Clutha District, Balclutha

57 days ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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57 days ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Gore

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

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

Find out how to create your own.

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58 days ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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58 days ago

SIT running at '80 to 90 per cent capacity' during lockdown

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

Good fortune, impressive planning, or devine intervention, call it what you like. A decision a couple of years back has softened the coronavirus blow for the Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill.

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58 days ago

$100k donation for charity hospital

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

A founder of the Southland Charity Hospital Trust says a significant new donation is an unexpected kindness in a difficult month.
The trust received $100,000 from an undisclosed donor a few days ago.

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58 days ago

More water for formula producer

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

"There are two ways you can make infant milk formula, one way is with fresh milk and the other way is to dry milk into a powder and then reconstitute it with water and process it into formula. This additional water will allow us to do that so we can keep up with customer's demands for our… View more"There are two ways you can make infant milk formula, one way is with fresh milk and the other way is to dry milk into a powder and then reconstitute it with water and process it into formula. This additional water will allow us to do that so we can keep up with customer's demands for our products."

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58 days ago

Cluster of Covid cases from Bluff wedding

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

A total of 22 people who attended a wedding in Bluff have tested positive for coronavirus.

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63 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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59 days ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
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59 days ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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59 days ago

Growing an edible garden

Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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59 days ago

'I was not going to die in the bush'

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

Eli Smith, 39, had a cast iron focus as he traversed the dense bushland of Stewart Island Rakiura.
As New Zealand went into lockdown on Wednesday night, Smith was already two days overdue from rejoining his hunting group.

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59 days ago

Southland runner at home again

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

Despite a love of the mountains, Southland runner Jack Beaumont has found a new home on the flatlands of northern Texas but his normally strict training regime looks a little different at the moment.

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59 days ago

Poll: Should the minimum wage have been raised?

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

The Southland Chamber of Commerce has joined others in calling for the minimum wage increase to be postponed, saying it's just another pressure during the lockdown period that business owners don't need. Do you think it should have been raised?
Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should the minimum wage have been raised?
  • 66.7% Yes, it needed to be raised
    66.7% Complete
  • 0% I don't care
    0% Complete
  • 33.3% No, the time isn't right
    33.3% Complete
12 votes
60 days ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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