Wakefield, Wakefield

2 days ago

Modest growth for Nelson house values as QV figures released

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson’s house values have experienced a “modest” growth as the local market looks to recover post-lockdown.

According to the June 2020 QV House Price Index (HPI) results released on Wednesday, Nelson’s values increased by 5.9 per cent over the last 12 months and 0.6 per cent over the last… View more
Nelson’s house values have experienced a “modest” growth as the local market looks to recover post-lockdown.

According to the June 2020 QV House Price Index (HPI) results released on Wednesday, Nelson’s values increased by 5.9 per cent over the last 12 months and 0.6 per cent over the last quarter.

The average house value is now $661,345.

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2 days ago

Wai-iti stargazing site receives international Dark Sky Park recognition

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The International Dark Sky Association has accredited Wai-iti Recreation Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest with the status.

The park covers 135 hectares of Tasman District Council (TDC) land, located 4km south of Wakefield, and is the first such location in New Zealand to accompany existing … View more
The International Dark Sky Association has accredited Wai-iti Recreation Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest with the status.

The park covers 135 hectares of Tasman District Council (TDC) land, located 4km south of Wakefield, and is the first such location in New Zealand to accompany existing IDA-recognised Dark Sky Reserves and Sanctuaries in Aoraki-Mackenzie, Stewart Island/Rakiura and Aotea/Great Barrier.

Free "star parties" will be held on the evenings of July 11 and 12 at
the Wai-iti Recreation Reserve (weather permitting) to celebrate the announcement.

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2 days ago

Queen Tattersfield Mattress . VGC

Kara from Hope

Queen Mattress shown in very good condition. Just selling cause we have upgraded and surplus to requirements now.
No rips or tears (that I can see quickly looking over it, cause it's in storage)
The line across it is just a crease line from storage.
Nice Quilted outer.

Is listed elsewhere.
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Queen Mattress shown in very good condition. Just selling cause we have upgraded and surplus to requirements now.
No rips or tears (that I can see quickly looking over it, cause it's in storage)
The line across it is just a crease line from storage.
Nice Quilted outer.

Is listed elsewhere.

Phone 021 866 931.

Price: $90

2 days ago

Fancy your chances as a modern day Robin Hood?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson Mail reporter tried her hand at hunting dragons with a bow and arrow in the bush, and lived to tell the tale. It's one of around 70 activities discounted through the region's "Backyard Passport" scheme, aimed at supporting local businesses and tourism operators through … View moreA Nelson Mail reporter tried her hand at hunting dragons with a bow and arrow in the bush, and lived to tell the tale. It's one of around 70 activities discounted through the region's "Backyard Passport" scheme, aimed at supporting local businesses and tourism operators through the global coronavirus pandemic.

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2 days 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… View more
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 homed@stuff.co.nz.

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2 days 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 … View more
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 vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz, or book an appointment online via facebook.

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2 days ago

Concern that Nayland zoning plan restricts choice

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Parents are worried that introducing a zone for Nayland College will mean they no longer they have the choice to send their children to a co-ed secondary school in Nelson. Some are even considering a move to Stoke. Do you think kids should have a right to attend a mixed gender school?

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2 days ago

Nature-focused school gets state funding

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Motueka Steiner School is realising its vision to become farm-based, building a new eco-campus as it becomes state integrated. The school says a "deep connection to the natural world" is central to its education.

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2 days ago

Should single sex or co-ed schooling be a choice?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson's only co-ed high school, Nayland College, is implementing an enrolement zone. The boundaries are yet to be decided, but some families in the city centre are concerned they will no longer have the choice of mixed gender schooling, with the other high schools in the city being all boys … View moreNelson's only co-ed high school, Nayland College, is implementing an enrolement zone. The boundaries are yet to be decided, but some families in the city centre are concerned they will no longer have the choice of mixed gender schooling, with the other high schools in the city being all boys school, Nelson College, and Nelson College for Girls. Should families have the right to choose whether their children attend co-ed or single sex schools?

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3 days ago

Holiday in NZ

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Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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3 days ago

bugs

Paul from Redwood Valley

made from pre loved materials .250 mm long 200 mm wide .

Price: $28

3 days ago

anyone ot there with a turtle-pond capable of another adult Cleveland slider female, about 7 or 9 years of age?

Gundula from Wakefield

anyone out there with a turtle-pond capable of another adult Cleveland slider female, about 7 or 9 years of age?

21 days ago

Garlic for planting.

Stephanie from Redwood Valley

Is there any large garlic bulbs available please? Will collect and pay today.

3 days ago

How eco-friendly is your grocery shopping?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of … View more
Most of us like to think we're doing what we can to lessen our impact on the environment, but how green is your weekly shop?

Beyond the eco-swaps you’ve probably already made, here are some of the least eco-friendly grocery store items to steer clear of next time you're loading up your trolley, with minimal disruption to your routine.

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