Waiohau, Whakatane

14 days ago

Which 'summer' are you having?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.
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It's been a mixed summer so far for New Zealand. Much of the country has seen record breaking temperatures, drought-conditions and scrub fires. But in recent days the West Coast and Southland have experienced heavy rains, flooding, evacuations and closed roads. Our thoughts are with affected.

Our skies have been coloured by smoke blown over from the Australian bushfires, meanwhile Wellingtonians are just stoked if they get to see the sun.

How has your summer been?

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21 hours ago

Lead and inspire the next generation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study in the Bay!

Meet Te Rumate Mahutoto who shares “I graduated from Awanuiārangi with a degree accredited by the Teaching Council NZ, benefitting from a teaching team that has taught in early years centres, primary, intermediate and secondary schools, Kura Kaupapa Māori, rūmaki and … View more
Study in the Bay!

Meet Te Rumate Mahutoto who shares “I graduated from Awanuiārangi with a degree accredited by the Teaching Council NZ, benefitting from a teaching team that has taught in early years centres, primary, intermediate and secondary schools, Kura Kaupapa Māori, rūmaki and bilingual contexts. Teaching is not only about knowledge and skills but the desire to empower potential and make a difference. I am now teaching in a Year 3/4 bilingual class, and I am looking at doing a Master’s programme”.

You too can help facilitate the learning journey of future leaders. Study with us in 2020!
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1 day ago

Young Kiwis Ask for Social Media Safeguards

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

📱 Young people recognise the dangers of social media and are asking for safeguards to be put in place to protect them – including having its safe use taught in schools as part of the curriculum.

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1 day ago

Why we're putting quality first...

Cooper's Pet Kitchen

Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little … View more
Hi neighbours! At Cooper's Pet Kitchen our food is free of cheap fillers like grains, corn, soy & wheat... but what does that really mean?

It means there’s more protein-packed nutrition in every bite. We’re big believers in quality over quantity so while our food may be a little more expensive than some, its nutrient density makes for smaller portions with more readily absorbable nutrients.

Get more bang for your dog’s bite with 50% OFF your first order with code NEIGHBOURLY.

This also means a decrease in what comes out the other end... less 'picking up' what they’re 'putting down' at the dog park if you catch our drift.
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21 days ago

The first Readers Tour in 2020 is...

The Team from Readers Tours

The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit … View more
The North Island Journey
Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 7 April

Experience the North Island like you never have before on this 14-day Journey. Explore the North Island by train and coach, enjoying a magnificent combination of sights and experiences.

Bookings are limited. Visit www.readerstours.co.nz... to find out more or call us on 0800 080 099.

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3 days ago

Help us be there.

NZ Red Cross

Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the… View more
Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the country. We would love to have you on our team.
Sign up today

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3 days ago

Have you experienced Readers Tours? We'd love your feedback

The Team from Readers Tours

If you have been on a journey with Readers Tours we would love to hear your feedback and share your experience with others.

If you would like to leave a review on Google, please click the link below

Click Here to review > g.page...

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5 days ago

Why on Wai - ❓"Why are you giving our water to China?!"

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

#waterweek #whyonwai

This week we thought we'd respond to some of the many comments and questions our community have about water/wai. Over the coming days we will touch on water bottling, town supply and water shortages. First up...


❓"Why are you giving our water to China?!"


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#waterweek #whyonwai

This week we thought we'd respond to some of the many comments and questions our community have about water/wai. Over the coming days we will touch on water bottling, town supply and water shortages. First up...


❓"Why are you giving our water to China?!"


#yourquestionsanswered

#whakatanedistrictcouncil

8 days ago

Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

⚠️Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street.

Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to … View more
⚠️Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street.

Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to address the cause. Council staff are working with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Toi Te Ora Public Health to ensure the appropriate measures are in place to notify the public of the potential health risks. Signs have also been erected at relevant locations advising of the temporary health warning.

A temporary health warning has been issued for recreational water contact, and the gathering and consumption of fish and shellfish for the Wairere Stream, and the Whakatāne River from the Landing Road bridge to the Whakatāne River entrance. Water quality testing will be carried out in the coming days and the community will be advised when the public health warning is lifted.

Whakatāne District Council apologises for this sewage overflow and its impacts on both the river environment, and those who are directly affected by this.

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5 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
Find out more

8 days ago

Fire season restrictions across most of New Zealand

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The nationwide fire risk has skyrocketed after a long dry spell, even in parts of the country not used to extreme fire danger.

To read more, click here.

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9 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter February 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money … View more
Hi Neighbours!

The first edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter for the year is out now and it is packed full of useful information!

In this issue we share a bit more about us, the Office for Seniors, what we do and how we help older people across New Zealand.

There is a story on money mules, what they are and what to do if you unintentionally become one.

We also have handy tips on staying fit and healthy with stories on Senior Chef cooking classes and chair yoga.

Make sure to read and share it!

To subscribe, to the newsletter follow this link: bit.ly...
To view the current edition go to: bit.ly...

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10 days ago

Who are the business heroes 
in your neighbourhood?

Prospa

Small businesses are the 'glue' in our communities – they keep us all together. When they thrive we all thrive.

Do you know a local business that needs recognition? Nominate them for Prospa Local Business Hero – and you could both win some great prizes.

Every nomination … View more
Small businesses are the 'glue' in our communities – they keep us all together. When they thrive we all thrive.

Do you know a local business that needs recognition? Nominate them for Prospa Local Business Hero – and you could both win some great prizes.

Every nomination receives a free 3-month premium listing on Neighbourly. The 11 Regional finalists get a $100 Prezzy® card for the business (and one for the nominator too). The National winner receives $2,500 Prezzy® card from Prospa, a $5,000 Stuff advertising package and a $2,500 Neighbourly package.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
Nominate now

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10 days ago

Conserve water now to avoid hose and sprinkler bans later

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends.

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than usual. While we’re not running out… View more
Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends.

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than usual. While we’re not running out of water, our current water use means sometimes water is emptying from our reservoirs faster than our pumps can refill them.

In recent years, voluntary water use reductions have helped ensure that reservoir storage for the Whakatāne and Ōhope water supply schemes is maintained at a safe level, allowing formal restrictions on hose and sprinkler use to be avoided.

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13 days ago

A little kindness on your road trip

AMI Insurance - Head office

A little kindness can go a long way, especially if you’re planning a road trip over the weekend. Here are five ways showing how a little kindness can help. Learn more

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