Farewell Spit, Collingwood

18 days ago

Red Cross Journey 2019

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Red Cross Journey 2019 registrations are now open!
Grab your neighbours, friends, whānau and sign up to the challenge.

This is the perfect opportunity to boost your mood, improve your energy and best of all, help people in need in your communities and overseas.

Walk, run, dance, jump, or… View more
Red Cross Journey 2019 registrations are now open!
Grab your neighbours, friends, whānau and sign up to the challenge.

This is the perfect opportunity to boost your mood, improve your energy and best of all, help people in need in your communities and overseas.

Walk, run, dance, jump, or hop 10,000 steps a day and learn about global and local events and get to know real people who have been affected by disaster or conflict. Your fundraising efforts will go towards helping others, just like the people you will learn about.

Registrations are now open!

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18 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From paying it forward in line at a cafe to giving flowers to a friend ‘just because’ - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: Buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food pantry, help someone with a broken down car or flat tire, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

This month also coincides with World Humanitarian Day on August 19th and Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand) which is on September 1st.

Let us know how you’re spreading kindness in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZrandomactsofkindness

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18 days ago

Poll: What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?

Virginia Fallon Reporter from Sunday Star Times

While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite … View more
While there's no doubt kiwis love their fish and chips, we want to know what's the most popular night to eat them on. Is the takeaway an early-week treat for you or something you get on the weekends? Let us know!
Edited: Thanks for all your responses! With Friday the clear favourite here's hoping you enjoy tonight's takeaways :)

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What's the most popular night to eat fish and chips?
  • 1.3% Monday
    1.3% Complete
  • 1.6% Tuesday
    1.6% Complete
  • 3.1% Wednesday
    3.1% Complete
  • 6.2% Thursday
    6.2% Complete
  • 68.1% Friday
    68.1% Complete
  • 12.8% Saturday
    12.8% Complete
  • 6.8% Sunday
    6.8% Complete
1635 votes
18 days ago

Increasing fees make Abel Tasman more expensive for visitors

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Water taxi trips into the national park will soon cost more as access fees for tourism operators increase. Do you want to know how that money is spent?

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18 days ago

Should you be leaving your heat pump on?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

There's no escaping this icy blast and the chilly temperatures make it tempting to leave your heat pump on, but should you? We've asked some energy experts for the best way to use your heat pump to keep your home toasty, and your energy bills down - and their answers may surprise you. … View moreThere's no escaping this icy blast and the chilly temperatures make it tempting to leave your heat pump on, but should you? We've asked some energy experts for the best way to use your heat pump to keep your home toasty, and your energy bills down - and their answers may surprise you. Check them out, here.

And if you don't have a heat pump, don't despair. There's plenty you can do to make your heating more efficient and your home a little warmer... Here are some common home heating mistakes you may be making and how to fix them.

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19 days ago

Are the rules for controlling pooches in Tasman district a dog's breakfast?

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Dogs are allowed on some beaches in Tasman district but are banned from others or are allowed at certain times only. Along Commercial St in Takaka, dogs are prohibited between 9am and 5pm but they are allowed along Queen St in Richmond and High St in Motueka. This mishmash of rules and concern for … View moreDogs are allowed on some beaches in Tasman district but are banned from others or are allowed at certain times only. Along Commercial St in Takaka, dogs are prohibited between 9am and 5pm but they are allowed along Queen St in Richmond and High St in Motueka. This mishmash of rules and concern for the safety of little blue penguin populations has prompted multiple calls for an early review of the council's dog control bylaw. What do you think?

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20 days ago

Become a Teacher

Ministry Of Education

Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and … View more
Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and confidence.

Become a teacher and take your place alongside our young people. You’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives; to strengthen communities and build a better future for our next generations.
Learn more

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22 days ago

My child is unwell, what should I do?

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

If your child is unwell, it's always best to seek medical attention sooner, rather than later. Don't wait to see if their condition gets worse. If you are not sure whether to take them to hospital you can visit your GP or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 to speak with a nurse. In an … View moreIf your child is unwell, it's always best to seek medical attention sooner, rather than later. Don't wait to see if their condition gets worse. If you are not sure whether to take them to hospital you can visit your GP or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 to speak with a nurse. In an emergency always call 111.
#healthcarestartshere

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24 days ago

The Plan: Delay teen drinking

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Are your teens asking to go partying? There’s some questions you’ll need to ask them.

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