Central Otago District, Alexandra

61 days ago

New Zealand at Alert Level 4

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- … View more
UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- There are no genomic matches to those cases at the border to this case.
- There are a further two cases to report in the community. ​
- From 11:59pm, it will be compulsory to wear masks when accessing essential services.
- From 8am tomorrow, the Covid-19 vaccination programme will resume.
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UPDATE
August 18
9.10am

- Four new cases have been identified, all genomically linked to the original case
- The original case has been confirmed as having the Delta variant
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New Zealand will move to a Level 4 lockdown after a community case was detected in Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Ashley Bloomfield at a press conference, where she confirmed that Auckland and Coromandel would move to Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm for seven days, while the rest of the country will be under Level 4 conditions for three days.

It is unknown whether this case is that of the Delta variant. Bloomfield stated that genome sequencing will be completed by tomorrow morning.

There is currently 23 locations of interest, 10 in Auckland and 13 in Coromandel. Current locations of interest can be found here.

The case has no links to the border and interviews are currently being undertaken with the case to find any possible locations of interest and how they came to be in contact with Covid-19.

Here's what you need to know:
- A refresh on Level restrictions and what it means for you.
- Here are the locations of interest.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.

For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.

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64 days ago

Limited time offer!

Neighbourly

Want to increase your reach by thousands? Now's your chance!

For a limited time only, we're offering you a 3 month Premium Business listing for only $79+GST*

Usually $149+GST, Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your local community. Find friendly … View more
Want to increase your reach by thousands? Now's your chance!

For a limited time only, we're offering you a 3 month Premium Business listing for only $79+GST*

Usually $149+GST, Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your local community. Find friendly neighbours who need your services, showcase what makes you stand out from the rest and connect with people who want to ‘shop local’.

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65 days ago

Warm welcome to Digital Boost

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Digital Boost as our new Neighbourly partner.
Digital Boost is a free online learning platform providing tutorials on how to operate a business in today's digital world.

We truly believe in the support and tools they provide to help digitally upskill … View more
We're very excited to announce Digital Boost as our new Neighbourly partner.
Digital Boost is a free online learning platform providing tutorials on how to operate a business in today's digital world.

We truly believe in the support and tools they provide to help digitally upskill New Zealand SME businesses.

Please join us in welcoming Digital Boost and stay tuned for tips and tricks, online tutorials and other exciting content!
Learn more

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66 days ago

Take a stand

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Create a pastel-hued cake stand painted in your favourite Resene pastel testpots and use it to create an enticing display of Easter treats or home-baked delicacies. This Easter-themed, tiered pedestal cake stand is so easy to make, and you'll use it over and over again, whether it’s for a … View moreCreate a pastel-hued cake stand painted in your favourite Resene pastel testpots and use it to create an enticing display of Easter treats or home-baked delicacies. This Easter-themed, tiered pedestal cake stand is so easy to make, and you'll use it over and over again, whether it’s for a party, afternoon tea or just a cute way to display your home baking. Find out how to create your own.

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66 days ago

Kiwis are being stung by high power bills.

Flick

⚡ Weather and supply has been the scapegoat for the price hikes, but the truth is that New Zealand’s electricity market is broken - denying Kiwis access to fair pricing. 👎🏽 Over 100,000 NZ households are currently living in energy hardship, and if things continue, more families will be … View more⚡ Weather and supply has been the scapegoat for the price hikes, but the truth is that New Zealand’s electricity market is broken - denying Kiwis access to fair pricing. 👎🏽 Over 100,000 NZ households are currently living in energy hardship, and if things continue, more families will be at risk.

Kiwis deserve better, which is why we’re fighting for power affordability for all of us. But we can’t do it alone.

Join us in the Revolt to bring power prices down, by signing the petition to demand that the Government reforms NZ’s broken electricity market. #Powergate ✊🏾 ✊🏿 ✊🏼 ✊🏽

Sign and share the petition at jointherevolt.co.nz
Find out more

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66 days ago

Poll: Have you got a side hustle?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you making a bit of cash from your hobby, offering a service on the side, selling things on social media or doing a few paid hours in the community? If you’re supplementing your main income or superannuation, you’re running a side hustle! Maybe you’re baking cupcakes, a part-time retired … View moreAre you making a bit of cash from your hobby, offering a service on the side, selling things on social media or doing a few paid hours in the community? If you’re supplementing your main income or superannuation, you’re running a side hustle! Maybe you’re baking cupcakes, a part-time retired handyman or selling hand-knitted scarves - we’re curious. Let us know if you have a side hustle in our poll below!

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Have you got a side hustle?
  • 22.4% Yes I do - it’s up and running
    22.4% Complete
  • 11.2% I’m just getting one started
    11.2% Complete
  • 59.2% No I don’t
    59.2% Complete
  • 7.2% I don’t understand what a side hustle is
    7.2% Complete
1103 votes
67 days ago

Treat yourself or a father figure this Fathers Day.

Mags4Gifts

Purchase a local newspaper subscription in time for Fathers Day and receive a Lone Star rib pack valued at $59.

Hurry offer is for a limited time only. Terms and Conditions apply.
Read More

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69 days ago

Superhome owners opening their homes to the public this weekend

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Healthy, warm, dry and cheap to run. Owners of Superhome houses in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson and Otago are hosting open homes from August 14-15 so you can see just how warm and cosy a home can be with the right design approach.

70 days ago

Building a legacy that inspires

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our passions and achievements play a large part in the legacy we leave behind. When we channel those achievements into championing causes and giving back, that legacy is carried as inspiration for generations to come.

This is an opportunity to recognise those Senior New Zealanders who go beyond … View more
Our passions and achievements play a large part in the legacy we leave behind. When we channel those achievements into championing causes and giving back, that legacy is carried as inspiration for generations to come.

This is an opportunity to recognise those Senior New Zealanders who go beyond the ordinary when it comes to paying it forward and making a difference. Let’s celebrate the good and help their legacy shine bright. Because these kiwis demonstrate the true meaning of an inspiring legacy. Who will join them?

Nominations close 31 August.

#NZOTY #NZerOfTheYear
Learn more

70 days ago

Strengthening digital skills for industry

Competenz

Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity.

Competenz has recently launched a new … View more
Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity.

Competenz has recently launched a new micro-credential to improve the level of digital literacy in the manufacturing sector.

"With an aging workforce it’s imperative we enable companies to keep their tradesmen and craftsmen,” says Jahn Vannisselroy, Competenz Sector Manager. “This micro-credential, which we can tailor to a specific company, is giving people the confidence to meet technology head-on.”

The qualification is fully funded under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) for employers who enrol their staff before 31 December 2022.

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71 days ago

Love your colour with Resene this August!

Resene ColorShop

Is your home starting to look a little dreary and in need of a fresh coat of paint or a pick me up with colour?

Come in and visit your local Resene ColorShop between 5-31 August 2021, buy 1 testpot 60-80ml and get 1 FREE! Plus get 25% off Resene premium paint, primers, sealers and stains 10L. … View more
Is your home starting to look a little dreary and in need of a fresh coat of paint or a pick me up with colour?

Come in and visit your local Resene ColorShop between 5-31 August 2021, buy 1 testpot 60-80ml and get 1 FREE! Plus get 25% off Resene premium paint, primers, sealers and stains 10L.

Offers available with your Resene DIY Card. If you don’t have a card you can sign up free in store or online
See more details online

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73 days ago

Foldable climbing frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Construct a climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops and add the colour with Resene paint.

Find out how to create your own.

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73 days ago

Nominate your Nice Neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win … View moreWe've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win a Prezzy® Card. Have a think and get nominating now! Nominate now!

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77 days ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

77 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness 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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