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182 days ago

Couple fight for 'normal' life after horror motorcycle crash

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

A Central Otago couple say they're broken, but not beaten after a motorist struck their motorcycle and nearly killed them.

Kaylene and Ivan Taylor, of Cromwell, are still recovering from the life-changing injuries they suffered when Kim Marshall Jury crashed into them on State Highway 2 in … View more
A Central Otago couple say they're broken, but not beaten after a motorist struck their motorcycle and nearly killed them.

Kaylene and Ivan Taylor, of Cromwell, are still recovering from the life-changing injuries they suffered when Kim Marshall Jury crashed into them on State Highway 2 in Woodville in March.

Jury was sentenced on two counts of careless driving causing injury by the Masterton District Court on Tuesday. Judge Barbara Morris ordered the Carterton man to pay $11,000 in emotional harm reparation and disqualified him from driving for six months. Read more here.

183 days ago

Thousands of jobs go begging because unemployed Kiwis won't take them

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Employers are desperate to fill 8000 summer jobs in Otago – and they’re finding it nearly impossible to attract Kiwi applicants.

The horticulture, viticulture and tourism industries especially need staff, putting about $50 million worth of crops at risk if they remain unpicked and unharvested.… View more
Employers are desperate to fill 8000 summer jobs in Otago – and they’re finding it nearly impossible to attract Kiwi applicants.

The horticulture, viticulture and tourism industries especially need staff, putting about $50 million worth of crops at risk if they remain unpicked and unharvested.

A recent “Jobbortunity” event in Queenstown attracted just 274 people. The majority were migrants, with about one third of them New Zealanders.

Neighbouring Central Otago orchards and vineyards need pickers urgently, particularly with the return of Recognised Seasonal Employer workers from overseas uncertain. Read more here.

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183 days ago

Jacqui Dean holds Waitaki

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Waitaki's incumbent, National MP Jacqui Dean has sealed a sixth term with 3168 majority win over her nearest challenger, Labour’s Liam Wairepo.

Dean trailed on at least two occasions during the counting but eventually pulled clear, winning with 17,615 votes to Wairepo’s 14,447.

The … View more
Waitaki's incumbent, National MP Jacqui Dean has sealed a sixth term with 3168 majority win over her nearest challenger, Labour’s Liam Wairepo.

Dean trailed on at least two occasions during the counting but eventually pulled clear, winning with 17,615 votes to Wairepo’s 14,447.

The significance of the Labour swing is seen in the fact that Dean had retained her seat in 2017 with a massive 12,816 margin.

Dean said it had been a “watershed election”, with the tide turning away from the National Party.

However, she was “delighted” to be re-elected as an MP.

“I’ve been an MP since 2005 and I still pinch myself every day and I think how lucky I am.

“The party will have to take stock, but I am proud to be an MP and will continue to hold the Government to account.”

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183 days ago

National's Joseph Mooney is the new electorate MP for Southland

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

New National Party MP Joseph Mooney will serve his first term in Parliament in an electorate that showed some dissatisfaction with his party on Saturday night.

Mooney is the new electorate MP for Southland, but Labour won the party vote.

The new Southland electorate encompasses much of the former… View more
New National Party MP Joseph Mooney will serve his first term in Parliament in an electorate that showed some dissatisfaction with his party on Saturday night.

Mooney is the new electorate MP for Southland, but Labour won the party vote.

The new Southland electorate encompasses much of the former Clutha-Southland area, which has traditionally been a National stronghold and was home to former Prime Minister Bill English for more than 20 years.

“The very first thing I’ll do is try to get [fruit] pickers on the ground and Recognised Seasonal Employers workers, because we have a crisis on our doorstep in Central Otago. Queenstown and Te Anau are also heavily reliant on migrant workers and Kiwis aren’t doing that work, so we need to get people on the ground in there," Mooney says.

“Also our rural contractors and farmers are heavily reliant on migrant workers because Kiwis either aren’t doing that work or they’re not trained to do it.’’

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184 days ago

Get decorating and $ave with Resene!

Resene

It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene … View more
It’s time to get decorating! From now until 2 November 2020 get up to 30% off quality paint and wallpaper at your Resene ColorShop.

Get 30% off Resene premium paint 4L and under, 30% off wallpaper, 25% off Resene premium paint 10L, 25% off the retail price of accessories, and 25% off Resene cleaning products.

Discounts off the normal retail price, excludes trade, Crown, wall decals, WallPrint and PaintWise levy.
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186 days ago

A Bloke’s Day Out

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Why not treat yourself to a bloke’s day out for a grooming WOF? Just be wary of the barbershop – between the bay rum oil, hot towels, banter, and leather chairs, you won’t want to leave!

Bevis, a resident at Ryman’s Anthony Wilding Village, recently received a gentleman’s makeover. The… View more
Why not treat yourself to a bloke’s day out for a grooming WOF? Just be wary of the barbershop – between the bay rum oil, hot towels, banter, and leather chairs, you won’t want to leave!

Bevis, a resident at Ryman’s Anthony Wilding Village, recently received a gentleman’s makeover. The day began at the barbershop where Bevis and his barber Kohl shared plenty of laughs. Next up, a personal stylist helped Bevis select clothes he looked and felt great in. Being pampered isn’t the norm for Bevis but based on his smile, we’re confident he loved every minute.
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187 days ago

Looking for spring planting tips?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we invite you to Hawke's Bay’s Wildflower Sculpture Festival. It’s also time to harvest broad beans, sow carrots, protect your strawberries from birds, water seedlings gently, and get lawns ready for summer.

Check out our courgette variety guide and growing tips … View more
In this week’s issue we invite you to Hawke's Bay’s Wildflower Sculpture Festival. It’s also time to harvest broad beans, sow carrots, protect your strawberries from birds, water seedlings gently, and get lawns ready for summer.

Check out our courgette variety guide and growing tips plus go in the draw for spring vege packs from Tui and ‘Blue Star’ ferns from Gellert’s.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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187 days ago

First Rung, episode 2, is here!

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first … View more
Hi team! Thank you so much for your support of First Rung, our first podcast!
The launch last week went even better than we'd hoped. I'm over the moon.
I thought I'd drop by to let you know this week's episode, Location, Location, Location, is out now.
Just like the first one, it's packed with tips, advice and anecdotes from experts and home owners on every aspect of buying your first home. It also comes with a chance to win a $500 Resene prize pack.
In episode 2, we talk to a first time buyer who moved from one end of the country to the other for a chance to get on the ladder, hear about apartments as a viable first home option and an expert gives us some tips on how to choose the right lawyer.
We all know buying a home is one of the toughest, most daunting things we might ever do as adults, so it doesn't hurt to get some expert advice and support. That's what we wanted to give you with First Rung.
Give episode 2 a listen and let us know what you think - and I hope you're all in to win that crackin' prize pack!

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188 days ago

Election 2020: Waitaki voting booth locations

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about where to vote on Waitaki.

The election date has been set and the campaign trail is back up and running.

At the upcoming … View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about where to vote on Waitaki.

The election date has been set and the campaign trail is back up and running.

At the upcoming election on October 17, enrolled voters will have a few boxes to tick.

There are two referenda on the cards, as well as the regular party and candidate selections.

Here’s a breakdown of what you’re voting for and where you can vote.

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188 days ago

Jobless marriage celebrant finds future career with redundant embalmer

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

A Central Otago wedding celebrant whose business dried up during the Covid-19 outbreak has teamed up with a funeral director who lost her job during lockdown to forge a new future.

“I realised I did have to step out of the wedding industry and step into the next logical area of celebrancy, which… View more
A Central Otago wedding celebrant whose business dried up during the Covid-19 outbreak has teamed up with a funeral director who lost her job during lockdown to forge a new future.

“I realised I did have to step out of the wedding industry and step into the next logical area of celebrancy, which is funerals.”

Through Zoom training and business connections, fate led Logan to Cromwell-based funeral director and embalmer Leigh-Anne Fox who was made redundant during the national level 4 lockdown.

Read more here.

189 days ago

Recap: Get answers to your DIY and decorating dilemmas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're … View more
Hey neighbours, thanks to everyone who joined us for our live chat with Resene’s colour consultant Brenda Ngatai and tech expert Jay Sharples.

The questions were coming thick and fast, and Jay and Brenda very kindly stayed later than planned to get through as many as they could, but we're sorry if we didn't get to yours. If you submitted a question and missed the chat, checkout the recap, here.

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189 days ago

Election 2020: Waitaki candidates for local MP

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Waitaki's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity… View more
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Stuff is keeping voters up to date with what’s happening in their electorate, through Neighbourly. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Waitaki's MP.

At the October 17 election, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to choose their regional spokesperson.

Through the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, those enrolled can vote for the party they want as well as a local representative.

Why does my MP matter?

The person elected will be the voice for your region in Parliament. If you’re having trouble getting entitlements or dealing with Government departments, they can help. If your community needs funding for certain projects or activities, or there isn’t enough healthcare in the area, the elected MP can step in and help.

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190 days ago

Have you voted in the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear gardeners, while the entire nation is in the mood to vote, don't miss out on having your say in who becomes our Gardener of the Year! Read their stories, choose your favourite, and vote for them!

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190 days ago

Keep your loved one close to you

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

The staff at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here to support you before, during and after the death of your loved one.

Memorial jewellery is an unique, special and extraordinary way to keep your loved one with you forever. We have a range of memorial jewellery; from fingerprint pendants to … View more
The staff at Avenal Park Funeral Home are here to support you before, during and after the death of your loved one.

Memorial jewellery is an unique, special and extraordinary way to keep your loved one with you forever. We have a range of memorial jewellery; from fingerprint pendants to jewellery containing a precious note, a lock of hair or the ashes of your loved one. We can assist you with the selection and ordering process.

We offer families choices – to suit your personal needs and wants. From preplanning and prearranging of funerals, to caring for families suffering from a loss of a loved one, through to planning and designing memorial plaques to headstones, we are here to help.

If you would like to talk to someone about memorial jewellery, prearrangements, funerals or monumental options, please contact Nigel, Donna, Chris or Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home.
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193 days ago

Reverse Equity Mortgage gives you options.

SBS Bank

Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the … View more
Make the most of your retirement with less stress, and a whole lot of fun with SBS Unwind, a Reverse Equity Mortgage loan. The idea is simple – homeowners aged over 60 stay in their house but free up some money from the property to live their life.

Use the money however you like, while the flexible loan means regular payments aren’t required and you can repay all or some of the loan at any time.

For more details visit our sbsbank.co.nz/, contact your local SBS branch or call 0800 727 2265.

Eligibility Criteria, Terms and Conditions, and fees apply.
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