Central Otago District, Alexandra

5 hours ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to … View more
There is a new generation of New Zealander, seeking a new way to live in retirement. They are living their lives with passion and purpose, striving to push further, to create better, to go beyond the ordinary.

A new generation of Kiwis are not retiring from life; they’re finding a new way to live. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.
Learn more

4 days ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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5 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

3 days ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 days ago

Free measure and quotes nationwide

RetroFit Double Glazing - Otago

If you’re looking to retrofit double glaze your home, we offer free no obligation quotes nationwide click here to request or call us on 0800 658 658.

4 days ago

Caravan destroyed as high winds rip across lower South Island

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Police are reminding motorists to be careful when towing high-sided vehicles after a caravan was destroyed near Dunedin.

The incident happened on State Highway 1, just north of the Otago town of Waikouaiti, about 2.50pm on Wednesday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said strong winds pushed … View more
Police are reminding motorists to be careful when towing high-sided vehicles after a caravan was destroyed near Dunedin.

The incident happened on State Highway 1, just north of the Otago town of Waikouaiti, about 2.50pm on Wednesday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said strong winds pushed the caravan off the road and overturned it, destroying it.

The wind was so strong police were unable to clear the debris from the road. The cleanup would be carried out when the wind died down, Bond said.

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5 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
744 votes
5 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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5 days ago

It's back... for a limited time only!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hungry for local customers? Give your business a restart boost with a FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
Hungry for local customers? Give your business a restart boost with a FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catch and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*This is a limited time offer
Get 3 months FREE

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6 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Yvette Williams Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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6 days ago

How does your houseplant collection help you?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

For this Nelson collector, houseplants help her cope with health challenges. "It’s been proven that distraction is a really good pain relief and the plants gave me something to focus on and interrupt the pain pathways.”

6 days ago

Permanent Part Time Retail Position – 18hrs

Southern Adventure

The Position

Southern Adventure is a well established, successful and popular business which prides itself on providing a wide range of quality clothing and equipment for everyday living and the outdoors. A part time position will shortly become available at our store Invercargill Store in early… View more
The Position

Southern Adventure is a well established, successful and popular business which prides itself on providing a wide range of quality clothing and equipment for everyday living and the outdoors. A part time position will shortly become available at our store Invercargill Store in early October. You must be available to work on weekdays and Saturdays.

We are looking for applicants who have the following attributes:
• A friendly manner and sense of humour.
• Good communication skills and a team player.
• An interest in the outdoors
• Sound local knowledge
• Enthusiasm to learn - Quick thinker

Apply to the Manager with your C.V and cover letter.
E: southernadventureinvercargill@gmail.com
Applications close 23rd September
Find out more

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7 days ago

National unveils $140 million transport plan for lower South Island

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

National is promising to get the deep south moving, as part of a suite of transport projects announced across Otago and Southland.

Transport spokesman Chris Bishop made the announcement outside Dunedin's historic railway station on Monday morning.

The $140 million southern transport package … View more
National is promising to get the deep south moving, as part of a suite of transport projects announced across Otago and Southland.

Transport spokesman Chris Bishop made the announcement outside Dunedin's historic railway station on Monday morning.

The $140 million southern transport package included safety improvements on State Highway 1 between Mosgiel and Balclutha, a heavy bypass for Mosgiel, and passing lanes and safety improvements for the road between Queenstown and Te Anau. Read more here.

7 days ago

Warrant of Fitness extensions to expire

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to … View more
Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to know:

- Book a WoF as soon as possible with your local mechanics to avoid delay.

- In a statement, MTA reported that there here may be a higher fail rate with some vehicles not been checked for over 12 months.

- Other documents with temporary extensions: CoFs, regos, vehicle certifications, and driver licenses.

- MTA reports that a total of 1.62 million inspections need to be completed between now and October 31.

For more information on temporary documentation extensions, see the NZTA Website.
Click here for more information on the WoF inspection process.

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7 days ago

Happy Māori Language Week, Aotearoa!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to … View more
Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Want to get involved in Maori Language Week? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Get involved

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