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19 days ago

Raspberry plants for sale - $20, $15, $10 each.

Richard from Rangiora

Raspberry plants for sale - $20, $15, $10 each.

All have been transplanted from existing Clutha, Heritage and Lewis plants.

The parent plants have been producing top quality raspberries for several years.

NOTE: A $50 spend will get you $60 worth of raspberry plants.

I also have some … View more
Raspberry plants for sale - $20, $15, $10 each.

All have been transplanted from existing Clutha, Heritage and Lewis plants.

The parent plants have been producing top quality raspberries for several years.

NOTE: A $50 spend will get you $60 worth of raspberry plants.

I also have some tomato plants for sale.

Message me with your phone number to work out a pickup time - Rangiora pickup.

Concerned about growing Raspberries?
If you are concerned re how to grow raspberries and contain the roots,
read the attached doc - or ask for one on pickup.

Tips on Growing Raspberries.pdf Download View

13 days ago

Succulent trough

The Team from Resene ColorShop Rangiora

It’s easy to create this simple blue succulent trough with a little bit of help from Resene testpots.
Find out how to create your own.

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14 days ago

What's On: Tai Chi Outdoors

Rosemary from Northcote

Connect with nature and yourself. Start the day relaxed and peaceful. Come try some Tai Chi. Class details at www.taichiwell.co.nz
Tai Chi Outdoors
  • Pegasus Beach
14 days ago

What's On: Tai chi and Qigong Classes

Rosemary from Northcote

Experienced class starting today. The beginners class starts in 2 weeks. Limited class size for beginners (10) Improve balance and posture. Visit www.taichiwell.co.nz
Tai chi and Qigong Classes
  • St Batholomews Church
14 days ago

What's On: Tai Chi and Qigong Classes

Rosemary from Northcote

Experienced class starting today. The beginners class starts in 2 weeks. Limited class size for beginners (10) Improve balance and posture. Visit www.taichiwell.co.nz
Tai Chi and Qigong Classes
  • Rangiora Scout Den
14 days ago

New principal appointed at Rangiora High School

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Rangiora High School’s new principal won't have to move far when he takes up the mantle later this year – his current job is just 12 kilometres away.

Bruce Kearney will begin at Rangiora High, which has more than 1500 students, at the start of term 2 after 10 years at nearby Kaiapoi High.… View more
Rangiora High School’s new principal won't have to move far when he takes up the mantle later this year – his current job is just 12 kilometres away.

Bruce Kearney will begin at Rangiora High, which has more than 1500 students, at the start of term 2 after 10 years at nearby Kaiapoi High.

He will replace outgoing principal Karen Stewart, who is retiring.

Board of trustees chairman Simon Green said the board was impressed with the calibre of the applicants for the role, and chose the person they felt “would be able to build on the strong foundation that Karen has established over the past four and a half years”.

Read more here.

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14 days ago

Supporting North Canterbury's volunteer firefighters

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

After 36 years as a firefighter, Colin Russell still vividly remembers the first fatal incident he attended – for all the wrong reasons.

He was still a teenager, a fresh recruit as an urban officer in Dunedin, and was called out when a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car at a busy … View more
After 36 years as a firefighter, Colin Russell still vividly remembers the first fatal incident he attended – for all the wrong reasons.

He was still a teenager, a fresh recruit as an urban officer in Dunedin, and was called out when a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car at a busy intersection. The scene was gruesome.

“[I] sort of put [myself] in his place – just walking along the street in town and then next thing boom.

“All those thoughts run through your head when you put yourself in his space and that's not where you want to go.”

Things were different in those days. Russell received little support and was told to brush it aside and enjoy a cup of tea after returning to the station.

Nowadays, Russell is the operational readiness and support manager for 16 volunteer brigades in the Hurunui and Kaikōura areas, overseeing about 300 people.

The role was formed in September following a national restructure at Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz).

Russell said Fenz had recognised the need for welfare and support a few years ago, particularly after the Canterbury earthquakes.

“There are very good support systems in place [now].”

Russell, armed with a bachelor degree in psychology, could draw on his many experiences to help for the volunteers under his command.

Rural firefighters and those in small towns were often the most affected by trauma, as there were “only one or two degrees of separation” between them and the person they were helping, he said.

“[I’m] making sure they've got the support in the brigades, so they know they can reach out and get some help.”

After his start as an urban officer in Dunedin, Russell spent 25 years in Invercargill and became a manager. In 2011, he was called in to help with the response to the Canterbury earthquakes – the largest event he had ever had to cover.

“Just the scale of that – you're never going to forget that.”

Russell became an officer development manager in Rotorua, where he helped train of firefighters in incident management and leadership for three years.

“The great thing was you got to connect with the whole country ... it was really cool to put a finger out to all these little brigades and meet people.

He then began a managerial role in Christchurch, mainly working on forming policies, but he yearned to be in the community and helping frontline staff. He achieved that when he took on the role supporting the Hurunui and Kaikōura volunteers.

“[I was] doing some significant work in the big picture stuff, but you have to be careful to keep it balanced and remembering where you came from.”

In the little spare time Russell has, he can usually be found on the golf course or digging into his numerous studies.

It was important for firefighters to have hobbies to unwind from the pressures of the job, he said.

So far, he has completed a diploma in sports studies, a post graduate diploma in emergency management, a bachelor of psychology, and a few other management qualifications.

“I'm always in that learning mode. Study almost becomes a hobby, I always joke that I’ve spent 25 years at university,” he said.

“It's been a bit of a distraction as well because you get to focus on whatever you're learning at that particular time.”

Russell planned to do more study in the new year, but his key focus was returning to work and doing all he could to support the North Canterbury community and his firefighting “family”.

“Thirty-six years later I'm still here and loving it and not looking at doing anything different.

“You really feel a sense of worth that the job you're doing for the community fills that need ... there's purpose in abundance.”

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15 days ago

Keeping Your Emotions In Check When Selling Your Home

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

It can be emotional to say goodbye to a home you have made memories in. We are here to support you in your transition, and help to make it stress-free. A massive part of that is connecting you with an agent you trust.

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16 days ago

Retire with confidence

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed with your protection in mind, giving you the confidence to live the way you want and to embrace every opportunity.

Take Ross for example. He’s a Ryman resident who began his musical journey at the age of 65. His ‘no worries’ lifestyle has … View more
Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees are designed with your protection in mind, giving you the confidence to live the way you want and to embrace every opportunity.

Take Ross for example. He’s a Ryman resident who began his musical journey at the age of 65. His ‘no worries’ lifestyle has meant that ten years later, Ross plays in several bands and tours in different towns playing music on a guitar he made himself. A little certainty provides great reassurance in knowing you can pursue the things you love in retirement, without any worries.

For full details on our Peace of Mind Guarantees visit rymanhealthcare.co.nz
Learn more

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17 days ago

Farming Gear

Des from Loburn

I have for sale Posts, Sheep netting, one wooden gate, reels, etc. 149 Hodgsons Road,Loburn. Phone Des East 0272459109

17 days ago

Threatened native falcon takes to the skies again after eight months of rehab

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A poor meal choice landed a threatened native bird in rehab for half of her young life, but this weekend she was finally able to return to the skies.

The young New Zealand falcon – or kārearea – was released by rescuers on the outskirts of Hanmer Springs on Sunday, after eight months … View more
A poor meal choice landed a threatened native bird in rehab for half of her young life, but this weekend she was finally able to return to the skies.

The young New Zealand falcon – or kārearea – was released by rescuers on the outskirts of Hanmer Springs on Sunday, after eight months recovering at the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust in Blenheim.

The juvenile female, daughter of a well-known pair who live in the heart of Hanmer Village, bit off more than she could chew last May, when a small dog caught her eye.

Read more here.

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17 days ago

Books Wanted

Ian from Belfast

Greetings

I am interested in books that focus on
The Pictorial Japanese Motorcycles of the 1970’s and 80’s

Also
This book titled
"Pictorial History of Japanese Motorcycles"
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Greetings

I am interested in books that focus on
The Pictorial Japanese Motorcycles of the 1970’s and 80’s

Also
This book titled
"Pictorial History of Japanese Motorcycles"
by Cornelis Vandenheuvel

Thanks
Ian
Text Me 027 8877887

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18 days ago

Save this Summer on your pesky bills!

The Team from NZ Compare

Treating yourself this Summer is healthy after a year like 2021! Have some fun, smile and reconnect with loved ones but before 2022 gets hectic COMPARE.SAVE.REPEAT.

It’s easy as, just sit down over a cuppa or a beer – whatever tickles your fancy! Have a look at your pesky bills and compare … View more
Treating yourself this Summer is healthy after a year like 2021! Have some fun, smile and reconnect with loved ones but before 2022 gets hectic COMPARE.SAVE.REPEAT.

It’s easy as, just sit down over a cuppa or a beer – whatever tickles your fancy! Have a look at your pesky bills and compare what's out there using Broadband Compare and Power Compare. We launched these sites to help Kiwis all over, compare providers and plans so you can save money or find something that just better fits your needs. So easy, you can do it at the beach in between swims!
COMPARE TO SAVE

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18 days ago

Dog Collar Found at Ashley River

David from Rangiora

I found this dog collar attached to a fence wire about 5 metres from the Mike Kean Walkway sign today. Left it there so hopefully the owner finds it.

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19 days ago

Tomato Plants $1 - $3 each

Richard from Rangiora

Hi, I have a few tomato plants for sale. $1-$3 each.

I'm also selling awesome raspberry plants if interested.

Message me with your phone number to work out a pickup time - Rangiora pickup.

Cheers

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