49 days ago

Private audio recording service a modern take on documenting history

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

When North Canterbury's Jess Davidson started the Smile and Pod podcast a year ago, her aim was to inspire regular folk with stories from successful New Zealanders.

She began reminiscing about her grandfather, the stories he would tell her as a child, and more importantly how he would tell them – his humour and his turns of phrase.

After leaving her job in December, the former television and radio host started In My Own Words, a private recording service for people to leave their story for others to hear.

It could be recording a eulogy, a best man's speech, or a grandparent reading books to overseas grandchildren, and is especially pertinent in today’s Covid-19 travel-restricted world.

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1 day ago

Are your school leavers struggling to find work?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email warwick.rasmussen@stuff.co.nz.

2 hours ago

What's On: Oxford Senior Citizens Club

Carol from Oxford

Wednesday November 11th meeting at the Oxford Club, 1.30pm. Entertainment, Raffles, sales table. Afternoon tea to follow with a shared plate please. Contact Carol 3123019, , new members most welcome.
Oxford Senior Citizens Club
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2 days ago

Calling all Halloween enthusiasts - we'd love to hear from you

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi Cantabrians,

Are you, your children or grandchildren getting involved in Halloween this year? Stuff and The Press newspaper would love to hear from you.

We are hoping to find out how things may be a little bit different for Halloween this year due to Covid-19, and to see how people are still pushing through with their celebrations.

Will you be wearing a face mask with your costume? Or offering hand sanitiser to trick or treaters? Whatever it is you're up to, we'd love to hear about it.

Please comment below or email jake.kenny@stuff.co.nz if you are celebrating Halloween this year and would like to share how.

Thanks in advance folks!