Waitaki District, Oamaru

11 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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12 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the 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. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the 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. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

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

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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14 days ago

Be Neighbourly, and...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Covid-19 separating us physically, we need to ensure we aren’t making any group of people feel distant from our community. Let's continue to show our Kiwi spirit and support reach other #RaceRelationsDay2020

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15 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reach Out is a hub for Kiwis to find and give support from others during this global pandemic. Head over to the page and share how you're coping, how you can support each other, and what everyone is doing to embrace the changes that are happening around us. Visit page

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16 days ago

Our most distinctive luxury SUV

Archibalds Motors Ltd

The new Range Rover Evoque wasn’t designed to be just another car amongst traffic. It was designed to turn heads with its unique flowing lines and unmistakable shape. The elegance extends to the inside, with refined, luxurious features and sophisticated intuitive technology. Conquer any urban … View moreThe new Range Rover Evoque wasn’t designed to be just another car amongst traffic. It was designed to turn heads with its unique flowing lines and unmistakable shape. The elegance extends to the inside, with refined, luxurious features and sophisticated intuitive technology. Conquer any urban obstacle – and look good doing it, all for $92,900*.

Test drive a Range Rover Evoque or any other new Land Rover and go into the draw to win 500,000 Emirates Skywards Miles.

To book a test drive today, please contact Archibalds on 021 907 961.
*T&Cs apply.
Book now

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16 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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17 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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17 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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18 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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19 days ago

Start the conversation…

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Life is about beginnings and endings, happiness and loss. Every life lived has its own story to tell. Share your story with your loved ones and talk about your wishes for your funeral. We encourage you to talk - to have these meaningful conversations with your loved ones.

As well as … View more
Life is about beginnings and endings, happiness and loss. Every life lived has its own story to tell. Share your story with your loved ones and talk about your wishes for your funeral. We encourage you to talk - to have these meaningful conversations with your loved ones.

As well as supporting families when their loved one passes, we can also assist with prearrangements and prepayments. Prearrangements assist families with decision making when they are stressed and grieved. Prepayments are managed through the FDANZ Funeral Trust – held in trust for when it is required.

We also offer a monumental and headstone service, covering everything from memorial plaques to headstones.

If you would like to talk to someone about funeral/monumental options or would even like a tour of our premises, please contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home - 03 218 9021.
Find out more

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19 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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19 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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25 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

25 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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