North Blenheim, Spring Creek

3 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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5 days ago

Real Estate BROKER

Princess from Blenheim

Any recommendations please?

22 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.

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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

Commuter bus services resume

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Council’s bus service will return to normal today, including the Renwick to Blenheim, and the Blenheim commuter services.

The commuter services were put on hold during Alert Levels 3 and 4, with only off-peak services running during that time.

Travel on Council’s bus services will … View more
Council’s bus service will return to normal today, including the Renwick to Blenheim, and the Blenheim commuter services.

The commuter services were put on hold during Alert Levels 3 and 4, with only off-peak services running during that time.

Travel on Council’s bus services will continue to be free of charge until the end of June to protect the health and safety of drivers by limiting passenger interaction and removing the need to handle cash. You can find out more about the bus service, including timetables for all routes on the Council’s website.
Find out more

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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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9 days ago

WANTED TO BUY - SHIPPING CONTAINER

Trev from North Blenheim

Good morning, if anyone has or knows of someone who has a 20 or 40ft Shipping Container for sale in or around Blenheim, in sound, water tight condition, I would love to hear from you. Please reply or txt Trev on 027 277 0915

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

World Smokefree day: Sunday 31 May

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Today is World Smokefree Day.
It's the perfect time to choose a smokefree lifestyle. We know it’s not easy to stop smoking, but with the right support it can be done.
Check out www.nmdhb.govt.nz... or email smokefree@nmdhb.govt.nz or call 0800 NO SMOKE (0800 667 665).

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Today is World Smokefree Day.
It's the perfect time to choose a smokefree lifestyle. We know it’s not easy to stop smoking, but with the right support it can be done.
Check out www.nmdhb.govt.nz... or email smokefree@nmdhb.govt.nz or call 0800 NO SMOKE (0800 667 665).

#smokefreeaotearoa2025
#smokefreeNZ

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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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