43 days ago

Former Hospice chaplain, celebrant and counselor Tony Barnett remembered

Tim O'Connell Reporter from The Nelson Mail

For years, people sought comfort and reassurance from Tony Barnett in tough times.

Often specifically thanked in newspaper memoriam notices for helping a family come to terms with their loss, this week the memoriam was in his honour – “The big heart that gave so much to so many, failed.”

Barnett died suddenly in the Bay of Plenty on January 14, aged 72.

A celebration of his life will be held at Annesbrook Church, 40 Saxton Road West, Stoke, Nelson on Friday 29th January at 2pm.

Did Tony play a part in your life or officiate at a special occasion?

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4 hours ago

Importance of MMR vaccine to protect vulnerable brought home

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson man was pretty happy to avoid vaccinations at school but as an adult, he's learned the merits of being immunised and the reasons why it's so important.

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9 hours ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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19 hours ago

Keep it up Aotearoa! 💕

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

It's been heartwarming to hear stories from across the North Island of people taking others into their home and sharing a cup of tea together or fixing them a meal.

For the latest official updates:

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