Whakatane District, Whakatane

114 days ago

Save money on your energy bill

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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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114 days ago

Find instant savings with SuperGold

SuperGold

SuperGold helps 750,000 older New Zealanders stretch their money further.

There’s more than 10,000 places across the country giving SuperGold discounts and special offers on everyday essentials like fuel, food, travel and healthcare.

But how do you find them? SuperGold has that sorted with… View more
SuperGold helps 750,000 older New Zealanders stretch their money further.

There’s more than 10,000 places across the country giving SuperGold discounts and special offers on everyday essentials like fuel, food, travel and healthcare.

But how do you find them? SuperGold has that sorted with a brand new website and app - great for the many tech-savvy over 65s.

The app is the fastest and easiest way to find discounts and offers when you’re out and about. So why not take advantage?

Visit www.supergold.govt.nz to find out more, or download the free SuperGoldNZ app for your smartphone or tablet, from the App Store or Google Play.
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115 days ago

What to do if you get in trouble on an inflatable at the beach

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Funky inflatables are all the rage this summer, but many beachgoers have been getting into trouble. Here are some safety tips to share with your kids.

PLUS: Do your kids love to paint and hide rocks? Turns out the craze is still going strong, but here's why it's been … View more
Hey neighbours,

Funky inflatables are all the rage this summer, but many beachgoers have been getting into trouble. Here are some safety tips to share with your kids.

PLUS: Do your kids love to paint and hide rocks? Turns out the craze is still going strong, but here's why it's been banned in some NZ parks.

To read more, click here.

115 days ago

What to do if you get in trouble on an inflatable at the beach

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Funky inflatables are all the rage this summer, but many beachgoers have been getting into trouble. Here are some safety tips to share with your kids.

PLUS: Do your kids love to paint and hide rocks? Turns out the craze is still going strong, but here's why it's been … View more
Hey neighbours,

Funky inflatables are all the rage this summer, but many beachgoers have been getting into trouble. Here are some safety tips to share with your kids.

PLUS: Do your kids love to paint and hide rocks? Turns out the craze is still going strong, but here's why it's been banned in some NZ parks.

To read more, click here.

115 days ago

Help Kiwi kids thrive

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Shaping a child’s future is more than just good fortune – it takes a lot of hard work and guidance along the way. At the #GraemeDingleFoundation, we believe every child should have the opportunity to thrive, belong and be their best.

By supporting the Graeme Dingle Foundation, you are … View more
Shaping a child’s future is more than just good fortune – it takes a lot of hard work and guidance along the way. At the #GraemeDingleFoundation, we believe every child should have the opportunity to thrive, belong and be their best.

By supporting the Graeme Dingle Foundation, you are supporting Aotearoa’s tamariki directly.

A 2019 study by Infometrics found that for every dollar invested in the Graeme Dingle Foundation today, a return of $7.80 will be seen in the future economy of Aotearoa.

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115 days ago

Paint on a crate

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Painting can be relaxing, and calming, a bit like an adult colouring book.

Think of this painted wooden crate project as an opportunity to paint mindfully, plus a handy way to take care of the clutter in a colourful way.

All you need is a wooden crate, sandpaper, your favourite Resene testpots… View more
Painting can be relaxing, and calming, a bit like an adult colouring book.

Think of this painted wooden crate project as an opportunity to paint mindfully, plus a handy way to take care of the clutter in a colourful way.

All you need is a wooden crate, sandpaper, your favourite Resene testpots and a little imagination.

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

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117 days ago

Passionate about health care?

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study nursing!

Meet Aroha Ruha (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe) who was named the 2018 joint winner of the national Young Nurse of the Year Award. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) annual award celebrates nursing at an excellent level and recognises that recipients have reached a high level in … View more
Study nursing!

Meet Aroha Ruha (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe) who was named the 2018 joint winner of the national Young Nurse of the Year Award. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) annual award celebrates nursing at an excellent level and recognises that recipients have reached a high level in their everyday work.
Aroha graduated in 2017 from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi with her nursing degree and is now a practice nurse at Kawerau Medical Centre.

Click here to hear her story!

Find out more about our nursing programme.
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118 days ago

Female, 50, and looking for a job? Good luck

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the difficulties of finding work when you're female and over 50. Anecdotally we are aware of women being shut out of the workforce around this time. If you can relate, and are willing to talk about your experience, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

119 days ago
122 days ago

Help build a stronger, safer Aotearoa

Fire & Emergency NZ

Do you have strong links into your community? Can you represent a wide range of people? We want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people for our new Local Advisory Committees, who can offer insight into what matters to your community.

Nominate yourself or someone you know today.
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122 days ago

A young life changed

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

An 11-year-old Bay of Plenty boy may look like an ordinary child, but the challenges he has faced and the struggles he’s overcomes set him apart from the crowd.

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122 days ago

Make your own outdoor ottoman

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this … View more
Need somewhere to put your feet up when relaxing outside out can’t find anything to suit your place?

Why not create your own ottoman like this one made out of an old car tyre and paint it in a Resene colour to match your colour scheme.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Follow these easy step by step instructions to create your own.

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130 days ago

🚸 Red carpets rolled out at crossings.

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Two pedestrian access points on Landing Road have had ‘red carpet’ crossings installed this week, including the section outside Gull Service Station. Improvements were made in this location last year to widen the median bay and enable increased maneuverability, especially for mobility scooters … View moreTwo pedestrian access points on Landing Road have had ‘red carpet’ crossings installed this week, including the section outside Gull Service Station. Improvements were made in this location last year to widen the median bay and enable increased maneuverability, especially for mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

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123 days ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great … View more
Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

124 days ago

Commit to Better Sleep this New Year!

Beds 4u

With a new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. The new year is a great time to commit to a healthier lifestyle, and investing in a quality mattress is something you owe yourself and your back.

If you wish to enjoy a more easy night of good sleep, then make it a point to invest in a … View more
With a new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. The new year is a great time to commit to a healthier lifestyle, and investing in a quality mattress is something you owe yourself and your back.

If you wish to enjoy a more easy night of good sleep, then make it a point to invest in a high-quality mattress. At Beds4u, we are offering up to 60% off on quality NZ Made Beds & Mattresses. Take advantage of our New Year 1/2 Price Bed Selloff and get your sleep sorted at Beds4u.

Check out our limited-time specials online or visit your local Beds4u Store.

We have the bed for you at BEDS 4 U...
Your Local Sleep Experts.
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