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1 hour ago

Watermelons for

Rachel Moore Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Tēnā koutou kiritata ,

Woodhaven Gardens has been dropping free watermelons in the armfuls on people's lawns in Levin after it had excess stock that wouldn't sell.

Have you heard of anyone else doing this?

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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 … 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

Dog Poo on the foot paths

Jamnad from Kelvin Grove

It seems there is an increasing amount of dog poo on the foot paths recently with more people out walking can everyone with a dog please pick up after it. Not much fun out walking trying to keep kids entertained and walking in and dodging dog poo...

1 day ago

A lack of resources on the front line of home care

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Mōrena kiritata,

A Manawatū care worker, who didn't want to be named over fear of losing her job, said home care workers were not being provided masks and were being abused by patients for the lack of precautions.

She and her colleagues visited up to 20 vulnerable patients a day. They … View more
Mōrena kiritata,

A Manawatū care worker, who didn't want to be named over fear of losing her job, said home care workers were not being provided masks and were being abused by patients for the lack of precautions.

She and her colleagues visited up to 20 vulnerable patients a day. They were deeply afraid of spreading the virus.

Some patients told her they would have refused to let her in were they not so dependent on her help and some workers were refusing to work until they have the proper protective gear they need to keep themselves and their patients safe.

Home care workers are stuck between wanting to help and do their jobs and being afraid to spread the virus, should they buy their own equipment or be supplied? What are your thoughts?

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9 days ago

Teddy bears

Amanda from Feilding

Guys... Shall we be part of putting a teddy 🐻 in the window for a bit of fun for kids to find!

7 hours ago

Water is essential - Drink and Wash

John from FAMCO Water cartage

During lock down you can still order water deliveries. Water is an essential need for life and hygiene. FAMCO WATER is an essential service provider. Just call 0800 456463.

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1 day ago

New Support page for Palmerstonians

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

As promised, here is the page that PNCC has setup their support page, please find it in the link below,
www.pncc.govt.nz...

Quick excerpt from the site,

"We’ve developed a registration form so you can contact us no matter what you need – this means that you won’t struggle to find help.… View more
As promised, here is the page that PNCC has setup their support page, please find it in the link below,
www.pncc.govt.nz...

Quick excerpt from the site,

"We’ve developed a registration form so you can contact us no matter what you need – this means that you won’t struggle to find help.

We’re responsible for coordinating access to household goods and services including food, transport assistance, medication collection, and general household goods.
For food parcel provision, Council is working with The Salvation Army, which has already combined its food bank services with Methodist Social Services, Crossroads Church and Just Zilch, and moved into a food delivery-based model.

For welfare needs outside of household goods and services, such as accommodation or financial support, Council will provide information and pathways for people to access the correct support channels."


Direct access to the form,
survey123.arcgis.com...

Stay safe,
MP

10 hours ago

More Kindle books on sale

Jill Darragh from Rangitawa Publishing

Thanks to all who took advantage of the recent Kindle discounts from Rangitawa Publishing.
Yes there are more starting on 2nd April to 9th April the following will be US$99 cents.
Merely a Girl
The Youngest Son
A Distant Belonging
Original Sin
Bend with the Wind
Creating Infinity
Scribes of a Heart… View more
Thanks to all who took advantage of the recent Kindle discounts from Rangitawa Publishing.
Yes there are more starting on 2nd April to 9th April the following will be US$99 cents.
Merely a Girl
The Youngest Son
A Distant Belonging
Original Sin
Bend with the Wind
Creating Infinity
Scribes of a Heart Led Man
Details and reviews can be read on www.rangitawapublishing.com...
Happy reading Support New Zealand authors.

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2 days ago

Teddy Bear Hunt

Greg from Feilding

Find the Teds and friends having a picnic in their bubble in the back of nana and grandad's car to avoid the showers.

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5 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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16 hours ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
Find out more

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17 hours ago

Manawatu Standard

The Team Reporter from Manawatū Standard

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. Manawatu Standard provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain … View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. Manawatu Standard provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive Manawatu Standard delivered to your home, you can visit Manawatu Standard.

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
Learn more

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17 hours ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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1 day ago

just seen

Dawn from Feilding

I've just watched on tv news some kids towing a kid on skis around the lawn. My brothers hooked up Mum's old ironing board to the back of Dad's tractor and drove round and round an empty paddock for hours on end. Of course this was decades before OSH when kids could make their own … View moreI've just watched on tv news some kids towing a kid on skis around the lawn. My brothers hooked up Mum's old ironing board to the back of Dad's tractor and drove round and round an empty paddock for hours on end. Of course this was decades before OSH when kids could make their own fun. They had a wonderful time and could only drive the tractor fairy slow or the 'rider; would fall off the ironing board. I never tried it because I was a girl and girls weren't allowed to do things like that.

1 day ago

Looking to do large scale pruning jobs AFTER lockdown

Jack from Jacks Tree Services

My name is Jack and I am interested in any large scale pruning jobs in the Manawatu area that the average joe bloggs doesn’t have the ability or the equipment to do. I have many years of experience in the horticultural industry, especially when it comes down to pruning and tree care.

I provide … View more
My name is Jack and I am interested in any large scale pruning jobs in the Manawatu area that the average joe bloggs doesn’t have the ability or the equipment to do. I have many years of experience in the horticultural industry, especially when it comes down to pruning and tree care.

I provide following types of pruning:

* Deadwooding
* Crown and canopy thinning
* Crown canopy lifting
* Directional or formative pruning
* Vista pruning
* Crown reduction
* Pollarding

I currently work as a Nursery Technician for the Manawatu District Council, specialising in propagating native plants. I’ve decided to take advantage of my skills and knowledge in horticulture/arboriculture and use that for something to do during my downtime with a bit of extra pocket money on the side, hence me promoting my services.

NOTE: I am not interested in tree removals nor am I qualified or have the experience to do so. Cutting down trees can be very dangerous. I also do not have the equipment to undertake such jobs. I recommend hiring a professional for this type of work.

NOTE: I do have the proper climbing and safety equipment if a job requires me to ascend and work in a tree. I am not a qualified professional or had extensive training in this particular field of work but I do know how to use the equipment safely and confidently with the proper techniques involved. I’m not a risk taker so each job will be considered through a case by case basis.

If you are interested please message or call me and maybe include an image of what you would liked pruned and I can provide a quote. I can also do an onsite visit and provide a quote that way.

Phone: 0274358059
Email: j.felix.mckay@gmail.com

Cheers,

Jack.

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