Titahi Bay, Porirua

19 days ago

Health and Safety

The Team from Wellington Water

Health and Safety is at the heart of work at Wellington Water, and that means we’ve had to be even more vigilant than ever over the last few weeks.

Here’s Foreman Don on site in Epuni keeping a careful eye on procedures.

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21 days ago

*Win* Happy Mother's Day Neighbours

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell … View more
Competition alert! Mother's Day might be a little different this year and here at Neighbourly, we want to make the day a bit more special - that's why we're giving away five SOS Business vouchers worth $100 each to use in your local businesses!

All you've got to do is tell us how you're celebrating your Mum - or a special woman in your life - with the constraints of lockdown (or how you'd like to share the love once we're in Level 2).

Comment below to enter, hurry though, entries close tonight 11.59pm Sunday 10th May 2020.
T&Cs apply.

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19 days ago
20 days ago

Join Healthy For Life this Saturday!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the … View more
It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy For Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
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24 days ago

Are you struggling to buy vege seedlings?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
Have you been to the country's first "drive-thru" garden centre in Plimmerton yet? Owner Richard Persson said he sold six weeks worth of vege seedlings in three days because "we're all alcohlic gardeners this side of lockdown".

Vege seedlings have … View more
Hey neighbours,
Have you been to the country's first "drive-thru" garden centre in Plimmerton yet? Owner Richard Persson said he sold six weeks worth of vege seedlings in three days because "we're all alcohlic gardeners this side of lockdown".

Vege seedlings have been selling out because gardeners are buying them up like crazy now and the growers weren't able to plant at level 4. But they're warning other shortages of fruit and native trees are still to come and could be long-lasting.

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21 days ago

Reduce your isolation energy bills

ECCA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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21 days ago
22 days ago

Time to decorate?

Resene

You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our … View more
You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our free online help service, Ask a Technical Expert, or Ask a Colour Expert or call 0800 RESENE 737 363.
Shop online

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22 days ago

Enjoy Europe Day with a hamper of European goodies!

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do … View more
9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do anything in person, we wanted to bring Europe to you. Answer our quiz and be in to win a $75 hamper from our friends at Le Marche Francais.

To find out more about the European Union (and maybe even the answers!) find us on @EUinNZ.
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22 days ago

Online Ordering for Top Taste

Tani from Top Taste Restaurant

I've been busy developing an online sales platform during Level 3 that streamlines our customers' orders from web-page to kitchen production.

I am happy to announce that we are now live for online orders! (Debit card and credit card payments online)

www.toptaste.co.nz...

We still will … View more
I've been busy developing an online sales platform during Level 3 that streamlines our customers' orders from web-page to kitchen production.

I am happy to announce that we are now live for online orders! (Debit card and credit card payments online)

www.toptaste.co.nz...

We still will take phone orders as usual, and we look forward to being able to open up our dine-in room during Level 2 for patrons soon.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported our small business in recent weeks as well, it means the world to me that we have had your support.

Tani

24 days ago

How has driving changed under lockdown?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

More and more cars are back on the road under alert level three, but not everyone is observing the rules. One motorist was even caught driving on the wrong side of the road down State Highway One. Have you noticed a change in driving habits under level 4 or 3? Are more people not indicating or … View moreMore and more cars are back on the road under alert level three, but not everyone is observing the rules. One motorist was even caught driving on the wrong side of the road down State Highway One. Have you noticed a change in driving habits under level 4 or 3? Are more people not indicating or pushing the speed limit?

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22 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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22 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

23 days ago

NZ Gardener's new issue is out now

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we … View moreWe are (very) excited to say that the May issue of NZ Gardener is on sale today, and absolutely packed with the good stuff! Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown (with plenty of idea on what you can sow and grow in May); there's a bumper gardening quiz; we suggest five herbs to reduce anxiety and promote calmness; and visit a Taupo sanctuary full of art and alive with native birds and a wild and wonderful garden in Glenorchy. And since we've been gardening in isolation, Jack Hobbs talks to gardeners on the Chatham Islands about how they keep things growing, 650km from the nearest garden centre. Normally our subscribers get their copy before it goes on sale, of course, but things aren't quite normal right now so if your copy hasn't arrived yet, it should be with you very soon! We are so pleased to have a new issue of your favourite magazine for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you think. NZ Gardener has been informing and inspiring New Zealand gardeners for more than 75 years and we're incredibly grateful to our readers, especially our subscribers, because we couldn't do it without you. And by the way subscribing is easy and a much cheaper way to get your magazine each month! And would an NZ Gardener sub make a great Mother's Day gift this Sunday, you ask? I think we all know the answer to that! Jo

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25 days ago

Will you ride the bus under alert level two?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

Metlink says it will struggle to deal with the demand for public transport when we drop to alert level 2, because social distancing rules means buses and trains will not be able to carry as many people. What will you do if you can't get a spot on the bus or train when you resume your daily … View moreMetlink says it will struggle to deal with the demand for public transport when we drop to alert level 2, because social distancing rules means buses and trains will not be able to carry as many people. What will you do if you can't get a spot on the bus or train when you resume your daily commute?

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