Central Otago District, Alexandra

17 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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19 days ago

Save money on your energy bill

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See how much you could save using our new energy bill comparison calculator. It’s faster and easy to use.

Simply upload a recent energy bill and we will do the rest for you.
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19 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.
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21 days ago

Paint on a crate

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

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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22 days ago

Central Otago fire ban declared as extreme fire danger looms

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

Fires are to be banned in Central Otago as a forecasted extreme fire danger looms for the parched region.

A prohibited fire season is currently in place in Otago's Central Zone, which allows some fires to be started, but from Friday that will be upgraded.

All fire types across Otago's … View more
Fires are to be banned in Central Otago as a forecasted extreme fire danger looms for the parched region.

A prohibited fire season is currently in place in Otago's Central Zone, which allows some fires to be started, but from Friday that will be upgraded.

All fire types across Otago's Lakes and Central Zone would be prohibited, including welding, grinding, chainsaw use, or mowing roadsides until further notice.

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24 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

25 days ago
27 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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28 days ago

Make your own outdoor ottoman

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

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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29 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.

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29 days ago

Lost cat?

Miranda from Gore District

We have the sweetest little cat around our place on Norton St for several days, not starving but definitely not able to get to her home for some reason. She is very cuddly and does NOT consider staying out at night to be a good thing if someone has petted her at a house! Maybe owners are on … View moreWe have the sweetest little cat around our place on Norton St for several days, not starving but definitely not able to get to her home for some reason. She is very cuddly and does NOT consider staying out at night to be a good thing if someone has petted her at a house! Maybe owners are on holiday and she has got too lonely or newly moved to the area? I have no idea how communications work here in neighbourly but I will check in to see if anyone is posting re a cat. Also putting this on fb.

30 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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32 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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