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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Calling for a Retail General Assistant

Surrounded by spectacular mountain terrain, Camp Glenorchy, together with Mrs Woolly’s Campground and Mrs Woolly’s General Store, is located just a 40-minute drive from Queenstown.


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

Are you someone who likes to change it up? We want to hear from you - we are looking for a Retail Assistant who will create a positive experience for our customers.

This is a full time position, with competitive market rate of pay.


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 email a cover letter, your CV, and contact details to    OR  call in and see us at Mrs Woolly’s Store.

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Mrs Woolly’s Pantry is part of The Headwaters business, a new concept in hospitality and retail that seeks to serve as an example of sustainable tourism. Mrs Woolly’s Pantry provides food service to Camp Glenorchy, Mrs Woolly’s General Store, our mobile food trailer and out-catering.


The Headwaters features Mrs Woolly’s General Store and the newly built Net Zero energy Camp Glenorchy which are located in the beautiful rural community of Glenorchy, a 45-minute drive north of Queenstown. Mrs Woolly’s General Store offers a wide range of fresh, healthy takeaway food, as well as a curated selection of groceries, gifts and outdoor gear.


All profits from The Headwaters benefit the local community through the Glenorchy Community Trust.


We are seeking an enthusiastic cook who has:

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

Natural organizational skills, quick hands and a desire to achieve excellent results

Experience in commercial kitchens and food preparation is preferable

Enthusiasm for upskilling and learning new things

Excellent communication skills

High standards of food hygiene

Flexibility with working hours, last-minute requests and responding to customer needs

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


Does 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 send your CV, visa status, and a cover letter to:

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Full time kitchen assistant position available at The Headwaters.

Must be available to work weekends and occasional evening work may also be required.

High level of organisational skills and work ethic required, previous experience preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

Role includes cleaning, organising kitchen stock and basic food preparation

Please contact us at or apply within at Mrs Woolly’s General Store.

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Looking for a gently used queen size bed frame and maybe even a TV table

Please contact us :

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Zenzi and Joe are looking for a house to rent, long term – locals expecting their first baby in May.  Willing to consider short term options. If you know of someone or have a place you’re considering renting out, any information would be much appreciated!

Please contact:-

Zenzi 021-0640242



Over the next two weeks Council is surveying the community about library use and how libraries are evolving in the future. They are especially interested in the voices of our rural libraries (i.e. us!) so knowing many of you are often visitors to the library, it will be really helpful if you could add your input to the survey. There are a few paper copies at the library too,  but if you have the time to fill this out online, it’s probably the easiest and fastest way to get your info in to everyone.



Lost and found kid's bike helmet at the Trading Post. Free to a good home if not pick up in the week. 



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Capture Gardner


Local gardener requires an assistant over the summer months

Please contact Suzanne 0277539126

Capture Car Pool


"I'm looking for a carpool to and from Frankton during the week. I leave Glenorchy at 6:30am, and head back around 5. I can drive, and pick up and drop off people. Details can be figured out.

If interested contact Ryan at 021 748 911"





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Due to the growing demands of parenting in Glenorchy and the population dynamics changing as they are, Glenorchy playgroup is considering moving away from the current ‘playgroup’ model where parents bring along their children and stay with them on Monday and Thursday mornings and opening up a community based Early Childhood Education (ECE) facility. We are hoping to incorporate our local Glenorchy values and keep the support up for new parents and caregivers as well as enabling families that need it, full time care for their preschool children.
Currently the only options for ‘daycare’ is a single ‘In home care’ business which can only take a small number of children (and she is fully booked with a large waiting list!) or driving to a Queenstown ECE provider which doesn’t help the growing number of people who want to live and work in Glenorchy.
So we are going to embark on the rather arduous task of raising funds and building a new purpose built ECE facility at the current premises. The current building is not really in a state to be upgraded to Ministry of Education standards for ECE so we will remove that building and start fresh.
How this facility will be designed, what philosophy will be its backbone and what structure the management will take is going to take some work to figure out and right from the outset we want the communities help. If you feel you have something to add in terms of design or function we would love to hear from you. Equally, if there are things you would hate to see incorporated into this new facility we want to hear that too. To do this we will be holding several drop in style sessions for everyone who wants to have their say or voice concerns or has big dreams and ideas for us. We hope to collate the feedback into a design brief for an architect who can then go and draw up some concept plans for us which we can then come back to the community with.
So we will be having one session on Friday 6th December 10-12pm and one on Sunday 8th December 3-5pm at the Playgroup room (behind the school pool). All are welcome.
If you have strong views you would like considered and can’t make one of these sessions, feel free to send us an email ( or give Christina a call (021655735) before 10th December. 
Thanks for your time.

Christina Lister 

Glenorchy ECE project