Westland District, Hokitika

15 days ago

A little bit of caring goes a long way. Let's work together to spread kindness around, not germs. ❤️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As more people begin to self isolate and distance themselves, we'll need our neighbours support now more than ever before. The following can be printed at home and filled-in with your details to drop around your street or community.

For the latest COVID-19 advice, visit: covid19.govt.nz/

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15 days ago

Save up to 20% on NZ's best pet products

Pet Direct

Hi Neighbours! Our fur babies are an important part of the family, so why not look after them as well as we look after ourselves?

We have an amazing range of products hand-picked by our experts, which include a nutritionist, a vet, a trainer and a groomer. Combined, we have over 350 dog years of… View more
Hi Neighbours! Our fur babies are an important part of the family, so why not look after them as well as we look after ourselves?

We have an amazing range of products hand-picked by our experts, which include a nutritionist, a vet, a trainer and a groomer. Combined, we have over 350 dog years of experience (and enough pets to open a zoo).

We'd love you to try our speedy delivery with up to 20% off site-wide.

Got questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our amazing customer service team, we’re all ears.
Stock up now

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16 days ago

Are you trying to contact our call centre?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear gardeners,

Please note that staff at call centre are currently unable to answer calls due to international Covid-19 restrictions. In the interim, please email your request to subs@mags4gifts.co.nz. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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17 days ago

Have you taken steps to futureproof your career?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Have you found yourself back in the classroom - virtual or otherwise - long after you left school? We’re looking for people who have taken steps to futureproof their careers by upskilling.

Perhaps you’re teaching yourself to code, or maybe you’ve enrolled in an evening class or online … View more
Have you found yourself back in the classroom - virtual or otherwise - long after you left school? We’re looking for people who have taken steps to futureproof their careers by upskilling.

Perhaps you’re teaching yourself to code, or maybe you’ve enrolled in an evening class or online course to help your employment prospects. It might have been something you did with your employer’s blessing, or maybe you’ve struck out on your own.

Maybe you’ve struggled to find work and did it as a way to get back on the career ladder, or perhaps you’re concerned about the pace of change in your field and want to stay ahead.

Whatever your brand of lifelong learning, we want to hear from you - email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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18 days ago

Proposed changes to footpaths and streets

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Make sure to have your say and spread the word about the Government's proposed 'accessible streets' rule changes.

One of the biggest changes would allow people riding things like bicycles, skateboards and e-scooters (powered scooter) to use the footpath, with a … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Make sure to have your say and spread the word about the Government's proposed 'accessible streets' rule changes.

One of the biggest changes would allow people riding things like bicycles, skateboards and e-scooters (powered scooter) to use the footpath, with a speed limit of 15 kilometres per hour.

Find out about all the changes and submit your feedback on this important issue here: bit.ly...

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18 days ago

What can I do to help during a pandemic?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

There's no better time than now to get to know your neighbours, start a Neighbourhood Support group or update your group contact details. Together let's REACH OUT, LOOK OUT, and HELP OUT to keep our communities safe, resilient and connected.

For the latest COVID-19 health advice, visit … View more
There's no better time than now to get to know your neighbours, start a Neighbourhood Support group or update your group contact details. Together let's REACH OUT, LOOK OUT, and HELP OUT to keep our communities safe, resilient and connected.

For the latest COVID-19 health advice, visit the Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora's website.

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21 days ago

Have you signed up to get our free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week's issue of Get Growing we share the dirt on growing Popeye's favourite food - spinach! We also have top tips on staking tall plants, mixing up worm tea, abandoning noise-polluting garden machinery and appreciating lilies and slaters.

Riverton food forester Robert Guyton … View more
In this week's issue of Get Growing we share the dirt on growing Popeye's favourite food - spinach! We also have top tips on staking tall plants, mixing up worm tea, abandoning noise-polluting garden machinery and appreciating lilies and slaters.

Riverton food forester Robert Guyton 'fesses up to his penny-pinching plant-purchasing personality and we have some wonderful prizes up for grabs including an indoor-plant-care prize pack from Tui and natural-based insecticides and soil conditioners from Naturally Neem.

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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22 days ago

SEEKING HOUSE SITTING

Marilyn from Grey District

Hi: I am interested in house sitting. I can care for your pets, too.
Very trustworthy, conscientious.
Leave message at 027-757-1298, please.

23 days ago

Ryman pioneers a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just… View more
Offering a peek behind the curtain, Ryman have released behind the scenes footage from their recent film. Showcasing their passion for life, Ryman residents from New Zealand and Australia feature in the film. Let’s meet the stars.

“If I hear music, I just want to dance – body seems to just move!” says dancer Audrey, 84. Poet Brian, 86, says “Poetry helps me to question and understand the meaning of life”, followed by a witty “– haven’t worked out what it means yet”.

As their residents blaze their own trails, Ryman matches that pioneering spirit. “Ryman villages offer living choices to suit everyone so that you can live the way you want.
Learn more

24 days ago

Have micro-credentials helped you get ahead?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Gone are the days of getting one qualification out of school to see you through your working life. Now, upskilling, online courses and on-the-job training are all part of making your way up the career ladder. 

We want to talk to people who have completed micro-credentials, bitesize qualifications… View more
Gone are the days of getting one qualification out of school to see you through your working life. Now, upskilling, online courses and on-the-job training are all part of making your way up the career ladder. 

We want to talk to people who have completed micro-credentials, bitesize qualifications for specific skills. 

Perhaps you've pieced together a full qualification by doing online courses, or maybe you've taken a workshop rather than investing in a six-month course. We'd love to hear from you - email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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25 days ago

Buller District Council worried it can't pay for road to Karamea

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The cost of maintaining the sole road from Westport to Karamea, prone to slips and closures after bad weather, may fall on ratepayers.

The Buller District Council is in negotiations with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) as it wants ratepayers to shoulder some of the cost of maintaining the road. It… View more
The cost of maintaining the sole road from Westport to Karamea, prone to slips and closures after bad weather, may fall on ratepayers.

The Buller District Council is in negotiations with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) as it wants ratepayers to shoulder some of the cost of maintaining the road. It is estimated the cost on ratepayers could be about $228,000 a year – or about $40 each.

Buller mayor Jamie Cleine said he was "pushing back" to ensure his ratepayers were not burdened with a rate rise to pay for the road, which he believed should retain its status as a state highway.

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27 days ago

*WIN* a double movie pass to see Military Wives

AMI Insurance

AMI is giving away 10 double passes to see Military Wives, which hits cinemas on Thursday 12th March 2020. Simply “Like” or “Thank” this post and you’re in the draw. Entries close Sunday 14th March 2020. Ts&Cs apply.

Inspired by a true-life global phenomenon, Military … View more
AMI is giving away 10 double passes to see Military Wives, which hits cinemas on Thursday 12th March 2020. Simply “Like” or “Thank” this post and you’re in the draw. Entries close Sunday 14th March 2020. Ts&Cs apply.

Inspired by a true-life global phenomenon, Military Wives portrays ordinary women in unbelievably testing circumstances, who find courage in the cathartic power of singing together. The luminous cast belts out pop hits and rock anthems, empowering everyone to overcome their fears together.

Check out the trailer.
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27 days ago

Decorate in style and save

Resene

Get decorating and $ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to use, or … View more
Get decorating and $ave with 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers, sealers, wallpapers, decorating accessories and cleaning products!

Come in and see us and get all the advice you need for your projects. Whether you need help choosing colours, deciding which products to use, or what prep is required, Resene staff can help you every step of the way.

Resene products are designed and made in NZ and have been since Resene started in Wellington over 70 years ago.

Come in and get inspired to make the most of your home.
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28 days ago

Only 3 weeks to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

One way to take part is by joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Support group on your street.

Our Coordinator at Hastings District Council recently sent us this snap from a get together with residents from a new suburb who are keen to get Neighbourhood Support up and running.

To gauge interest, … View more
One way to take part is by joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Support group on your street.

Our Coordinator at Hastings District Council recently sent us this snap from a get together with residents from a new suburb who are keen to get Neighbourhood Support up and running.

To gauge interest, he hosted a free barbecue at a park with the support of their local New Zealand Police to bring neighbours together to discuss setting it up. Every group is different in how it chooses to operate. Our policy is whatever works best for your area!

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28 days ago

Create a pet basket

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

Give an old laundry basket new purpose by upcycling it into a cute and quirky pet basket.

Use this as a family project and get young and old involved with their favourite Resene testpot colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out howView more
Give an old laundry basket new purpose by upcycling it into a cute and quirky pet basket.

Use this as a family project and get young and old involved with their favourite Resene testpot colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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