71 days ago

New apprenticeship opportunties

Competenz

We've just published new apprenticeship opportunities on our website. If you've wanted to develop your skills in manufacturing, engineering, butchery, printing or sign-making, now is the time to get started.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn, and are fees-free till Dec 2022. We help you through the interview process with employers, and our training advisors guide you throughout your apprenticeship. All you have to do is bring your talents and a can do attitude.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Curtain lifts then falls on plans for massive Wānaka film studio

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

A veil of secrecy has been thrown over plans for a massive film studio near Wānaka, with comprehensive planning documents disappearing from a government website.

Silverlight Studios applied to have the project fast-tracked through a resource consent process established by the Government to nurture projects that could boost employment and post-Covid economic recovery.

It is standard practice for application documents received under the process to be published once the application is deemed complete.

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined the film studio application was complete and could be considered by a panel.

However, by Thursday the EPA pulled all the documents from its website, despite the application progressing. Continue reading here.

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3 days ago

Meet our Houseplant Hero 2021!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Please meet Alyce Read of Nelson, who uses her houseplant collection to connect with others and help them overcome mental health challenges. "You wouldn’t take a plant and put it in a dark corner and fail to water it and expect it to thrive. So we should look at ourselves that way," she says. "If we are not thriving in the way that we would wish, it might not be any fault of ours, it might be the conditions that we are under."

3 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st 💐

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re spreading kindness this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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