Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth

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3 days ago

Flour Available!

Diane from Merrilands

Hi Neighbours,
Flour available at Merrilands New World just now for anyone still looking for some :)

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4 days ago

Fejoas

Carol from Glen Avon - Waiwhakaiho

To all you amazing people with overload of fejoas this is the best ever easy fejoa cake recipe and fabulous dusted with icing sugar and served with a huge blob of cream or yoghurt. Happy baking and stay safe🤗💞🌹

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4 days ago

Rubbish Collection - Council Action

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Good to see the Council has finally started advertising in Newspaper about new rubbish rules. If know somebody who does not get the newspaper please pass message on. Walking yesterday lots of people still ignorant so hopefully this will improve. We do not want rotting food being sprayed about our … View moreGood to see the Council has finally started advertising in Newspaper about new rubbish rules. If know somebody who does not get the newspaper please pass message on. Walking yesterday lots of people still ignorant so hopefully this will improve. We do not want rotting food being sprayed about our neighbourhoods when not collected.

4 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops … View more
This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
Find out more

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5 days ago

make a face mask in 20 seconds

Jo from New Plymouth

Incase the video won't load : Fold a paper kitchen towel, concertinered like a fan. While still flat, fold each end through a rubber band and staple, so the rubber bands hang off the ends and can be hooked around your ears. A closer fan fold will make for a closer fit.

5 days ago

The Good Neighbour

Jane Matthews Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Do you know anyone that's doing good like the Grays and Ridlands? We’re hoping to run a daily series of people offering a helping hand in the Taranaki community during the coronavirus lockdown.

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5 days ago

***Our centres are CLOSED in New Zealand***

NumberWorks'nWords New Plymouth

We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children … View more
We are temporarily suspending tuition for the remainder of Term 1.

We will not be away for long. During this time we will closely monitor all information and advice provided to us. At this stage, we will reopen on Tuesday 28th April for Term 2. We will be back in action providing your children with the tuition they need to ensure their continued success.

NumberWorks’nWords would like to thank all our loyal families and hard-working staff for your support. Thank you for your understanding and adapting with us during this time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

Keep an eye out for our April activities for you and your family.

Much love and kindness ❤️

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5 days ago

Selected Beaurepaires Stores Open During Lockdown

Anna Smith from Beaurepaires New Plymouth

Unfortunately, your local Beaurepaires store is closed during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown.

To see which stores are open or to find out more information, please click the READ MORE button below.

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5 days ago

Suffering from cruise withdrawals?

Carole Garnham from Go4iT Travel - Carole Garnham

Anyone experiencing cruise withdrawals can add a touch of cruise life to their own home! Make your own towel animal. I have added in one link to get you started. Plenty of other links out there if you search you tube. Also great distraction for those with children who need something else to keep … View moreAnyone experiencing cruise withdrawals can add a touch of cruise life to their own home! Make your own towel animal. I have added in one link to get you started. Plenty of other links out there if you search you tube. Also great distraction for those with children who need something else to keep them amused and off their screens.

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5 days ago

Vapour blasted this gearbox

Didrik Stena from Vapor Blasting Taranaki

Well, I ended up getting one more job before close-down...
This is a gearbox for a Toyota Hilux 4x4 LN 106 Year 1991.
It is very important the seals and all other openings be taped off to avoid abrasives entering the seal and internal parts.
Due to that I had only this job today; I gave the … View more
Well, I ended up getting one more job before close-down...
This is a gearbox for a Toyota Hilux 4x4 LN 106 Year 1991.
It is very important the seals and all other openings be taped off to avoid abrasives entering the seal and internal parts.
Due to that I had only this job today; I gave the customer a "Corona-virus discount"
Frank and I are going home for the next foreseeable future.

5 days ago

Colour pop tallboy

The Team from Resene ColorShop New Plymouth

Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can … View more
Renovate a bland old piece of furniture by giving it a spectacular colour block makeover!

Most homes have an old tallboy or set of drawers that need a little rejuvenation. Rather than put it in the too-hard basket, give your furniture a new lease on life with a fresh Resene paint finish that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to makeover your furniture.

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5 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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5 days ago

This Taranaki business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Down to Earth. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Down to Earth. Thanks for bringing joy to your community … View more
A huge congratulations to Down to Earth. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now they need your vote to give them a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Down to Earth. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Shonagh Hopkirk from New Plymouth "As well as a range of healthy tasty foodstuffs and quality herbal supplements, they also provide a range of products to help with sustainable living. They have recently introduced a "bring-you-own-container" refill facility for dishwasher, shampoo and other cleaners. However the best thing about this store is the excellent service. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly word, offers of help, etc. It is always a pleasure to shop here"
Vote for Down to Earth

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5 days ago

Law change for council meetings

Christina Persico Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

By law, council meetings need a quorum physically present, but that will change during the pandemic lockdown.

6 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Jean Sandel Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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