Please ask for & collect your itemised money receipt from the store you buy your daily needs to ascertain & report price gouging. Have noticed many stores simply saying 'thank you' & expecting you to move on.... This indicates a dishonest motive & I have had a few such experiences. These stores press down on the goods on the scales which increases the weight so you get charged for a higher weight. Not having the receipt would leave you with no proof of what you have been charged for. Sometimes, you are charged for goods not received/bought. Refusing an itemised receipt should be the prerogative of the customer & giving the customer a receipt must be mandatory on the part of the seller. Let's not be ripped off by unscrupulous business owners today, during the COVID-19 pandemic, nor after. Make it a point to get a receipt for any transaction that you make.
Hi Neighbours, It might be raining but the record dry which is depleting Auckland's water supply is not going away in a hurry. Is it "just a dought?": Read the story below:
Did you know that Surfdale in Waiheke Island received its name via a competition? The winner was awarded a section of land near the beach...
At 8 pence a day on top of a small deposit, a Surfdale section was also promoted as a sound investment – so close to downtown Auckland that “values must go up and up and up”.
Well, they weren't wrong there.
Today, Waiheke Island brings to mind sunny vineyards and beachy weekend getaways. The image of Waiheke as an “island paradise” has its origins in 1920s marketing, but the island has long been desirable even as its character has changed over the past centuries.
As we go into the long weekend and begin to venture further afield again, why not have a read of how Waiheke came to be the place it is today, in this blog about its recent history by our Project Curator, Jane Groufsky.
It's inspirational to meet a family that's taken the plunge to leave the rat race and establish themselves in the country. This couple not only managed to keep their jobs, but also build a stunning house on the Coromandel Peninsula that has caught the eye of NZIA judges.