Wyndham, Wyndham

18 hours ago

How do you want to be remembered?

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

So, why should you pre-plan and/or pre-pay your funeral?

● Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.
● Financial security – eases the burden for your family. … View more
So, why should you pre-plan and/or pre-pay your funeral?

● Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.
● Financial security – eases the burden for your family. Currently, $10,000 (held in a funeral plan) is exempt from rest home asset testing.
● Personalisation - your wishes are known. You can record your specific preferences for your meaningful funeral, to be celebrated as you want to be remembered.
● You have control until the end – taking care of your funeral arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family.
● Provides comfort to others – a meaningful funeral is an important event for your family and friends. It brings a sense of closure and enables your family to begin the healing process.

From preplanning and/or prearranging of funerals, to looking after you when your loved one dies, through to designing and organising of memorials, the team at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here for you.

For more information, or to discuss prearranging and preplanning your funeral, contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home on 03 218 9021 or visit us at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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1 day ago

Raffle tickets

Sara from East Invercargill

Hi All

I am selling raffle tickets fundraising for Relay for Life Cancer Society

Trailer of firewood $5 per ticket

Six60 double pass for dunedin $10 per ticket
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Hi All

I am selling raffle tickets fundraising for Relay for Life Cancer Society

Trailer of firewood $5 per ticket

Six60 double pass for dunedin $10 per ticket

Let me know if you would be keen on any

Cheers

2 days ago

Poll: Teens' behaviour using the internet

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi Neighbours, we are looking into teenagers' internet habits and keen to hear your experiences of your children's use of the interweb. We'd like to know, has your teenager skipped meals in order to spend time on the internet?

Teens' behaviour using the internet
  • 41% Yes
    41% Complete
  • 55.5% No
    55.5% Complete
  • 3.5% I'm not sure
    3.5% Complete
854 votes
2 days ago

Our cold summer strikes again

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

New Zealand's largest blueberry orchard, Blueberry Country, would usually be well into their peak season but cold weather has meant they are three to four weeks behind on last year.

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3 days ago

Want to make your community safer, more resilient and better connected in 2020? Become a Neighbourhood Supporter today! 🏠🧡

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

When you join a Neighbourhood Support group you will:

• Have a great way to get to know the people that live around you.

• Receive emails and alerts that will keep you up-to-date with news from our community partners, including New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ and NZ Civil Defence.

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When you join a Neighbourhood Support group you will:

• Have a great way to get to know the people that live around you.

• Receive emails and alerts that will keep you up-to-date with news from our community partners, including New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ and NZ Civil Defence.

• Gain tips and resources to improve your household and neighbourhood safety.

• Learn how you can be better prepared for emergencies, and more.

Best of all - it’s FREE to join!

Click below to learn more and find your nearest group today...

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4 days ago

Have you won in the final giveaway?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Our SIX60 Summer Sounds competition is coming to an end next week. We’ll be selecting a winning neighbourhood to have a private gig from one of the supporting acts of the SIX60 tour. But today is the final draw for the exclusive SIX60 tickets we are giving away to our members! Check to see if … View moreOur SIX60 Summer Sounds competition is coming to an end next week. We’ll be selecting a winning neighbourhood to have a private gig from one of the supporting acts of the SIX60 tour. But today is the final draw for the exclusive SIX60 tickets we are giving away to our members! Check to see if you’ve been drawn as a winner.

Thank you to all of the entrants so far for being more neighbourly! It’s been great to see communities thriving. To be eligible for the private convert, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here). We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
Have you won?

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4 days ago

Better Later Life Strategy

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our strategy, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034, outlines five key areas for action to make New Zealand a great place to age.

To read the strategy and find out how we can make New Zealand a great place to age, click here ➡️ bit.ly...

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4 days ago

Are you building your own home or have you just finished? We're keen to hear from you

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

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The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

We'd love to hear from you about the challenges involved in building, and why you've opted to take that route. Any interviewees would need to be willing to be identified and photographed in a news story.

Please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

5 days ago

Poll: Should vehicles be banned from Oreti Beach?

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

Restricting vehicle access to Oreti Beach, to protect toheroa, is one of four options being suggested by Environment Southland. Do you think they should be banned altogether, or should the beach just have areas with restricted vehicle access?

Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should vehicles be banned from Oreti Beach?
  • 29% Ban all vehicle access from Oreti Beach
    29% Complete
  • 58.1% Restrict which areas can be driven on
    58.1% Complete
  • 12.9% Leave the beach as it is
    12.9% Complete
31 votes
5 days ago

Fancy spending a night in a 100-year-old church?

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

Taking on an old Invercargill church and turning it into a luxury bed and breakfast has been a 10-year labour of love for a Southland couple.

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5 days ago

Fancy spending a night in a 100-year-old church?

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

Taking on an old Invercargill church and turning it into a luxury bed and breakfast has been a 10-year labour of love for a Southland couple.

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5 days ago

Be in to win with The Editors’ Escape - 2 DAYS TO GO!

The Team from The Editors' Escape

If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this … View more
If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this escorted tour gives you the opportunity to get to know the editors behind your much-loved magazines, hearing first hand about the upcoming season trends, interiors, and gardening tips.

Be in to win with The Editors' Escape! Our friends at NZ House & Garden are giving away tickets to their popular House Tours this season. Tell us your favourite New Zealand destination where you'd like to escape with us via this link and be in to win one of five double passes to a House Tour of your choice.

Visit www.editorsescape.co.nz... for more information and to secure your spot today.

Competition closes on 15th January 2020.

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7 days ago

Do more of what you love

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman village living lets you worry less and play more. Experience our retirement villages.

0800 555 103 | rymanhealthcare.co.nz
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8 days ago

Bringing generations together

AMI Insurance

Cambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.… View moreCambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.

For Rebecca, it is simply a joy to spread joy. She remembers the first rest home visit she arranged. “At one point I looked over at a lovely resident who was 100 and he was kind of shaking and I was worried. I got closer and saw that he was shaking with laughter because my boys were having a paper plane competition, throwing paper planes from one end of the lounge to the other. It was beautiful.”

read the full story here.
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