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67 days ago

Fun geocaching activity for family and friends

The Team from Ministry of Education

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga … View more
Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga #Tuia250

67 days ago

Confidence

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

This is what we do every day! Confidence is the key to success.

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67 days ago

From zero to ice cream hero in eight months

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

On paper, it sounds easy: make small-batch, boutique ice cream by hand using natural, local ingredients.

But when you're not a chef, have zero idea how to make ice cream and even less money, it could be foolhardy to try.

Fortunately, Olive Tabor didn't let such minor details stand in … View more
On paper, it sounds easy: make small-batch, boutique ice cream by hand using natural, local ingredients.

But when you're not a chef, have zero idea how to make ice cream and even less money, it could be foolhardy to try.

Fortunately, Olive Tabor didn't let such minor details stand in her way and almost two years after starting Patti's & Cream in Dunedin, she regularly sells 100-plus litres of ice cream in a few hours.

67 days ago

Supporting Families Bereaved by Suicide

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Avenal Park Funeral Home supports local organisations who assist people suffering from grief. Able Invercargill is running the Waves Programme, commencing Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults (18+ years old) who have been bereaved by suicide for at … View more
Avenal Park Funeral Home supports local organisations who assist people suffering from grief. Able Invercargill is running the Waves Programme, commencing Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults (18+ years old) who have been bereaved by suicide for at least six months.

The programme combines learning about suicide and bereavement with group discussion and support.  The group is facilitated by trained facilitators and supports members to:
● Meet and share with others who are also experiencing the impact of suicide
● Provide a safe, supportive environment to explore aspects of their grief and reduce isolation and stigma associated with bereavement by suicide
● Gain information and strategies about how to care for themselves and others (including children and young people) after a suicide
● Adjust to living with loss and moving forward

Next scheduled programme in Invercargill:
Wednesday 16 October 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019
7pm - 9pm
To register contact Able Invercargill
Phone: 03 218 2100
Email: adminsld@able.org.nz
 
Participants must commit to all 8 weeks of the programme.
Transport may be available on request.

Grief is a unique and personal process. Nigel, Donna, Chris and Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home are there if you need someone to talk to, or we can refer you to a local agency.
Find out more

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69 days ago

'The Manor': A look inside the 114-year-old Dunedin house where a young student died during a party

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

There's a long history behind the grand, double-storey home on Dunedin's Dundas St.

Known colloquially as "The Manor", the 114-year-old, five-bedroom flat has been a home to many University of Otago students - and parties - over the years.

On the weekend, a house party … View more
There's a long history behind the grand, double-storey home on Dunedin's Dundas St.

Known colloquially as "The Manor", the 114-year-old, five-bedroom flat has been a home to many University of Otago students - and parties - over the years.

On the weekend, a house party attracted hundreds of students who were eager to celebrate one final time before the university took over the property's lease.

But the night ended in tragedy when Sophia Crestani, 19, died after suffering injuries during a mass pile-up of people in house's stairwell. Our thoughts are with Sophia's friends and family following this terrible tragedy.

68 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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69 days ago

Market at Caversham Presbyterian Church - Saturday 12th October, 9 -11am

Wendy from South Dunedin

Come along to 61 Thorn St this Saturday morning and grab yourself a bargain from the array of stalls. New and pre-loved goods are looking for new homes - something for everyone!

69 days ago

Testimonial Tuesday

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

We love the feedback we get from our parents.

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70 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.3% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.3% Complete
  • 25.9% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.9% Complete
  • 38.8% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.8% Complete
1509 votes
71 days ago

Recycle your unwanted mobile phones

NZ Telecommunications Forum

Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit … View more
Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which raises money for Sustainable Coastlines.

Recycling your mobile phone is free, easy and good for the environment. Not only does it keep harmful items out of landfill, it also stops the precious materials in your phone from going to waste.

Visit RE:MOBILE to find out how to recycle your mobile phone.
Learn more

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72 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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72 days ago

Are you immunised against measles?

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A warning has been issued from across the ditch after two measles-affected Australians visited the lower South Island.

The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) confirmed a Queenstown resident was confirmed as a new measles case on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the southern region … View more
A warning has been issued from across the ditch after two measles-affected Australians visited the lower South Island.

The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) confirmed a Queenstown resident was confirmed as a new measles case on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the southern region to 58.

The majority of those – 53 – were in the resort. Two cases had been confirmed in Dunedin, along with two in Wanaka, and one in Oamaru.

Anyone who might have been exposed to measles should watch out for symptoms including a cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, and fever followed a few days later by a rash.

They should isolate themselves immediately if they start to get sick, and call their GP practice in advance if they are seeking care.

Those needing advice can call Healthline on 0800 611 116, while the Immunisation Advisory Centre has information about measles immunity and the MMR vaccine on its website, and information on measles can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

73 days ago

Poll: Should daylight saving be abolished?

Reporter Dunedin News

The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your … View more
The European Parliament has already voted to abolish daylight saving from 2021, due to studies that highlighted the connection between daylight saving and health issues.

For some, having more daylight hours is beneficial, but for others, it can really interrupt their sleep cycle. What are your thoughts?

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Should daylight saving be abolished?
  • 20% Yes - it messes with my sleep rhythm
    20% Complete
  • 64% No - I enjoy having more daylight hours
    64% Complete
  • 16% I'm not bothered either way
    16% Complete
50 votes
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