Beckenham, Christchurch

36 days ago

Looking forward to your next copy of NZ Gardener?

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

I am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve … View moreI am (very) pleased to tell you that now that the country is in Level Three, the May issue of NZ Gardener will be sent to our printers, and the magazine will be on sale from May 7. And believe me the May issue is packed with the good stuff, with ideas of what you can sow, plant, pick and preserve to make the most of your garden right now, plus Lynda Hallinan reflects on 60 lessons for gardeners from the lockdown, a bumper gardening quiz, and you can visit a spectacular Taupō garden alive with birds, a whimsical wonderland in Glenorchy in full bloom and meet the clever and resourceful gardeners of the Chatham Islands... all without leaving your bubble. And thanks so much to everyone who has been in touch to offer their support to the NZ Gardener team, especially those who have subscribed or renewed or purchased a subscription as a gift (an NZ Gardener subscription is a great Mother's Day idea, just sayin'!) We are so grateful to you all, and it's your support that allows us to keep inspiring and informing gardeners from all around New Zealand as we have been doing now for more than 75 years. Please share this message with your gardening groups on social too. We’re looking forward to the many more years of celebrating the amazing gardens and gardeners of New Zealand that lie ahead.

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37 days ago

Need advice on a DIY fail or reno dilemma?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where … View more
Hey neighbours, how's lockdown life treating you? If you've been trying to sort some long overdue DIY jobs around the home, with mixed results, help is at hand. 

Have you already had a DIY disaster you need to fix, or are you looking to do some home improvements but don't where where to start? Email homed@stuff.co.nz to tell us all about it - including photos if you can - and we'll ask our experts for their advice on how you can fix things up, or where to start with your project. 

So whether you have a interiors design dilemma, a need for some home DIY know how, bigger plans for a reno you'd like an expert opinion on, or even a tough cleaning problem you want cleared up, we'll get you some answers. What are you waiting for? Email your questions and photos to homed@stuff.co.nz and we'll get back to you.

Please note: We are unable to recommend specific businesses or tradespeople to provide quotes etc.

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36 days ago

New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3

New Zealand Government

Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – … View more
Alert Level 3 is a milestone in our struggle against COVID-19. We are all responsible for what happens next. Every contact we make is a chance for the virus to spread.

We could easily lose what we have gained. Our success, or failure, depends on the decisions that we’ll each make alone – but which in turn – will affect all of us.

Two weeks then a review
• On 11 May, we will review our progress and decide if we can safely continue to step down restrictions, or if more measures are required to protect us all.
• So the decisions we each make now, matter. Because every interaction we have is an opportunity for the virus to spread.

Keeping safe at Alert Level 3
• At Alert Level 3, the best way to keep those around you safe, is by keeping your bubble small. Interact with as few people as possible. Less people equals less risk. And continue to stay at home whenever you can.
• We should each be making the minimal number of trips. Be sure to stay local, and only make necessary trips.
• And importantly, work and learn from home if you can.

Let’s do this
We’re a team of 5 million. Formidable. And we can do this.
So thank you New Zealand for making the right decisions, when it really counts.
Find out more

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38 days ago

Local Honey

Simon from Spreydon

Local honey as well as Black beech and Manuka now available through our website. Free shipping on orders $15 and over. Please support local business. goldfernhoney.co.nz...

41 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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38 days ago

Mushroom ID please

Aaron Neighbourly Lead from Hillsborough

Hi there I have a mushroom that I would love someone to identify please. I believe that it's a field mushroom but not sure.

Thanks
Aaron

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38 days ago

Need a change or just want new

Chris from S.D.R SERVICES

Are you looking at getting fencing / decking driveway / yard renovations done feel free to have a look at my Facebook page and get in contact

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38 days ago

Small business owners - we have a gift for you!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're… View more
To show our appreciation for those running small business in our communities, we are giving away our 3 month Premium Business Listings for FREE*.

Usually $150, your Premium Listing enables you to stay visible and connected to those around your business. Let your neighbours know how you're operating in Alert Level 3, share tips and tricks unique to your industry, send a few shoutouts - or share how your community can support you at this time.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*limited time only
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39 days ago

Stories from the ANZACs

Ryman Healthcare Limited

ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, … View more
ANZAC Day will be marked a little differently this year. We’ll be warm and cosy at home and The Last Post won’t start until you press play. But one thing will be the same – remembrance.

To help us remember those who served and understand what ‘to serve’ meant, Ryman recorded their ANZAC resident’s stories. Some are humorous, others are tragic and eye-opening, but they all offer insight into the courage, bravery, and determination required to serve.

What better way to remember than to read the memories of those who were there?
Learn more

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39 days ago

Support Stuff’s local and national news teams

The Team Reporter from Stuff

For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a … View more
For over 150 years, the news and information we uncover and provide have relied on your support, either through subscription to our newspapers, consuming news via our online sites, or indirectly through the patronage you provide to those who advertise with us.  

Now there’s a new way you can support us: by making direct financial contributions to help power our news teams up and down the country. 

Make a contribution and you’ll help our journalists continue to do what they do best: provide our readers with trustworthy, accurate and reliable news.
Contribute here

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40 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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40 days ago

Electrical Services available

Taranjeet from Hoon Hay

Are you are looking for an Electrician to get your Kitchen / Bathroom upgrade? Then your search completes here. Because our qualified team provides Best service at Best price.

We do not charge callout to clients for alteration of Bathroom and Kitchen. Please visit our website for latest offer.

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Are you are looking for an Electrician to get your Kitchen / Bathroom upgrade? Then your search completes here. Because our qualified team provides Best service at Best price.

We do not charge callout to clients for alteration of Bathroom and Kitchen. Please visit our website for latest offer.

www.electricalchristchurch.co.nz...
contact@electricalchristchurch.co.nz
0224357695

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40 days ago

Attract birds into your garden

The Team from Resene ColorShop Ferrymead

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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40 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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41 days ago

Help a small business near you

David Downs from SOS Business

Missing your haircut, your morning coffee or dinner out? We've set up a site where you can support your local small business by buying a voucher now for a service you will get in the future - give these small businesses the money they need now to keep the lights on while they have the doors … View moreMissing your haircut, your morning coffee or dinner out? We've set up a site where you can support your local small business by buying a voucher now for a service you will get in the future - give these small businesses the money they need now to keep the lights on while they have the doors shut. Lots of great places to support across Christchurch and Canterbury here...
sosbusiness.nz...

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