Havelock North, Havelock North

16 hours ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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11 hours ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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5 hours ago

Te Mata Rd protest

Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

Every day I drive past the former proposed site for the cell tower and I feel it’s very kind of the current owners to want to lower the property values by making the area look like an LA slum. It’ll make it easier and cheaper for first home buyers when you sell up.

But really folks, isn’t … View more
Every day I drive past the former proposed site for the cell tower and I feel it’s very kind of the current owners to want to lower the property values by making the area look like an LA slum. It’ll make it easier and cheaper for first home buyers when you sell up.

But really folks, isn’t it about time to remove the graffiti sheets and get on with life? They are attracting taggers to the area, which will then attract other criminal elements.

The electoral candidate hoardings are a distracting eyesore enough, without adding to the visual pollution, and unwanted attention.

Like it or not, you’ve made the neighbourhood look like areas you wouldn’t drive through with the doors unlocked.

2 days ago

Looking for a New Home for Tiffany McSporran

Jan from Akina

I am looking for a new forever home for my Dad's girl, Tiffany McSporran. Due to my Dad having to go into care, we are no longer able to have her at home. Tiffany is an older cat & has a very sweet personality. She is very affectionate & loves bumping your head with hers. She would … View moreI am looking for a new forever home for my Dad's girl, Tiffany McSporran. Due to my Dad having to go into care, we are no longer able to have her at home. Tiffany is an older cat & has a very sweet personality. She is very affectionate & loves bumping your head with hers. She would be great in a household where she was the only cat. She can get a wee bit nervous & would not do well in a household with a dog. She also has a sensitive tummy but does well on sensitive food. She loves sleeping on your lap & bed, but not so much into being picked up. If you are interested please reply to Jan. Genuine enquires only.

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9 hours ago

Sensi-Tak

Michael from Havelock North

Does anyone know where I can purchase this product in the Hastings/Napier area. It is used in the manufacture of hair wigs and has been recommended to me to help hold my cochlear implant processor in place.

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10 hours ago

Free succulents

Eileen from Raureka

Please come and help yourself, good in containers or a large garden space as they get big if you don't prune them

Free

4 days ago

credit card charge not recognized

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there,
UPDATED FROM THIS MORNINGS POST - SO SOME COMMENTS MIGHT NOT MAKE SENCE.
BEWARE IF YOU ARE ORDERING FREE SAMPLES FROM KETOBLISS and they want you to pay the $5 for postage.
OR IF YOU HAVE THIS APPEAR ON YOUR VISA CARD CLEAR SELF NOW +64800005501

I looked at ordering a free … View more
Hi there,
UPDATED FROM THIS MORNINGS POST - SO SOME COMMENTS MIGHT NOT MAKE SENCE.
BEWARE IF YOU ARE ORDERING FREE SAMPLES FROM KETOBLISS and they want you to pay the $5 for postage.
OR IF YOU HAVE THIS APPEAR ON YOUR VISA CARD CLEAR SELF NOW +64800005501

I looked at ordering a free sample of tablets called KETOBLISS and it came with a pay postage. To be honest, I thought I had not completed the transaction and was really surprised when they arrived. Over the weekend I noticed $150 from CLEAR SELF NOW and phoned the bank. Wasn't sure what it was for. After numerous calls the bank and trying to phone the number above, it turns out that this company is known for free samples and somewhere in the fine print they say if you don't cancel within 20 days they will charge you $150 per month! Turns out two payments have gone through so $300 in total.
To start with I wasn't sure even what I had purchased. The banks told me I had to find the company and talk to them. But being I didn't know to start with what I had purchased and then later, didn't know where to find them (no letter had come with the tablets) - anyway, I should have taken more care when ordering and paying for the postage. (although as I said I thought I hadn't completed the transaction).
I worked out the number on the bill was a phone number so rang them.
I phoned the number twice, the first lady said they were customer care for 400 products/companies and she said she couldn't tell me who they were or what they sell. I asked specifically do they sell KETOBLISS tablets and she said NO.
I phoned back again, and got someone else and this time said why I was phoning and she said yes I was a customer and yes they do sell those tablets (well that they are the customer care for them) I explained I had not opened the tablets and if she supplies me with and address I will track and trace them to be returned. And I wanted my money back.
She explained that I agreed to the $150 per month.
I said I wanted proof of that and she could email me the proof.
She said that they could return 33% of my bill.
I got cross and said that I was going to contact the police for fraud.
Then she said she would return 75% of my money.
I then replied with the bank was looking into stopping all payment to them from NZ accounts, and I was going public. (Bark possibly worse than Bite!)
She then put me on hold and came back with she would return all of the money.
She didn't give me an address to return the tablets.
So GOOD NEWS MONEY WILL HOPEFULLY BE RETURNED AND no more free samples for me on line!

My original post was asking if anyone knew who the bill on the VISA was from as we didn't recognize it. So thanks to everyone for your messages and texts.
Anyone else in the same boat - ?
I had already stopped my credit card and ordered a new one.
Cheers.

For people outside of my neighbourhood, my phone number for texts is 0278299984 if you have any info, I would be thankful.

Thanks, Everyone.
Kind regards
Rhonda

13 hours ago

Elevated, Views, Sunshine

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This is a truly rare find. A home boasting elevation, views, sunshine, privacy and close to the village. This home in traditional Havelock North is a tidy, solidly built, 3 bedroom 1950's home. Separate laundry and a separate hobbies room. Loaded with exciting potential you can modernise, … View moreThis is a truly rare find. A home boasting elevation, views, sunshine, privacy and close to the village. This home in traditional Havelock North is a tidy, solidly built, 3 bedroom 1950's home. Separate laundry and a separate hobbies room. Loaded with exciting potential you can modernise, create your forever home and add value. Alternatively, just move in and relish the rustic ambience and have fun on the large entertainers' deck. Inspect this home to appreciate all it has to offer, from a relaxed lifestyle to modernising potential on a prime site. Hurry this home will sell fast.
Deadline sale closes at Ray White, 17 Havelock Road, Havelock North at 12:00pm on Tuesday 8th October 2019 (unless sold prior)

4 days ago

Regional Rates increase ?

Andrew from Karamu - Waipatu

Subject: Rates increase
09:36 (49 minutes ago)
to rates
Kia ora
I have just received you invoice, highlighted at the top is, "Thanks to the income generated...your rates are automatically reduced each year..."

Mine weren't, my records say they increased about 1.8% ?

Regards
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Subject: Rates increase
09:36 (49 minutes ago)
to rates
Kia ora
I have just received you invoice, highlighted at the top is, "Thanks to the income generated...your rates are automatically reduced each year..."

Mine weren't, my records say they increased about 1.8% ?

Regards
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Rates
09:37 (48 minutes ago)
to me

Thank you for your email. We are currently experiencing high volumes of email and telephone activity, and will respond to your query as soon as we can. To enable us to reply to you more quickly, please do not resend your original email, or leave additional messages on our telephone voicemail.
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Duh

3 days ago

Short Term Homestay Needed.

Sandra from Havelock North

I am the Homestay Coordinator at Woodford House and I am looking for families to host the international girls. If you are available to host an International Student for 2 weeks from Friday 27th September please contact me.We pay $40 per night per student. Thank you.

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1 day ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

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2 days ago

Wanted

Paula from Camberley

Wanted does anyone know if or where I can get a 7in case for pad or does anyone have a spare one please

1 day ago

What veges do you grow in pots and containers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on this link to send us your best tip!

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1 day ago

Community Classes

The Team from Red Cross - Hastings Service Centre

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the Ukulele, or want to make your own Xmas Cards, are you looking to increase your clarity and confidence or have a guitar that you want to be more than a display item.

During October and November there will be 4 community classes being held in the Hastings … View more
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the Ukulele, or want to make your own Xmas Cards, are you looking to increase your clarity and confidence or have a guitar that you want to be more than a display item.

During October and November there will be 4 community classes being held in the Hastings Service Centre Hub to not only educate but also bring the community together.

- Beginner Guitar Lessons and Beginner Ukulele Lessons with Steve Webb
- A better me - Women's Workshop - Focusing on goal setting, clarity, confidence, mindefulness, taking action and more with Kristyl from Maia Dreams
- Xmas card making class with Grace Green - scrapbooking, stamping and papercraft

There is a minimum of 4 participants for each class. If you are interested please contact amber.mcarthur@redcross.org.nz or pop by the Service Centre to register.

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2 days ago

Spring has sprung

Carla Pell from CASK Spouting

The weather is just wonderful at the moment!
This warm weather is ideal for fixing any spouting leaks you may have or your spouting may need a spring spruce up.
Either all feel free to get in touch. 0800 2 SPOUT

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2 days ago

Antique storage cupboard

Lara from Akina

Could be used as a bedside table or cupboard anywhere in the house - heaps of storage space inside. Great condition.

Price: $40

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