Westland District, Hokitika

1 day ago

Small business lending. Easy as!

Prospa

Need some extra funds to keep business humming?

The team at Prospa can help with a business loan of $5K to $150K. Staff-up. Stock-up. Build-up. With Prospa the only way is up, and your business benefits with cash flow friendly repayments over terms of 3 to 24 months. Whatever you need, we can … View more
Need some extra funds to keep business humming?

The team at Prospa can help with a business loan of $5K to $150K. Staff-up. Stock-up. Build-up. With Prospa the only way is up, and your business benefits with cash flow friendly repayments over terms of 3 to 24 months. Whatever you need, we can help.

Visit prospa.co.nz or call 0800 005 797 to apply.
Apply now

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1 day ago

Pop_Up Wedding Packages from $5699.00

Chrissy from Grey District

30 Guests
2.5 Hour Event
Decorated Venue
Registered Celebrant
Vow Assistance
Professional Photographer
Bouquet & Buttonhole
Celebration Cake
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30 Guests
2.5 Hour Event
Decorated Venue
Registered Celebrant
Vow Assistance
Professional Photographer
Bouquet & Buttonhole
Celebration Cake
Grazing Table
Complimentary Glass of Bubbles
A Nights Accommodation for The Bride and Groom
Hair and Makeup for Bride

Negotiable

1 day ago

How to deal with neighbourhood disputes

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, most of us are lucky enough to get on with the people we live next door to, but what can you do if you don't?

We asked some experts how to stop minor irritations turning into something more serious, and who you can you turn to if things start to get out of hand - because … View more
Hey neighbours, most of us are lucky enough to get on with the people we live next door to, but what can you do if you don't?

We asked some experts how to stop minor irritations turning into something more serious, and who you can you turn to if things start to get out of hand - because being better neighbours can only have a positive impact on the quality of our communities, and who wouldn't want that :)

3 days ago

MetService severe weather updates

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:

Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
More info

Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury … View more
MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:

Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
More info

Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury headwaters, from Arthurs Pass southwards
The Otago headwaters
More info

Strong Wind Watch:
Southern Lakes, Central Otago west of Alexandra, and Southland

Road snowfall warnings:
Lindis Pass (SH8)
Crown Range Road
Milford Road (SH94)
More info

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 19 Aug 2019.

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3 days ago

How great is Your Place? Take our survey!

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.
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Do you trust your council? Do you feel safe at home? Take our survey about your town.

For the Your Place survey we've put together a series of questions which should provide us with a comprehensive set of data that will be analysed and put in context for us by a team from AUT University.

We'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

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3 days ago

Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing… View more
The local elections are a great opportunity to decide on who we want to represent our communities over the next three years.

With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
  • 33.2% Rates
    33.2% Complete
  • 10.3% Housing
    10.3% Complete
  • 14.8% Roads
    14.8% Complete
  • 3.7% Public transport
    3.7% Complete
  • 9.6% Water
    9.6% Complete
  • 4.9% Waste
    4.9% Complete
  • 9.1% Climate + environment
    9.1% Complete
  • 9.9% Infrastructure
    9.9% Complete
  • 4.5% Local facilities (like parks and libraries)
    4.5% Complete
1172 votes
3 days ago

Treat yourself by treating Dad - Win*

Reporter Sunday Star Times

Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year … View more
Why not spoil Dad this year with a gift that keeps on giving, not just on Father's Day but every Sunday?

From as little as $3.80* a week you can keep Dad up to date with all the latest news in sports, business and entertainment each Sunday. Plus, when you buy him a 6-month or 1-year subscription and you’ll go in the draw to WIN* a brand new 65” Sony Bravia OLED TV, worth $7,499.

Ts&Cs apply.
Buy now

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3 days ago

Support a Kiwi dad this Father's Day

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time … View more
Father's Day is just around the corner and for many Kiwi dads, getting a treat isn't an option due to the family's limited disposable income or being a solo dad. You can make Father's Day go further by donating a Father's Bundle to a Kiwi family for only $19.

At this time of year, we want to acknowledge all the dads in New Zealand who work hard to provide for their families - particularly the families who can't make ends meet. So, we created a bundle of goodies that these Kiwi dads will love! The bundle has some chicken, a chunky soup, an apple pie for the family to share, plus a chocolate bar (just for Dad)!

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7 days ago

Waste-to-energy plant opponents want Westland not Wasteland

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A group of concerned Hokitika residents are fighting a proposed waste-to-energy plant near their town.

Renew Energy Ltd wants to build a waste-to-energy plant in Hokitika by 2022, which would burn 1000 tonnes of rubbish every day to create 28 mega watts of power, 410,000mgw of thermal energy. It … View more
A group of concerned Hokitika residents are fighting a proposed waste-to-energy plant near their town.

Renew Energy Ltd wants to build a waste-to-energy plant in Hokitika by 2022, which would burn 1000 tonnes of rubbish every day to create 28 mega watts of power, 410,000mgw of thermal energy. It would also create up to 60 direct jobs and 150 for construction.

Westland not Wasteland spokesman Mark Mellsop-Melssen said the group's aim was to stop the transport of waste to Westland for incineration.

What do you think? Should a waste-to-energy plant be built on the West Coast?

6 days ago

West Coast mayoralty races under way

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It's the end of an era – after 15 years the Grey District will have a new mayor.

Four candidates have put in nominations to replace long-standing mayor Tony Kokshoorn.

Kokshoorn has held the role since his landslide win against incumbent Kevin Brown in 2004, and has been elected … View more
It's the end of an era – after 15 years the Grey District will have a new mayor.

Four candidates have put in nominations to replace long-standing mayor Tony Kokshoorn.

Kokshoorn has held the role since his landslide win against incumbent Kevin Brown in 2004, and has been elected unopposed four times.

Grey district councillor Tania Gibson was the first to put her hand up for the position.

She will run against long-term councillor and Runanga businessman Cliff Sandrey, West Coast Regional Council chairman Andrew Robb, and Richard Osmaston, a former Nelson candidate who campaigns against the use of money.

Buller mayor Garry Howard is also standing down. Five candidates will compete for the position: current councillor and Westport dairy farmer Jamie Cleine, former long-serving mayor Pat O'Dea, Westport photographer Charlie Bruning, rap artist Aaron Intemann, and lawyer Doug Taffs.

In Westland, incumbent mayor Bruce Smith is seeking a second term. He is going up against two sitting councillors: Gray Eatwell and deputy mayor Latham Martin. Also fighting for the mayoral spot are Ryan Kennedy from Okarito and Hokitika joiner John Mitchell.

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4 days ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member … View more
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
Talk to us

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4 days ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine … View more
Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
Vote here

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5 days ago

Out with the old?

Stuff Fibre

It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s … View more
It only seems like yesterday when we relied on the landline to reach our friends and family across the country. Now, the ease of technology has made us more connected.

But does that mean it’s all over for the landline? Let us know what you think about the home phone’s place in today’s world and be in to win!

Take part in part one of Stuff Fibre’s Great Internet Survey today.
Take the survey

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6 days ago
6 days ago

Ideas for creative teens

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

Using just paint and wallpaper, transform boring shelves into something even your teen will love.

Combine your favourite Resene colours and wallpapers. Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project … View more
Using just paint and wallpaper, transform boring shelves into something even your teen will love.

Combine your favourite Resene colours and wallpapers. Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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