Ashburton District, Ashburton

108 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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79 days ago

Subscribe to our free ezine Get Growing!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week's issue we propagate lemongrass; look after seedlings; pot up rooted cuttings; plant poppies and clean our tools. Lynda Hallinan talks to a Chatham Island gardener who knows a thing or two about gardening in isolation - all the time! Upcycle old pallets into stylish outdoor … View moreIn this week's issue we propagate lemongrass; look after seedlings; pot up rooted cuttings; plant poppies and clean our tools. Lynda Hallinan talks to a Chatham Island gardener who knows a thing or two about gardening in isolation - all the time! Upcycle old pallets into stylish outdoor furniture. Indulge in some shopping too. We have a guide to garden retailers trading online and a gift guide for Mother's Day or anyone who needs a treat to lift their spirits.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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79 days ago

Attract birds into your garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ashburton

Create a simple hanging bird feeder from a few pieces of plywood and a terracotta pot and saucer.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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80 days ago

Businesses back PM's call to order directly from local takeaways

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury takeaway owners have backed the prime minister's call for people to bypass Uber Eats and order directly from local businesses when alert level 3 comes into effect.

Jacinda Ardern urged "all New Zealanders who may be looking forward next week to accessing takeaway food ... to … View more
Canterbury takeaway owners have backed the prime minister's call for people to bypass Uber Eats and order directly from local businesses when alert level 3 comes into effect.

Jacinda Ardern urged "all New Zealanders who may be looking forward next week to accessing takeaway food ... to look at your favourite local eatery".

What local takeaway/delivery place is first on your post-lockdown wishlist?

80 days ago

Anzac Day 2020: Cut-out poppy for your Bubble

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Anzac Day is being celebrated differently this year, with virtual services and online events, all from our own living rooms, balconies and driveways. Download this pdf of a poppy, by award-winning illustrator Sharon Murdoch, to print off and stick in a front window - To show that even in lockdown, … View moreAnzac Day is being celebrated differently this year, with virtual services and online events, all from our own living rooms, balconies and driveways. Download this pdf of a poppy, by award-winning illustrator Sharon Murdoch, to print off and stick in a front window - To show that even in lockdown, in our small bubbles, we shall not forget. That we can still say thank you for the sacrifices, we can still pay tribute to the bravery of so many.

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80 days ago

Anzac Day 2020: Virtual services and a cut-out poppy amid coronavirus lockdown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Instead of normal, we will have virtual services and online events, all from our own living rooms, balconies and driveways.

No matter our current circumstances or any inconvenience of being stuck in a bubble, we should remember - now more than ever - that it is an incomparable luxury compared to … View more
Instead of normal, we will have virtual services and online events, all from our own living rooms, balconies and driveways.

No matter our current circumstances or any inconvenience of being stuck in a bubble, we should remember - now more than ever - that it is an incomparable luxury compared to what our men and women suffered in wartime.

Click here to find a pdf of a poppy - by award-winning illustrator Sharon Murdoch - to print off and stick in a front window - To show that even in lockdown, in our small bubbles, we shall not forget. That we can still say thank you for the sacrifices, we can still pay tribute to the bravery of so many.

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82 days ago

First-home buyers - new or pre-loved?

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

As a first-home buyer it pays to weigh up your options to see whether buying new or buying 'character' is best for you.

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80 days ago

A note from Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming

We’ve been privileged to help Kiwis get the essentials needed to work, study, and stay connected. It’s led to huge demand and some orders are taking longer to deliver. We’d really like to apologise to the customers who’ve experienced these delays.

To help get it sorted faster we’ve … View more
We’ve been privileged to help Kiwis get the essentials needed to work, study, and stay connected. It’s led to huge demand and some orders are taking longer to deliver. We’d really like to apologise to the customers who’ve experienced these delays.

To help get it sorted faster we’ve quadrupled our Customer Care team, and expanded our order fulfilment network so we can get thousands more orders delivered each day. Plus our remote Tech Solutions service will be free until May 11 to lend customers a hand with technology advice or setting up.

Thanks for your patience, everyone. We’re getting there.
Find out more

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81 days ago

We're keen to hear about your health care

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking to speak to a patient who has recently had some experience of the health system - either receiving treatment in a hospital or clinic or at an ED - and would be willing to talk about their experience, and how it could have been made better, either by shorter wait … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking to speak to a patient who has recently had some experience of the health system - either receiving treatment in a hospital or clinic or at an ED - and would be willing to talk about their experience, and how it could have been made better, either by shorter wait times, better communication or level of care. We'd need you to be happy to be identified and photographed (from a distance). If you think you can help, please email senior journalist Andrea Vance on andrea.vance@stuff.co.nz.

87 days ago

Single mum's tiny house lockdown

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Following on from yesterday's tiny house story, here's single mum Shaye sharing her experience in isolation

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82 days ago

How will you commemorate Anzac Day this year?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

This year's Anzac Day will take a very different shape with a virtual dawn service, but Kiwis are still being asked to stand to commemorate those who have served for us.

The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association and the New Zealand Defence Force will host a virtual dawn service for … View more
This year's Anzac Day will take a very different shape with a virtual dawn service, but Kiwis are still being asked to stand to commemorate those who have served for us.

The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association and the New Zealand Defence Force will host a virtual dawn service for the first time in its more than 100-year history this Anzac Day. Find out more here.

How will you commemorate Anzac Day this year? Send us a PM or an email - reporters@press.co.nz - or comment below.

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94 days ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Canterbury Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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89 days ago

All eyes on the tiny house

Colleen Hawkes Reporter from Homed

Tiny house builders have had a surge in interest during the lockdown, some from families that are 'herding'

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84 days ago

Grab yourself a cuppa...

Toastmasters

Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an … View more
Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.

Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an educational programme that promotes these competencies, and also teaches effective listening, thinking on your feet, leadership skills, and giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Amid lockdown, many of New Zealand’s Toastmasters clubs have transitioned to holding their regular meetings online to allow the continuation of personal and professional development while providing social interaction.

To find a meeting near you, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.nz/find_your_voice
Learn more

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86 days ago

How are your pets handling lockdown? Share your photos below!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping … View more
This is Lulu from Mount Eden in Auckland, who has gone from having almost no-one home at the same time to having seven flatmates home almost all the time and this is how she feels about it...

Who are your bubble pets? Share your photos of your pets in the comments below - whether it’s helping you work from home, on a local neighbourhood walk getting some exercise, or any cute, fun, and funny photos!

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