Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown

5 days ago

Let's make a difference in our communities!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Wattie’s NZ and The Salvation Army have been partners for 26 years collecting more than 1.48 million cans for Salvation Army food parcels! This week is the second week of Cans for Good – an annual can collection and education appeal taking place in NZ schools between 5-16 August.

This year … View more
Wattie’s NZ and The Salvation Army have been partners for 26 years collecting more than 1.48 million cans for Salvation Army food parcels! This week is the second week of Cans for Good – an annual can collection and education appeal taking place in NZ schools between 5-16 August.

This year we’ve extended the appeal so everyone can help make a difference. By donating a Wattie's Cans for Good Bundle online for just $11.59 you’ll be adding cans to your local foodbank shelves when they are needed most!

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6 days ago

The best gift you can leave... pre-arranging your funeral

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

So, why pre-plan your funeral?

- Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.

- Financial security – eases the burden off your family. Also, currently $10,000 is exempt … View more
So, why pre-plan your funeral?

- Peace of mind – relieves some of the stress for those left behind, as you have left a plan of what you want. Provides information and answers to questions asked.

- Financial security – eases the burden off your family. Also, currently $10,000 is exempt from rest home asset testing.

- Personalisation - your wishes are made known. You can record specific preferences for your funeral, to be celebrated as you want to be remembered.

- You have control until the end – taking care of your funeral arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family.

- Provides comfort to others – a meaningful funeral is an important event for your family and friends. It brings a sense of closure and enables your family to begin the healing process.

From preplanning and/or prearranging of funerals, to looking after you when your loved one dies, through to designing and organising of memorials, the team at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here for you.

For more information, or to discuss prearranging and preplanning your funeral, contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home on 03 218 9021 or visit us at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
Find out more

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7 days ago

Queenstown high school students to represent NZ at robotics world 'Olympics'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A bunch of talented Queenstown high school students have been selected to represent New Zealand at the "Olympics" of robotics.

Wakatipu High School students Tannin Heeley, 14, Monique Rider, 13, Pearce Summerfield, 14, Josh Nyberg, 14 and Minnie Tam, 14, will compete in the FIRST Global … View more
A bunch of talented Queenstown high school students have been selected to represent New Zealand at the "Olympics" of robotics.

Wakatipu High School students Tannin Heeley, 14, Monique Rider, 13, Pearce Summerfield, 14, Josh Nyberg, 14 and Minnie Tam, 14, will compete in the FIRST Global Challenge in Dubai, in October.

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7 days ago

Out of My Mind - our latest podcast is now live

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front … View more
Stuff's new podcast, Out of My Mind, is a series of true stories about mental health, told by the people who’ve been there.

In each episode, one person talks to journalist Adam Dudding about their life, and the view from inside their head. These first-person dispatches from the front lines of mental health are moving, yet also full of moments of surprise, tenderness and humour.

There are seven episodes. Two are available now and the following five will be released each Monday. Listen to the latest podcast here.

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7 days ago

Life According to Dad – Win $500*

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

If dads were to have a superpower, it would be to share invaluable life advice. The type of advice that, while unwelcome at the time, stays with you year after year.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we ask you to share your dad’s unique brand of wisdom with New Zealand. Friend, joker, bee sting … View more
If dads were to have a superpower, it would be to share invaluable life advice. The type of advice that, while unwelcome at the time, stays with you year after year.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we ask you to share your dad’s unique brand of wisdom with New Zealand. Friend, joker, bee sting remover, hero.

Share your dad’s life lessons and be in to win a $500* Prezzy card.

Click here to share your dad’s nuggets of wisdom – and be in to win $500*.

T's & C's apply*.
Share your lessons

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7 days ago

Be the business locals turn to first

Alison Perkins from Neighbourly.co.nz

Becoming a Neighbourly Premium Business allows you to connect with people that live near your business, the people you’re most likely to meet in real life.

If you'd like to be the business that locals turn to first, why don't you consider Neighbourly Premium?

"After signing … View more
Becoming a Neighbourly Premium Business allows you to connect with people that live near your business, the people you’re most likely to meet in real life.

If you'd like to be the business that locals turn to first, why don't you consider Neighbourly Premium?

"After signing up with Neighbourly in August 2017, we quickly noticed the number of users that were engaging with us through our messages. As Auckland’s number one moving and delivery company, we wanted Neighbourly members to understand what makes our customers love us.

"We’ve been able to do just that through our messages and posts. The benefits of Neighbourly in Auckland were so great that as soon as we opened our second branch in Tauranga it was one of our priorities to set up! It really works and the more effort you put in, the better the results you get." -- Devan Devaroyan, Director of Smart Express

Want to learn more about how you can use Neighbourly to promote your business? Give your local Stuff sales representative a call.
Learn more

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7 days ago

Thanks Warehouse Stationery!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a huge thank you to Warehouse Stationery and their customers for their support of our Aspire Youth Programme. Over the past four years, Warehouse Stationery’s Add a Dollar Appeal has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars to help young Kiwis overcome their challenges and … View moreWe want to say a huge thank you to Warehouse Stationery and their customers for their support of our Aspire Youth Programme. Over the past four years, Warehouse Stationery’s Add a Dollar Appeal has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars to help young Kiwis overcome their challenges and achieve success!

More than 1,000 young people have completed the Aspire programme, and thanks to the generosity of Warehouse Stationery customers, many more will get the chance to take part in the course in the future.

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8 days ago

Could you be saving on power?

The Electricity Authority

With the extra power you use over winter, plus the extra time you spend indoors, it’s no wonder your power bills have a habit of getting bigger this time of year.

But there’s an easy and quick way to check you’re on the best deal, at WhatsMyNumber.org.nz

On average, New Zealand … View more
With the extra power you use over winter, plus the extra time you spend indoors, it’s no wonder your power bills have a habit of getting bigger this time of year.

But there’s an easy and quick way to check you’re on the best deal, at WhatsMyNumber.org.nz

On average, New Zealand households could save $207 a year by switching their power deal. Even if you’ve checked before visit WhatsMyNumber.org.nz to see what you could save.
Check now

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8 days ago

Running in the upcoming local elections? We can help!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Neighbourly team recognises the value of the site for assessing community need and for this reason, we have a number of features perfect for election purposes.

Any campaigning should take place away from the general noticeboard. We've got a few options to help ensure your message is … View more
The Neighbourly team recognises the value of the site for assessing community need and for this reason, we have a number of features perfect for election purposes.

Any campaigning should take place away from the general noticeboard. We've got a few options to help ensure your message is getting out to Neighbourly members. We'd suggest starting your own group on Neighbourly - this is a great way to connect with those who want to get updates about your candidacy.

We also have business profiles available for all candidates if you would like your messages to appear on the Neighbourly noticeboard. As well as this, we have special Neighbourly Advertising rates for election candidates. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Already an elected official? Neighbourly also offers all elected officials the option of creating an organisation profile to connect with those in their electorate - although these profiles should not be used for campaigning.

If you have any questions or need any assistance then let us know!
Get in touch!

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9 days ago

Step outside in September

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Grab your friends and spring into the warmer months by joining Red Cross Journey. The benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day are endless! Regular exercise relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your overall mood.

Let's start planning some awesome outdoor … View more
Grab your friends and spring into the warmer months by joining Red Cross Journey. The benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day are endless! Regular exercise relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your overall mood.

Let's start planning some awesome outdoor activities for September and clock up your steps! Sign up to Red Cross Journey today by visiting our website: bit.ly...

Check out this awesome list of places to discover in Aotearoa by Department of Conservation : bit.ly...

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9 days ago

Can you help Good Bitches Baking spread kindness?

The Team from Good Bitches Baking

Our mission is to make Aotearoa the kindest place on earth and we can’t do it alone. It’s the Good Bitches Baking He Wiki Tono - Appeal Week and we need your help to keep the ovens on and the kindness flowing. One $5 donation helps us share a moment of sweetness with around 20 people!

Every… View more
Our mission is to make Aotearoa the kindest place on earth and we can’t do it alone. It’s the Good Bitches Baking He Wiki Tono - Appeal Week and we need your help to keep the ovens on and the kindness flowing. One $5 donation helps us share a moment of sweetness with around 20 people!

Every dollar helps so please help us out during our appeal week and donate at our Givealittle page.

Learn more about what we do and how to volunteer on our website.
Donate now

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10 days ago

Put your own stamp on gift-giving

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

Remember potato printing? Turns out it’s not just for the kids. We love this printing idea, creating a geometric pattern using the humble potato and Resene testpots.

We’ve printed ours onto linen to wrap around pot plants, a simple yet thoughtful gift that friends and family will love.

Make… View more
Remember potato printing? Turns out it’s not just for the kids. We love this printing idea, creating a geometric pattern using the humble potato and Resene testpots.

We’ve printed ours onto linen to wrap around pot plants, a simple yet thoughtful gift that friends and family will love.

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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12 days ago

Mechanic using drill sparked fire at Queenstown's Macauley Motors

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A mechanic drilling a hole in a fuel tank accidentally ignited a fire that seriously damaged much of a Queenstown car dealership's workshop.

One person had burnt hands and three cars were destroyed as the fire at Macauley Motors sent large plumbs of smoke over Frankton on May 20.

A Fire and … View more
A mechanic drilling a hole in a fuel tank accidentally ignited a fire that seriously damaged much of a Queenstown car dealership's workshop.

One person had burnt hands and three cars were destroyed as the fire at Macauley Motors sent large plumbs of smoke over Frankton on May 20.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand investigation report says the fire started under a Mazda CX-5, which was on a hoist in the newly-built workshop.

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12 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The August edition of the SuperSenior newsletter is out now! It's filled with all the latest news and Super Gold Card offers.

In this issue we find out about the Spark phone scam and how to avoid becoming a victim.

We also find out more about virtual reality technology being … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The August edition of the SuperSenior newsletter is out now! It's filled with all the latest news and Super Gold Card offers.

In this issue we find out about the Spark phone scam and how to avoid becoming a victim.

We also find out more about virtual reality technology being piloted at the Lady Allum rest home in Auckland.

To subscribe, follow this link: bit.ly...

To view the current edition go to bit.ly...

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