45 days ago

Father and son graduate together

Competenz

Another great story!
Southland father and son, Robert and Bobby Baird have recently received their forestry qualifications, proving you are never too old to learn.

While Robert has practical experience gained during four decades in the bush, he says vocational training like the qualification he has just done is helping keep people safe.

Competenz assessor Neville Muir worked with Bairds throughout their training programme.

“Bobby is very driven to succeed and very organised. He’s also very keen to continue upskilling his crew and there are a lot of different certificates still to do,” he says.

While Bobby is his boss at work, Robert turns back into ‘dad’ at the end of the day. “I give him a hand during the day when he’s got a lot of work on. We have a great relationship and it’s a magic thing to be able to do to work with your son.”

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12 hours ago

Poll: Do you support the rules to build new homes?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Tens of thousands of new homes could be possible in Wellington after a major bipartisan housing announcement from Labour and National.
A new bill supported by both major parties strips red tape from the building process in an effort to accelerate medium-density housing.
The rule change will allow people to build up to three homes of three storeys on most sites in Wellington without any need for resource consent from August 2022.
Tell us what you think and if you do not want your comments used put NFP.

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Do you support the rules to build new homes?
  • 30.7% Yes
    30.7% Complete
  • 46% No
    46% Complete
  • 23.3% Not sure, need more information
    23.3% Complete
300 votes
3 hours ago

WANTED - Dried, pressed autumn leaves

Glenis from Titahi Bay

maple, if possible, all sizes - needed for an art project
Please contact Glenis

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4 days ago

Spring garden/tulip open days

Carolyn from Tawa

Our garden will be open today and tomorrow, 10am until 3.30pm so all can enjoy the beauty of just under 2000 tulips in all their colourful glory.
In autumn we planted, and colour coordinated, approx 60 varieties of tulips and the majority are in bloom now.
If you want to learn more about the different kinds of tulips, there are more than than the standard classic shape, or just marvel a their beauty come along.
Masks are required as is sign in.
Entry by donation please.

34 St Johns Tce, Redwood, Tawa.