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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Home sweet home


Looking for a low cost room, caravan or bell tent in Glenorchy region

Kia Ora

My name is Simon and I am hoping to stay in the GY area for a couple of months from the end of October.  If anybody knows of somewhere I can stay for this period I would really appreciate any leads.  It can be a bit out of Glenorchy in the nature too.  My partner works at AroHa so want to be reasonably close to there.

Get in touch with me either on Whatsapp: +64 27 303 3793

or Email:



Please return Cups to Ronda asap, can drop in to Made in Glenorchy during opening hours.

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Sustainable Queenstown is helping Wastebusters with their research into the barriers local people face when it comes to cutting down on waste. 

We’d love you to take this SURVEY and also share through your networks or social media channels. 

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

It will really help to understand the barriers to minimising waste so please grab a cuppa and give 5 minutes to answer the questions

The Rubbish Trip returns to Queenstown to deliver their popular presentation on zero waste living as part of the 2019 ONE New Zealand Summit, and kindly supported by Wanaka Wastebusters and Sustainable Queenstown
Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin, including:
- What is the zero waste movement? Why is waste reduction important?
- How zero waste principles can revolutionise your perspectives on living and lifestyle, beyond your rubbish bin.
- Innovative examples of waste minimisation policy, practice and thinking from around the globe, and how these might inform community-level waste reduction.
- Tips for how you can reduce the rubbish in your life (including fun DIY household products, cosmetics, and other life hacks).
This event is free; everyone is welcome. Free zero waste nibbles will be provided.




Thank you to whoever stole some of the freshly split firewood from outside the playgroup this week… That was intended as part of our fundraising effort this year which enables us to provide the awesome playgroup facility for the little kids and their families in GY. Everyone else was paying $80 per meter for it so if your conscience has gotten the better of you, feel free to pop that into the playgroup account ( 03-1369-0306821-00) and no further questions will be asked… Alternatively if you know the ‘so and so’ who stole it, please let them know our community doesn’t dig this sort of behaviour or send their details to and we will let them know.

Cheers everyone!

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Outdoor glass table with one chair going for free.
Contact Leah 021778017


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We need help on Sundays and Mondays 7.30am – 4.00pm

Duties will include

Welcoming clients onto the farm and checking them in

Answering phone and email enquiries

Completing bookings

Prior knowledge of the RTBS system is a benefit but not essential


Call me ASAP - Deana 0274467737






OPERATIONS MANAGER (Part time – Contractor)

Could you organise the planting and maintenance of 10,000 native plants a year in the Wakatipu?        

 The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust is looking for a part time Operations Manager to oversee our revegetation programme, recruit and manage volunteers and support the Trustees in delivering the WRT vision.
This role requires an average of 20 hours per week and is remunerated on an hourly basis.

An excellent candidate will:

Be highly organised with excellent self-management and communication skills

Have great interpersonal skills and the ability manage and connect a variety of people

Be an energetic, big-picture thinker with a proactive attitude

Have enthusiasm for the Wakatipu Basin's unique ecosystems

Have experience with email distribution, website management and social media channels

A driver’s license and vehicle are preferred. 

If this sounds like the role for you, please request a complete job description and apply in writing to by 27th September 2019.

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Aerial 1080 predator control

The Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys aerial 1080 predator control is planned to start on Tuesday 10 September 2019 (weather permitting).

On this first day helicopters will be sowing a ‘pre-feed’ of non-toxic cereal pellets.   This accustoms the pests to the pellets as food, which greatly increases the effectiveness of the poisoned pellets.   The 1080 poison pellets will then be sown about a week later (weather permitting). 

 Important information about the non-toxic ‘pre-feed’:

The non-toxic pellets will be spread over exactly the same areas as the 1080 poison pellets.   The non-toxic pellets are the same size and shape as the poison pellets, but are coloured dark brown since the operation uses deer repellent.  The toxic pellets will be dyed green to deter birds.

It may be difficult to distinguish non-toxic pellets from poison ones.   Any pellets encountered in the days following the ‘pre-feed’ or toxic operation should be treated as poisonous:

DO NOT touch or eat bait

WATCH CHILDREN at all times

DO NOT EAT animals from these areas

Remember, poison baits and carcasses are DEADLY to DOGS

All tracks in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys will have restricted access during the 'pre-feed' drop.   

Nearby tracks will also have restricted access including Fraser and Kay Creeks, the Rock Burn, Beans Burn and the Routeburn North Branch.  These access restrictions will be for up to 24 hours.   Overnight trampers already within the area will be held at huts by DOC staff until operations are complete.   People planning to visit these areas are advised to check with a DOC visitor centre prior to their trip. 

From later on Monday 9 September and all of Tuesday 10 September the road to Chinaman’s Bluff (Dart Track) will be closed from the forest edge at the top of Mill Flat. 

If difficult operating conditions are encountered on Tuesday 10 September, then work may continue into Wednesday 11 September.   If this occurs, all track and road closures will remain in place.   If there is any delay to our schedule we will re-contact you with further information.

The operation on Tuesday 10 September only involves non-toxic pellets.   You will receive a separate notification prior to the aerial sowing of 1080 poison. 

Attached is a factsheet about the operation, and for further information please call the local DOC office on 03 442 7933 or email

Department of Conservation Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown  Office Cavells Building, 1 Arthurs Point Road | PO Box 811, Queenstown 9371



 Eight new measles cases in Queenstown

 Saturday 7 September 2019

The total number of confirmed Queenstown measles cases has risen to fifteen. Eight new cases were confirmed late Friday night and today. Six of the new cases are NZ Ski staff who work at The Remarkables ski fields and two primary school aged children.

Of the fifteen total cases, fourteen are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland.

Locations visited by infectious cases include:

The Remarkables ski field

Remarkables Primary School including weekend gatherings

Queenstown Lakes District Emergency Department (5 September)

Queenstown CBD and wider Queenstown area.

Measles has now spread beyond The Remarkables ski fields. Queenstown visitors and residents are reminded to check their immunisation status.

If you have already received two measles vaccinations, or have definitely had doctor-diagnosed measles infection in the past, you are considered immune. Over 99% of people who are fully immunised are protected from measles.

If you are not sure of your immunisation records, you should assume you are unvaccinated. Receiving extra MMR vaccinations will not cause any harm.

If you are not vaccinated and have come into contact with someone with measles, you are not protected from measles. You should be isolated for up to 14 days. Call your GP to find out the best time to be vaccinated.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre has provided up to date information about measles immunity and the MMR vaccine on their website:

There are no other confirmed measles cases within the Southern DHB region.

A temporary Southern DHB/WellSouth clinic in Queenstown has administered more than 500 vaccinations to staff from NZ Ski.

For more information on measles please visit the Ministry of Health website.

For further information, please contact:

Southern DHB Senior Communications Advisor Vanessa Barratt

027 836 4718 or email:


Southern DHB EOC



Heading out for the evening/night and need a nanny/dog sitter?

I am a 28 year old female available to care for your little ones while you go out for a night with your partner and or friends! I have been in GY for over a month and I have a full-time job at the cafe in town, however I am available on evenings/nights to care for your kids/pets if you need help!

Please get in touch:   020 4188 3472 - Jamie

The Headwaters


Calling for Hospitality All-Rounders! 

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.   We are hiring staff now for our busy summer season.

Accommodation ranges from one, two, and three bedroom cabins to bunk huts and motorhome sites. The adjacent Homestead features an open shared kitchen, meeting rooms and lounges, and Mrs Woolly’s Campground offers tent and campervan sites, with shared kitchen facilities.

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 hospitality professionals to work as General Assistants across the operations in the following areas:

Front Desk/Accommodation                         


Retail Assistants                                                         

Kitchen Assistants

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 and pay competitive market rates of pay.

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