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25 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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25 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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26 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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27 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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27 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
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27 days ago

Have you survived a life shock?

Reporter Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for others. If you're happy to be identified and share your story, please share your story in the comments below, or contact kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

33 days ago

Building 101: So you want to build a sleep out...

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a … View more
When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a trip to the hardware store to burn a hole in your credit card. If you're thinking of putting something up on your property, check in here first:

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28 days ago

Retrain for modern office systems with Vision!

Vision College

Our fees-free Business Administration programme will give you the skills and knowledge needed to enter the business world.

This hands-on programme will help you grow your knowledge, understanding and skills using the Microsoft Office Suite in just 20 weeks! While covering computer applications … View more
Our fees-free Business Administration programme will give you the skills and knowledge needed to enter the business world.

This hands-on programme will help you grow your knowledge, understanding and skills using the Microsoft Office Suite in just 20 weeks! While covering computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, it also includes business report writing, communication skills and creating business documents.

To find out more about our Business Administration programme visit our website or give us a call on 0800 834 834.
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28 days ago

Bell boots

Linda from Omanawa

Horse bell boots tried on too small for my horses suitable for pony. Never used excellent condition

Price: $20

34 days ago

Hidden in New Zealand: A magical boot hotel

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Just 30 minutes from Nelson, you'll find this unique hotel - the brainchild of passionate and super-friendly locals Judy and Steve Richards. Would you stay?

29 days ago

Chimney Cleaning

Pratts

Cold and wet weather are no fun if you can't use your fire because you never got around to getting your chimney swept.

The Sooteater is the answer! Clean your fire from the comfort of your lounge! Cleans better than a brush & so easy to use.

The SootEater Chimney Cleaner comes with all … View more
Cold and wet weather are no fun if you can't use your fire because you never got around to getting your chimney swept.

The Sooteater is the answer! Clean your fire from the comfort of your lounge! Cleans better than a brush & so easy to use.

The SootEater Chimney Cleaner comes with all of the following – 8 x 900mm flexible rods with quick connect aluminium fittings (7.2m reach) – Drill adaptor and hex key – Durable whiphead brush – A comprehensive user manual
Features:

*Cleans all types of flues – round, square, oval and rectangular
*Reversible – spins both forward and reverse to clean square and rectangular flues
*Works with any drill
*Button-link quick-connect system
*Replaceable whip line
*Replaces multiple sizes of traditional chimney brush cleaning equipment
*Rotary flexible rods are durable and can make multiple bends – use year after year!
*Aluminium fittings are safe to use – avoid damaging stainless steel-lined flues
*Trim-to-fit design

The Sooteater will last for years and years!
View the website link for more info!

31 days ago

Luxury for less

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Luxury lodges, usually full of overseas tourists and facing the off-peak winter season are slashing prices as much as 60 per cent, making a night at these lodges a little more accessible.

29 days ago

Regular hours return at our libraries

Dee from Cambridge

Our regular hours are back with late nights on Wednesday and Friday and open Saturday morning.

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