Hira, Hira

1 day 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!

3 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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1 hour ago

Coping with the kids during lockdown

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Need some resources to help you cope with the kids during the lock down? Health Navigator has a nice care package to help you get through staying at home for a month. When you get a moment have a read of the Health Navigator tips.

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1 hour ago

Dancing, yoga, boot camp and boxing: Exercising online through lockdown

Samantha from Toi Toi - Washington Valley

Looking for new ways to keep active while stuck inside? There are plenty of options online for those wanting to exercise and connect with others. Full Nelson Mail story at bit.ly...

5 hours ago

If you need firewood Good Wood suppliers are still open

The Team from Nelson City Council

If you’ve got a wood burner at home and you haven’t got your firewood in yet, don’t be tempted by cheap or free offcuts being advertised at the moment.
Often this wood is either treated or painted, which is illegal to burn.
If you burn it you will be causing air pollution and are likely to … View more
If you’ve got a wood burner at home and you haven’t got your firewood in yet, don’t be tempted by cheap or free offcuts being advertised at the moment.
Often this wood is either treated or painted, which is illegal to burn.
If you burn it you will be causing air pollution and are likely to get a visit from our compliance officers. If you need firewood, Good Wood suppliers are still open as essential services.

Give them a call, and they will deliver – you can find their details here nelson.govt.nz/good-wood.

Remember to follow their lockdown protocols to keep everyone safe.

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7 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Nelson

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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15 hours ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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1 day ago

Time to phone a friend

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Age Concern Nelson Tasman has introduced a new service to help older people keep connected and engaged during the coronavirus lockdown.

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1 day 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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1 day ago

Bubbles within bubbles

Sally Kidson Reporter from The Nelson Mail

One Nelson apartment block has come together, apart, to celebrate community spirit while socially distancing. What's happening in your hood?

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1 day ago

The 'Daily Grind'

Jax from Atawhai

We have all been affected with the Cover-19 lockdown. Our daily routine of work, schools, homes have all been turned upside down. The most significant businesses that will feel an instant hit, no doubt, is your local cafe or coffee cart. Just a thought. That $4.50 (more for a double shot!) that we … View moreWe have all been affected with the Cover-19 lockdown. Our daily routine of work, schools, homes have all been turned upside down. The most significant businesses that will feel an instant hit, no doubt, is your local cafe or coffee cart. Just a thought. That $4.50 (more for a double shot!) that we rarely think twice about spending, makes a huge difference to our small business cafe owners when you multiply that by the amount of customers they are losing per day. The impact is huge. Why not put your daily coffee money aside, put the kettle on at home, and when this is all over, donate the money, however small, to your local cafe. We all know they are an important part of our Nelson culture...now is an opportunity to pay this back. Places like @jokerespresso with ever smiling Tracy and @bobbyfranks with the gorgeous Kira deserve to be remembered in all this! We will be back!

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