Tikitere - Mourea, Rotorua

77 days ago

Building a legacy that inspires

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our passions and achievements play a large part in the legacy we leave behind. When we channel those achievements into championing causes and giving back, that legacy is carried as inspiration for generations to come.

This is an opportunity to recognise those Senior New Zealanders who go beyond … View more
Our passions and achievements play a large part in the legacy we leave behind. When we channel those achievements into championing causes and giving back, that legacy is carried as inspiration for generations to come.

This is an opportunity to recognise those Senior New Zealanders who go beyond the ordinary when it comes to paying it forward and making a difference. Let’s celebrate the good and help their legacy shine bright. Because these kiwis demonstrate the true meaning of an inspiring legacy. Who will join them?

Nominations close 31 August.

#NZOTY #NZerOfTheYear
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77 days ago

Strengthening digital skills for industry

Competenz

Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity.

Competenz has recently launched a new … View more
Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity.

Competenz has recently launched a new micro-credential to improve the level of digital literacy in the manufacturing sector.

"With an aging workforce it’s imperative we enable companies to keep their tradesmen and craftsmen,” says Jahn Vannisselroy, Competenz Sector Manager. “This micro-credential, which we can tailor to a specific company, is giving people the confidence to meet technology head-on.”

The qualification is fully funded under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) for employers who enrol their staff before 31 December 2022.

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77 days ago

The Green Side of Wool

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

We have a soft spot for sheep. For many, sheep are symbolic to New Zealand culture with the rearing of sheep being the backbone to the economy for many years.

Sheep farming was established in New Zealand by the 1850s and has played an important role in the economy ever since. For several … View more
We have a soft spot for sheep. For many, sheep are symbolic to New Zealand culture with the rearing of sheep being the backbone to the economy for many years.

Sheep farming was established in New Zealand by the 1850s and has played an important role in the economy ever since. For several decades wool accounted for more than a third of New Zealand’s exports by value with the sheep population peaking at just over 70 million in 1982.

This number is significant when comparing it to New Zealand’s human population. By 2020, sheep numbers dropped to 26 million, following a decline in profitability compared to other types of farming, particularly dairying.

While also farmed for their meat, today’s article focuses on sheep wool and its environmental attributes.

Wool is a natural and renewable resource and as long as our beloved sheep are eating the tasty green pastures from New Zealand farms they will always produce wool. Wool has amazing properties that make it ideal for many applications from home textiles through to incontinence underwear.

At this point in time, cotton and synthetic fibres are the most commonly used and produced fibres globally, however their performance does not come close to wool, in particular the environmental benefits.

From wool to yarn: The wool clip (total yield of wool shorn during one season from the sheep) is sent to the scourers where the wool is cleaned and dried, and from there to a woollen spinner where the fibre is spun into yarn. The yarn is then sent on to the manufacturer of textile products where many different processes are involved.

The yarn is wound onto dye cones and dyed to the required colours. Next the yarn is warped onto beams. These warp beams are then threaded through the looms so that the weft yarn can run across the warp to create a woven fabric.

The fabric is then inspected and then washed and dried. Very few chemicals are used in the processing, typically only water and heat.



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77 days ago

Bagless Backpack Vacuum

Sue from Rotorua Central

Comes with 10 filters & all attachments.
New price including gst was $412.
Brought mid July & surplus to requirements now.

Price: $340

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78 days ago

Love your colour with Resene this August!

Resene ColorShop

Is your home starting to look a little dreary and in need of a fresh coat of paint or a pick me up with colour?

Come in and visit your local Resene ColorShop between 5-31 August 2021, buy 1 testpot 60-80ml and get 1 FREE! Plus get 25% off Resene premium paint, primers, sealers and stains 10L. … View more
Is your home starting to look a little dreary and in need of a fresh coat of paint or a pick me up with colour?

Come in and visit your local Resene ColorShop between 5-31 August 2021, buy 1 testpot 60-80ml and get 1 FREE! Plus get 25% off Resene premium paint, primers, sealers and stains 10L.

Offers available with your Resene DIY Card. If you don’t have a card you can sign up free in store or online
See more details online

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79 days ago

Pursue higher education with a Masters Degree

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Masters Study

Meet Hinerangi Busby who shares her journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

I am a graduate of the marae-centred programme, Te Pouhono, transforming Māori communities, promoting mātauranga-a-hapū, a-iwi. My participation took me to the Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori,… View more
Masters Study

Meet Hinerangi Busby who shares her journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

I am a graduate of the marae-centred programme, Te Pouhono, transforming Māori communities, promoting mātauranga-a-hapū, a-iwi. My participation took me to the Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori, and then postgraduate study.

Awanuiārangi centres you. This is the nurturing space of Māori researchers, with the support of academic and professional staff; this all transpires from an authentic indigenous and traditional Māori environment.

My studies have empowered me to play a more pro-active role in whānau and hapū affairs. Instead of being angry at a past that we cannot change, let’s become part of the solution for positive change.
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79 days ago

COVID-19

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Rotorua

Earlier this year, young people were asked to share their experience of COVID-19. The Graeme Dingle Foundation wanted to give them an opportunity to share their story and show the ways in which they had faced the challenges of COVID-19 and the restrictions on their lives.

In today's post, we … View more
Earlier this year, young people were asked to share their experience of COVID-19. The Graeme Dingle Foundation wanted to give them an opportunity to share their story and show the ways in which they had faced the challenges of COVID-19 and the restrictions on their lives.

In today's post, we look at how online learning played in our young people's lives. Keep an eye out as we post some key takeaways from our findings or head to our website and read the full write up today.

Source - Julie Moore, Research & Evaluation Graeme Dingle Foundation

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79 days ago
79 days ago

Friday Puzzle

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

Can you solve this puzzle by moving 1 matchstick?

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79 days ago

Foldable climbing frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rotorua

Construct a climbing frame for upwardly mobile crops and add the colour with Resene paint.

Find out how to create your own.

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80 days ago

Nominate your Nice Neighbour and win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win … View moreWe've had hundreds of community hero shout outs on our Nice Neighbour page, with some even featuring in Stuff's local community papers. It's easy for you to chime in to those raving reviews, all you've got to do is nominate your community champion and be in with a chance to win a Prezzy® Card. Have a think and get nominating now! Nominate now!

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80 days ago

Before and after cleaning

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Rotorua

These curtains are looking as good as new after being treated for mould removal. If you have orange or black spots on your curtains - that is most likely mould! It loves a combination of dust, damp, and heat. It can smell very musty, especially if left to grow. We are experts in mould removal and … View moreThese curtains are looking as good as new after being treated for mould removal. If you have orange or black spots on your curtains - that is most likely mould! It loves a combination of dust, damp, and heat. It can smell very musty, especially if left to grow. We are experts in mould removal and ensure curtains are treated with no colour loss - if you have any questions feel free to give us a call and we can have a chat. 0800 579 0501

83 days ago

SEWING PICKERS NEEDED

Wendy from Rotorua Central

𝐒𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐝! 🧵

ANZ has very kindly donated a great deal of unused uniforms to Dress for Success Charity as suitable interview suits …. However we 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐨 … View more
𝐒𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐝! 🧵

ANZ has very kindly donated a great deal of unused uniforms to Dress for Success Charity as suitable interview suits …. However we 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐨 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝!
So if you & friends have some time to sit & unpick in front of the telly - get in touch. We will 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 & 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵 ~ you just keep your hands busy unpicking!
027 392 4644
#Retired #sewingproject #Support #communitygroups

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83 days ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves … View more
Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

83 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options … View more
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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