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204 days ago

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider and prepare for as a country.

Better Later Life takes a fresh look at what is required to ensure New Zealand is a great place to age and achieve the vision of making sure older people lead valued, connecting and fulfilling lives.

The strategy's key areas for action will be used to guide the priorities of what needs to happen in our action plan.

To read the strategy click here: bit.ly...

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204 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, … View moreOur ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

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204 days ago

Family violence is more than just a bad relationship...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Sometimes the emotional scars can be worse than the physical ones. Neither is okay. Learn to see the signs and seek help if you're in a toxic relationship.

#NSNZendviolence

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205 days ago

The Ink Beneath the Blue...

New Zealand Police

Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively … View more
Our latest recruitment campaign explores the personal stories and cultural backgrounds of some of our officers, reflected in the tattoos they have.

It is these personal backgrounds, combined with the training provided by Police, which enables our staff to more empathetically and effectively police in New Zealand's diverse communities.

Bring your unique story and join the NZ Police whānau today.
Find out more

206 days ago

Heavy rain warning for Westland

Neighbourly.co.nz

A heavy rain warning has been issued for parts of the West Coast, and it's expected to persist for nine out of the next 10 days.

Slow moving fronts are expected to bring an extended period of heavy northerly rain to Westland, Buller and the Canterbury headwaters through into Friday, with … View more
A heavy rain warning has been issued for parts of the West Coast, and it's expected to persist for nine out of the next 10 days.

Slow moving fronts are expected to bring an extended period of heavy northerly rain to Westland, Buller and the Canterbury headwaters through into Friday, with heavy rain persisting through the weekend.
READ MORE.

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207 days ago

Sign up this month and WIN!

energyclubnz

This month we are giving Neighbourly members the chance to win one of two Panasonic 2019 55” GX740 4K LED Smart TVs.

Simply, switch your electricity to energyclubnz before the 30th November and use the promocode: ecnz-winatv to be into WIN!

T's & C's apply.
Switch now

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207 days ago

Who's setting off fireworks tonight?! 😄💥

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from … View more
Fireworks are a ton of fun but carry real risks that need to be taken seriously. If you plan on lighting some here's some tips to keep everyone in your community safe and happy.

❌ 1. Never light fireworks in dry or windy conditions.

🔥 2. Only use fireworks in wide open areas, away from flammable items such as trees, grasses, gas tanks, and wood.

💦 3. Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.

👧 4. Children should never light fireworks themselves and need to be supervised closely at all times.

🧰 5. Keep all unlit fireworks in a secure bag or container away from any source of fire until they are ready to be used.

📞 6. Be considerate and let neighbours know if you're planning to set off fireworks. Aim to finish at a reasonable time.

🐱 7. Keep pets comfortable and secure inside. The loud booms and flashing lights can easily scare them off.

🐮 8. Avoid lighting off fireworks around farm animals and be aware of any newborns or elderly neighbours who may also be affected. If possible, change locations to somewhere that minimises any disturbances.

🌿 9. Be a tidy Kiwi and let's work together to keep New Zealand beautiful! Clean up any any rubbish and leave your spot better than you found it.

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208 days ago

Poll: When do you start Christmas shopping?

Neighbourly.co.nz

With Christmas coming up next month, it could be time to start thinking about gift shopping!

Are you one of those lucky people who can whip together some cool gift ideas a few days before, or are you prepared months in advance? When do you start your Christmas shopping? Vote in the poll below.

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When do you start Christmas shopping?
  • 37.1% I start a few months before
    37.1% Complete
  • 23.3% I leave it until the last minute
    23.3% Complete
  • 37% Gifts aren't a priority for me
    37% Complete
  • 2.6% I do gift shopping on boxing day
    2.6% Complete
1326 votes
208 days ago

We have our winner of the NZ House & Garden House Tours double pass!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Congratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some … View moreCongratulations to our winner! They'll be heading to the Bay of Islands in February 2020 to attend the House Tour and hopefully partake in some of these awesome activities 🌸 Thank you to all who entered - all of your local hotspots sound amazing and we can't wait to experience some next year! If you're yet to secure your tickets for the House Tours, you can do so here: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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210 days ago

House Tours are back for 2020!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin.

For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring New Zealand's region, please visit our website.
Book now

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211 days ago

Switch to LEDs for the climate

Andrew Caseley from Gen Less

Kahutara Primary School in Featherston is switching to LEDs. All LEDs are Gen Less bulbs as they use less energy, which ultimately helps halt climate change. If we all got on board and switched now it would make a huge difference
#BeGenLess #GenLessBulbs <
Make the switch

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211 days ago

🙅‍♀️ It’s Not OK - November 1st to 30th 🙅‍♂️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Creating safer communities means ensuring that no one lives in fear of harm on the streets or in their own home. For the month of November, we want to raise awareness and work together to end all forms of violence including family harm, elder and child abuse, sexual assault, gang violence, and … View moreCreating safer communities means ensuring that no one lives in fear of harm on the streets or in their own home. For the month of November, we want to raise awareness and work together to end all forms of violence including family harm, elder and child abuse, sexual assault, gang violence, and more. These victimisations affect us all and can have lasting effects that spill into our everyday lives including at work and school.

To do your part this month, perhaps consider supporting a women’s refuge or work with Police in your area to host an info night on how to identify elder or child abuse in your community. This month’s campaign also coincides with White Ribbon Day on 25 November which is an internationally celebrated day that aims to prevent violence towards women.

Let us know how you’re spreading the ‘It’s Not OK’ message in your home or in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZendviolence

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212 days ago

The Bach Project |Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma - The Bach Project

Legendary musician and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma makes his long-awaited New Zealand debut at Christchurch Town Hall on Tuesday 12th November 2019. Mr Ma will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in one sitting without interval, as part of The Bach Project.

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Legendary musician and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma makes his long-awaited New Zealand debut at Christchurch Town Hall on Tuesday 12th November 2019. Mr Ma will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in one sitting without interval, as part of The Bach Project.

Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, collaborating with communities and institutions to explore culture’s role in society, or engaging unexpected musical forms, Mr. Ma strives to foster connections that stimulate the imagination and reinforce our humanity . #CultureConnectsUs
Get tickets

212 days ago

Have you voted for your Gardener of the Year for 2019?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Voting closes tomorrow, November 1. These amazing homegrown heroes were shortlisted after a public call for nominations from gardeners all over the country, and you can read about their wonderful work here. Then don't forget to click through to vote for your favourite!

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213 days ago

Enter your short story to win

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Are you an aspiring author? Entries for the Sunday Star Times short story awards are now open!

The winning entry will receive a $3000 prize + there’s a $500 prize for students in our secondary school competition.

Full details and the entry form are here.

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