59 days ago

Kids only - keep out!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Kid’s love somewhere to hide and seek.


This day tent is a perfect fort for indoors or a place to retreat from the sun when playing outside, with highlights of Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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1 day ago

Top Tip #12 for Bereavement Care

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there,
I am coming across more people who have been in the situation where a family member or friend has died and they need to call a Funeral Home or Funeral Director to come and help look after their loved one.
PROBLEM FOR SOME:
They don't know who to call.
They don't know really what that call means.

Anyone and Everyone are potentially going to have to be part of this process at some stage - making the call I mean or deciding with others who to call.

If you know who you would call, GREAT!

If you don't know who you would call, here is a list of things you might like to research about the Funeral Homes in your area, so you can make a decision you are happy with.
*Treat it like house buying, pop around a few places and find out who they are, and all about them.

* Firstly, who works there and who does what?
* Look at their premises - no two are the same.
* Ask for their prices - check if it includes or excludes GST.
* Ask who does their catering and then ask around if the caterers are good.
* Ask if they have a celebrant on staff. If they do, you need to know, you can use that celebrant or you can choose an independent one. (some people have told me they were not told they could choose someone else to be their celebrant).
* If they have a chapel available, ask to go and see it. You need to know that if you want to go to this chapel or that chapel - you have to go through the funeral directors who own it.
* If you phone a funeral home to come and collect your loved one, you are telling them that you are engaging them, and expecting them to look after you and follow your wishes. This could be from direct cremation right through to all the trimmings.
* Ask around as to who people have had excellent service from.

Whoever you phone, you should know who they are and have full confidence in them.
It is all about YOUR CHOICE. We make good choices when we know all the facts.

Lastly, if someone conducted a funeral service and you liked that person, chances are that Celebrant works with a number of Funeral Homes. If you want a particular Celebrant to assist you, then phone them directly, to start a conversation, or ask the Funeral Director to contact that Celebrant. And if you really want someone in particular, then find out when they are available before you set the date and time for a Service.

Just like the Earthquake Kit
GET SORTED AND GET THROUGH!

Kind regards to you all.
Hope you can enjoy the sun for a time today and that some of you have enjoyed the Hastings Blossom Parade! I Love all the Fun!

Rhonda Diprose
Funeral Celebrant Hawke's Bay
0278299984
Email: RhondaDiprose@gmail.com
Facebook: Funeral Celebrant Hawke's Bay Rhonda Diprose

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14 hours ago

Tupperware Party

Abbie from Parkvale

Hi all I'm hosting a Tupperware party this Thursday if you are after one or many items, don't have a Tupperware consultant and want to meet a great one.


Feel free to join me at 5pm
35 Plymouth Road, Flaxmere. At the choices daycare.

Bring the kids, they can play while you party. (They will still be your responsibility)

Nibbles provided.