Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown

36 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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36 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
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37 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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37 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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37 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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37 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
37 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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38 days ago

Proposed 60km Otago ski tour route promises 'one hell of an adventure'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Hi neighbours - how awesome does this new ski tour route look!

The proposed 60km ski trail from Coronet Peak to Treble Cone will provide "one hell of an adventure" in spectacular conservation land, the designer says.

Arrowtown adventurer Erik Bradshaw is seeking resource consent to … View more
Hi neighbours - how awesome does this new ski tour route look!

The proposed 60km ski trail from Coronet Peak to Treble Cone will provide "one hell of an adventure" in spectacular conservation land, the designer says.

Arrowtown adventurer Erik Bradshaw is seeking resource consent to build six huts along the tops of the Harris Mountains through the Mahu Whenua conservation area.

Click the link below to find out more.

38 days ago

Fancy a $50 Z Gift Card?

AMI Insurance - Head office

Get a $50 Z Gift Card to spend at any Z service station with every new AMI Comprehensive Car insurance policy you buy online by Monday 7th of October 2019.* The more new AMI Comprehensive Car policies you buy, the more $50 Z Gift Cards you’ll get!

Get a quick quote today.

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38 days ago

0% weeds, 100% Happiness. Win a Fiskars Xact™ weed puller!

Fiskars

A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing… View more
A day of weed pulling can pay a heavy toll in the form of aches and pains. That's why Fiskars has engineered the Xact™ weed puller, to assist with the effortless removal of root weeds.

The Fiskars Xact™ weed puller eliminates the need for digging, bending or using chemicals - preventing muscle strain and backache. Its simple ergonomic design is changing the strenuous outdoor job of pulling weeds. You'll have the neighbours lining up to borrow yours!

We have 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to give away. Simply LIKE or THANK this post to go in the draw to WIN!

To find out more and buy the product, visit a Bunnings or Mitre 10 store near you

Never bow down to weeds again!

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* Competition entries accepted from 1.00am Sunday 15th September 2019 to 8:00am Monday 23rd September 2019. Five 5 Fiskars Xact™ weed pullers to be won. Winners will be contacted by email or phone on Monday 23rd September 2019. The prize will be couriered to the address specified by the winner within 4 weeks of the competition closing
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39 days ago

Mayoral candidate would send Queenstown Airport board in a strategic direction 'miles from here'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Future growth at Queenstown Airport should be paused, stopped or sent in a strategic direction many miles away, Queenstown Lakes mayoral candidates have argued.

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39 days ago

Take the stress out of retirement living

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the … View more
In retirement, having certainty about your living costs can provide great peace of mind.

It’s something Judith and Bob have discovered since moving to Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village in Auckland. The couple enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what they’re going to pay each week at the village. As a Ryman Healthcare village, Bert Sutcliffe residents enjoy a fixed base weekly fee for life – guaranteed.*
Judith explains, “For us it was a no brainer, it was the best decision.

*Some conditions apply
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