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5 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

1 day ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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1 day ago

Are you our next Pharmacist extraordinaire?

Waikato District Health Board

Pharmacist - Thames Hospital 
Job Number: THA00159 

Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent, 80 hours per fortnight

About the role:
We are seeking a qualified and experienced NZ registered pharmacist to provide clinical pharmacy services to Thames Hospital … View more
Pharmacist - Thames Hospital 
Job Number: THA00159 

Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent, 80 hours per fortnight

About the role:
We are seeking a qualified and experienced NZ registered pharmacist to provide clinical pharmacy services to Thames Hospital and assistance with the oversight and further development of rural pharmacy services within Waikato DHB.

Your application:
Please apply online via the Waikato DHB website with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how your
skills and experience to suit the position
 
For any questions relating to the role please contact Grant Macdonald 021 2435399 or email Grant.Macdonald@WaikatoDHB.Health.NZ
Apply now

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2 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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5 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

thanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. … View morethanks to Digital Boost! We're excited to be supporting Digital Boost - a brand new online learning platform (built by The Mind Lab in collaboration with MBIE) which aims to teach small business owners the digital skills needed to excel in today’s business world. Login and learn at your own pace, in your own time, or tune into the daily live Q&A sessions with industry experts! Or, get inspired by other small business owners looking to share tips on how they have successfully navigated the digital world themselves. Sign up today to become an expert in the digital tools, technologies and practices needed to secure your business a long lasting future.

PS - check out the Neighbourly session on Tuesday 22 January. Learn tips and tricks to make sure your business shines in your community.
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5 days ago

Plywood

Corrine from Cambridge

Looking for 10-20 sheets of plywood to line a workshop/barn. They don't need to be new or in great condition. Thanks :-)

8 days ago

Seed Sharing for Neighbours Day!

The Team from Neighbours Day Aotearoa

We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED … View more
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.

ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!

Have you signed up for Neighbours Day 2021 yet? There's lots of ways you can join in...check out our website to register today:
www.neighboursday.org.nz...

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5 days ago

Your latest edition of Homed available now - read online

The Team Reporter from Homed - Waikato Times

Happy New Year everyone, check out the latest Homed edition for this weekend. Our front cover property is about luxurious living in Matangi click below to find out more.

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6 days ago

Smiths

Smith City

This ad may just send you to sleep. Sleepyhead Matrix Beds are half price. Shop now

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6 days ago

How much control does your boss have over your life?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is investigating the increasing creep of control your boss might have over your life outside work. This might include having to send photos of your remote working space (or having it personally checked off), having to abide by a social media policy, not being able to express political views in social settings, or not being able to have a secondary income. Does this sound familiar? Have you got a story to tell? Email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

6 days ago

How to make colourful coasters

The Team from Resene ColorShop Te Awamutu

Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your… View more
Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea. Add to the fun with these colourful coasters painted using Resene testpots – they’re so easy to DIY.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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7 days ago

Honda generators, water blasters, log splitters and more

BE Pressure

Brian here from BE Pressure Supply, Check out the range of Honda powered product on our website or visit one of our dealers nationwide.

We have a superior range of product that will help you split wood for winter, clean buildings and paths, supply power when the grid lets you down and pump water… View more
Brian here from BE Pressure Supply, Check out the range of Honda powered product on our website or visit one of our dealers nationwide.

We have a superior range of product that will help you split wood for winter, clean buildings and paths, supply power when the grid lets you down and pump water to the tank or troughs.

Check out the range at www.bep.kiwi or phone us on 0800237769 to get the best deal on your new Honda powered machine.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Susanne from Karapiro - Maungatautari

As you may already know, I am involved with the Cambridge Citizens' Advice Bureau, in Alpha Street.
What you may NOT know, is that everyone who "works" there, except our manager, Marie Payne, is a volunteer. We are looking for more volunteers as people drop out due to changes in … View more
As you may already know, I am involved with the Cambridge Citizens' Advice Bureau, in Alpha Street.
What you may NOT know, is that everyone who "works" there, except our manager, Marie Payne, is a volunteer. We are looking for more volunteers as people drop out due to changes in commitments, poor health or shifting away from the area.
If this is something that appeals to you please contact us as we are hoping to start a Training Programme for new interviewers in late March. We provide full training, and as long as you have good communication skills in spoken English and are comfortable using a computer to search on the Internet, we would love to talk to you. Age is no restriction, neither are gender, ethnicity or physical disabilities.
If you would like to know more, either call or drop into the Office, at 62 Alpha Street, 07 827 4855. You can find out more about what we do at www.cab.org.nz...

7 days ago

Waitangi Day 2021 Arts & Crafts Activities, Feb 6 – 8

Trish Seddon from Te Awamutu Museum

A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are ways in which you are learning about our nation's history pre 1840-2021?

The Museum has developed fun ways to support cultural learning and understanding of Māori culture, and its place in our nation's history.… View more
A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are ways in which you are learning about our nation's history pre 1840-2021?

The Museum has developed fun ways to support cultural learning and understanding of Māori culture, and its place in our nation's history.

Join us for two days of creative mahi toi!

6th Feb 2021 - Tī Rākau Māori Game of Skill (stick game) with Oriwa and Awatea.
Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau, learn wait song in Te Reo Māori and actions to play the game. A great test of skill while learning its significance in Māori culture.

8th Feb 2021 - Māori Design Badges with Oriwa.
Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns, then make your own unique badge!

Note:
$5 per participant, per day.
Open to all ages
Beginner
10 participants per session, please book your space
All children to be supervised by patron or guardian.

7 days ago

Make Do & Mend Workshops at the Te Awamutu Museum pics!

Trish Seddon from Te Awamutu Museum

Amazingly creative workshops with Connie Takarangi - 'Make Do & Mend' this week. Here are some pics from the workshops. The feedback was so positive we will be inviting Connie back to the museum again soon to do more adult workshops and some for kids as well!

Like our FB page: … View more
Amazingly creative workshops with Connie Takarangi - 'Make Do & Mend' this week. Here are some pics from the workshops. The feedback was so positive we will be inviting Connie back to the museum again soon to do more adult workshops and some for kids as well!

Like our FB page: @TeAwamutuMuseum

9 days ago

Razor blades in the walls....

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a… View moreHas anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.

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