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5 hours ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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30 minutes ago

Appreciation post

The Team from Manawatu, Taranaki, Whanganui-Ruapehu Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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17 hours ago

A Kereru with a difference

Paul from Levin

It's the only "albino" Kereru I have ever seen, photographed in the hill country to the East of Levin.The correct word for its condition is Leucistic, (thanks to Imogen Warren.)

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3 hours ago

Hope you are all well - stay safe, be kind 😊

Michelle Shailer from Creative

Hi Neighbours 👋
I hope you are all well and safe at home, working or otherwise, not going to crazy! 🤯

❤ I wanted to touch base with everyone today - I know everyone is being effected with different challenges physically and mentally.
We all have little ideas and tips that can help each … View more
Hi Neighbours 👋
I hope you are all well and safe at home, working or otherwise, not going to crazy! 🤯

❤ I wanted to touch base with everyone today - I know everyone is being effected with different challenges physically and mentally.
We all have little ideas and tips that can help each other so how about you comment below with, for example:
-Something you are struggling with.
-A "shout out" to something/one that helped you.
-Something you have found helpful with agjusting and feeling good.

🤔I have seen these as helpful to some:
-Talking about things - you can get or give reassurance and relief.
-Trying to give yourself a schedule, fresh air and physical activity.
-Not being to hard on yourself is important when adjusting to challenges and change.
-Think about how those around you are feeling.
-Its important to focus on positives,(talking can help here too) if we focus on negatives then that is what we have and how we feel, its sometimes hard and could feel like clutching at straws focusing on positives in hard times but its so helpful, gets you more mentally focused and more able to get what you want/need and feel good.
-Every step counts, don't be hard on yourself, reach out, focus positive.
-Do something to relax - everyones different e.g. have a bath, read a book, be *CREATIVE*, meditate, netflix and chill or even just doing nothing can sometimes be nice.
-Activities with children and/or pets at home (where applicable)
-Doing things you enjoy or can enjoy after - for example
~anything you have wanted to do, learn etc (thats possible) give it a try, or look for something new online
~We cleared up some garden and its so nice to see it tidy out the window each day.
~I made some recipies I had never made before but had wanted to, was bit of fun/learning, came out great and family loved them too.
~General tidying "been meaning to get to" - feels so good after
~Declutter - a clear space can be more physically and mentally comfortable
~ I also have on my list to tidy my cupboard, make some creative pieces, get my work out schedule back on track (so not just sitting round working and eating :/) along with other things

-Google is also a fantastic tool when stuck for ideas, as is your social media platforms and commnuity on neighbourly, facebook, intagram, pintrist etc etc

I have included the link to where the information in the image was found. If you need it I hope there is something to help :)

I look forward to seeing all the comments and people supporting each other. We are all very lucky in many ways, stay safe, be kind ❤

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4 hours ago

Energiser Easter Bunny

Gary Tweddle from Rapid Electrical

Time to bring out the Energiser Easter Bunny.

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3 hours ago

Water Delivery and Tank Cleaning during lock down

Stephen from Clean Water Solutions LTD

Clean water solutions is available during the lock down period for both water delivery and tank cleaning. Our procedures have been approved by MBIE.
We can deliver council water or our exclusive deep well water.
No price rise during lock down period

For more details call Andre on 027 4477447

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3 hours ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Manawatu, Taranaki, Whanganui-Ruapehu Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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2 days ago

Bear-y creative

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Ngā mihi o te ata kiritata,

Some of our neighbours have gone above and beyond with their take on the teddy bear hunt sweeping the nation.

The McKinnon and Walter families have created a giant bear in their paddock, alongside a big dog - I don't think its name is Clifford - and a few side … View more
Ngā mihi o te ata kiritata,

Some of our neighbours have gone above and beyond with their take on the teddy bear hunt sweeping the nation.

The McKinnon and Walter families have created a giant bear in their paddock, alongside a big dog - I don't think its name is Clifford - and a few side pieces their children jump on to bring joy to passing truckies.

Do you have any teddy bear creations that we haven't seen? Post them here or send them through to maxine.jacobs@stuff.co.nz, we'd love to see them :)

*Sorry about the dad pun, I couldn't help myself

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14 hours ago

We're taking orders for essential items

EASIE Living

Hi everyone, the EASIE Living online store is open so you can get essential independent living products from us at this time. That includes things like continence products, mobility aids, and safety equipment.

Our physical store is closed, but if you'd rather not buy online we're also… View more
Hi everyone, the EASIE Living online store is open so you can get essential independent living products from us at this time. That includes things like continence products, mobility aids, and safety equipment.

Our physical store is closed, but if you'd rather not buy online we're also taking orders over the phone (06 353 2743), or by email (enquiries@easieliving.co.nz). Just leave your name, phone number and details of what you want to buy and we'll be in touch.

You can pay via credit card or internet banking. We miss seeing your friendly faces, but we're working hard to deliver the same great service this way.

Stay safe,

Demelsa, Kelly and Lesley - the EASIE Living team.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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1 day ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or … View moreHello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

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1 day ago

Two weeks into lockdown - how's everyone feeling?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

How's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a … View moreHow's everyone feeling at this stage of lockdown? Head over to the Reach Out page and let everyone know how you're coping and share any words of kindness that will help support each other during this time. Do you need help or can you help a neighbour in need? Perhaps you can offer a friendly phone call, have some great baking tips, ways to work from home or ideas to keep the kids entertained. Post on Reach Out and together we can all support each other and our communities during this time.

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1 day ago

Keep calm and kind

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? … View more
Lockdown is a stressful and difficult time for many and showing kindness can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Be Neighbourly and spread positivity, we all know there’s plenty of that on Neighbourly!

Need help or can you support someone in need? Reach out to your Neighbours here now.
Reach out

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