Strandon, New Plymouth

1 hour ago

Coastal cool

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Plymouth

Transform a simple mirror into a modern piece of art with a wonderful coastal vibe using a selection of driftwood or wood decor branches and Resene paint.

Find out how to create your own.

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7 hours ago

Learn new skills, unlock your future.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Want to grow your knowledge and skills to boost your career options?

We can help you develop your skill set with one of our courses. From managing your money to starting a business, or upskilling in project management or leadership skills – we've got the courses to get you work ready.

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Want to grow your knowledge and skills to boost your career options?

We can help you develop your skill set with one of our courses. From managing your money to starting a business, or upskilling in project management or leadership skills – we've got the courses to get you work ready.

Enrolments are now open with classes starting in March 2022. Don’t miss out! Apply now.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Censorship

Russell from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Another post censored. What a crock. I sometimes think New Zealand must be spelt 新西兰. There was no misinformation in the Doctors video I posted - he was not anti anything to do with Covid - he's a bloody doctor for Dogs sake - did you actually watch it? This is unbelievable censorship … View moreAnother post censored. What a crock. I sometimes think New Zealand must be spelt 新西兰. There was no misinformation in the Doctors video I posted - he was not anti anything to do with Covid - he's a bloody doctor for Dogs sake - did you actually watch it? This is unbelievable censorship and confirms my worst fears about media control in this country. University educated woke dickheads dictating what we can read or watch sucking up to their Socialist zealots.

10 hours ago
21 hours ago

Wireless broadband firm Primo named Taranaki's best business

Craig Macdonald from Primo

Primo was very grateful to take home many of the awards at the recent 2021 TSB Business Excellence Awards put on by the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce.
Watch the speech from the Primo Top Dog Matt Harrison (incl his Top Hat) after accepting the Medium Business Excellence Award on Saturday.
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Primo was very grateful to take home many of the awards at the recent 2021 TSB Business Excellence Awards put on by the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce.
Watch the speech from the Primo Top Dog Matt Harrison (incl his Top Hat) after accepting the Medium Business Excellence Award on Saturday.
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21 hours ago

Why it’s important to choose an executor for your will.

Public Trust

When it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on … View moreWhen it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the importance of an executor for your will.
Check out the article in the link below.

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1 day ago

Dust off that camera...

The Team from Stuff

Calling all avid photographers! Our annual Summer Snap competition has kicked off.

We’ve teamed up with Canon for another year to give away six EOS Canon cameras, valued up to $2,699, to the most deserving amateur photographers.

Snap your summer between now and 31 January, choose one of … View more
Calling all avid photographers! Our annual Summer Snap competition has kicked off.

We’ve teamed up with Canon for another year to give away six EOS Canon cameras, valued up to $2,699, to the most deserving amateur photographers.

Snap your summer between now and 31 January, choose one of our six categories and head online to stuff.co.nz/summersnap to enter!

Our categories are:
- Great Outdoors
- People and Communities
- Kiwi Summer
- Thrill and Adventure
- Urban Life
- Bach and Backyard

Show us what your neighbourhood (and beyond) has to offer and and you could be taking your next photos with your very own Canon EOS.
ENTER NOW

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1 day ago

Oxfam Trailwalker 2022 New Plymouth Event

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

Volunteers needed for Oxfam Trailwalker 2022!
Oxfam Trailwalker (March 26 – 27) is the ultimate team challenge event that changes lives one step at a time. We simply could not run Oxfam Trailwalker without the help of our awesome volunteers.
By volunteering at Oxfam Trailwalker, your contribution… View more
Volunteers needed for Oxfam Trailwalker 2022!
Oxfam Trailwalker (March 26 – 27) is the ultimate team challenge event that changes lives one step at a time. We simply could not run Oxfam Trailwalker without the help of our awesome volunteers.
By volunteering at Oxfam Trailwalker, your contribution helps raise funds for Oxfam’s programmes that keep girls in school, improve water and sanitation and create a just and sustainable world, now and for future generations.

If you’re not ready to walk 50km or 100km, volunteering is an excellent way to be a part of Oxfam Trailwalker and help our mission to end the injustice of poverty. You will be making a difference, helping out at Oxfam Aotearoa’s biggest fundraising event, supporting more than 1,200 participants to reach the finish line. At the same time, you’ll meet new people, enjoy the beauty of the Taranaki region and be part of the team that is behind this huge outdoor event!

We are looking to fill a range of positions during the event weekend 25-27 March 2022.

Key roles:
• Registration support
• Courier
• Trail Marshal
• Finish Line Chute Crew
• Finish Line Team Caller
• Finish Line MC Assistant

In return you will receive an Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteer gift pack, a volunteer certificate and the amazing and inspiring experience of being part of the largest team challenge in New Zealand!
If putting a smile on others’ faces spending a day outdoors and helping at an event with a purpose sounds like you, then sign up to be an Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteer today!
You choose what you would like to do, and for how long! Have any questions? Check out our website for more information at oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz... or send an email to the Oxfam team (otwvolunteer@oxfam.org.nz) or call us on 0800 600 700.

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1 day ago

Volly Call - NZ Blood Service Support Volunteers

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

NZ Blood Service is the SOLE provider of blood products to hospitals in New Zealand.
(NZBS) is excited to launch an additional mobile blood drive team to service Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, and Franklin area’s that will more than double the opportunities to donate and the … View more
NZ Blood Service is the SOLE provider of blood products to hospitals in New Zealand.
(NZBS) is excited to launch an additional mobile blood drive team to service Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, and Franklin area’s that will more than double the opportunities to donate and the frequency of visits by the Service in these areas.

“We are thrilled to be adding additional mobile blood drives to these regions. We know the need for blood and plasma are constant, and demand in New Zealand for these lifesaving products will keep growing. With the additional mobile blood drives, we have the opportunity to recruit more people to join our amazing donor community,” says Doug Gallagher, Director of Donor Services – New Zealand Blood Service. “Across New Zealand nearly 50% of all whole blood donations are donated via a mobile blood drive. It is a safe and easy way to collect blood in many parts of the country.”

The additional mobile blood drive team, which is based out of the NZBS’s Hamilton Donor Centre, will be part of a service that visits key areas across the central North Island. The mobile drive will be visiting New Plymouth, Napier, Rotorua, and Pukekohe each on a monthly basis. All of these locations have been carefully chosen based on logistical, resource, and population factors, including current donor numbers and potential future growth in the areas.

Donors in these areas, existing and new, will have more appointment options, making it easier for them to donate regularly. With over 30,000 Kiwis needing lifesaving blood, plasma, and platelets each year, every donation counts.

Selecting the ideal region to add additional mobile blood drives has not been an easy one. As Doug explains, “while we would like to visit as many towns in New Zealand as possible, the reality is there are a lot of factors to consider to make these mobile blood drives viable. We need to know that the areas we choose can support a monthly blood drive and we also need to consider how we can efficiently get the blood collected back to one of our processing laboratories.”

NZBS needs to collect over 4,000 donations every week nationally, however less than 4% of the eligible adult population currently donate.

One blood donation can be separated into three components for transfusion–red blood cells, plasma and platelets– which can save up to three lives.

Volunteers are an integral part of NZBS and they help to enhance the experience of donating blood by providing each and every blood donor with excellent customer service. And are counted on to contribute towards making the experience of donating blood an exceptional and positive one.

Working as a volunteer for NZBS will give you a sense of belonging, pride and satisfaction as you assist in providing an essential community service.

NZBS are seeking volunteers from a cross section of the local community to help out when the mobile service is here in New Plymouth

If you have some spare time we would appreciate your help. Time commitment is maximum of 3 - 4 hours per shift and if enough people sign up then a roster with be developed so that you can confirm your times well in advance.

Due to this being within the Health sector there is a requirement for volunteers to be both Police Check and Fully Vaccinated.

Come help us save lives

Please register your interest by contacting Wendy at Volunteering New Plymouth on 06 758 8986 or phone / text 022 571 4228 or Email: admin@volunteeringnewplymouth.nz

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2 days ago

"Christmas Carol Singing"

Jean Bennetts from New Plymouth Corps - The Salvation Army

Sunday 5th December at 2pm in Knox Church Community Centre, 17 Grey Street, Waitara.
Bring Christmas to Waitara! (Christmas Dress optional)
Come along to join us for some well-known Carols and & Old Time Hymns.
All welcome."

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3 days ago

Freezer Ice Packs

Teina from Blagdon - Marfell

Does anyone want these?

Free

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3 days ago

Nearly 120 years later, TG Macarthy continues to help those in need

Public Trust

Since its inception in 1912, and with the support of our Charities team TG Macarthy Trust continues to help New Zealand communities by awarding grants to not-for-profit organisations. Read about what the trust is getting up to, almost 120 years after it was established.

3 days ago

ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE

Mark from Westown

Adertising space available on the corner of Tukapa and Waimea Streets.
Size 100cm X 50cm
Enquire to Margaret 0210371890

Negotiable

3 days ago

How much light does your houseplant need?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

If you've ever struggled with this question, houseplant collector Moira West (400 indoor plants and growing!) has the answers.

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3 days ago

Heading to the bach this summer?

Climate Insights

Summer is nearly here and for many folks it is time to head to the beach. Whether you have your own batch or rent one it can be interesting to know about sea level rise, risk posed by storms, and of course tsunami.

With the Climate Insights property report you can get information on all three … View more
Summer is nearly here and for many folks it is time to head to the beach. Whether you have your own batch or rent one it can be interesting to know about sea level rise, risk posed by storms, and of course tsunami.

With the Climate Insights property report you can get information on all three ocean-related events. With easy to read graphs and insights for reducing your family's and a property's risk it is an essential part of your coastal awareness toolkit.
Download your Property Climate Report

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