Opotiki District, Opotiki

41 days ago

Passionate about health care?

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study nursing!

Meet Aroha Ruha (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe) who was named the 2018 joint winner of the national Young Nurse of the Year Award. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) annual award celebrates nursing at an excellent level and recognises that recipients have reached a high level in … View more
Study nursing!

Meet Aroha Ruha (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe) who was named the 2018 joint winner of the national Young Nurse of the Year Award. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO) annual award celebrates nursing at an excellent level and recognises that recipients have reached a high level in their everyday work.

Aroha graduated in 2017 from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi with her nursing degree and is now a practice nurse at Kawerau Medical Centre. Click here to hear her story!
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42 days ago

National Gardening Week: Flower Power

Yates Gardener

The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seedsView more
The call is out to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week!

National Gardening Week: Flower Power - 21-28 October 2019

To get you started flower-bombing register online between 1st and 14th October to receive a free packet of seeds from Yates flower range including flowers for colour & bees.

We’re also on the search for Yates Budding Young Gardener 2019, the lucky winner will become a Yates Kid Ambassador for one year and win a family trip for four, to Hawaii. Entries close 6th October.
T's & C's apply.
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42 days ago

Have you passed "inheritance" on to your kids?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We're on the hunt for people who've passed "inheritance" on to their kids while still alive? i.e. you haven't made them wait for it to be distributed by a will. Do you fit the bill? Get in touch with susan.edmunds@stuff.co.nz

42 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 than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training to putting together a grab n’ … View more
Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies than those without a plan.

For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training to putting together a grab n’ go bag with survival essentials, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you can get through any situation.

This month also coincides with International Day of Disaster Reduction on October 13th and New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, on Thursday, October 17th at 1.30pm.

Let us know how you’re preparing for anything in your home, at work or in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZprepared

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42 days ago

Engagement to guide safe swimming facility remediation options

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Remediation options for the safe swimming facility at Wairaka Centennial Park will be reviewed in consultation with key community groups and representatives, following recommendations adopted by Council.

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44 days ago

Poll: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Greens have announced support for voting at 16.

Green party co-leader James Shaw said he saw "switched on" young people demanding to be heard by politicians. They were desperately unhappy about the decisions political leaders were making about their futures.

What do you think?

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Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?
  • 17.6% Absolutely - young people are our future!
    17.6% Complete
  • 70% No - they lack experience to make good judgements
    70% Complete
  • 12.5% It depends on the 16-year-old
    12.5% Complete
1815 votes
45 days ago

Get creative with glass

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

Lace patterns always look beautiful. Turn this glass vase from plain to pretty with a lace effect and a Resene testpot.

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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46 days ago

Do you know a Kind Neighbour?

AMI Insurance

At AMI we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all.

Plus, … View more
At AMI we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all.

Plus, if your nomination is chosen and features in the community newspapers then you'll both receive a $50 Prezzy® card from us!
Enter now!

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46 days ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around rural and urban New Zealand have already signed up to the funded Shadowclad Class Action, which is currently in progress and before the Auckland High Court. The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged … View more
Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around rural and urban New Zealand have already signed up to the funded Shadowclad Class Action, which is currently in progress and before the Auckland High Court. The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, you should register your interest now.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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46 days ago

Daylight saving starts this Sunday! ⏰

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is a great time to check fire alarm batteries and make sure emergency supplies are well stocked and up to date.

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47 days ago

Ready the spring forward this weekend!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's that time again! Daylight saving is this weekend. So don't forget - clocks spring forward one hour this Sunday morning. #theregoesthesleepin

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47 days ago

Needed! Meals on Wheels Drivers!

Community Activator from Red Cross - Waikato Service Centre

This service supports, elderly, ill and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves.
Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a Meals on Wheels driver takes about two hours one day a week, fortnight or month, or even casually … View more
This service supports, elderly, ill and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves.
Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience. Being a Meals on Wheels driver takes about two hours one day a week, fortnight or month, or even casually depending on your availability.
For further information please contact us on 07 849 0285 or email: waikato@redcross.org.nz

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49 days ago

Earthquake-strengthening work planned for Whakatāne War Memorial Hall

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Whakatāne District Council will start earthquake-strengthening work on the Whakatāne War Memorial Hall this week. The hall will remain open to the public during the work, though some areas will be inaccessible at times.

For further info see the link below

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49 days ago

Strong wind watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Bay Of Plenty, including Rotorua.

Valid: 8 hours from 1:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday.
Forecast: Strong northwesterly winds are expected to change to strong southwesterlies during this time, and these winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.

An… View more
MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Bay Of Plenty, including Rotorua.

Valid: 8 hours from 1:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday.
Forecast: Strong northwesterly winds are expected to change to strong southwesterlies during this time, and these winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Tuesday 24 Sep 2019.

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