136 days ago

New Year Honours: New Zealand's top scientist Dr Juliet Gerrard becomes a dame

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

Asked how she feels about being made a dame, Dr Juliet Gerrard​ is somewhat lost for words, an unfamiliar position for the woman whose job is distilling the most up-to-date scientific information for those making the decisions that will shape our future.

Gerrard, currently Jacinda Ardern’s chief science advisor, has been named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit​ in the New Year Honours.

While she hasn’t really processed what it means on a personal level, it hasn’t stopped the Freemans Bay resident from sharing the news with her 75-year-old mum in the United Kingdom, who got a kick out of getting the good news on her birthday.

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3 days ago

Sunday Street Cleaning

Vina from Mount Roskill

A great way to spend your Sunday is to meet new friends while doing something good for the earth.

Come and join our street clean in Wesley, Mt Roskill
– 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, Sunday from 8 to 11 am
– includes time a brief orientation and networking.

Tools and lunch will be provided. Organized by non-profit organization Earth Action Trust.

Email your interest to vina.chen@earthactiontrust.org.nz or earthactiontrust@gmail.com

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1 day ago

Chess Lessons

Kay from Lynfield

Hi

I’m looking for someone who can give Chess lessons for my 2 kids who are 6 & 5 years old. Can you please get back to me if you’re interested and living in Lynfield or close by? Thank you in advance!

7 days ago

sewing service

Lily from Three Kings

Hi, my company is looking for someone who can sew small bean bags as long term contractor. Ideally you are living within city fringe. Please email through your contact details and your address.