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95 days ago

Celebrating the heroes who help keep our communities safe

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

When you’re a firefighter out on a call it’s essential to know someone in the brigade has got your back, but it’s also handy knowing someone is supporting you back at the office.

Steve Gee and Jono Turnbull are volunteer firefighters who both work at Connetics (Southern) Ltd in Cromwell, a… View more
When you’re a firefighter out on a call it’s essential to know someone in the brigade has got your back, but it’s also handy knowing someone is supporting you back at the office.

Steve Gee and Jono Turnbull are volunteer firefighters who both work at Connetics (Southern) Ltd in Cromwell, a network contractor that specialises in power installations and maintenance.

While they’re with different brigades - Gee is chief fire officer for Clyde and Turnbull is a recruit for Cromwell - and have very different roles within the business, they say having a co-worker who understands their dual roles is critical.

They’re grateful to work for a company that understands the importance of their role and values their commitment to the community.

Gee and Turnbull are two of the nearly 12,000 Kiwis who volunteer for Fire and Emergency New Zealand and are ready to respond in a crisis.

Their ability to do that depends on workplaces who are willing to be part of the back-up crew.

Stuff’s community newspapers are partnering with Fire and Emergency to recognise the local businesses who support this important work with the Proud Employer mark, which acknowledges the role they play in keeping communities safe by allowing their staff to respond to an incident during working hours.

“The company is very supportive of the community input that Jono has in Cromwell and I have in Clyde,” says Gee.

With his job based in Cromwell, Gee is less likely to be called out during the day, but says volunteering for Fire and Emergency constantly requires juggling responsibilities between his work and home lives. However, he says volunteering is more than worth it.

“People often ask me why I’m involved with Fire and Emergency. It’s because I have a genuine interest and It’s something I can do to give back to the community. There’s also a lot of value in terms of your own personal development. I treat it as a sport, a hobby and a whole lot of other things rolled into one. It keeps me fit, it keeps the brain active, and it keeps me grounded.”

Turnbull volunteered for mountain rescue in the UK and was keen to continuing volunteering in some capacity when he moved to New Zealand. He was thrilled to be accepted as a recruit with the Clyde Brigade.

“It’s a fantastic thing to be involved in,” he says.

96 days ago

A Tasty Passion Turned Booming Business

The Team from Digital Boost

Knowing your way around a BBQ is one thing, but turning that talent into a business is another skill altogether. Rum & Cue is an award-winning meat rub side-hustle that’s just been taken full-time - here’s their story

Head to Digital Boost today (for free) and before long you, too, could… View more
Knowing your way around a BBQ is one thing, but turning that talent into a business is another skill altogether. Rum & Cue is an award-winning meat rub side-hustle that’s just been taken full-time - here’s their story

Head to Digital Boost today (for free) and before long you, too, could be transforming a weekend passion into the business of your dreams.
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105 days ago

Supporting our local heroes

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

If an emergency happens, you know they’re here to help.

If your property catches fire or you’re in a car crash, it is the volunteers and career firefighters of Fire and Emergency New Zealand who come running to help.

As soon as that siren goes, they drop what they’re doing and put your … View more
If an emergency happens, you know they’re here to help.

If your property catches fire or you’re in a car crash, it is the volunteers and career firefighters of Fire and Emergency New Zealand who come running to help.

As soon as that siren goes, they drop what they’re doing and put your safety first.

Behind our tremendous volunteers are another group of community heroes, who get less attention but are vital to Fire and Emergency.

It’s the employers and co-workers who support our volunteers at work, knowing that at any moment they may need to leave and respond to a crisis.

Did you know Fire and Emergency give recognition to the local businesses who support this important work with the Proud Employer mark?

Look out for this mark on businesses in your community or find out which of your local businesses are Proud Employers of Fire and Emergency volunteers here.

And you can show your support for our hardworking fire crews by making a comment on this post – why not share a tribute you would like to make to our firefighters.

Pictured here are four of the 12,000 volunteers who work across the country. Left to right: Marshall (Marsh) Anderson, Jarrad West, Iain Powell, and Marsh’s brother Ti Anderson. All work at Fonterra and volunteer for the local fire brigade.

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104 days ago

NZ House & Garden Tours - coming to a location near you

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Do you love all things homes, interiors and gardens? If so, we have the perfect event for you!

Our ever-popular sellout NZ House & Garden Tours are back for 2022! 🏡 🌸
We’re visiting locations across the country, so make this summer one to remember and join us as we step inside the … View more
Do you love all things homes, interiors and gardens? If so, we have the perfect event for you!

Our ever-popular sellout NZ House & Garden Tours are back for 2022! 🏡 🌸
We’re visiting locations across the country, so make this summer one to remember and join us as we step inside the pages of NZ House & Garden magazine exploring some of the most interesting homes in Aotearoa. Plus it's all for a good cause, with proceeds from tickets sales going towards Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

Tickets are now on sale. To book and to find out more about all the tour options available, check out our website: www.nzhouseandgardentours.co.nz...

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98 days ago

Grab N’ Go Giveaway! 🎒

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To help Neighbourhood Supporters across the country get better prepared this month, we’ve teamed up with National Emergency Management Agency to give away an emergency preparedness grab n’ go bag to 2 lucky winners.

Head to our Facebook or Instagram to enter:

facebook.com/nsnewzealand
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To help Neighbourhood Supporters across the country get better prepared this month, we’ve teamed up with National Emergency Management Agency to give away an emergency preparedness grab n’ go bag to 2 lucky winners.

Head to our Facebook or Instagram to enter:

facebook.com/nsnewzealand
instagram.com/neighbourhoodsupportnz/

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98 days ago

Apprenticeship opportunities available in Christchurch

Competenz

Hey Christchurch

Hamilton Jet have multiple apprenticeship opportunities available right now! Are you interested in any of the below trades?
- Fitting and machining
- Metal casting
- Heavy fabrication
- Maintenance

If so this is an opportunity for you! Find out more now!

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98 days ago

Warm welcome to NZ Compare

Neighbourly

We’re very excited to announce NZ Compare as our new Neighbourly partner.
NZ Compare help Kiwis compare what’s out there, discover new products and services, and save on utility bills, online shopping and financial services.

We look forward to working alongside NZ Compare as they help our … View more
We’re very excited to announce NZ Compare as our new Neighbourly partner.
NZ Compare help Kiwis compare what’s out there, discover new products and services, and save on utility bills, online shopping and financial services.

We look forward to working alongside NZ Compare as they help our Neighbourly community save time, money, and hassle, at the shops and services that help us live better, more connected local lives.

Please join us in welcoming NZ Compare and stay tuned for tips and tricks on how you can save on everything from your household bills to takeaways, as well as plenty more exciting and informative content.
Learn more

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98 days ago

Pioneering a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

The people who live in Ryman villages remain true to themselves, whether that’s continuing with their passion, making the most of every minute, challenging themselves to learn something new, or surrounding themselves with people who like to have fun.
As Lynette, a resident at Edmund Hilary … View more
The people who live in Ryman villages remain true to themselves, whether that’s continuing with their passion, making the most of every minute, challenging themselves to learn something new, or surrounding themselves with people who like to have fun.
As Lynette, a resident at Edmund Hilary village, says “A lot of people still believe that you're going to a rest home. They don't know the concept of a retirement village. You go there, it's beautiful. You've got facilities. You've got activities. And you don't stop living.”
Retirement is a chapter of life that’s filled with possibility. Choose the lifestyle you want to live and proudly embrace every opportunity. It’s what Ryman residents do.
Learn more

100 days ago

More care. Less Waste. Better Products.

The Warehouse

Great products shouldn’t cost the earth.

Which is why at the Warehouse we’re bringing you more sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well as less packaging waste.

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Great products shouldn’t cost the earth.

Which is why at the Warehouse we’re bringing you more sustainable products with sound credentials from global leaders like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as well as less packaging waste.

Shop online or in-store over 6,000 sustainable products that are better for the planet and your pocket.

Sustainable & Affordable. It means more choice.
Find out more

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101 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene

Resene ColorShop

Now's a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and … View more
Now's a great time to get your painting, staining and wallpapering jobs underway.

Get 30% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers 4L and under including Resene testpots, 30% off our huge range of wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paints, wood stains, primers and sealers, 25% off decorating accessories and 25% off Resene cleaning products!

Discounts off the normal retail price at your local Resene owned ColorShop and participating reseller until 31 October 2021. Paint offers are also available at Mitre 10 MEGA and selected Mitre 10 and Hammer Hardware stores. Excludes WallPrint, decals, Crown, trade and industrial products, PaintWise levy and account sales.

Visit your local Resene ColorShop or reseller and enjoy these great savings.
Find out more

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103 days ago

Win $4k worth of office gadgets!

The Team from Digital Boost

All set up tech-wise but not sure how to make the most of it? Head to Digital Boost to learn how digital technology can help get your business on the map Find out more

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104 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.

105 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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106 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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107 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

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