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62 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

We have released the first edition of our newly revamped Seniors newsletter, which you can read here: officeforseniors.govt.nz...

In this issue we catch up with a veteran fencer, delve into all things insurance and discuss a bit about our Digital Literacy programme, plus more.

62 days ago

Upskilll at any stage of your career

Competenz

Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew … View more
Print specialist Tracy Reynolds had been working at NZ Post as a print operator for 13 years before she decided to embark on studying towards an NZ Diploma of Print Industry Management Level 5, a qualification she has now completed.

“I’m not the normal age student!” she laughs. “I knew it would be a lot of work, but I was assured that I would have plenty of support from the NZ Post team and I did feel I needed a challenge at the time. Given the current climate right now with COVID-19, I knew the qualification would be an advantage if I was to take another path within NZ Post.”

Tracy has just been named as the Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year at the recent national Pride in Print awards, an honour she says was “absolutely blown away” to receive.

Upskilling is for everyone - you don't need to be new to your industry to gain a qualification and advance in your career!
Tracy is a perfect example of this.

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63 days ago

Win a $4000 'Boost My Office' prize pack from Digital Boost.

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and … View more
Hi Neighbour,

How does a new set of digital tech products sound?

Digital Boost is giving you the chance to win a $4,000 prize pack with loads of new goodies to make your office look really flash!

Running a small business means you need the right digital tools to work efficiently and productively, so make sure you enter our draw to be in with a chance to win an amazing prize pack of brand new tech goodies.

Our latest prize package includes a 13in Apple Macbook Pro, a 24in Samsung Curved monitor, an ergonomic stand-up desk, and a free Xero subscription for one year (T&Cs apply).

All you have to do for a chance to win is simply sign up at Digital Boost and start learning to go into the draw.

If you’ve got a mate, colleague or whānau member who could do with some new gear, let them know too and you'll be in with even more chances to win. Enter today!

The team at Digital Boost

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64 days ago

FREE FIREWOOD still lots left and FREE Pine Cones (thousands)

Sandi from Hurunui District

Free pine cones... keep the kids occupied this holiday picking them up so they can make some pocket money selling bags in your location.I am sure there are many in Rangiora who would buy them. Bring your own bags buckets trailer and kids. Still lots of free firewood too bring your own chainsaw and… View moreFree pine cones... keep the kids occupied this holiday picking them up so they can make some pocket money selling bags in your location.I am sure there are many in Rangiora who would buy them. Bring your own bags buckets trailer and kids. Still lots of free firewood too bring your own chainsaw and muscle(some big wood) and trailer 8 kms NW of Hawarden approx an hour from Rangiora. Bring a picnic make a day out in the fresh air. Working farm so electric fences so maybe not suitable for young kids unless fully supervised by parents E mail spcooke@amuri.net

Free

64 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
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65 days ago

Prepared For Anything - October 1st to 31st 🎒📻🥫🔦🧴⚡️🔋🧻🧰📋🩹🧯🌊🥾🧼

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and … View more
Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies and natural disasters than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training and stocking up on essentials to putting together a grab n’ go bag or working with your neighbours to create a neighbourhood resillience plan, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you and your community can get through any situation. Joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Support group is a great way to keep in touch and work together to reach out, look out and help out one another no matter what life may bring.

Don’t forget! This month also coincides with New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, which will be taking place on Thursday, October 28th at 9:30am.

Let us know how you’re getting prepared this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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65 days ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
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66 days ago

New website

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit … View more
Our new Office for Seniors website is now live!

The website is a great resource for older New Zealanders to find helpful information. It’s been designed with our older audience in mind so it’s easy to navigate.

It also outlines the role of the Office for Seniors.

Visit officeforseniors.govt.nz

66 days ago

Thinking of a weekend project? Make this harvest basket.

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and gardeners,

Here's another great project from our DIY guru Jacob Leaf.

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66 days ago

WANTED WANTED WANTED

Goldco

GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this week.… View more
GOLD•COINS•WATCHES•PAINTINGS•ANTIQUES •COLLECTABLES

Family not interested? | Have you stopped collecting? | Downsizing or moving? | Lying in a cupboard unused? | Unwanted jewellery? | Would cash be more useful?

If yes to any of these questions, then please see our buyers this week. We will buy single items or complete collections.

The recent lockdown has seen many of us take the time to sort items we no longer require or simply want to turn into cash.

We are currently very short of stock and keen to buy any of these or similar items.

Please see us at any of the multiple venues in the Canterbury area.

Buying now at a venue near you deal with the specialists.

Click here for venues
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67 days ago

Come work with us!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks … View more
OPPORTUNITY 🙌🏼 Are you a change-maker in your community and looking to join an awesome social movement?

We might have the perfect role for you!

Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) is looking for a community-minded people to activate the Neighbours Day kaupapa through their existing networks and connections. We are looking for 13 Neighbours Day Aotearoa Connectors to join the team and help us activate NDA across the motu.

What the role could involve?

- Meeting with a community local group and encouraging them to hold an event
- Visiting a local library to drop off posters
- Spreading the Neighbours Day Aotearoa message at your local Marae
- Chatting with people in the street and encouraging them to do something neighbourly
- Stopping by the community garden to let them know about the Neighbours Day theme for 2022

We have a dedicated team that will work alongside you and training is provided. www.neighboursday.org.nz...

68 days ago

What does the maramataka say about when to sow and grow?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours and gardeners,

Dr Nick Roskruge, a professor of ethnobotany at Massey University’s School of Agriculture & Environment, explains what the maramataka says about kōanga (spring).

68 days ago

Enjoy the good life

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of … View more
Assisted living makes life easier, with housekeeping taken care of and a chef-prepared meal every day. It’s great for you, and reassuring for your family, because they know you’re being looked after. Best of all, it frees up more time to do the things you love!
Apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything the village has to offer.
The feeling of togetherness is the icing on the cake for residents, this is enhanced by a variety of outings, regular transport options and opportunities to join in with activities when you feel like it.
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68 days ago

Waikato Management School Alumni share their stories

University of Waikato

Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of challenging conventional thinking which remains with me today," he says.
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Luke Pharaoh, Funding Manager for Virgin StartUp in London, is passionate about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

"Waikato Management School instilled in me an insatiable curiosity and a way of challenging conventional thinking which remains with me today," he says.

Watch his story and others here.
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69 days ago

How about your own pre-planted portable organic vegetable bed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.

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