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72 days ago

Help us to "Light up Loneliness" by encouraging your local council to get involved.

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to … View more
Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness is a growing group of non-profit organisations, businesses and researchers working together to end loneliness for individuals, in communities, and at workplaces in New Zealand.

They are now calling on Local Government to help them “Light up loneliness”.

“Imagine if every Mayor and Council across New Zealand helped promote the “Lets End Loneliness” website and made tackling loneliness a priority, using their own local community resources,” says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive.

“It would be a gamechanger. Taking this issue out of the shadows, reducing the stigma and shame, and giving it light is the aim of the campaign” she says.

Social connection is a key factor for healthy, prosperous people, communities, and workplaces, but loneliness in New Zealand is increasing. In the March 2021 quarter 18.4% of New Zealanders felt lonely most, all or some of the time, up from 16.6% in 2018, and 13.9% in 2014.

“Many of us have experienced loneliness at some time in our lives and we know that feels horrible, but it can be addressed and solved. Together we can end loneliness for New Zealanders who feel isolated” says Sam Johnson, Founder and Chief Executive of Student Volunteer Army.

The letsendloneliness.co.nz website provides information on tackling loneliness and where to get help, as well as up-to-date news and research.

“The website is designed as a source of information which also links people to support services. We challenge every Local Council in New Zealand to create a link on their own websites to letsendloneliness.co.nz” says Sam Johnson.

The recent COVID-19 lockdown highlights that everyone can feel isolated and lonely. Catherine Hall, Chief Executive of Alzheimers New Zealand believes everyone should feel safe, supported, loved, and connected.

“Sadly, people often find family, whānau and friends take a step back just when they need them most. We stand alongside our coalition partners and with all New Zealanders, to make sure no one feels alone.”

Help light up loneliness! The campaign is not just for councils. Anyone can create a link to the letsendloneliness.co.nz or post a mention through social media channels to support the ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign.

Together we can end loneliness, one person, one community, one workplace at a time.

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73 days ago

Produce Swap Cart

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to … View more
Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to others.
There is already a good range of vegetable seedlings and lemons ready for new homes.

Stop by and check it out!

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73 days ago

Produce Swap Cart

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to … View more
Located in our gateway at Kiwi Seed Co. Marl Ltd, 527 Old Renwick Road

If you have any excess fruit, veges, plants, eggs (must be dated) or home preserves/jams, you are welcome to leave them on our cart.
Everyone is also welcome to take what they need from the cart. Please be considerate to others.
There is already a good range of vegetable seedlings and lemons ready for new homes.

Stop by and check it out!

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74 days ago

Kōwhai magazine is out now!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food … View more
In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food brings people together, so follow Manu’s guide to creating the most delicious platter to share with your friends and whānau.
Read our free online copy

75 days ago

Timely reasons you should make your will.

Public Trust

"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, … View more"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, especially in these uncertain times. Check out the article in the link below.

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76 days ago

👋 Jeff is a home, car, boat and digger owner, born and raised in Whangārei.

Competenz

Jeff has a wife and two boys and a whole bunch of sheep. He was able to earn on the job and buy his first home while he completed his apprenticeship.

Take care of yourself and your whānau without the debt of a student loan to hold you back. This is your sign to embrace the fluro!

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76 days ago

We’re here for tamariki

The Team from ACC New Zealand

If tamariki are injured in an accident anywhere in Aotearoa, ACC is here to support them until they can get back to everyday life – including financial support for medical services, care and equipment. Find out more

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76 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
Find out more

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76 days ago

sink bench

Mary from Blenheim

perfect for outside (Or inside)
Excellent condition
2.8 metres x 50 cm. 2 full size sinks + plugs. Stainless Steel.

Price: $200

76 days ago

Using social media for your business

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

We understand that every penny counts for small business owners. Often this means finding ways of connecting with customers and increasing awareness of your brand - without the hefty price tag!

That's why getting your business on social media is a no-brainer. It’s one of the … View more
Hi Neighbour,

We understand that every penny counts for small business owners. Often this means finding ways of connecting with customers and increasing awareness of your brand - without the hefty price tag!

That's why getting your business on social media is a no-brainer. It’s one of the most cost-effective forms of digital marketing. Plus, it's easy to get started and begin making an impact immediately. Digital Boost can help you get set up and understand how all the different social media channels work.

Jump over to Digital Boost for an introduction to social media channels, advice on how to set up your first Facebook campaign, or tips on how to establish your presence on Facebook or Instagram.

We’ve got plenty of resources to get you going on your social media journey and we’re here to help.

Get started on building a strong online presence today!
Hashtag - what are you waiting for?

The team at Digital Boost

77 days ago

Digitising your business with Frances Valintine

The Team from Digital Boost

Digitising your business should be a priority right now, an online presence is vital in today’s ever-evolving landscape.

Digital Boost can help you get started in this very special Digital Boost Q&A session with Frances Valintine - founder and CEO of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab.
View more
Digitising your business should be a priority right now, an online presence is vital in today’s ever-evolving landscape.

Digital Boost can help you get started in this very special Digital Boost Q&A session with Frances Valintine - founder and CEO of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab.
Frances will discuss the importance of digitising your business and offer guidance to get your business moving forward online.

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Click here to register and join Frances for this exciting opportunity!
Find out more

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77 days ago

Why do I need a new will?​

Public Trust

If you haven’t updated your will in a long time, it’s important to create a new one. ​

Having a will gives your family peace of mind during the grieving process. When your wishes are clearly outlined in a legal document, it gives everyone the clarity they need, and ensures nothing… View more
If you haven’t updated your will in a long time, it’s important to create a new one. ​

Having a will gives your family peace of mind during the grieving process. When your wishes are clearly outlined in a legal document, it gives everyone the clarity they need, and ensures nothing is overlooked or forgotten. ​

It’s easy to get everything in order and up to date by asking yourself a few key questions..
Read on to find out more

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78 days ago

Is your property climate resilient?

Climate Insights

Find out today by accessing the latest climate science for your property with Climate Insights.

Risks to your investment and the roof over your and your family’s head are something that you can manage. With estimates of up to an 8 percent increase in damages from extreme rainfall alone between… View more
Find out today by accessing the latest climate science for your property with Climate Insights.

Risks to your investment and the roof over your and your family’s head are something that you can manage. With estimates of up to an 8 percent increase in damages from extreme rainfall alone between now and 2040 and up to 25 percent by 2100 we need to act now.

Your first step could be a physical risk assessment and adaptation guide for either your current or future home. Check out the sample reports and get one for yourself.
Download your Property Climate Risk Report

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78 days ago

Lead contamination forces recall of sugar products

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Six sugar products have been recalled by major manufacturers due to lead contamination.

Raw and brown sugar products by Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths are affected, and have been sold at retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand through October to November 4 2021.

In a statement, … View more
Six sugar products have been recalled by major manufacturers due to lead contamination.

Raw and brown sugar products by Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths are affected, and have been sold at retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand through October to November 4 2021.

In a statement, MPI said that that the food safety risk from these products is low, and informed customers who have bought these products to not consume them.

Here's what you need to know:

NAME OF PRODUCT
- Chelsea brand Raw Sugar (500g, 1.2kg, and 4kg)
- Chelsea brand Soft Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg)
- Pams brand Raw Sugar (1kg)
- Pams brand Soft Brown Sugar (1kg)
- Woolworths brand Raw Sugar (500g and 1kg)
- Woolworths brand Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg)

BATCH MARKING
- Chelsea brand Raw Sugar (500g, 1.2kg, and 4kg): Lot 21271 through to Lot 21303
- Chelsea brand Soft Brown Sugar (500g and 1kg): Lot 21280 through to Lot 21293
- Pams brand Raw Sugar (1kg): Lot 21270 through to Lot 21302
- Pams brand Soft Brown Sugar (1kg): Lot 21272 through to Lot 21303
- Woolworths brand Raw Sugar (500g, and 1kg): Lot 21274 through to Lot 21281
- Woolworths brand Brown Sugar (500g, and 1kg): Lot 21278 through to Lot 21303

The recall does not affect any other Chelsea brands of sugar or any other products manufactured by these companies.

Customers are encouraged to get in touch with their retailer to get a full refund.

To find out more about this recall, please visit the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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78 days ago

Dog Bath

Rod from Blenheim

Elevated dog bath, suit dogs up to 20 kg. As new, cost over $200, $100 ono, can deliver Blenheim area.
Contact: 021 339172
Rod Lofthouse

Negotiable

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