Whakatane District, Whakatane

68 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

69 days ago
71 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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72 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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72 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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80 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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73 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.

73 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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74 days ago

Teaching young children values right from the start

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Cori Maroroa knows first hand just how good the #KiwiCan programme is for kids. After all, Maroroa loved it when she went through it a primary school as a student.

Now she is helping new generations of primary school students benefit from the same programme as one of its senior leaders.

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74 days ago

Keep safe this summer!

Ministry for Primary Industries

The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill … View moreThe summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
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75 days ago

Rotorua Home and Garden Show coming SOON 31 Jan – 2 Feb

Jade Promotions (Home & Garden)

Kickstart 2020 with a bang and get that next project at home underway. It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the Rotorua Home and Garden Show on the 31st Jan to the 2nd of Feb at Energy Events Centre in Rotorua.

Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket OfferView more
Kickstart 2020 with a bang and get that next project at home underway. It’s all about idea’s, inspiration and exclusive show specials at the Rotorua Home and Garden Show on the 31st Jan to the 2nd of Feb at Energy Events Centre in Rotorua.

Join the fun with our 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

There’ll be a huge variety Home and Garden Exhibitors, featuring everything from Kitchens, Bathrooms, Builders, Landscapers, Solar Solutions, Heating, Spas, Flooring and more! Relax and enjoy a delicious bite to eat and a drink in the EAT STREET and get creative with the Resene Paint a House on Saturday and Sunday from 11-2.

Save the date in your diaries: 31 Jan – 2 Feb
Fri & Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4
Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
Adults $6
Gold Card Friday $3
Under 16 free .
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76 days ago

$ave the GST. Hurry - ends soon!

Resene

Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, … View more
Buy Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products and get the GST value (15% off the full retail price) off the normal price. Plus if you are a Resene cardholder, get an extra 5% off!

If you don’t have your Resene card yet, sign up free online, or when you’re in store.

Hurry sale ends soon! Happy decorating!

*Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 29 January 2020. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.
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76 days ago

We’re adjusting the electorate boundaries

Electoral Commission

We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could … View more
We’re adjusting our electorate boundaries for the next two general elections.

By making sure each electorate has about the same number of people, we can give all New Zealanders equal representation in Parliament. It’s all balance.
If we move one of your electorate boundaries, you could end up in a different electorate to the one you’re in now – so we show you what we’re proposing before we make any changes and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Have your say now at vote.nz
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78 days ago

Plan your weekend escape now

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Just over the Kaimai’s is an arts festival ready to surprise, delight and excite!

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is your ticket to experience world-class theatre, arts, dance, music and more.

Be there to celebrate the launch of the first studio album by Fly My Pretties, laugh the night … View more
Just over the Kaimai’s is an arts festival ready to surprise, delight and excite!

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is your ticket to experience world-class theatre, arts, dance, music and more.

Be there to celebrate the launch of the first studio album by Fly My Pretties, laugh the night away with 2019 Billy T Award winning comedian Kura Forrester, experience the theatrical excellence of Wild Dogs Under My Skirt fresh from a historic season in New York or be amazed by NZ’s leading contemporary cirque company The Dust Palace.

It’ll be two weeks of arts and frivolity in a magical setting!
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79 days ago

Beautify your workspaces

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Get organised with these handy storage ideas for the office or kids’ corner.

Create a colourful geometric-inspired space with your favourite Resene colours.

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… View more
Get organised with these handy storage ideas for the office or kids’ corner.

Create a colourful geometric-inspired space with your favourite Resene colours.

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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