Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,
Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.
We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.
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WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE LESSONS TO ALL PUPILS OF NZ MODERN SCHOOL OF MUSIC.
We sincerely hope all our pupils and their families, and teachers and their families are all stocked up with supplies and are ready to go into this unprecedented nation lock-down.
We have been feeling this coming. As music teachers we have direct contact with children all the time, and have been taking all the necessary precautionary steps to keep pupils safe, but it is a relief that we are all going to keep ourselves at home to help the community stay safe. We hope the lock-down will bring the positive results and everyone come out of it safe and well.
We would like to let you know that most of our teachers are well-prepared and have started offering online lessons. It is easier than we thought, and great fun!
Here is one of such teachers. Campbell is offering guitar and beginner keyboard lessons from his home studio. To inquire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.modernmusic.co.nz... (you can click on the CONTACT US button under our banner). Please do not call as we are unable to answer calls, as the office staff are working from home. Campbell is happy to receive direct calls too, his number is 021-156-0115
Stay safe and well everyone! Music will be great to keep you smiling at this difficult time.