Ashburton District, Ashburton

2 hours ago

Free recruitment service finds perfect match

Competenz

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been … View more
After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.

“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."

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2 days ago

Warm welcome to Climate Insights

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based… View more
We're very excited to announce Climate Insights as our new Neighbourly partner.

Climate insights is looking forward to supporting the Neighbourly community, helping kiwis protect their homes against climate change and live better within their communities. Climate Insights use science-based information to provide tools and guidance as we strive to become more sustainable and resilient. 

Please join us in welcoming Climate Insights and stay tuned for localised climate information, tools and much more!
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3 days ago

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Stuff

Look no further! Join Sam Mannering on Thursday the 23rd of September and cook your dinner along with him.

What’s on the menu? Sam is going to teach you how to make curry from scratch, and for dessert, a tarte tatin.

Get in quick because seats are limited!
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3 days ago

Gardener required

Eileen from Oxford

Hi Everyone
I am in Oxford and looking for a gardener who has a knowledge of plants and lots of initiative! The garden is reasonably large but easy care and in a beautiful locality.
4-5 hours a week would be great.If interested please call for a chat with Eileen on 0272288654
Thankyou

4 days ago

Decluttering your home this Spring?

Stephen from Stephen Watson - Real Estate New Zealand Ashburton

#selling | Did you know decluttering can help you sell your house and uplift your mind? Either you’re preparing your home for selling or post-lockdown spring cleaning, my courtesy trailers are free for my vendors and purchasers.

🌼Happy Spring everyone.🌼

#springcleaning
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#selling | Did you know decluttering can help you sell your house and uplift your mind? Either you’re preparing your home for selling or post-lockdown spring cleaning, my courtesy trailers are free for my vendors and purchasers.

🌼Happy Spring everyone.🌼

#springcleaning
#realestatetips

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4 days ago

Do you have questions about your spring garden?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, … View more
Dear neighbours,

As part of Stuff’s Life & Style Live Chat series, NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are back with their expert spring gardening tips, advice and plant problem-solving. If you have a question for the gardening experts, you can submit it (now, or during the chat) at the link below. Then tune in today, Sept 17, at 3pm.

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4 days ago

Snap crackle pot

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look using Resene FX Crackle effect. Use Resene FX Crackle effect to give a shabby chic look with on-trend paint colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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5 days ago

Ashburton councillors blame ‘entitled young people’ for labour shortage

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

From local democracy reporter Adam Burns:
Some Ashburton councillors have had a crack at “entitled young people” in response to the district's labour shortage headaches.

The offensive was sparked by a reported swell in the number of people on employment support in Mid-Canterbury, despite … View more
From local democracy reporter Adam Burns:
Some Ashburton councillors have had a crack at “entitled young people” in response to the district's labour shortage headaches.

The offensive was sparked by a reported swell in the number of people on employment support in Mid-Canterbury, despite employers throughout the district crying out for staff.

A glaring disconnect between a rise in the number of people receiving job seeker support and the numerous open vacancies sparked questions at Wednesday’s council meeting around the transition from unemployment into work.

A report on Ashburton's economy was presented on the meeting held via Zoom, which attempted to unpack the district's labour market issues with a 33.8 per cent rise in the number of people on benefits over the past quarter.

Eastern Ward councillor Lynette Lovett believed the issue centred around the poor attitudes of youngsters who were ill-equipped for the realities of the workplace.

“Today they're the entitled group some of these young ones,” she said.

“Schools need to talk about work ethics and what's expected.

“You only need to go out and talk to the farming community who are employing these young kids ... they're only there for a week because they go out boozing midweek and then want time off ... life becomes too hard.”

Western Ward councillor Rodger Letham added it was a “parenting and education” problem and not a matter for local government.

Urban ward councillor Carolyn Cameron disputed the remarks and said the council was obliged to scrutinise the problem.

“We have to acknowledge the Local Government Act, which suggests we look after our four wellbeings including social and economic, which is obviously impacted by youth unemployment.”

Recent figures from Statistics NZ showed about 1100 people in the district between the ages of 16 and 24 were not in any form of employment, education or training.

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown suggested the number of young people in this category who were unemployed was about 20 per cent.

Nearly 750 people in Mid-Canterbury are registered as job seekers by the Ministry of Social Development.

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5 days ago

Ashburton!The place to invest.

Stephen from Stephen Watson - Real Estate New Zealand Ashburton

#propertyinvestment | #sharemarket| #termdeposit|#crypto
What’s your pick? I am here to help you find the right property investment. Check out these listings and looking forward to hearing from you.

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6 days ago

Noticed anything different?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, 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.

Are you … View more
It's te wiki o te reo Māori, and to celebrate this awesome initiative, 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.

Are you keen to dive straight into te wiki? Here's a video by our mates at Stuff showing five te reo words that every person from across the motu (country) needs to know.

For more coverage on Māori language week, click the 'Read more' button below.

Ngā manaakitanga!

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6 days ago

Have you experienced Taranaki? 💛🏔

Venture Taranaki

Just a short 90 minute direct flight away, you’ll find world-class modern art, delectable dining showcasing locally produced fare, endless tracks and trails, and vibrant events and experiences just waiting to be discovered.

A North Island weekend escape has never been so easy, and with so … View more
Just a short 90 minute direct flight away, you’ll find world-class modern art, delectable dining showcasing locally produced fare, endless tracks and trails, and vibrant events and experiences just waiting to be discovered.

A North Island weekend escape has never been so easy, and with so much on offer all year round, you’ll find there’s for everyone; from families, to garden and nature lovers, creatives and those self-proclaimed art critics, to foodies, adventurers, and history buffs.

Nau mai haere mai, it’s time to do something new. It’s time to experience Taranaki – a place like no other.
Find out more

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8 days ago

Fonterra are hiring near you!

Competenz

Would you like to earn while you learn and gain an NZQA recognized qualification in mechanical engineering? If the answer is yes, great news! Fonterra are offering not one, but eight mechanical engineering apprenticeship opportunities in various locations around Aotearoa!

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11 days ago

Get your financial life in order with MoneyIQ

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours, is it time to get your finances in order? If lockdown has focused your mind on the state of your bank account, we’re here to help.

Stuff has launched MoneyIQ, an eight-week email course that will give you all the basics you need to get your money sorted and start working towards … View more
Hey neighbours, is it time to get your finances in order? If lockdown has focused your mind on the state of your bank account, we’re here to help.

Stuff has launched MoneyIQ, an eight-week email course that will give you all the basics you need to get your money sorted and start working towards a brighter, richer future. You can sign up for free here.

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11 days ago

December delights

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

From pine cones to tree-shaped centrepieces, have fun creating your own Christmas decor with Resene’s festive, on-trend colour combinations. Combine your favourite Resene testpot colours to match your Christmas style. Find out how to create your own.

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