Westland District, Hokitika

16 days ago

Have you signed up to get free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and … View more
In this week’s issue we go undercover with tips and tools for glasshouses. It’s time to make your bird-friendly garden count, prune fruit trees, watch out for frosty weather, move seedlings under cover and pick celery before disease strikes.
Plus make your own hanging chandelier planter and follow Jane Packer’s advice to decorate your kitchen and dining spaces with flowers. Be in to win Jane Packer Flowers and the NZ House & Garden July issue.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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17 days ago

Show us your winter snaps!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi West Coast! The days are getting colder and the Neighbourly Snaps campaign is turning up the heat in your region. Show the rest of your neighbours the wintery scenes around your pad or your region. What's your idea of a wintery scene? Post your photo in the comments below ⬇️⬇️

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18 days ago

#AotearoaOfKindness: Mobilising the kindness DNA

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an … View more
Volunteering New Zealand is mobilising the kindness DNA with our new #AotearoaOfKindness campaign for National Volunteer Week!

We're calling on people to share their stories of acts of kindness. We're calling on people to thank those who have shown acts of kindness that contribute to an Aotearoa of Kindness.

Call to action – keep shaping the world we want to live in:

• Look for where kindness, mahi aroha, work for love, has impacted your life.
• Show your thanks to those people giving kindness and mahi aroha through #AotearoaOfKindness.
• Connect or reconnect with a community or a cause that’s important to you through volunteeringnz.org.nz/finding-volunteer-roles.

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19 days ago

Poll: How do you fold your towels?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. … View more
Hey neighbours, is there a right way to fold towels? It seems it's a topic lots of people have strong opinions about.

The most popular options are the quick-and-easy triple fold, or folding the outer edges towards the centre before folding in thirds, to create a plusher, more spa-like look. But what do you do? And who knew folding towels could be so controversial?

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How do you fold your towels?
  • 34.4% Basic - Fold in half three times
    34.4% Complete
  • 40.1% Plush - Fold towards the centre, then in thirds
    40.1% Complete
  • 16.2% Rolled - No folds allowed
    16.2% Complete
  • 9.3% None of the above
    9.3% Complete
1498 votes
19 days ago

It's National Volunteer Week!

Sarah Macdonald from Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

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National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together.

#NVW2020 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

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20 days ago

Have you got an indoor jungle? You could be a Houseplant Hero!

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Got an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will… View moreGot an urban jungle in right in your own home? Can't stop with the hoyas? Friends claim you're addicted to indoor plants? Send us photos! The winner of our Houseplant Hero 2020 competition will receive $500 worth of Yates products and $300 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Two runners-up will get $250 worth of Yates products and $150 of Kings Plant Barn vouchers. Here's how to enter the competition.

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21 days ago

Experience the Ryman Care Difference

Ryman Healthcare Limited

People often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where … View morePeople often tell us they ‘feel the difference’ when they visit a Ryman care centre, and we’d love to share that with you. As a first port of call, our ‘Experience the Care Difference’ guide helps to paint a picture of the care, kindness and comfort that our care centres provide. Where care is customised to suit your needs.

Get your free copy here.
Learn more

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25 days ago

THE MAYFIELD MID-WINTER MARKET

Janine from Ashburton District

Join us for this friendly Country Market on Sunday 26 July 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm. We'll be offering an excellent selection of quality stalls including antiques and collectables, handmade natural soaps, jewellery, knitwear, repurposed homewares, childrens clothing, plants, wooden garden … View moreJoin us for this friendly Country Market on Sunday 26 July 2020 from 10am to 2.30pm. We'll be offering an excellent selection of quality stalls including antiques and collectables, handmade natural soaps, jewellery, knitwear, repurposed homewares, childrens clothing, plants, wooden garden ornaments, knitted toys, fabric crafts, unique handmade glass pendants and lots more. Refreshments available. Free entry and plenty of parking close by. Venue : Mayfield Memorial Hall, Mayfield Village, Mid Canterbury. Follow us on Facebook.

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25 days ago

Cable Bay Adventure Park's Skywire ride takes you flying over treetops

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Nelson is home to the world's longest flying fox. Would you give it a go?

23 days ago

Last chance small business owners!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out… View more
It’s your final chance to grab our 3-month Premium Business Listing for FREE.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catches and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*offer ends 30th June.
Get 3 Months Free

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23 days ago

Impress your neighbours with this garden feature

The Team from Resene ColorShop Timaru

A simple yet stylish herb planter that uses four differently sized terracotta pots and a selection of cool Resene colours.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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27 days ago

Have you been to Haast?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

A journey to New Zealand's most remote town reveals some remarkable landscapes. Would you go?

23 days ago

Are you subscribing to get our free gardening advice?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor … View more
In this week’s issue we prune raspberries and brambles. It’s time to get garlic in the ground, grow broad beans (even if you loathe them), raise native trees and shrubs from seed, propagate shrubs by layering and sow onions direct or in trays.

Plus Hilton Carter’s guide to pets vs indoor plants from his book Wild Interiors. Enter NZ Gardener’s Houseplant Heroes competition and be in to win Vegan Fertiliser from Yates and NZ Gardener’s Pruning Made Easy.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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24 days ago

Prospa National Winner - Waikanae Beach Four Square!

Prospa

Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for … View more
Quoc Tran proud to be serving his customers and the local community!

Quoc Tran loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Tran’s simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.

Tran operates Four Square Waikanae Beach and is hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeeper” by his customers. Now Tran has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Tran is a proud winner of a prize package worth $10,000!

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Nomination Quotes - "Quoc Tan of Waikanae Beach Kapiti coast.
An exceptional guy who has worked very hard (& his wife too) since arriving in NZ from Vietnam. They operate a hugely friendly & now smartly updated Four Square superette. A very necessary & important store at Waikanae Beach."

"Quoc and his family are an integral part of our community"

"Quoc Tan - he represents all that embodies the very core of the reason NZ is proud to call itself an all-embracing, multi-cultural melting pot"
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25 days ago

Nominations for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards are now open!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders … View more
Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders and rising stars to bigger and better things.

Head to www.womenofinfluence.co.nz... more information

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