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19 hours ago

Coronavirus: Two new cases for the top of the south

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

While there have been no new reported cases of coronavirus in Nelson on Saturday, there has been one confirmed case and one probable case in Marlborough since Friday.

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5 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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3 days ago

Horses.

Danny from Mapua

Would those people that use the footpath to exercise their horses please stop. These are footpaths for people not horses. The horse shit that is left behind ( pardon the pun)is really not a good look. If you are to lazy to pick it up then leave your horse in the paddock.

3 days ago

Dam rock risk 'identified' before build

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Tasman District Council report says staff believe consultants' reports contemplated the possibility of rockfill breaking down.

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11 hours 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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11 hours ago

Screening vs testing

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Wondering why you didn’t get tested when you went to a community-based assessment centre (CBAC)? When you see a clinician at a CBAC they’ll ask ‘screening’ questions to determine whether you need to be tested. So you will be seen, screened and given advice. But you might not always be … View moreWondering why you didn’t get tested when you went to a community-based assessment centre (CBAC)? When you see a clinician at a CBAC they’ll ask ‘screening’ questions to determine whether you need to be tested. So you will be seen, screened and given advice. But you might not always be tested.
Our website has some more info about this.

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11 hours 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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18 hours ago

Best wishes

Tom from Property Maintenance Marlborough

Hi everybody, be safe, positive and look after each other. Can I provide help over the phone regarding urgent residential property issues, please contact me on 0274804667, will be my pleasure to offer assistance. Cheers Tom

1 day ago

Kindness

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Volunteering is all about kindness and community. While NZ is in lock-down, traditional volunteering isn't necessarily possible, but one great way of helping others in our communities is to reach out to our neighbors (from a safe distance of course).
Tag someone in the comments who's kept… View more
Volunteering is all about kindness and community. While NZ is in lock-down, traditional volunteering isn't necessarily possible, but one great way of helping others in our communities is to reach out to our neighbors (from a safe distance of course).
Tag someone in the comments who's kept in touch with you during the lockdown ⤵️⁠

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1 day ago

Put your game face on

Ernest Rutherford 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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1 day 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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1 day ago

Covid-19 Updates

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

For updates and information about confirmed cases in the Nelson Marlborough region, community-based assessment centre (CBAC) data and any new information for our communities visit our website:

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1 day 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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3 days ago

Supporting your local cafe during the lockdown

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Are you missing being able to have a coffee at your favourite cafe while we are stuck at home? A new website, SOS Cafe, enables people to buy a voucher online which can be used "when things return to normal" in a bid to support those in the hospitality industry. Jaks Island, Blackbird … View moreAre you missing being able to have a coffee at your favourite cafe while we are stuck at home? A new website, SOS Cafe, enables people to buy a voucher online which can be used "when things return to normal" in a bid to support those in the hospitality industry. Jaks Island, Blackbird Eatery and The Villa are just a few of the places you can buy vouchers for in Nelson. Let us know what your favourite cafe is and whether you would buy a voucher to support it!

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