46 days ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

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6 hours ago

Quest to find cherished family member's ashes after accidental donation

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Mira Meek should have been commemorating her late brother's birthday on Monday, but is instead putting posters around Mosgiel near Dunedin trying to find who may have his ashes.

Her brother, Todd Campbell, died aged 22 after an epileptic seizure in 2011.

Just before Christmas, her mother, Ngairena Hibbs, donated items to the local Hospice shop, after downsizing her home. These included, by mistake, small metal urn and a small wooden box with gold inlay – each containing some of Campbell's ashes.

Do you have information about the items. Email hamish.mcneilly@stuff.co.nz

20 hours ago

Keep safe this summer!

Ministry for Primary Industries

The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
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1 day ago

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