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15 hours ago

Use our free recruitment service

Competenz

In 2021, Competenz has seen an average of 3,300 monthly visits to the Job Board on our website, with between 100 - 300 prospective candidates reading each job opportunity.

Listing an opportunity on our Job Board is free for employers, and at any one time, we have around 400 learners who are … View more
In 2021, Competenz has seen an average of 3,300 monthly visits to the Job Board on our website, with between 100 - 300 prospective candidates reading each job opportunity.

Listing an opportunity on our Job Board is free for employers, and at any one time, we have around 400 learners who are job-ready, looking for the right opportunity.

Thinking of taking on an apprentice? Check out our free recruitment service.
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10 days ago

Laughter the best medicine after all

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Former mental health nurse Jude Ivy​ gave up working six years ago to dedicate her time to her husband Chris, who was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer and given a year to live.

She looked after him until he died a few months later. Unemployed and alone, Ivy fell into … View more
Hi neighbours,

Former mental health nurse Jude Ivy​ gave up working six years ago to dedicate her time to her husband Chris, who was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer and given a year to live.

She looked after him until he died a few months later. Unemployed and alone, Ivy fell into depression, which she had struggled with in the past.

“I stayed strong for him and then when he passed, I collapsed.

“Comedy saved my life,” she said.

The comic has set up her own line-up of comedians, performing at Christchurch’s Austin Club.

“I needed a spark of joy.”

Read the full story by clicking 'Read More' below.

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5 days ago

New Zealanders are locking down their cats, for good

The Team Reporter from The Press

New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping … View more
New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers, and increasingly – at least anecdotally – we’re keeping them inside.

Owners say welfare and conservation concerns are the main drivers; experts are cautious not to say too much, and cats are silent on the issue thus far.

What's worse — keeping a cat indoors 24/7, or letting it roam free where it will hunt birds, and possibly be injured?

Read the full story here and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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1 day ago

Meet your new neighbours, NZ Compare!

NZ Compare

We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to … View more
We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to get a better deal? You can trust NZ Compare to guide you in making a fully informed choice for your households needs.

Millions of consumers have used our sites and over 50,000 Kiwis have switched providers or plans with our help. 

Visit us to compare today or call our NZ based Customer Support Team on 0508 22 66 72.
COMPARE NOW

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1 day ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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3 days ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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4 days ago

Enjoy the lifestyle you want.

Oceania Healthcare

Situated in the leafy suburb of Papanui, you’ll discover The Bellevue. Experience the lifestyle you want, whether that’s enjoying the local shops or relaxing with friends and family.

As soon as you step into one of our spacious, brand new apartments, you’ll find everything you want in a … View more
Situated in the leafy suburb of Papanui, you’ll discover The Bellevue. Experience the lifestyle you want, whether that’s enjoying the local shops or relaxing with friends and family.

As soon as you step into one of our spacious, brand new apartments, you’ll find everything you want in a new home – from stylish fixtures to an enclosable balcony complete with sliding glass doors.

Though you will have to leave it at some point because, as a welcome gift, we’re giving away a $5,000 luxury holiday with every apartment sold in October and November*.

Once you’re back, you’ll be able to settle into a lifestyle that suits you; whether that’s enjoying a workout at the gym, happy hour chats at the bar, or coffee catch-ups at the cafe.

With so much on offer, there’s been no better time to move to The Bellevue. To learn more, call Russell on 0800 333 688 today.

* Terms and conditions apply, including eligibility criteria. Limited time offer. Offer only applies to applications for independent living apartments at The Bellevue, Christchurch. Holiday vouchers valued at $5000 will be provided for use with a third party service provider. Only one voucher per apartment. Vouchers are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Full terms and conditions available at www.oceaniahealthcare.co.nz/current-offers.
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4 days ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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5 days ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
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5 days ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
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6 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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6 days ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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6 days ago

Free Wood Bark/Small Wood Splinters

Neil from Halswell

I have just had a load of firewood delivered and after stacking this wood away I now have a pile a Wood Bark/Small Wood Splinters that someone may want for their garden. Free but must be collected this weekend. Please contact me on 027 2886859 if interested.

Free

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7 days ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
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8 days ago

Christchurch Heritage Festival 2021

Christchurch City Council

Heritage Festival is running 9-25 October. Enjoy over 2 weeks of walks, open days, exhibitions, performances and more!

This year’s theme is People and Place – our stories revealed. It is an opportunity to share stories that reflect the relationship of our communities to places here in the … View more
Heritage Festival is running 9-25 October. Enjoy over 2 weeks of walks, open days, exhibitions, performances and more!

This year’s theme is People and Place – our stories revealed. It is an opportunity to share stories that reflect the relationship of our communities to places here in the Ōtautahi-Christchurch District or the wider Canterbury region.

Discover the exciting events happening near you!
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