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78 days ago

First-home buyers - new or pre-loved?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

As a first-home buyer it pays to weigh up your options to see whether buying new or buying 'character' is best for you.

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76 days ago

Can you shop for your garden in Level 3?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and gardeners, here's what you can and can't do for your garden next week. Plus, always check with your local garden centres to see what they're doing too.

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78 days ago

Please share an ANZAC story with us Bay of Plenty...

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Dear Bay of Plenty - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this … View more
Dear Bay of Plenty - ANZAC Day will look a little different for us this year - however there are many ways for you to acknowledge the incredible men and women who have served our communities and given their lives for our country.

We invite you to share a memory or photo to commemorate this special day on Neighbourly below. It could be a story of a member in your family who served - or perhaps the way you and your family celebrate ANZAC Day each year. (It might even be a photo of your freshly baked can't be-beaten ANZAC cookies).

We also invite you to take part in Stand at Dawn and join us at 6:00 am on Saturday 25 April. Stand at your letterbox, at the front door, in your lounge rooms, balconies, in your driveway. Wherever you are in the world, stand with us and take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your ‘bubble’.

76 days ago

A note from Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming

We’ve been privileged to help Kiwis get the essentials needed to work, study, and stay connected. It’s led to huge demand and some orders are taking longer to deliver. We’d really like to apologise to the customers who’ve experienced these delays.

To help get it sorted faster we’ve … View more
We’ve been privileged to help Kiwis get the essentials needed to work, study, and stay connected. It’s led to huge demand and some orders are taking longer to deliver. We’d really like to apologise to the customers who’ve experienced these delays.

To help get it sorted faster we’ve quadrupled our Customer Care team, and expanded our order fulfilment network so we can get thousands more orders delivered each day. Plus our remote Tech Solutions service will be free until May 11 to lend customers a hand with technology advice or setting up.

Thanks for your patience, everyone. We’re getting there.
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77 days ago

Awanuiārangi COVID-19 Update!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whakatāne Campus

Tēnā koutou katoa. Given the circumstances regarding COVID-19, teaching and delivery of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi programmes will differ from normal over the coming weeks or months.

We will keep staff, students and our wider community updated on this as best we … View more
Whakatāne Campus

Tēnā koutou katoa. Given the circumstances regarding COVID-19, teaching and delivery of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi programmes will differ from normal over the coming weeks or months.

We will keep staff, students and our wider community updated on this as best we can.

We urge students to please stay enrolled. Studylink payments of allowances and loans will continue as normal.

Follow our facebook page and visit our COVID-19 webpage to keep updated. We appreciate your patience.

Ngā manaakitanga, keep safe.
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77 days ago

We're keen to hear about your health care

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking to speak to a patient who has recently had some experience of the health system - either receiving treatment in a hospital or clinic or at an ED - and would be willing to talk about their experience, and how it could have been made better, either by shorter wait … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking to speak to a patient who has recently had some experience of the health system - either receiving treatment in a hospital or clinic or at an ED - and would be willing to talk about their experience, and how it could have been made better, either by shorter wait times, better communication or level of care. We'd need you to be happy to be identified and photographed (from a distance). If you think you can help, please email senior journalist Andrea Vance on andrea.vance@stuff.co.nz.

78 days ago

Flood protection bylaws are changing

Bay Of Plenty District Council

The Flood Protection & Drainage Bylaws protect our people and our properties.

In line with government requirements, these now need updating. Changes have been proposed which may affect the way you’re allowed to use your land. Keep up to date and have your say.
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83 days ago

Single mum's tiny house lockdown

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Following on from yesterday's tiny house story, here's single mum Shaye sharing her experience in isolation

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85 days ago

All eyes on the tiny house

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Tiny house builders have had a surge in interest during the lockdown, some from families that are 'herding'

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78 days ago

Stick to your bubble, not your couch - join Red Cross Virtual Tour

Red Cross Communications from Red Cross - Tauranga Service Centre - Greerton

During COVID-19 lockdowns overseas, we've seen someone run a half marathon on a tiny balcony and the distance of Everest up and down a staircase. What will we see next in New Zealand!?

We are an active country and we like to get outdoors in our beautiful landscapes. But we know that right now… View more
During COVID-19 lockdowns overseas, we've seen someone run a half marathon on a tiny balcony and the distance of Everest up and down a staircase. What will we see next in New Zealand!?

We are an active country and we like to get outdoors in our beautiful landscapes. But we know that right now we must #stayhomesavelives. Here is a way that you can still keep active in your own home, and still enjoy the beautiful scenery that we have here in Aotearoa! ? #RedCrossVirtualTour

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79 days ago

Skin cancer consultations are still available

Bethlehem Skin Clinic

Dr Amy Stanway, a trained medical physician and qualified specialist medical and surgical dermatologist, is available for remote consultations by phone, email and video conference during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Skin cancer can affect people of any age, including children so if you notice any one … View more
Dr Amy Stanway, a trained medical physician and qualified specialist medical and surgical dermatologist, is available for remote consultations by phone, email and video conference during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Skin cancer can affect people of any age, including children so if you notice any one of the following changes on your skin, you should have it checked by a dermatologist:

- A new mole or freckle that hasn't always been there
- A change in the look of an old mole or freckle
- A new feeling in a skin lesion, for example, tenderness or an itch
- A spot on your skin that looks different to other moles and skin spots
- A spot or lesion that won't heal properly.

For more information, or to request an appointment visit us.
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79 days ago

Fancy a chat and a drive?

Amber McArthur from Red Cross - Tauranga Service Centre - Greerton

Do you have a current driver’s licence and can spare 1 ½ to 2 hours weekly, fortnightly or even monthly? Then we’d love your help!

We looking for long-term Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers to deliver a lunchtime meal to those in need in Tauranga. You’ll have to go through a police check … View more
Do you have a current driver’s licence and can spare 1 ½ to 2 hours weekly, fortnightly or even monthly? Then we’d love your help!

We looking for long-term Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers to deliver a lunchtime meal to those in need in Tauranga. You’ll have to go through a police check and use your own vehicle, but we’ll reimburse you for petrol costs.

Sign up with us today! Click the "read more" button to find out more.

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83 days ago
82 days ago

How are your pets handling lockdown? Share your photos below!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping … View more
This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping you work from home, on a local neighbourhood walk getting some exercise, or any cute, fun, and funny photos!

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85 days ago

SuperSeniors COVID-19 special edition Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Office for Seniors is working hard to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our most recent COVID-19 special edition Newsletter includes phone numbers for all regional civil defence teams, they can help you if you are struggling to access your supermarket … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Office for Seniors is working hard to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our most recent COVID-19 special edition Newsletter includes phone numbers for all regional civil defence teams, they can help you if you are struggling to access your supermarket essentials.

It also includes details on COVID-19 related scams and what to look out for to stay safe.

Read the newsletter here: bit.ly...

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