Ruapehu District, Taumarunui

61 days ago

Manawatu Walking Festival has new walks

Walking New Zealand

Come and spend a weekend in Palmerston North for the 7th Manawatu Walking Festival from 5-7 March 2021.

Choose from eleven guided walks, including sunset, farm, country, river, sculpture, historic, mountain views, etc

Exciting walks to suit all ages and fitness types

Hosted by … View more
Come and spend a weekend in Palmerston North for the 7th Manawatu Walking Festival from 5-7 March 2021.

Choose from eleven guided walks, including sunset, farm, country, river, sculpture, historic, mountain views, etc

Exciting walks to suit all ages and fitness types

Hosted by experienced tramping guides, historians, conservationists, story-tellers and photographers.

For more info go to www.mwf.org.nz.

Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential.
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61 days ago

Come along to your Community Health Forum

Waikato District Health Board

Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing. Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: 1.30 – 3.30pm, Monday 22 February
Where:… View more
Kia ora neighbours, we at Waikato DHB want more of you to have a say in health. We’re on a journey to enable better access to local community health and wellbeing. Come along and share your knowledge and experience as we work together on this.

When: 1.30 – 3.30pm, Monday 22 February
Where: St John’s, 4 Baird Road, Te Kauwhata

When: 2-4pm, Thursday 25 February
Where: Friendship House, 55 William Street, Raahui Pookeka / Huntly

Community Health Forums are a gathering of local people who share in a conversation about what matters to their community and hear what’s happening from the DHB and other local organisations/groups.

We look forward to meeting you. He whakarongo tātou – we’re here to listen
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61 days ago

Only one month to go until Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 kicks off!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to… View more
This year's event runs from March 20 - 30th with the theme being 'The Great Plant Swap' as an easy way for neighbourhoods to grow stronger together.

Here's some ideas for ways you could get involved:

• swap seeds with a neighbour
• gift a plant you've grown to a neighbour
• take some flowers to a neighbour
• organise a produce swap
• share garden tips or recipes for food in season
• create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways
• host an inclusive garden-themed working bee
• a friendly neighbourhood BBQ with homegrown ingredients

The options are endless! At the end of the day, our shared aim is to help bring people together by encouraging intentional connection with our neighbours. Whether that be organising a street party, sharing a cuppa, or simply saying ‘Kia Ora!” to those who live around you, every action helps to create a safer and more connected New Zealand.

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62 days ago

Make a space themed headboard

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Make a boring old headboard an exciting glow in the dark feature for a space themed kid’s room with Resene FX Nightlight glow in the dark paint.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how you can create your own

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63 days ago

Trading the office for the farm

Primary ITO

Primary ITO’s Dani Low says over the past year, career changers including bankers, accountants and chefs have joined school leavers and young people looking to make a start in Southland’s dairy industry in the wake of the economic reshuffle from Covid-19.

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Primary ITO’s Dani Low says over the past year, career changers including bankers, accountants and chefs have joined school leavers and young people looking to make a start in Southland’s dairy industry in the wake of the economic reshuffle from Covid-19.

The Government is covering training fees until 31 December 2022 so there’s never been a better time to invest in yourself and your people.

Contact Dani Low on 027 229 9988 or email dani.low@primaryito.ac.nz
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66 days ago

Auckland to move to Alert Level 2, rest of New Zealand to move to Alert Level 1

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert … View more
UPDATE
17 February
4.53pm

The rest of New Zealand will return at Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- New Zealand will return to Alert Level 1 with Auckland moving to Alert Level 2.
- These restrictions will be reviewed February 22.
- There has been an additional 1 case confirmed, with the positive case a member of the same household bubble.
- New locations of interest have been loaded on the Ministry of Health website.
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UPDATE
16 February
1.09pm

There are no new community cases Ashley Bloomfield confirmed in a 1pm update today. There are no new cases in MIQ facilities.
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UPDATE
15 February
4.20pm

Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield are currently providing an update to media at a post-cabinet press conference.

Here's what you need to know:
- The Prime Minister says there's a variety of scenarios on how the virus got into the community. To date, health officials are still attempting to establish the source of the outbreak.
- 42 people have been identified as close contacts.
- The first batch of Pfizer vaccines - 60,000 doses - arrived this morning on a Singapore Airlines flight.
- Vaccines will be offered to border and MIQ workers from this Saturday.
- This will be the largest vaccine programme in New Zealand's history, Jacinda Ardern says.
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UPDATE
February 15
1.36pm

The Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation. There are no new community cases.
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UPDATE
February 15
8.18am

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that the first two February cases are the highly infectious UK strain. There is no link to any MIQ infections.
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All regions outside Auckland have moved to Alert Level 2.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation at 7.00pm Sunday, announcing all regions excluding Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tonight.

Here's what you need to know:
- Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.
- Mask use is encouraged when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing.
- From 11.59pm tonight, travel to Auckland will no longer be possible with the heightened alert level - unless you are returning home.
- The full list of rules under Alert Level 2 can be found here.
- Here's the full list of locations of interest where the cases visited.

Neighbourly will update this message as further information comes to hand.

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64 days ago

Free AgriSkills Training with UCOL @Taratahi

UCOL

UCOL at Taratahi have short residential courses starting now, providing candidates with a jump start to a career on the land.

These are fully-funded courses delivered in partnership with MPI and provide skills and training to meet needs across the primary industries.

Starting from March there… View more
UCOL at Taratahi have short residential courses starting now, providing candidates with a jump start to a career on the land.

These are fully-funded courses delivered in partnership with MPI and provide skills and training to meet needs across the primary industries.

Starting from March there are courses in Apiculture, Dairy, Shearing, Fencing, general Ag-contracting and specialist vehicle training.

All courses are residential at Taratahi, both the cost of board and training is covered*.

Following training at Taratahi, UCOL has fee-free agriculture certificates and diplomas or job opportunities that await.

Get in touch with UCOL today (0800 GO UCOL), secure your place and get the skills to start your career on the land.

*Candidates must be over 18 for residential stay, self-catering at weekends.
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64 days ago

Pams bacon pieces recalled

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It has been revealed that aluminium pieces may be present in a Pams product.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries advised that a specific batch of "Pams Bacon Pieces" should not be consumed due to the possible presence of the foreign matter.

So far, there have been no… View more
It has been revealed that aluminium pieces may be present in a Pams product.

In a statement, the Ministry for Primary Industries advised that a specific batch of "Pams Bacon Pieces" should not be consumed due to the possible presence of the foreign matter.

So far, there have been no reports of associated injuries but if consumers have any concerns about their health, they should contact health officials.

What you need to know:
- The product is sold in Pak'n Save, Four Square and New World stores throughout the country.
- The best before date is February 28 2021.
- The bacon pieces weigh 350g and are contained in a plastic wrapping.

Customers are asked to return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Further queries can be directed to Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd on 0800 24 51 14

For further information on the recall please visit the New Zealand Food Safety Website.

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66 days ago

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE

The Team from New Zealand Police

From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit … View more
From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.

More information on the Alert Levels here: covid19.govt.nz...

For everything you need to know visit www.covid19.govt.nz....

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67 days ago

Tell us about a local business that makes your day?

Prospa

We all love a cheeky grin and a wave from our local grocer, or a toot from the delivery driver, or a coffee order that’s ready before we arrive. And especially over the last year, it’s been the small businesses in our communities that have almost made things seem ‘normal’. Well, it’s … View moreWe all love a cheeky grin and a wave from our local grocer, or a toot from the delivery driver, or a coffee order that’s ready before we arrive. And especially over the last year, it’s been the small businesses in our communities that have almost made things seem ‘normal’. Well, it’s payback time!

Give your favourite local business owner the recognition they deserve by nominating them in the 2021 Prospa Local Business Hero awards – and they could be up for some fantastic prizes (T&C’s apply).

Every nominated business receives a free 3-month premium listing on Neighbourly. The 11 Regional finalists get a $100 Prezzy® gift card for the business (and one for the nominator too) and a 12-month Premium Business listing on Neighbourly (valued at $399). The National winner receives $2,500 cash prize from Prospa, a $5,000 Stuff advertising package and a $2,500 Neighbourly package.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
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68 days ago

Pioneering a new way of living

Ryman Healthcare Limited

There’s a new generation pioneering what it means to be living in retirement. They’re making the most of every moment, trying new things and rediscovering passions that were lost when responsibilities took over.

They’re busy enjoying newfound independence and relaxing into creativity.
We … View more
There’s a new generation pioneering what it means to be living in retirement. They’re making the most of every moment, trying new things and rediscovering passions that were lost when responsibilities took over.

They’re busy enjoying newfound independence and relaxing into creativity.
We want to help them do it. That’s why we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
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70 days ago

Where did all the waterbeds go?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Did you have - or do you still have - a Waterbed? I hunted high and low for someone who still used one of the originals, but couldn't find a soul who'd own up to it.
What do you think about these wonderfully kitsch pieces of retro bedroom decor?

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69 days ago

Our February SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to … View more
Our first SuperSeniors Newsletter of the year is out now!

This issue has information about a free driving course from Age Concern New Zealand and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, some advice from SPCA about pet ownership, a warning from Consumer NZ about a discount scheme being offered to seniors, tips on how to look after your wellbeing and loads more.

Check it out and pass it on! bit.ly...

Want to subscribe? You can do so here: bit.ly...

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69 days ago

Personalise a print!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Taupo

Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your … View more
Need a quick way to add colour to a room? Add your own creative flair to a shop-bought art print using a few Resene testpots and you can have a one of a kind pick me up for your wall.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own.

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72 days ago

Poll: Which photograph takes the cake?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these… View more
Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these down to six brilliantly captured photographs in the running to win a Canon EOS camera.

You can hear more about these finalist entries on our blog, but judging is simple:
Cast your vote in the poll below before 3pm, February 11.

Which photograph takes the cake?
  • 42.5% Finalist 1: Ken Hansen (The beach)
    42.5% Complete
  • 11.8% Finalist 2: Tiana Golder (Mana Wāhine)
    11.8% Complete
  • 12.4% Finalist 3: Tom Mazey (Vintage cars)
    12.4% Complete
  • 7% Finalist 4: Vivian Gehrmann (On the farm)
    7% Complete
  • 16.6% Finalist 5: Stephane Dussau (Maori Battallion)
    16.6% Complete
  • 9.8% Finalist 6: Kate Henry (Kids playing)
    9.8% Complete
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