Omanawa, Omanawa

64 days ago

A little look behind the scenes...

New World

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the … View more
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all how quickly life can change. For many New Zealanders, this has meant job losses or significant pay cuts – and the family pantry suddenly empty.

For the past two months, there’s been a huge demand for food parcels from local charities around the country. Find out what we’ve been doing behind the scenes to support these charities who are helping New Zealanders get back on their feet.

(PS – we want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you who have made a donation at your local store. Your generous support is helping keep New Zealanders fed.)
Take a look behind the scenes

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64 days ago

Know the signs of a stroke

Stroke Foundation

During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - … View more
During this time of COVID-19, it’s important we remember the different signs of stroke and that stroke is always a medical emergency.

One New Zealander every hour experiences stroke. But if you think F.A.S.T. you could save someone’s life and give them the best chance of recovery.

F - Face - Is it drooping on one side?
A - Arm - Is one arm weak?
S - Speech - Is it mixed up, slurred or lost?
T - Take Action - Call 111 immediately.

Think F.A.S.T., act fast, and keep looking out for each other.

Thank you, from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand.
Learn more

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64 days ago

Send a Level 3 Love Letter to someone you miss

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to … View more
Hi Neighhours,

It's been a tough last few weeks, right? When life gets hard and the world gets scary, it's our loved ones we turn to for support.

But this extraordinary coronavirus pandemic is different. Many of us can't see our most special friends and whānau because we want to keep them safe, and we want to get through this as a nation by following social distancing and Covid-19 Alert Level 3 rules.

While thousands of people are returning to work, visiting friends and family outside of your bubble may still be off the cards for some time longer.

Do you have a message for someone you can't see in person? A shout out to a sibling or best friend? A much-loved and missed grandparent? A new baby you need to virtually cuddle?

Level 3 Love Letters is an opportunity to share a video message for a loved one on Stuff.

You can upload your video here so we can share it with them and New Zealand

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64 days ago

Window Cleaning level 2!

John from 2menatwk

Level 2 is just around the corner!
We are taking Bookings now
Need your Windows Cleaning?
Or a house wash?
Slippery concrete or paths?
Call us now for a professional clean. Yes we wear goves & a mask ! 2 meter distancing? Yes

Call John
0211426257
07 5718697

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70 days ago

Air Plant Hanger

Rebecca from Gate Pa

Beautify your home/garden with this home made air plant hanger. Selling for $25. Air plants included.

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65 days ago

Felted Soap. Our alternative to body wash.

Brandon Vickers from Bruntwood Lane

Hi everyone!

With all the emphasis on hand-washing these days, we thought it would be a good time to share our story with you.

My partner and I were looking for a totally natural and gentle cleanser without the use of liquid detergent body wash. We found that the detergents in body washes made … View more
Hi everyone!

With all the emphasis on hand-washing these days, we thought it would be a good time to share our story with you.

My partner and I were looking for a totally natural and gentle cleanser without the use of liquid detergent body wash. We found that the detergents in body washes made our skin dry and itchy while soap seemed to be far gentler (and natural!).

After our switch, what we did miss was the rich lather and scrub you get from using a loofah and a big dollop of body wash! The soap bars got used up quickly and became a slippery, soggy mess.

And that started our mission to find a better way.

We shopped around but couldn’t find anything that suited us. So, we decided to take matters into our own hands. We tried a few different things but success came after wrapping a bar of soap in wool and felting it under warm water.

Not only did the soap lather through the wool, it provided a gentle scrub, the bar lasted for ages and no mushy soapy mess in the shower!

Victorious, we decided that we couldn't keep this to ourselves. This was when Bruntwood Lane was born. We began hand felting bars and selling them at weekend markets. Those who hadn't heard of it (which was everyone) were intrigued by the idea and gave it a go.

The feedback was tremendously positive. And we’ve continued ever since!

A bar will typically last for 4-6 weeks so, if you’re starting to run out of your felted wool soap, don’t worry! We've continued to hand-craft our felted soap here in Tauranga over this last month to help kiwis stay clean with quality felted soap made from local ingredients.

And if you haven't yet, give felted soap a go!

66 days ago

Celebrate a special mum and win!

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.

Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this… View more
Did your mum transform rainy days into hot chocolate and bad moods into giggles?
Show you care, whether she’s with you or far away.

Enter our Mother’s Day competition before 6 May 2020 for a chance to win!

Too many memories to choose from? Here’s our team with some inspiration.

Follow this link to enter our competition.

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67 days ago

Join Healthy For Life - a new programme for over 65s

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show … View more
Do you want to be healthy for life? Join us this Saturday 9am on TVNZ 1.

Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help over 65 year olds work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy for Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
Exercise safely at home

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71 days ago

Hedge trimming

Bernadette from Hairini

Looking for someone to trim my hedges...if interested please contact..
Bernadette @
bernadettemccarten@gmail.com
Thanks :)

67 days ago

Your Local Beaurepaires is Now Open 6 Days a Week!

Beaurepaires Matamata

Hey Neighbours!

We're excited to help keep you moving again and safe on the road!

Our stores are open 8am - 5pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturday.

Contactless servicing, as well as increased cleaning and hygiene practices, physical distancing, PayWave and contact tracing have been … View more
Hey Neighbours!

We're excited to help keep you moving again and safe on the road!

Our stores are open 8am - 5pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturday.

Contactless servicing, as well as increased cleaning and hygiene practices, physical distancing, PayWave and contact tracing have been implemented in all stores.

To find out more click the READ MORE button below.

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68 days ago

NEW! SuperSeniors Newsletter COVID-19 special edition

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The new SuperSeniors e-Newsletter is available on our website NOW! This e-Newsletter includes the additional guidance for what seniors can do during Alert Level 3 and information from the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern about the services they are offering.

It also has the details on the Winter Energy Payment that starts again today!

Click here to read: bit.ly...

To get our Newsletter emailed to you, if you receive the NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension, update your email in MyMSD here: my.msd.govt.nz...

If you do not receive either of these entitlements but you want to receive our Newsletter you can subscribe here: bit.ly...

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68 days ago

Job opportunities – essential fixed-term roles

AMI Tauranga

Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New … View more
Need a new job during these uncertain times? At AMI we believe everyone has a unique point of view to share shaped by life experiences, cultures & passions.

We have essential fixed-term roles from entry level to specialists available to ensure our customers are looked after in this new New Zealand.

We offer training and support to set you up for success, office locations around NZ, flexible working options and a great team culture.
Apply today

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74 days ago

2menatwk returning to work ! (But please no coffee invitations)

John from 2menatwk

Hello out there. We are returning to limited work from Tuesday!
House Washing
External Window cleaning
Roof spraying
Driveway & Path cleaning

All work will be carried out without contact with clients! So we are sorry, we can't accept your normal kindness of coffee & lunch … View more
Hello out there. We are returning to limited work from Tuesday!
House Washing
External Window cleaning
Roof spraying
Driveway & Path cleaning

All work will be carried out without contact with clients! So we are sorry, we can't accept your normal kindness of coffee & lunch together.

To book, just call us & we will book you in.

Stay safe & contactless through these difficult times

John
2menatwk@gmail.com
0211426257
07 5718697

68 days ago

Congratulations to our winner

The Team from Readers Tours

A huge thank you to everyone who completed our website questionnaire.

⭐️ Congratulations to our $50 Prezzy Card winner, Christine ⭐️

We were overwhelmed by the responses and look forward to making the necessary changes to improve our website experience.

www.readerstours.co.nz...

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