Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown

15 days ago

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Play Stuff is proud to present the Show Me Shorts Film Festival launching this weekend all over NZ.

Show Me Shorts exists to connect New Zealanders with short films and share New Zealand short films with the world.

Discover your local programme @ showmeshorts.co.nz

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15 days ago

Are you immunised against measles?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A warning has been issued from across the ditch after two measles-affected Australians visited the lower South Island.

The Southern District Health Board confirmed a Queenstown resident was confirmed as a new measles case on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the southern region to 58.
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A warning has been issued from across the ditch after two measles-affected Australians visited the lower South Island.

The Southern District Health Board confirmed a Queenstown resident was confirmed as a new measles case on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the southern region to 58.

The majority of those – 53 – were in the resort. Two cases had been confirmed in Dunedin, along with two in Wanaka, and one in Oamaru.

Anyone who might have been exposed to measles should watch out for symptoms including a cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, and fever followed a few days later by a rash.

They should isolate themselves immediately if they start to get sick, and call their GP practice in advance if they are seeking care.

Those needing advice can call Healthline on 0800 611 116, while the Immunisation Advisory Centre has information about measles immunity and the MMR vaccine on its website, and information on measles can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

15 days ago

Get your voting papers in on ‘Vote Day’ - Saturday 5 October

Daniel Webster from Local Government New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal … View more
Local Government New Zealand is urging people to post their voting papers on Vote Day – Saturday 5 October 2019.

All voting papers must be returned to the relevant council by midday on Saturday 12 October, and voters need to factor in the time it will take the papers to get through the postal system.

New Zealand Post advises that the Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days for nationwide delivery, while delivery to and from rural areas may take longer. However, these targets are guides only, and are not guaranteed – delivery may take longer.

Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

“Some of the main reasons people give for not voting are they forgot, ran out of time or were too busy,” says LGNZ Chief Executive Malcolm Alexander.

“So to make sure people give themselves the best chance to have their say we are encouraging people to vote early on what we’ve dubbed Vote Day. Fill out your papers during the week and then to pop them in the paid envelope and into the nearest post box on Saturday 5 October.”

“Voting papers have to arrive at council offices by midday Saturday 12 October, so sending them in on Vote Day gives them plenty of time to get through the postal system.”

Mr Alexander says it is important New Zealanders participate in the selection of the people who will make decisions that affect most people’s lives on a daily basis.

“Local government shapes the place that you live. It’s the pavements you walk on, the roads where you drive, the water you drink, shower in and swim in, your parks, libraries and swimming pools where you take the kids,” Mr Alexander says.

“There’s been a lot of robust public conversation around climate change, the housing crisis, the quality of our water and our transport options, and now is the time to turn that conversation into a vote that influences your local leadership.”

“Voters can still post their papers after 5 October, but there is no harm in doing it earlier,” Mr Alexander says.

Eligible voters who didn’t enrol before 16 August won’t receive their papers in the mail, but can make a special vote by visiting their local council offices, or by contacting their Council Electoral Officer.

What: ‘Vote Day’
When: Saturday 5 October 2019
Why: Make sure you have your say by voting early
How: Visit www.nzpost.co.nz... to find your nearest post box or office. To get more information on your local candidates, visit policylocal.nz and local council websites for both information and meet the candidate schedules.

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15 days ago

Cape Reinga to Bluff

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young … View more
The amazing Marian Campbell and friend Kay Garland have taken off on their journey along the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

She's raising funds for the youth in our programmes and we'll keep you updated throughout her journey.

Thank you for inspiring us and showing young people across Aotearoa that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.

Kia kaha Marian and Kay!

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16 days ago

Vote for your neighbours and help make them our Gardeners of the Year!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Lloyd McCall had a great idea: The pool needed a new roof; farmers needed new plants. And Chris Hughes had the plants. When you're relaxing at the West Otago Swimming Pool this summer, say thanks to these homegrown heroes!

16 days ago

DIY patterned perfection!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

If you like the pattern on a particular wallpaper but it’s not the right colour or scale, why not use it as inspiration for your own paint project?

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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16 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter October 2019

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The October edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter is out now! It's filled with useful information including the details of the new SuperGold Card app and upgraded website.

In this issue we find out about being Cyber Smart and International Day of Older Persons.

We also talked to the MenzShed about it's significance within communities across the country.

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

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

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17 days ago

Measles epidemic spreads to Dunedin and Wanaka as southern epidemic continues

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Dunedin and Wanaka residents have been confirmed with measles for the first time as the number of cases in Queenstown continues to rise.

In the past 48 hours, 13 Queenstown residents, two Wanaka residents and one Dunedin resident associated with Otago University were diagnosed with the disease.

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Dunedin and Wanaka residents have been confirmed with measles for the first time as the number of cases in Queenstown continues to rise.

In the past 48 hours, 13 Queenstown residents, two Wanaka residents and one Dunedin resident associated with Otago University were diagnosed with the disease.

The total number of cases in the Southern District Health Board area is now 50, of which 47 involve Queenstown residents.

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18 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.
Find out more

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18 days ago

Measles vaccinations in south 'prioritised'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A limited supply of measles vaccine in the south has forced authorities to focus on ensuring those people most at risk get in first.

There have been 36 confirmed cases of measles in Queenstown but still none in Southland "at this stage", says medical officer of health Dr Susan Jack.

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18 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

18 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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18 days ago

Protected land owned by music producer Mutt Lange burned in large blaze near Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A massive fire near Queenstown ripped though hundreds of hectares of protected land owned by music producer Mutt Lange.

The 200-hectare fire started on a neighbouring property and spread to Coronet Peak Station, owned by Lange, the former husband of singer Shania Twain.

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