Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown

31 days ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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31 days ago

Spring into Summer Living

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Nestled amongst the character cottages of yesteryear in the sought after historic zone lies a sleeping giant in the heart of the village.

In this 230sqm home you will discover four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms a study and a further bunk room.
An efficient log burner and two heat pumps will … View more
Nestled amongst the character cottages of yesteryear in the sought after historic zone lies a sleeping giant in the heart of the village.

In this 230sqm home you will discover four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms a study and a further bunk room.
An efficient log burner and two heat pumps will keep you cosy on the cooler days and outside mature trees provide shelter on long sun drenched summer evenings.

Set amongst an elevated leafy outlook with stunning views directly to the hills and only a stroll away from vibrant cafes, bars and restaurants and the swimming holes and walking trails of the Arrow, this is a rare opportunity to secure your own slice of Arrowtown paradise.

Call Holly on 021 453 133, Todd on 021 645 022 or Michael on 0274 42 11 67

31 days ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

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31 days ago

What veges do you grow in pots and containers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on this link to send us your best tip!

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32 days ago

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Debbie Jamieson Reporter from Queenstown News

Queenstown's electricity supply is vulnerable, according to local officials.

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33 days ago

Get a strong start

BCITO NZ

We’re helping women take that first step into the trades. Women who have the right kinds of strengths for the trades. Mental strength, determination, endurance, perseverance. Strengths that many women with life experience have.

If you’re thinking of changing career or returning to work, … View more
We’re helping women take that first step into the trades. Women who have the right kinds of strengths for the trades. Mental strength, determination, endurance, perseverance. Strengths that many women with life experience have.

If you’re thinking of changing career or returning to work, register for The BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women Night.

You’ll get to chat to women apprentices paving the way, talk to BCITO people about the 15 different trade qualifications, meet employers about future opportunities, or have a crack on the tools for a taste of the trades.

Book your spot now buildingwomen.nz
Book now

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33 days ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in … View moreWe love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.

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34 days ago

Stolen BBQs - Can you help Police?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Queenstown Police are investigating a burglary in Frankton where a shipping container was broken into and a number of barbecues were stolen.

The burglary is believed to have happened sometime between 12-28 August.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been offered a new Weber … View more
Queenstown Police are investigating a burglary in Frankton where a shipping container was broken into and a number of barbecues were stolen.

The burglary is believed to have happened sometime between 12-28 August.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been offered a new Weber barbecue at a price not generally seen in stores. If you have any information, please contact Police on 105.

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34 days ago

Strong wind watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a strong wind watch for Otago and Clutha.

Valid: 11 hours from 5:00pm Monday to 4:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Northwesterly winds may approach severe gale in exposed places at times.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.

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34 days ago

Do you think cycleways will help make Queenstown's kids healthier?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A $134 million investment in trails could lead to a reduction in the number of overweight children in Queenstown schools, a councillor and GP believes.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council unanimously approved plans for the trails, which include a $40m spend in the first five years on about 32 … View more
A $134 million investment in trails could lead to a reduction in the number of overweight children in Queenstown schools, a councillor and GP believes.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council unanimously approved plans for the trails, which include a $40m spend in the first five years on about 32 kilometres of commuter trails.

Councillor Val Miller said it was notable that there were no "fat children" in the area's schools when she started working as a GP in Queenstown in 1984.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.

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34 days ago

Poll: Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It will soon be time to have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2019 local elections. Do you intend to vote?

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Do you intend to vote in the upcoming local council elections?
  • 66.5% Yes definitely, democracy is vital
    66.5% Complete
  • 24.8% Maybe, I'm struggling to find anyone I want to vote for
    24.8% Complete
  • 8.7% No, I just can't be bothered with local councils
    8.7% Complete
1610 votes
34 days ago

Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimers NZ

Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends … View more
Almost every Kiwi whānau is affected by dementia at some point. Maybe a family member or one of your friends or workmates has dementia?

September 21 is World Alzheimers Day – a day we can all take a moment to help people with dementia. Over 17 million people have joined Dementia Friends worldwide. So why not you?

Learn how you can help in simple and small ways. Wear a badge. Take time to listen. Pop over for a cuppa. It only takes 20 minutes online.

Show your support and help people with dementia to live well too. Join Dementia Friends today.
Learn More

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