Awapuni, Palmerston North

4 days ago

Bear-y creative

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Ngā mihi o te ata kiritata,

Some of our neighbours have gone above and beyond with their take on the teddy bear hunt sweeping the nation.

The McKinnon and Walter families have created a giant bear in their paddock, alongside a big dog - I don't think its name is Clifford - and a few side … View more
Ngā mihi o te ata kiritata,

Some of our neighbours have gone above and beyond with their take on the teddy bear hunt sweeping the nation.

The McKinnon and Walter families have created a giant bear in their paddock, alongside a big dog - I don't think its name is Clifford - and a few side pieces their children jump on to bring joy to passing truckies.

Do you have any teddy bear creations that we haven't seen? Post them here or send them through to maxine.jacobs@stuff.co.nz, we'd love to see them :)

*Sorry about the dad pun, I couldn't help myself

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1 day ago

We're taking orders for essential items

EASIE Living

Hi everyone, the EASIE Living online store is open so you can get essential independent living products from us at this time. That includes things like continence products, mobility aids, and safety equipment.

Our physical store is closed, but if you'd rather not buy online we're also… View more
Hi everyone, the EASIE Living online store is open so you can get essential independent living products from us at this time. That includes things like continence products, mobility aids, and safety equipment.

Our physical store is closed, but if you'd rather not buy online we're also taking orders over the phone (06 353 2743), or by email (enquiries@easieliving.co.nz). Just leave your name, phone number and details of what you want to buy and we'll be in touch.

You can pay via credit card or internet banking. We miss seeing your friendly faces, but we're working hard to deliver the same great service this way.

Stay safe,

Demelsa, Kelly and Lesley - the EASIE Living team.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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2 days ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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7 days ago

Another possible SCAM

Lesley from West End

This is a precautionary post!!!
Yesterday one of my elderly Covid 19 phoning circle got a telephone call from supposedly “Work and Social Development” asking him as he was a pensioner did he live alone and did he need any help/assistance for shopping etc. He was a bit confused and told the man… View more
This is a precautionary post!!!
Yesterday one of my elderly Covid 19 phoning circle got a telephone call from supposedly “Work and Social Development” asking him as he was a pensioner did he live alone and did he need any help/assistance for shopping etc. He was a bit confused and told the man on the phone what arrangements he had in place.
He rang me and said that he thought it was nice that a government department was concerned about his welfare like that. I didn’t say anything to him but I immediately telephoned and waited approximately thirty minutes on hold on the Police 105 number. They took a note of my concern and then connected me onto another area to report and discuss the matter.
To the best of their knowledge they were not aware of Social Development or WINZ or any other Government Department making
such calls to elderly folks. However it would be noted and looked into.
Has anyone else had an experience similar?
Take care everyone, keep safe and PLEASE follow the rules
Lesley and family

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3 days ago

Disposing of rubber gloves and used tissues on the riverside walkway.

Iola from Awapuni

It is disappoint to see all the unhygienic tissues and used rubber gloves on the riverside walkway. Normally I would pick up litter in my walks to the park and riverside, but with Covid 19 in the community and 2 people with infections who have not been overseas, naturally I am not going to put my … View moreIt is disappoint to see all the unhygienic tissues and used rubber gloves on the riverside walkway. Normally I would pick up litter in my walks to the park and riverside, but with Covid 19 in the community and 2 people with infections who have not been overseas, naturally I am not going to put my health a risk. Could people please be careful with what could be a serious infection source to the public? Dispose of your waste products into the rubbish bins, or carry a paper bag with you to take home to put into the landfill rubbish.We will need to also protect the Council workers who are emptying these bins.

3 days ago

English Classes now online

Helen van den Ende from English Language Partners - Palmerston North

We are now teaching online during the lockdown
Join us for conversation class, road code and more.
Register by emailing palmerstonnorth@englishlanguage.org.nz
Free for Permanent residents and NZ citizens

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3 days ago

Two weeks into lockdown - how's everyone feeling?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

How's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a … View moreHow's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a friendly phone call, have some great baking tips, ways to work from home or ideas to keep the kids entertained. Post on Reach Out and together we can all support each other and our communities during this time.

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3 days ago

Keep calm and kind

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? … View more
Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? Reach out to your Neighbours here now.
Reach out

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7 days ago

Beside myself with worry

Annie from Milson

Hi
My Dad lives in Hamilton and I live in Palmy he has Alzheimers but manages to still live at home with carers help. For the last 14 months I have done his groceries on line but of course now with this happening I am having problems. He has run out of food and although I have rung the … View more
Hi
My Dad lives in Hamilton and I live in Palmy he has Alzheimers but manages to still live at home with carers help. For the last 14 months I have done his groceries on line but of course now with this happening I am having problems. He has run out of food and although I have rung the supermarket 3 times now emailed a list, given them my credit card etc, they still haven't delivered his food. Does anyone know who else I could contact, I can't seem to find anything on the covid-19 website.

5 days ago

Need a Puncture Repaired?

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Palmerston North

Hey Neighbours!

Need a puncture repaired? We've heard a few people have been getting punctures while out doing their essential errands or heading to work.

But don't worry we can help! You can book online or call our team on 0800 30 50 60.

Plus we have contactless servicing to ensure … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Need a puncture repaired? We've heard a few people have been getting punctures while out doing their essential errands or heading to work.

But don't worry we can help! You can book online or call our team on 0800 30 50 60.

Plus we have contactless servicing to ensure your safety - so you’ll have peace of mind when attending your appointment.

To book a puncture repair click here: bit.ly...

To find out more about contactless servicing and which stores are open, click the READ MORE button below.

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4 days ago

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!

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4 days ago

Stay well at home – connect with trusted health information

THINK Hauora

When you have a question about your health or the health of your whānau, there are many people and places you can go to for reliable health information – even during lockdown.

Put down Dr Google - Health Navigator is New Zealand’s trusted health website! Health Navigator has … View more
When you have a question about your health or the health of your whānau, there are many people and places you can go to for reliable health information – even during lockdown.

Put down Dr Google - Health Navigator is New Zealand’s trusted health website! Health Navigator has easy-to-understand resources on all things health. From an A to Z on medicines, to videos, and links to tools and apps.

Need more guidance? Your Community Pharmacists have been giving health and medicine advice to our communities for years. Give them a call, they may even be able to video chat. After all, a friendly face is always good – from a safe distance!
Learn more

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5 days ago

Fly tipper/ rubbish

Paul from Highbury - Westbrook

Today sometime this morning but 11am someone put a bag of rubbish in the middle of our driveway. We have rang the pncc and they will look into. But what time of person would do this

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5 days ago

Happy Monday

Quinton from Milson

Hope you have a good giggle like I did

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