Tikitere - Mourea, Rotorua

61 days ago

Parts of country to go to Alert Level 3

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to … View more
All regions outside of the Auckland and Northland region will move to Alert Level 3 11.59pm Tuesday August 31.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Auckland and Northland will likely need to complete a further full two weeks at level 4 in order to keep the Delta variant from spreading further in the regions.

Here's what you need to know
- There will be regional boundaries, there will be no travel allowed between regions unless required for essential services.
- Boundaries maintained in the last February lockdown will be reinstated.
- Around 500 locations of interest have been identified.
- The exposure site in Warkworth is a large workplace. Ardern hoped the people of Northland will understand why they're moving with caution. Northland won't always be grouped in with Auckland.

To stay up to date with the latest, follow the Stuff blog.

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61 days ago

Playing up plywood

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

With a few Resene testpots, simple shapes can become fun kid-friendly accessories.

Find out how to create your own.

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62 days ago

Gardening live chat on now!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours,

It’s coming up to spring, and with everyone stuck at home in Covid lockdown, what better time to get the garden in order? NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and Jack Hobbs, manager of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, are live on Stuff now to answer all your gardening questions.

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63 days ago

Last week to nominate!

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

We're in the last week of nominations for the 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. So come on, Bay of Plenty – who’s your New Zealander of the Year?

Tell us with a nomination! Nominations close 31 August.

Get in quick – www.nzawards.org.nz...

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63 days ago

Cancer doesn't stop, we won't either.

Cancer Society

COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services … View more
COVID-19 has taken away our Daffodil Day Street Appeal.

The demand on our cancer services goes up during lockdown. And that's why we need you now more than ever. $24 helps to provide transport to and from cancer treatment.

Donate now to support the Cancer Society's vital services to support New Zealanders going through cancer.
Learn more

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64 days ago

Humanities degree shapes fresh approach

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Bachelor of Humanities

Meet Derek Ereatara who shares his journey with Awanuiārangi. The Bachelor of Humanities programme marked a turning point in Derek’s life.

“The content – indigenous studies, policy and business – fit right in with what I wanted. I knew it would help me … View more
Bachelor of Humanities

Meet Derek Ereatara who shares his journey with Awanuiārangi. The Bachelor of Humanities programme marked a turning point in Derek’s life.

“The content – indigenous studies, policy and business – fit right in with what I wanted. I knew it would help me personally and in my work with whānau in the health sector. “It helped me to think differently, that opens up your world view.” he says.

Looking at everything with fresh eyes “shifted, enhanced and reinforced” his focus, particularly in working with rangatahi who need one-to-one support.

Awanuiārangi was like a second home, and still is. You just feel welcome.
Find out more

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64 days ago

Help your local small business - and get $10!

David Downs from SOS Business

If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
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If you are missing your morning coffee, your cafe lunch or even your haircut - jump on www.sosbusiness.nz... and help a local small business out with cashflow - they get the money now and you get a voucher for later.
If you buy a $50 voucher, we will give you another $10 one (while stocks last).
SOS Business - A not-for-profit helping NZ small businesses during a tough time. All the money (less credit card fees) gets paid to the businesses.

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64 days ago

Tamariki Talks - Fun Challenges

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

Looking for a new challenge to kick start Rārua? 😃

It's time to pull out the colouring pens, pencils and get the whānau involved as we have an awesome Drawing Challenge for you! ✏️

Click on the link below and let us know how you go!

65 days ago

Are you using our 2021 Garden Diary?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most … View more
Dear neighbours,

We're all working from home during this lockdown, not just to bring you your favourite gardening mag, but also our Garden Diary 2022! This is where we need your help: Show us how you've been using your 2021 Diary -- take photos of the pages, tell us what was most useful, did you have enough space to write your notes, what have you scribbled on the pages? Did you clip your plant labels on them? Perhaps shoot a little video with your phone as you turn the pages. Your feedback will help us put together next year's diary.

Please email your comments and photos to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz, by this Friday, Aug 27. The five most helpful readers will each receive a free copy of the 2022 diary.

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69 days ago

Nominate your Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year!

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

Kia ora Bay of Plenty neighbours!

We hope that you are safe and sound with your bubbles at home.

With two weeks to go until nominations close – it's time to lockdown your nomination for 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. We're looking for that special person in this community … View more
Kia ora Bay of Plenty neighbours!

We hope that you are safe and sound with your bubbles at home.

With two weeks to go until nominations close – it's time to lockdown your nomination for 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. We're looking for that special person in this community – the one doing exceptional mahi to make the Bay of Plenty a better place.

Nominations close 31 August and only take 5 minutes.

Get in quick – www.nzawards.co.nz...

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66 days ago

One to watch

Competenz

We love seeing our apprentices making waves in the industry.
Wade Peek was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

He hopes to one day start his own … View more
We love seeing our apprentices making waves in the industry.
Wade Peek was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

He hopes to one day start his own manufacturing business and says: "I really want to pass on what I have learnt to support apprentices in their training. I also want to be able to teach people outside of the plastics industry about what we do, as I truly believe we can't solve any of the really important environmental issues that surround plastic unless as many people as possible understand it."

If you are thinking of signing up for an apprenticeship, get in touch with us here

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68 days ago

Friday puzzle

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Here is a weekend puzzle for those of you who enjoyed the last one. Answer to follow on Monday.

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68 days ago

Tamariki Talks - Fun Challenges

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

Teaching values and life skills to young Kiwis across Aotearoa is important so we want to make sure everyone has accessibility to Tamariki Talks no matter what level you are in. Tamariki Talks brings Kiwi Can to you!

Check out our Tamariki Talks Challenges offering a range of fun activities to … View more
Teaching values and life skills to young Kiwis across Aotearoa is important so we want to make sure everyone has accessibility to Tamariki Talks no matter what level you are in. Tamariki Talks brings Kiwi Can to you!

Check out our Tamariki Talks Challenges offering a range of fun activities to keep tamariki entertained, let us know how they go!

68 days ago

Do you have a great rocket recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for rocket recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before Aug 31, 2021.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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68 days ago

Bin storage

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Form meets function in this stylish bin storage and planter combination painted in bold Resene hues. Find out how to create your own.

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