34 days ago

Paris’ Story: From wagging school to succeeding in life

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa atu koe Paris! Thank you for inspiring us and leading the way for other rangatahi across the country!

Learn more about Paris' story here: bit.ly...

More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Do you think choosing a childless future is a good way to combat climate change issues?

The team Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

New Zealand couples choosing not to have children because they don't want to contribute to the rapid decline of the planet say they are making a sacrifice for society.

The trend has been recognised globally as 'birth striking', where women and men are abstaining from procreation in a bid to raise awareness about "climate breakdown and civilisation collapse".

Do you think this is an effective way of combating climate change issues?


8 hours ago

Wattie's Cans for Good

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Our can collection initiative 'Cans for Good' with Wattie's is back for 2019 and we'd love you to get involved! The campaign will run for two weeks between Monday 5th and Friday 16th August and registration is open to all schools from kindergarten to high schools.

*What is Cans for Good?*
Cans for Good is an exciting national education and can collection campaign. Last year, Cans for Good was a huge success - more than 240 schools took part, collecting more than 70,000 cans to fill Salvation Army foodbanks.
The campaign brings together a charitable can collection drive and creative competition. It's supported by a set of teacher resources designed to engage children in fun, team-based learning experiences. The resources are available to download for free when you register online.

As well as doing good in your community, having fun and learning, your school can also win some great prizes! Along with a competition for the best can creation, we have introduced a fun new campaign where your students can show or tell us how they think Wattie’s Spaghetti is made. We'll pick the most creative entry from each category: Kindergarten, Primary/Intermediate and Secondary School. The overall winner will receive a Wattie’s lunch shout for their school!

*Register today!*
Since the Watties partnership began in 1994, more than 1.4 million cans have been donated and this year through the support of New Zealand schools participating in Cans for Good we hope to achieve our target of 1.5 million cans!
Cans from each school will be given to the local Salvation Army or community foodbanks. These will help refill the shelves after the high winter demand period and enable schools around New Zealand to make a real difference to those in need in their community. To take part, register online by 31st July.


13 hours ago


Lee from Akina

Please read all of the ad before making contact. Please CHECK THE LOCATION BEFORE APPLYING as you will need your own transport (no buses in our immediate area).
Available:Tue 6 Aug. possibly sooner.
Description:3 bedroom house with 1 bathroom.
Independent, QUIET, happy & honest household.
Clean, tidy, respectful of each others privacy & property.
No couples sorry.

LOCATION: Taradale, Napier, (Past Poraiti).
Hawke's Bay, Quiet home in an excellent location. Beautiful views and sunsets.
SEMI RURAL but ONLY 3.4 ks away from Tamatea and just a couple more minutes to Taradale. (A FIVE MINUTE DRIVE).
10 minutes drive to EIT (Eastern Institute Of Technology) OR the expressway to Hastings.Around 15 mins to Hastings depending on peak & off peak traffic.Ideal flatmate:Considerate, motivated with housework, pays on time. Mature & trustworthy.
Parking: OFF ROAD. No garage though.Furnishings: Availability POSSIBLY can be soon).Equipped kitchen.Buy own food & fridge/freezer space.
In the area: Supermarket, Takeaways. Chemist, Sports Park. 5-7 mins to Taradale & Tamatea shops, Winery & River.

Looking for a mature minded working or full time student to share this modern 6 year old smoke free home.
Prefer a day shift worker. Must be animal friendly, must be clean and tidy, no parties, no drugs or smoking.
*Landline Phone and Internet.
*Power (price may vary slightly if you are a very high user).
*Most cleaning products.
*Lawn mowing.
This is not my decision: No beneficiaries, children full time or animals sorry.
References may be required and a police check may be carried out.
Prefer long term (a minimum stay of 3 months).
ROOM: Has plenty of light. Will fit a KING bed and draws, built in closet, double glazing and carpeted. Generous amount of power points, country views and quiet. A single bed is available to you if you need one.

PARKING: OFF ROAD, never had any issues.
Friendly quiet neighbours, two lots are in the police force.

HOUSEWORK: Due to sharing communal spaces, a clean, hygienic and tidy person is wanted with good living habits:-) We like to keep the place clean and treat it as a home rather than a flat.
I have existing house trained cats (professional sleepers and mostly outside) ;-)
(")_(") /¯`*•.¸This place will not suit you if you have a cat allergy.