Otorohanga District, Otorohanga

5 days ago

When does NZ move to the 'traffic light system'?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying … View more
Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying Covid-19 was not going to be eradicated from New Zealand.

“The hard truth is that Delta is here and not going away,” Ardern said.

While Aucklanders will finally see an end to New Zealand’s longest lockdown, those in other parts of the country could face far more restrictions if they have not been fully-vaccinated.

Read more here.

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5 days ago

Buying a new home or investment property?

Climate Insights - Waikato

Hi Neighbours,
Over the last 12 months there were 10,497 houses sold in Waikato; 54% of recently surveyed Kiwis said they would take climate change into account before purchasing.

Let us help you make an informed decision before buying in Waikato. Get your climate risk report today - ready in … View more
Hi Neighbours,
Over the last 12 months there were 10,497 houses sold in Waikato; 54% of recently surveyed Kiwis said they would take climate change into account before purchasing.

Let us help you make an informed decision before buying in Waikato. Get your climate risk report today - ready in 5 minutes!

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5 days ago

We are Open for Fresh Blueberries

Westlea Blueberries

After 8 months we are open for
Fresh Blueberry sales again. Our early berries are called Sunset
Blue and while not as sweet as mid season varieties they are delicious. We are very proud of these plump berries that have a nice bloom on them which is the main source of antioxidant.
You won't … View more
After 8 months we are open for
Fresh Blueberry sales again. Our early berries are called Sunset
Blue and while not as sweet as mid season varieties they are delicious. We are very proud of these plump berries that have a nice bloom on them which is the main source of antioxidant.
You won't find berries like these at the supermarket.
Look out for our flags on O'Regan Road off Collins Road.

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16 days ago

Finding like minded people

Val from Karapiro - Maungatautari

I'm new to the area and I'm looking for like minded people that enjoy crafting/upcycling/recycling things to form a group to inspire each other and possibly sell stuff please private message me.

6 days ago

Waikato, meet your 2022 Kiwibank Local Hero Medallists

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

From supporting people with diabetes to inspiring others to open up about their mental health, you may recognise these champions going above and beyond to make your neighbourhood a better place.

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6 days ago

Independence + support = balance

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

We all value our independence, however over time our needs can change. Assisted-living apartments balance an independence lifestyle in a stylish apartment alongside support that makes life easier. Housekeeping, a chef-prepared meal, activities and outings, it’s the perfect balance.

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7 days ago

Struggling to hire for next quarter?

Competenz

We recruit apprentices for employers and have candidates ready to go.
Check out some of our current candidates:

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7 days ago

Do I need a new executor?​

Public Trust

Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you … View more
Great question. Your executor oversees your will when you pass away, so it’s an important job. If things have changed for you or your executor since the days of cassette tapes and telethons, it might be time to appoint a new one. ​

You can choose a new executor when you update your will – you can even appoint Public Trust, which gives you the reassurance of an executor who is impartial, always available and has the right expertise. ​
Read on to find out more.

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9 days ago

Make a kid’s Christmas

Variety – the Children’s Charity

In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner … View more
In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, kids are looking forward to a Christmas that may not happen. Forced to choose between food or bills, hard-working parents like Melody worry whether they’ll be able to provide even the simplest Christmas meal for their children.

“I’ll only eat dinner 2-3 times a week so that the children have enough food. This is very stressful… a lot of crying and minimal sleep.” 

Food insecurity is the everyday reality for 98.8% of the families Variety helps.

Please donate today to provide grocery support for families like Melody’s this Christmas.
Donate now

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9 days ago

Public Trust is seeking the following people:

Public Trust

The following are individuals, beneficiaries, and executors of estates we have managed under the Public Trust Act 2001. We’re asking these people to please contact Public Trust at contactus@publictrust.co.nz

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10 days ago

Why Choose Custom-Made Curtains

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean at Whakatane ChemDry

If you’re considering installing curtains in your home, one of the first things you’ll need to decide is whether you’d prefer to buy ready-made curtains or have them custom-made especially for your home.

Get exactly what you want - There’s no need to compromise when you choose to have … View more
If you’re considering installing curtains in your home, one of the first things you’ll need to decide is whether you’d prefer to buy ready-made curtains or have them custom-made especially for your home.

Get exactly what you want - There’s no need to compromise when you choose to have your curtains custom-made; you’ll get exactly what you want and it will be the perfect for your space. A good company will send a consultant to meet with you at your home who will bring with them a wide variety of actual fabric samples so you can see how different colours, patterns and textures look in your space.

The right curtains for the right rooms - You’ll get experienced, professional advice about which type of curtains is best for certain rooms and purposes. For instance, if you want curtains for bedrooms where blocking light is the main priority, your consultant will be able to talk you through the different lining options to achieve this.

A perfect fit - Another benefit of having your curtains custom-made is that your window measurements will be taken by someone who really knows what they’re doing.

Excellent quality - There’s no doubt the finished product will be impeccably made with special attention to detail. And there’s peace of mind knowing your curtains are backed by a decent product warranty.

Finance - By choosing a specialist blind manufacturer there may be the possibility of a finance option to help make it affordable.

Professional installation - And the service will be end-to-end with professional installation also often included.

Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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10 days ago

Considering retiring or downsizing? Why you need to get your will sorted now.

Public Trust

"These life changes can have a big impact on your assets, your savings, and your personal belongings, which is why it's important to create or update your will." Bronwyn Cameron Principal Trustee in Christchurch had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently about why it’s essential to … View more"These life changes can have a big impact on your assets, your savings, and your personal belongings, which is why it's important to create or update your will." Bronwyn Cameron Principal Trustee in Christchurch had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently about why it’s essential to create a will when you're planning to retire or downsize. Check out the article in the link below.

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11 days ago

He Marangai ke te Whenua Exhibition

Trish Seddon from Te Awamutu Museum

An exhibition of abstract kōwhaiwhai aho paintings informed by Māori language that reflects a concept describing language immersion and the intimate relationships shared between mātua (parent) and tamariki (children).

Exhibition dates: 10 December 2021 – 19 March 2022

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11 days ago

Vaccination Passes are available now

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kiwis are now able to download their Covid vaccination certificate, called 'My Vaccine Pass'.

Anyone who is fully vaccinated can request a pass by visiting mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478. The vaccine pass can be downloaded as an image on your phone, added to Apple Wallet … View more
Kiwis are now able to download their Covid vaccination certificate, called 'My Vaccine Pass'.

Anyone who is fully vaccinated can request a pass by visiting mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478. The vaccine pass can be downloaded as an image on your phone, added to Apple Wallet or Google Pay, or printed out as a hard copy.

Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins has asked people to be patient and request their passes over the next few days, as the website has already seen an overwhelming demand since it was launched this morning.

Passes will not be required to access essential businesses such as schools, supermarkets, or pharmacies, but more details on how they will be implemented are expected to be outlined in the press conference at 1pm today.

What you need to know:

• You can request a vaccine pass at mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478.
• If you don't receive an email with your pass within 24 hours, email the My Covid Record team on help@mycovidrecord.min.health.nz or call 0800 222 478. Check your spam folder first.
• The pass will be required later this year to enter some businesses and venues.
• There are separate passes you can request for domestic use and international travel.

Read more here.

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12 days ago

It's not too late...

Resene

...to nominate a spot in your community needing a splash of colour!

This is the LAST WEEK to make your Resene Colour Your Community nomination so make sure you take a few minutes to share a few words about an organisation, business or community project that needs a bit of a refresh. It could be … View more
...to nominate a spot in your community needing a splash of colour!

This is the LAST WEEK to make your Resene Colour Your Community nomination so make sure you take a few minutes to share a few words about an organisation, business or community project that needs a bit of a refresh. It could be for a park bench that's seen better days, a building that's wilting, a children's playground that lost its shine or a wall that's a bit of a bore.

Apply now for up to $1000 worth of Resene paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.

There'll be five winners announced later this month - plus you'll be invited to vote for the People's Choice Award.
Nominate now

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