Lake Sumner National Park, Lake Sumner National Park

4 hours ago

What type of wasp?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty … View moreHi everyone, today we are linking to two stories, one which explains the paper wasp which we find in abundance in urban areas, and the other which talks about the common and German wasp which dominates our forests and recreational areas. We'll also talk about how to deal with these nasty predators. If you destroy a nest, take a pic and upload your image with the hastag #waspwipeout! But be careful! For paper wasps click here: bit.ly... For common and German wasps click here: bit.ly...

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7 hours ago

SCAM ALERT: Vehicle licence (registration) email

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific … View more
The NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be on the lookout for a scam vehicle licence (registration) email currently in circulation.

If you’ve recently received an email, check the details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from the Transport Agency, it will include your specific vehicle details including:
- Your vehicle’s plate number
- Vehicle make
- The expiry date of your current vehicle licence

Click here for more advice and information.

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16 hours ago

Careers at Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms offer a great team environment, good money and the opportunity to develop a lasting career in the meat processing industry.

Full training will be provided that will enable you to achieve high standards of processing skills and a chance to gain National Qualifications through … View more
Silver Fern Farms offer a great team environment, good money and the opportunity to develop a lasting career in the meat processing industry.

Full training will be provided that will enable you to achieve high standards of processing skills and a chance to gain National Qualifications through the NZQA.

So, if you are looking at a new career or a change in career and enjoy working in a team, have a "can-do" attitude, keen to learn, not afraid of hard work, we would like to hear from you.
Find out more

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10 days ago

Who is your favourite local business?

Kendra Stone Reporter from Northern Outlook

We all have a favourite business - where the people are super friendly, the goods or services top notch, the deals great, or we appreciate the sponsorship they give to the town.

The most valuable contribution of small businesses, is the community spirit they foster. They set up shop where they see… View more
We all have a favourite business - where the people are super friendly, the goods or services top notch, the deals great, or we appreciate the sponsorship they give to the town.

The most valuable contribution of small businesses, is the community spirit they foster. They set up shop where they see potential for their vision to flourish, and we want to celebrate that.

Tell us who your fave business is and why, and you could win a $50 Prezzy card just in time for Christmas! Comment below!

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4 days ago

Tuia Mātauranga Roadshow in Lyttelton - free event

The Team from Ministry of Education

Bring your kids to our Tuia Mātauranga interactive roadshow and take part in fun activities to learn more about our voyaging heritage and history.

See you at Lyttelton's Te Ana Marina on Sat 7 Dec and Sun 8 Dec. We're open from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

1 day ago

Summer DIYers urged to check for cables before digging

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

WEL Networks is urging people to check for underground cables before they start digging.

If cables are disturbed by crushing, bending or splitting, they can cause fires, explosions, fatal electric shocks and power outages.

If you need help to find cables call WEL on 0800 800 935 or … View more
WEL Networks is urging people to check for underground cables before they start digging.

If cables are disturbed by crushing, bending or splitting, they can cause fires, explosions, fatal electric shocks and power outages.

If you need help to find cables call WEL on 0800 800 935 or click here for more information.
Read more.

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2 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter December 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Season's Greetings Neighbours!

The December edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new Better Later Life Strategy.

In this issue we find out about regional banking hubs and the dangers of falls and concussions … View more
Season's Greetings Neighbours!

The December edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new Better Later Life Strategy.

In this issue we find out about regional banking hubs and the dangers of falls and concussions in over 65-year-olds.

We also have a tasty lemon and yoghurt custard pot recipe, from the NZ nutrition foundation, for a holiday dessert treat!

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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2 days ago

What's On: Strawberry Fair

Brent from Kaiapoi

Bring a picnic and listen to Big Band music, stalls will have fresh yummy strawberries, cakes, desserts etc. Prizes for best dressed, best strawberry recipe, largest strawberry
Strawberry Fair
  • Kaiapoi Food forest
2 days ago

Poll: Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced details of the draft law to legalise cannabis use.

Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household, are all included in the bill, which the public will be asked to vote … View more
Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced details of the draft law to legalise cannabis use.

Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household, are all included in the bill, which the public will be asked to vote "yes or no" at the 2020 general election.

Read more on the draft bill here and tell us what you think in the comments below. Will you vote yes or no, or are you yet to make up your mind?

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Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill?
  • 43.1% Yes, I support the law change
    43.1% Complete
  • 49.6% No, I do not support the law change
    49.6% Complete
  • 7.4% I haven't decided yet (tell us more in the comments)
    7.4% Complete
569 votes
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2 days ago

What's On: Vegan Christmas Mākete (market)

Nicole from Christchurch Central

A special Christmas-themed version of Christchurch's Vegan Night Mākete. Featuring cruelty-free products and gifts, lots of plant-based food options, and festive live music. Happening rain or shine. Free entry.
Vegan Christmas Mākete (market)
  • Phillipstown Community Hub
3 days ago

Launch offer: 50% OFF your first order

Cooper's Pet Kitchen

Cooper's Pet Kitchen has a special offer just for Neighbourly members...

Order today and receive an 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish Recipe for just $47, normal retail price $94 each.

Cooper's Pet Kitchen is a personalised dog food subscription service providing convenience and peace … View more
Cooper's Pet Kitchen has a special offer just for Neighbourly members...

Order today and receive an 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish Recipe for just $47, normal retail price $94 each.

Cooper's Pet Kitchen is a personalised dog food subscription service providing convenience and peace of mind for you. You'll know you're feeding your dog quality with our premium, New Zealand-made kibble. Order today and we'll deliver to your door in no time.

*Offer valid for first order only. Expires 18/12/19.
Order now

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3 days ago

Escape in luxury to Hawke's Bay

The Editors' Escape

Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on a 4-day all-inclusive luxury escape to beautiful Hawke’s Bay.

From viewing stunning homes and sipping wine at iconic wineries to visiting local artisan producers and dining at some of the regions best restaurants - we’re bringing your favourite … View more
Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on a 4-day all-inclusive luxury escape to beautiful Hawke’s Bay.

From viewing stunning homes and sipping wine at iconic wineries to visiting local artisan producers and dining at some of the regions best restaurants - we’re bringing your favourite magazines, NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, to life. So, come and escape with us.
Book now

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3 days ago

We're back!

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Hi everyone. We've kicked off our Wasp Wipeout campaign for the 2019/2020 summer and we are spreading to more areas! We're targeting the usual suspects - the German and common wasp - but we'll also be giving you lots of tips on how to deal with paper wasps at home. Watch our for more… View moreHi everyone. We've kicked off our Wasp Wipeout campaign for the 2019/2020 summer and we are spreading to more areas! We're targeting the usual suspects - the German and common wasp - but we'll also be giving you lots of tips on how to deal with paper wasps at home. Watch our for more info over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, check out our launch story here: bit.ly... and read about what you can do here: bit.ly...

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3 days ago

Poll: Do you include your pet on the gift shopping list?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

For some, giving their furry friend a sneaky piece of ham under the table is enough, but for others, buying and wrapping a Christmas present for their pet is tradition. Whether it be some edible treats, a new comfy bed, or an awesome outdoor toy for summer - do you include your pet on the gift … View moreFor some, giving their furry friend a sneaky piece of ham under the table is enough, but for others, buying and wrapping a Christmas present for their pet is tradition. Whether it be some edible treats, a new comfy bed, or an awesome outdoor toy for summer - do you include your pet on the gift shopping list? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you include your pet on the gift shopping list?
  • 19.2% Absolutely - I spoil them rotten
    19.2% Complete
  • 44.7% I buy something small - I don’t go overboard
    44.7% Complete
  • 20.5% Nope - pressies are for the people
    20.5% Complete
  • 15.6% I don’t have a pet
    15.6% Complete
1300 votes
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