199 days ago

Thinking of living in a retirement village?

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is running a free seminar in Rotorua on Wednesday, August 26, about the financial implications of moving into a retirement village.

CFFC's Retirement Villages Lead, Troy Churton, will discuss types of retirement villages, the costs of moving into and living in them, and how they operate. The seminar will also explain some important residents' rights and where you can find out more information.

The seminar is 90 minutes long and will include question and answer time.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided.

Places are limited and while attendance is free, please register to reserve a seat.

Register by clicking the link below:

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2 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

14 hours ago

Choosing an education in a covid world

St Peter's School

When New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 came into effect in March 2020, schools around the country faced the challenge of a transitioning from onsite to online learning.

As students adjusted to the shift in their educational environment, many schools were ill-prepared to move to quickly to online learning. Schools such as St Peter’s in Cambridge were readily prepared for a seamless transfer between classroom and digital learning.

With each student ready to use online platforms such as Google Classroom and Hangouts, a streamlined shift was enabled as soon as the lockdown occurred.

Find out why more families are choosing St Peter’s at our Open Day on 12 March.
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3 days ago

We Say/You Say: A kiwi century

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi Taupō,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.

The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing them for release in predator-free areas around the country.

While reaching this significant milestone, the facility also has 12 eggs in incubation and 17 chicks waiting to be released from the brooder room.

When kiwi chicks get to four-weeks-old, they will be released into Mountain Maungatautari predator-free sanctuary. The offspring of sanctuary kiwi are released into other parts of the North Island to establish new kiwi populations or to boost existing ones in predator-free areas.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Taupō Times.
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