Housing Advice Centre administers the Manawatū Ready-to-rent programme and is looking for an
Organiser for a part-time, fixed term position.
Ready-to-rent is a programme for people wanting to rent, to help them gain skills, knowledge and an understanding about what it means to be a good tenant.
We are seeking an organiser who can take responsibility for running the Ready-to-rent programme from February to December 2020.
This is an opportunity for someone who likes people; is organised and enjoys collecting and analysing data to produce reports.
A minimum of five hours per week is envisaged for most of the year going to up to 20 hours on the week when the programme is running.
It would be helpful if you have access to a reliable car.
Specifically, we are looking for someone with the following skills/experiences:
Able to set up and administer data to create reports.
Previous experience in working with people with a warm and caring manner.
Good communication skills
Agile and strong enough to set up and clean a training space and kitchen
Able to interact in a non-judgemental way with all types of people regardless of their
The ability to make a good scone (or similar) would be welcomed.
Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work visa.
The successful applicant will have to undertake a vetting process.
The job description for this role can be found attached and on our website: Https://www.housingadvice.org.nz
Please apply by 3pm Wednesday 29th January 2020 at email@example.com or post to or drop off at Housing Advice Centre 77 King Street
Palmerston North 4410.
A Happy Story
Today we saved a little creature that had fallen into our pond over night. This is what happened this morning. I seen a small ripple in the pond water, for some reason i look out the window at just the right time .As we have frogs in the pond at first i thought it was a frog but then i seen what looked like a spikey thing swimming in the pond ,i then realized it was not a fish but a small hedgehog. I then yelled out to Michelle we have to save a drowning hedgehog in the pond. We both ran as fast a we could. Michelle got the the net and scooped him out. The poor little guy looked like he had been swimming all night. We put him on the lawn, he looked up at us, as if to say thank goodness you saved me! You could see the gratitude in his little face. He was absolutely exhausted and was shaking with being so cold. We took him inside, put him in a box, Erick kept him warm with a hair dryer and a heater. He had a big sleep and then awoke with a appetite. So we got him some cat food which he thoroughly enjoyed and then went into a bush and had another nap, and then later he was gone. Back to living a hedgehog life. 😁 The funny thing was he seemed to know we were there to help him and was extremely friendly toward us. The moral of the story is, every life is worth saving. A very happy ending, oh and by the way, the pond now has a make shift safety fence to protect the hedgehogs ha ha!
We named him Terry Flatwood. Don't ask us why
See the photo he has Ericks beanie hat to keep warm.
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Just went there today and they are closing on January 15, permanently. Apparently their Highbury store is closing too. Shocked. Are the Methodists opting out of having op-shops? Anyone know more about this?