Fitzroy, New Plymouth

4 hours ago

Help your club look smart and fresh all year round.

Resene

If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, … View more
If your sports, music, hobby or community club facilities look a little worse for wear, Resene have fresh colour and paint to bring them back to their very best!

Resene have 3 prizes of $1500 of Resene quality paints, primers/sealers, wood stains and accessories to give away.

In addition, each winning club will receive a $500 Prezzy card, that you can use to keep your volunteer painters nourished and happy while they are doing the painting! PLUS we have some extra spot prize vouchers too! Simply nominate your club and tell us why they deserve to win! Entries close 31 August 2020!

You are welcome to nominate more than one club.
Enter online

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6 hours ago

Healy July Promotion

Wendy from My Wellness Niche

Oh my gosh the Healy.... ❤️

✨Energy, frequency, vibration✨

If you’re curious about this amazing little device now is the time to learn more.
Huge savings and upgrades available upon purchase but only between 1-15 July 2020

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8 days ago

Airport Company wants another $20M !

Peter from New Plymouth

I was one of those invisible ratepayers who made submissions to the NPDC about our new $30M airport.

It was neither needed nor warranted in my opinion, our Mayor on the other hand opined that " it would keep the tills ringing" . So hows that going Neil?

While we were assured that … View more
I was one of those invisible ratepayers who made submissions to the NPDC about our new $30M airport.

It was neither needed nor warranted in my opinion, our Mayor on the other hand opined that " it would keep the tills ringing" . So hows that going Neil?

While we were assured that it would not ever be a burden on the ratepayer, no sir not ever, it was entirely predictable that it would be given the councils, any councils, history of dabbling in commerce. It was just a matter of when and how!

And now they want another $20 million or so. Outrageous.
Its time the council was called to account and some resignations tendered . I'll hold my breath.

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20 hours ago

Stamps or Stamp Collecting books

Renée from Fitzroy

KiaOra.. Any condition, needing for kids project. Please message me and I’ll get back to you. Also any children’s books. Thank you in advance. Ph 0273275314

20 hours ago

Dogs

Eyvonne from Bell Block

Has anyone got a little dog to rehouse preferably a girl that doesn’t lost hair . I lost my little girl about a year ago and miss the companionship.

1 day ago

Subscribe to Sunday Star Times

Stuff Ltd

What better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in … View moreWhat better way to take a load off than to put your feet up and get inspired with a fresh copy of the Sunday Star-Times each week. For a limited time, when you subscribe to the Sunday Star-Times for just 6 months*, we are giving away a free Gourmet Spice Pack valued at $65 so you can get crafty in the kitchen with Raptor Naturals finest flavours.

Call us on 0800 339 000 or click on the button below and use the promo code “SSTRAPTOR” to redeem this special offer now.

Hurry as this offer ends 31st July, 2020!

*T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.mags4gifts.co.nz
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1 day ago

Next issue of Get Growing ezine - coming next week!

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hi neighbours, the next issue of Get Growing will now be released early next week, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime you can read all previous editions here, so dig in and enjoy!

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1 day ago

Hay bales

Marie from Inglewood

Hi neighbours, we require 2 hay bales happy to pay for them.
Can anyone help please. Thank you
Marie

1 day ago

The 10 Guitars Show

Carole Garnham from Clubdance

Tickets at $15 per person available from New Plymouth Club, Gill Street. Make sure you keep this date free, its going to be a humdinger of an evening and will allow you to dance or chase any remaining Covid blues away! This event is really a fantastic 'good news' story, so get out there … View moreTickets at $15 per person available from New Plymouth Club, Gill Street. Make sure you keep this date free, its going to be a humdinger of an evening and will allow you to dance or chase any remaining Covid blues away! This event is really a fantastic 'good news' story, so get out there support local.

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1 day ago

Is your child struggling with strategies?

NumberWorks'nWords New Plymouth

Our franchisee Michelle from NumberWorks'nWords Silverdale discussing the battle of maths and the rationale behind all the strategies our kids are exposed to in the classroom.

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3 days ago

What's On: Annual Giant Plant Sale

Pat from Brooklands - Vogeltown

Fundraiser for Hospital chaplaincy in Taranaki. All over the city, plants are being potted up ready for this event - maybe you are too? contact Pat Schwass 753 9309
Annual Giant Plant Sale
  • St. Andrews Church
3 days ago

Taranaki Down Syndrome Association - Auction Fundraiser on trade-me

Sandy Slattery from Taranaki Down Syndrome Association

Check out the Taranaki Down Syndrome Association Auction Fundraiser on trade-me - auction closes 10 July 2020. Go to trade-me and search for TDSA Auction, or go to the TDSA community FB public Facebook. Please share with family and friends to help us reach as many people as possible - THANK YOU!

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Check out the Taranaki Down Syndrome Association Auction Fundraiser on trade-me - auction closes 10 July 2020. Go to trade-me and search for TDSA Auction, or go to the TDSA community FB public Facebook. Please share with family and friends to help us reach as many people as possible - THANK YOU!

There are nine items that have been very generously donated from local Taranaki people and businesses up for auction; they are as follows:

1. Rugby boots signed by Beauden Barrett from Rugby World Cup 2019
2. Molemap from Naevus Mole Mapping
3. One night stay for two at Wai-iti Beach Retreat
4. Chiefs rugby jersey signed by Warren Gatland
5. Chiefs rugby ball signed by the team
6. Chiefs rugby jersey signed by the team
7. Beauty Pamper Voucher from R and Co Skin And Beauty
8. Taranaki Play Ball Party voucher
9. Locally handmade Macrame Pot Hanger

Go to Trade-me and search for TDSA Auction OR go to the Taranaki Down Syndrome Community Facebook public page.

3 days ago

Help

Robyn from Blagdon - Marfell

Does anyone have a clothing rack they don't want or need anymore and would like to donate it to super swop stop (the free op shop) as mine broke and I don't one. Can't afford one due to being on sickness benefit

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3 days ago

Wanted to buy

Stella from Frankleigh Park

Hi looking for Polycarbonate Sheeting or similar for a shed.
Thank you
Rod Smith

3 days ago

The Old Beaten Track

Carl from Frankleigh Park

Title: The Old Beaten Track

We all know the risk on the horizon right? Social, economic and environmental instability are destabilising our fragmented food system. Just imagine if another disaster had happened at the same time as COVID-19. Which is not a stretch of the imagination when you look … View more
Title: The Old Beaten Track

We all know the risk on the horizon right? Social, economic and environmental instability are destabilising our fragmented food system. Just imagine if another disaster had happened at the same time as COVID-19. Which is not a stretch of the imagination when you look at the news and see geopolitical relations at the moment or see strange weather patterns that are creating droughts lasting into Autumn.

The real and perceived logistic breakdowns in the food chain have shown many people it is more important than ever to build a stronger local food supply, so that the food grown in their backyard, street, town or region is feeding the communities who live nearby.

Meanwhile, a 38-hectare site, which is on prime site in the central city is being used to ride horses around in circles. The Taranaki Racing Inc (TRI) pays the council $1 per annum for that privilege.

The public are being asked for their views on the future of New Plymouth's racecourse at the moment.

Four options are being offered in the survey:
- Granting a “forever” or perpetual lease to the race club.
- Granting a lease of up to 33 years.
- Creating a short-term lease of three to five years.
- Ending the lease.

I encourage you to make your opinion heard and fill in the very quick survey available through the NPDC website.

www.newplymouthnz.com...

The survey closes on July 10 and will be used to inform decision making.

Please note that I don’t want to demonise horse racing fans, we all need our hobbies. But there are plenty of country tracks where the racing can continue.

Imagine an urban food hub with orchards, community gardens, market gardens, food forests and educational sites with the latest innovative regenerative agriculture techniques being showcased.

Food is front centre as one of the four pillars of Taranaki's future economy. Justine Gilliland, chief executive of Venture Taranaki said the following in the Taranaki 2050 Roadmap Report.

“Starting now, we will cooperate and collaborate to drive innovation and
individual/collective opportunities to establish Taranaki as a respected region for premium, sustainable/low-emissions food and fibre by 2040, to achieve prosperity, environmental and social success, with the collective value of kaitiakitanga.”

Taranaki’s economy has a significant food and fibre industry. It contributes more than $1.5 billion annually to Taranaki’s economy, sustains over 10,200 jobs in 3,813 businesses and comprises more than half of Taranaki’s manufacturing base. Taranaki has the second highest food production GDP per capita in New Zealand. I think that is worth celebrating and amplifying.

Future predictions are that food is going to be playing an even bigger part of our economy going forward post COVID-19. WITT is just across the road from the current Racecourse. I know they would really appreciate a site nearby where they can engage in hands-on education for their horticulture and agriculture students.

In Melbourne, Australia the Collingwood Children's Farm is a thriving inner city site that is a great resource for schools to take their kids and every weekend it is abuzz with Farmers Markets and visitors to their farm to fork cafe.

More than 160,000 children live in households without enough food or the variety of foods that are required for good health. That is 1 in 5 children in Aotearoa. At the same time farmers have high suicide rates and agriculture is New Zealands biggest contributor to carbon emissions.

The food system is broken, but we know how to fix it, we just need to showcase the regenerative agriculture methods to this and future generations of farmers. We need to connect the dots between the urban consumers and the rural farmer. We need to show tourists that we have a vibrant food story and practice in Taranaki and New Zealand.

The path to change is lined with delicious and nutritious food. We just need to be bold and set a path that is different from the old beaten track.

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