Waitaki District, Oamaru

8 days ago

Supporting Families Bereaved by Suicide

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Avenal Park Funeral Home supports local organisations who assist people suffering from grief. Able Invercargill is running the Waves Programme, commencing Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults (18+ years old) who have been bereaved by suicide for at … View more
Avenal Park Funeral Home supports local organisations who assist people suffering from grief. Able Invercargill is running the Waves Programme, commencing Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults (18+ years old) who have been bereaved by suicide for at least six months.

The programme combines learning about suicide and bereavement with group discussion and support.  The group is facilitated by trained facilitators and supports members to:
● Meet and share with others who are also experiencing the impact of suicide
● Provide a safe, supportive environment to explore aspects of their grief and reduce isolation and stigma associated with bereavement by suicide
● Gain information and strategies about how to care for themselves and others (including children and young people) after a suicide
● Adjust to living with loss and moving forward

Next scheduled programme in Invercargill:
Wednesday 16 October 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019
7pm - 9pm
To register contact Able Invercargill
Phone: 03 218 2100
Email: adminsld@able.org.nz
 
Participants must commit to all 8 weeks of the programme.
Transport may be available on request.

Grief is a unique and personal process. Nigel, Donna, Chris and Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home are there if you need someone to talk to, or we can refer you to a local agency.
Find out more

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8 days ago

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY IN KAKANUI!

The Team from Neighbourly Property

A special treat just 13km to Oamaru - perfect for those seeking either a relaxed coastal lifestyle or somewhere for a weekend getaway. Built circa 2017 this spacious 144m2 three-bedroom, double-glazed family home with two car garaging and off street parking, is set on a very easy care 763m2 section… View moreA special treat just 13km to Oamaru - perfect for those seeking either a relaxed coastal lifestyle or somewhere for a weekend getaway. Built circa 2017 this spacious 144m2 three-bedroom, double-glazed family home with two car garaging and off street parking, is set on a very easy care 763m2 section and located not far from the beach and community store. The current owners utilize the loft space as a master bedroom which also has an underfloor heated en suite and room to create an office space - or nursery! There are two additional bathrooms, the main downstairs bathroom has underfloor heating, as does the kitchen. Fully fenced and private the outdoor living space at the back of the house flows effortlessly from the kitchen/dining/living area. If it's a weekender you're looking for, then this is truly a ‘lock up and leave' property - and a unique opportunity for those looking for a coastal retreat.

Buyer Enquiry Over $499,000

For Sale By Deadline Closing on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 4pm at LJ Hooker, 193 Thames Street, Oamaru (unless sold prior).

Contact Chris Heywood on 021 178 2644

9 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
Read more now

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9 days ago

PRIVATE SETTING, PARK-LIKE GROUNDS

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Settled within a private beautifully established section, this single level 370m2 home is loaded with space and will attract those who want to live in style. Encircled by tranquil grounds in a quiet suburban location, this home offers fabulous family living beautifully configured to embrace the … View moreSettled within a private beautifully established section, this single level 370m2 home is loaded with space and will attract those who want to live in style. Encircled by tranquil grounds in a quiet suburban location, this home offers fabulous family living beautifully configured to embrace the outdoors. Everyday living is relaxing here, meander out from the living and dining areas onto substantial outdoor living areas flowing to a lush garden setting. This well-maintained home features four bedrooms, office, a well configured kitchen, and a good-sized bathroom with another separate shower room and 2 toilets. Designed with families in mind, the multiple living areas offer plenty of versatility, while a wood-burner guarantees winter comfort. Other highlights include neutral decor, new carpet throughout, plenty of storage areas and a separate laundry. Outside, the 4314sqm sized section provides ample room for the kids and pets to frolic. Completing the puzzle is the double internal access garaging along another double garage/workshop and plenty of off street parking. The restful setting of this home is one you will truly enjoy, set in the sought after Reservoir Road.

Buyer Enquiry Over $689,000

Contact Stephen Robertson on 0274 731 112 or Erin Kingan on 021 0234 7401

10 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.5% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.5% Complete
  • 25.6% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.6% Complete
  • 38.9% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.9% Complete
1482 votes
12 days ago

Recycle your unwanted mobile phones

NZ Telecommunications Forum

Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit … View more
Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which raises money for Sustainable Coastlines.

Recycling your mobile phone is free, easy and good for the environment. Not only does it keep harmful items out of landfill, it also stops the precious materials in your phone from going to waste.

Visit RE:MOBILE to find out how to recycle your mobile phone.
Learn more

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12 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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13 days ago

THE SIZE WILL SURPRISE

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Substantial in proportions and impressive in appearance, this 220m2 home would be ideal for extended, blended or large families. Built in the 1960s as a church manse, it has been recently transformed into a warm and welcoming home any family would love to call their own. Sun and sea views are … View moreSubstantial in proportions and impressive in appearance, this 220m2 home would be ideal for extended, blended or large families. Built in the 1960s as a church manse, it has been recently transformed into a warm and welcoming home any family would love to call their own. Sun and sea views are instantly apparent and the warmth and comfort enjoyed as a result of recent double glazing and new insulation, always appealing. The decor is light and bright with new carpet laid and an electrical and lighting upgrade just completed. All 4 bedrooms are roomy and soak up sun or views. The largest bedroom boasts a sink and storage unit, making it ideal for a potential B&B venture, or as a space for those needing independence with help close by. Both bathrooms are located in a central area of the home, close to all bedrooms, easily accommodating the needs of larger family groups. The heart of this home is a large and open plan kitchen, dining and living area, toasty warm thanks to the modern log burner and opening up to a roomy conservatory for extra space when needed. Completing this outstanding property is an internally accessed, tandem basement garage and a 1012m well fenced section offering the possibility of further subdivision and on-sale. Make no mistake with this opportunity - it is rare and it will be sought after, so act accordingly.

Buyer Enquiry Over $485,000

For Sale By Deadline Closing on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 4pm at LJ Hooker, 193 Thames Street, Oamaru (unless sold prior).

Contact Lyndon McLay on 0272 217 159

13 days ago

Poll: Who will you vote for?

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

With only one week to go until polls close, we are running a fresh survey of Neighbourly members on who should be the mayor of Christchurch. Vote below.

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Who will you vote for?
  • 1.6% Blair Anderson
    1.6% Complete
  • 4.7% J T Anderson
    4.7% Complete
  • 37.8% Lianne Dalziel
    37.8% Complete
  • 0% Jim Glass
    0% Complete
  • 2% Tubby Hansen
    2% Complete
  • 2% Robin MCarthy
    2% Complete
  • 0.8% Stephen McPaike
    0.8% Complete
  • 7.9% John Minto
    7.9% Complete
  • 39.4% Darryll Park
    39.4% Complete
  • 1.2% Sam Park
    1.2% Complete
  • 0.8% Adrian-Cosmin Schonborn
    0.8% Complete
  • 0.4% Peter Wakeman
    0.4% Complete
  • 1.6% Aaron White
    1.6% Complete
254 votes
13 days ago

Get your voting papers in on ‘Vote Day’ - Saturday 5 October

Daniel Webster from Local Government New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal … View more
Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal system.

New Zealand Post advises that the Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days for nationwide delivery, while delivery to and from rural areas may take longer. However, these targets are guides only, and are not guaranteed – delivery may take longer.

Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

“Some of the main reasons people give for not voting are they forgot, ran out of time or were too busy,” says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

“So to make sure people give themselves the best chance to have their say we are encouraging people to vote early on what we’ve dubbed Vote Day. Fill out your papers during the week and then to pop them in the paid envelope and into the nearest post box on Saturday 5 October.”

“Voting papers have to arrive at council offices by midday Saturday 12 October, so sending them in on Vote Day gives them plenty of time to get through the postal system.”

Mr Alexander says it is important New Zealanders participate in the selection of the people who will make decisions that affect most people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Local government shapes the place that you live. It’s the pavements you walk on, the roads where you drive, the water you drink, shower in and swim in, your parks, libraries and swimming pools where you take the kids,” Mr Alexander says.

“There’s been a lot of robust public conversation around climate change, the housing crisis, the quality of our water and our transport options, and now is the time to turn that conversation into a vote that influences your local leadership.”

“Voters can still post their papers after 5 October, but there is no harm in doing it earlier,” Mr Alexander says.

Eligible voters who didn’t enrol before 16 August won’t receive their papers in the mail, but can make a special vote by visiting their local council offices, or by contacting their Council Electoral Officer.

What: ‘Vote Day’
When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Why: Make sure you have your say by voting early
How: Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

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13 days ago

Cape Reinga to Bluff

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young … View more
The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young people across Aotearoa that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.

Kia kaha Marian and Kay!

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13 days ago

Vote for your neighbours and help make them our Gardeners of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Lloyd McCall had a great idea: The pool needed a new roof; farmers needed new plants. And Chris Hughes had the plants. When you're relaxing at the West Otago Swimming Pool this summer, say thanks to these homegrown heroes!

13 days ago

#NeighbourlySupporters - win one of TEN vouchers!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Here at Neighbourly HQ we love watching sports together - and know many of our members do too. We want to put the challenge out there - how about watching the games with your neighbours? *** We have TEN $50 Countdown vouchers to give away! Enter by commenting on our blog here. ***

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13 days ago

DIY patterned perfection!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Oamaru

If you like the pattern on a particular wallpaper but it’s not the right colour or scale, why not use it as inspiration for your own paint project?

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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