Awatoto - Meeanee, Napier

6 hours ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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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

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

9 days ago

Get Your Neighbours Phone Numbers and Emails

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi there, hope you are all doing ok. What a strange day we are in.
If you are not part of an organised Neighbourhood support it is not too late. Go, knock on a door, keep your distance or watch out for when people are walking past, get each other's contact details so you can stay in … View more
Hi there, hope you are all doing ok. What a strange day we are in.
If you are not part of an organised Neighbourhood support it is not too late. Go, knock on a door, keep your distance or watch out for when people are walking past, get each other's contact details so you can stay in touch and be friends and help each other out if need be. Especially for those over 70 or who are vulnerable, maybe don't have car, or with Special Needs.
It might be you can become a co operative.
It might that if you are needing to go to the shop, you check if two or three other need something to limit the number of people going - or if someone becomes unwell, someone else can deliver a meal to their door or someone might have loads of pumpkins or apples or lemons and they are willing to share (obviously, that would need to be under the strictest of hygiene) - or someone might be able to make some pumpkin soup or stewed apples but does not have the freezer space, but someone else does, so you can share the combined efforts.
If someone has a glass house, maybe you can offer to raise other people's seeds if they have them - you will have other cool ideas of how to help too.
My main point is, if you haven't go them, please try to get phone numbers and emails. Form WhatsApp groups etc. We must row this waka together and be there - albeit at a distance for each other.
Stay Well Everyone!
Please do any of these things with the most care possible to stay away from each other - if that makes sense!

1 day ago

Embarrassed by Whanau

Katika from Hospital Hill

Hi recently heard about the brawl between two rival gangs over chicken, at a local supermarket, I wasn't there so I can't comment? what I can comment about is the behavior at Packnsave that I witnessed by Maori that cut the line and then became angry and belligerent because they had been … View moreHi recently heard about the brawl between two rival gangs over chicken, at a local supermarket, I wasn't there so I can't comment? what I can comment about is the behavior at Packnsave that I witnessed by Maori that cut the line and then became angry and belligerent because they had been confronted. I was humiliated that of the thirty or so people waiting, that the only person to cause trouble was an ignorant gang-related Maori. I am a half cast Maori who has constantly fought to improve my peoples standing in the world. And I am ashamed of what I saw today.

3 days ago

Lawn Mowing

Roy from Greenmeadows

Since when are lawn mowing contractors ( for domestic houses) regarded as “essential services”
We have had neighbours lawns cut, surely this is not essential, no fire hazard or health hazard ???

5 hours ago
7 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Napier

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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14 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/.
Reach out

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20 hours ago

Help for those stuck or vulnerable....

Sharon from Bluff Hill

From the MSD website....
Most people can access food and other essential items for themselves and their whanau, either through their own means or through their community providers or support networks like whānau, friends, iwi and neighbours. For some people this is not a possibility and they may … View more
From the MSD website....
Most people can access food and other essential items for themselves and their whanau, either through their own means or through their community providers or support networks like whānau, friends, iwi and neighbours. For some people this is not a possibility and they may need extra help to access the things they need during self-isolation, like food and medicines.
Financial help to people is available through Work and Income. This works well when people have their own way of getting the goods they need.
If you have an urgent need for essential supplies and you don’t have the means or transport to get it yourselves, you can contact your local Civil Defence and Emergency Group (CDEM) for help. This service is intended for people and whanau who don’t have any other options available to them.
The service operates seven days a week from 7am to 7pm.
If you find yourself in this situation, please phone your local Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group.
CDEM Group Public contact number
Northland 0800 790 791
Auckland 0800 222 296
Waikato 0800 800 405
Bay of Plenty 0800 884 222
Manawatu/
Wanganui 0800 725 678
Taranaki
0800 900 077
Gisborne 0800 653 800
Hawke's Bay 0800 422 923
Wellington 0800 141 967
Nelson Tasman 0800 505 075
Marlborough 03 520 7400
Canterbury 0800 24 24 11
Chatham Islands 03 305 0033 Ex 715
West Coast 03 900 9329
Otago 0800 322 4000
Southland 0800 890 127

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1 day ago

Puncture Repair Kit

Jay from Hospital Hill

Hi All,

Wonder if anyone would have a puncture repair kit. My Mother In Law would love to get hold of one, she is willing to pay. She is in Marewa.

Thanks in advance,
Sharon

1 day ago

Providing knitting wool is an essential service

Marty Sharpe Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Maree Buscke knew knitting was essential, but she wasn't sure the government would.
It did, and she's delighted.

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3 days ago

yum

Dave from Maraenui

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1 day ago

yum

Dave from Maraenui

todays recipe

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1 day ago

Have you ever met the pink rose lady?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Annette Hildesheim opens her garden for a gold coin donation for a couple of weekends every November to raise money for the Cancer Society. Since 2012, she's raised $21,000 – the most any individual has raised for the organisation in your region. Take a look at her amazing garden in this … View moreAnnette Hildesheim opens her garden for a gold coin donation for a couple of weekends every November to raise money for the Cancer Society. Since 2012, she's raised $21,000 – the most any individual has raised for the organisation in your region. Take a look at her amazing garden in this story.

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6 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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