into the world of Indian cuisine! Led by our talented tutor, Shri, this class will teach you to prepare delicious and authentic Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, you'll enjoy learning the secrets of Indian spices, techniques, and recipes in a fun and friendly environment.

Don't miss out on this flavourful adventure! Enroll now and bring the vibrant tastes of India into your kitchen. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!
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12 hours ago

How's your industry going in this economic climate?

Libby Totton Reporter from Taupō Times

Taupō-based boating institution Trev Terry Marine (TTM) has gone into receivership while others in the region batten down the hatches to weather the country’s economic storm.

According to a receivers’ report, TMM owes $16.58m to its creditors and employs 67 staff, who are owned almost … View more
Taupō-based boating institution Trev Terry Marine (TTM) has gone into receivership while others in the region batten down the hatches to weather the country’s economic storm.

According to a receivers’ report, TMM owes $16.58m to its creditors and employs 67 staff, who are owned almost $300,000.

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12 hours ago

What do you think of the EV ambulance idea?

Libby Totton Reporter from Waikato Times

New Zealand’s first electric ambulance will be used in Hamilton from this week.

Tests suggest it’s “a lot more comfortable” for patients than the current ambulances, Hato Hone St John says.

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12 hours ago

Want to stump a quizzing great?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Shaun Wallace is encouraging Waikato people to do just that.

One of the six top quizzers on hit show The Chase, the 64-year-old is in Hamilton on July 10 as a fundraiser for I Am Hope.

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8 hours ago

Council considers charging for information requests

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

A North Canterbury council is considering charging for official information requests as it struggles to keep up with demand.

In a report to recent council committee meeting, Waimakariri District Council governance team leader Thea Kunkel said the … View more
By David Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

A North Canterbury council is considering charging for official information requests as it struggles to keep up with demand.

In a report to recent council committee meeting, Waimakariri District Council governance team leader Thea Kunkel said the council had responded to nearly 300 requests for information in the last 12 months.

The requests were received under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act.

Councillors were due to workshop a draft charging policy this month, before adopting it at the next month’s council meeting.

Chief executive Jeff Millward said the requests were adding to staff workload.

‘‘We are making sure we respond to them promptly, but it is causing quite a bit of work.’’

The legislation allowed for councils to charge for costs associated with processing a request, but until now the council has not charged for an official information request.

But three recent requests were ‘‘considered substantial’’, so staff had advised there would be a charge if the work was undertaken, the report said.

The council received 71 requests between March and May, compared to 61 for the same period last year and 32 in 2022.

Staff had spent 194 hours responding to requests over the last three months and it was estimated to have cost the council $8588.

Charging guidelines provided by the Ministry of Justice suggested staff time be charged at $76 per hour, with no charge for the first hour.

The requests were for information on a range of topics, including drainage, proposed solar farms and other consent applications, property purchases, security at council facilities, threats to councillors and staff, and annual plan processes.

One recent request wanted information regarding Kintyre Ln in Ohoka from 2007 onwards.

Staff estimated it would take more than 40 hours to collate the information.

Last year, several information requests were in response to the inclusion of statements relating to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the council’s 2023/24 annual plan.

Known as Agenda 2030, it was adopted by the United Nations’ 193 member nations, including New Zealand, in 2015.

It comprised 17 goals, including eliminating poverty, a focus on health and wellbeing and action on climate change.

The council has come under increased scrutiny since Covid, which has led to a heightened awareness of the right to access official information, the report said.

It has also led to the council beefing up its internet security due to a growing number of threatening emails, including death threats, and security staff were increased during last month’s long-term plan hearings.

■ LDR is local body journalism co-funded by RNZ and NZ On Air.

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1 day 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 beautiful 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 beautiful 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 owners.

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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1 day ago

Here's another riddle for you!

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What dies after drinking water?

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.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on… View more
What dies after drinking water?

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.

Want to stop seeing riddles in your newsfeed?
Head here and hover on the Following button on the top right of the page (and it will show Unfollow) and then click it. If it is giving you the option to Follow, then you've successfully unfollowed the Riddles page.

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5 days 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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1 day ago

Check the list!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

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We've pulled four names this week of members across the country. The winners of the $100 Mitre10 cards are:

Cynthia Chozas from Botany Downs

Mabel Dawson from Stratford

Michael Pascoe from Amberley

Sarah Gebhard from Nelson

Winners can get in touch here or by emailing helpdesk@neighbourly.co.nz before 25th June.

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5 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
  • 25% Less than two years?
    25% Complete
  • 15% 100 years?
    15% Complete
  • 5% About three months?
    5% Complete
  • 55% 50+ years?
    55% Complete
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1 day ago

What's On: NZSG, Whangarei Branch (Genealogy)

Bev from Parua Bay / Whangarei Heads

All welcome, first Saturday of the month, 9:30am-12noon, May Bain Room, Whangarei Library. Topic: What is out there to help me research? Further information contact Kathy 430-6499.
NZSG, Whangarei Branch (Genealogy)
  • May Bain Room, Whangarei Library
7 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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1 day ago

We're looking for Nice Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who … View more
Each week, nominations on Neighbourly get turned into a Stuff story and we are always on the lookout for amazing neighbours who deserve to be recognised.

It could be someone who helped you when you were in a tight spot, a local who goes above and beyond for the community or just a neighbour who checks in on you.

Nominate your 'Nice Neighbour' by clicking here.

7 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
  • 5.6% Less than two years?
    5.6% Complete
  • 11.1% 100 years?
    11.1% Complete
  • 5.6% About three months?
    5.6% Complete
  • 77.8% 50+ years?
    77.8% Complete
18 votes
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2 days ago

What's On: Whangarei Choral

Meg from Central Whangarei

Enjoy singing? Whangarei Choral is a non-auditioned community choir. We sing on Monday nights, 7-9pm, at St John's Golden Church , Kamo. Ph 0273379072 or just come along.
Whangarei Choral
  • St John's Golden Church
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