Central Otago District, Alexandra

9 days ago

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The Team from Readers Tours

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16 hours ago

Otago Regional Council hits ratepayers with proposed 9 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

The Otago Regional Council is signalling a 9.1 per cent average rates increase, citing climate change as one of the main reasons.

Council chair Marian Hobbs said the province was experiencing the affects of climate change and the council's work to adapt – as well as deal with natural … View more
The Otago Regional Council is signalling a 9.1 per cent average rates increase, citing climate change as one of the main reasons.

Council chair Marian Hobbs said the province was experiencing the affects of climate change and the council's work to adapt – as well as deal with natural hazards, flood protection and river management – was "more important than ever".

People will be able to submit feedback on the council's 2020-21 annual plan between March 26 and April 24, with hearings to be held from May 21 to 26. The finalised plan will be adopted at a council meeting on June 26.

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1 day ago

Join our new Otago Parenting Group...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours! Join our new Otago Parenting Group - a safe place to connect with other parents, grandparents and guardians. Use the Group to organise coffee catch ups and playdates - and to share advice, tips and tricks for growing happy little neighbours. (There’ll even be chances to win great … View moreHi neighbours! Join our new Otago Parenting Group - a safe place to connect with other parents, grandparents and guardians. Use the Group to organise coffee catch ups and playdates - and to share advice, tips and tricks for growing happy little neighbours. (There’ll even be chances to win great prizes) Join now

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1 day ago

The South Island Journey presented by The Press

The Team from Readers Tours

Are you ready to discover the beauty of the South Island with a group of likeminded individuals and experienced tour guides?

Our next South Island Tour offers adventurous seniors the chance to explore the hidden gems that the South Island has to offer including the natural and mountainous … View more
Are you ready to discover the beauty of the South Island with a group of likeminded individuals and experienced tour guides?

Our next South Island Tour offers adventurous seniors the chance to explore the hidden gems that the South Island has to offer including the natural and mountainous landscapes. Travel via train, coach and ferry over this diverse 14-day itinerary.

8 - 21 OCTOBER 2020

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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3 days ago

Public showdown coming on Central Otago plan for Olive Leaf building

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

Attempts to avoid a council hearing over a controversial Olive Leaf church proposal in Central Otago have been rejected and the plan will go to a public showdown in May.

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3 days ago

Local Business Hero competition closing soon

Prospa

If you haven’t nominated your favourite local business for the Prospa Local Business Hero awards – you’d better get a move on.

The nominations closes on Thursday 5 March 2020 – and the competition is hot across the country. Don’t forget...if your ‘business hero’ is a regional … View more
If you haven’t nominated your favourite local business for the Prospa Local Business Hero awards – you’d better get a move on.

The nominations closes on Thursday 5 March 2020 – and the competition is hot across the country. Don’t forget...if your ‘business hero’ is a regional finalist, you BOTH get a $100 Prezzy® card. PLUS the national winner gets a raft of prizes including advertising packages and a cash prize of $2,500.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
Nominate now

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3 days ago

Connect and play this Children's day

The Team from Oranga Tamariki

Want to show your child you love them? Take them to something exciting this Children's Day.

Children’s Day is on Sunday 1st of March and it's all about putting tamariki first. Find an event near you.
Learn more

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4 days ago

Discover New Learning Possibilities.

NumberWorks’nWords

NumberWorks’nWords are the English and Maths tuition experts with over 34 years experience. Our tuition programmes have proven to be effective, boosting student’s confidence and results.

We believe it’s the personalised approach that really makes a difference. We cater for students of all… View more
NumberWorks’nWords are the English and Maths tuition experts with over 34 years experience. Our tuition programmes have proven to be effective, boosting student’s confidence and results.

We believe it’s the personalised approach that really makes a difference. We cater for students of all abilities from New Entrant to Year 11 — No matter whether your child is struggling to keep up, or racing to get ahead, we can tailor a tuition programme to meet their needs.

Call your local Number Works'Words on 0800 386 266 to book your Free Assessment and Introductory Lesson today
Find out more

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5 days ago

1993 Toyota Coaster 71, 500 km

Cheska from Waitaki District

Fantastic Design, Auto, Diesel, Can be driven on car licence. Runs perfectly.
All details and photos on Trade Me

www.trademe.co.nz...

Price: $85,000

6 days ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are … View more
Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

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7 days ago

Why we're putting quality first...

Cooper's Pet Kitchen

Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little … View more
Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little more expensive than some, its nutrient density makes for smaller portions with more readily absorbable nutrients.

Get more bang for your dog’s bite with 50% OFF your first order with code NEIGHBOURLY.

This also means a decrease in what comes out the other end... less 'picking up' what they’re 'putting down' at the dog park if you catch our drift.
Find out more

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27 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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8 days ago

Rubbish and recycling costs responsible for Central Otago rates rises

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A small Central Otago town is facing a 16.5 per cent rates hike to cover increasing rubbish and recycling costs, growth and pressure from central Government.

Ratepayers across the region will be hit with hefty rates increases, but Roxburgh residents will be hit the hardest with the average rates … View more
A small Central Otago town is facing a 16.5 per cent rates hike to cover increasing rubbish and recycling costs, growth and pressure from central Government.

Ratepayers across the region will be hit with hefty rates increases, but Roxburgh residents will be hit the hardest with the average rates bill there jumping to $2407 (up from $2068). Cromwell faces an 11 per cent increase, Alexandra 13 per cent and Clyde 14 per cent.

"It's not easy to tell someone on a fixed income, an elderly person in somewhere like Roxburgh, their rates are going up a significant amount. But it is something we can't avoid," Teviot Community Board Chairman Raymond Gunn says.

How will you cope with the rates rise? Do you think it's fair? Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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