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20 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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22 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Brighten the day of someone in need and bring a little colour into your life...

By donating a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.

Resene will gift… View more
Brighten the day of someone in need and bring a little colour into your life...

By donating a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.

Resene will gift all food donations to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

Start gathering up those cans so you can swap and save at your local Resene owned ColorShop.
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24 days ago

Love Where You Live - February 1st to 29th 🥰

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day... we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day... we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more enjoyable for everyone.

Don’t forget to share the love! Let us know how you’re improving your neighbourhood this month by email or tag us online and include the following hashtag:

#NSNZlovewhereyoulive

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25 days ago

Save money on your energy bill

energyclubnz

See how much you could save using our new energy bill comparison calculator. It’s faster and easy to use.

Simply upload a recent energy bill and we will do the rest for you.
Calculate my savings

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25 days ago

Find instant savings with SuperGold

SuperGold

SuperGold helps 750,000 older New Zealanders stretch their money further.

There’s more than 10,000 places across the country giving SuperGold discounts and special offers on everyday essentials like fuel, food, travel and healthcare.

But how do you find them? SuperGold has that sorted with… View more
SuperGold helps 750,000 older New Zealanders stretch their money further.

There’s more than 10,000 places across the country giving SuperGold discounts and special offers on everyday essentials like fuel, food, travel and healthcare.

But how do you find them? SuperGold has that sorted with a brand new website and app - great for the many tech-savvy over 65s.

The app is the fastest and easiest way to find discounts and offers when you’re out and about. So why not take advantage?

Visit www.supergold.govt.nz to find out more, or download the free SuperGoldNZ app for your smartphone or tablet, from the App Store or Google Play.
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28 days ago

WIN a VIP Experience at the Night Noodle Markets

The Team from Night Noodle Markets

Set to take over North Hagley Park in Christchurch for 10 nights, this now iconic pop-up Asian dining extravaganza packs in the dog-friendly family fun from Thursday 6th to Saturday 15th February. The free event runs daily with live entertainment and a licenced bar from 4pm - 10pm, and a 1pm … View moreSet to take over North Hagley Park in Christchurch for 10 nights, this now iconic pop-up Asian dining extravaganza packs in the dog-friendly family fun from Thursday 6th to Saturday 15th February. The free event runs daily with live entertainment and a licenced bar from 4pm - 10pm, and a 1pm opening on Saturday 15th.

To go in the draw to win a VIP date night experience on Tuesday 11th, simply click the button below to enter your details.

Entries close Saturday 8th February 2020.

T's & C's apply.
Enter to win!

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31 days ago
31 days ago

Supported learning courses build independence

Ara Institute of Canterbury

If you have a young person with an intellectual or learning disability, our Supported Learning courses can equip them with valuable skills and confidence for work and everyday life. They’ll become more independent, and if they've recently finished high school, it’ll help them transition … View moreIf you have a young person with an intellectual or learning disability, our Supported Learning courses can equip them with valuable skills and confidence for work and everyday life. They’ll become more independent, and if they've recently finished high school, it’ll help them transition smoothly into tertiary education.

At Ara, your young adult will be welcomed and encouraged by our dedicated Supported Learning tutors and staff who are committed to their wellbeing and success. They’ll also be part of the wider Ara student community and have the opportunity to participate in numerous on-campus events and activities.

To find out more, visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76.
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33 days ago

Help build a stronger, safer Aotearoa

Fire & Emergency NZ

Do you have strong links into your community? Can you represent a wide range of people? We want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people for our new Local Advisory Committees, who can offer insight into what matters to your community.

Nominate yourself or someone you know today.
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34 days ago

Want free gardening tips and a chance to win great prizes?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Subscribe to our ezine! In this week's issue of Get Growing we have top tips on growing a dreamy wildflower meadow, harvesting garlic, labelling and stashing seeds, winter crops to plant now, fighting fungi and how to sweeten up bitter lettuces.

Discover five herbs that like it shady, build a… View more
Subscribe to our ezine! In this week's issue of Get Growing we have top tips on growing a dreamy wildflower meadow, harvesting garlic, labelling and stashing seeds, winter crops to plant now, fighting fungi and how to sweeten up bitter lettuces.

Discover five herbs that like it shady, build a stylish bin storage and planter combination and enter to win Eco-flo gypsum from Organic Crop Protectants and a copy of NZ Gardener's 2020 Garden Diary.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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35 days ago

Does this look familiar?

Ara Institute of Canterbury

If you’d like to reclaim your sofa, Ara Institute of Canterbury could have the perfect solution.

With a foundation trades course, your sofa dweller can gain confidence, direction and valuable skills that could lead to a well-paid career.

Before long, they could be earning enough to buy … View more
If you’d like to reclaim your sofa, Ara Institute of Canterbury could have the perfect solution.

With a foundation trades course, your sofa dweller can gain confidence, direction and valuable skills that could lead to a well-paid career.

Before long, they could be earning enough to buy their own sofa - or even a better sofa than the one they’re glued to right now!

Courses are available in construction, painting and decorating, automotive engineering, electrical engineering and more, and most are FREE for 16 to 19 year olds.

For details visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76.
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36 days ago

Keep safe this summer!

Ministry for Primary Industries

The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill … View moreThe summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
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38 days ago

$ave the GST. Hurry - ends soon!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, sign up free online, or when you’re in store.

Hurry sale ends soon! Happy decorating!

*Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 29 January 2020. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.
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38 days ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could … View more
We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
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39 days ago

Improve your computer skills for free

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Great news for all digital upskillers: you can gain computer skills for work, study and everyday life - for free and at your own pace - at Ara Connect!

We’ve got courses in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a Certificate in Computing, plus you can learn how to touch-type, use the internet, create a … View more
Great news for all digital upskillers: you can gain computer skills for work, study and everyday life - for free and at your own pace - at Ara Connect!

We’ve got courses in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a Certificate in Computing, plus you can learn how to touch-type, use the internet, create a website and lots more.

There are Ara Connect locations throughout Christchurch and in Rangiora, Timaru and Oamaru. We’re open Monday to Friday, and some locations are open Saturdays and weekends too, so you can fit your studies around work, family and other commitments.

To find out more, visit our website or call 0800 24 24 76.
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