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8 hours ago

Help keep the lights on this winter

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are … View more
Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are often forced to choose between providing food, warmth and shelter for their family, knowing the profound impact that going without even one of these things will have on their health and well-being.

Please support this ‘Lights On’ Winter Appeal and help keep families safe, warm and sheltered this winter.

Donate at salvationarmy.org.nz/winter

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/626243601206686/

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17 hours ago

New "tearoom" in Waimate Community Garden. What are your thoughts?

The team Reporter from The Timaru Herald

A community garden's presence continues to grow in Waimate with the construction of a tearoom offering shelter and "a cuppa out of the wind".

The new tearoom will feature a sink, storage space for a barbecue, seating and be supported by a 1000 litre tank that collects rainwater from… View more
A community garden's presence continues to grow in Waimate with the construction of a tearoom offering shelter and "a cuppa out of the wind".

The new tearoom will feature a sink, storage space for a barbecue, seating and be supported by a 1000 litre tank that collects rainwater from the roof. Wastewater will be collected in tubs and feed kiwifruit plants.

What do you think of this new idea? Have you benefited from the community gardens? If so, how?

stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/114246720/waimate-community-garden-group-reaches-out-with-tearoom

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19 hours ago

Sharonika finds resilience through Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and … View moreTeen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’

Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.

Read more abour Sharonika's story here: bit.ly...

Show your support for Sharonika and other young people by joining our Supporters Group here: bit.ly...

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21 hours ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,
Online shopping is getting more popular by the day, but with the convenience of getting parcels delivered to your home comes the danger of potential theft.

Have you ever had an online delivery go missing once it has been delivered?

To read more, click here.

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Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?
  • 17.3% Yes
    17.3% Complete
  • 82.7% No
    82.7% Complete
1010 votes
1 day ago

Nominations close today!!!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, … View more
Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, 11.59pm to submit for judging!

womenofinfluence.co.nz/nominate

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1 day ago

Get a Clever Home package

Genesis Energy

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1 day ago

Magical lanterns light up Geraldine walk

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Watch the video as hundreds of people gather in Geraldine to celebrate "the return of the light".

2 days ago

Get yourself sorted this winter!

AMI Insurance

While you’re cooped up at home during those cold winter days, you might as well get some stuff done, right? If falling leaves are an issue around your home, make sure they’re not clogging up any gutters. Clean pathways thoroughly to make sure they’re not a slip hazard. And if you have a … View moreWhile you’re cooped up at home during those cold winter days, you might as well get some stuff done, right? If falling leaves are an issue around your home, make sure they’re not clogging up any gutters. Clean pathways thoroughly to make sure they’re not a slip hazard. And if you have a holiday house, turn the water off over winter to stop it freezing in the pipes. Get your insurance sorted by visiting AMI online today.

You might also find a list-checking app like the wonderful Wunderlist* handy to power through your winter to dos!
Learn More

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2 days ago

Special Neighbourly Discount

Stuff Pix

Take 50% off your next Stuff Pix movie with the special rewards code: HalfPrice4You

Watch Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star in The Sister Brothers, set in 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Half price… View more
Take 50% off your next Stuff Pix movie with the special rewards code: HalfPrice4You

Watch Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star in The Sister Brothers, set in 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Half price offer ends on 31/07/19, one redemption per user.
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3 days ago

Clean up around your place with Resene!

Resene

Buy $100 or more of any Resene premium paints, primers, sealers or wood stains and get your choice of cleaning product FREE! Choose from Resene Deep Clean 1L, Resene Moss & Mould Killer 1L, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash 1L, Resene Roof and Metal Wash 1L, Resene Timber and Deck Wash 1L or … View moreBuy $100 or more of any Resene premium paints, primers, sealers or wood stains and get your choice of cleaning product FREE! Choose from Resene Deep Clean 1L, Resene Moss & Mould Killer 1L, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash 1L, Resene Roof and Metal Wash 1L, Resene Timber and Deck Wash 1L or Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner 250ml (ready to use or concentrate). PLUS get a special price on Resene Ceiling Paint 10L white. Just $99* per 10L! *Tinting and PaintWise levy extra.

Offer available from 1-31 July 2019 at Resene owned ColorShops and selected resellers, NZ only, while stocks last!

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