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June 2020 Seeking Help Shows Strength

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Chatter is compiled by Waimakariri District Council Community Team

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Phone: 0800 965 468 Email: chatter@wmk.govt.nz

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from the Editor Kia ora koutou Here we are at Level 2! Congratulations for toughing it out through all the zoom meetings, cabin fever, lines at the grocery store, home schooling, supporting older parents and all of the wee challenges that came with lockdown! There were some positives, though. Maybe you had a bit more time to enjoy your home and family. Perhaps you got a bit more exercise. Maybe you were able to bless someone by supporting them with shopping or a phone call. I am always delighted by the way in which events like this highlight the value of community. Sadly, events like this also highlight the gaps. The lonely and disaffected. The people whose financial circumstances are about to change significantly. Discussions over recent weeks, in our various networks, have helped to inform initial planning around supports and opportunities for affected businesses, organisations and individuals. The Community Team are back in the office on shifts to keep numbers down.

We’ve been amazed and amused by the 20 deep queue for the hairdresser next to our office. Many 80+ year olds waiting up to an hour for a tidy-up. I guess, for some, it’s an outing and to lift the spirits – if they survive the minus 2 frost!! It’s interesting to see various approaches to COVID safety. Everything from the full plastic facemask, or hole in the wall, to just wee sign at the side of shop door. The Libraries’ click and collect books programme has been a huge success, filling the reading needs of hundreds of satisfied library users. In this first week of opening Student Volunteer Army and Rotary volunteers are manning the sign in desk. Shout out to local volunteers. You are gold! Lots to smile about, a few things to think about … and what a great District this is! Kia kaha. Noho ora mai.



Community Information Age-friendly Waimakariri Newsletter – May 2020 I begin writing this the day Level 3 becomes Level 2.

Did you do anything different today because of that? Have you bought a coffee or a take-away meal recently? Nothing much has changed in Loburn for my husband and me. We are so aware of the privileged position we are in at our age, with no job redundancies looming, no mortgage to pay and really no responsibilities, if that is the choice we make. We also have health, good neighbours, a caring family, even if we can’t physically see them, and a lovely place to live. I’ve had time to indulge in my love of writing. I mentioned in last month’s Newsletter the bear we had in our window wearing a poppy for Anzac Day. I sent a copy of him and his story to friends by way of keeping connected and got amazing stories back. They were much too good to keep to myself, so I wrote a booklet about Cambridge Bear, COVID 19 on Anzac Day and had a few printed at Wilson Print in Rangiora. Others have sent orders in so I am also supporting a local business. Staying connected is so important, particularly for older people. The internet is the modern way to find out about just about anything. What about folk who do not have a computer, or few skills to use one? You could offer to help them. My husband is Chair of SeniorNet phone 03 3128933 and would be pleased to help anyone wanting to increase their digital skills. If he can’t help, he may know someone who can. We older NZers, brought up to cope with anything, are reluctant to ask for help, yet also willing to help others. By not asking for help we could be said to be depriving others of their need to help. It is a two-way thing. I wonder how op shops and organisations, who rely on volunteers, are going to manage if we over 70’s need to stay at home. Perhaps we will see the recently unemployed, through no fault of their own, taking on more volunteer roles e.g. as drivers, at foodbanks etc. Our groceries are being delivered by a family who live nearby. We send in the order with a credit card number and the staff pack it. There is a charge and as we live in the country can’t have it delivered. The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) is doing something similar. Recently, through sponsorship of the Rangiora Lions Group, they are able to waive the fee for anyone who has a community services card, is medically vulnerable, or is struggling financially. Well done SVA and Rangiora Lions. Contact https://shop.sva.org.nz/discount/WAIMAK or call 0800 005 902 and use the code WAIMAK. I’m still hearing about issues folk have with hospital appointments and access to correct information e.g. The St John Health Shuttle travels from North Canterbury towns to Christchurch every weekday. They can pick people up from their home. Payment is by donation and the hospital is obliged to make appointments at times to suit. There are also other transport options available. The Waimakariri District Council has produced an updated brochure on transport services around the district. Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz or pick up a brochure at service centres, or libraries in all the towns, or phone 0800 765 468

5 Another issue is travel home from hospital. The CDHB have agreed to pay for a taxi if a patient cannot be picked up by someone. This would be particularly relevant for older people who live alone, or with an equally older spouse. Sometimes staff at the hospital need to be reminded about this. The Ministry of Social Development say that while on Alert Level 2 they will continue to give people the help they need online and over the phone, as it is easier and safer for clients and it works well. Anyone wishing to contact them can use MyMSD at https://my.msd.govt.nz/ or call Service Express on 0800 33 30 30 or call on 0800 559 009 Now, here’s an idea: CAMPFIRE: A collaboration between CCC Libraries and Age Concern. Campfire Stories Read Aloud for Adults. Tune in during lockdown to hear stories read by our librarians, a chapter at a time.… Here is the Christchurch Libraries contact. <https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/campfire-stories-readaloud-for-adults/> A flier in our mailbox this week from NZ Red Cross lists helpful ways to look after ourselves and others:

Look After Yourself

Look After Others

Stay connected

Keep giving

Acknowledge your feelings

Check in on other people

Stick to routines where possible

Be kind to one another

Seek accurate information from trusted sources

Work together

I’m looking forward to meeting with our Advisory Group next week after four months. Our agenda will be different from the one we would have expected to have before COVID-19 arrived and changed our priorities.

Haere ora, haere pai Joanne Gumbrell Chair Age-friendly Waimakariri Advisory Group

6 The North Canterbury Mini Bus Trust The Trust has mini buses available for transporting older people and people with disabilities to their medical appointments. A driver will be provided and this is a free service. The person can take a family member or friend with them. There will be strict guidelines and procedures to be followed. Please call Roni Jordan 021 65 74 74.

The fare reduction policy took effect from 12:01am Tuesday, 14 April 2020 and will remain in place until 30 June 2020, irrespective of Alert Levels. From 1 July the Total Mobility fare reduction policy will no longer be in effect and fares will return to normal. This means that from 12:01am Wednesday, 1 July 2020, Total Mobility clients will need to pay user fares for Total Mobility services. For the North Canterbury District this means free fares, for Total Mobility card holders, up to a maximum of $70 per trip, through to 30 June 2020.

The Oxford Community Trust is running with limited capacity at this time. However we are still here to help with all of our normal services including medical transport and emergency assistance. The best way to get in touch with us is to phone on 03 312 3006 and your call will either be answered or we will get back to you promptly.

7 Community Driver Mentor Programme is coming to Rangiora/Waimakariri. We offer two FREE programmes CDMP -learners to restricted Fast track forward FTF -restricted to Full CDMP addresses the disadvantages that young adult drivers face in attaining their licences. The programme helps drivers with learner and restricted licences become better and safer drivers by providing opportunities for supervised experience with trained volunteer driver mentors. WANT TO BE A MENTOR DRIVER • • • • • • • • •

Mentor drivers help a learner driver prepare for the restricted test Supervise the learner and help them become safer on our roads Act as a coach Help foster positive safe habits Transform lives Training, support and tools given to assist in teaching the learner driver Complete a 'fit and proper person' check Have held your full licence for 2 years or more and can offer two one-hour drives weekly All lessons are carried out in a sponsored programme car.

For more information, please contact: Julia Graham - Waimakariri CDMP Coordinator julia.graham@salvationarmy.govt.nz or 021 953 754

Healthy Day at the Pa at Tuahiwi Marae Last Friday of the month. Begins at 10am ending with shared Kai at 12.30pm. Everyone to bring enough Kai for two not twenty-two. Phone 313 5543



Seeking Help Shows Strength Locals facing tough times are encouraged to make use of the community support that is ready to rally around them. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unsure of who to contact for support you can touch base with Waimakariri District Council on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV) for a steer in the right direction. waimakariri.govt.nz

Money Concerns Mortgages People should get in touch with your bank in the first instance. Ministry of Social Development 0800 559 009

Wage subsidies, benefits and pensions, emergency housing.

Tenants Protection Association 03 379 2297

Legal and Budgeting Advice

Budgeting Services North Canterbury 03 313 3505 servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz www.bsnc.org.nz Health Advice and Social Isolation Ministry of Health 0800 358 5453 www.health.govt.nz/coronavirus

Community Law Canterbury 03 366 6870

Healthline 0800 611 116

Citizens Advice Bureau North Canterbury 03 313 8822 northcanterbury@cab.org.nz www.cab.org.nz

COVID-19 Website 0800 779 997 www.covid19.govt.nz

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz

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10 Waitaha Primary Health 0800 800 743 https://waitaha.health.nz/ Pegasus Health 03 379 1739 https://www.pegasus.health.nz/

Age Concern 03 366 0903 or 0800 803 344 team@ageconcerncan.org.nz www.ageconcerncan.org.nz/ National Counselling Line Txt 1737

Local Business Support

Family and Community Services

Enterprise North Canterbury 03 327 3135 office@enterprise.co.nz www.northcanterbury.co.nz/covid-19


Ministry of Social Development 0800 559 009 Wage subsidies, leave support payments, redundancy and recruitment services. General Wellbeing Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust 03 310 6375 www.wellbeingnc.org.nz Hope Community Trust 03 928 3066 Counselling services Presbyterian Support 0800 477 874 https://psuppersouth.org.nz/ St John of God Waipuna 03 386 2159 www.sjog.org.nz/contact-us/stjohn-of-god-waipuna

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Oxford Community Trust 03 312 3006 https://oxfordtrust.co.nz/ Social Services Waimakariri Nicki Carter 022 3177 660 facilitator@sswaimak.nz The Salvation Army Corps 03 313 2370 Mental Health Sparklers https://sparklers.org.nz/ Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.nz/Alright? www.allright.org.nz/ Crime and Family Violence NZ Police Non-urgent issues via 105 In an emergency call 111 www.police.govt.nz Family Violence www.police.govt.nz/adviceservices/family-violence

11 MÄ ori and Pacifica Support Services

Free Parent Helpline 0800 568 856

Ministry for Pacific People mpp.govt.nz

Talking with Children about COVID-19

Tuahiwi Marae 03 313 5543 https://ngaitahu.iwi.nz/terunanga-o-ngai-tahu/papatipurunanga/ngai-tuahuriri/

Save the Children Support and Information www.savethechildren.org.nz

Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu 0800 187 689 He Waka Tapu 0800 439 252 Purapura Whetu 0800 4 WHETU (0800 4 94388) ETU Pacifica 03 365 1002 info@etupacifica.co.nz Te Puni Kokiri 0800 875 839

Home Schooling Advice Ministry of Education www.education.govt.nz Plunket Line 0800 933 922 Migrants and Newcomers Group Office of Ethnic Communities Denise Wiggins 021 241 8793 Rural Support Rural Support Trust 0800 787 254 www.rural-support.org.nz

Children Oranga Tamariki 0508 326 459 Contact@ot.govt.nz

Developed in partnership with

Mana Ake https://manaake.health.nz/

For more information please contact Waimakariri District Council

Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV) Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz


Senior Chef is a free 8-week cooking programme focused on cooking for one to two people. Our aim is to improve cooking skills and your motivation to get cooking! We also talk about nutritional changes as we age, planning meals and budgeting. Dave Tallot is a recent Senior Chef graduate, here’s what he has to say: Dave Tallott was advised to go along to Senior Chef while doing Green Prescription and Better Breathing courses and he thinks it is one of the better things he has done. Dave’s no stranger to the kitchen, having many years’ experience as a chef both while serving in the army and out in civilian life. However he was delighted he still learnt new things. Before his wife passed away he’d never before had to do things like planning, shopping and looking at labels because all he needed was always to be found in the pantry. He also wasn’t used to cooking for one. Now Dave’s GP is looking to reduce his medications because of how much healthier he has become. He encourages all seniors to give Senior Chef a go. We held a very successful Senior Chef course in Kaiapoi in Term 1, and are hoping to run Senior Chef in Rangiora in Term 3, starting mid-July. Give us a ring on 0800 333 405 to find out more. Until then, here is one of our favourite Senior Chef recipes - perfect for a winter’s evening.

13 Fruit Crumble Ingredients

1 Serve

2 Serves

Rolled oats

¼ cup

½ cup

Wholemeal or white flour

2 tablespoons

¼ cup

Flaked almonds OR chopped walnuts OR coconut

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

Brown sugar

2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon


¼ teaspoon

½ teaspoon


2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

Fruit, canned or stewed

½ cup

1 cup

Method 1. Preheat oven to 180˚C. 2. Combine rolled oats, flour, nuts/coconut, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. 3. Add oil and mix well to make a crumbly mix. 4. Place fruit in a small ovenproof dish e.g. ramekin; sprinkle topping over top. 5. Cook for 20 – 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. 6. Serve with a good dollop of yoghurt! Variations •

Plum crumble – use canned plums as the fruit

Apple and berry – add some frozen berries to stewed fruit

Rhubarb – stew rhubarb in a little orange juice for a delicious flavour

Feijoa – stew sliced feijoa flesh in saucepan with a little water. Add a little grated lemon rind for extra zing! Feijoa is lovely with pear so go half and half with stewed feijoa and canned pears.

St John Health Shuttle

Driving Miss Daisy

Contact St John Phone: 0800 383 373 to book.

Heather Anderson Phone 03 312 2936 or Text 021 224 5606

Bookings close 2pm day prior to transport.

Service available

Service available

A transportation services for the elderly, children, disabled and for anyone who is unable to drive from A to B. Physical accompaniment assistance is available.

A volunteer transport service for medical-related appointments in Christchurch. Pick up/drop off points

Times and days service available

Amberley, Rangiora, Woodend, Pegasus Town, Kaiapoi, Leithfield.

Available 7 days a week. Pre-booking is very important at least 1-2 days.

Times and days service available

Bev Care - Companion Driving Service NC

Medical appointments need to be made after 10.00am and be completed by 3pm.

Beverley - Phone: 027 241 3331 or 03 313 2628 Email: b.cropper@live.com

Cost of service

Service all of North Canterbury and most of Christchurch area.

By donation

Waimakariri Bus Services

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz

Debâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Private Driving Service 170315025324

Ask about the Metrocard - Discounted Travel.

You have received a medical appointment.

Discounts and subsidies available.

Available Monday to Friday.

To view timetables and maps or get more information about these services, go to: metroinfo.co.nz or phone: 03 366 8855

Appointment Check List 2020

Phone: 021 289 9256 or email: dtooby.nz@gmail.com for a quote. P-endorsement, PSL and first aid certificate.

Does the appointment time suit you? Yes No If No, you can ring them and change the appointment to a more suitable time. Need transport to appointment? Yes No If Yes, choose what suits you best from the enclosed list of available services.

As a reminder: Note the appointment time and transport arrangements in your diary or calendar.


Transport Services

Oxford Community Trust

Kaiapoi Community Support

Phone: 03 312 3006

Phone: 03 327 8945

Service available A door to door volunteer transport service for each client, which can include a support person, to medical appointments locally, Rangiora and Christchurch

Service available A door to door volunteer transport service for persons who cannot drive to appointments locally and to Christchurch.

Times and days service available Monday to Friday any time.

Times and days service available Monday to Friday. Hours depending on appointments and driver availability.

Cost of service To Christchurch - $30.00 To Rangiora - $15.00

Presbyterian Support, Rangiora Roni Jordan, Regional Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 03 313 8588 Ext 26 Service available A door to door volunteer transport service for older people and people with disabilities, to medical appointments locally and to Christchurch. Times and days service available Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm Cost of service: Rangiora drive - $10.00 (donation) Kaiapoi - $15.00 (donation) Christchurch drive - $45.00 (donation)

The organised driver will contact you directly to make the arrangements.

North Canterbury Minibus Trust Phone: 03 313 8588 Service available Self-Drive Hire, shopping bus service to local supermarkets and malls. For information on times, days services available and cost please call.

Client need to ring reception to make appointments in advance. Cost of service Kaiapoi shops / Doctors - $ 7.00 Rangiora - $12.00 St Georges - including parking - $30.00 Christchurch Hospital -$35.00 Burwood/The Palms - $30.00 How to book service: 1. Ring Reception 2. Reception will ring back to advise confirmation of driver and pick up time.

Recommended donation given directly to the Driver. Updated costs of service apply from January 8 2018. How to book service: 1. Ring the Regional Volunteer Coordinator and request a driver


2. The organised driver will contact you directly to confirm the arrangements.



next level

parenting strategies?

Parenting is a joy, but it can also be challenging. Some new tools and support can make a big difference! Incredible Years for Toddlers is a parenting programme for parents of 1 to 3 year old children who would love to connect with other parents, learn new parenting strategies as well as work alongside two child specialists who facilitate the programme. Incredible Years is a 12 week programme, which is a real strength. It gives parents time to implement the parenting strategies with support every step of the way. It also means that real connections form amongst the group - much like Plunket groups when our babies were very young. Supported by the Ministry of Education, Incredible Years is FREE for parents to attend. Incredible Years is one of the most researched parenting programmes available in New Zealand. The outcomes parents can expect from the programme include: • Building a closer bond between you and your child • Growing your child’s social skills in order that they can make friends • Developing our child’s ability to manage those BIG emotions • Understanding how to encourage your child’s learning and support them to persist with challenging tasks.

@realparents www.realparents.org

Two of our facilitators Dr Dean Sutherland Dean is Dad to 3 teenagers. He's also a Speech-Language therapist and a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury.

Anna Mowat Anna is a Mum to 3 girls. She has a background in psychology and English. Anna also works across the All Right? campaign and CDHB and Auckland University project developing a parenting app. Dean and Anna co-direct Real Parents

Bookings Essential Contact Anna annamowat@xtra.co.nz 021 712 173


We are excited to be able to reopen. We will be reopening at 9.30am on Saturday 16th May. As you all will be aware there are a number of rules around opening businesses under Level 2, so we have implemented a number of procedures in place which will ensure the safety of everyone. For the next two weeks, we will be open on Wednesdays 9.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11.30am Saturdays 9.30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12.30pm We are limiting access to the library to 3 people at a time (+ our Librarians)

We ask that you do not bring children at the moment until further notice Toys must be thoroughly cleaned and dried before returning them.

Returned Toys will be quarantined for at least 5 days before being put back on the shelves for loan again. We ask for your patience when coming into the library during Level 2. If you have any questions or want more information email rangioratoylibrary@gmail.com call 027 264 6924 Or visit rangiora.mibase.com.au,

18 STAY WARM SPREAD YOUR POWER BILL • You may be able to spread your power bill payments across the year so that there are no surprises. Talk to your power company. • Use www.powerswitch.org.nz to make sure you are on the right plan for your home with the cheapest provider. • If you need help with your power bill contact your power company first. You can also get in touch with Work and Income, or try the Mayor’s Welfare fund.

MAKE SURE YOUR HEATING IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE • Clean heat pumps – vacuum the filters regularly. • Use only untreated, dry wood in your log burner, rather than damp wood which burns less efficiently. • Find out how to use all the levers and slides on your burner to make sure you are using your burner correctly. • If your log burner has a switch on the wall make sure this is on. This could improve your fire’s efficiency, giving you more heat for the amount of wood. • If your chimney is smoking for more than 15 minutes, then the wood might not be burning efficiently. For tips and tricks on how to light your fire visit www.warmercheaper.co.nz. 0800 324 636

19 THREE THINGS TO KEEP YOUR HOME WARM AND DRY 1. VENTILATION / AIRING YOUR HOME • Open windows in the house for a short time every day – even in winter (as if you have burnt the toast). • Keep lids on pots when cooking, use your range hood or open a window. • When using the bathroom, keep the door closed. Use the heater and extractor fan and open the window after showering. • Hang washing outside - drying a load inside can release up to 3 litres of moisture into the air. • Take advantage of the sun by opening your curtains during the day, by wiping away any condensation and by closing curtains at sunset to help retain the heat.

2. INSULATION Having good home insulation is one of the most important ways to keep your house healthy. Home insulation will help keep you cooler in summer and warm in the winter, reducing the cost of heating your home. • Get good quality winter curtains. You may be able to access free lined curtains from Community Energy Action Curtain Bank.

• Try to seal gaps around windows and door frames to prevent draughts. Use lined curtains and door snakes to help retain the heat. • To reduce the amount of heat going out of your windows, you could use a DIY window insulation kit.

3. HEAT TO THE RIGHT LEVEL • The best temperature for health is 18-21 degrees in the living room while you are at home and 16 degrees overnight in bedrooms. • Be sure to heat the bedrooms of infants, elderly or unwell people as they are more vulnerable to the cold. Take care not to overheat baby’s bedroom as babies can’t regulate their temperature. (Use heaters with thermostats or leave the door open to avoid overheating.) • Use an electric heater or heat pump. • Avoid portable gas heaters inside as they release dangerous pollutants and moisture as the gas burns.

Contact Community Energy Action 0800 438 9276 or 0800 GET WARM or visit www.cea.co.nz for further information.





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Love and cherish your older relatives / whānau. Speak respectfully to older people / kaumātua. Include older people / kaumātua in your social activities. Phone or visit your older relatives / whānau Support older people / kaumātua to spend their money how they wish. Encourage and support older people / kaumātua to make their own decisions. Honour older people’s / kaumātua’s wisdom. Enable older people / kaumātua to set their own pace. Respect older people’s / kaumātua’s stories. Seek advice from an Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service when you think an older person / kaumātua is being abused or neglected

ELDER ABUSE HITS CLOSE TO HOME ageconcern.org.nz © May 2017 Age Concern New Zealand

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June


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Immigration information for temporary visa holders

There are a number of temporary visa holders in New Zealand who want to return to their home countries but have been unable to do so because of COVID-19 international border restrictions. New Zealand and a number of other countries now have transit agreements in place to help each other’s citizens get home. Full details are available at www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/coronavirus-update-inz-response. Some overseas Governments have arranged repatriation flights to bring their citizens home from New Zealand.

Help in your own language

InfoNOW is a free service providing information to migrants in New Zealand in 17 different languages. Tel: 0800 4636 669 | Email: info@infonow.nz.

Getting home from New Zealand

If you are unemployed or in difficulty and want to return home, talk to your Consulate or Embassy. Your Consulate or Embassy should be able to advise you about assistance and the availabilty of flights to your home country. Contact details are available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at www.mfat.govt.nz/en/embassies/. You should also register with your local travel agency, which can contact you when the appropriate international flights become available. For up-to-date information, including any conditions that apply to travel within New Zealand, visit COVID19.GOVT.NZ.

For a limited period, self-isolation support may be available through the Temporary Accommodation Service and local Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups. More information is available at www.temporaryaccommodation.mbie.govt.nz.

If you are unemployed or working reduced hours

If your working circumstances – including unemployment or reduced hours – have changed, please let Immigration New Zealand know. To find out about applying for a variation in your visa conditions, visit www.immigration.govt.nz/ new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-andinformation/general-information/variation-ofconditions-temporary-visas/. Employers can apply for COVID-19 wage subsidies for anyone legally working in New Zealand. This includes people on temporary work visas. For more information, visit www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/ coronavirus-update-inz-response.

We all need to work together if we want to slow the spread of COVID-19. Unite against the virus now. Emergency assistance

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22 The Prime Minister has announced that on Thursday, 14 May New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 in our response to COVID-19. Like at Levels 4 and 3, the safety and security of our people and our clients continues to be our priority. While at Alert Level 2, we’ll continue to give New Zealanders the help they need online and over the phone. It’s easier and safer for clients, and we’ve shown over the past several weeks it works well. People can: • use MyMSD •

call Service Express on 0800 33 30 30

call us on 0800 559 009

We encourage people to use MyMSD as their first option to apply for help with things like one-off costs for food. If people still need help or can’t use MyMSD, that’s the right time to call us. There may be times when we’ll need people to come in for a face-to-face appointment. If this happens, we’ll talk with them about booking an appointment at a time that suits them. We’ll continue to operate in line with Government and Ministry of Health guidelines. This means we’ll be limiting the number of people in our service centres at any time, providing hand sanitiser for our staff and clients to use, and increasing our cleaning schedule. And we’ll be able to contact trace anyone in any of our buildings. To help us operate safely, people won’t be able to come into a service centre unless they have an appointment. They’ll still be able to bring someone from their whānau, kids or a support person with them. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me. Nāku iti noa, nā Tina Tina Robinson – Service Centre Manager Phone: DDI 03 909 0472 | D2D 39472 | M 029 280 5387 | www.workandincome.govt.nz Work and Income, Rangiora Service Centre


15 ways to celebrate National Volunteer Week These ideas have been inspired by national and international National Volunteer Week campaigns, as well as some new ideas for this year! Pick and choose the ones that resonate with you. 1. NVW2020 – Firstly, check out nationalvolunteerweek.nz for everything you need to know about NVW2020. You can download all NVW copy and resources there. Don’t forget to use #NVW2020 in your promotion! 2. Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together – wherever possible, use the NVW2020 theme as the basis for all your activities and celebrations. 3. Collaborate – connect with local community groups to create a combined NVW2020 campaign (shared effort, more impact!). 4. Virtual Morning Tea – share the same cupcake recipe with your team, so you can all share the same morning tea! Try for coloured icing in the NVW2020 branding. 5. Thank you cards for your volunteers – even better if they’re handmade. 6. Be the chalk of the town – create NVW hearts and quotes all over the pavements. You could ask your volunteers for quotes about why they volunteer and who they volunteer for – help inspire others to consider volunteering!

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu national volunteer week 21–27 JUNE 2020

7. NVW hearts over your windows – print the NVW hearts and stick them all over your windows at home, so people can see them from the street. You can download the hearts on the NVW website.

12. Ask your volunteers – if you want to really do something your volunteers will appreciate, give volunteers options to choose from regarding how they’d like to be acknowledged.

8. Certificate of recognition – Use NVW as an opportunity to formally acknowledge your volunteers.

13. Share your volunteer stories with VNZ – VNZ love receiving good news stories about volunteers and they can be shared on social media, VNZ’s blog or volunteering stories page.

9. Create thank you videos for your volunteers– interview people online in your community and ask them to share what your volunteers mean to them and the impact they’ve had. 10. Poems for volunteers – create virtual poems acknowledging their impact! We were inspired by this whakataukī: ‘He aroha whakatō, He aroha puta mai’ ‘If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.’ 11. Good news stories – contact local and national media with stories about your volunteers (even better when they’re told from the perspective of your volunteers).

14. Contact your local Volunteer Centre – Your local Volunteer Centre is the best place to start for learning about what online events and activities are happening in your region for NVW2020. 15. Use NVW2020 to encourage regular interactions between your whole team – If you’re a volunteer involving organisation, consider how regular team interactions between volunteers and paid-staff help strengthen relationships. Create a team to enter online quiz nights or other community activities.



Services & Programmes

FREE insulation and FREE curtains Free recycled curtains are available for all North Canterbury low income households (owners and tenants). FREE insulation is available for North Canterbury low income homeowners (owner-occupiers. Both are available from Community Energy Action Charitable Trust.

Free Insulation: To be eligible for the free insulation, you will need to:    

Be the homeowner (owner-occupier) of a home built before 2008 AND have a valid Community Services Card (CSC) or SuperGold combo card, OR own and be living in a home in an area identified as lower-income - contact us to find out if your address qualifies, OR be referred by the Healthy Homes Initiative.

The subsidy applies to ceiling insulation, underfloor insulation and underfloor moisture barrier. To access this subsidy: 1. Call CEA on 0800 438 9276 or 0800 GET WARM to find out if you are eligible. Or fill in our online form; https://www.cea.co.nz/Top-Nav/Contact/Make-appointment-Households__I.18750 2. An assessor will come to your house to measure up and confirm whether you qualify for the subsidy. 3. Installers will come to your house to do the installation. CEA has robust processes in place during the insulation assessment and installation to keep you, your family and our staff safe.

Free Curtains: All households who cannot afford curtains can get curtains through the Curtain Bank. You don’t need a CSC to get curtains. Due to social distancing restrictions under Level 2, the Curtain Bank cannot have customers on the premises for the foreseeable future. However recycled curtains are still accessible. To apply: 1. Fill in the online measurement form: https://www.cea.co.nz/Top-Nav/Curtains/Curtainbank-measurement-form-online-__I.18765 or print out a form: https://m.cea.co.nz/assets/2017-Curtain-Bank-Measurement-Form_20459_3.pdf 2. Make sure that under 'comments' at the bottom of the form you list colours, patterns, etc you would prefer. 3. Send/email/post the form to CEA. 4. CEA staff will choose curtains for you based on the measurements and your preferences.CEA will contact you when they are ready for contactless pick-up.

25 Volunteers from Citizens Advice Bureau North Canterbury have continued to provide a service via the 0800 number and by email during the lockdown period by working from home. Now that we are at Level 2, we will continue to deliver our service by phone and email only. Our board will review the situation after the Cabinet announcement on 25 May with the hope that we will be back in our office on 2 June 2020 dealing with calls to our local number and email enquiries. We will not provide a face-to-face service or offer clinics with JPs or lawyers until at least Level 1. We deal with anything and everything, so please get in touch with us if you don’t know where else to turn. We’re still here to help you. You can reach us on 03 313 8822 or 0800 367 222 or by email northcanterbury@cab.org.nz

Get digital savvy – for FREE If you’re feeling left out of the digital revolution, become a digital upskiller for FREE at Ara Connect. Even if you’re completely new to computers or devices like smart phones and tablets, you can become a confident digital citizen at Ara Connect. You can learn how to get started and gain skills in common tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs. At Ara Connect you can study at your own pace so book in now to get started. To find out more or to book a space, email cffsites@ara.ac.nz

26 War Memorial Hall 1 Albert Street, Rangiora 7400 PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440 Office Phone: 03 313 3505 email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid -19 and maintaining a safe space for all Dear Clients and prospective clients,  We remain open and ready to provide you with budgeting support and advice.  However, the way we provide this service will be a little different to normal.  We are able to have face-to-face meetings at our office. These meetings are strictly by appointment only.  We won’t be able to come to your home.  We won’t be able to see walk-in clients.  PLEASE call us on 03 313 3505 and we’ll contact you as soon as we can.  We’ll contact you by phone, mobile, text or email.  We will try to continue advocating on your behalf with WINZ, banks, creditors etc.  We will attempt to work with all the other agencies and food banks and try to deliver all our normal services. Phone: 03 313 3505 (please leave a message and we’ll get back to you) Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz Monday to Thursday 09:00 am to 4:00 pm However,

 If you cannot wait to talk with us, then please call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

Budgeting Services North Canterbury Inc., gratefully acknowledges the support of: Ministry of Social Development, Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children and the Rātā Foundation. Affiliated member of: The National Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust Registered Charity Number: CC10710


Staying safe online with Netsafe At Netsafe, we help people stay safe online by providing online safety education and support. Every day we give information and advice to people in New Zealand about online challenges like online bullying, abuse and scams.

What can we help with? We offer information, advice and support for • online bullying, abuse and harassment • online scams • online trading complaints • revenge porn (leaked nudes) • staying safe online

The Netsafe helpline

Whether you’re dealing with online bullying, a request that looks suspicious, or you just want advice for using the internet safely, we can help. Our free and confidential helpline is also set up to help with online bullying, abuse and harassment under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. We can let you know what you can do to stay safe, and if there’s anything you can do to stop the abuse.


Our website has information and advice about how to stay safe online. There’s information for everyone, including young people, parents, businesses and educators.

Netsafe social media & e-newsletter Follow @netsafenz to keep up to date with the latest online safety news, advice, information and tips. Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter at netsafe.org.nz

About us Netsafe is an independent, not for profit New Zealand organisation focused on online safety. Netsafe has been chosen by the New Zealand government to help people with online bullying, harassment and abuse under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015. For more information visit netsafe.org.nz/HDC

How can we help you? You can call us free from anywhere in New Zealand on 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723) or email help@netsafe.org.nz For information and advice about how to stay safe online visit our website netsafe.org.nz Online bullying netsafe.org.nz/what-is-cyberbullying Online bullying, abuse, and harassment law netsafe.org.nz/HDC Tips and guides for staying safe online netsafe.org.nz/staying-safe-online Online scams netsafe.org.nz/advice/scams

Connect with us

To keep up with the latest advice

Netsafe presentations

We can give presentations about how to stay safe online. To find out more about presentations visit netsafe.org.nz/our-work/presentations



Our Mission:

To Restore Hope Within Individuals And Families By Providing Emotional, Physical And Spiritual Solutions To Their Needs. • Counselling Centre • Hope Op Shop • Community Garden • Community Support Team • Fruit and Vegetable Co-op • Food Bank • Craft Group 115 East Belt Rangiora 7400, PO Box 417 Ph: 03 928 3066 E: support@hopecommunity.co.nz


We’re here. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. Our service is completely free. Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Call or text 1737. Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Call or text 1737. Whatever it is, we’re here. Free call or text 1737 anytime.

Barnardos Rural Community Social Work Service

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust

Barnardos rural Community Social Work Service works with children and families who are under stress and want to find new ways of dealing with a range of family issues.

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust offers a large range of community services including community youth work, youth drug and alcohol support, family counselling, in home social work, Mana Ake, school attendance services, Karanga Mai Early learning Centre and community Information.

03 378 2734

CAF North Community and Outreach team 03 339 1126 or 0800 218 219 Child, Adolescent and Family Community Services (CAF) North Community and Outreach team is an outpatient service providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment and therapeutic intervention for children and adolescents 0-17 years (or older if still at school) in their family context.

North Canterbury Victim Support 0800 842 846 or 03 363 8182

For practical support to the victims of crime and trauma and help with court support. Referrals can be made by the Police, community of self.

Work and Income New Zealand 0800 551 001

Immediate appointments available at Rangiora and Kaiapoi for emergencies with family violence. WINZ can provide assistance for relocation expenses and identify other benefits or supplementary a customer may qualify for.

Oxford Community Trust

03 310 6375

It’s okay to ask for help

Family violence referral and support agencies/groups in North Canterbury

03 327 8945 Kaiapoi Community Support KCS is a service of Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust. They offer a range of services including a food bank. 03 310 6375 Restorative Justice Restorative Justice is a service of Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust and works with victims and offenders who have been sent through the Christchurch Court. The restorative justice process is completely voluntary and is also highly personal and confidential.

Presbyterian Support (also called Family Works) 03 313 8588

Offers a range of professional services (including Enliven, Mana Ake and Family Works) at their offices and in homes. Can help families and elders facing unsafe situations through social work support and counselling for families and younger persons.

Hope Community Trust 03 928 3066

Hope provides a Counselling Centre, budgeting, Op Shop, foodbank, community garden, fruit & vege co-op, clothing co-op and advocacy.

03 312 3006

Confidential and non-judgemental support provided including referrals for counselling, free legal advice, budgeting, workshops, youth work, holiday programs and a mini bus service.

Police For emergencies phone 111. North Canterbury Police 03 313 6167 www.waimakariri.govt.nz supported by the Violence Free North Canterbury Network

The role for police in dealing with family harm is both to attend episodes and to provide information.


Support Agencies:

Women’s Refuge

24/7 Free phone 0800 733 843

Women’s refuge provides a range of services to families experiencing family violence in North Canterbury.

Battered Women’s Trust 03 364 8900

BWT offers a full range of support services across the life cycle of a domestic violence journey. Their niche is in crisis response via crisis line, which allows for immediate contact. They are the only refuge in Christchurch with two safe houses, one for emergency and one for transitional clients.

Te Whare Hauora (Otautahi Maori Women’s Refuge)

0800 117 474 (24/7 Crisis Line) 03 379 6910

Te Whare Hauora provides a safe, confidential refuge environment that is culturally appropriate for women and their tamariki including community outreach, domestic violence education and training, integrated safety response services and Whanau Ora navigator assistance.

Shakti Ethnic Women’s Refuge 0800 742 584 or 03 389 2028

Shakti is a non-profit organization serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Shakti; meaning strength; works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women of color. It supports women to overcome the barriers that come with migration and inter-generational bonds of cultural oppression.

Family Violence Agencies

Aged Concern Canterbury 03 366 0903


The Elder Abuse Service aims to improve the quality of life of older people in abusive situations. The service provides information, advocacy and support.

Aviva specialises in sexual and family violence services that support people to overcome the effects of violence and create safer, more fulfilling futures. Aviva supports whanau throughout the North Canterbury, Hurunui and Waimakariri. ReachOut is a confidential service offered for men seeking support and information to overcome their experience of family violence.

Sexual Abuse Services

Oranga Tamariki

Start Inc

Oranga Tamariki is a statutory social work agency working with families, children and young people under 17 years. Their primary task is to ensure that children and young people are provided with adequate care and protection.

START is an organisation that provides early intervention, counselling and support for children, youth and adults and their families who have experienced sexual violence or other trauma. START also provides education about sexual violence and other trauma to the wider community.

0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669) 03 378 3847 services for women, children, & men

0508 326 459

Stopping Violence Services (SVS) 0800 478 778 or 03 365 6266

Stopping Violence Services (SVS) offers a range of services to men, women and youth who use violent and controlling behaviours. SVS offers specialist behavioural change programs that specifically address issues related to family violence. Contact services are also provided to partners and family/whanau.

He Waka Tapu

0800 HE WAKA (43 9252)

These agencies provide counselling and support to sexually abused children, youth, adults and their families, and consultation and education for the community.

03 355 4414


03 353 0257

Provides community-based assessment and intervention services for adolescents and adults who have engaged in harmful sexual behavior and for children who have engaged in concerning sexual behavior. STOP also provides training and consultation to government and community professionals.

Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC)

West Christchurch Women’s Refuge

He Waka Tapu is a Kaupapa Maori organisation. Services are therefore delivered using a kaupapa Maori framework encompassing Tinana (physical well-being), Wairua (spiritual well-being), Hinengaro (mental well-being), Whānau (family well-being).

West Christchurch WR are a general refuge, which means they support and provide services for all ethnic groups.


Male Survivors Canterbury

HEY BRO is a number set up for men who feel they’re going to harm a loved one or whanau member.

Provides support to men recovering from the effects of sexual abuse. They have extensive resources to help you back to recovery.

0800 733 843 or 03 379 0575

0800 439 276

03 377 5402

Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC) supports adult victims - female and male - of recent or historic rapes and/or sexual assaults.

03 377 6747




SUPPORT LOCAL - PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier to let go of things if you know they are going to a good cause. Hope Op Shop are after good quality clothing donations. The Op Shop helps support Hope Community Trust providing our community with a Community Garden, Foodbank, Community Support Work, Counselling services and Budgeting Advice. WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP To make a bulk donation you can contact 03 928 3066 or opshop@hopecommunity.co.nz for collection or drop items to the op shop at 111 East Belt Rangiora between 9am and 4pm



Community Board Funding Available Calling all community groups, non-profit organisations, registered charities and incorporated societies with strong links and benefits to your communities. Do you need funding for projects, equipment, advertising? Your Community Board could help with grants up to $500. Application forms and grant criteria are available online or from any Council Service Centre or Library. For more information about funding contact com.board@wmk.govt.nz or phone 0800 965 468. Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz


Training / Professional Development / Courses

Upcoming Professional Development Webinars Understanding Personality Disorders and the Impact on Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 9.00am - 2.00pm Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua | Cost: $169 per person The word ‘personality’ refers to the patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that makes each of us the individuals that we are. This workshop provides comprehensive information on conditions that, in affecting personality, are so often misinterpreted and misunderstood.

Mental Health Legislation: Understanding the Law, Client’s Rights and Privacy Date: Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua | Cost: $129 per person This workshop explores health related legislation for people working in mental health services and other relevant roles. You will gain working understanding of relevant legislation to ensure you remain within the boundaries and responsibilities of your role in working with clients.

Understanding Professional Boundaries and Ethics in Health and Community Services Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020, 9.00am - 1.00pm Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua | Cost: $129 per person Develop an understanding of significant ethics and boundaries concepts. Learn to make decisions that protect people’s rights while minimising the risks to the healthcare worker, and use an ethical dilemma problem solving framework.

Register for these webinars at mherc.org.nz 0800 424 399








UPCOMING ONLINE WORKSHOPS: Great news - our workshops will now all be online for the rest of 2020! We will be adding more workshops over the next few weeks, so keep an eye on our website for more details. The Collaborative Trust is committed to assisting the healthy development of young people, through: •

Training the people who work with young people;

Undertaking and disseminating research and evaluation so that training and services can be based on evidence;

Informing and influencing policy and

Gender Diversity in the Workplace

Friday 26 June 9.30am—12.30pm This fun interactive workshop compliments the basic gender diversity workshop with a focus on making effective change within an organisation to create an inclusive safe environment. Supporting staff to become diversity advocates within their organisations, creating gender inclusive, safe environments for all people. Attendees will leave with a set of tools to take back and implement within their own organisations. Aimed at teachers, care staff, policy developers, social workers and change makers within organisations.


Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Young People

Thursday 10 September 9.30am—12.30pm New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the Western World. Suicide is not inevitable and it can be prevented. This evidence based best practice workshop will take you through the latest research about suicide and provide practical tools to help to identify people who might be suicidal.

For more information or to register visit: www.collaborative.org.nz/whatson







June 2020

Waimakariri Events 06


Virtual Kaiapoi Art Expo 1st June – 31st October. Calling all artists in Waimakariri! The Virtual Kaiapoi Art Expo provides an opportunity to display and sell your work online. In conjunction with the Waimak App, the Waimakariri Arts Trust has produced a user friendly method for artists whose work is usually exhibited in the Kaiapoi Art Expo. Download the Waimak app for information on how to submit your art access the exhibition.

Get Outdoors Image Credit: www.display.net.nz

Now, more than ever, is the time to embrace nature and discover the open spaces and fresh air of Waimakariri. Explore the valleys and ridges of our two conservation areas set in the foothill forests of Mount Thomas and Oxford. Both offer easy access to fantastic outdoor adventures. Tailor your adventure to suit your skill level with options ranging from short nature walks to challenging tramping routes along exposed mountain tops. Take your camera as you will be treated to views that spread over the Canterbury Plains to the Pacific Ocean. Dogs under control are welcome.

Bridge to Bridge North Sunday 21st June 2020. Bridge to Bridge “North” is three mountain bike rides on the Northern Bank of the Waimakariri River. 15km, 30km and 60km.

For that quick and easy local walk check out Matawai Park and Northbrook Waters in Rangiora – perfect for young families. Take a jaunt around Kaiapoi Lakes or for a longer option head to Kaiapoi Island. Autumn is a great time to get on your bike and Waimakariri has numerous trails that are popular with individuals and families. There are a number of easy trails to choose from that highlight the best natural features of the region including the Waimakariri and Kaiapoi Rivers, regenerating coastal forests and wetlands, and the Ashley/ Rakahuri River. The ocean is a tonic, to be sure. Take a stroll, build a sandcastle or brave the waters for a final swim before it gets too cold. Balance your negative ions with the positive ions produced by the sea. Gather a little driftwood, find a shell or simply wander the wideopen sandy beaches stretching from Kaiapoi to Waikuku, filling your lungs with fresh air. Please always ensure that you practice safe distancing and visit our website for more information on walking and cycling in the district during COVID-19. For more information on Waimakariri walks, bike rides and locations visit our website www.visitwaimakariri.co.nz Image Credit: Les Humphris

Ryde Falls

Virtual Events We encourage you to continue to spend time browsing our website and the virtual and physical events that are available to you during Level Two. Our events page will be updated regularly so come back any time you want to escape into the world of Waimakariri.

Virtual Events Club “Join the Club” and race events with other people throughout New Zealand and the World for 1 week of every month, without even seeing them when you race. Running, Walking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking and Swimming. Virtual Events Club wants to see everyone being active and being rewarded for it. Check out virtualeventsclub.co.nz and runnzrun.co.nz to learn more on taking part.

MARKETS Kaiapoi Farmers Market

Farmers Markets On the subject of fresh air, Waimakariri is blessed with three farmers’ markets offering that great outdoor shopping experience. Ohoka and Oxford Farmers Market are back and operating during Level two. You can expect some small changes to the layout of the markets which have been put in place to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxing place for you to get your market fix. Please remember to keep a safe distance, wash your hands and check the relevant Facebook pages and websites for specific rules and regulations in place at each market before attending.

Morgan Williams Reserve, Charles St, Kaiapoi every Saturday 10.00am–12.00pm

North Canterbury Sunday Market Rangiora Racecourse every Sunday 9am–2pm

Ohoka Farmers Market Ohoka Domain, Mill Road, Ohoka every Friday 9am–12.30pm

Oxford Farmers Market Main St, Oxford every Sunday 9am–12pm MORE INFO AT visitwaimakariri.co.nz/events or Kaiapoi i-Site Visitor Information Centre Ph: 03 327 3134 E: info@kaiapoivisitorcentre.co.nz


Council Info

What we take… Cut out this updated recycling bin lid sticker and keep me handy while we work on getting new bin labels distributed.

Flattened cardboard

To ensure your bin gets emptied and to avoid contamination of recycling:

Aluminium cans, tins, kitchen and bathroom aerosols

Items need to be clean and loose Don’t squash bottles, tins or cans

Glass bottles and Jars

Lids go in the rubbish.

We can’t accept: Plastics numbered 3, 4, 6 & 7 Soft plastics or any plastic you can scrunch into a ball Takeaway coffee cups


Plastic bottles and containers

Compostable items Clothes and toys Nappies Polystyrene Pans and foils Window glass, crockery & light bulbs Liquids or food Batteries General rubbish. Repeated contamination may result in withdrawal of your kerbside collection service.



Hello From Hello From

The Community Team! The Community Team! Wendy Howe Natalie Paterson Madeleine Burdon

Tessa Sturley

Community Team Manager

Nicola Trolove Safe Community Facilitator

Age â&#x20AC;&#x201C; friendly Community Facilitator

Safe Community Facilitator

Sam Redman

Youth Development Co-ordinator

Kerry Miles

Safe Community Facilitator

Serena Peychers Administration Support

Denise Wiggins

Community Development Facilitator


Community Development Facilitator

Profile for Waimakariri District Council

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