It retained co-founders Katie Hunter and Nic Winslade.photo/courtesy
MtMums launches new house cleaning app
A new locally designed and built app has been launched on Mt Maunganui aimed at making it easier to find and book a cleaner.
Released locally in July
Kept is an app that allows users to scroll through cleaner profiles, compare reviews and prices, and instantly book through a smartphone app available for Android and Apple.
Kept co-founder and mother of two, Nic Winslade, says vacuums make busy lives and homes easier, and the process of hiring a vacuum cleaner should be easy.
“We are mothers and we clean our books regularly, but it has been very difficult to find something that is not only recommended but also affordable and available at the right time.
“We wanted a way to make it really easy.”
Kept was also a free platform for those who wanted to start a cleaning career or start a job to support their family.
“It was easy,” says Katie Hunter, Kept co-founder and mother of one.
“There are systems and checklists and processes for everyone who does a lot of unpaid cleaning at home so they can turn their skills into money when they have the time.”
Kept is a free download and is currently available in the Google and Apple app stores.
Scion and Gahappuetru Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Launch Important Visitor Display
A new dawn of partnership was welcomed with the Kawenata signing. [Memorandum of Understanding] Between Tangata Whenua and Scion at Te Whare Nui o Tuteata in Rotorua this month.
Veronica Butterworth, Councilor representing the three Hapuu, Ngāti Hurungaterangi, Ngāti Taeotu, and Ngāti Te Kahu (Ngā Hapū e Toru), signed Kawenata with Psion Chairman Dr. Helen Anderson in a formal ceremony. And the guest on August 25th.
Ngā Hapū e Toru are tangata whenua is located on 114 hectares of land where Scion is located on the Te Papa Tipu campus.
Mr. Butterworth said the deal with Ngā Hapū e Toru was an important step in the partnership with Scion and the consolidation of the land and mana of the hapū.
“Kawenata recognizes our genealogical connection to this land through our Whakapapa. This land is part of our Rohe, our Turangawae, and a key part of our people’s identity and well-being. It’s the foundation.
“To honor this Kawenata, we will cooperate with the Scions to work towards mutually beneficial goals. The matapono (principles) of the Kawenata are Whakapapa, Kotahitanga, Langatiratanga, Manaakitanga, Tiakina te mana o te fenua. ”
Dr. Helen Anderson, Chairman of Psion, said the signing was an important milestone in the enduring relationship between Crown Research Institute and Tangata Tenua.
“We show how Scion and tangata whenua recognize the value of working together in a spirit of cooperation and partnership. principles and unwavering commitment.
“Scion is taking a bold new step in research to support New Zealand’s transition to a circular bioeconomy as part of our efforts to meet our climate change goals. We are committed to a set of principles that underpin our close relationship with and help us navigate this issue: the challenges and opportunities at hand.”
Following the signing, a new permanent visitor display was launched in the building’s atrium, sharing the history and connections between Ngā Hapū e Toru and Whenua, and explaining the importance of forest science and innovation to New Zealand and the world. .
Co-funded by Scion and New Zealand Forest Service’s Te Uru Rakau, the exhibit was a storytelling experience that shared the history of Tangata whenua, forestry and the future.
One exhibit describes Ngāti Hurungaterangi, Ngāti Taeotu, and Ngāti Te Kahu. It describes expectations for hapu aspirations, including historic pars, kainga, cultivation, deep connections with Wahi Tapu (sacred sites), and partnerships.
Another exhibit chronicles the history of New Zealand’s forestry industry, beginning in the late 19th century when the Whakarewarewa Forest nurseries were planted with the first exotic trees. In the storytelling, Radiata delves into the value of his pine, along with the importance of forests to New Zealand, including timber production, biodiversity, biomaterials, tourism and tackling the climate change challenges facing the world.
Dr. Julian Elder, Chief Executive Officer of Scion, said the signing and launch of the Visitor Display recognizes the important role Tangata Tenua will play in Scion’s future as a Royal Institute.
In the spirit of partnership, Scion looks forward to engaging Ngāti Hurungaterangi, Ngāti Taeotu and Ngāti Te Kahu as future tangata whenua.
There was also a whakatau (welcome) of new director Brendan Green (Ngāti Hikairo, Ngāpuhi) and new director Dr Melinda Webber (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu).
The ceremony comes two months after Ngā Hapū e Toru led the unveiling of four pou whenua on Tītokorangi Drive as part of a partnership with CNI Iwi Holdings Ltd, Rotorua Lakes Council and Kānoa – Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit. was broken.
Part of the Whakarewarewa Forest Development Project, the Pou shares a history and connection to the land with Nahapuetlu.
Retirement village wins the first award
Residents of MetLifecare’s Greenwood Park Retirement Village received top marks in the inaugural Retirement Village Sustainability Awards.
Residents of Welcome Bay Retirement Village have received the 2022 Spaceworks Resident-led Gardening and Landscaping Award.
The group has been commended for its decades-long work in transforming swampy farm roads leading to wastelands into native forests and nature trails and becoming an integral part of their village. I was.
The trail was named the Quail Trail after the quail population that inhabits part of it.
Stephen Parr, resident and chairman of the Greenwood Park Environmental Sustainability Group, accepted the award on behalf of the Retirement Village.
Parr, who takes an active role in maintaining and improving the Quail Trail, said residents were incredibly proud of the recognition.
“The Quail Trail has long been a favorite with a rich history of collaboration that began when the village first opened over 30 years ago.
“Over the years, many residents have adopted their own area of the trail and put a fair amount of work into it, making it a valuable part of village life and a space that all residents and their families can enjoy. We have changed, and to the future.
Over 100 residents, staff and contractors have been involved in the project since its inception.
Charlie Baig, manager of Greenwood Park Village, said he was thrilled to see residents and staff recognized and celebrated for their incredible efforts.
“I am truly proud of what has been achieved here at Greenwood Park. Environmental awareness and sustainability are becoming increasingly important to residents who recognize their impact and value for future generations.”
Meta and Tourism Industry Aotearoa partners boost tourism business in New Zealand
Meta has partnered with Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) to bring the first in-person Meta Boost event to Rotorua next month.
The Meta Boost event on September 8th is a free digital skills program aimed at giving small businesses the tools they need to start and grow their business online.
The Rotorua workshop was developed to support tourism based on feedback from TIA members and case studies of local tourism operators.
The Meta Boost workshop is one of two face-to-face events in collaboration with TIA to help New Zealand businesses upskill and reach new customers in a changing marketplace as borders reopen.
Since 2018, Meta’s Boost program has trained over 5700 SMEs in New Zealand. Participation of SMEs from all sectors was also welcomed.
Nick McDonnell, Meta NZ’s Head of New Zealand and Pacific Islands Policy, said many tourism businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and are excited to welcome visitors.
“We have partnered with Tourism Industry Aotearoa to create a unique digital skills training program called Meta Boost to help New Zealand businesses connect with new visitors, both local and international, to come, shop and eat in Aotearoa. , urged to experience.
“SME success benefits the broader economy. This is critical to the New Zealand economy’s COVID-19 recovery and helps us tell the world New Zealand’s story once again. Meta said: We are proud to support TIA in enabling the tourism sector to thrive online.”