49 days ago

Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Who loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling adventurous why not make them.
My personal favourites are from Daily Bread. What's your favourite thing about Easter?

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

11 hours ago

Free financial guidance being under-utilised

Maureen from Snells Beach & Mahurangi East

Nearly every day there is another ‘news’ item about the impact COVID19 on us. Whatever the definition of our situation, whether we are working, unemployed, retired, COVID19 is having an impact on our ability to manage our day to day living and financial circumstances.

This latest survey highlights that “free financial guidance and options to negotiate with creditors are under-utilised”.

If your current situation is causing you to be unsettled, stressed, anxious and/or confusing, debt management and budgeting advice is only a phone call away. It doesn’t matter how severe those feelings are, just talking to someone who can guide you and, if necessary, help with creditor negotiations and more, will improve your sense of wellbeing.

Make that phone call: 09 423 7123


16 hours ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 92.5% Yes, they're OK.
    92.5% Complete
  • 4.5% I'm not sure.
    4.5% Complete
  • 3% No, they're not OK.
    3% Complete
1204 votes