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4 hours ago

Poll: Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Do you fancy year-round summer hours?
The European Union will soon recommend members drop daylight saving hours in favour of staying on summer time throughout the year.
Would you like the same for Aotearoa? Let us know!

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Is it time to end daylight savings in New Zealand?
  • 54% Drop daylight savings, summer hours should be year-round.
    54% Complete
  • 46% Keep it! I love the change in hours.
    46% Complete
428 votes
18 minutes ago

International Day of Older Persons 2018 - We can all Champion Human Rights and be Human Rights Champions – Take the Pledge!

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders… View more
International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate all older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2018 international theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“.


This year Age Concern New Zealand want all New Zealanders to sign up as Age Concern Dignity Champions and stand up for the human rights of older Kiwis.


“There is no excuse for elder abuse, says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive. I am appalled that we are still having to deal with cases each day where older people are taken advantage of.


“Just because someone is older it doesn’t mean they are less valuable, have less purpose or should lose basic human rights, the right to make their own choices and respect from those around them.

“Of the cases we see, 75% of alleged abusers are family members, either adult children or partners of adult children and that needs to stop!

“So come on Kiwis we all have a part to play. You can take a stand against ageism and join me by signing up today!” says Stephanie.

An Age Concern Dignity Champion pledges to:
• Reject stereotypes and focus on the uniqueness of every individual
• Speak up when they hear people speaking negatively about growing old
• Have the courage to question practices they feel are disrespectful to older people
• Not patronise older people
• Be patient, polite and friendly
• Have zero tolerance for abuse or neglect
• Build relationships – they combat isolation and loneliness by getting to know the older people in their lives.

ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Dignity_Champions/ACNZ_Public/Dignity_Champions.aspx?hkey=6375570c-b632-4221-8285-8ae56b2d79bb

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5 hours ago

Food recall: METAL found in this meat product

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Premier Beehive NZ is recalling a specific batch of its Beehive brand Original sausages as the product may contain foreign matter (metal). The product is sold in supermarkets and selected retail outlets throughout New Zealand.

This recall does not affect any other Beehive brand products. … View more
Premier Beehive NZ is recalling a specific batch of its Beehive brand Original sausages as the product may contain foreign matter (metal). The product is sold in supermarkets and selected retail outlets throughout New Zealand.

This recall does not affect any other Beehive brand products. Customers are asked to check the batch number and date mark on the front of the packet:
Batch number: 234234
Date marking: Use by 17/10/18

Affected product should not be consumed. There have been no reports of injury, however if you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. Customers should return the products to their retailer for a full refund.

If you have questions, contact Premier Beehive NZ:
Phone: 0800 50 67 01
Address: 50 Moreton Road, Carterton.

Source: Ministry of Primary Industries

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5 days ago

Netball/Basketball Hoop WTB

Margie from Brightwater

Please message me if you have one you no longer need or where I can buy one. I have granddaughter coming in the holidays so want to have one for her to practice.

8 hours ago

Poll: It's back for another season

Megan Leov Reporter from Marlborough Express

With a new coat of paint and an extra carriage, the historic Marlborough Flyer steam train is ready to roll.
Are you planning a trip on the train this season?

Read our full story here: bit.ly...

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It's back for another season
  • 28.6% I can't wait to book my first trip on the train
    28.6% Complete
  • 14.3% I went from Picton to Blenheim last year
    14.3% Complete
  • 0% I went from Blenheim to Picton last year
    0% Complete
  • 14.3% I took trips in both directions last year
    14.3% Complete
  • 28.6% I don't plan to take a trip on the train any time soon
    28.6% Complete
  • 14.3% I've been on the train before but I'm looking forward to another trip
    14.3% Complete
7 votes
3 days ago

Hospice has a tiny shopping list ..

Megan Leov Reporter from Marlborough Express

If you've ever visited Hospice Marlborough you will know just what an incredible job they do.

There's a wish list in their shared kitchen area and these are the things they most need right now.

If you have the time it would be wonderful to drop off just one or two of these items.

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If you've ever visited Hospice Marlborough you will know just what an incredible job they do.

There's a wish list in their shared kitchen area and these are the things they most need right now.

If you have the time it would be wonderful to drop off just one or two of these items.

Boxes of tissues
2 ply toilet paper
Dishwashing detergent
Dishwasher tablets/powder
Instant coffee
Sugar
Copier paper

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16 hours ago

Marlborough residents become citizens

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Twenty four local residents became New Zealand citizens at a special ceremony at Marlborough District Council last week. Albanian national Tony Sena is pictured with his family, Mayor John Leggett, Lt. Commander Neil Connell and Flight Lt. Thomas Cookson.

Twelve nationalities, including … View more
Twenty four local residents became New Zealand citizens at a special ceremony at Marlborough District Council last week. Albanian national Tony Sena is pictured with his family, Mayor John Leggett, Lt. Commander Neil Connell and Flight Lt. Thomas Cookson.

Twelve nationalities, including Hungarian, Zimbabwean, Albanian and Brazilian, were represented. Each new citizen took a special oath of allegiance to the Queen, to fulfil their duties as new citizens.

The ceremony took the number of new local citizens to 141 this year. Three more ceremonies are planned before Christmas.

Click here for further information on becoming a citizen.
Find out more!

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1 day ago

What's On: Psychic Surgery with Jeanette Wilson

Miriam from Tutukaka Coast

Mind blowing healings and fascinating teachings from the Entities of Light who perform psychic surgery on volunteers from the audience. Tickets $30 from www.jeanettewilson.com. You can also watch https://vimeo.com/260584497
Psychic Surgery with Jeanette Wilson
  • Blenheim, Scenic Hotel Marlborough
1 day ago

Job Searching *Urgent*

Manase from Blenheim

Hello ive just joined neighbourly in order to find a job, wether its helping out at your home or if you have any leads or anything that would help me make a little bit of money. Im a 20 Year old young polynesian Man, who grew up in Sunny Nelson then moved to auckland for 3years where i worked in … View moreHello ive just joined neighbourly in order to find a job, wether its helping out at your home or if you have any leads or anything that would help me make a little bit of money. Im a 20 Year old young polynesian Man, who grew up in Sunny Nelson then moved to auckland for 3years where i worked in several different factories and all industrial areas. Ive recently moved to Blenhiem about 2months ago and just looking for a helping hand or services, friendly neighbours that wouldnt mind giving me something to do, im ive currently just started working doing seasonal work at the vineyard, which im grateful for but the rates isnt good. I just want to be given the oppurtunity to show my work ethic please & Thank you, God Bless.

1 day ago

Bridge results

Megan Leov Reporter from Marlborough Express

Picton bridge tournament goes to Marlborough pair
Marlborough Bridge Club president Ann Baker in partnership with clubmate Chris Henry won the Picton Intermediate Pairs tournament held over the weekend. Baker and Henry averaged 65.07 percent over the two sessions of play to edge out the Golden … View more
Picton bridge tournament goes to Marlborough pair
Marlborough Bridge Club president Ann Baker in partnership with clubmate Chris Henry won the Picton Intermediate Pairs tournament held over the weekend. Baker and Henry averaged 65.07 percent over the two sessions of play to edge out the Golden Bay/Richmond pair of Jenny Pomeroy and Jane Worthington who were just 1.23 percent back in second place.

Local Picton player Jennifer Cunningham finished third in partnership with Heather Roggeveen from the Blenheim-based Marlborough club on 58.21.

One hundred and four players from throughout the Top of the South bridge region competed in the popular tournament held at the Ports of Marlborough sports pavilion in Waikawa Bay.

Caption: Ann Baker and Chris Henry, winners of the Picton Intermediate Pairs bridge tournament held on Saturday.

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1 day ago

How do you stay safe in the water?

Alice Angeloni Reporter from Marlborough Express

In the lead up to summer, we want to know how you and your family stay safe in the water.
At the beach, river, pools, boating, diving, surfing... Do you have any tips for others?

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1 day ago

Subscribe to NZ Gardener's weekly ezine Get Growing and get free herb seeds!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

September is Bee Aware month, as we're calling on gardeners to make sure they plant pollen- and nectar-rich plants. We have 500 packets of bee-friendly edible herb seeds to give away to the first 500 people to sign up to Get Growing. Get Growing digital magazine is delivered every Friday to … View moreSeptember is Bee Aware month, as we're calling on gardeners to make sure they plant pollen- and nectar-rich plants. We have 500 packets of bee-friendly edible herb seeds to give away to the first 500 people to sign up to Get Growing. Get Growing digital magazine is delivered every Friday to your email inbox, completely free! (Offer is valid until Sept 30)

t.comms.stuff.co.nz/webApp/PAPP2859

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3 days ago

*WIN* an eco grocery shopping pack!

Croco

Just starting your eco-journey? We have everything you need to help eliminate plastics from your weekly grocery shopping... and you could win! We've got two eco grocery shopping packs to giveaway - simply LIKE or THANK this post to enter!

Buy in September and you'll SAVE! Our … View more
Just starting your eco-journey? We have everything you need to help eliminate plastics from your weekly grocery shopping... and you could win! We've got two eco grocery shopping packs to giveaway - simply LIKE or THANK this post to enter!

Buy in September and you'll SAVE! Our eco grocery shopping packs are on sale now. Each pack includes our 4 piece 100% organic cotton eco bags and a set of 2 cotton mesh string bags.

Croco reusable grocery bags are:
- all natural and chemical free
- lightweight and foldable
- can be easily stuffed in your pocket, purse or glove box
- machine washable in cold water

Ditch those single-use plastic bags for good. Keep some Croco eco grocery bags in your handbag or in the back of your car.

Don't forget to LIKE or THANK this post by Sunday 30th September 2018 to enter! See T&Cs.
Order now and save!

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3 days ago

Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards

Bev from North Blenheim

Are you a community group or business going the extra mile to look after our environment? There's just one week left to enter the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards. www.cmea.org.nz...

CMEA_poster.pdf Download View

4 days ago

Complete Freeview Satellite and TV package

Doug from Blenheim

Complete Freeview Satellite and TV package for your Bach or sleep out.
SONY         KLV-26U300A 26” TV
 Dish TV satBox S7070r
60cm High Quality Galvanized Satellite Dish and wall bracket
Satellite Dish LNB Plus Bracket
20mtr 3GHz RG6 Satellite Cable

 Inquiries or to view Ph … View more
Complete Freeview Satellite and TV package for your Bach or sleep out.
SONY         KLV-26U300A 26” TV
 Dish TV satBox S7070r
60cm High Quality Galvanized Satellite Dish and wall bracket
Satellite Dish LNB Plus Bracket
20mtr 3GHz RG6 Satellite Cable

 Inquiries or to view Ph 035788046

Price: $175

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