Central Otago District, Alexandra

5 hours ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

ECCA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
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5 hours ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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15 hours ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Otago!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Otago, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Otago, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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1 day ago

Look at these great Local Likes...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hey Wanderlust Hair Art and Harvey Normans Dunedin! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your Otago Southland community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community. Make a Local Like

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1 day ago

WIN: A Resene makeover

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're … View more
Hey neighbours, everyone's had a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, but here's a chance to say thanks to someone you know who kept working for the benefit of the rest of us - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, supermarket employees and many, many more.

We're giving away three prizes with Resene, each worth more than $500, including a Resene colour consultation, a $350 Resene voucher and the latest Resene fan decks.

So if you know an essential worker who would love one of these prize packs, click here to nominate them.

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3 days ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If … View more
I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 92.4% Yes, they're OK.
    92.4% Complete
  • 4.6% I'm not sure.
    4.6% Complete
  • 3% No, they're not OK.
    3% Complete
1712 votes
3 days ago

Ryman pioneers certainty

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman’s Peace of Mind guarantees provide a little certainty in your retirement. Our affordable base weekly fee is fixed for life*, our deferred management fee is capped at 20 per cent, one of the lowest around, and villages provide independent living, assisted living and a full range of care … View moreRyman’s Peace of Mind guarantees provide a little certainty in your retirement. Our affordable base weekly fee is fixed for life*, our deferred management fee is capped at 20 per cent, one of the lowest around, and villages provide independent living, assisted living and a full range of care options. These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply.

Visit our website to find the village that’s right for you.
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4 days ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or … View more
Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

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4 days ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our website, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
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5 days ago

Inside New Zealand's hidden cave hotels

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

From Waikato to the Bay of Islands, we reveal three subterranean secret spots you can escape to #backyourbackyard

6 days ago

Over 65? We want to hear from you!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

We are looking for feedback from Neighbourly members throughout New Zealand on their health and wellbeing - and whether they saw our recent programme with TVNZ, Healthy For Life.

We'd love you to take our survey. It'll only take a couple of minutes.
Take the survey

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6 days ago

Are you a local business needing support?

Support Local Shop Local

We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) … View more
We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) you'll know you're helping a proudly local company.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Answers to your property price questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a … View moreHey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a live Q&A to help answer your property questions.

We had a huge response, so if you sent in a question or dropped in for the chat, thank you. If you missed it, you can still check out the recap, here.

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