181 days ago

The Rivals - 75th anniversary event

Kathy from Hutt Repertory Theatre

Our final production for our 75th anniversary year is almost upon us.

The Rivals by Richard Brinley Sheridan, adapted by Beth Flintoff and directed by Ewen Coleman.

Duels, duplicities and disguises abound in Sheridan’s timeless comedy, The Rivals. Its whirlwind plot revolves around the bookishly romantic Lydia Languish,who adores her lover when she thinks he is a poor ensign but is appalled when he turns out to be a well -connected Captain. Adding to complications, Lydia finds herself beset on all sides by a retinue of eccentric, bumbling suitors and stymied at every turn by her overbearing, formidable and linguistically-challenged aunt, Mrs Malaprop.

Book through our website or phone 04 939 7529.

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1 day ago

How is your pet reacting to you being around all the time?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?

4 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 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.

26 minutes ago

unwanted cold calls

Jenny from Naenae

had a call from a Jehovah's Witness today, wanting to quote scriptures, do hope this is not going to become the norm, no salespersons religious or otherwise please.