Grey District, Greymouth

70 days ago

Tegel recalls patties due to undeclared allergen

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or … View more
Tegel has issued a recall for one of its products after gluten was detected in one of their gluten-free products.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries said that the recall only affected a specific batch of Gluten Free Classic Chicken Burgers and those with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume the product.

Here's what you need to know:

- The batch marking on the affected product is 81242, with a AUG 2022 best before date.
- The product is sold across New Zealand at the following supermarkets
Countdown: North and South Island
SuperValue: North Island
FreshChoice: North and South Island
New World: Balclutha
Pak'n Save: Upper North Island
Four Square: Upper North Island

Consumers with any questions are advised to contact Tegel Foods Limited on 0800 24 42 536.

Find more information on this recall by visiting the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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70 days ago

West Coast DHB appeals to regional council for help with patient transport

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

From local democracy reporter Lois Williams:
The West Coast District Health Board is appealing to the West Coast Regional Council to support a public transport service between Greymouth and Westport.

Since 2012, the Buller branch of the Red Cross has run a community health shuttle for Westoport … View more
From local democracy reporter Lois Williams:
The West Coast District Health Board is appealing to the West Coast Regional Council to support a public transport service between Greymouth and Westport.

Since 2012, the Buller branch of the Red Cross has run a community health shuttle for Westoport people with medical appointments in Greymouth.

But Red Cross throughout the country is moving out of providing patient transport and has given notice that the service will end next year.

DHB chairman Rick Barker told Friday's board meeting that the regional council was the organisation responsible for public transport.

"Currently there is none between Westport and Greymouth. Thus is an opportunity to approach the regional council about [starting] a reliable service that would work for the public and patients and the DHB."

Regional council chairman Allan Birchfield said the council would be open to the idea.

"It would need to be subsidised, and it would have to work in with one of the freight services to be viable. You could have a bus or van with freight in the back and passengers in the front."

Birchfield said he already floated the idea with one of the Coast freight operators.

"That's as far as it's got - it's early days but it is something the council will be looking at."

The West Coast DHB has an agreement with Red Cross to provide a small financial contribution toward the running costs of the vehicle it uses for the Westport to Greymouth shuttle.

The Ministry of Health subsidies patient travel through its National Travel Assistance scheme, but generally only patients referred for specialist appointments are eligible.

70 days ago

What does the maramataka say about when to sow and grow?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours and gardeners,

Dr Nick Roskruge, a professor of ethnobotany at Massey University’s School of Agriculture & Environment, explains what the maramataka says about kōanga (spring).

71 days ago

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
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71 days ago

Waikato Management School Alumni share their stories

University of Waikato

Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of challenging conventional thinking which remains with me today," he says.
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Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of challenging conventional thinking which remains with me today," he says.

Watch his story and others here.
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71 days ago

West Coast health workers scouring the region with Covid-19 vaccine offer

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

From local democracy reporter Lois Williams:

West Coast health workers are about to head for the hills to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to rural people who may have missed out.

DHB general manager Phil Wheble told the board on Friday that 43 per cent of eligible West Coast residents were now fully … View more
From local democracy reporter Lois Williams:

West Coast health workers are about to head for the hills to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to rural people who may have missed out.

DHB general manager Phil Wheble told the board on Friday that 43 per cent of eligible West Coast residents were now fully vaccinated and 64 per cent have had their first shots. That compared to the national figure of 67 per cent who had received their first dose.

Vaccinations slowed to 1600 a week during the recent lockdown because of social distancing rules, Wheble said.

The campaign is about to crank up again with drive-through clinics arranged for Westport, Hokitika and Greymouth in October for everyone aged 12 and older.

The West Coast drive-through free vaccination clinics for people 12 and over will run from 10am to 4pm as follows:
- Westport (Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3), Pulse Energy Recreation Centre, corner of Domett and Pakington streets.
- Hokitika (Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10), Westland Milk Products staff car park, corner of Stafford and Livingstone streets.
- Greymouth (Friday, October 15 and Sunday, October 17), Greymouth Aerodrome.

Bookings can be made online at www.BookMyVaccine.nz... or by calling the National Booking team on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, seven days).

71 days ago

Prince Charles and Camilla make secret donation to Westport flood relief

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have given a secret donation to Westport’s flood relief fund.

Buller mayor Jamie Cleine said the royal couple made the donation to Buller’s Mayoral Relief Fund to help residents affected by the flood that inundated the West … View more
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have given a secret donation to Westport’s flood relief fund.

Buller mayor Jamie Cleine said the royal couple made the donation to Buller’s Mayoral Relief Fund to help residents affected by the flood that inundated the West Coast town in July.

He said at the request of His Royal Highness the amount would not be disclosed.

About 500 homes were damaged by the flood, resulting in provisional insurance costs of about $85 million.

The Mayoral Relief Fund has received more than $500,000 in government funding and donations. It has paid out about $300,000 so far, with the rest earmarked for uninsured people.

Cleine said some residents had lost everything and would be unable to return home for a long time.

“It is very thoughtful of them to contribute to the Mayoral Relief Fund. I have thanked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for their generosity on behalf of our community.”

The heir to the throne visited Westport in November 2015 and charmed the crowds during a walk along the main street.

He also visited the now-closed West Coast Brewery to sample beer and whitebait patties, which he described as a perfect combination.

71 days ago

How about your own pre-planted portable organic vegetable bed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.

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72 days ago

Job matching service success

Competenz

Another success story!

Our free job matching service helped place Caitlyn in her dream job and gave her employer the apprentice he had been searching for. A win-win!

Competenz provided the details of the job, and I’m happy Big Ideas took me on, I always wanted to be a signwriter when I … View more
Another success story!

Our free job matching service helped place Caitlyn in her dream job and gave her employer the apprentice he had been searching for. A win-win!

Competenz provided the details of the job, and I’m happy Big Ideas took me on, I always wanted to be a signwriter when I left high school but never had the chance. But now I do"" says Caitlyn

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72 days ago

Digital Boost Live - App Launch

Digital Boost

Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our … View more
Hi neighbours!

With daylight savings kicking in, we’ll have more hours in the day to make the most of our time outdoors.

So why not keep learning on the go! When you’re on your daily stroll or jog around the neighbourhood, it’s the perfect time to boost your digital knowledge with our brand new app - Digital Boost Live.

Our app has everything you need in the palm of your hand so you can keep learning from anywhere.

You'll remain logged in all the time and have access to exclusive podcasts with business and industry experts only available via our app. Notifications will keep you up to date with new content and competitions as soon as they land.

All our learning videos, downloadable summaries, cases studies, and Q&A sessions will still be there - perfect for small business owners looking for a practical way to keep learning while on the move.

Don't delay, download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and start learning today!

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73 days ago

Beef, ordered from here

McDonald's

For delicious grass-raised beef New Zealand is the perfect combo. An ideal climate, lush pastures and innovative farming produces enough beef for Macca’s in New Zealand and around the world.

Our patties are 100% quality beef, and all that’s added is a dash of salt and pepper when cooked.
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74 days ago

Become a Caci Greymouth Franchisee!

Caci

At Caci we love helping New Zealanders with what we call 'skin confidence'. That’s why were thrilled to be named finalists in the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2021!

Interested? Now is your chance to join us and become a Caci Greymouth owner. With more than 64% of our clinics … View more
At Caci we love helping New Zealanders with what we call 'skin confidence'. That’s why were thrilled to be named finalists in the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2021!

Interested? Now is your chance to join us and become a Caci Greymouth owner. With more than 64% of our clinics achieving sales in excess of $1 million annually—our proven business model and ongoing support package will align you for success.
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74 days ago

It's that time of year again whānau...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Make sure to update any manual clocks (don't forget about our older neighbours who might need a helping hand) and have a wonderful spring weekend!

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74 days ago

Max Gawn, the 208cm kid from Greymouth taking centre stage on one of Australian sport's biggest days

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

At 2.08m tall, Max Gawn from Greymouth wouldn’t look out of place in a black jersey, linking arms with Brodie Retallick or Sam Whitelock.

Instead the 29-year-old giant will command attention at Perth’s Optus Stadium on Saturday night – three weeks after the All Blacks beat the Wallabies … View more
At 2.08m tall, Max Gawn from Greymouth wouldn’t look out of place in a black jersey, linking arms with Brodie Retallick or Sam Whitelock.

Instead the 29-year-old giant will command attention at Perth’s Optus Stadium on Saturday night – three weeks after the All Blacks beat the Wallabies there – as captain of Melbourne Demons in the Australian Football League grand final against Western Bulldogs.

Gawn’s parents Rob and Sandra are proud West Coasters and run a café in country Victoria, but due to Covid-19 restrictions must watch the grand final from their lounge room. The family lived in Greymouth for several years soon after young Max was born, before they shifted back across the Tasman and he made a key decision on a future career.

Continue reading here.

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75 days ago

Your local is calling you...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Last year, we were absolutely overwhelmed with the Neighbourly community's response to our Local Likes campaign - so we want you to go in for round two!

This time we've got 50 chances for you to win a $100 voucher to go towards the business you've nominated. Head through and let … View more
Last year, we were absolutely overwhelmed with the Neighbourly community's response to our Local Likes campaign - so we want you to go in for round two!

This time we've got 50 chances for you to win a $100 voucher to go towards the business you've nominated. Head through and let everyone know why your favourite small business is worth supporting.
Nominate Now!

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