Tikitere - Mourea, Rotorua

53 days ago

Confused?

NumberWorks'nWords Rotorua

To is a preposition with several meanings, including “toward” and “until.”
Too is an adverb that can mean “excessively” or “also.”
Two is also pronounced the same as to and too, but it can’t be used instead of either of them because it’s a number.

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53 days ago

Mental Health + Well-Being - September 1st to 30th 😌

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Did you know 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For … View more
Did you know 1 in 4 New Zealand adults will suffer from a mental disorder or distress at some point in their lives? When they do, let’s make sure they don’t have to go it alone. To create safer, more caring communities we need to not only look after ourselves but those around us as well.

For the month of September, we want to come together to share ways to boost mental health and well-being. For example, you could host an online catch up or quiz, call a neighbour who lives alone, challenge your family and friends to try a new hobby or move your body more to improve your own well-being. If you or someone you know is going through a rough patch, don’t forget you can call or text 1737 anytime for free support from a trained counsellor.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re looking out for your well-being and helping others with theirs 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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54 days ago

Calling all Small Businesses!

Neighbourly

Hungry for local customers? Grow your Business with Neighbourly and grab a 3 month Premium Business listing for only $79+GST*

Usually $149+GST, Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your local community. Find friendly neighbours who need your services, showcase what makes … View more
Hungry for local customers? Grow your Business with Neighbourly and grab a 3 month Premium Business listing for only $79+GST*

Usually $149+GST, Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your local community. Find friendly neighbours who need your services, showcase what makes you stand out from the rest and connect with people who want to ‘shop local’.

Limited time only. T&Cs apply
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54 days ago

Operating update

Resene ColorShop

We are delighted that we can once again supply paint and decorating accessories to you from Resene ColorShops.

For those in Level 3 areas, you can order online at shop.resene.co.nz, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. See www.resene.co.nz/colorshops for your local Resene ColorShop … View more
We are delighted that we can once again supply paint and decorating accessories to you from Resene ColorShops.

For those in Level 3 areas, you can order online at shop.resene.co.nz, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. See www.resene.co.nz/colorshops for your local Resene ColorShop details. You can choose to click and collect or get your order delivered by contactless delivery. Resene ColorShops in Level 3 areas will be open their normal hours, except for Naenae (closed) and Gore (reduced hours 9am-3pm).

For those in Level 4 areas (Auckland/Northland), you can order paint and decorating supplies online at shop.resene.co.nz or email colorshoponline@resene.co.nz and we can arrange contactless delivery of your order to you. Please allow extra time for delivery as the products will be coming from a Level 3 area. Resene ColorShops in Level 4 areas will remain closed until we reach Level 3.

If you are working on a project or planning a project, our staff are here to help you. You can Ask a Tech Expert free online anytime, Ask a Colour Expert free online anytime, request a free virtual colour consultation or call 0800 737 363 (during normal working hours). We look forward to helping you.

We appreciate your support and hope everyone stays safe.
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55 days ago

Last chance to nominate!

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

This is not a drill, Bay of Plenty 📣 there are less than 48 hours until nominations close for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

This is your LAST CHANCE to nominate a good sort making a positive impact - whether they’re an artist you admire, a coach going the extra mile, or an … View more
This is not a drill, Bay of Plenty 📣 there are less than 48 hours until nominations close for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.

This is your LAST CHANCE to nominate a good sort making a positive impact - whether they’re an artist you admire, a coach going the extra mile, or an essential worker making a difference - it’s up to you to get their name in the ring! Nominations close midnight 31 August.

What are you waiting for? Head over the nzawards.org.nz/nominate now!

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55 days ago

What are you growing now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

We're looking for lockdown gardening ideas! With New Zealanders stuck at home everyone is keen to get into their gardens, but they can't get to the shops to buy plants and seeds. So we want to hear from you some suggestions for crops you can start or sow from what you … View more
Dear neighbours,

We're looking for lockdown gardening ideas! With New Zealanders stuck at home everyone is keen to get into their gardens, but they can't get to the shops to buy plants and seeds. So we want to hear from you some suggestions for crops you can start or sow from what you have on hand or useful gardening hacks using just what you have at home already without going to the shops.

It doesn't have to be a big idea - just something like growing spring onions from the base or sprouting avocado seeds to make a houseplant. Send your tips and ideas to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz and we'll publish the best ideas in NZ Gardener.

Make sure you include your full name and address - only your name and the region you live in will be published but if we use your tip we will send you a free copy of the magazine.

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55 days ago

Planning what to grow? Put these new varieties on your to-plant list!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Here's our list of the best new-release varieties of edible plants to grow this season.

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56 days ago

Print company soaring with success

Competenz

Family-owned Auckland print company Soar is flying high, with two of its team winning accolades at the prestigious Pride in Print 2021 awards.

Print apprentice Travis Jordan was named the Print Industry Apprentice of the Year, while Alex Huynh won the Workplace Trainer of the Year. For Travis, … View more
Family-owned Auckland print company Soar is flying high, with two of its team winning accolades at the prestigious Pride in Print 2021 awards.

Print apprentice Travis Jordan was named the Print Industry Apprentice of the Year, while Alex Huynh won the Workplace Trainer of the Year. For Travis, the award is an acknowledgement of the time and effort he has put into his craft.

“It’s really special and a reminder that you get out what you put in,” he says. “The award is something I’ll happily carry with me throughout my career.”

It's awesome to see not only one of our apprentices getting recognition, but also the skilled team member who trained him winning an award.

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76 days ago

cats

Alan from Rotorua Central

There is a cat which keeps on coming on to our deck and spraying on the BBQ and furniture
does anyone know or what we could do to stop it.
No cats or dogs has not worked

58 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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58 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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59 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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60 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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60 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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61 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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