Whakatane District, Whakatane

85 days ago

Are you building your own home or have you just finished? We're keen to hear from you

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

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The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the rising number of consents made for home builds.

Perhaps you're a first-time home owner who has opted to build, rather than buy pre-existing, or maybe you're seasoned home owners who have taken the first step to create your own dream home.

We'd love to hear from you about the challenges involved in building, and why you've opted to take that route. Any interviewees would need to be willing to be identified and photographed in a news story.

Please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

86 days ago

Be in to win with The Editors’ Escape - 2 DAYS TO GO!

The Team from The Editors' Escape

If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this … View more
If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this escorted tour gives you the opportunity to get to know the editors behind your much-loved magazines, hearing first hand about the upcoming season trends, interiors, and gardening tips.

Be in to win with The Editors' Escape! Our friends at NZ House & Garden are giving away tickets to their popular House Tours this season. Tell us your favourite New Zealand destination where you'd like to escape with us via this link and be in to win one of five double passes to a House Tour of your choice.

Visit www.editorsescape.co.nz... for more information and to secure your spot today.

Competition closes on 15th January 2020.

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88 days ago

Do more of what you love

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman village living lets you worry less and play more. Experience our retirement villages.

0800 555 103 | rymanhealthcare.co.nz
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89 days ago

Bringing generations together

AMI Insurance

Cambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.… View moreCambridge mum Rebecca Broadbent regularly takes groups of parents and preschool children to visit local rest homes. Not only is this a salve for loneliness, it sparks interaction, communication and mobility in residents, says Tracy Fairhall, activities coordinator for Raeburn Lifecare in Cambridge.

For Rebecca, it is simply a joy to spread joy. She remembers the first rest home visit she arranged. “At one point I looked over at a lovely resident who was 100 and he was kind of shaking and I was worried. I got closer and saw that he was shaking with laughter because my boys were having a paper plane competition, throwing paper planes from one end of the lounge to the other. It was beautiful.”

read the full story here.
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89 days ago

Animal Evac NZ deployed to Australia

Animal Evac NZ

With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, … View more
With the help of animal rights group SAFE, Animal Evac New Zealand has sent a specialist team of six trained disaster responders to New South Wales. They are supporting animals and communities impacted by the catastrophic bush fires.

The team has experience in animal disaster management, international humanitarian aid, veterinary medicine, disaster victim identification, paramedicine, incident management, animal control, wildland firefighting and technical animal rescue.

Animal Evac is asking for donations to support their work on the ground in Australia and in responding to future emergencies. They are extremely grateful to the organisations and individuals who have already supported this deployment and helped make it possible.

To learn more about Animal Evac’s work and to stay up to date with their Australian deployment, follow them on Facebook or visit our Website
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89 days ago

Pretty in pastel

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy … View more
Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own or with the addition of dried foliage. The paint is on the inside so they still have that lovely glass sheen.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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90 days ago

Campuses are open for 2020!

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Whakatāne Campus

Kia ora! Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are one of 3 Wānanga nationwide providing positive educational pathways with a Kaupapa Māori philosophy open to all learners.

Our campus in Whakatāne is located at 13 Domain Road offering postgraduate degrees in Māori and … View more
Whakatāne Campus

Kia ora! Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are one of 3 Wānanga nationwide providing positive educational pathways with a Kaupapa Māori philosophy open to all learners.

Our campus in Whakatāne is located at 13 Domain Road offering postgraduate degrees in Māori and Indigenous studies, an undergraduate degree in Humanities, certificates in te Reo Māori, Study and Career Preparation with fee free programmes available. We also have marae centred courses throughout the rohe including Kai Oranga, Te Pou Hono and Community Education.

If you are looking for study options locally we’d love to hear from you!
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91 days ago

100 Glorious Years of Song

Operatunity Daytime Concerts

Operatunity presents the best songs from all the different eras of the 20th century with sentimentality, silliness and lots of costumes and glitz!

Famous items in this concert include: Imagine, Born Free, I Will Survive, We’ll Gather Lilacs, You’re the Top, Memory, Keep the home Fires … View more
Operatunity presents the best songs from all the different eras of the 20th century with sentimentality, silliness and lots of costumes and glitz!

Famous items in this concert include: Imagine, Born Free, I Will Survive, We’ll Gather Lilacs, You’re the Top, Memory, Keep the home Fires Burning and Downtown, plus our artists display even more talent with a Louis Armstrong impersonation, tap dancing, and so much more!

Rotorua: Tuesday 11am, 14th January 2020, Rotorua Baptist Church, 100 Malfroy Road

Tickets $35 and include lunch after the show!
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91 days ago

Rental property

Yvonne from Whakatane District

I am looking for a rental property in the James Street School area for a family of four in early March

91 days ago

New police app

The Team from New Zealand Police

Introducing the new NZ Police app - available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alongside officers serving our communities 24/7, we’re committed to using technology to help ensure our services and information are available to you, anywhere, any time.

✅National … View more
Introducing the new NZ Police app - available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alongside officers serving our communities 24/7, we’re committed to using technology to help ensure our services and information are available to you, anywhere, any time.

✅National Police News
✅Local Police news
✅Alerts and safety advice
✅Notifications direct to your phone
✅Report incidents and issues
✅Frequently asked questions

The NZ Police app allows you to receive our national and local news and alerts and extends access to our online services. It’s one of the ways we’re working to make sure New Zealand is the safest country.

Download for Android here - play.google.com...

Download for iOS here - apps.apple.com...

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92 days ago

Be in to win The Editors' Escape

The Editors' Escape

If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this … View more
If you’re an avid reader of NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener, you’ll love The Editors’ Escape! Join editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Hawke’s Bay, experiencing the best of travel, tour and taste.

Unlike any other travel package, this escorted tour gives you the opportunity to get to know the editors behind your much-loved magazines, hearing first hand about the upcoming season trends, interiors, and gardening tips.

Let us know here would you escape with the Editors' Escape via this link and be in to win 1 of 5 double passes to NZ House & Garden House Tours.

Competition closes 15th January 2020.
Enter now

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92 days ago

Setting your kids up financially, for life

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating how parents can best set their children up for financial security, particularly teaching them about spending and saving. We're on the hunt for advice, tips and stories from parents and families. Would you be willing to speak to us, or offer your two … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating how parents can best set their children up for financial security, particularly teaching them about spending and saving. We're on the hunt for advice, tips and stories from parents and families. Would you be willing to speak to us, or offer your two cents? You can reply to this post with a comment, or if you're happy to be interviewed, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

94 days ago

WIN with your summer photography!

Canon NZ

There are six prizes up for grabs for this year's Canon Amateur Photo Awards. Get snapping, and you could WIN! Find out more

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94 days ago

We still have over 100 tickets!

Six60 tour

We’re in the new year but our SIX60 competition is still going!

There are over 100 tickets that are yet to be claimed so there is plenty left to WIN. Don’t forget about the exclusive concert from one of the supporting acts of the SIX60 tours you could win for your neighbourhood.

To be … View more
We’re in the new year but our SIX60 competition is still going!

There are over 100 tickets that are yet to be claimed so there is plenty left to WIN. Don’t forget about the exclusive concert from one of the supporting acts of the SIX60 tours you could win for your neighbourhood.

To be eligible, make sure you are a verified Neighbourly member (need a hand verifying your address? Click here).

We’ll also need to see you being more Neighbourly, whether it’s posting to your neighbourhood, replying to questions or inviting your neighbour to join the site (we’ve put together a few ideas here).
Have you won?

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99 days ago

Autism Takiwatanga

Priscilla from Whakatane District

Just asking if anyone in the Whakatane Edgecumbe area know if we have any maori takiwatanga whanau support groups? (maori based autism groups) were whanau can come together and mingle with other whanau and exchange idea or a space where we can bring our tamariki together that is autism safe, … View moreJust asking if anyone in the Whakatane Edgecumbe area know if we have any maori takiwatanga whanau support groups? (maori based autism groups) were whanau can come together and mingle with other whanau and exchange idea or a space where we can bring our tamariki together that is autism safe, relaxing can experience maori culture in their own way? I'm just asking as if we don't i would like to try organise something like that.

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