49 days ago

Rental Property

Dennis from Belfast

rental property wanted in Redwood or Belfast starting November- December please PH or Tex Dennis on 021-762-336 and Thank you

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42 minutes ago

Getting people jobs in area

Carol from Rangiora


Hi, my name is Michael Johnson and I work for a company called Skills4Work Ltd, which is based in Auckland.

Skills4Work is a training provider specialising in vocational education that operates throughout New Zealand. We are pleased to announce that from February 2022 we will be delivering a Trade Bakery (Craft) Level 4 programme in Christchurch.

This training is fully funded and consists of a three-month block course to get the students work-ready, and then we place them into a work placement for a further 12 months. Yes, that’s right WE source and place trainees into their work placement.

During this 12-month work placement, I be with them every step of the way to navigate them through getting their industry-recognised qualification. This “earn while you learn” model is ideal for both trainees and employers.

This programme is completely different from the generalist qualification that is offered by Tertiary establishments such as a polytechnic or a PTE, as this is a craft qualification, so it is more sought after by the industry. The Skills4Work training model and qualification is supported by Foodstuffs in bringing this qualification to the community in the greater Christchurch region.

Skills4Work currently train over 200 Foodstuffs bakery apprentices throughout the country, however, there is still a long-term skill shortage. So, I would love the opportunity to talk to anyone who is keen on hands on learning and who has an interest in Craft Baking about this course. The industry offers many opportunities once qualified. eg: cruise ships, Scott Base, international hotels, supermarkets or even owning their own business.

I realise that it is late in the year to be contacting you however the Covid-19 lockdown has delayed implementation of this programme. If you know of anyone that would benefit from this course, please touch base with me so that I can forward an electronic or a hard copy of our information brochure to you. I would love the opportunity to visit you to talk to either yourself or the person directly to answer any questions that you/they might have.

If you have any questions about the enrolment process, please contact the Auckland office on 0800 275 455 or at customerservices@skills4work.org.nz

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.


Michael Johnson

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Busting the Common myths on creating a will

Public Trust

Stewart Harvey, Principal Trustee at Public Trust Waikato, says "seizing the moment" is essential so things aren't left to chance - and it's easier than you think. Stewart had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently, check out the article in the link below.

5 hours ago

Bad smells from Christchurch's fire-ravaged wastewater plant to continue for years

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Bad smells reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s will continue seeping out of Christchurch’s fire-damaged wastewater treatment plant for years to come, the city council says.

Fire destroyed two trickling filters at the Bromley wastewater plant on November 1.

It was the biggest fire in the city in recent times and led to residents being evacuated and a public health warning issued as thick, black smoke spread across the city.

The filters, which measured 8 metres high and 55m across, played a crucial role in the wastewater process and unpleasant smells have been wafting across parts of the city since the fire.

Christchurch City Council water boss Helen Beaumont told councillors on Wednesday the plant would not get back to a pre-fire level of smell until the trickling filters were replaced or an alternative process brought in, which would be several years away.