Hi everyone, I'm Mikaela, a Stuff Homed reporter. We're doing a story on what granny flats are like as a housing option in retirement. For those of you that are either living in a granny flat, or are the family who built/bought a granny flat to add to your property for an elder family member, we'd like to hear about why a granny flat was right for you. What was the process of getting one and learning to live together like? If you're happy to share your story and be featured in the article, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you.