Strandon, New Plymouth

75 days ago

Help us to "Light up Loneliness" by encouraging your local council to get involved.

The Team from Age Concern New Zealand

Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to … View more
Loneliness is a growing issue for Kiwis of all ages. But the good news is, that it is solvable!


The NZ Coalition to End Loneliness is running a ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign this month to raise awareness and encourage action on loneliness across Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness is a growing group of non-profit organisations, businesses and researchers working together to end loneliness for individuals, in communities, and at workplaces in New Zealand.

They are now calling on Local Government to help them “Light up loneliness”.

“Imagine if every Mayor and Council across New Zealand helped promote the “Lets End Loneliness” website and made tackling loneliness a priority, using their own local community resources,” says Stephanie Clare, Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive.

“It would be a gamechanger. Taking this issue out of the shadows, reducing the stigma and shame, and giving it light is the aim of the campaign” she says.

Social connection is a key factor for healthy, prosperous people, communities, and workplaces, but loneliness in New Zealand is increasing. In the March 2021 quarter 18.4% of New Zealanders felt lonely most, all or some of the time, up from 16.6% in 2018, and 13.9% in 2014.

“Many of us have experienced loneliness at some time in our lives and we know that feels horrible, but it can be addressed and solved. Together we can end loneliness for New Zealanders who feel isolated” says Sam Johnson, Founder and Chief Executive of Student Volunteer Army.

The letsendloneliness.co.nz website provides information on tackling loneliness and where to get help, as well as up-to-date news and research.

“The website is designed as a source of information which also links people to support services. We challenge every Local Council in New Zealand to create a link on their own websites to letsendloneliness.co.nz” says Sam Johnson.

The recent COVID-19 lockdown highlights that everyone can feel isolated and lonely. Catherine Hall, Chief Executive of Alzheimers New Zealand believes everyone should feel safe, supported, loved, and connected.

“Sadly, people often find family, whānau and friends take a step back just when they need them most. We stand alongside our coalition partners and with all New Zealanders, to make sure no one feels alone.”

Help light up loneliness! The campaign is not just for councils. Anyone can create a link to the letsendloneliness.co.nz or post a mention through social media channels to support the ‘Light up loneliness’ campaign.

Together we can end loneliness, one person, one community, one workplace at a time.

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75 days ago

Tennis

Chris from Frankleigh Park

Love tennis fun day at Huatoki Tennis Club Sunday 21st November 1-4 p.m. Prizes to be won. Check out The Breeze to go in the draw for a Love Tennis Pack. All ages welcome.

75 days ago

Xmas

Tania Nicolson from Red Cross Shop New Plymouth

Well here we are again folks Xmas is just around the corner. This week we are setting up our Xmas table so you can come a choose some lovely decorations for your Xmas tree and home at affordable prices. Also we have our great range of summer clothing so pop into 18 Gover St, New Plymouth and grab a… View moreWell here we are again folks Xmas is just around the corner. This week we are setting up our Xmas table so you can come a choose some lovely decorations for your Xmas tree and home at affordable prices. Also we have our great range of summer clothing so pop into 18 Gover St, New Plymouth and grab a bargain.

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76 days ago

MASSIVE FLOOR STOCK CLEARANCE - MUST GO!

Beds4U

Dear Neighbours,

We have some exciting news for you! We are now bringing dream sleep to New Plymouth customers too!

Visit us at 241 Devon Street East to shop our STOCK CLEAROUT SALE on ALL beds and mattresses in-store.

We are making space for an exciting range of beds which means ALL … View more
Dear Neighbours,

We have some exciting news for you! We are now bringing dream sleep to New Plymouth customers too!

Visit us at 241 Devon Street East to shop our STOCK CLEAROUT SALE on ALL beds and mattresses in-store.

We are making space for an exciting range of beds which means ALL floor stock MUST GO - UP TO 70% OFF*!

A special offer* for the first 20 customers in-store - mention 'SWEET AS' code to the sales assistant in-store for a special gift with purchase over $999.

*Applicable in store only, while stocks last.
Shop Now

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76 days ago

Trailer Winch- Boat or Car Trailer

Malcom from Spotswood

Electric boat or general trailer winch, has had very little use, ready to bolt onto your trailer. Full instructions, battery cables and remote switch all ready to go.

Price: $175

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76 days ago

Wheel Chair or Mobility Scooter Hoist

Malcom from Spotswood

Hydraulic Auto Lift wheel chair hoist, 350kg rated, one of the best and the highest lifting rating available.
Fully automatic folding platform.
In excellent condition, about 5 -7years old, approximately $9,000 new.
Could also be used for lifting other items, mobility scooters or similar.

Price: $1,550

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76 days ago

Paving stones wanted

Graeme from Merrilands

230 x 190 x 40, Please call Graeme 067575950

77 days ago

Kōwhai magazine is out now!

Ryman Healthcare Limited

In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food … View more
In this spring edition we’re looking at ways to promote being kind to yourself – both physically and mentally.

Learn yoga poses from Ryman resident and yoga lover Lynette. Brighten up your garden while enjoying some fresh air, with tips from landscaping guru Matt.

We all know that food brings people together, so follow Manu’s guide to creating the most delicious platter to share with your friends and whānau.
Read our free online copy

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77 days ago

RAW HONEY AND EGGS CAR BOOT SALE

Philippa from Westown

At 135 Coronation Ave, NP
Wednesday 10 November 10 am to 4 pm
Raw honey 500 g $12, 1 kg 20
Manuka MGO 200+/UMF 8+
Extended October Special $20 down from $35
Beautiful Free Range Eggs $7 per dozen
Delicious Zucchini Relish $4
Enquiries contact Philippa on 0272207515

Price: $7

77 days ago

Nominate a deserving family.

Craig Macdonald from Primo

This year we're giving three Taranaki families 12 MONTHS FREE INTERNET and we need you to tell us who these deserving families could be.
Nominate them now via our online form - forms.gle...
More info on our Primo It Forward page. www.primo.nz...
Please help us to spread the word, like and … View more
This year we're giving three Taranaki families 12 MONTHS FREE INTERNET and we need you to tell us who these deserving families could be.
Nominate them now via our online form - forms.gle...
More info on our Primo It Forward page. www.primo.nz...
Please help us to spread the word, like and share our post with your friends!
#localssupportinglocals #primoitforward

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78 days ago

Salt Water Game Fishing Lures

Malcom from Spotswood

Large Bundle of lures, teaser, live bait rigs and a pravane, at a price far below their value!

Price: $695

78 days ago

Timely reasons you should make your will.

Public Trust

"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, … View more"Now really is a particularly important time to create a will and get things sorted for you and your family. It gives everyone peace of mind.” Principal Trustee Helen Trembath - Greenlane customer centre. Helen had a chat with Stuff recently about the importance of sorting a will, especially in these uncertain times. Check out the article in the link below.

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79 days ago

We’re here for tamariki

The Team from ACC New Zealand

If tamariki are injured in an accident anywhere in Aotearoa, ACC is here to support them until they can get back to everyday life – including financial support for medical services, care and equipment. Find out more

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79 days ago

Grow an extra row

Yates

While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your … View more
While some Kiwis are enjoying home grown vegies, many are going without vegetables altogether.

This National Gardening Week we’re encouraging gardeners to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

To help get your extra row underway Yates is lending a helping hand.

Just register online HERE between 1st and 25th October to receive a FREE packet of Yates Vegie Seeds.

Once you’ve grown your vegies to share (or if you have spare now) please visit HERE to find a list of the organisations that would welcome your donation of fresh homegrown vegies.
Find out more

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79 days ago

👋 Jeff is a home, car, boat and digger owner, born and raised in Whangārei.

Competenz

Jeff has a wife and two boys and a whole bunch of sheep. He was able to earn on the job and buy his first home while he completed his apprenticeship.

Take care of yourself and your whānau without the debt of a student loan to hold you back. This is your sign to embrace the fluro!

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