More messages from your neighbours
7 hours ago

Generation Pandemic: How has Covid-19 affected your children?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.

13 hours ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at

9 hours ago

Literacy learners need YOU

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Do you believe that everyone in NZ should be able to read and write? So does the Rural Youth and Adult Literacy Trust! To put this belief into action, RYALT offers FREE literacy courses to people who are rurally isolated... and they're changing lives!⁠

If you would like to join up as a Literacy Coach and help people practice their course-work (gaining important skills and confidence along the way), click the 'read more' button below

Alternatively, send us a message, call 03 577 9388, email, or book an appointment online via facebook.