Turangi, Turangi

1 hour ago

Time to upskill or reskill?

Competenz

Since the start of the year, we've had more than 1,500 people sign-up to become apprentices. Some of them are re-skilling from one profession into a career they love. With skills shortages in key industries, employers are hiring and offering training through the fees-free apprenticeships … View moreSince the start of the year, we've had more than 1,500 people sign-up to become apprentices. Some of them are re-skilling from one profession into a career they love. With skills shortages in key industries, employers are hiring and offering training through the fees-free apprenticeships programme.

Sign-up with Competenz to find your apprenticeship.
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1 hour ago

Preventing the spread of wilding pines

Biosecurity New Zealand

A lot of mahi is going on to remove wilding pines around Taupo's special landscapes. Where today you may see trees turning brown, in future these landscapes will be restored.

This is thanks to huge efforts around the region, involving Iwi Trusts, community groups, volunteers and workers, … View more
A lot of mahi is going on to remove wilding pines around Taupo's special landscapes. Where today you may see trees turning brown, in future these landscapes will be restored.

This is thanks to huge efforts around the region, involving Iwi Trusts, community groups, volunteers and workers, in coordination with Waikato Regional Council. It's all part of the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme.

If you have questions about wilding pines locally, talk to Waikato Regional Council. To learn about the removal of wildings around Orakei Korako and why we need to prevent the spread, visit wildingpines.nz
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10 hours ago

SuperSeniors June

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and … View more
The latest edition of SuperSeniors is out now!

In this issue, we profile one of the unsung heroes of the Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) and learn more about the help the service offers.

We also chat with Dr Doug Wilson, 2021 Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau, and Andrea Gaskin, Director and Founder of charity organisation Connect the Dots, about how she’s making the art scene in Auckland accessible to seniors.

There’s advice on how to eat healthy, how to get tech savvy, and updated laws for renters and landlords.

Check it out and be sure to share!: bit.ly...

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1 day ago

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Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

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14 hours ago

Exhibition celebrates new beginnings with te whare pora

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

A new exhibition showcasing te whare pora (the art of weaving) will launch at the Taupō Museum this Saturday.

The exhibition, Poipoia, Ngā Pia o Te Whare Pora, will include a range of works created by students from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, alongside the Museum’s own collection. Visitors can … View more
A new exhibition showcasing te whare pora (the art of weaving) will launch at the Taupō Museum this Saturday.

The exhibition, Poipoia, Ngā Pia o Te Whare Pora, will include a range of works created by students from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, alongside the Museum’s own collection. Visitors can expect to see kono (baskets), kete (kit) and kakahu (cloaks).

Taupō Museum curator Piata Winitana-Murray said the exhibition also celebrates Matariki (Māori New Year), the star constellation that signals the new year in Māori traditions.

“We’re very proud to exhibit works from both past and present raranga students from Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Turangi, alongside woven pieces from the Museum’s collection.

“These works celebrate the journey of weaving from pia (trainee) to tohunga (expert), exchanging, conversing, as learner and teacher, while under the guiding constellation of Matariki.”

Notable pieces on display include a large, collective piece titled ‘Puawaitanga’ which was created by Te Wananga o Aotearoa students in 2014. As well as a kahu puakarimu (rain cape), a replica of a rare kakahu housed at Te Papa which uses dyed red and black club moss, which was woven by former kaiako (tutor) Margaret Belshaw.

The exhibition is open from this Saturday 19 June through until Friday August 2. Taupō Museum is open seven days from 10am to 4.30pm and entry is free to Taupō District residents with proof of address.

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1 day ago

Looking for an apprentice?

Competenz

Hi Neighbours,
make use of our free recruitment service and advertise your entry-level and apprentice roles with Competenz. We have pre-qualified and motivated jobseekers ready to match with your business.
Enquire through our online job board and our team will be in touch, easy!

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1 day ago

Fibre installation made easy

The Team from Chorus

Find out what’s involved in getting fibre installed at your place with our new series of videos. Funny and informative you’ll be an expert in no time. Watch now

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1 day ago

Extendable dining table and 6x chairs

Linda from Taupo Central

1.8m white wood dining table and 6x dark wood chairs. Table extends to 2.2m. Very good condition

Price: $950

2 days ago

RMHC® New Zealand Annual Appeal

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Help us house families with hospitalised children. Join the fight to fund a night. Find out more

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2 days ago

What's On: Taupo Woodworkers

Catherine from Kinloch

1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at 41 Hindmarsh Drive, Taupo. All interested are welcome. Tuition and demonstrations at each meeting. N/C. Ph David 021 1844 086
Taupo Woodworkers
  • Taupo Woodworkers Guild
4 days ago

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

The Block NZ is back on our screens on Monday, but let's hope there are no more silly decor challenges and over-the-top reserves.

3 days ago

Resident-friendly terms

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly… View more
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family.

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees include terms such as our deferred management fee that is capped at 20 percent, one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment*, and comprehensive care can be dialled up as your needs change.

Terms like these provide you with greater confidence to live the way you want.
*Some conditions apply
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4 days ago

$1 Auction at the Fieldays!

AGrowQuip NZ

Hi neighbours – Come take part in our AGrowQuip $1 tractor auction at this year’s Fieldays, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event!

Held 16-19 June in Mystery Creek, we have two different stands this year, M51 dedicated to our agriculture/golf & turf and you can find our … View more
Hi neighbours – Come take part in our AGrowQuip $1 tractor auction at this year’s Fieldays, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event!

Held 16-19 June in Mystery Creek, we have two different stands this year, M51 dedicated to our agriculture/golf & turf and you can find our construction & forestry team at D23.

We are the exclusive franchise dealer for John Deere in the Auckland and Waikato regions for Agriculture and the exclusive franchise dealer for John Deere in the North Island for Golf & Turf and Construction & Forestry; locally owned and operated with eight branches and over 150 dedicated staff.
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5 days ago

Welcome sign

Resene ColorShop Gisborne

A vintage print can make a great welcome sign for your home entrance way by simply adding some hand painted letters in your choice of Resene colours!

Find out how to create your own.

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5 days ago

Toastmasters New Zealand North District Conference

Toastmasters

Toastmasters New Zealand North hosted the highlight of the Toastmasters year, “UNMUTE Me,” the 2021 Toastmasters New Zealand District 112 Conference. The District Council elected Stephen Budai DTM as District Director effective 1 July 2021.

The four annual contests were also held during the… View more
Toastmasters New Zealand North hosted the highlight of the Toastmasters year, “UNMUTE Me,” the 2021 Toastmasters New Zealand District 112 Conference. The District Council elected Stephen Budai DTM as District Director effective 1 July 2021.

The four annual contests were also held during the conference. Bradley Thompson (Hamilton, Division P) was the winner of the International Speech Contest and will go on to represent Toastmasters New Zealand North in the International Region Quarter finals.

Winners of the international region semi-finals will take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking.
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