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The Virtual Kaiapoi Art Expo

Calling all artists in Waimakariri Calling all artists in Waimakariri

The Virtual Kaiapoi Art Expo went live on Wednesday May 20 providing a welcome opportunity to Waimakariri artists to display and sell their work. In conjunction with the Waimak App, the Waimakariri Arts Trust has produced a user friendly online method for artists whose work is usually exhibited in the Kaiapoi Art Expo. The decision to cancel this year’s Expo was made by the Waimakariri Arts Trust when lockdown was initiated. The uncertainty over holding large events ...
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Business coach provides Covid-19 support package Business coach provides Covid-19 support package

Rangiora business coach Matt James created a Covid-19 support package within a day of lockdown commencing to help businesses get through difficult times. Matt has provided coaching and advisory services to Regional Business Partners (RBP) for several years and when an email arrived asking for Covid-19 support programmes he jumped at the chance to help the business community. RBP is a government programme which provides businesses with targeted assistance to grow and innovate. Enterprise North Canterbury ...

Life Pack Kite Ora: Play for fun - thrive in life! Life Pack Kite Ora: Play for fun - thrive in life!

Kiwis working from home have created a unique resource to help families thrive in challenging times. The last few weeks have been tough for everybody as Jacinda Ardern’s “team of five million” stayed home to stop the spread of Covid-19, with mums, dads and caregivers reassuring and home-schooling anxious youngsters. Christchurch woman Michelle Whitaker says,“How can we teach kids how to cope with situations like the lockdown and other serious ups and downs in life ...
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Limited business activities allowed to prepare for Alert Level 3 Limited business activities allowed to prepare for Alert Level 3

The Government has announced that businesses and other organisations can undertake limited activities on their premises to prepare for the move to Alert Level 3. New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm, Monday 27 April. We remain in Alert Level 4 until then, however a variation to the COVID-19 rules means some limited workplace activities are permitted this week and weekend. Businesses and other organisations: Clear, unpack and sort freight at their workplaces, Clean their ...
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State highway work set to resume with move to Level 3 State highway work set to resume with move to Level 3

Work is set to get back underway on state highway projects around the country after New Zealand moves to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency General Manager Transport Services Brett Gliddon says Waka Kotahi has been working closely with its contractors and with Construction Health and Safety NZ (CHASNZ) to plan for a safe return to work following the end of the Level 4 lockdown period. While some essential state ...

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