Waitaki District, Oamaru

17 hours ago

Meet your new neighbours, NZ Compare!

NZ Compare

We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to … View more
We’re Kiwis helping Kiwis compare the many providers and plans across Power, Broadband and Money easy, safe and hassle free through our consumer focussed, comparison websites. 

Our service is free to use! Are you moving house or just wanting to know what your options are to save money or to get a better deal? You can trust NZ Compare to guide you in making a fully informed choice for your households needs.

Millions of consumers have used our sites and over 50,000 Kiwis have switched providers or plans with our help. 

Visit us to compare today or call our NZ based Customer Support Team on 0508 22 66 72.
COMPARE NOW

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17 hours ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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1 day ago

An experienced audiologist recently joined us at Bay Audiology Oamaru.

The Team from Bay Audiology

Isita is an experienced audiologist who has recently joined us at Bay Audiology Oamaru.

"Working in Oamaru is an exciting adventure. It's a great opportunity to work closely with our wonderful, warm and friendly clients." – Isita.

Call 03 437 9007 to book your free hearing … View more
Isita is an experienced audiologist who has recently joined us at Bay Audiology Oamaru.

"Working in Oamaru is an exciting adventure. It's a great opportunity to work closely with our wonderful, warm and friendly clients." – Isita.

Call 03 437 9007 to book your free hearing check today. Free hearing checks are available for anyone aged 18+.
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2 days ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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3 days ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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4 days ago

How important is sustainability to you?

Stuff from Neighbourly Nz

Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchersView more
Take the survey and be in to WIN a share of $2,500 worth of prizes - including a luxury escape in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand’s food and wine country – where a sustainable weekend away tastes absolutely delicious!

Plus, each entry will also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 gift vouchers from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
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4 days ago

Looking for a job?

Competenz

Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our … View more
Looking for a job and keen to get qualified? Our job board has new opportunities being listed regularly across our 37 sectors!

And good news, we have an exciting new function available – our CV builder. Now, anyone looking for an apprenticeship or job opportunity through Competenz can use our CV Builder tool to create a professional CV with the right information to get the attention of employers.

Check out our CV builder here. Or keep an eye on our Job Board for new opportunities!
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5 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.
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5 days ago

Why should I update my will?​

Public Trust

Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made… View more
Just like times change, so should your will – so it’s important to keep it up to date. ​

You’ve built a life around the things and people that matter most. An up-to-date will is the best way to protect your legacy and share it with the people you love. ​

If you last made a will back in the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it may be time for an update. ​
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6 days ago

Kickstart your vegie patch

Yates

Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of … View more
Join this supportive & fun online community, for local help to successfully grow your own vegies.

Yates are growing an online community of gardeners, and it’s free to join! Whether you’re just getting started, or an old hand – we can all do with help & support on the journey of growing our own food.

Yates expert Sarah O’Neil will be on hand to help with problems too. Plus there are over $4000 worth of prizes up for grabs!
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6 days ago

Mind games

The Team from Resene ColorShop Oamaru

This matching pairs memory game painted in Resene colours is great for brain-training, fun to paint and play and would make a fabulous gift.

Find out how to create your own.

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7 days ago

The Impacts of Climate Change on Insurance costs

Climate Insights

Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global … View more
Our homes can be our greatest investment and protecting our homes against climate change has become more important than ever.

Our changing climate poses risks to our natural and built environments. Swiss Re in a global analysis of insurance risk said to “expect climate risks to raise global property premiums by 33-41% between 2020 and 2040”. The potential increase was deemed a direct consequence of our changing climate.

Our Climate Insights property report provides easily understood information on change to risks for your current or a future property. The report includes robust and actionable information for residential property owners, tenants and investors to enhance their property’s climate resilience.
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7 days ago

HURRY! Have you shared your Local Like?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

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Get in quick, there's only a few days to go in our Local Likes competition. Nominate your favourite local business by telling your neighbours why they're best in their field and be in the draw to win a $50 voucher to go and spend with them. Get in quick, this ends Sunday!

Share your business shout-out now.

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7 days ago

Time is running out... only two weeks to go! ⏳

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes … View more
Join the rest of the motu on October 28 by taking part in our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, ShakeOut. Signing up only takes 2 minutes and when you do, you’ll be entered to win a personal emergency grab bag or civil defence wheelie bin kit from NZ Civil Defence.
ShakeOut takes place around the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake:

DROP - down on your hands and knees. This protects you from falling but lets you move if you need to.

COVER - your head and neck (or entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk (if it is within a few steps of you). If there is no shelter nearby, cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

HOLD - on to your shelter (or your position to protect your head and neck) until the shaking stops. If the shaking shifts your shelter around, move with it.

Head to www.shakeout.govt.nz... to sign up today and get involved!

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8 days ago

Celebrating the heroes who help keep our communities safe

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

When you’re a firefighter out on a call it’s essential to know someone in the brigade has got your back, but it’s also handy knowing someone is supporting you back at the office.

Steve Gee and Jono Turnbull are volunteer firefighters who both work at Connetics (Southern) Ltd in Cromwell, a… View more
When you’re a firefighter out on a call it’s essential to know someone in the brigade has got your back, but it’s also handy knowing someone is supporting you back at the office.

Steve Gee and Jono Turnbull are volunteer firefighters who both work at Connetics (Southern) Ltd in Cromwell, a network contractor that specialises in power installations and maintenance.

While they’re with different brigades - Gee is chief fire officer for Clyde and Turnbull is a recruit for Cromwell - and have very different roles within the business, they say having a co-worker who understands their dual roles is critical.

They’re grateful to work for a company that understands the importance of their role and values their commitment to the community.

Gee and Turnbull are two of the nearly 12,000 Kiwis who volunteer for Fire and Emergency New Zealand and are ready to respond in a crisis.

Their ability to do that depends on workplaces who are willing to be part of the back-up crew.

Stuff’s community newspapers are partnering with Fire and Emergency to recognise the local businesses who support this important work with the Proud Employer mark, which acknowledges the role they play in keeping communities safe by allowing their staff to respond to an incident during working hours.

“The company is very supportive of the community input that Jono has in Cromwell and I have in Clyde,” says Gee.

With his job based in Cromwell, Gee is less likely to be called out during the day, but says volunteering for Fire and Emergency constantly requires juggling responsibilities between his work and home lives. However, he says volunteering is more than worth it.

“People often ask me why I’m involved with Fire and Emergency. It’s because I have a genuine interest and It’s something I can do to give back to the community. There’s also a lot of value in terms of your own personal development. I treat it as a sport, a hobby and a whole lot of other things rolled into one. It keeps me fit, it keeps the brain active, and it keeps me grounded.”

Turnbull volunteered for mountain rescue in the UK and was keen to continuing volunteering in some capacity when he moved to New Zealand. He was thrilled to be accepted as a recruit with the Clyde Brigade.

“It’s a fantastic thing to be involved in,” he says.

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