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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Hi all,
As many of you may be aware there is a group of people in Glenorchy working towards possibly building a new early childhood education centre in Glenorchy to meet the growing needs of our rapidly expanding community. We are currently in the process of getting a feasibility study completed but one of the biggest hurdles to getting funding will be showing other uses/benefits to the wider community outside of the ECE.
So my question to the rest of the community is… if we were to get the money to build a new facility on the land where the playgroup is currently, what could we incorporate into the build to make it useful for other groups/purposes?
Ideas so far include:
-playgroup room
-After school care
-kids holiday programme's
-commercial kitchen for community fundraising/hire out/cooking classes
-energy production/support for pool
-wellness/health room for under 5s
-Gym/activity room
-youth centre/evenings?
-educational vegetable garden

So if you have any ideas please let us know: email or call/txt Christina 021655735


Mrs Woolly's General Store - Retail Lead

Retail Lead - Mrs Woolly’s General Store, Glenorchy

The Headwaters is located in the heart of the scenic alpine village of Glenorchy, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The property is made up of Camp Glenorchy, Mrs Woolly’s Camp Ground and Mrs Woolly’s General Store.

Our busy General Store has a little something for everyone, from handcrafted coffee and speciality foods to beautiful New Zealand Gifts.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Retail Lead who can lead team members during shifts to create a warm and welcoming store for locals and visitors.

We are about to enter our busy season and are looking for an experienced staff member who can start immediately and hit the ground running.

This is a full time permanent position and we pay competitive market rates.

Are you someone who likes to change it up? We want to hear from you!

About You

Must have experience in managing a team

Must be outgoing, friendly and love to interact with people of all cultures

Legally able to work in New Zealand

Standard first aid certification is a plus

The Headwaters operates 7 days a week – the Retail Lead will be required to work weekends, evenings and public holidays

Demonstrate The Headwaters core values that enable teams and individuals to succeed with shared respect and purpose

A current Duty Manager Certification is a plus

Please send application to and include a Cover Letter and CV.



Labourer wanted for landscaping and construction project. Immediate start through to the end of the year. Contact Steve Hewland 021942099.


Capture colonial unit


Large solid timber colonial-style wall unit, in new condition. It's 190cm high and 150cm wide.

Call or text Karen 0224994292.

Capture colonial unit



Experienced tutor -

High school maths, chemistry, biology, English,

Primary school literacy and numeracy.

Call or text Karen 0224994292



The Glenorchy Cafe (GYC) has been one of, if not the most well-regarded cafe in Glenorchy for over 20 years - serving sensational seasonal food and engaging customer service in a rustic setting, both summer and winter. 

We are seeking part-time and full-time staff for our Front of House team. To fit in with our crew, the applicant must be a positive person experienced in customer service in a restaurant or cafe.  

This is an awesome opportunity to join a family-run business with a positive team in stunning Glenorchy.  We are willing to sponsor the right candidate.

What you will bring to the role:

Experience in a restaurant/cafe setting with a focus on quality customer service.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude and the ability to multitask.

Able to work Wednesday-Sunday, as well as Saturday evenings for our famous pizza night.

Barista experience is an added bonus, but not necessary.


$23-$25 per hour (depending on experience)

Two consecutive days off

Evenings off (apart from Saturday nights)

Staff meals included

We are a small team in the stunning town of Glenorchy, aiming to cater a fresh, new experience for locals and visitors alike.

Join us in this exciting new project as we are expanding! 

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We are seeking an enthusiastic cook for Mrs Woolly’s Pantry which provides food service to Camp Glenorchy, Mrs Woolly’s General Store, our mobile food trailer, and out-catering.

Do you have ? 

New Zealand Residency or holder of a current New Zealand Work Visa.

A passion for learning how to prepare delicious, beautiful, healthy food, every day

Experience in kitchens and food preparation preferably in a commercial kitchen

Enthusiasm for upskilling and learning new things

Excellent communication skills

Attention to detail

High standards of food hygiene

Flexibility with working hours – this role is estimated to be around 20 hours/week.

Does all of this sound like you?

Are you excited about being part of an organisation whose goals are environmental, financial and community sustainability?

Then we want to hear from you!

Well-appointed staff accommodation may be available in Glenorchy for the successful applicant.

Please apply with your CV, visa status, and a cover letter to


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Camp Glenorchy & Mrs Woolly's General Store are hiring staff now for our summer season, October 2021 – March 2022.

The Opportunity

We are looking for hospitality and retail professionals to work as General Assistants across our business which has a busy retail store, as well as accommodation and function facilities.

 Are you someone who likes to change it up? We want to hear from you!

 We have both full time and part time hours available on Fixed Term Summer Season Contracts.

 Well-appointed staff accommodation may be available in Glenorchy for the successful applicants.

 About You

Genuine passion for customer service with a “Count on Me” and teamwork attitude

Customer service experience is essential

Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills

Enthusiastic, self-motivated and positive individual

Immaculate presentation and professional grooming standards

Ability to work a flexible roster, including weekends,  public holidays and evenings  

Legally able or ability to attain the right to work in New Zealand

 Please include a cover letter noting the position you are applying for, your CV and contact details to



Hi everyone,

We're wondering how many may be interested in an "old time" film photography club/group.

The difference to the usual photography club is that we are interested in keeping alive the art of film developing, and printing, and of course taking photos with analog cameras.  No previous experience necessary. We can all learn together.

We would be keen on hearing from you if you are interested, and especially if you know if a location where we might establish a community dark room. There is funding available for equipment and supplies, sponsored by the Museum group.

You can email us at and



This part-time position has become available at Glenorchy School. Duties include lawn mowing, spraying and weed eating throughout the season (mid September - mid April).

For further information about the position, please contact the Principal, Paula Miller, at 

Applications close on Monday 4 October at 4:00pm. 


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We are looking for expressions of interest from people keen to run a stall/food at the Glenorchy Races January 2022.

Calling for evening food options as well.

Please write a letter of application and email to

Applications close 31 October 



Hello GY community!

The GYC is opening its doors this week on Wednesday 15th September, and we can’t wait to welcome you. We will be offering a range of cabinet food, dine-in meals, and the essential pizza night!

For the time being, the opening hours are:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 7am – 3pm

Thursday: 7am – 3pm

Friday: 7am – 3pm

Saturday: 7am – 3pm, 5pm - late

Sunday: 7am – 3pm

Keep an eye on our updates on our Facebook page @glenorchycafe, and if you have any questions, please email Richard at or call the Cafe at 03-442-9978.

We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces come through our doors!!