64 days ago

Are you feeling lonely a lot of the time, or are you socially isolated?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is examining how Covid-19 has impacted our social lives. Are you having less social connection or are you less likely to see people? Do you feel lonely during the week? We're keen to talk to people about how their social contact has changed since the lockdown. If you're happy to be interviewed and identified, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

More messages from your neighbours
10 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

20 hours ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

1 day ago

West Melton scout group

Helen from West Melton

West Melton Scouts Need You
We are looking for dedicated people to support our local Scout Group.
Do you enjoy working with and supporting young people? Could you use your skills to enable them to have fun, and achieve life experience goals. Are you an adventurer or all round hero? Want to give back to your community?
We are looking for additional support with Keas and Scouts. No need to have your children in the group, you just need enthusiasm, patience and a can do attitude. No previous experience as training is provided.
Time needed: a few hrs per week working on preformed programmes. Exciting new Youth Programme coming soon.
Requirements: If you’re between 18 and the third age, you are eligible to apply. A passion for working with young people. Police checks compulsory.
Please send your expression of interest to Angela Sherwin at wmsgnz@gmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you.