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2 hours ago

A Beautiful Mind

Alister from Dream Big New Zealand

Oh my goodness I am so glad I decided to watch the movie starring Russell Crowe "A Beautiful Mind" again. I saw it with new eyes. I have to say what a fantastic Personal Development story.

The movie portrays the life of mathematical genius John Nash Jnr - a highly intelligent man who … View more
Oh my goodness I am so glad I decided to watch the movie starring Russell Crowe "A Beautiful Mind" again. I saw it with new eyes. I have to say what a fantastic Personal Development story.

The movie portrays the life of mathematical genius John Nash Jnr - a highly intelligent man who develops schizophrenia. When navigating unchartered waters feeling terrified & disempowered we turn to the "experts" for help. John Nash dutifully submitted himself to the treatment protocols of the day - ECT 5 days per week x 10 weeks or something to that effect.

When deemed safe to return home to his wife & baby son he was on a daily dose of whatever medication. The problem for him was although it diminished his visual hallucinations (in the form of 3 different & benign characters & the belief that he was to carry out important decoding of hidden messages in published magazine text for American Intelligence Service) the medication also dulled down his useful abilities that added value to the world.

What a stressful time for this young married couple. His poor wife must have wondered what she'd signed up for. Anyway, John Nash Jnr approached this dilemma as he did any other problem - using logic. He decided to take control of his situation to come to a happy medium that didn't completely dull his brain so he could still do his work yet didn't allow the hallucinations to "take over" so that his sense of reality was all but completely lost rendering him unable to function in the world productively.

He took a much lower dose of his meds & learned that the hallucinatory effects of his overly excited brain could be kept at bay by observing them as a side effect of a brain with "schizophrenia" & not interacting with them. They never left him however they grew quieter & kept in the background more.

Gosh I so admire this guy. That is a tough journey he got delivered & he found a way to live his best life with his loved ones adding great value to the world. He was a beloved campus fixture of the University library where he mentored students he affectionately referred to as "eager young minds".

His marriage survived which is epic - a wonderful love story of endurance, unconditional love, acceptance, space-giving, learning & growing.

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11 hours ago

Share a recipe!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Kia ora Dunedin, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau … View more
Kia ora Dunedin, Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will be encouraging people to connect through kai. This could be sharing a cuppa, fresh produce, a recipe or hosting a picnic or BBQ.

We thought we would kick things off now by encouraging people to share a favourite recipe.

This could be a whānau favourite, your aunty’s special chutney, a secret (or potentially not!) curry dish, or your most-loved cake.

We’ll then share your recipe throughout the land for people to try, share, and enjoy within their communities.

Either email your recipe to kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz or submit it here - www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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1 day ago

2 figurines

Sandra from Green Island - Abbotsford

As per photo. Approx 6 inches tall. Pick up Green Island $5 for both

Price: $5

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1 day ago

2 x serving platters

Sandra from Green Island - Abbotsford

2 x serving platters. One metal and the other is glass/crystal. The Glass one has never been used. Lovely looking plate. $15 for both, pick up Green Island.

Price: $15

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1 day ago

Blue check mens shirt

Sandra from Green Island - Abbotsford

Chisel shirt, classic fit 44. Brought for $49.99. Selling for $25. Lovely shirt, just brought the wrong size. Pick up Green Island.

Price: $25

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1 day ago

Chisel mens shirt

Sandra from Green Island - Abbotsford

Chisel shirt, classic fit 44. Brought for $49.99. Selling for $25. Lovely shirt, just brought the wrong size. Pick up Green Island.

Price: $25

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1 day ago

Classic fit mens shirt

Sandra from Green Island - Abbotsford

Chisel shirt, classic fit 43. Brought for $49.99. Selling for $25. Lovely shirt, just brought the wrong size. Pick up Green Island.

Price: $25

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1 day ago

Ladies jeans

Sandra from Green Island - Abbotsford

As per photos. These are lovely looking Jean's, just I never wear them. Whistle brand. They have a tighter calf so think they are skinny type jeans . $25 Pick up green island.

Price: $25

1 day ago

Get cybersmart and protect your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We’re all pretty well-versed in securing our homes when we head out the door to work, the shops, or a walk around the block. Locking the doors and setting the house alarm is second nature to many of us. But sometimes we aren’t quite so cautious when it comes to our online security, which protects many of our personal and business assets.

Although no one is immune - don't waste another minute worrying that your business might become a target. Instead, get clued up on a few easy steps you can take to keep yourself and your business safe.

Why not give your business a cyber security risk assessment or ensure you have secured your website - it’s simple and we can help.

Digital Boost is here to guide you through protecting yourself online - doing so may save you a lot of time and stress in the future. We've got simple-to-follow videos on everything from software updates to password authentication and phishing.

Safeguarding your business is time well spent, so arm yourself with the knowledge today!

The team at Digital Boost

1 day ago

Peter William’s Natural Joint Secret

Koru Nutrition

Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast … View more
Peter Williams reports a natural cream that supports his joints and helps to keep him active.

“When I get up in the morning, I want to know that my joints are healthy, flexible and ready for the day.”

“I recommend Koru FX cream by Koru Nutrition. It’s New Zealand made, natural, fast acting and long lasting. It has become NZ’s #1 fastest growing topical joint and muscle support cream and I can see why.”

“Ask for Koru Nutrition’s Koru FX cream next time you’re in the pharmacy and try it for yourself.”
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20 days ago
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3 days ago

Plant pots for growing tomatoes or other

Myrtle from North Dunedin

I'm looking for the larger garden pots to grow tomatoes in. If anyone has any they want to get rid of I will collect.

3 days ago

Change one young life today

Variety – the Children’s Charity

Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to … View more
Every day, in neighbourhoods across New Zealand, 1 in 5 Kiwi kids are missing out on the essentials and opportunities they need to thrive.

Hundreds of children are waiting to be connected with a sponsor. For just $50 a month, you can make a meaningful difference by giving a child access to essentials like clothing, bedding, shoes and stationery, as well as the opportunity to attend school trips. Become a Kiwi Kid Sponsor and change a child's life today.
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17 days ago

Gardening

Michael from Dunedin Central

Hi there I am seeking any jobs available for a student, particularly have experience in gardening.

Cheers.

4 days ago

Trinket box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Who can resist a treasure chest? Make this little gem for storing your own jewellery, or as a gift for someone special in your life. Decorate your chest with your favourite Resene colours.

Find out how to create your own.

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