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70 days ago

Industry Skills Development Handbook

Competenz

Is this you?

You know building the skills and capability of your staff is vital, but it’s hard to know where to start or even where to turn for advice, so it keeps sliding down your to-do list.

Use this guidebook to develop your company’s capability and improve your bottom line.
Free download

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73 days ago

Set up for life: The ‘Tattooed Baker’

Competenz

"It was the absolute best decision. I was a fully qualified baker at the age of 21 and had no student debt. So while my high school peers were living a broke student life at university, I was debt-free and earning a good wage.”

Another great success story featuring Bex Savage, who … View more
"It was the absolute best decision. I was a fully qualified baker at the age of 21 and had no student debt. So while my high school peers were living a broke student life at university, I was debt-free and earning a good wage.”

Another great success story featuring Bex Savage, who discovered her passion for baking after embarking on a Competenz Craft Baking apprenticeship when she was 18​, an experience she says set her up for life.

Read the full story

Looking to get into an apprenticeship? Get in touch with us now

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72 days ago

New Zealand at Alert Level 4

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- … View more
UPDATE
August 18
1.16pm

The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently giving an update to the nation at the Beehive.

Here's what you need to know:
- Genome sequencing was undertaken last night and it has been confirmed that this is linked to the NSW outbreak.
- There are no genomic matches to those cases at the border to this case.
- There are a further two cases to report in the community. ​
- From 11:59pm, it will be compulsory to wear masks when accessing essential services.
- From 8am tomorrow, the Covid-19 vaccination programme will resume.
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UPDATE
August 18
9.10am

- Four new cases have been identified, all genomically linked to the original case
- The original case has been confirmed as having the Delta variant
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New Zealand will move to a Level 4 lockdown after a community case was detected in Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Ashley Bloomfield at a press conference, where she confirmed that Auckland and Coromandel would move to Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm for seven days, while the rest of the country will be under Level 4 conditions for three days.

It is unknown whether this case is that of the Delta variant. Bloomfield stated that genome sequencing will be completed by tomorrow morning.

There is currently 23 locations of interest, 10 in Auckland and 13 in Coromandel. Current locations of interest can be found here.

The case has no links to the border and interviews are currently being undertaken with the case to find any possible locations of interest and how they came to be in contact with Covid-19.

Here's what you need to know:
- A refresh on Level restrictions and what it means for you.
- Here are the locations of interest.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.

For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.

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74 days ago

Limited time offer!

Neighbourly

Want to increase your reach by thousands? Now's your chance!

For a limited time only, we're offering you a 3 month Premium Business listing for only $79+GST*

Usually $149+GST, Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your local community. Find friendly … View more
Want to increase your reach by thousands? Now's your chance!

For a limited time only, we're offering you a 3 month Premium Business listing for only $79+GST*

Usually $149+GST, Neighbourly Premium enables you to grow a strong presence in your local community. Find friendly neighbours who need your services, showcase what makes you stand out from the rest and connect with people who want to ‘shop local’.

*T&Cs apply
Sign up now

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75 days ago

Warm welcome to Digital Boost

Neighbourly

We're very excited to announce Digital Boost as our new Neighbourly partner.
Digital Boost is a free online learning platform providing tutorials on how to operate a business in today's digital world.

We truly believe in the support and tools they provide to help digitally upskill … View more
We're very excited to announce Digital Boost as our new Neighbourly partner.
Digital Boost is a free online learning platform providing tutorials on how to operate a business in today's digital world.

We truly believe in the support and tools they provide to help digitally upskill New Zealand SME businesses.

Please join us in welcoming Digital Boost and stay tuned for tips and tricks, online tutorials and other exciting content!
Learn more

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76 days ago

BELL BLOCK COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Judy from Bell Block

Please feel free to come along and join in.

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76 days ago

Nominate environmental heroes from your neighbourhood!

Taranaki Regional Council

Do you know a family member, friend, school or community group working to protect our environment?

Nominations are open for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which recognise efforts to protect and enhance the environment – at any scale from neighbourhood to … View more
Do you know a family member, friend, school or community group working to protect our environment?

Nominations are open for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which recognise efforts to protect and enhance the environment – at any scale from neighbourhood to regional. Learn more now!
Find out more

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76 days ago

Kiwis are being stung by high power bills.

Flick

⚡ Weather and supply has been the scapegoat for the price hikes, but the truth is that New Zealand’s electricity market is broken - denying Kiwis access to fair pricing. 👎🏽 Over 100,000 NZ households are currently living in energy hardship, and if things continue, more families will be … View more⚡ Weather and supply has been the scapegoat for the price hikes, but the truth is that New Zealand’s electricity market is broken - denying Kiwis access to fair pricing. 👎🏽 Over 100,000 NZ households are currently living in energy hardship, and if things continue, more families will be at risk.

Kiwis deserve better, which is why we’re fighting for power affordability for all of us. But we can’t do it alone.

Join us in the Revolt to bring power prices down, by signing the petition to demand that the Government reforms NZ’s broken electricity market. #Powergate ✊🏾 ✊🏿 ✊🏼 ✊🏽

Sign and share the petition at jointherevolt.co.nz
Find out more

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77 days ago

Poll: Have you got a side hustle?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Are you making a bit of cash from your hobby, offering a service on the side, selling things on social media or doing a few paid hours in the community? If you’re supplementing your main income or superannuation, you’re running a side hustle! Maybe you’re baking cupcakes, a part-time retired … View moreAre you making a bit of cash from your hobby, offering a service on the side, selling things on social media or doing a few paid hours in the community? If you’re supplementing your main income or superannuation, you’re running a side hustle! Maybe you’re baking cupcakes, a part-time retired handyman or selling hand-knitted scarves - we’re curious. Let us know if you have a side hustle in our poll below!

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Have you got a side hustle?
  • 22.4% Yes I do - it’s up and running
    22.4% Complete
  • 11.2% I’m just getting one started
    11.2% Complete
  • 59.2% No I don’t
    59.2% Complete
  • 7.2% I don’t understand what a side hustle is
    7.2% Complete
1103 votes
77 days ago

Stock display

Tania Nicolson from Red Cross Shop New Plymouth

Spring is nearly here come and see our new displays at Red Cross 18 Gover St New Plymouth highlighting our new spring apparel, furniture and homewares, looking forward to seeing you soon.

Negotiable

92 days ago

The COVID-19 Vaccination

Deane from Strandon

Hi,
I'm just wondering why there is so much pressure on me to book the jab... I've got a letter in the post with a secret (must not be disclosed with friends or family members) letter, an email and now tonight a text message to hurry me up and vaccinate against the lurgy. How did they … View more
Hi,
I'm just wondering why there is so much pressure on me to book the jab... I've got a letter in the post with a secret (must not be disclosed with friends or family members) letter, an email and now tonight a text message to hurry me up and vaccinate against the lurgy. How did they get my cell phone number" why do I need a special secret code? Should I get the code tattooed on my inside wrist? (Never seen that before...) Why all of a sudden, there is this pressure, pressure, pressure to have the jab?

77 days ago

Treat yourself or a father figure this Fathers Day.

Mags4Gifts

Purchase a local newspaper subscription in time for Fathers Day and receive a Lone Star rib pack valued at $59.

Hurry offer is for a limited time only. Terms and Conditions apply.
Read More

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80 days ago

Superhome owners opening their homes to the public this weekend

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Healthy, warm, dry and cheap to run. Owners of Superhome houses in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson and Otago are hosting open homes from August 14-15 so you can see just how warm and cosy a home can be with the right design approach.

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78 days ago

Chicken

Dave from Inglewood

I have an approximately 3 year old Red Shaver (Hyline) chicken to give away, not laying at the moment, she attacks the new young chickens we have introduced. We are in Egmont Village.
Ph Dave 0274402453

Free

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79 days ago

Nominate environmental heroes from your neighbourhood!

Taranaki Regional Council

Aorere Farms was the Environmental Award Winner 2020 for Environmental Leadership in land management

Ross and Grant Skilton (pictured below) were awarded for outstanding efforts to protect native flora and fauna through effective land management and the use of trapping technology.

Do you know… View more
Aorere Farms was the Environmental Award Winner 2020 for Environmental Leadership in land management

Ross and Grant Skilton (pictured below) were awarded for outstanding efforts to protect native flora and fauna through effective land management and the use of trapping technology.

Do you know a family member, friend, school or community group working to protect our environment? Nominations are open for this year’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards, which recognise efforts to protect and enhance the environment – at any scale from neighbourhood to regional. Learn more now!
Find out more

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