472 days ago

Coronavirus champions: unsung heroes of the lockdown

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi neighbours,
We've reached the half-way point in the minimum four weeks of coronavirus level four lockdown.
It's been tough for many, and even though New Zealand's case numbers are looking promising, we all know that restrictions might need to go on even longer.
But these strange times have also brought out the best in some of our communities - and now Stuff is celebrating New Zealand's coronavirus champions.
Every day, we will salute the essential workers, the unsung heroes and the community volunteers who are keeping the country going through the lockdown.
Check out our first one below, Waikato nurse Debra Larsen who has been on the front line of testing during the lockdown.
We also want to hear about the unsung heroes in your communities.
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised?
Who are the people going above and beyond to help us all pull through?To share stories and photos of your local coronavirus champions, email stuffnation@stuff.co.nz.

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2 days ago

Sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, some of the world’s best athletes competing in a range of sports will battle it out in Tokyo in the hopes of walking away with a medal.

So get your New Zealand flags and popcorn ready and sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter to have all the highlights, talking points, medal tally and analysis delivered to your inbox every day. Click here.

We'll also be live blogging our Kiwi athletes' events every day of the Games. Just bookmark this page to stay up to date.

2 days ago

Poll: What would be your dream fix up car

Collision from Neighbourly Nz

Collision Connect is now in Cambridge!

You can trust us to provide consistent, quality collision repairs for your vehicle. We pride ourselves on our fast turnaround times and getting you back on the road safely and efficiently, without any mucking around.

Come down and see us at 19 Cook Street, Leamington or give us a call on 0800 799 961, we’d love to meet you.
Find out more

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What would be your dream fix up car
  • 20% 1995 Land Rover Defender 90
    20% Complete
  • 37.1% 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
    37.1% Complete
  • 8.6% 1991 Ferrari 348 TS
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35 votes
17 hours ago

Strengthening digital skills for industry

Competenz

Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity.

“As technology progresses and we move further into Industry 4.0, workers must be upskilled to keep pace with new systems and processes, especially older employees who are not digital natives, but who have invaluable experience in their fields,” says Competenz Sector Manager Jahn Vannisselroy

Competenz has developed a new micro-credential to meet the demands brought about by Industry 4.0.
Read the full article here

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