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62 days ago

Poll: Which photograph takes the cake?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these… View more
Kia ora Aotearoa! Stuff has just finished their annual Summer Snaps competition and we’re thrilled to announce that you'll be the judge of the People and Communities photograph category.
Stuff received almost 300 entries in the category featuring all things local and we have whittled these down to six brilliantly captured photographs in the running to win a Canon EOS camera.

You can hear more about these finalist entries on our blog, but judging is simple:
Cast your vote in the poll below before 3pm, February 11.

Which photograph takes the cake?
  • 42.5% Finalist 1: Ken Hansen (The beach)
    42.5% Complete
  • 11.8% Finalist 2: Tiana Golder (Mana Wāhine)
    11.8% Complete
  • 12.4% Finalist 3: Tom Mazey (Vintage cars)
    12.4% Complete
  • 7% Finalist 4: Vivian Gehrmann (On the farm)
    7% Complete
  • 16.6% Finalist 5: Stephane Dussau (Maori Battallion)
    16.6% Complete
  • 9.8% Finalist 6: Kate Henry (Kids playing)
    9.8% Complete
1332 votes
60 days ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

We have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner … View moreWe have been bowled over by the amazing entries to the Resene Shed of the Year 2021 competition. There's still time though, to submit yours. Send in the photos and the stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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61 days ago

Found

Jen from Hokowhitu

Found this in my driveway yesterday. If its yours or you know who it belongs to, please contact me on 027 379 4772. Thanks.

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62 days ago

We LOVE swimming

Hilton Brown Swimming

And we want you and your family to love it as well!

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson.

The Free Trial lesson is … View more
And we want you and your family to love it as well!

We help babies, children and adults feel confident in and around the water and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all.

Touch base with us today to book in for your FREE trial lesson.

The Free Trial lesson is open to all new customers.
Find out more

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63 days ago

childrens welfare

Drew from Tararua District

ORANGA TAMARIKI

I’ve become somewhat confused over the role that this Government agency plays within our society. I was under the impression that the agency was responsible for all child care and protection processes within New Zealand. However over recent months from news and other media … View more
ORANGA TAMARIKI

I’ve become somewhat confused over the role that this Government agency plays within our society. I was under the impression that the agency was responsible for all child care and protection processes within New Zealand. However over recent months from news and other media reports it would appear that the agency has not been managing its designated processes across our society in an even handed manner and in particular has applied a different set of harsher rules to the Maori population. Now if this is correct those responsible for this distortion in policy administration should be exposed, taken to task and dismissed from their employment with the agency. There is no place within our modern multi-cultural society for any form of racism particularly within a Government agency operating in such a sensitive area as child welfare.

On the other hand if the agencies polices are being administered and managed in a professional even hand manner with the same rules and processes being applied to all cases regardless of race then the issue of Maori having a major proportion of the child uplifts is not an agency problem but rather an systemic problem within the Maori community. For example have the same concerns by Maori also been expressed by the non-Maori population who engaged with the agency? If so then the issue is indeed serious in that it follows that the agencies policies may be flawed and thus require urgent and immediate attention to address the issues identified as requiring amendment.

What does concern me is that the review board just appointed by the Government to look at this issue is made up solely of Maori appointees. Given all the media hype almost solely focused around Maori complaints and now with a Maori review committee the chances of achieving a non-bias balanced result is highly unlikely. The situation looks very much like reverse racism and in my opinion racism in any form is simply not acceptable in today’s society. Surely as New Zealanders we cannot tolerate one rule for Maori children and a different rule for the rest of society.

The key point to be remembered is that this agency has been established to serve and protect all New Zealand children regardless of race. We would be taking an almighty step backwards if we had one set of rules for Maori children and another for all other children

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64 days ago

Fresh Chillies for sale

Kathy from Aokautere - Fitzherbert

Chillies for sale at our road side stall at 66 Fitzherbert East Road, Aokautere. Cash only.
Varieties include Ancho, Jalapeno, Cayenne, Tobasco and Habanero.

Price: $5

64 days ago

Hunger for Colour - swap and save!

Resene

Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a … View more
Swap a can of food for a FREE Resene testpot!

Bring a can of food into your local Resene owned ColorShop and you can swap it for a Resene testpot (60-80ml).

Resene will then donate all the food brought in to The Salvation Army local foodbanks and other community foodbanks.

By adding a little more colour to your life you can also help those in need. When you donate a can of food you'll save on your testpot purchase (save up to $5.80 on an 80ml testpot) while also helping provide disadvantaged Kiwis with food parcels when they need them most.
Find out more

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65 days ago

Tātou Rohe - Our Region

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington Regional Council

The latest issue of Tō Tātou Rohe – Our Region is out! This mail-out features bite-sized stories about what’s been happening in our region, and what’s coming up.

Read it here: bit.ly...

If you’d like to subscribe, visit our website: www.gw.govt.nz...

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66 days ago

There are so many reasons to be grateful to call Aotearoa New Zealand our home. 😌🙏

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Let's keep working together to make our communities better for everyone while honouring Te Ao Māori.

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73 days ago

Poll: Did you know old rice could make you sick?

New Zealand Food Safety

Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food … View more
Just because it’s rice doesn’t mean it lasts longer than other food. Over time, cooked rice may grow bacteria that produces toxins, which can make you sick. So, make sure you cover, refrigerate and only keep for a day or two.

Don’t risk making your whānau sick. Eat any leftover food within two days. If in doubt, chuck it out.

Remember to Clean Cook Chill and check our easy food safety tips here.

The team at New Zealand Food Safety
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Did you know old rice could make you sick?
  • 86% Yes I’m always careful
    86% Complete
  • 14% No I thought rice doesn’t go bad
    14% Complete
2996 votes
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67 days ago

Free Microsoft Course: Word and Excel – starts Monday 15th February 2021

Sheila from Hokowhitu

EXPLORE AND LEARN NEW OFFICE SKILLS.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create documents
• Format data, produce tables and explore graphs
All resources provided.
Want more Information on course content and delivery.
Email our tutor at sbarrass.211@literacy.org.nz and course information will be … View more
EXPLORE AND LEARN NEW OFFICE SKILLS.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create documents
• Format data, produce tables and explore graphs
All resources provided.
Want more Information on course content and delivery.
Email our tutor at sbarrass.211@literacy.org.nz and course information will be sent to you.

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69 days ago

Free Microsoft Course: Word and Excel – starts Monday 15th February 2021

Sheila from Hokowhitu

EXPLORE AND LEARN NEW OFFICE SKILLS.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create documents
• Format data, produce tables and explore graphs
All resources provided.
Want more Information on course content and delivery.
Email our tutor at sbarrass.211@literacy.org.nz and course information will be … View more
EXPLORE AND LEARN NEW OFFICE SKILLS.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create documents
• Format data, produce tables and explore graphs
All resources provided.
Want more Information on course content and delivery.
Email our tutor at sbarrass.211@literacy.org.nz and course information will be sent to you.

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74 days ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

70 days ago

💖 Love Where You Live - February 1st to 28th 💖

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, … View more
Love is in the air this month! We’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about this month’s national campaign.

Our theme for February is all about finding ways to show your home and community a little extra love and care. Whether it’s organising a street clean up, helping a neighbour tidy up their property, collaborating on a mural, putting together a working bee, or installing a communal pātaka or library - there are countless ways to make our neighbourhoods more beautiful and enjoyable for everyone.

Share your tips, projects, photos and experiences with us by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us at:

info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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February 2021 National Campaign.pdf Download View

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70 days ago

Free Microsoft Course: Word and Excel – starts Monday 15th February 2021

Sheila from Hokowhitu

EXPLORE AND LEARN NEW OFFICE SKILLS.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create documents
• Format data, produce tables and explore graphs
All resources provided.
Want more Information on course content and delivery.
Email our tutor at sbarrass.211@literacy.org.nz and course information will be … View more
EXPLORE AND LEARN NEW OFFICE SKILLS.
Know how to:
• Design, layout and create documents
• Format data, produce tables and explore graphs
All resources provided.
Want more Information on course content and delivery.
Email our tutor at sbarrass.211@literacy.org.nz and course information will be sent to you.

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