54 days ago

common or German wasps

Meenu from Strandon

Hello everyone,
hope you all are doing well. I am in search of a wasp infested place somewhere here in New Plymouth if you know any? It is a wee bit early to see wasps around but there can be places where they continue to grow throughout winters. Please let me know if your property or someone you know have any wasp flying around or causing nuisance. I will put something out to catch them.
Note: I am after common or German wasps and not the paper wasps that makes small nests over the fences usually

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1 day ago

Censorship

Russell from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Another post censored. What a crock. I sometimes think New Zealand must be spelt 新西兰. There was no misinformation in the Doctors video I posted - he was not anti anything to do with Covid - he's a bloody doctor for Dogs sake - did you actually watch it? This is unbelievable censorship and confirms my worst fears about media control in this country. University educated woke dickheads dictating what we can read or watch sucking up to their Socialist zealots.

6 hours ago

Oxfam Trailwalker 2022 New Plymouth Event

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

Volunteers needed for Oxfam Trailwalker 2022!
Oxfam Trailwalker (March 26 – 27) is the ultimate team challenge event that changes lives one step at a time. We simply could not run Oxfam Trailwalker without the help of our awesome volunteers.
By volunteering at Oxfam Trailwalker, your contribution helps raise funds for Oxfam’s programmes that keep girls in school, improve water and sanitation and create a just and sustainable world, now and for future generations.

If you’re not ready to walk 50km or 100km, volunteering is an excellent way to be a part of Oxfam Trailwalker and help our mission to end the injustice of poverty. You will be making a difference, helping out at Oxfam Aotearoa’s biggest fundraising event, supporting more than 1,200 participants to reach the finish line. At the same time, you’ll meet new people, enjoy the beauty of the Taranaki region and be part of the team that is behind this huge outdoor event!

We are looking to fill a range of positions during the event weekend 25-27 March 2022.

Key roles:
• Registration support
• Courier
• Trail Marshal
• Finish Line Chute Crew
• Finish Line Team Caller
• Finish Line MC Assistant

In return you will receive an Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteer gift pack, a volunteer certificate and the amazing and inspiring experience of being part of the largest team challenge in New Zealand!
If putting a smile on others’ faces spending a day outdoors and helping at an event with a purpose sounds like you, then sign up to be an Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteer today!
You choose what you would like to do, and for how long! Have any questions? Check out our website for more information at oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz... or send an email to the Oxfam team (otwvolunteer@oxfam.org.nz) or call us on 0800 600 700.

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11 hours ago

Volly Call - NZ Blood Service Support Volunteers

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

NZ Blood Service is the SOLE provider of blood products to hospitals in New Zealand.
(NZBS) is excited to launch an additional mobile blood drive team to service Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, and Franklin area’s that will more than double the opportunities to donate and the frequency of visits by the Service in these areas.

“We are thrilled to be adding additional mobile blood drives to these regions. We know the need for blood and plasma are constant, and demand in New Zealand for these lifesaving products will keep growing. With the additional mobile blood drives, we have the opportunity to recruit more people to join our amazing donor community,” says Doug Gallagher, Director of Donor Services – New Zealand Blood Service. “Across New Zealand nearly 50% of all whole blood donations are donated via a mobile blood drive. It is a safe and easy way to collect blood in many parts of the country.”

The additional mobile blood drive team, which is based out of the NZBS’s Hamilton Donor Centre, will be part of a service that visits key areas across the central North Island. The mobile drive will be visiting New Plymouth, Napier, Rotorua, and Pukekohe each on a monthly basis. All of these locations have been carefully chosen based on logistical, resource, and population factors, including current donor numbers and potential future growth in the areas.

Donors in these areas, existing and new, will have more appointment options, making it easier for them to donate regularly. With over 30,000 Kiwis needing lifesaving blood, plasma, and platelets each year, every donation counts.

Selecting the ideal region to add additional mobile blood drives has not been an easy one. As Doug explains, “while we would like to visit as many towns in New Zealand as possible, the reality is there are a lot of factors to consider to make these mobile blood drives viable. We need to know that the areas we choose can support a monthly blood drive and we also need to consider how we can efficiently get the blood collected back to one of our processing laboratories.”

NZBS needs to collect over 4,000 donations every week nationally, however less than 4% of the eligible adult population currently donate.

One blood donation can be separated into three components for transfusion–red blood cells, plasma and platelets– which can save up to three lives.

Volunteers are an integral part of NZBS and they help to enhance the experience of donating blood by providing each and every blood donor with excellent customer service. And are counted on to contribute towards making the experience of donating blood an exceptional and positive one.

Working as a volunteer for NZBS will give you a sense of belonging, pride and satisfaction as you assist in providing an essential community service.

NZBS are seeking volunteers from a cross section of the local community to help out when the mobile service is here in New Plymouth

If you have some spare time we would appreciate your help. Time commitment is maximum of 3 - 4 hours per shift and if enough people sign up then a roster with be developed so that you can confirm your times well in advance.

Due to this being within the Health sector there is a requirement for volunteers to be both Police Check and Fully Vaccinated.

Come help us save lives

Please register your interest by contacting Wendy at Volunteering New Plymouth on 06 758 8986 or phone / text 022 571 4228 or Email: admin@volunteeringnewplymouth.nz

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