Buller District, Westport

5 hours ago

West Coast does not have 1000 years worth of coal left - MBIE

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Claims the West Coast has 1000 years worth of coal left to mine have been debunked.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has said 96 years is a more realistic figure for the amount of coal left on the Coast.

The West Coast has about 664.1 million tonnes of coal resources … View more
Claims the West Coast has 1000 years worth of coal left to mine have been debunked.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has said 96 years is a more realistic figure for the amount of coal left on the Coast.

The West Coast has about 664.1 million tonnes of coal resources and reserves left, but not all of the coal could realistically be recovered.

Coal Action Network Aotearoa Cindy Baxter said there were plenty of alternatives to coal for the dairy industry and steel production.

"The West Coast is already seeing very real impacts of climate change, which is costing jobs, causing slips, causing dumps to be scattered all over our coastlines," she said.

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13 hours ago

Collect a bag of rubbish - and you could win prizes!

Resene

Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a … View more
Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.

It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
Sign up here

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13 hours ago

Where community and staff come together

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make … View more
A caring community is one that’s there for us in good times, and in our times of need. That’s the community Hoko and Glenda found at Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch.

“The staff are absolutely amazing,” explains Glenda. “They go out of their way to speak to you, to make sure you’re ok.”
Hoko and Glenda feel very fortunate for the support they received when Hoko experienced some health issues. It wasn’t just the village staff who provided support, the whole community rallied around them.
“When I got sick the community itself looked after me,” Hoko explains.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the staff here,” Glenda says.
Experience the difference

22 hours ago

Help people in the Pacific threatened by measles outbreaks

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent … View more
Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.

You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.

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1 day ago

Tuia Mātauranga Roadshow in Greymouth - free event

The Team from Ministry of Education

Bring your kids to our Tuia Mātauranga interactive roadshow and take part in fun activities to learn more about our voyaging heritage and history.

See you at Greymouth High School on Wednesday 27 November. We're open from 9am to 3:30pm.

1 day ago

Give the gift that keeps on giving

Mags4Gifts

This Christmas, save up to 30% off your favourite magazine titles like NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden, TV Guide and many other magazine titles.

Visit Mags4gifts or call 0800 624 444 to order! Sale ends Boxing Day 2019.

T&Cs apply.
Order now

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2 days ago

Consumer NZ says nine out of 20 sunscreens don't provide protection they claim

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Does the sunscreen you use offer the protection it claims on the label?

Consumer NZ has found nine out of 20 sunscreens they tested do not.

To read more, click here.

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2 days ago

No 1080 presence in rats washed up on West Coast beach

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Toxicology testing of dead rats washed up on a West Coast shows no presence of 1080, the Department of Conservation (DOC) says.

Locals and DOC staff picked up almost 700 rats as well as dead Westland petrels, weka, octopus, starfish, a goat, crabs, crayfish and skate fish after they washed up on … View more
Toxicology testing of dead rats washed up on a West Coast shows no presence of 1080, the Department of Conservation (DOC) says.

Locals and DOC staff picked up almost 700 rats as well as dead Westland petrels, weka, octopus, starfish, a goat, crabs, crayfish and skate fish after they washed up on Westport's North Beach on November.

DOC initially presumed the rats died from a recent aerial 1080 drop near the Lewis Pass and washed down rivers with the help of the more than 500 millimetres of rain that had fallen in the region.

"We don't know the source of the dead rats but it's possible they came from beech forest areas closer to Westport in the Buller Gorge, affected by flood conditions," DOC West Coast operations director Mark Davies says.

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3 days ago

The NZ House & Garden House Tours are selling fast!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer … View moreNZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020! Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines! Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring, please visit our website.

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3 days ago

Looking for help to get your home holiday ready?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds … View more
Hey neighbours, with summer and the festive season just around the corner, it's a great time to spruce up your home or give it a seasonal makeover. And if you're stuck for ideas, we can help!

Resene's colour and technical experts will be joining us on Homed from 7pm tonight (Weds 20 Nov) to answer any questions you have about colour trends, decorating ideas, and the best way to get a perfect finish. Click here to submit your question now, then join us on Homed from 7pm to get some answers. See you then :)

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3 days ago

Poll: What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.

Find out the answer here.

What do you think is the common reason Kiwis fail their driving test?
  • 24.8% Failing to giveway
    24.8% Complete
  • 15.5% Travelling above the speed limit
    15.5% Complete
  • 20.2% Not stopping at stop sign
    20.2% Complete
  • 39.5% Not checking blind spots/mirrors
    39.5% Complete
1007 votes
3 days ago

How to be more Neighbourly...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Being Neighbourly is a lot more than just signing up to the website. It’s about taking the next step and being helpful and friendly to those around you. There are loads of different ways to be Neighbourly - here are a few suggestions from us.

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6 days ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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7 days ago

Challenge the unspoken rules

White Ribbon

A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their … View more
A challenge facing too many young men is the sense that they have to live up to the unspoken rules of masculinity – clichés such as “boys don’t cry” and “toughen up”.

White Ribbon encourages everyone to challenge the unspoken rules, so we can let boys and young men enjoy their individuality and define themselves as men who have respectful relationships with themselves and their partners – creating happier, healthier communities for us all.
Find out more

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8 days ago

Does your community need a splash of paint?

Resene

Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - … View more
Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is the paint for a new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.

We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
Apply now!

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