Thames, Thames

12 days ago

Struggling to hire for next quarter?

Competenz

We recruit apprentices for employers and have candidates ready to go.
Check out some of our current candidates:

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12 days ago

Do I need a new executor?​

Public Trust

Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you … View more
Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you update your will – you can even appoint Public Trust, which gives you the reassurance of an executor who is impartial, always available and has the right expertise. ​
Read on to find out more.

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14 days ago

Make a kid’s Christmas

Variety – the Children’s Charity

In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner … View more
In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner 2-3 times a week so that the children have enough food. This is very stressful… a lot of crying and minimal sleep.” 

Food insecurity is the everyday reality for 98.8% of the families Variety helps.

Please donate today to provide grocery support for families like Melody’s this Christmas.
Donate now

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15 days ago

Building Renovations

Bruce from Thames

Reg builder available for Renovations decks etc also project management ph 0274958809

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15 days ago

Quilting

Mary from Ngatea

Is there someone in the area that does machine quilting please

15 days ago

Public Trust is seeking the following people:

Public Trust

The following are individuals, beneficiaries, and executors of estates we have managed under the Public Trust Act 2001. We’re asking these people to please contact Public Trust at contactus@publictrust.co.nz

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16 days ago

Considering retiring or downsizing? Why you need to get your will sorted now.

Public Trust

"These life changes can have a big impact on your assets, your savings, and your personal belongings, which is why it's important to create or update your will." Bronwyn Cameron Principal Trustee in Christchurch had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently about why it’s essential to … View more"These life changes can have a big impact on your assets, your savings, and your personal belongings, which is why it's important to create or update your will." Bronwyn Cameron Principal Trustee in Christchurch had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently about why it’s essential to create a will when you're planning to retire or downsize. Check out the article in the link below.

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17 days ago

Just an update/reminder everyone ..................

Vernon from Ngatea

Tararu Store and Bait Station is now officially under new Management. Many improvements have been made over the last few weeks and things are changing daily to help and make the customer more welcome.
The store is gradually building up its present stock of your daily ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ and… View more
Tararu Store and Bait Station is now officially under new Management. Many improvements have been made over the last few weeks and things are changing daily to help and make the customer more welcome.
The store is gradually building up its present stock of your daily ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ and with five fridges alone for drinks we are bound to have what you want. Not forgetting that we are your No1. Stop for ‘Ice Cream’ with a selection to die for……. Ummmhh.
TAKE-AWAYS ……. Yes, we are back doing Take-aways. The menu list will be changing soon but we are still covering everything that was here previously. The Take-away times of opening are:

Sun, Tue, Wed - Noon to 18.30pm and Thu, Fri, Sat - Noon to 20.00pm. Monday, NO Take-Away.

HOT PIES ARE AVAILABLE ALL DAY, EVERYDAY.

For the guys and girls who are going fishing, we have every bait you require and all at a very reasonable price. Our Bait and Fishing Guru is Vernon who was the previous owner of Early Bird Bait & Tackle in Totara. If there is anything that he doesn’t know about fishing the Firth, then it’s not worth knowing. Our bait is premium quality with Brands including, Salty Dog, Seaworks, Southern Baits and Coastal Baits. We are here to satisfy the customer and our huge list includes, Razor Belly Pillies, Silver Pillies, NZ Pillies, Illex Squid, Baby Squid, Mullet, Bonito, Jack Mackerel, Blue Mackerel, Baby Blues, Piper, Ballyhoo, Finger Mullet, Anchovies, Bullet Tuna and all Salted Baits. The Berley list includes Salmon, Mussel, Kina, Mackerel and Fish in all weights. There is a very good selection of Tackle and anything you are unsure of, just ask Vernon. We look forward to meeting old friends and please don’t hesitate to let your friends know. For the weekend ‘Fishos’ we are open at 04.30am. and don’t forget the free bag of Salt Ice for every $50.00 spent on bait.

If you are coming through and heading up the coast, make this your No1 stop. Our current times of opening are:

Monday 06.00 – 18.30

Tuesday 06.00 – 18.30

Wednesday 06.00 – 18.30

Thursday 06.00 – 20.00

Friday 06.00 – 20.00

Saturday 04.30 – 20.00

Sunday 04.30 – 18.30

17 days ago

Vaccination Passes are available now

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kiwis are now able to download their Covid vaccination certificate, called 'My Vaccine Pass'.

Anyone who is fully vaccinated can request a pass by visiting mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478. The vaccine pass can be downloaded as an image on your phone, added to Apple Wallet … View more
Kiwis are now able to download their Covid vaccination certificate, called 'My Vaccine Pass'.

Anyone who is fully vaccinated can request a pass by visiting mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478. The vaccine pass can be downloaded as an image on your phone, added to Apple Wallet or Google Pay, or printed out as a hard copy.

Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins has asked people to be patient and request their passes over the next few days, as the website has already seen an overwhelming demand since it was launched this morning.

Passes will not be required to access essential businesses such as schools, supermarkets, or pharmacies, but more details on how they will be implemented are expected to be outlined in the press conference at 1pm today.

What you need to know:

• You can request a vaccine pass at mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478.
• If you don't receive an email with your pass within 24 hours, email the My Covid Record team on help@mycovidrecord.min.health.nz or call 0800 222 478. Check your spam folder first.
• The pass will be required later this year to enter some businesses and venues.
• There are separate passes you can request for domestic use and international travel.

Read more here.

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17 days ago

It's not too late...

Resene

...to nominate a spot in your community needing a splash of colour!

This is the LAST WEEK to make your Resene Colour Your Community nomination so make sure you take a few minutes to share a few words about an organisation, business or community project that needs a bit of a refresh. It could be … View more
...to nominate a spot in your community needing a splash of colour!

This is the LAST WEEK to make your Resene Colour Your Community nomination so make sure you take a few minutes to share a few words about an organisation, business or community project that needs a bit of a refresh. It could be for a park bench that's seen better days, a building that's wilting, a children's playground that lost its shine or a wall that's a bit of a bore.

Apply now for up to $1000 worth of Resene paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

There'll be five winners announced later this month - plus you'll be invited to vote for the People's Choice Award.
Nominate now

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20 days ago

Biz-Boost Competition

Digital Boost

Hi Neighbour,

Nearing the end of the year is a great time to update your digital tools and sort out your business accounting.

But how good would it be to win it all for free!

Digital Boost has two prize packs up for grabs provided by Microsoft* and MYOB* in our Biz-Boost competition.

Entering … View more
Hi Neighbour,

Nearing the end of the year is a great time to update your digital tools and sort out your business accounting.

But how good would it be to win it all for free!

Digital Boost has two prize packs up for grabs provided by Microsoft* and MYOB* in our Biz-Boost competition.

Entering the draw couldn't be easier - just sign in to Digital Boost for free and you’re in with a chance to win one of two Biz-Boost prize packs to boost your business.

If you are already signed up to Digital Boost you can enter too! Simply login to Digital Boost and grow your learning by watching a new How To video between 10th - 30th November, and you're in to win!

For extra chances to win share with friends, family or colleagues.

What are you waiting for? Login and enter today! *Terms and conditions apply.

The Team at Digital Boost

19 days ago

The importance of creating a will when you have a blended family.

Public Trust

"It's essential that when you're in a blended family, you have a well-written will that takes your relationship and children of each parent into account and that you have considered all the other important aspects like assets and property" David Dunlevey Principal Trustee in … View more"It's essential that when you're in a blended family, you have a well-written will that takes your relationship and children of each parent into account and that you have considered all the other important aspects like assets and property" David Dunlevey Principal Trustee in Invercargill had a chat with Stuff.co.nz on the importance of wills when you have a blended family as part of our Later Life campaign. Check out the article in the link below.

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19 days ago

Oak fireplace cover

Gaye from Thames

If you have a fireplace this is the perfect cover when not using the fire stops all droughts and looks great.

Price: $30

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19 days ago

Christmas SALES now on!

The Team from Mags4Gifts

Hi neighbours,

Turn the 12 days of Christmas into 12 months of Christmas when buying a magazine subscription for your loved one this holiday season. We're slashing prices by up to 33% off on Kiwis' favourite magazines including the NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden and the TV Guide.
Browse all

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19 days ago

Changing Seasons!

Climate Insights - Waikato

Hi Neighbours,
As we approach summer we are reminded of the change we are seeing in our New Zealand seasons.

We can all recall the images of the impacts of extreme recent rains in urban Auckland and rural Canterbury. As summer temperatures warm and the season gets longer and longer, the cooling … View more
Hi Neighbours,
As we approach summer we are reminded of the change we are seeing in our New Zealand seasons.

We can all recall the images of the impacts of extreme recent rains in urban Auckland and rural Canterbury. As summer temperatures warm and the season gets longer and longer, the cooling degree day analysis and heatwave days can help you to prepare for such events.

Climate Insights has added two new variables to its Residential Property Climate Risk Report: tropical cyclone and tsunami risk. Information is knowledge. A Climate Insights property report on your residential property also includes tips on what can be done to improve the resilience of your property and householders to emerging weather and climate risks. It only takes minutes to generate a report for any address.

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