Watch New Zealand's biggest Christmas lights display in Christchurch! Newstalk ZB's supporting this show. Money raised helps treat homeowner Maureen Seaward's Lyme Disease. Details at the end of video. Cameraman Tim Lucas from Red Dog Media has produced another outstanding video! Share the xmas spirit!
I’ve been and donated a couple of pairs of boots today to the iSport Foundation. If you’ve got any gear you’d like to donate to the next generation of sporting stars drop it off at any participating Westpac NZ branch or Jetts Fitness New Zealand and #PassOnTheDream
NZ doesn’t need more petrol pump attendants and restaurant workers from overseas. The influx of tens of thousands of foreign students has created massive competition for low skilled jobs. Many of the students are desperate to earn money. A large recruitment company in Auckland told us huge numbers are applying for jobs as drivers, warehouse workers and customer service workers. There’s a lot of concern that foreigners are given work visas when they know nothing about working in New Zealand. They have little understanding of an employer’s expectations, poor English and are generally unsuited for the jobs. They’ve been enticed to NZ by promises from dodgy agents of jobs and the chance to stay permanently. A rosey picture has been painted. We have record immigration of 125,000 with net 69,000 people being allowed to live here permanently each year. That’s putting pressure on all state services, like hospitals. NZ needs to limit immigration to those we need and not those who need us.
What do you call a group of kākāpō? Here are just five of the chicks hatched this year being looked after in Invercargill. This kākāpō breeding season has been the most successful since DOC and Forest & Bird started managing kākāpō 25 years ago. We're proud to be partners on Kakapo Recovery - The Official Site and are just stoked to see how well they've done this year. Kimberley
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Here's a big one for you guys with woodfires - be in to win a winters supply of Tui Firewood. Just tell us why you'd want it to be in to win, too easy.
Tui Firewood is a convenient dry, pre-cut firewood for a cosy fire, made from sustainably sourced New Zealand pine. Take the hassle out of firewood this winter, order online and get it delivered to your door or pick it up on your way home.
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Create your own fun water play in the backyard this summer. Make a water sprinkler by drilling holes in a plastic bottle. Attach it to the end of the hose with tape, then watch your toddler dance and giggle in the water.
A picture says a thousand words. Thanks to The New Zealand Fire Service for their work so far, and thank you to the many others that have helped. Special mention to Steve Askin whom lost his life in the helicopter crash earlier in the week while fighting the fires.
https://foodbox.co.nz/shop/category=santa%20shop Wow we have an awesome Christmas hamper to giveaway from our Santa Shop. A festive family hamper worth $90, loaded with fresh Christmas fruit, freshly made christmas pies and so much more. Tag a friend in to both be in the draw to win. GOOD LUCK
It's FINALLY starting to feel like summer so to celebrate we're giving away two copies of my Celebrate Summer annual – one for you and one for a friend. To be in to win just tag a friend who loves to cook!
SLEEPTEMBER competition time! Give us your best sleep tip to go into the draw to WIN this amazing King Koil Queen Bed! To enter simply comment below with a useful tip that helps you get to sleep each night! Competition T&C’s here: http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/competitions.html
A massive congratulations to Peter Burling & Blair Tuke! We couldn’t be prouder of our Ambassadors with their Gold medal win at the Rio Olympic Games. In celebration, we have a VW Olympic Chilly Bin filled with VW goodies up for grabs, it’s also signed by our Ambassadors - Peter, Blair and Simon! (valued at $500 RRP) Simply comment below a message that you would like to send to Peter & Blair - prize will be drawn on 22/8/16 #BeTheInspiration #behindthedrive #Rio2016
WE ARE DESPERATE! We have hit rock bottom....and so has New Zealand!
We pride ourselves on helping all animals. We rehabilitate and find safe solutions for farm animals, native wildlife, domestic animals and even exotics and pest animals like the ex circus monkeys and wallabies in our care. We have been finding positive outcomes for each and every animal that comes on our radar for more than 15years. But right now we are drowning. It isn't just raining cats and dogs, its a hail storm. And it needs to stop!!
We realize that its registration time of year, and that every year at this time all of the pounds and shelters are overflowing with unwanted dogs. We accept that is the norm....but hang on WTF? Why is this New Zealand's normal? Why do animal loving animal shelter staff and Animal Control Officers get forced into to killing thousands of dogs across our clean green country every June/July just because thousands of pet owners have an easy-come-easy-go attitude? And to make it all the more heartbreaking, for many of these dogs (not all, but a very sizable many) euthanasia is likely to be a twisted and bitter-sweet release from a life of isolation, chained or controlled by the ignorance of the "easy-come-easy-go" owner.
Our HUHA team are in the trenches getting our hands dirty and we see and experience this devastating trend first hand. We are a no kill shelter, but that doesn't mean we are not effected, we spend our lives voluntarily fixing what others have broken. We currently have 60 dogs in our care and 30 urgent cases on our books as well as hundreds of less urgent cases that we are working through. We average 1000 phone calls asking us for help per month, and we, like our friends at all the other shelters around NZ are about to start rocking in a corner. Every single day people call us and say that if we don't help (and usually by the end of that day/week!!) the animals will die...yip that's right every day somehow their awful attitude becomes our problem and our fault?
What we have noticed is that often the people who put the most pressure on us to rid them of their dog (and cats to!) fast, are the same ones who will easily pick up another. Maybe from mates that breed a litter or three, and sell the pups to their "easy-come-easy-go" mates for a quick $50 bucks, and then the cycle continues. The puppies grow into untrained, undesexed dogs, get passed around, chained in isolation, maybe breed a littler or three so the easy-come-easy-go owner can give the pups to his/her mates for a quick $50 bucks and so on and so on until the council do their job. And its easier for the owner to let the dog go than to pay rego....that dog was probably a dud anyway cause it didn't do what it was told...and its easy enough to get another pup of a mate for $50 or maybe free (and most often underage) from a Buy Sell Swap page.
So with our two HUHA shelters being full and potentially every other NZ shelter in the same position....what happens to the unwanted? Well for us it means advertising the desexed and processing the undesexed, trying to get the owner to step up and to do right by their dog before moving it on. We refuse to allow undesexed animals to be passed around.
Most of our HUHA team are fostering more than one dog or pup each, while also juggling the hundreds of other animals we care for in our two shelters, and trying to fund raise to pay the vet bills and survive. We are peddling as fast as we can so that as many pets as possible make it to the top of the hill unscathed.
But for those of you guilty of ditching your pet with little or no warning or thought. For not desexing or training, for leaving your pets home alone all day and then blaming them for bad behaviour when bored, for not getting off the couch,walking or enriching your pet and then blaming them for being destructive and unsociallized, for playing endless games of tug toy with your pet cause you think you're cool and then banishing him for trying to engage with your children with his mouth. For those of you who take a pet on when your lease says you can't. And for those of you who breed your pet just because you didn't want to spend the money on desexing or just because you can. And to the back yard breeders who sell genetically damaged fluffies through pet stores and trade me, to pig hunters, farmers and greyhound racers who breed litter after and then ditch the duds ....please sort your shit out, you are the problem and you need to stop!!
PIC: Fletcher (now at HUHA healthy and ready for adoption) Failed as a pig dog, so was left in a backyard with no food. ____________________________________________________ To help us with our vet bill this month please donate $3 by txting "huha" to 4463 Thank you HUHA Community - together we can save lives! ____________________________________________________
Our last giveaway for the year! GOOD LUCK and MERRY CHRISTMAS https://foodbox.co.nz/shop/category=santa%20shop Wow we have an awesome Christmas hamper to giveaway from our Santa Shop. A festive family hamper worth $90, loaded with fresh Christmas fruit, freshly made christmas pies and so much more. Tag a friend to be in the draw to win.
Thought people might find our calf feeder truck interesting. It can fit 90 calves on at a time, we've had it 2 years now and can't fault it. Set up so it can drive over fences - no more trying to beat calves to the gateway
I still don't have quite the right words to describe today, but I do want to say something about the folks behind me. Today my team supported me, the youngest member of their caucus, to be the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. I am incredibly grateful. I get to see firsthand how hard they all work, how much they believe in helping people, and why they are so focused on changing the government. Now bring on September!
Let's all spare a happy thought as we go to bed tonight for Valerie Adams. If all goes well during the 1am qualifying round, she'll have a chance 12 hours later to become New Zealand's first ever triple gold medallist.
Check out this brand new Stanley Fatmax 18 Volt Combo Kit. It includes a Hammer Drill, Impact Driver, Circular Saw, Angle Grinder, Two batteries, Charger & Kit Bag. Just tell us which of the tools you'd use first - to be in to win the kit.
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