EVENT RECAP: Coffee and Jam #209

Two great speakers today. Hannah Noble founder of Cheaper Living and Stuart Charters, director of SIGNAL ICT Grad School. 

 Speaker One: Hannah Noble// Cheaper Living 

 Cheaper Living is a Facebook group started in 2016 that helps motivate, challenge and help people live cheaper. Founder, Hannah Noble started the group to share tips with people in New Zealand and was very surprised that it has grown to 100,000 members. Members of the group share tips that they do every day to save money with each other. One member of the group mentioned that she now has $100 saved at the each of every paycheck thanks to the group. 

The group currently has 13 moderators to ensure the page runs smoothly and that all members inquiries are addressed. 

Hannah is now at the stage where she needs the help of the wider community. 

If you have any advice around: 


-Legal and Tax 

-Bussiness ideas 

she would love to hear from you. 

Check out the group here and see if you can live a cheaper life. 

Speaker Two: Stuart Charters// SIGNAL ICT Grad School

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School focuses on growing New Zealand’s IT industry. The school delivers programmes developed in conjunction with industry. It does things differently from traditional tertiary education. There are no traditional lectures, but more studio-based projects, seminars, industry placements and projects, mentoring and work-based learning. They base all their programmes across two locations (Christchurch and Dunedin), close to industry. The Christchurch school runs out of 181 High Street, well within the Innovation Precinct. 

Their aim is to equip everyone with skills to make use of digital technology. 

They offer several different programmes such as: 

Educate- build on your experience and your IT knowledge to gain credits and a qualification. Secondary and tertiary Digital Technologies teachers benefit from this programme.

Shift- This programme is designed for those without an IT background who want to be part of this fast growing and exciting industry.

Accelerate- Accelerate is ‘in work, at work, for work’ and lets you reflect on your learning and supercharge it.

Xtend- Xtend is the programme to take you to the next level as a technical, peer, thought or people leader. Built around your everyday work schedule, Xtend is cleverly tailored to your individual needs, and meshes with your company's strategy.


For more information check our their website here.  




1.Mano Fair Trade is an awesome social enterprise that only launched a couple of weeks ago. They sell beautiful crafts, products, and textiles, ranging from anything like a bag to a bowtie. These products are hand-made by talented women in Guatemala. Check out Mano Fair Trade on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ManoFairTrade/?fref=ts and search Mano fair trade on TradeMe to support this awesome cause!

2.Lenore Wright is looking for part-time work. She has a commerce degree and a huge amount of experience in business support, whether that be international, government or private sectors. She is also currently doing a project management course. Contact Lenore on lenorewright007@gmail.com or text her on 022 364 7073

3.Te Pūtahi - Christchurch Conversations being held on Thursday 22 June, 6pm at The Piano. A collaboration between Christchurch City Council and Regenerate Christchurch, 'The Greatest Contribution' will host four of New Zealand's top minds to share their view on what they think the greatest contribution the residential red zone beside the Ōtākaro Avon River could make to Christchurch and to New Zealand.