Linton, Palmerston North

15 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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15 days ago

Staying alone together during the lockdown

Matthew Dallas Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Hey Neighbours,
Steps are being taken to keep kindness and connection linked tightly in the rural community of Rongotea through its 'Rongocare' networking. How are you communicating with your neighbourhood or suburb?

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16 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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16 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

16 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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17 days ago

Flu shot

Stephen from Foxton Beach

How was the flu shots at the Foxton med Center advertised ? If it was not for us driving past we would not have known ?
I know the chemist at Foxton are giving flu shots but there are people lined up a.
Cheers

16 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

16 days ago

Books to read while in lockdown

Warrick from Awapuni

Good day everyone. For the readers amongst us and those who are interested in trying it while stuck at home. Your local library has lots of ebooks and audio books and digital magazines, newspapers and related content.
citylibrary.pncc.govt.nz...
Most require a library card and pin. If you've … View more
Good day everyone. For the readers amongst us and those who are interested in trying it while stuck at home. Your local library has lots of ebooks and audio books and digital magazines, newspapers and related content.
citylibrary.pncc.govt.nz...
Most require a library card and pin. If you've lost yours or it needs updating - direct message them on Facebook www.facebook.com... and they will hook you up. If you're in the wider Manawatu District Council area - reach out to Manawatu District Libraries via website or Facebook for the same help. Be patient and I'm sure someone will get back to you. Manawatu Libraries you can sign up for a digital only card, I don;t know if PN Library offers this sorry.

Another alternative is www.gutenberg.org...
This site has a lifetime of free ebooks all for the taking. These are much older books so out of copyright. No Lee Child there I'm sorry. But Dracula, Little Women, Sherlock Holmes, Huckleberry Finn and others are available.

Or check out sites like www.smashwords.com...
This is a site where authors can publish their own books. Many are for sale obviously but there are many free titles. Authors often give away the first book in a series free for example.

Most of this content can be viewed on a tablet, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or laptop/chromebook.

Stay home and stay safe everyone.

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17 days ago

FREE PAPERBACKS

Dianne from West End

I have placed 3 boxes of FREE paperbacks on my front verge, College Street opposite South Street. Please help yourself and pass on once you have read. We have plenty of free time coming up so reading is great

Free

18 days ago

Folding @ Home against COVID-19

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

For those of us with a PC and always on connection to the internet.
We can actually help with finding a cure and battling the Virus.

I recommend anyone who has an Always On internet connection and doesn't have to pay for data caps. Please download and install this program.

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For those of us with a PC and always on connection to the internet.
We can actually help with finding a cure and battling the Virus.

I recommend anyone who has an Always On internet connection and doesn't have to pay for data caps. Please download and install this program.

foldingathome.org...

The way it works is that Folding uses some of your PC's computing power and helps to simulate the folding or unfolding of proteins in order to map how they will react. This allows for labs to try and find ways to battle a wide range of diseases like COVID-19.

If you have a working PC, the net and no data cap then please pitch in by getting the program and let your PC help fight for the cures for a range of ailments.

17 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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18 days ago

New Group Started

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

Hello again,
I bet you're all getting tired of seeing my posts but I just want to let everyone know that I have started an I.T Group page.

Since all our shops have closed down and people still need help in the community with I.T. related issues. I figured it a good idea to have a place where … View more
Hello again,
I bet you're all getting tired of seeing my posts but I just want to let everyone know that I have started an I.T Group page.

Since all our shops have closed down and people still need help in the community with I.T. related issues. I figured it a good idea to have a place where we can collaborate together and anyone can ask an I.T related question.

www.neighbourly.co.nz...

Take Care,
MP

18 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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29 days ago

Dentist

Val from Milson

Has anyone had experiences with the new Dentist in Highbury?
Prices seem to be excessive.

23 days ago

Coronavirus harms business

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi kiritata,

The Government has banned events of more than 500 people to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a measure that will hit an already bruised economy after sweeping travel restrictions last week.

Dan Boyd, co-owner of herbs and spices supplier Raptor … View more
Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi kiritata,

The Government has banned events of more than 500 people to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a measure that will hit an already bruised economy after sweeping travel restrictions last week.

Dan Boyd, co-owner of herbs and spices supplier Raptor Naturals, said the business has been rocked by the cancellation of the Central District Field Days and other significant shows.

It relies on sales from big events for 30 per cent of its revenue.

More than 600 stands will also lose out on the benefits of the event.

What businesses in your area are feeling the pinch? Do you think they will survive the outbreak?

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