Smithy's Noticeboard Community

Dave Smith aka Smithy is the Big Boss of the Glenorchy Motors - where our PO Boxes are located and also it is the home of our village's NOTICE BOARD. So this is the online version of Smithy's Noticeboard. 
We encourage everyone to use it - these classifieds go miles!

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Part-time position available

in customer service and general farm work.


If you are energetic, enthusiastic, and have some farm experience we’d love to hear from you.

May suit young person willing to learn.

We offer:

approximately 20 hours per week;

we can help with accommodation for the right person.



Come and see us at Glenorchy Animal Experience, 225 Glenorchy-Paradise Road or contact us:

021 2527753


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1 Shiel Street

We are looking for a driver

to work 3-5 days per week from now until the end of April.

Mike Stone & Kiyomi Sada

021 1877732

Orieanne accommodation photo


Hello Glenorchy!!!

We are the chefs at Kinloch Lodge. We are looking for a house to rent, ideally in or around Kinloch but will also consider Glenorchy/environs. We are a young married couple with permanent positions at Kinloch Lodge so we are looking for a long term rental home - a little more up-specced than the picture ;-)

We hope to hear from you very soon, otherwise come and visit us at Kinloch Lodge and sample our cuisine!! (It's fairly ffabulous! - ed).

Don’t hesitate to send us an email - just use the blue email link above.

Orianne and Andreas Meiller

Kirsty photo SOLD


Zulu (located in Glenorchy)

10 year old 16.2hh Thoroughbred gelding

Last raced 3 years ago. Snaffle mouth. Very safe/fun ride, but wouldn't be suitable for a beginner rider.

Has been schooled over 1.2m jumps, and loves being out doing stuff. He would make a lovely eventing/hunting mount.  

Fine to ride alone, excellent with traffic, trucks/camper vans etc. Only thing he is scared of are the 'big rock boulders' at the start of the river flats!

Need to find this lovely boy a new home as soon as possible as my paddocks are shrinking!

$1000 ono

Text me 027 444 5069

Kirsty photo cropped



Tania three horses 2


Phone: 027 462 8849

Hello Glenorchy!

I'm looking for long term grazing for three wonderful horses and accommodation for myself.   

I have full time employment at High Country Horses and would like to make Glenorchy home.

If you can help me with either or both, I'd looooooove to hear from you. Please call Tania on 027 4628849

Accom w kids wanted


Phone: 0274 435 241

Accommodation needed from 22-28 December – 4 adults and 3 children (2 are babies with own portable cots) – is there anything out there??

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Free tennis lessons! If you are thinking about doing some fun sport, no matter how old you are or if you never played before, now is the time!



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Phone: 0212997545


We are a mature, professional couple looking to rent a house for 6-12 months while we build near Glenorchy. We are hoping to be able to move down early in 2018, but don’t have a fixed date yet. We’d prefer an unfurnished house, at least 2 bedrooms. Don’t mind if it is out of town; given the pressure on the rental market we are prepared to look at anything. We do have a dog – huntaway/border collie cross – so a fence would be good!

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Job Vacancy Glenorchy Peaks B&B

Casual Cleaner needed from December onwards. Must be available to work on Sundays from 9.30am for 2-4 hrs. Good rate of pay and extra days will be available during our busy season.

Call Kelly on 03 409 2311 or 027 630 0650

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hello dear friends,

when i found this magical place and created my personal home here i realized that i had an opportunity to make many more of my dreams come true.

one of them was to host a spiritual retreat and to fill the house with like minded people to share, learn and celebrate together.

i am very pleased to announce that this is happening in february!

as my place is quite small, there are only 15 people who can attend.

i recently met and practiced with the rinpoche in california and his approach is gentle and accessible to all.

if this resonates with you, please take advantage of this special opportunity to be in the company of this sincerely gifted and committed teacher.


jessie boucher,


Finding Happiness Within: Reconnecting with Your Natural State of Mind Through Pristine Mind Meditation

“Happiness isn’t something we need to find or achieve. It is the very core of our being.”
- Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Join meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for this special weekend program based on his book Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness.

Right now, we can feel and experience anger, stress, and other uncomfortable states of mind. But we don’t experience the pristine natural state of mind that lies within us. During this two-day retreat, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will teach us how we can feel not only our thoughts, but can actually experience our Pristine Mind in every moment through Pristine Mind Meditation.

Many people are familiar with mindfulness meditation. Using mindfulness as a basis, Pristine Mind meditation is an approach to meditation without an object that helps us find happiness within, dispels toxins and distortions of mind, and brings about greater health and a deep sense of well-being.

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide precise, experiential instructions and guided meditations drawn from the Dzogchen mind-class teachings making the life-transforming realization of the pristine nature of mind attainable for all. These teachings are deeply relevant whether we are just seeking a happier life or are pursuing the spiritual journey all the way to enlightenment.

No background with meditation is necessary.


Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition. He studied for nine years at Larung Gar in Serta, Eastern Tibet, with his teacher, Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen meditation masters of the twentieth century. A long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Pristine Mind Foundation and the author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness. For more information, visit

Retreat Details

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, February 9th
6:30pm – 8:00pm/7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, February 10th
10:00am – 12:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
(Possible Evening Session After Dinner)

Sunday, February 11th 9:00am – 12:00pm


$325 (Lunch Saturday is included) New Zealand Dollars There will be an additional optional dinner Saturday night at GYC

Space is limited. Register early.


Glenorchy New Zealand Register for Further Details

To Register:

List of Local Lodging Suggestions available upon request. If you are visiting from out of the area, we encourage you to make lodging arrangements early as local Airbnb’s and Hotels will fill up quickly.

For Questions for Local Coordinator/Host in New Zealand : Jessie Boucher 021 266 8696


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