Hunter Valley, Wanaka

42 days ago

Wanaka restaurant Spice Room to pay $86,600 for sacking worker on annual leave

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

An Indian restaurant in Wanaka must pay a former worker $86,600 after replacing him while he was on holiday and falsely telling Immigration New Zealand he had no plans to return.

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45 days ago

AMI is celebrating Matariki - let's all celebrate!

AMI Insurance

Whakanuia te tau hou Māori!

AMI is proud to support the Auckland Matariki Festival for the third year running, as supporting our communities is what we’re all about. Matariki is a festival which really brings people together to celebrate Aotearoa, so gather your friends and family and … View more
Whakanuia te tau hou Māori!

AMI is proud to support the Auckland Matariki Festival for the third year running, as supporting our communities is what we’re all about. Matariki is a festival which really brings people together to celebrate Aotearoa, so gather your friends and family and celebrate Matariki with us!

Visit the AMI Hub for more information, or head to the kiwifamilies site to find local events near you.

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44 days ago

Mahu Whenua: The Central Otago spot where conservation meets luxury

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

Situated 20 minutes from Wanaka, Mahu Whenua is a luxury homestead and eco-sanctuary that sits on 136,000 acres made up of four high country sheep stations between Wanaka and Queenstown. The landscape is impressive, the views unparalleled, the vibe is luxurious comfort.

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44 days ago

Keep an eye on your letterbox

Electoral Commission

We’ve been sending out enrolment update packs to everyone who’s enrolled to vote. When you get yours, check it to make sure your details are correct, then you know you’re ready to vote in the local elections.

Want to know more? Visit vote.nz or call us on 0800 36 76 56.
Find out more

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44 days ago

Southern skifields predict busy school holidays despite lack of natural snow

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

Southern skifields are preparing for a big school holiday season, despite limited natural snowfall.

While the Treble Cone skifield, near Wanaka, is yet to open, manager Toby Arnott said cold temperatures over the last two days meant there had been lots of snow making on the mountain.

And Cardrona… View more
Southern skifields are preparing for a big school holiday season, despite limited natural snowfall.

While the Treble Cone skifield, near Wanaka, is yet to open, manager Toby Arnott said cold temperatures over the last two days meant there had been lots of snow making on the mountain.

And Cardrona Alpine Resort manager Bridget Legnavsky said conditions there were "quite good" with all of the main runs open.

45 days ago

Neat places: Ski season supplies in Wānaka

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

A trip to one of these eateries will give you everything you need for a day on the slopes.

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45 days ago

Let's warm up your winter

Lemon&Joy

NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to … View more
NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to toe.

ONE SIZE FITS ALL!!

Lemon& Joy Wearable Blanket keeps you warm & cosy lounging at home, watching TV, camping, at a sporting event or anywhere you need to stay snuggly warm.
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46 days ago

Government approves 681 news homes near Wanaka

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

The Government has approved two large housing developments, which will bring 681 new homes to the Wanaka area.

They were the 400-lot Lake Hāwea special housing area (SHA) and the 281-lot Bright Sky SHA, in Wanaka.

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46 days ago

Inclusive Communities – July 1st to 31st 🤝

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, nationalities, ages, orientations and even genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There’s many ways to take … View more
This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, nationalities, ages, orientations and even genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There’s many ways to take part! From hosting a multicultural potluck where each attendee brings a dish from a country of their choice to coordinating a fundraiser that benefits refugees or our elderly there are thousands of ways big and small to make our households, neighbourhoods, schools and businesses even more inclusive. It could even be as simple as learning from a neighbour how to say ‘hello’ in their native language or ensuring local footpaths are accessible!

Don’t forget this month also coincides with Women’s Refugee Awareness Month and International Day of Friendship on July 30th - a United Nations day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re making your community more inclusive this month by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZinclusivecommunities

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47 days ago

Subdivision developers found guilty of polluting of Clutha River

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

Developers of a Wanaka subdivision have been found guilty of polluting the Clutha River by letting silt and sediment run off their land.

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47 days ago

The Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids

Triton Hearing

When you are choosing a hearing aid it’s hard to know where to start. Get your FREE copy of the Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids - NZ’s only independent guide. Find out about all the best hearing aids, with feature, style and price guides, so it’s easy to choose the right hearing aid for … View moreWhen you are choosing a hearing aid it’s hard to know where to start. Get your FREE copy of the Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids - NZ’s only independent guide. Find out about all the best hearing aids, with feature, style and price guides, so it’s easy to choose the right hearing aid for your lifestyle and budget.

The Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids is available exclusively from Triton Hearing. Get your FREE copy now - call 0800 45 45 42 or visit tritonhearing.co.nz
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47 days ago

L’Oréal New Zealand provided 22,000 care packages for Kiwis in need

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We want to say a massive thank you to the amazing team at L’Oréal New Zealand who rolled up their sleeves this week to pack 22,000 wellbeing packages for New Zealanders in need!

The wellbeing packs include everyday essentials like shampoo, shower gel and moisturiser, along with selected beauty … View more
We want to say a massive thank you to the amazing team at L’Oréal New Zealand who rolled up their sleeves this week to pack 22,000 wellbeing packages for New Zealanders in need!

The wellbeing packs include everyday essentials like shampoo, shower gel and moisturiser, along with selected beauty items.

Part of L’Oréal’s 10th annual Citizen Day, the L’Oréal New Zealand team devoted a full day of work time, taking over the Vodafone Events Centre on 26 June, for a day of volunteering to support individuals and families in need. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff visited and met the team who prepared the 22,000 wellbeing packs.

Thanks again L’Oréal New Zealand!

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49 days ago

Have you nominated yet?!?!?!

The Team from Women of Influence

Nominations are closing soon for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards!

Nominate the local hero or thought-leader in your community for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards. Whether she’s involved in grassroots community work or a global leader, recognise the passionate women who are creating real … View more
Nominations are closing soon for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards!

Nominate the local hero or thought-leader in your community for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards. Whether she’s involved in grassroots community work or a global leader, recognise the passionate women who are creating real change and forging a path for others.

Head to www.womenofinfluence.co.nz... for more information.

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49 days ago

Poll: Should learning about climate change be part of the school curriculum?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Climate change is the most critical issue of the moment, and has been described by our prime minister as her generation's "nuclear-free moment". Its impacts, regardless of your views on it, are only going to get greater.

Yet it is not part of our school curriculum.

Some experts say… View more
Climate change is the most critical issue of the moment, and has been described by our prime minister as her generation's "nuclear-free moment". Its impacts, regardless of your views on it, are only going to get greater.

Yet it is not part of our school curriculum.

Some experts say that has to change. It is such an existential threat that not to make it a requirement to teach children about climate change is doing them a great disservice, they say.

To read more, click here

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Should learning about climate change be part of the school curriculum?
  • 70.4% Yes, of course it should!
    70.4% Complete
  • 15.6% No, absolutely not.
    15.6% Complete
  • 14% I'm not bothered either way.
    14% Complete
1515 votes
49 days ago

Mattress donation helps vulnerable New Zealanders sleep easy

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

We're so grateful to the fantastic team at Ecosa NZ who have recently donated their 1000th mattress to our Family Stores!

Their foam mattresses come with a 100-day trial and money back guarantee, so if customers find the mattress isn't what they like, they can send it back to Ecosa and … View more
We're so grateful to the fantastic team at Ecosa NZ who have recently donated their 1000th mattress to our Family Stores!

Their foam mattresses come with a 100-day trial and money back guarantee, so if customers find the mattress isn't what they like, they can send it back to Ecosa and Ecosa donates them to us. The mattress sales raise funds for our much-needed services in each community and give Family Store customers the opportunity to purchase a near new, high-quality mattress at a significantly discounted price.

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