63 days ago

Supporting our local heroes

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

If an emergency happens, you know they’re here to help.

If your property catches fire or you’re in a car crash, it is the volunteers and career firefighters of Fire and Emergency New Zealand who come running to help.

As soon as that siren goes, they drop what they’re doing and put your safety first.

Behind our tremendous volunteers are another group of community heroes, who get less attention but are vital to Fire and Emergency.

It’s the employers and co-workers who support our volunteers at work, knowing that at any moment they may need to leave and respond to a crisis.

Did you know Fire and Emergency give recognition to the local businesses who support this important work with the Proud Employer mark?

Look out for this mark on businesses in your community or find out which of your local businesses are Proud Employers of Fire and Emergency volunteers here.

And you can show your support for our hardworking fire crews by making a comment on this post – why not share a tribute you would like to make to our firefighters.

Pictured here are four of the 12,000 volunteers who work across the country. Left to right: Marshall (Marsh) Anderson, Jarrad West, Iain Powell, and Marsh’s brother Ti Anderson. All work at Fonterra and volunteer for the local fire brigade.

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2 minutes ago

Obsessed with food

Oa from Overeaters Anonymous

Eating for comfort
We can help

Why not contact us on 03 365 3812
or visit us at

oasouthisland.nz

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1 day ago

Found a baby bird - probably injured

Garet from St Albans

Found this baby bird on the way home on Caledonian wanted to save it.
Not sure what to feed it.

Called SPCA and left me on hold not sure what else to do.

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4 hours ago

Pioneering retirement living

Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village

We’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
More than 12,000 pioneers call Ryman retirement villages home. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents. Because there’s a new generation of Kiwis who are not retiring from life, they’re looking for a new way to live.

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