Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

7 days ago

Helpful Documents?

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

I'm not sure why but I began creating some documents to help people with things that a lot of others would see as basic or simple and not needing direction.

So, I figure I'd test the waters.

I'm making a small document with large print and images stepping through how to order, … View more
I'm not sure why but I began creating some documents to help people with things that a lot of others would see as basic or simple and not needing direction.

So, I figure I'd test the waters.

I'm making a small document with large print and images stepping through how to order, (specifically for this one) from Countdown for Delivery.

Do you all think this will be useful or not?

Also I am taking suggestions on what other things you'd like to see a step by step guide for or think others may benefit from.

Thanks,
Mike

18 days ago

Poll: Self-isolation after returning from overseas, will they do it?

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Atamārie kiritata,

Palmerston North City Councillor Billy Meehan is practicing self-isolation after returning from a trip to Jordan and Italy over the weekend.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has encouraged a stay of 14-days in self-isolation to ensure people who may have contracted COVID-19 … View more
Atamārie kiritata,

Palmerston North City Councillor Billy Meehan is practicing self-isolation after returning from a trip to Jordan and Italy over the weekend.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has encouraged a stay of 14-days in self-isolation to ensure people who may have contracted COVID-19 don't pass the virus on to anyone else.

Do you think people will follow Meehan's lead and self-isolate?

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Self-isolation after returning from overseas, will they do it?
  • 11.7% Yes, everyone is aware of how serious Coronavirus is.
    11.7% Complete
  • 6.7% Only New Zealanders will self-isolate.
    6.7% Complete
  • 81.7% Some will, some won't, it's impossible to police.
    81.7% Complete
360 votes
8 days ago

Is the IRD website down?

Garry from Kelvin Grove

Hi all,
I have been trying to tidy up some tax stuff, but the IRD website times out. (Both www.ird.govt.nz... and www.classic.ird.govt.nz...).
Has anyone been able to access the IRD site since last night?
Thanks,
Garry

6 days ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Read more now

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6 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourly is quickly becoming an essential way to connect with your neighbours and community during self-isolation. Check-in on the vulnerable around you, and if you have extra supplies or some essentials someone in your neighbourhood needs, you can drop it at their door.

Need help or can you… View more
Neighbourly is quickly becoming an essential way to connect with your neighbours and community during self-isolation. Check-in on the vulnerable around you, and if you have extra supplies or some essentials someone in your neighbourhood needs, you can drop it at their door.

Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.
Visit page

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8 days ago

Mad Butcher in Palmy closed.

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

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Really gutted to hear this but its understandable.

Anyone know if we have any butchers still open in Palmy?

11 days ago

The Warehouse Will Stay Open - WHY?

Caroline from Feilding

Why is the Warehouse staying open when so many businesses that are struggling have to close? Why are places like Farmlands that sell essential animal food not able to stay open?

14 days ago

Poll: Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?

Prospa

Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand … View more
Small businesses need our support more than ever right now. While it's uncertain times for all, we are still proud to be celebrating our 11 regional Local Business Heroes for their commitment to their communities. 

They now need your help! We are now looking for the New Zealand Prospa Local Business Hero - our overall winner, as voted by Neighbourly members around the country!

This lucky business will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes!

Please take a couple of minutes to read the nominations below - then vote for the business you'd like to see named 2020 Prospa Local Business Hero.
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NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
“A very humble man who has been sponsoring any and every cause that has been requested for well over 40 years. He sponsors so many causes in and outside of the neighborhood, goes out of his way to get the meal to the hungry animals, works through the night to fill orders, even on public holidays he steps in and runs the factory single handed to allow his staff time off. He is well past retirement but dedicated to keeping hungry animals supplied with food. No order is too big or too small for his fantastic team.”

AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
“Part of our lives for so many years. They offer a great business, post centre, the BEST fresh flowers and fruit & veg. I have NEVER known them to take a holiday. Kind and genuinely caring people who add so much to our community. You could not find a better Local Business Hero!”

WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
Te Aroha Veterinary Clinic provide a fantastic service from a team that are dedicated to I was devastated losing Blue (horse) I bred her 14 yrs ago and loved her dearly and now I had her orphan foal to care for. Without her dedication staying for hours trying to save Blue I honestly don't know how I would have coped. They are a true asset to our community they go above and beyond the call of duty helping to care for our all animals providing around the clock care and service.”

BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
“The owners, Tony & Julie, are great at communicating and continually ask their customers if they stock the products they want, and if they don’t, they then get it in. They have a very friendly manner and their Managers and Staff are all attentive. Thanks to Tony & Julie for choosing Pyes Pa, you have fitted in well.”

HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
“The staff are friendly and helpful.Also the owners will order in whatever is required,if it is not currently on their shelves.”

TARANAKI: Down to Earth
“As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here.”

MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
“Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”

WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
“This man got out of Viet Nam by himself when he was13, sailed on a boat and spent time in camps before coming to NZ. He could not speak english. He purchased a local dairy and over the years has totally transformed and enlarged it providing employment to a number of locals. He is the ultimate friendly shopkeeper.”

NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
“They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"

CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
“The Vege Shop on Stourbridge is just the best little local biz in town. Mark and his wife Des always have a smile and time for a yarn. We feel so fortunate to have them just around the corner. They are awesome!”

OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
“John is fantastic!!! He does everything from carpet repairs to chimney sweeping and pest control. I have him listed in my phone as John Everything! He has a brilliant attitude and has even come on public holidays at short notice.”

Prospa Local Business Hero - who gets your vote?
  • 11.2% NORTHLAND: Lew Ringrose - Ringrose Stockfoods
    11.2% Complete
  • 14.8% AUCKLAND: Jay & Kusum - Orakei Superette
    14.8% Complete
  • 7.4% WAIKATO: Te Aroha Vet Clinic
    7.4% Complete
  • 4.3% BAY OF PLENTY: Tony & Julie - Pyes Pa SuperValue
    4.3% Complete
  • 6.3% HAWKE’S BAY - GISBORNE: Kaye & Alan - Cornucopia Organics
    6.3% Complete
  • 5% TARANAKI: Down to Earth
    5% Complete
  • 14% MANAWATU-WANGANUI: Margaret and Vijay - Maxwells Line Four Square
    14% Complete
  • 18.5% WELLINGTON: Quoc Tran - Tutere Street Four Square
    18.5% Complete
  • 4.2% NELSON - MARLBOROUGH: Cath - Blenheim Life Pharmacy
    4.2% Complete
  • 11.9% CANTERBURY - WEST: Mark & Des - The Vege Shop.
    11.9% Complete
  • 2.5% OTAGO - SOUTHLAND: John Swindlehurst - A&J Services
    2.5% Complete
3103 votes
7 days ago

FOODBAG SERVICES

Quinton from Milson

Hi all, we tried ordering a foodbag service but all of them are sold out....so much for trying something new and avoid going to hs supermarket...bummed

8 days ago

Keep on filling your recycling bin

Janine Rankin Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Hi neighbours,
The Palmerston North City Council will keep collecting your recycling bins during the lockdown, but it's not safe for their staff to sort it so it will have to be dumped.
Will you keep up your recycling habits anyway?

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8 days ago

Lockdown

Quinton from Milson

Its raining cats and dogs and people are running along the Mangaone stream walkway with kids in prams like no tomorrow....how bad is this lockdown already...go home and stay home! Act like you have the virus!

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8 days ago

Electrician/Plumber Recommendation

Nicole from West End

Hi,
We have no hot water for some reason. Can anyone recommend an electrician who may be working as an essential service at this time? (Might even be a plumbing issue?). Thanks .

8 days ago

Empty roads during Coronavirus lockdown

Jono Galuszka Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Good morning neighbours,

We hope you are all staying warm and dry on this rainy second day of self-isolation.

The streets are very empty with most people, including roading contractors, not working. But planning for the new highway to replace the Manawatū Gorge road is still happening.

Will … View more
Good morning neighbours,

We hope you are all staying warm and dry on this rainy second day of self-isolation.

The streets are very empty with most people, including roading contractors, not working. But planning for the new highway to replace the Manawatū Gorge road is still happening.

Will you make a submission on the new highway? And how empty have the streets been in your neighbourhood since the lockdown began?

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8 days ago

Essential health workers

Justine from Kelvin Grove

Just to let you know that countdown in Kelvin Grove is not giving priority to essential health workers due to complaints from the community.

8 days ago
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