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57 days ago

Can any one Help Please?

Helena from Levin

a few weeks ago there was a man in Palmerston North with a 3 d printer
making things for masks I not after that but I am wondering if he would help me with something else does anyone have contact details

57 days ago

Coastal cool

The Team from Resene ColorShop Levin

Transform a simple mirror into a modern piece of art with a wonderful coastal vibe using a selection of driftwood or wood decor branches and Resene paint.

Find out how to create your own.

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57 days ago

Learn new skills, unlock your future.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Want to grow your knowledge and skills to boost your career options?

We can help you develop your skill set with one of our courses. From managing your money to starting a business, or upskilling in project management or leadership skills – we've got the courses to get you work ready.

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Want to grow your knowledge and skills to boost your career options?

We can help you develop your skill set with one of our courses. From managing your money to starting a business, or upskilling in project management or leadership skills – we've got the courses to get you work ready.

Enrolments are now open with classes starting in March 2022. Don’t miss out! Apply now.
Find out more

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57 days ago

Why it’s important to choose an executor for your will.

Public Trust

When it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on … View moreWhen it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the importance of an executor for your will.
Check out the article in the link below.

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59 days ago

The figures for the visible who are homeless

Donna from Otaki District

There are still the invisible homeless who have not been accounted for
Kāpiti housing crisis puts 40 children in emergency housing
November 26, 2021
Report from Kāpiti Independent News by Jeremy Smith
The housing crisis in Kāpiti is now so bad that 50 adults and 40 children are in emergency … View more
There are still the invisible homeless who have not been accounted for
Kāpiti housing crisis puts 40 children in emergency housing
November 26, 2021
Report from Kāpiti Independent News by Jeremy Smith
The housing crisis in Kāpiti is now so bad that 50 adults and 40 children are in emergency housing. At the same time 190 are on the public housing waiting list — and even this does not reflect the actual need.

These figures were put before a Kāpiti Council workshop as part of a proposed housing strategy.

They were described as “pretty awful’ by Kāpiti district councillor Jocelyn Prvanov.

Councillors were told that a quick survey on Trade Me showed only 20 rental properties available in Kapiti. The cheapest is $400 weekly for a two bedroom property in Otaki.

The For-Sale’ list contained 213 properties in Kapiti – the cheapest was $620,000 in Raumati.

Kainga Ora has 250 houses in the district and 160 are living in boarding houses.

The rise in rents is partly from Covid but also from Wellington people “on Wellington wages” buying into Kapiti, the workshop was told.

People in the lowest quarter of the income scale have faced a 435 per cent rise in rents over the last twenty years. In that time the median income has only gone up by 112 per cent.

The percentage of renters who are no longer able to purchase a house and service a mortgage is estimated at 95 per cent. And only 88 percent are in a position to buy at the entry level of $696,000.

The housing crisis also extends to working people, with reports that police appointed to Otaki are struggling to find somewhere to live.

And councillors heard that people paying $800 rent every week would not be able to buy a house.

Councillor Angela Buswell described what she called the “massive problem” facing older people who will never get a mortgage, and who are paying up to $1200 a week for places to rent, often so they can have grandchildren to stay.

She said over 60s were still working so they could meet the rent and could never get into retirement villages because of price rises. Latest figures suggest Kapiti rest homes have 18 people on their waiting lists and two out of three have closed their books- they don’t have enough staff.

Councillor James Cootes, who has a business background, said business owners looking for replacement staff face a major problem – where are these people going to live.

Paekakariki’s Sophie Handford, by far the youngest councillor, said many young people were continuing to live at home or were ending up in very unsatisfactory living situations.

58 days ago

Dust off that camera...

The Team from Stuff

Calling all avid photographers! Our annual Summer Snap competition has kicked off.

We’ve teamed up with Canon for another year to give away six EOS Canon cameras, valued up to $2,699, to the most deserving amateur photographers.

Snap your summer between now and 31 January, choose one of … View more
Calling all avid photographers! Our annual Summer Snap competition has kicked off.

We’ve teamed up with Canon for another year to give away six EOS Canon cameras, valued up to $2,699, to the most deserving amateur photographers.

Snap your summer between now and 31 January, choose one of our six categories and head online to stuff.co.nz/summersnap to enter!

Our categories are:
- Great Outdoors
- People and Communities
- Kiwi Summer
- Thrill and Adventure
- Urban Life
- Bach and Backyard

Show us what your neighbourhood (and beyond) has to offer and and you could be taking your next photos with your very own Canon EOS.
ENTER NOW

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58 days ago

Spiritual Meetings

Carol Watt from Feilding Spiritual and Awareness Centre

This Sunday 5th December we have Michael Steffensen and Annette Rundle as or platform mediums sharing with us words of wisdom and giving a demonstration of clairvoyance. We will be having healing during the service and you are invited to stay for a cuppa and a chat and our weekly raffle.
We are … View more
This Sunday 5th December we have Michael Steffensen and Annette Rundle as or platform mediums sharing with us words of wisdom and giving a demonstration of clairvoyance. We will be having healing during the service and you are invited to stay for a cuppa and a chat and our weekly raffle.
We are also collecting donations of non-perishable items for Manchester House Social Services food bank, please bring along something to help those less fortunate in our community.
We are operating under the Covid traffic light system at orange level. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, all welcome.

Enquiries; Valerie 029-902-9555

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58 days ago

Spiritual Meetings

Carol Watt from Levin Spiritual and Awareness Centre

Sunday 5th December, 10.30am Thompson House, 4 Kent St, Levin
This will be our last meeting for the year - our Xmas meeting. Come along to celebrate with us and you may even receive a clairvoyant message from one of the panel of mediums who are our guests this Sunday.
Buy a ticket in the Xmas … View more
Sunday 5th December, 10.30am Thompson House, 4 Kent St, Levin
This will be our last meeting for the year - our Xmas meeting. Come along to celebrate with us and you may even receive a clairvoyant message from one of the panel of mediums who are our guests this Sunday.
Buy a ticket in the Xmas raffle which will be drawn on Sunday.

We will have a healing time during the meeting. To comply with orange traffic light criteria chairs will be distanced and masks will be required as it is a public venue.

Enquiries phone Sue 021 070 1585

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60 days ago

Homeless Awareness Hikoi this Saturday 4 Dec

Donna from Otaki District

Just a wee reminder that it is all happening this Saturday. If you have not signed the petition yet please contact me so I can let you know where to go to do that. Start meeting at 1.30 pm to be ready for a 2.00 pm departure at the car park at the Kapiti Rd end by the back of the motel which is … View moreJust a wee reminder that it is all happening this Saturday. If you have not signed the petition yet please contact me so I can let you know where to go to do that. Start meeting at 1.30 pm to be ready for a 2.00 pm departure at the car park at the Kapiti Rd end by the back of the motel which is across the road from the Bakery. Bring your placards and facemasks with you. If you have any questions just post them and I will do my best to answer them. I will not be responding to any negative comments. The route is on the flyer attached

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58 days ago

Have you heard? - Next Otaki Repair Café Saturday 04 December 10-1pm

Hanna from Otaki District

Don't throw out - think repairing first. Come to our pop-up community fix-it day at the Otaki Memorial Hall and learn or watch how it can be done.
Bring along your small faulty electrical item, like the toaster that won't keep the bread down or the lamp which no longer lights your desk. A… View more
Don't throw out - think repairing first. Come to our pop-up community fix-it day at the Otaki Memorial Hall and learn or watch how it can be done.
Bring along your small faulty electrical item, like the toaster that won't keep the bread down or the lamp which no longer lights your desk. A problem with your bike, bring it along and we might be get it going again. A shirt that needs a new button or get an idea how to fix a hole in a creative way. Have a go at sharpening your knifes. Learn to make masks, and wrap presents for minimal waste - a great idea for your Xmas presents.
Skilled volunteers will be on hand with the tools and know-how to give your items a new lease on life.

We will be operating under Covid Guidelines to make sure that you and our volunteers are protected and stay safe.

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59 days ago

kennel

Merlin from Levin

Small to medium sized dog kennel in perfect condition. Asphalt roof shingles and raised off of the floor.

Price: $90

59 days ago

Nearly 120 years later, TG Macarthy continues to help those in need

Public Trust

Since its inception in 1912, and with the support of our Charities team TG Macarthy Trust continues to help New Zealand communities by awarding grants to not-for-profit organisations. Read about what the trust is getting up to, almost 120 years after it was established.

60 days ago

Variable Oystercatchers 1756

Paul from Levin

Variable Oystercatchers are variable which maybe why they are called Variable Oystercatchers?

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60 days ago

Fitness rebounder- Wanted to buy

Vicki from Manakau

Anyone out there got a fitness rebounder for sale that they don’t use anymore ? Needs to be in good condition.

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60 days ago

How much light does your houseplant need?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

If you've ever struggled with this question, houseplant collector Moira West (400 indoor plants and growing!) has the answers.

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