Clutha District, Balclutha

54 days ago

Tiwai making its own hand sanitiser

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

Following World Health Organisation guidelines, New Zealand Aluminium Smelter have been making 103 litres of its own hand sanitiser from its on-site laboratory.

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54 days ago

Southern Covid-19 cases rise again

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

Coronavirus cases in the Southern District Health Board catchment area rose by 17 cases on Monday to reach reach 177.

Community transmission for Covid-19 is being investigated in the Southern District Health Board region.

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54 days ago

Would you like to see the return of Zookeepers?

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

Paul Clark closed the doors to his Zookeepers Cafe in October last year to make way for Invercargill's city block CBD development.
He is still weighing up if he will make a return to the industry or not.

Would you like to see Zookeepers back in the city? What other businesses would you like … View more
Paul Clark closed the doors to his Zookeepers Cafe in October last year to make way for Invercargill's city block CBD development.
He is still weighing up if he will make a return to the industry or not.

Would you like to see Zookeepers back in the city? What other businesses would you like to see return?

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54 days ago

Need a Puncture Repaired?

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires Oamaru

Hey Neighbours!

Need a puncture repaired? We've heard a few people have been getting punctures while out doing their essential errands or heading to work.

But don't worry we can help! You can book online or call our team on 0800 30 50 60.

Plus we have contactless servicing to ensure … View more
Hey Neighbours!

Need a puncture repaired? We've heard a few people have been getting punctures while out doing their essential errands or heading to work.

But don't worry we can help! You can book online or call our team on 0800 30 50 60.

Plus we have contactless servicing to ensure your safety - so you’ll have peace of mind when attending your appointment.

To book a puncture repair click here: bit.ly...

To find out more about contactless servicing and which stores are open, click the READ MORE button below.

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55 days ago

Meet our new (furry) friends - Pet Direct!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most … View more
We are so happy to be welcoming an incredible new partner to Neighbourly - joining our long-term friends AMI, Resene and Ryman Healthcare.

Pet Direct are the new kids on the pet block and know the industry inside-out; they have over 350 dog years of animal experience within their team. Most importantly right now, they're still delivering all your essential items during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Pet Direct team do things differently; firstly they ALL have pets of their own. They also personally hand-pick every product they stock; they have over 5,000 items that have been tried and tested (but mostly eaten). They ship daily, from their Auckland-based warehouse, straight to your doorstep (with free delivery over $29), and offer a best price guarantee.

Neighbours - our pets remain a constant source of love and comfort during unsettling times. So show them (and the team at Pet Direct) how special they are. To say thanks for the support (and for being a good neighbour during this tough time), they're offering you 10% off their already awesome prices. Just use the code NEIGHBOURLY10 at checkout.
Start shopping now

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55 days ago

Our retail store closed in the COVID-19

Blue Mountain Nurseries

This photo of our Blue Mountain Nurseries team was taken last week to advertise our SALE- it seems a lifetime ago- so much has changed. And yet some things have remained like the pleasure of gardening and being in nature during stressful times.

Our retail store closed in the COVID-19 shutdown … View more
This photo of our Blue Mountain Nurseries team was taken last week to advertise our SALE- it seems a lifetime ago- so much has changed. And yet some things have remained like the pleasure of gardening and being in nature during stressful times.

Our retail store closed in the COVID-19 shutdown just a few days before our eagerly awaited SALE! So for the first time ever, we are running our annual SALE both completely online and in the social isolation of the Hughes family bubble. The Hughes family have been helping people enjoy their garden since 1932 – as a family, we are strong as well as passionate about plants and we will get through this together.

You can now conveniently and safely shop online at our website and your beautiful garden and farm plants ordered from the SALE will be set aside for you until transport options become available.

Getting outside in the fresh air among plants and in the sunshine can soothe the body and mind and lower stress levels. We look forward to offering you a wonderful selection of beautiful plants at sale prices, from gorgeous garden plants, to farm planting selections. Keep safe, and look after one another. Kia Kaha.

Kind regards
Chris Hughes
General Manager Blue Mountain Nurseries
Find out more

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60 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… View more
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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55 days ago

Transformed tavern to open in western Southland

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

A pet friendly tavern and accommodation business will be operating in western Southland later this year, creating 12 new jobs.

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55 days ago

South Otago A&P Society LOCKDOWN COMPETITIONS

Katy Button from South Otago A&P Society

With Our April GIANT PUMPKIN FAMILY DAY CANCELLED we have developed the following LOCKDOWN COMPETITION's open to the whole family;

1. Colouring-in Class
The Picture is available to download from showday.online... & is posted below.

2. OPEN Art Class; Title: 'Day at the SO A&P … View more
With Our April GIANT PUMPKIN FAMILY DAY CANCELLED we have developed the following LOCKDOWN COMPETITION's open to the whole family;

1. Colouring-in Class
The Picture is available to download from showday.online... & is posted below.

2. OPEN Art Class; Title: 'Day at the SO A&P Show'
Any art medium to be used, use your imagination during lockdown & recreate memories of Show day..

Section:
Adults; (Amateur entries only, so no professional Artists who have received payment for art work)
Children’s; Split by age: High School, Primary & Pre-School
Please submit Child age & School attends with their entries

All Entries to be via Photos or Scanned work to society email address: soap@unifone.net.nz by Noon on Friday 24th April

Judges will be Aleesha Carley (Show Queen 2019), Alice Muir (Milton Artist/Decorator) & Wayne McEwan (Magic Guy)

Get tagging &sharing to your creative family & friends..

If you are growing Pumpkins check out our Giant Pumpkin VIRTUAL Competition. There is an Facebook page to join & share your pics too.. 🎃 www.facebook.com...

All Competitions full details in document below.

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SOA&P Lockdown competitions.pdf Download View

55 days ago

How is kindness being spread in your area?

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

An army of Southlanders are rallying behind the call for kindness amid the coronavirus lockdown.

What other acts of kindness have you seen throughout Southland recently?

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56 days ago

Broadcast kindness messages on TV with AM!

AMI Insurance

Right now, kindness is more important than ever. So we’re handing over our TV and social media ads to help send messages of kindness and thanks around New Zealand. Broadcast your message of kindness at KindCast.co.nz Find out more

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56 days ago

Use official news sources

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The effect of misinformation, myths and gossip can be stopped in its tracks if we all use official news sources. Myths can often be difficult to spot, so we encourage you to only use official news sources at this time https://covid19.govt.nz/.

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56 days ago

Put your game face on

Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village

Playing games online isn’t just for the grandkids, we have a whole list of free game websites to keep you entertained; crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and sudoku to name a few.

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57 days ago

What can I do to shop safely?

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit … View more
Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit numbers to help you keep 2 metres away from others
• be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with
• come with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible
• only touch what you want to buy
• if you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc
• keep 2 metres away from others, including staff. They need to keep safe too!
• use payWave if you can, not cash
• bag groceries away from others if you can
• take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry
• wash your hands before and after you shop.

Can I bring people in my household with me to buy essential supplies?
You should dedicate one person per household to be the shopper. This is the safest way to get essential supplies, as it reduces the number of people who are out, and helps stop the virus from spreading.

Leaving online shopping to those who need it most
• If you are healthy, or aged under 70, you should go to the supermarket to do your shopping. This leaves online delivery slots free for those that need them most.
• If you’re a parent on your own with children or over 70, move to online shopping if available. This is important for the safety of your children and others – especially essential service providers.
• If that’s not possible, reach out to nearby friends, family or neighbours who can assist you with the shopping and get it to your doorstep. Your local community may also be able to assist, or you can contact your local store – some are putting special systems in place to help.

Thank you
If we all do our bit we’ll get through this. Thank you for working together and staying home. We can, and must stick with it.

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57 days ago

Shop safe. Shop kind. Shop local.

Four Square

While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and … View more
While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and staff

4. Use contactless payment where possible
Find out more

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