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40 days ago

Small business owners - we have a gift for you!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're… View more
To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're operating in Alert Level 3, share tips and tricks unique to your industry, send a few shoutouts - or share how your community can support you at this time.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

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40 days ago

Cancellation of Meetings and Social Events till 31 May 2020

Manchester Unity Friendly Society - Marlborough Branch

Calling all members of Manchester Unity Friendly Society a reminder due to Corvid - 19 Alert Level 4 all Social Events and Meetings are closed till at least 31 May 2020. Ph 03 9280799 or email juliet@manchesterunity.co.nz

40 days ago

Kickstart Share Fund Funeral Benefit closing soon

Manchester Unity Friendly Society - Marlborough Branch

A quick reminder that the applications close on the 10th May 2020.
It's a fantastic opportunity for Family of existing members who are under the age of 50 years. For more information and application forms please phone Julie on 03 9280799 or email at juliet@manchesterunity.co.nz

41 days ago

Stories from the ANZACs

Ryman Healthcare Limited

ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, … View more
ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, Ryman recorded their ANZAC resident’s stories. Some are humorous, others are tragic and eye-opening, but they all offer insight into the courage, bravery, and determination required to serve.

What better way to remember than to read the memories of those who were there?
Learn more

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41 days ago

Support Stuff’s local and national news teams

The Team Reporter from Stuff

For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a … View more
For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a new way you can support us: by making direct financial contributions to help power our news teams up and down the country. 

Make a contribution and you’ll help our journalists continue to do what they do best: provide our readers with trustworthy, accurate and reliable news.
Contribute here

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41 days ago

Anzac Weekend

Diane from Diane Parish - Blenheim Real Estate Agent

This weekend might just seem like an extension to what has already been a long time spent in lockdown, but it’s not, so stop and think of families that were torn apart during World War One, and the conflicts that followed. Anzac Day Saturday 25 April, we are all joining together to commemorate … View moreThis weekend might just seem like an extension to what has already been a long time spent in lockdown, but it’s not, so stop and think of families that were torn apart during World War One, and the conflicts that followed. Anzac Day Saturday 25 April, we are all joining together to commemorate our people who were killed in war and to honour our returned and servicing servicemen and women. This day was first celebrated since 1916, so long may it live on! How fortunate we all are, even in the midst of fighting a slightly different battle with Covid-19, don’t let your guard down by lowering your shields until we have won this war as it too will go down in history! 🛡

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48 days ago

Rest homes under lockdown

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

These ladies in Marlborough aged care facilities sure know how to get through lockdown in style! Noeline Harvey, 80, loves to play table tennis and occasionally dances to Neil Diamond in her wheelchair. And 100-year-old Olive Waite even had a perm this week in her retirement village.

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42 days ago

Anzac Day 2020: Cut-out poppy for your Bubble

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Anzac Day is being celebrated differently this year, with virtual services and online events, all from our own living rooms, balconies and driveways. Download this pdf of a poppy, by award-winning illustrator Sharon Murdoch, to print off and stick in a front window - To show that even in lockdown, … View moreAnzac Day is being celebrated differently this year, with virtual services and online events, all from our own living rooms, balconies and driveways. Download this pdf of a poppy, by award-winning illustrator Sharon Murdoch, to print off and stick in a front window - To show that even in lockdown, in our small bubbles, we shall not forget. That we can still say thank you for the sacrifices, we can still pay tribute to the bravery of so many.

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44 days ago

Petition to save Sounds Air

Rahul Bhattarai Reporter from Marlborough Express

Kaikōura National MP Stuart Smith launches petition and has called for the Government to support Sounds Air through its $600 million aviation sector relief package.

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44 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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42 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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43 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.

44 days ago

Stand at dawn this ANZAC Day

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Even though public Anzac services are unable to go ahead, it doesn’t mean the tradition of remembering and commemorating our veterans and service personnel should be cancelled too.

On Saturday 25 April at 6:00 am you’re invited to remember those who have given their lives for our country by … View more
Even though public Anzac services are unable to go ahead, it doesn’t mean the tradition of remembering and commemorating our veterans and service personnel should be cancelled too.

On Saturday 25 April at 6:00 am you’re invited to remember those who have given their lives for our country by standing at your letterbox, your front door, in your lounge or on your driveway.

Wherever you are, take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your bubble. You can also listen to the dawn service broadcast live from 6.00 am on RNZ on 101.7 FM or 567 AM.
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50 days ago

New Zealand House Prices

Diane from Diane Parish - Blenheim Real Estate Agent

Take a look at what the housing market was doing around New Zealand for March 2020. 🏠 How big the effect of COVID-19 will be on the property market is up for debate. The impact will depend on a huge number of factors including how long the country is in an Alert Level 4 lockdown, the level of … View moreTake a look at what the housing market was doing around New Zealand for March 2020. 🏠 How big the effect of COVID-19 will be on the property market is up for debate. The impact will depend on a huge number of factors including how long the country is in an Alert Level 4 lockdown, the level of unemployment, consumer and business confidence levels, people’s ability to access finance (and finance their own mortgages) and how long the wider economy takes to recover; the question is how long will it take to recover? The good news is and one things for sure, properties will still be purchased and sold, it will just be a different market from where we left off, before COVID-19!

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