To help all New Zealanders stay in touch with friends and family today, we’re letting anyone use our nationwide WiFi network without restrictions on data limits, or on who can use it. You can find the closest WiFi Zone to you at http://www.spark.co.nz/wifi
UPDATE: We're keeping the WiFi Zones open today (15/11) for everyone to use to stay in touch.
To celebrate how fabulous all you woman, mothers, sisters, daughters, nieces, friends, Nana's, aunties and all around awesome ladies are, we are giving away a super sparkly bomber jacket. So you can shine even more.
This bomber arrives with our upcoming Augustine Autumn collection and will be in hot demand.
To win one, simply comment below and tell us what your ultimate celebration would be. If you could spend a day celebrating life doing anything you like, what would you do. And tag in who would be there celebrating with you.
Also tell me which is your favorite colour bomber. Gold, silver, copper. 👍
Over the last few days my management and I have had to front up to my sponsors. Not surprisingly, Land Rover, who for good reason have zero tolerance towards drink driving, have ended their relationship with me. I understand this completely and am disappointed I put them in this position.
So it wasn't the best day for Sir Mark Todd and the New Zealand equestrian team. But let's not lose sight of how amazing it's been to have him in Rio at all. Having participated in eight Olympics is an impressive feat by any standard.
More on the day's woes, including an interview with Sir Mark and a tribute to him by presenter Peter Williams: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/other/hes-never-jumped-bad-before-mark-todd-rues-shocking-final-round-medal-hopes-sink
We are so excited for Farmers Beauty Week – starting tomorrow! To celebrate you could WIN one of two amazing Beauty Packs worth over $700. Just comment with what product you can't wait to try at Farmers Beauty Week 2017! #BeautyatFarmers
Comp ends Mon 13 Mar @ 11.59pm. T&Cs apply: farm.rs/2m5NrSX
Yesterday a man was convicted in the Te Kuiti District court for beating his dog so badly that she had blood in her urine.
Tautu Thompson, 23, was sentenced to four months community detention, disqualified from owning dogs for 10 years, fined $1,500, and ordered to pay veterinary costs of $344.84.
The judge also ordered Thompson's dog be given to the SPCA, along with all other dogs he owns.
Thompson's dog was rescued by an SPCA Inspector after a member of the public reported him beating the dog.
The Inspector took the dog for urgent veterinary attention, which revealed the dog had a puncture wound between the eyes, bleeding from both nostrils, bleeding within her right eye, bruising and swelling around her left hind leg, swollen eyes and ears, bloody diarrhoea, and bloody urine.
Fortunately, after vet treatment and TLC the dog made a full recovery. She has been living with an SPCA foster family who may now adopt her and give her the loving home she deserves.
"This is a horrific case of violence against a defenceless animal," says SPCA New Zealand CEO Ric Odom.
"We are pleased that the court has handed down a reasonably tough sentence in this case due to the violent nature of the offending and the defendant's lack of remorse. We hope this sends a strong message to the community that it's not okay to beat your animals under any circumstances."
Will you help the SPCA continue to seek justice for animals who need us? Donate to the SPCA Fight Fund today: http://bit.ly/SPCAFightFund
We would absolutely love to reach 50,000 followers by Christmas, but we need your help! The 50,000th follower will receive a signed Checkpoint mug – by John Campbell. So spread the word, folks. Help us reach 50,000 followers by Christmas :)
Day one on THOR: RAGNAROK. So lucky to be blessed with a traditional welcome to country by local custodians of the land, the Yugambeh people. Even baby Matewa is representing. A coming together of Maori, Aboriginals, and Cosmic Vikings! Tihei Mauri Ora.
GIVEAWAY – This week we’ve teamed up with The Nutmylk Company. For those of you who are dairy free or fans of nut milk, their DIY kit contains everything you need to create two batches of your own fresh, organic nut milks at home.
This week’s lucky winner will also get our powerful combo of BePure nutritional support, including a two-month’s supply of BePure ONE (daily multivitamin), BePure THREE (high strength fish oil) and Adrenal Regenerator.
To be in to win, ‘like’ this post and comment below (as many times as you like). Feel free to comment a friends name below who would like to win this too.
The lucky winner will be drawn Monday (July 18th), best of luck.
A message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth: "Prince Phillip and I were shocked to hear news of the severe earthquakes that struck on Monday. I send my condolences to the families of those who were killed and the people whose homes and businesses have been affected. Our thoughts are with you at this time."
We're giving away two limited edition glasses when you buy any two of our Coca-Cola range. Now, want some free pizza with that? Just tell us your favourite drink in the Coca-Cola range and we'll pick 3 comments to win $20 HELL Vouchers. Winners chosen Monday.
Haha I love this quote. Who else stressed over the small stuff with a newborn? I never breast fed, it was way to painful and never worked out, so I expressed instead and bottle fed. Was often made to feel inadequate by plunket etc, but hey, my kids are the healthiest kids I know and growing just fine thanks 😂😂
WIN!! Last week we celebrated 30 years of the BABY-SITTERS CLUB, and now we have your chance to relive your memories of Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Stacey. You could win our special BSC prize, with seven of the original books by Ann M. Martin, and the new graphic novel edition of Mary Anne Saves the Day by Raina Telgemeier. To go in the draw to win just comment, share or like this post by this Friday the 12th at 10am. Good luck! ** This competition is only open to our Facebook fans in New Zealand.