The Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Brigade used to operate from a shed that had no running water and was prone to dampness and flooding.
But that is set to change with the opening of a new temporary facility for the hardworking North Canterbury outfit.
We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.
We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New Zealand businesses.
Please join us in welcoming Competenz and stay tuned for job listings and other exciting content!
On the afternoon of Saturday 8 May our vehicle was parked at the car park at the end of West Belt Rangiora, think it’s called Groyne 1 car park. We took our small grandson for a bike ride along the track where the trees have been removed. We arrived back to the vehicle half an hour later to find our two back tyres slashed. Whatever makes people do this. Lowlifes I think.
Tyres General from Amberley came to our rescue. Great people. Beware of parking your vehicles in any car parks around Rangiora especially in the weekends. Many people have had their windows smashed as well. Perhaps more police presence in the community might work.
The Ministry of Social Development has recently updated the Guide for Carers, a valuable resource for those who care for family, whānau, āiga or friends with a health condition, a disability, an injury, or a physical or mental illness.
It covers a range of topics such as financial help, assessing needs, getting help at home and being able to take a break from caring.
The Guide for Carers is available online now: bit.ly...
For more information about resources like this and other advice, read our SuperSeniors newsletter: bit.ly...