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6 hours ago

Excess water use charges to impact cheaper suburbs first

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

A new charge for excess water use may disproportionately impact heavy water users in Christchurch's poorest suburbs.

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2 hours ago

We're all different

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

At Volunteer Marlborough, we often have 90+ opportunities for you, but sometimes we might not have an advertised role to suit you. This doesn't mean you can't help out, though!
Our Reverse Recruitment program is a FREE service that involves you sitting down with a VM staff member to talk … View more
At Volunteer Marlborough, we often have 90+ opportunities for you, but sometimes we might not have an advertised role to suit you. This doesn't mean you can't help out, though!
Our Reverse Recruitment program is a FREE service that involves you sitting down with a VM staff member to talk about who YOU are and what YOU want to get out of volunteering. We ask about your dreams, hobbies, skills, passions, experience, future plans, etc. We then build a unique profile and send it out to our network of community organisations and groups so that we can find an opportunity that is tailored just for YOU!⁠


Interested? send us a message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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6 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Canterbury!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get … View more
Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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12 hours ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our website, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Real Estate BROKER

Princess from Blenheim

Any recommendations please?

20 hours ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15… View more
Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

Eggs any way, anytime

Emma Reporter from Stuff Cooks

During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even… View more
During lockdown, there was no leftover my family wouldn’t crack an egg onto and eat for breakfast: leftover mash, leftover chicken pot pie, the last dribbles of a batch of ham hock soup and once, a lamb chop.

Eventually “Eggs & Anything” infiltrated dinner and our standards dropped even lower: the skillet was dumped on the table along with a pile of forks, a few side plates - maybe, a tea towel as a napkin for the 8-year-old with the large lockdown appetite and away we went.

Lazy egg suppers have hung around in Alert Level 2 - minus the dinner dregs and skillet table service, and with the addition of an actual recipe: Turkish eggs, spicy red shakshuka and spiced bread egg in a hole.

Eggs, dukkah and garlic fried spinach is another favourite combo in our house. What's your favourite?

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3 days ago

What is volunteering?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Volunteering is defined by Volunteer Marlborough and the rest of our network of volunteer centres as "Time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain." When you consider that definition, a lot of people immediately think of 'formal' volunteering like helping … View moreVolunteering is defined by Volunteer Marlborough and the rest of our network of volunteer centres as "Time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain." When you consider that definition, a lot of people immediately think of 'formal' volunteering like helping in an op shop or a rest home. However, there are many other types of volunteering; helping at church or on the marae, coaching and managing kids sports teams, or mowing your elderly neighbor's lawn are all examples of volunteering!
Volunteering is really just about helping others, and we strongly believe ALL volunteering should be celebrated!

You can get full info on all available roles (and apply online) at marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...

Alternatively, send us a message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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4 days ago

Our programs

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Volunteer Marlborough offers a range of services to support volunteering in our community (see yesterday's post) but we would like to tell you about our four big programs:
1. Youth on Boards - a project aimed at increasing the number of youth volunteers (aged 16 to 24) who are recruited, … View more
Volunteer Marlborough offers a range of services to support volunteering in our community (see yesterday's post) but we would like to tell you about our four big programs:
1. Youth on Boards - a project aimed at increasing the number of youth volunteers (aged 16 to 24) who are recruited, trained, matched, and effectively engaged in decision-making roles on non-profit boards. Getting young people involved in governance is a big passion of ours because re recognise that young people can and should help to shape the future of the Marlborough region.
2. Supported volunteering - An extension of our standard recruitment service but with a focus on the inclusion of people living with disabilities and long-term health conditions (physical and mental). Our Supported Volunteering program matches a volunteer who has a disability or health condition with a co-volunteer and then matches the pair with a suitable volunteer role.
3. Group volunteering - Volunteering is a great group activity, whether it's for a team-building day, a day out with the extended whanau, or a christmas party with a twist. Volunteer Marlborough can help match your group with a volunteering opportunity.
4. Reverse Recruitment - we've taken our recruitment service and flipped it; now we can find a volunteering role to match YOU!

To find out more, or to join in on one of these programs, send us a message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

Alternatively, you can get full info on all available roles (and apply online) at marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...

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4 days ago

NZ's secret treehouse escape

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Who knew this fairytale treehouse was just 10 minutes from Whangārei?

5 days ago

What do we do?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Many people know that Volunteer Marlborough recruits volunteers, but you may not know what else we do. Basically, we support volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations, groups, and projects around Marlborough. This means we run training workshops, organise a community awards function, provide… View moreMany people know that Volunteer Marlborough recruits volunteers, but you may not know what else we do. Basically, we support volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations, groups, and projects around Marlborough. This means we run training workshops, organise a community awards function, provide mentoring, promote volunteer opportunities, share resources, provide networking opportunities, and advocate for the inclusion of all volunteers.

For more information, visit our website (www.volunteermarlborough.org.nz...) or get in contact with a member of our team: message us via social media, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

If you would like to check out available volunteering opportunities, marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...

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5 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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5 days ago

Ou Values

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Our core values are:
- Empowerment: To inspire and enable people to connect and contribute within their communities
- Collaboration: To work with community partners and organisations to promote, value and support effective volunteering
- Inclusiveness: To recognise and value the … View more
Our core values are:
- Empowerment: To inspire and enable people to connect and contribute within their communities
- Collaboration: To work with community partners and organisations to promote, value and support effective volunteering
- Inclusiveness: To recognise and value the diversity of all expressions of volunteering

If these values resonate with you, join us at marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...

Alternatively, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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6 days ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills

EECA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more

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6 days ago

Do you run a small business?

Stuff Prosper

Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small … View more
Business owners consistently show initiative, hard work and resilience - and more than ever over the past few weeks.

Prosper has launched a small business survey to gauge the scale of Covid-19's impact.

It'll only take a few minutes to complete - and will help us, help small businesses like yours, in weeks and months to come.
Take the survey

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6 days ago

Donations needed: winter clothing

The Team from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

Hi neighbours,

Brrr it's getting winter and therefore we're looking for pre-loved winter clothing for men and women.

If you have used but reasonably functional pieces at home that you'd like to let go, why not give it away for good?

Feel free to drop the items off our Red Cross … View more
Hi neighbours,

Brrr it's getting winter and therefore we're looking for pre-loved winter clothing for men and women.

If you have used but reasonably functional pieces at home that you'd like to let go, why not give it away for good?

Feel free to drop the items off our Red Cross Shop on 14 Maxwell Road in Blenheim during our trading hours.

We look forward to seeing you!

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