Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

It’s Business Time at Neighbourly

It’s Business Time at Neighbourly


After encouraging neighbours to connect with one another, New Zealand's first free and private neighbourhood website is urging local businesses to join in on the community spirit too.

Neighbourly.co.nz has launched its much anticipated business platform today after a successful trial in five major Auckland suburbs.

The platform enables businesses to boost their community profile by creating a free listing in a local business directory which supports communication and engagement with people living nearby.

Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden says that neighbourhoods thrive when local businesses are well supported.

“We believe that strong local businesses help build strong local communities,” he says. “When you choose to ‘go local’, resources remain in your neighbourhood. When neighbours work together both relationally and financially, our communities become better connected and experience a greater sense of wellbeing.

“We know our members are really interested in their local business community but often struggle to find out who might be able to help close by, while many businesses want to effectively reach those who live around them. The business platform aims to close this gap.”

The Business Directory also allows members to give local businesses a star rating and write recommendations to endorse the service or product.

“The ability to read reviews is often the push a potential customer needs to try out a business for the first time,” says Eden. “Knowing it’s a business your neighbours like gives you confidence to give them a go too, and recommendations encourage honest two-way communication between businesses and neighbours.”

Eden says the beauty of the business platform is that it’s totally customisable depending on what members wish to see.

“If you’re only interested in specials from restaurants or want to stay up-to-date on local pilates classes, you can” he says. “Members can choose to follow particular businesses that take their fancy or if they’d prefer not to have any business interaction at all on their Neighbourly noticeboard, they can turn off business posts altogether.”

Eden says the business platform is in stage one with more features being released over coming weeks.

To view the Neighbourly business directory or create a free listing, log into Neighbourly and select the ‘Business’ tab. To set up your own business on Neighbourly, visit www.neighbourly.co.nz/business-apply.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: From Free Press to Fancy Dress - Spielberg's The Post

Stephen Spielberg's The Post is an opportune newsroom drama in which a corrupt Republican president wages war against the "liberal media," as its plucky proprietor risks economic and legal ruin to bring the Pentagon Papers to public light. Its true protagonist is publisher Katharine Graham, a stringently diplomatic businesswoman, reluctantly compelled to take an overtly political stance in the interests of democracy and freedom of the press. More>>



Howard Davis Review: The Black Dog of Empire - Joe Wright's Darkest Hour'

On the eve of England's contorted efforts to negotiate its ignominious retreat from Europe and the chaotic spectacle of the Tory party ratifying its undignified departure from a union originally designed to prevent another World War, there has been a renewed appetite for movies about 1940. More>>



Howard Davis Review: Anger Begets Anger - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

For fans of what Ricky Gervais termed "number movies" (Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Ocean's 11, Se7en), Martin McDonagh's latest offering will be a welcome addition to the roster. The Irish playwright turned screenwriter and director has produced another quirky and darkly comic tragedy that evolves around the futility of anger and grief, retribution and revenge. More>>

Howard Davis: Sexting in George Dawe's Genevieve - Part I

Te Papa's permanent collection includes an enormous oil painting by the English artist George Dawe called Genevieve (from by a poem by S.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love') that was prominently featured in the 2013 exhibition Angels & Aristocrats. Compare the massive immensity of the bard's gorgeously gilded harp with the stubby metallic handle of the Dark Knight's falchion, both suggestively positioned at crotch-level. Dawe's enormous canvas invokes a whole history of blushing that pivots around a direct connection to sexual arousal. More>>

ALSO:

Ethnomusicology: Malian ‘Desert Blues’ Revolutionaries To Storm WOMAD

Malian band Tinariwen (playing WOMAD NZ in March 2018) are a true musical revolutionaries in every sense. Active since 1982, these nomadic Tuareg or ‘Kel Tamashek’ (speakers of Tamashek) electric guitar legends revolutionised a traditional style to give birth to a new genre often called ‘desert blues’. They also have a history rooted deeply in revolution and fighting for the rights of their nomadic Tamashek speaking culture and people. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland