67 days ago

Police called out to rowdy backpackers at Nelson hostel

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Police were called out to an incident at Weka St at about 8pm on Saturday, after neighbours complained of loud partying and revelry at the Paradiso Hostel.

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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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18 hours 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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19 hours ago

Did you miss out on diagnostic appointments during lockdown?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

People are diagnosed with cancer everyday in New Zealand, but what about during the coronavirus lockdown? We're keen to talk to someone whose diagnostic appointments were put on hold during alert level 4, and how this has affected you. If you are willing to share your story, and be identified, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.