Whakatane District, Whakatane

60 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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60 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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61 days ago

Save money on your energy bill

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61 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.
Find out more

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63 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.

63 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.

63 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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63 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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64 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.
Find out more

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66 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

67 days ago
69 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.
Learn more

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70 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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70 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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78 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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