57 days ago

Wanted : Wasp nests

Bryce from Enner Glynn

As part of a Landcare program to develop biological controls for the control of common and German Wasps (NOT Paper Wasps) I need a few active Wasp nests in the Nelson / Tasman area. The program will add a parasitic Wasp to each nest and allow the nest to remain untouched until the end of this summer. This parasitic Wasp is already in several areas in NZ and we are wanting to give it a boost. Nests must be outside an area to be controlled with VESPEX or other toxins and will need to remain completely functional so the added Parasite gets established. Easy access would be handy for monitoring progress.

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24 minutes ago

New fizzy drinks contain kawakawa and kūmarahou

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Back when our weekends involved a trip to the Nelson Market, you might recall the refreshing lemon, lime and kawakawa drink sold by the cup at the Kiwi Kai stall. After a year's hard work, the new fizzy drink Atutahi has been launched.

21 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

5 hours ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!