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8 days ago

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin has released the new strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Like the rest of the developed world, New Zealand has an ageing population. This means there are some things we must consider and prepare for as a country.

Better Later Life takes a fresh look at what is required to ensure New Zealand is a great place to age and achieve the vision of making sure older people lead valued, connecting and fulfilling lives.

The strategy's key areas for action will be used to guide the priorities of what needs to happen in our action plan.

To read the strategy click here: bit.ly...

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8 days ago

Want to hear some great gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, … View moreOur ed Jo McCarroll and our ezine Get Growing editor Rachel Clare recently recorded the very first NZ Gardener podcast. Jo and Rachel talked about what's going on in their own backyards and suggested some edible crops you can sow and grow yourself. Jo gave a masterclass in planting tomatoes, the pair discussed peeing on lemon trees and keeping cats out of your vege beds, and Rachel talked to a Central Otago gardener who has to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme drought... and temperamental donkeys. You can also follow the conversation on Spotify and Stitcher. Let your friends know too!

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8 days ago

Family violence is more than just a bad relationship...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Sometimes the emotional scars can be worse than the physical ones. Neither is okay. Learn to see the signs and seek help if you're in a toxic relationship.

#NSNZendviolence

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8 days ago

Could you raise a family in a 90 square metre house?

Nicola Brennan-Tupara Reporter from Franklin County News

Hi neighbours,
As the housing crisis deepens and families struggle to find a home, developer Charles Ma thinks it's time to change the way we build.
Ma, who is managing the Auranga development, a subdivision set on the outskirts of Drury West, says people need to get used to the possibility … View more
Hi neighbours,
As the housing crisis deepens and families struggle to find a home, developer Charles Ma thinks it's time to change the way we build.
Ma, who is managing the Auranga development, a subdivision set on the outskirts of Drury West, says people need to get used to the possibility of living in a 90 square metre house.
READ MORE here.
So do you think you could live in a house this size?

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8 days ago

Pacific Rose Bowl Festival, 14-17th Nov

Pacific Rose Bowl Festival

During November the Rogers Rose Garden is the prettiest jewel in the Hamilton Gardens. The garden tells the story of the development of the modern rose through a series of gardens including the New Zealand Rose of the Year Trial beds.

The Pacific Rose Bowl Festival showcases the Rogers Rose … View more
During November the Rogers Rose Garden is the prettiest jewel in the Hamilton Gardens. The garden tells the story of the development of the modern rose through a series of gardens including the New Zealand Rose of the Year Trial beds.

The Pacific Rose Bowl Festival showcases the Rogers Rose Garden for 4 days, while gathering public votes to award the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Rose of the Year.

Your vote counts. Simply choose your 5 favourite roses.

By voting for your favourite roses you could win your very own New Zealand Rose of the Year rose bush. There's a winner every day, plus the children win a gardening voucher for their school. See some past winners from 2011-2014 below.

You be the judge!
Find out more

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9 days ago

What's On: Xmas in Waiuku

Ed from Waiuku

Sunset Coast and Pukekohe High Big Band,Waiuku West African Drums,PHSchool Combo,Ukepella and Surfer and Blondie doing Xmas with some carols. Gold coin to Volunteer Fire. All welcome.
Xmas in Waiuku
  • Axe Stadium behind Cossie Club
9 days ago

Drop Your Boss 2019

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Our very own Sir Graeme Dingle and Nick Quin of SAP have taken on #DropYourBoss2019 and conquered it!

Thanks to the team who came to support.

Nga mihi nui koutou!

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9 days ago

WEAVE Market 2019

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This year's WEAVE Cultural Market will be on the 6th of December in Garden Place from 4pm till 8pm. Come along and enjoy ethnic food, crafts, cultural performances and other entertainments, celebrating the diversity of our former refugee and migrant communities!

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9 days ago

Have we skipped spring? Need help getting back on track?

Sarah from Inner Nutshell Holistic Health Coaching with Sarah Martin

If you’re feeling like you’ve just crawled out of hibernation and missed spring altogether, you’re not alone. Wow, what a wonderful shock to the system this gorgeous warm weather has been! Here’s hoping it continues over the summer break.

Did I mention Christmas …”Eeek”! If … View more
If you’re feeling like you’ve just crawled out of hibernation and missed spring altogether, you’re not alone. Wow, what a wonderful shock to the system this gorgeous warm weather has been! Here’s hoping it continues over the summer break.

Did I mention Christmas …”Eeek”! If you’re wanting to give your body a bit of a wake-up and feel more alive heading into the silly season, keep an eye out for info on my local evening workshop this month where I will share ideas on how you can get your mojo back and make the most out of time with family and friends over the festive season.


We will look at simple steps you can take to:

• Increase energy and vitality
• Shift any extra kilos
• Improve quality of sleep

I will arm you with ideas for nutrient-dense holiday meals and snacks, and for creating a winning mindset to help you get through to January with your sanity intact!

Until then, I plan to take advantage of these sunny days to give my Vitamin D a bit of a post-winter boost by practicing some safe sun exposure.

For more holistic health and wellbeing ideas, follow me on Facebook:
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or checkout my website:
www.innernutshell.co.nz...
Contact: sarah@innernutshell.co.nz or phone: 027 296 6169



(Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash)

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10 days ago

What's On: River Road Summer Market

Hayley from Tuakau

River Road's Summer Market! Local high-quality and talented stallholders, beautiful plants, delicious food. The perfect place to source unique Christmas gifts! Come and enjoy the relaxed family-friendly outdoor atmosphere.
River Road Summer Market
  • River Road Nursery
11 days ago

Tonga bound

Margot from Pukekohe

Enroute to Tonga, this 12x6 Premium Commercial Tandem built for a large NZ construction company is one of many to make the trip aross the Pacific over the last 19 years. Proudly manufactured in NZ and used around the Pacific our trailers are built for the toughest jobs. Go you good thing. … View moreEnroute to Tonga, this 12x6 Premium Commercial Tandem built for a large NZ construction company is one of many to make the trip aross the Pacific over the last 19 years. Proudly manufactured in NZ and used around the Pacific our trailers are built for the toughest jobs. Go you good thing. www.trailerworld.co.nz...

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10 days ago

Product tasting event at Way of Life Health Shop Pukekohe

Way Of Life Health Shop

Just a reminder of this event from Thursday 14 Nov to Sat 16 Nov. A wide range of products will be available for tasting. This is a great opportunity to try products. All purchases over these 3 days go in a draw to win the lovely Harker gift basket in photo below.

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