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!

To send your classifieds for publishing please use



The local GY Choir is now opening to new members

If you like singing and want to improve your voice, or simply to have an excuse to sing on a regular basis, join us on Monday nights, 7pm to 8:30pm.

We happily welcome beginners just as much as experienced singers - our choir is about having fun! However, a long term commitment is a must. 

Call Max at 02040702266 for any further info



Yoga will be held in the Hall supper room commencing Tuesday, 1 June while Camp Glenorchy is closed.

Class times are the same each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 7.30 to 8.30 am.

Monday evenings Yin yoga starts 8 June 6.30 to 7.30pm.

Each session is $15 which includes a contribution to the hall fund.

Your support would be appreciated to keep this opportunity viable. 

Capture LUMA


Want to volunteer to make LUMA a zero waste event? Sustainable Queenstown is DISHrupting LUMA from 4th - 7th June which means all the food vendors in the LUMA Lounge will be using their metal plates, getting rid of the need for single use ones.
LUMA has an incredible vision to be a zero waste event and food servewear plays a huge part in this. To make this happen, Sustainable Queenstown needs volunteers...or should we say, LUMAteers!
If you're interested in being part of the DISHrupt team at LUMA and helping with collecting plates, washing plates, keeping the food vendors well stocked and being an ambassador for reusables at events, they would LOVE to hear from you.
Get in touch with Jess at Sustainable Queenstown with your availability on 4th - 7th June between 4pm and 10pm. Please note: this will be a physical job and you'll be on your feet the whole time. You'll definitely get your steps in! And it will be a whole lot of fun!

LUMA 2021

DISHrupt Luma

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If you’re interested in learning te reo (Māori) in Glenorchy come along to a meeting at the Lodge, 10am, Saturday 29 May. Cory Ratahi will meet with us to discuss bringing te reo to Glenorchy and in what form that might be.

If you’re interested but can’t make the meeting text me with your contact details (Trish 0274 435 241) and I’ll keep you updated.



Glenorchy Journeys is looking for a Glenorchy-Based driver to deliver daily school bus services within Glenorchy. There may also be the opportunity to assist with our busy track transport service and scenic tours. You must be friendly and enthusiastic and passionate about our beautiful backyard.  A full NZ driver’s license and valid P endorsement is a must, and a class 2 license is desirable. If you are interested, please send your resume to

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Hi, I'm Daniel and recently started the Zero Waste Glenorchy group. I'm looking for a room/house to rent. I'm on my 30's, enjoy trail running, cycling, hiking, meditation and yoga. I'm tidy, clean and love pets. Happy to share the duties of taking care of the home(garden, etc.) I will be working full time on a remote job(work from home). You can contact me on 02102303775 "


Daniel Nogueira

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Kia ora

We’ve been contracted by Wastebusters to assist them with their research into the barriers local people face when it comes to cutting down on waste. 

We’d love your help to share their survey through your newsletter or social media channels. 

Everyone who completes the survey can go into the draw to win one of three $150 dinner vouchers.

The survey closes at the end of May 2021.

Survey link ➡️

On behalf of Sustainable Queenstown

culvert pipes


Culvert pipes wanted
1.5m diameter @ 6m total length (approx)
call 021 1357981

give away


Glenorchy – Ways to share stuff!

Books – Mrs Woolly’s General Store has a Book Exchange Cupboard outside the store. This is a great place to drop any books or magazines that you have read or to pick up a new read. Good turnover here so check regularly.

Food, Cleaning & Hygiene items – outside the Library / Medical building on Islay street. The Glenorchy Pantry is the place to put excess produce from your garden or extra items you buy at the supermarket. This Pantry is maintained by a small group of locals. Local businesses also contribute and our Nurse Debbie is an amazing, continuing source of supplies including cleaning products, fresh vegetables and bread.

 Glenorchy Community Website

to add items for sale or giveaway email -

Facebook has the following pages. 

1. Glenorchy Community Response – use this for…

- general news

- lost and found

- misplaced items in Countdown orders

- help needed

- any general info + day to day stuff.

Note this is where Nurse Debbie will add info re what she has brought up that day.

This is not a buy/sell page for trading stuff.

 2. Buy Nothing Glenorchy NZ – use this for…

- listing of items you no longer need and are happy to give away. Please use this instead of putting items at the GY Pantry.

3. Glenorchy Garage Sale – use this for…

- selling bits and bobs

- trading bits and pieces



Glenorchy playgroup is looking for someone to run the playgroup sessions on Monday and Thursday mornings.

This is coordinating the sessions not looking after children as they all have their caregivers with them.

This role is a paid position for 6 hours per week and would suit anyone who can commit to the session times and has an interest in children or hanging out with the mums/dads/caregivers a few times a week. 

For more information please email  Or phone 021655735

CaptureRoom for Rent


Large double room available for a single person living with a couple and another single person.

The house is modern, warm, spacious, has a spa, 3 bathrooms and a huge garden. Plenty of space to park.

Looking for someone who is clean and tidy and must like dogs as we have a lab.

Short term May-Dec only.

Contact Leah on 021778017.



The Whakatipu Wildlife Trust is hosting a Trap NZ workshop on Tuesday 13 April at 5:30pm at the Kiwi Birdlife Park. For trappers of all kind, this workshop’s designed to help you learn how to get your data on to Trap NZ and to be able to connect in to the wider network of data in the district to see the big picture of what’s happening in both predator removal and biodiversity monitoring. Anyone with Trap NZ questions are welcome to bring their laptop and our Trap NZ gurus will get you sorted out. 

Thank you!!