Matahina Forest, Whakatane

8 hours ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
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4 days ago

Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

⚠️Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street.

Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to … View more
⚠️Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street.

Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to address the cause. Council staff are working with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Toi Te Ora Public Health to ensure the appropriate measures are in place to notify the public of the potential health risks. Signs have also been erected at relevant locations advising of the temporary health warning.

A temporary health warning has been issued for recreational water contact, and the gathering and consumption of fish and shellfish for the Wairere Stream, and the Whakatāne River from the Landing Road bridge to the Whakatāne River entrance. Water quality testing will be carried out in the coming days and the community will be advised when the public health warning is lifted.

Whakatāne District Council apologises for this sewage overflow and its impacts on both the river environment, and those who are directly affected by this.

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4 days ago

Fire season restrictions across most of New Zealand

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The nationwide fire risk has skyrocketed after a long dry spell, even in parts of the country not used to extreme fire danger.

To read more, click here.

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10 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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5 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter February 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money mules, what they are and what to do if you unintentionally become one.

We also have handy tips on staying fit and healthy with stories on Senior Chef cooking classes and chair yoga.

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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6 days ago

Conserve water now to avoid hose and sprinkler bans later

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends.

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than usual. While we’re not running out… View more
Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends.

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than usual. While we’re not running out of water, our current water use means sometimes water is emptying from our reservoirs faster than our pumps can refill them.

In recent years, voluntary water use reductions have helped ensure that reservoir storage for the Whakatāne and Ōhope water supply schemes is maintained at a safe level, allowing formal restrictions on hose and sprinkler use to be avoided.

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8 days ago

A little kindness on your road trip

AMI Insurance - Head office

A little kindness can go a long way, especially if you’re planning a road trip over the weekend. Here are five ways showing how a little kindness can help. Learn more

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9 days ago

Natural Knee Pain Relief - works within minutes!

Koru Nutrition

Hi neighbours,

Are your knees giving you a hard time?

See how Peter Williams found help from using a NZ made relief cream.

After retiring from our TV screens after 40 years, veteran broadcaster Peter Williams, still gets up at 5am each weekday morning to prepare for his morning radio show.… View more
Hi neighbours,

Are your knees giving you a hard time?

See how Peter Williams found help from using a NZ made relief cream.

After retiring from our TV screens after 40 years, veteran broadcaster Peter Williams, still gets up at 5am each weekday morning to prepare for his morning radio show.

Peter Williams explained, “Look, I’m 65. When I get up the body’s often a bit on the stiff side. “

Peter Williams claims, “Within 10 minutes, the pain was gone. I felt so much better. My body was nice and relaxed, and I was ready to go off and do my day’s work.”

“I’ve been using Relief Fx by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural and best of all it works .
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12 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Brighten the day of someone in need and bring a little colour into your life...

By donating a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.

Resene will gift… View more
Brighten the day of someone in need and bring a little colour into your life...

By donating a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.

Resene will gift all food donations to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

Start gathering up those cans so you can swap and save at your local Resene owned ColorShop.
Learn more

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17 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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13 days ago

A prohibited fire season has been declared in The Central North Island

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

🔥🚫 A prohibited fire season has been declared in The Central North Island by Pumicelands Rural-Fire And Emergency New Zealand

A prohibited fire season has been declared for Central Lakes, Bay Of Plenty Coast and Pumicelands.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Steve Webb says all fire permits have… View more
🔥🚫 A prohibited fire season has been declared in The Central North Island by Pumicelands Rural-Fire And Emergency New Zealand

A prohibited fire season has been declared for Central Lakes, Bay Of Plenty Coast and Pumicelands.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Steve Webb says all fire permits have been suspended.

"A prohibited fire season means no fires are permitted as the fire danger is too high," Steve Webb says. "During a prohibited fire season only gas and charcoal barbeques can be used".

"Hangi are still allowed, but we are asking people planning hangi to contact us first as conditions are becoming very dry and we may want to put additional protection in place."

For Hangi advice contact Fire and Emergency on 07 858 7612

Steve Webb says it is vitally important that people understand the risks. In extreme conditions it only takes a spark to start a devastating wildfire. That spark can come from a piece of equipment such as a lawnmower, or a grinder, welding or a plough.

"To protect your home, keep roofs and gutters clear of dead leaves, debris and pine needles. Move anything that could burn (such as mulch, leaves, firewood piles) away from exterior walls, decks or porches."

If the current conditions persist there may be a requirement to prohibit any activities that may cause fires to start.

ℹ️You can find more information on how you can reduce the risk below

14 days ago

Love Where You Live - February 1st to 29th 🥰

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day... we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day... we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more enjoyable for everyone.

Don’t forget to share the love! Let us know how you’re improving your neighbourhood this month by email or tag us online and include the following hashtag:

#NSNZlovewhereyoulive

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14 days ago

Parks, playgrounds, reserves and camping spots get summer makeover

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

🚸 Whakatāne District Council contractors and staff have been busy making the most of the settled weather to plan for an upgrade many of the District’s best places to exercise, relax and play. Read more below.

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15 days ago

Save money on your energy bill

energyclubnz

See how much you could save using our new energy bill comparison calculator. It’s faster and easy to use.

Simply upload a recent energy bill and we will do the rest for you.
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