Tahunanui, Nelson

12 hours 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.

Image
2 hours ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
Visit us online

Image
4 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.

Image
19 hours ago

Police called out to rowdy backpackers at Nelson hostel

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Police were called out to an incident at Weka St at about 8pm on Saturday, after neighbours complained of loud partying and revelry at the Paradiso Hostel.

Image
12 hours ago

Maybe...NOW'S THE TIME to get that website!

Jean from I'm Online!

Been thinking for ages about a website for your small business? Now's SUCH a good time due to self-isolation! We can talk on the phone or Messenger, share your website developments without leaving your home.. and I guarantee a painfree process. I understand small business because I've run… View moreBeen thinking for ages about a website for your small business? Now's SUCH a good time due to self-isolation! We can talk on the phone or Messenger, share your website developments without leaving your home.. and I guarantee a painfree process. I understand small business because I've run my own for 20+ years... as well as being a web expert.
So YES,
I'll make sure you feel comfortable
every step of the way!

Image
13 hours ago

Councils to meet virtually

Sally Kidson Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson and Tasman councils will meet virtually during lockdown. Meetings will also be available for the public to view.

Image
14 hours ago

Praise them like we should

Sally Kidson Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Open your windows and join a virtual sing along on Friday morning to Fat Boy Slim's anthem 'Praise You' to thank essential workers.

Image
17 hours ago

What's still open?

News Director Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Here is a guide to what might be still open in your neighbourhood. If you hear of any others please let us know and we will add them - just email newsdesk@nelsonmail.co.nz

Image
6 days ago

Today's Leader

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

This story and others like it are in this week's Leader, and it will be delivered, keeping you informed during these extraordinary times. Stay safe, look out for each other and together, we'll all get through this.

Image
P
5 days ago

Jokes

Pene from Stoke

How about if we post the best jokes we have heard on a joke post. It would give everyone a bit of a giggle in these strange and stressful times we are going thru. There are a lot of people that could do with cheering up.

1 day ago

scammers

Francey Neighbourly Lead from Stoke

a friend told she had a phone from her anti-virus provider say that this was not available and would crash her computer. they knew her name phone number, how much she paid to renew her subscription, and when. They convinced her to let them into her computer & also want her to sign into her bank… View morea friend told she had a phone from her anti-virus provider say that this was not available and would crash her computer. they knew her name phone number, how much she paid to renew her subscription, and when. They convinced her to let them into her computer & also want her to sign into her bank account ,as they would refund her subscription plus, she argued over that. the phone went dead, but she could see them doing things on the computer and rang a friend & was told to pull the plug it was a scam which she did, her friend had a friendwith computer business who was able to clear out what they had done.
the phone call came form California and the person talk had a Indian accent she saw where they phoned from she had said that she usually deals with Australia & was told that they were handling it because of the COVID-19
These people will try anything & find new ways
my friend gave permission
Mess age

5 days ago

Drive in flu jabs

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelsonians eligible for the flu vaccine may be offered it in outside their general practice while sitting in their car, in an effort to stop healthy people coming into contact who those who might be unwell with coronavirus.

Image
1 day ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

Image
1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Richmond

April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am… View more
April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am

Intermediate Challenge

2pm

Senior Challenge

7pm

Answers will be posted the following day.

See you on the 1st of April.

K
5 days ago

Covid-19, kids, and playgrounds.

Kelvin from Richmond

Who are the useless parents allowing their kids to ride their bikes around the neighbourhood, and play in Harriet Reserve (Richmond) area?
I watched a group of kids riding their bikes over the dirt jumps there and another couple of kids came down the road to join them. No 'social … View more
Who are the useless parents allowing their kids to ride their bikes around the neighbourhood, and play in Harriet Reserve (Richmond) area?
I watched a group of kids riding their bikes over the dirt jumps there and another couple of kids came down the road to join them. No 'social distancing' going on.
Come on people...this virus kills and you let your kids out to play with any number of random kids?

2 days ago

Finding our Alert Level 4 routine

New Zealand Government

This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to… View more
This week sees us all getting used to living at Alert Level 4. For this to work, we must all stick to the plan.

Stay home. It WILL save lives.
Let’s all remember why we are taking such extreme measures.
Staying home won’t always be easy. But the evidence tells us this is the best way to save the lives of other New Zealanders.

Finding our routines
It will take some time to build up new daily routines. That’s to be expected. We all need to be gentle with ourselves, and accept that things could be difficult for a while as we learn to adjust.

Looking after ourselves and others
Don’t forget to take time to look after yourself, and also to check-in on others. Asking someone how they are feeling is a good way to connect and show that you care.

We all need to stick to the plan
For this to work, and the effort we are all making to be worth it, we all need to stick to the plan, all the time. No exceptions.

Don’t move around
The virus is spread by us. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible. If you do go out for exercise or to get essential supplies, stay local. This is incredibly important. Don’t move between different areas.

Thank you for doing your bit
A massive thank you to everyone for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can and will save lives.

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you need help knowing what to do, visit covid19.govt.nz.
Read more now

Image
Top