Give yourself the gift of warmth this year!
Cosy Homes Trust and Otago Community Trust have joined forces to boost the Government’s subsidised insulation scheme to be FREE for many Otago residents!
If your home was built before 2000, and you have a Community Services Card or a Gold Card with a Community Services Card endorsement, you are eligible for FREE ceiling and underfloor insulation where accessible.
Own a rental property? If your main tenant has a CSC, and the house was built before 2000, Cosy Homes and Otago Community Trust will boost your subsidy to 75%. As the landlord, you pay 25%.
Subsidies are available for a limited time, and are first-in, first-served.
To enquire, please call 03 425 7878, or fill in our 5-second form at www.cosyhomes.org.nz...
Cosy Homes Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit community organisation.
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Turns out students are good at organising a beer festival.
Now in its eighth year, this weekend’s Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival should see 12,000 people pour through the gates of Forsyth Barr Stadium to sup on ale and cider and enjoy music from the likes of Don McGlashan and Ladi6.
Perhaps unusually for Dunedin, most of those beer lovers will not be students.
The festival is run by the Otago University and Students’ Association (OUSA), which launched it eight years ago on the concrete pad at Forsyth Barr as rain, wind and hail struck the roof.
“In those first couple of years, people were pretty nervous,'’ Jason Schroeder, OUSA’s events and venues operations manager admits.
That trepidation wasn’t entirely unfounded, with students’ alcohol-fuelled incidents attracting negative headlines.
Schroeder said for many it was difficult to understand why OUSA would put on a beer festival, which crucially was not aimed at students.
But word soon spread about the event, and by the next year the festival had encroached to a part of the grass, and then the year after reached the halfway line.
Within four years it covered the entire grass surface, and in recent years has become a two-day event, Friday and Saturday, with the former aimed at working professionals, Schroeder said.
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