Hunter Valley, Wanaka

55 days ago

Local collection events - Amnesty and Buy-back

Social Media Advisor from New Zealand Police

Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just … View more
Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just that.

We look forward to working with all our communities across Aotearoa as part of this journey.

www.police.govt.nz...

56 days ago

Will you dunk it for Plunket?

Resene

Between 20 June and 1 July 2019, for every regularly priced blue testpot you purchase, Resene will donate $1 to Plunket – New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

Plunket works together with families and … View more
Between 20 June and 1 July 2019, for every regularly priced blue testpot you purchase, Resene will donate $1 to Plunket – New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

Plunket works together with families and communities to ensure the best start for every child. So, now’s the perfect time to try your hand at that DIY you’ve been meaning to get around to – and help support Kiwi kids in the process.

For more details, visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, NZ only.
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57 days ago

Are you feeling that neighbourly spirit?

Alzheimers NZ

Got 20 minutes spare and feeling that neighbourly spirit? Why not become a Dementia Friend?

The number of Kiwis with dementia is expected to triple in the coming years. Nearly every Kiwi knows someone with dementia. That is a lot of us.

Alzheimers NZ’s Dementia Friends programme aims … View more
Got 20 minutes spare and feeling that neighbourly spirit? Why not become a Dementia Friend?

The number of Kiwis with dementia is expected to triple in the coming years. Nearly every Kiwi knows someone with dementia. That is a lot of us.

Alzheimers NZ’s Dementia Friends programme aims to make NZ a more supportive, inclusive and understanding place for people living with dementia. It only takes 20 minutes to become a Dementia Friend.

The good news is you can help people with dementia to live well. Even in the smallest of actions help. Learn more about how you can help.

Join Dementia Friends today.
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58 days ago

Poll: Do you use a top sheet on your bed?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Along with landline phones and bar soap, top sheets are allegedly an "endangered species".

It's a topic of discussion that crops up every year or so and in some places, using a top sheet when you make your bed is almost unheard of. What's your preference?

To read more, … View more
Along with landline phones and bar soap, top sheets are allegedly an "endangered species".

It's a topic of discussion that crops up every year or so and in some places, using a top sheet when you make your bed is almost unheard of. What's your preference?

To read more, click here

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Do you use a top sheet on your bed?
  • 80% Yes, of course!
    80% Complete
  • 14.4% Nah, I don't bother
    14.4% Complete
  • 5.6% Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't
    5.6% Complete
2938 votes
59 days ago

Take A Step Today For World Refugee Day 👟💛

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the … View more
Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the #StepWithRefugees campaign, where participants will collectively walk, run and cycle 1 billion miles - the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety, by adding your steps here: stepwithrefugees.org...

Another option is to volunteer with the New Zealand Red Cross as a Refugee Support Volunteer. Volunteers help families start again, while teaching them about New Zealand culture and connecting them with people from the community.

For anyone based in the Wairarapa, Masterton Neighbourhood Support has a programme called 'WeConnect' that matches new residents from diverse backgrounds including refugees to a local buddy. If you're interested in volunteering or supporting the programme in other ways you can email Masterton Neighbourhood Support Area Coordinator, Cathy Cameron, at: cathy@connectingcommunities.org.nz

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60 days ago

Poll: Do you ever eat food past its best before date?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says … View more
In the US last year, Mom's Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yoghurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their expiration date.

"I mean, I ate heavy cream I think 10 weeks past date," says Nash, "and then meat sometimes a good month past its date. It didn't smell bad. Rinse it off, good to go."

It was all part of his year-long experiment to test the limits on food that had passed its expiration date.

To read more click here

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Do you ever eat food past its best before date?
  • 36.4% Yes, I often disregard the expiry dates
    36.4% Complete
  • 6.3% No, never. That's disgusting.
    6.3% Complete
  • 57.4% Occasionally. Depends on what it is.
    57.4% Complete
2807 votes
61 days ago

Paris’ Story: From wagging school to succeeding in life

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa … View more
Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa atu koe Paris! Thank you for inspiring us and leading the way for other rangatahi across the country!

Learn more about Paris' story here: bit.ly...

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61 days ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More … View more
Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

To read more, click here

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Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?
  • 6.3% Yes
    6.3% Complete
  • 39.4% No
    39.4% Complete
  • 54.3% I'd be grateful but I don't expect it
    54.3% Complete
1896 votes
61 days ago

Help us fill hungry tummies around Aotearoa

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.

You can help by donating… View more
With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today. We've teamed up with Countdown to select a range of useful items that we know our foodbanks need.

Help us fill hungry tummies around the country today. Donate online or pop a food donation into the specially marked purple bins in Countdown stores throughout June.

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62 days ago

Have you nominated yet???

The Team from Women of Influence

Time's running out. Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards are closing in 1 month.

Don't let the special women in your communities miss out on the recognition they deserve.

Nominate now!

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62 days ago

Ways to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2019!

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

It's National Volunteer Week! This year’s theme is “Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together”. Volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action weave people and communities together.

Interested in volunteering in your community? Contacting your local Volunteer Centre is a great … View more
It's National Volunteer Week! This year’s theme is “Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together”. Volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action weave people and communities together.

Interested in volunteering in your community? Contacting your local Volunteer Centre is a great place to start! Find more information here: www.volunteeringnz.org.nz....

Join us this National Volunteer Week to stand together in our differences and choose to connect! Take part in NVW by downloading NVW resources here: nationalvolunteerweek.nz....

National Volunteer Week 2019 runs from June 16-22.

#NVW2019 #WHIRIATETANGATA

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62 days ago

Happy National Volunteer Week 2019! 💛🐝🌻🎉

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to the 18,000+ 'busy bees' (volunteers) who help run Neighbourhood Support in our communities across the country. We wouldn't be able to do what we do without your generous support.

#NSNZgetinvolved

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62 days ago

The Foodbank Project wins Excellence in Innovation award

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Last week The Foodbank Project won the 2019 Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) Award for Excellence in Innovation! This award recognises the year's most innovative and memorable fundraising campaign. We are thrilled to receive this recognition - thank you FINZ!

Special thanks too, to… View more
Last week The Foodbank Project won the 2019 Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) Award for Excellence in Innovation! This award recognises the year's most innovative and memorable fundraising campaign. We are thrilled to receive this recognition - thank you FINZ!

Special thanks too, to our awesome partners Countdown Supermarkets & Lucid who we couldn't do this without!

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63 days ago

Gameday food for watching the footy

Mainland Cheese

One of the best things about winter is having mates around to catch up over some hearty snacks and the entertainment of a big game.

Hearty gameday choices include blue cheese dip, fried camembert with paprika and parsley, halloumi chips with dukkah, chicken, spring onion and vintage cheddar … View more
One of the best things about winter is having mates around to catch up over some hearty snacks and the entertainment of a big game.

Hearty gameday choices include blue cheese dip, fried camembert with paprika and parsley, halloumi chips with dukkah, chicken, spring onion and vintage cheddar pizza and impossible to fail Harvati quiche.

So stop off at the chiller section of the supermarket to stock up on quality Mainland cheeses to help craft and create some delicious snacks. Then no matter how your team plays, your friends will go home happy.
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