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.
Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.
Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.
The burst caused a minor overflow. Signs warning of the risk have been placed on the waterfront and a visual inspection showed no sign of any discharge. Water quality testing will be undertaken from today.
The pipe will be excavated today to assess the extent of the burst, then repairs carried out. All going well work may be completed today, but it could take longer to complete reinstatement of the area.
We’ll provide a further update on repair progress around midday.
South Wairarapa District Council and the Wairarapa Whanau Trust are working in collaboration on an employment initiative with the focus on people living in the South Wairarapa who are looking for work.
We recognise there are industries that have had to reduce staff, we are also aware that some industries are needing extra staff to cover business commitments and deadlines.
We are committed to working with local businesses, SMEs and those looking for work to provide effective solutions wherever we can.
If you have recently been made unemployed, and/or need work, you can register your interest with us by clicking on the first Google Form (work) link below.
If you are a business that is needing workers to meet your needs or requirements, you can also register with us by clicking on the second Google Form (business) link below.
For any further information, contact Alan Maxwell.
Aku mihi nui ki a koe
Youth Development Coordinator
Wairarapa Whanau Trust
m: 027 809 2615 | e: email@example.com
a: 69 Boundary Rd, Featherston, 5710 w: www.wairarapawhanautrust.com...
This Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Pilot in South Wairarapa has been made possible with funding from the Industry Partnerships, Skills for Industry – Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Pilot, supported by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and other government agencies
Pud Pud is a grey and black tabby male cat, 9 years old. He has an injured front right paw, could be limping. He is a medium/large kitty. Pud Pud is very shy of strangers.
He escaped at South Wairarapa Veterinary Services from a car in the carpark last Tuesday 19 May, High St North in Carterton.
Much loved companion animal to two disabled people; and 88 year young retired person. We are very worried about him as he escaped before he had received any treatment. Please call 022 374 3217.