Whalers Gate, New Plymouth

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17 days ago

For Sale

Paul from Frankleigh Park

Antique Chest.Circa 1890s-1910s .Metal construction.Suit Collector.Phone 021 1418029

Price: $100

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17 days ago

For Sale

Paul from Frankleigh Park

New Zealand 2000 ' Millenieum ' Banknote.Un-Circulated.RED print.suit collector.phone ,text ,or message 021 1418029

Price: $50

17 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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18 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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32 days ago

WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Russell from Lynmouth - Moturoa

STOP TALKING - PICK UP THE PHONE, SEND AN EMAIL OR WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR MAYOR AND ALL COUNCILLORS AND LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING ASSETS THAT YOU, YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS PAID FOR, BEING STOLEN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO APPEASE THEIR OUTRAGEOUS AGENDA. DO IT NOW … View moreSTOP TALKING - PICK UP THE PHONE, SEND AN EMAIL OR WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR MAYOR AND ALL COUNCILLORS AND LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING ASSETS THAT YOU, YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS PAID FOR, BEING STOLEN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO APPEASE THEIR OUTRAGEOUS AGENDA. DO IT NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE TO HAVE YOUR SAY - IF THIS GOVERNMENT DECIDES TO CHANGE THE LAW (THEY ARE GOOD AT THAT) YOU MAY NOT GET A SAY AT ALL. YOUR RIGHTS AS A NEW ZEALANDER ARE GETTING STOMPED ON - WAKE UP PEOPLE!



The Three Waters $120B grab - what you’re not being told The three waters are drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. The Three Waters Plan (that you may have seen advertisements for) is a tricky co-governance plan for central government to get control of our assets which are managed by our local councils. After more than 60 iwi-only meetings, the Government and tribal leaders have divided New Zealand into four massive, unwieldy zones. Each zone will take ownership and control of our water and water-related infrastructure.

Who will be in control?
Each zone will have a mega agency, managed 50:50 by tribal and council appointees on a 12-member board. For instance, the 20 local authorities in the South Island entity will have only six seats in total, despite contributing all infrastructure. One tribe there will have the other six seats. Those tribal representatives will, in effect, have a veto over what your community gets and pays as 75% of the board must agree on all decisions.

Is co-governance a fair structure?
Based on the performance of existing co-governance entities, no they’re not. The public representatives have nothing at stake, so choose an easy life, taking their pay while agreeing to whatever the tribal appointees demand. And demand they do, often in an intimidating way.
How does this affect you?
Each water agency will decide what services you get or not, how well pipes are maintained or not, how quickly repairs are done or not, and where new infrastructure will be built or not. Most importantly, they will decide how much you pay, whether you receive any benefit or not. Private landowners, businesses and farms will be vulnerable to tribal agendas and conflicts of interest.
Will the board be answerable to you?
No. Board members are not elected. There is no way to challenge them, to make them accountable, to avoid conflicts of interest, or to remedy poor decision-making or damage done.
Will councils be paid for assets we ratepayers funded?
No. The Government will borrow money to settle any Council debt on existing water infrastructure, but they won’t buy the asset. They’ll simply confiscate billions of dollars of value, paid for by generations of ratepayers. Councils will no longer have water infrastructure as an asset to use as security for borrowing. This will undermine council viability.

The Government claims improved water services. Is this credible?
No it’s not. Independent experts have reviewed government’s estimates of cost reductions and say the figures are “founded on unsound evidence and faulty analysis” (Castalia) and “should not be relied on to project actual expenditure, revenue and pricing outcomes” (Farrier).
Are councils in favour of Three Waters?
Councils have less than two weeks to decide. Many are saying “NO” to Three Waters, many are so far sitting on the fence, some are in favour. Cash-strapped councils are being pressured by financial inducements from central government to support the confiscation.
Do councils have to consult with their communities?
Councils are legally bound to consult ratepayers over major decisions on water. Unfortunately, the Government’s determination suggests they may pass special legislation to nullify this democratic requirement.
Why do some call this a silent ‘revolution’?
It fits. The Government’s Three Waters proposal involves the dismantling of our democracy, the denial of access by individuals to decision-makers, and the loss of accountability to affected communities.
YOU CAN HELP –

1. Demand a referendum. Please contact your councillor today or tomorrow and demand a right to vote on whether or not your community wants to give your three waters infrastructure to central government, to be managed by just six council representatives (from all the councils in your water zone) and six iwi appointees.


Neil.Holdom@npdc.govt.nz -
Stacey.Hitchcock@npdc.govt.nz -
Gordon.Brown@npdc.govt.nz -
David.Bublitz@npdc.govt.nz -
Dinnie.Moeahu@npdc.govt.nz -
murray.chong@npdc.govt.nz -
marie.pearce@npdc.govt.nz -
Colin.Johnston@npdc.govt.nz -
tony.bedford@npdc.govt.nz -
harry.duynhoven@npdc.govt.nz -
anneka.carlson@npdc.govt.nz -
sam.bennett@npdc.govt.nz -
richard.handley@npdc.govt.nz -
richard.jordan@npdc.govt.nz -
amanda.clintongohdes@npdc.govt.nz -

2. Copy this page and deliver into letter boxes in your neighbourhood or email to others.
NOTE: Three Waters is part of the He Puapua plan to set up two governments for New Zealand, one by Maori for Maori, and the other, a fully multi-cultural government for everyone else. This system would be subject to a tribal monitoring committee.

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19 days ago

** OLD BOTTLES **

Paul from Frankleigh Park

" WANTING TO BUY " Similar Bottles Wanted ' As per photos ', also willing to view Any other type,or variety of Bottles you may have,and wish to sell.Top
prices paid by local Private Collector.Please phone,text,or message Paul. 021 1418029

19 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.
Find out more

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20 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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20 days ago

Pin it - Sleepy sloth

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Plymouth

Creating a mood board or pinboard using Resene FX Blackboard Paint to keep household notes tidy is easy with this inspiring project.

Find out how to create your own.

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20 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.
Find out more

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21 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

21 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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22 days ago

Clothing/furniture

Tania Nicolson from Red Cross Shop New Plymouth

We have just stocked up our New Season streetwear and accessories and just look at these two trendy outfits. iIts well worth a visit to our store at 18 Gover street to check them out. Also these cabinets just came in yesterday selling now for only $50 each what a bargain.

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22 days ago

Are you looking for great, reliable staff - look no further!

Workbridge

"Stars of the Week"
Are you looking for great, reliable staff - look no further!
Every week we would like to highlight some of our great clients that are looking for employment and showcase their skills and experience - if you are interested in finding out more or have a vacancy you would… View more
"Stars of the Week"
Are you looking for great, reliable staff - look no further!
Every week we would like to highlight some of our great clients that are looking for employment and showcase their skills and experience - if you are interested in finding out more or have a vacancy you would like to fill, please give us a call!

Star No3: Meet our 3rd jobseeker, she is very bubbly, enthusiastic and outgoing young person who would love to gain employment working in a part time retail position. She is great with people and has a natural ability to be able to talk to anyone she meets. Having strong voluntary work experience, she has experience with stock work, assisting customers and processing EFTPOS payments. She would love to turn this into employment and would be a delightful employee.

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22 days ago

Are you looking for great, reliable staff - look no further!

Workbridge

"Stars of the Week"
Are you looking for great, reliable staff - look no further!
Every week we would like to highlight some of our great clients that are looking for employment and showcase their skills and experience - if you are interested in finding out more or have a vacancy you would… View more
"Stars of the Week"
Are you looking for great, reliable staff - look no further!
Every week we would like to highlight some of our great clients that are looking for employment and showcase their skills and experience - if you are interested in finding out more or have a vacancy you would like to fill, please give us a call!

Star No2: Meet our 2nd jobseeker, she has a long history working in the health care industry and is looking for part time work. Open to home care, one on one care and having recently completed first aid training, she has a vast and wide ranging skill and knowledge base including wound care, aged care and being trained in medical administration, would also be great in either a medical reception or administration role. She is looking for new opportunities where she can apply her fantastic skill base!

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