71 days ago

Touching pen blamed for virus

Warren Gamble Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Wakefield man believes it only took seconds for him to contract coronavirus after someone borrowed his pen.

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More messages from your neighbours
8 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Tasman!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Tasman, 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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1 day ago

More than meets the eye

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

For the second installment of our new Q&A series sharing about community organisations around Marlborough, we caught up with the team at The Blue Door...

What is the The Blue Door's mission/goal? We aim to be a leading reuse organisation that also supports and gives back to the Marlborough community.

What do your volunteers do? Our volunteers help in a variety of ways; providing customer service, sorting and pricing donated items (e.g. books, toys, linen, clothes, kitchenware), placing priced goods in the shop, and manning the checkout counter. We have approximately 40 volunteers and we couldn't do it without them!

How does The Blue Door support and give back to the community? We provide a welcoming, friendly, non-judgemental place for Marlborough people to buy inexpensive clothing, goods and furniture. However, we are so much more than an 'op shop'. We also give the shop profits back to the Marlborough community by way of grants, provide furniture and goods free to those referred to us by other organisations, provide new Christmas gifts annually for children (distributed by MGC Leos), give jars free to the foodbank, and we are a battery and mobile phone recycling depot!

Where can people follow and connect with you? We're on Facebook: www.facebook.com...

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If you're interested in joining the Blue Door team when Covid-19 restrictions are reduced, get in touch with Hannah at Volunteer Marlborough: via direct message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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1 day ago

Cheese Making Workshop, 25th June 6.30pm

Riverside Milk

We are very excited to finally be able to offer a workshop again! We are kicking of our program with a firm favourite: cheese making. This time, we will look at a simple hard cheese that matures over a short period of time and tastes just great.

A lot of people think making a hard cheese is difficult and time consuming. After just two hours spend with us in the kitchen you will go home feeling empowered and up-skilled.

Limited Spaces. Registrations essential: education@riverside.org.nz

For more info: www.riverside.org.nz...

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja (education@riverside.org.nz) to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee.

Please note that we will be using Riverside Milk which is RAW milk and may not be suitable for everyone's consumption. The Ministry of Primary Industries advises the following: ‘Raw milk may contain microorganisms that can causeserious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degree Celsius for one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.’

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