50 days ago

Playgroup at Somervell Church every Thursday

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Playgroup beings again tomorrow, Thursday 13 February in Somervell Church. Please join us for music and play from 9.30am-12pm. Gold coin entry and please bring morning tea for your child. Coffee, tea and biscuits served at 10am for the adults. Each Thursday playgroup session is facilitated by a teacher from Uplands Kindergarten. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

More messages from your neighbours
3 days ago

Let’s pass the time and have fun with this

Milena from Remuera

Refer to your pets as co-worker

2 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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.

9 hours ago

BBC Reports that Hilda Churcill 108 has passed away

Matt from St Heliers

As the BBC reports Hilda lived through the Spanish Flu of 100 Years ago when the world faced a pandemic. Here is a video link to how bad it can get if we do not manage this. Please note that in line with Neighbourly guidelines I encourage all our members to refer to covid19.govt.nz... for official updates. This post is simply history but worth a watch to sober us up on how serious things have occurred before.