Central Otago District, Alexandra

12 days ago

Updates to the RTA 🏠

The Team from Office for Seniors

Are you renting? Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) make it easier for tenants to make minor changes to the rental property and improves the security of tenure. 🖼️🏠🔑

See the full list of changes, including a template for requesting to make a change to the property, on… View more
Are you renting? Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) make it easier for tenants to make minor changes to the rental property and improves the security of tenure. 🖼️🏠🔑

See the full list of changes, including a template for requesting to make a change to the property, on the Tenancy Services website 👉bit.ly...

You can also read our story about the recent changes - and more - in our latest edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter 👉 bit.ly...

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22 days ago

Age Concern freephone line 0800 65 2 105

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

If you have safety concerns for yourself, or an older friend or family member you can call us for free and confidential advice and support.


There are many reasons why elder abuse occurs. It often stems from attitudes that are ageist, and disrespectful of older people.

The majority of cases … View more
If you have safety concerns for yourself, or an older friend or family member you can call us for free and confidential advice and support.


There are many reasons why elder abuse occurs. It often stems from attitudes that are ageist, and disrespectful of older people.

The majority of cases that Age Concerns work with involves older people living in their own homes. In most instances it is family members like adult children who perpetrate elder abuse or neglect.


Call 0800 65 2 105 to contact your nearest Age Concern

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14 days ago

Do you know a greenfingered hero in your community?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

NZ Gardener is again looking for greenfingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used gardening skills to help other people. Five finalists will feature in the October magazine and one will go on to become 2021 Gardener of the Year! There are some amazing prizes up for grabs so if you … View moreNZ Gardener is again looking for greenfingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used gardening skills to help other people. Five finalists will feature in the October magazine and one will go on to become 2021 Gardener of the Year! There are some amazing prizes up for grabs so if you know a homegrown hero who is using their gardening skills for good, nominate them now!

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16 days ago

No barriers to learning

Competenz

"Being deaf is no barrier to learning and seeing someone like me achieving qualifications and working in a job that has a lot of responsibility has hopefully encouraged them to give it a go.”

When Erich Krogmann started the Food and Beverage Level 2 qualification, he had to learn how to … View more
"Being deaf is no barrier to learning and seeing someone like me achieving qualifications and working in a job that has a lot of responsibility has hopefully encouraged them to give it a go.”

When Erich Krogmann started the Food and Beverage Level 2 qualification, he had to learn how to balance study with a night job and a young family, but his main challenge came in the form of his hearing disability.

Erich says he thinks he’s inspired other people with a disability to take on training.
Read Erichs full story here

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17 days ago

Push further, defy expectations!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

No one dreams bigger than an Olympian, and nothing connects us as a nation quite like sport!
As a proud partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team, we’re getting behind our Olympians so they can turn their dreams into a reality.
Learn more

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18 days ago

Paint a cute cane basket

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Bring some ordinary storage baskets to life using a few Resene testpots of Resene Nero, Resene Glamour Puss and Resene White and some leafy house plants!

Find out how to create your own.

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23 days ago

Is your business future-ready?

Competenz

We are in a new era of change and an adaptable workforce is the best asset you can have. The right capability can open up massive opportunities for your business.

You may already have ambitious plans. So how do you build capability? By giving staff the opportunity to turn hidden talents into … View more
We are in a new era of change and an adaptable workforce is the best asset you can have. The right capability can open up massive opportunities for your business.

You may already have ambitious plans. So how do you build capability? By giving staff the opportunity to turn hidden talents into new skills!
But it’s hard to know where to start, or even where to turn for advice. That’s where Competenz can help. We’re your industry training partner, turning talent into capability.

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27 days ago

Massive villa relocation "absolute madness"

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

What a pleasure to meet Hayley Parsons of Clarks Beach, Auckland. She and husband Chris relocated this huge three-storey villa from Palmerston North to Auckland, and project managed the rebuild of Huntly House from London. Wonderful house, wonderful history.

24 days ago

Sustainable & Affordable means everything to us

The Warehouse

If seeing is believing, then we’d love to invite you to see how our sustainability journey is going at The Warehouse.
 
Look in our stores or online and you’ll see more than 7,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your budget.

Look for the Better Cotton Initiative … View more
If seeing is believing, then we’d love to invite you to see how our sustainability journey is going at The Warehouse.
 
Look in our stores or online and you’ll see more than 7,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your budget.

Look for the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) branding when you’re
browsing the racks, and you’ll see we’re proud to invest in making cotton production more sustainable.

Look for the FSC label on wood and paper products we stock, and you’ll see we’re dedicated to protecting our forests.

Sustainable & Affordable. It means more choice.
Find out more

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25 days ago

Crate chair

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Embrace a Modernist aesthetic with this simple chair decorated with Resene products.

Find out how to create your own.

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26 days ago

NZMCA Motorhome Caravan & Leisure Show

Classic Events

The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is at Christchurch Arena over 2 jam packed days.

See your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, new products and unbeatable deals.

Everything you love about the outdoor lifestyle and travelling around our beautiful country is here.

View more
The NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is at Christchurch Arena over 2 jam packed days.

See your favourite brands of motorhome & caravans, new products and unbeatable deals.

Everything you love about the outdoor lifestyle and travelling around our beautiful country is here.

Experts will share their knowledge for your upcoming adventures in the TrailLite Theatre, be in to win over $3000 worth of prizes while exploring the show and the Event Park & Stay is open for certified self-contained vehicles to stay onsite for only $5.

Make sure this summer is the one you have always dreamed of.

The Dream is Now!
Visit us

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26 days ago

Inclusive Communities – July 1st to 31st 🥰

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, ages, orientations and genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There are many ways to take part! From hosting a… View more
This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, ages, orientations and genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There are many ways to take part! From hosting a multicultural potluck or film screening to providing prevention information / resources in other languages, there are thousands of ways big and small to make our households, neighbourhoods, schools and businesses even more inclusive. It could even be as simple as learning from a neighbour how to say ‘hello’ in their first language or ensuring local footpaths are clear and accessible.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re creating inclusive communities this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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26 days ago

A gin win for backyard distillery boys

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Two builders putting “Central Otago in a bottle” are making waves worldwide for their locally-made gin.

Hamish Bourke, 32, and Stuart Clark, 42, are pursuing gin-making full-time after a successful showing at two awards ceremonies – one internationally and one in New Zealand.

The pair … View more
Two builders putting “Central Otago in a bottle” are making waves worldwide for their locally-made gin.

Hamish Bourke, 32, and Stuart Clark, 42, are pursuing gin-making full-time after a successful showing at two awards ceremonies – one internationally and one in New Zealand.

The pair recently won two medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition and another two at the New Zealand Spirits Awards for gins they created earlier this year.

Distilling for Rifters gin began at Clark’s purpose-built shed in Arrowtown in August last year, and the boys were “completely gobsmacked” by their four big wins.

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27 days ago

Pies sold in wrong packaging leads to allergen scare

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

A recall has been issued for Pavillion brand Beef and Gravy Pies due to the presence of an undeclared allergen.

The recall comes after a packaging blunder led to Beef and Cheese Pies being contained in Beef and Gravy Pies wrapping.

Here's what you need to know:
- Consumers with a milk … View more
A recall has been issued for Pavillion brand Beef and Gravy Pies due to the presence of an undeclared allergen.

The recall comes after a packaging blunder led to Beef and Cheese Pies being contained in Beef and Gravy Pies wrapping.

Here's what you need to know:
- Consumers with a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product.
- Products affected include those with a best before date marking of August 16 2022.
- The pie's batch marking is 16022 for outer packaging and 16023 for individual pies.
- The product was sold in supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

Individuals with a milk allergy should return the product to their retailer and email sales@pavillionfoods.co.nz or call 021 365 006 for a full refund. Any other concerns can be directed to Gluten Free Holdings Ltd on 021 365 006.

For more information, please visit the New Zealand Food Safety website.

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28 days ago

Help protect our kaimoana

Biosecurity New Zealand

The Bonamia ostreae parasite is here and it has the potential to harm our treasured Bluff oysters.

There is a rāhui and Controlled Area Notice that prohibits fishing in a small part of the Foveaux Strait. See the MPI website for coordinates and details.

When fishing anywhere else, keep your … View more
The Bonamia ostreae parasite is here and it has the potential to harm our treasured Bluff oysters.

There is a rāhui and Controlled Area Notice that prohibits fishing in a small part of the Foveaux Strait. See the MPI website for coordinates and details.

When fishing anywhere else, keep your boat’s hull clean. Wash down gear between locations. Don’t move shellfish into different places and don’t throw your shells overboard.

If you do find sick looking oysters, keep them on ice and call the Biosecurity NZ hotline on 0800 80 99 66.

To find out more about Bonamia ostreae, visit www.biosecurity.govt.nz/bonamia
Find out more

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