Westland District, Hokitika

66 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.
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68 days ago

Female, 50, and looking for a job? Good luck

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the difficulties of finding work when you're female and over 50. Anecdotally we are aware of women being shut out of the workforce around this time. If you can relate, and are willing to talk about your experience, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

69 days ago

Christchurch man drowns after jumping into dangerous West Coast gorge

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reviewing the popular Hokitika River gorge area after 23-year-old Christchurch man Solomone Tuitalau drowned.

A police spokesman said they were called about 12.50pm on Saturday after Tuitalau failed to surface from the river in Kokatahi, near Whitecombe … View more
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reviewing the popular Hokitika River gorge area after 23-year-old Christchurch man Solomone Tuitalau drowned.

A police spokesman said they were called about 12.50pm on Saturday after Tuitalau failed to surface from the river in Kokatahi, near Whitecombe Valley Rd. His body was found on Sunday evening.

DOC Hokitika operations manager Nicole Kunzmann said there was signage online and at the river warning of the conditions, but the department would review its visitor risk management for the site.

Our thoughts are with Tuitalau's friends and family at this tragic time.

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69 days ago
69 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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71 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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72 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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72 days ago

Make your own outdoor ottoman

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this … View more
Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Follow these easy step by step instructions to create your own.

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73 days ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great … View more
Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

73 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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74 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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76 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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76 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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77 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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79 days ago

West Coast regional councillors given no choice over 41 per cent pay rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christmas 2019 came early for West Coast regional councillors, in the form of a pay rise that raised eyebrows around the Coast.

Courtesy of the Remuneration Authority, the chairman's pay went up to $83,500 – a comfortable 3.5 per cent increase.

But the one that had ratepayers talking was … View more
Christmas 2019 came early for West Coast regional councillors, in the form of a pay rise that raised eyebrows around the Coast.

Courtesy of the Remuneration Authority, the chairman's pay went up to $83,500 – a comfortable 3.5 per cent increase.

But the one that had ratepayers talking was the pay rise for councillors, whose pay went from $36,000 to $51,000 a year.

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