Akina, Hastings

4 days ago

Birthday Idea for Children

Marie from Flaxmere

If your child is having a birthday ..

please still tie balloons to your letterbox

And if you drive past and see the balloons .. please honk your car horn!

It's a fun way of saying
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If your child is having a birthday ..

please still tie balloons to your letterbox

And if you drive past and see the balloons .. please honk your car horn!

It's a fun way of saying

"Happy Birthday" to a child who's staying at home.

Your small gesture will be appreciated!

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4 days ago

Weed killer..

Alan from Flaxmere

Cheap and effective Weed killer, I also just boil the jug and use that as well Boiling water works as good as anything.
www.tips-and-tricks.co...

4 days ago

Bags in New World Hastings

Abbie from Parkvale

When I went shopping yesterday, I was informed that from Monday they will no longer allow customers to take in their shopping bags, all groceries are to be packed in own car.
This is another way they are trying to keep everyone safe, please respect this and don't be offended by this … View more
When I went shopping yesterday, I was informed that from Monday they will no longer allow customers to take in their shopping bags, all groceries are to be packed in own car.
This is another way they are trying to keep everyone safe, please respect this and don't be offended by this decision, they are doing everything they can to reduce the spread.

5 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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5 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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6 days ago

Day light saving

Les from Havelock North

Don't forget to put your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday night especially those stressed out essential workers who have to start early on Sunday. You are all doing a great job and it is appreciated.

5 days ago

Do you shop at New World Hastings?

Ally from Mayfair

PSEC's collection box at New World Hastings for non-perishable donations is running very low. Can you help?

The box is on the way out, just as you exit the checkouts.

(Here's some background on one of PSEC's essential workers, Barb, and how these donations are distributed during … View more
PSEC's collection box at New World Hastings for non-perishable donations is running very low. Can you help?

The box is on the way out, just as you exit the checkouts.

(Here's some background on one of PSEC's essential workers, Barb, and how these donations are distributed during lockdown:
www.facebook.com...)

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5 days ago

Put your game face on

Princess Alexandra 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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6 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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6 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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6 days ago

Don't Flush Wet Wipes!

Communications from Hastings District Council

Excessive flushing of wet wipes caused a blockage at the Clive wastewater plant last night.
Please put your wet wipes in the bin rather than down the toilet. Although many say they are biodegradable, none are suitable to be flushed, and can cause wastewater to get blocked and overflow onto … View more
Excessive flushing of wet wipes caused a blockage at the Clive wastewater plant last night.
Please put your wet wipes in the bin rather than down the toilet. Although many say they are biodegradable, none are suitable to be flushed, and can cause wastewater to get blocked and overflow onto properties and pollute our waterways.
Dealing with blockages during the lockdown also puts our essential workers at risk.

Remember, washing your hands well with soap is still the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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15 days ago

Get Your Neighbours Phone Numbers and Emails

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there, hope you are all doing ok. What a strange day we are in.
If you are not part of an organised Neighbourhood support it is not too late. Go, knock on a door, keep your distance or watch out for when people are walking past, get each other's contact details so you can stay in … View more
Hi there, hope you are all doing ok. What a strange day we are in.
If you are not part of an organised Neighbourhood support it is not too late. Go, knock on a door, keep your distance or watch out for when people are walking past, get each other's contact details so you can stay in touch and be friends and help each other out if need be. Especially for those over 70 or who are vulnerable, maybe don't have car, or with Special Needs.
It might be you can become a co operative.
It might that if you are needing to go to the shop, you check if two or three other need something to limit the number of people going - or if someone becomes unwell, someone else can deliver a meal to their door or someone might have loads of pumpkins or apples or lemons and they are willing to share (obviously, that would need to be under the strictest of hygiene) - or someone might be able to make some pumpkin soup or stewed apples but does not have the freezer space, but someone else does, so you can share the combined efforts.
If someone has a glass house, maybe you can offer to raise other people's seeds if they have them - you will have other cool ideas of how to help too.
My main point is, if you haven't go them, please try to get phone numbers and emails. Form WhatsApp groups etc. We must row this waka together and be there - albeit at a distance for each other.
Stay Well Everyone!
Please do any of these things with the most care possible to stay away from each other - if that makes sense!

6 days ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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7 days ago

Have you ever met the pink rose lady?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Annette Hildesheim opens her garden for a gold coin donation for a couple of weekends every November to raise money for the Cancer Society. Since 2012, she's raised $21,000 – the most any individual has raised for the organisation in your region. Take a look at her amazing garden in this … View moreAnnette Hildesheim opens her garden for a gold coin donation for a couple of weekends every November to raise money for the Cancer Society. Since 2012, she's raised $21,000 – the most any individual has raised for the organisation in your region. Take a look at her amazing garden in this story.

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6 days ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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