Glen Avon - Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth

1 hour ago

Humanely dealing with pests this winter.

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Have you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and … View moreHave you ever had a pest problem? I used to have a pet rat. They are smart, affectionate, clever little things. I'd never want to cause one unnecessary pain or suffering, which is why we've chosen to manage pests in our home with traps. It's not ideal, but it's better - and safer - than poison. I've done a little research on humane, effective vermin control during the wet months, when they like to come in from the cold. Take a look:

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2 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. … View more
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

3 hours ago

Collective Nouns

NumberWorks'nWords New Plymouth

You've heard of a class of students, a pack of dogs, a herd of cows, and probably a school of fish. These are collective nouns -- a group of people, animals or things.

We would love to hear of others, comment below.

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4 hours ago

Do you know an amazing gardener?

Reporter NZ Gardener & Get Growing

NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the… View more
NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.

Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today!

Click here and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.

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4 hours ago

Pioneer Stereo - FREE

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

XR-P460F model with 25 CD changer, radio and tape players but several parts no going or going properly. Some possibly from lack of use. Otherwise in tidy order and in use until recently when we replaced with more compact model. Ring or text on 027 6400 504 if interested.

Free

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6 hours ago

CropSwap Merrilands re-starts

Russ from Merrilands

Hi everybody Crop Swap Merrilands re-starts on the 1st August after it's enforced break due to Covid-19


What's a Crop Swap I hear you ask?



In Crop Swap, backyard gardeners meet on a regular basis to share locally grown and homemade food, exchange gardening knowledge and build… View more
Hi everybody Crop Swap Merrilands re-starts on the 1st August after it's enforced break due to Covid-19


What's a Crop Swap I hear you ask?



In Crop Swap, backyard gardeners meet on a regular basis to share locally grown and homemade food, exchange gardening knowledge and build relationships. Crop Swaps are beneficial not only for the natural environment, they are a space to connect, enhance the quality of life for the individual and help build well connected communities that are based on generosity and fairness.


We meet on the first Saturday of the month at Merrilands Domain Hall at 4-5pm, come along with any garden produce surplus, fruit, veg, seedlings, etc, or home baking, jams, pickles etc and swap them for items other swappers have brought. A meet begins with finding a space on a table to add your items, have a mooch around to see what everyone else has brought, have a chat to like minded people, gain or impart some greenfingered knowledge to others. at 4:30 we ring the bell and swapping begins, have a walk around, take a bit of what you fancy, being mindfull that some people cannot move as fast as others.


We ask for a gold coin donation to help cover the cost of hiring the hall.



We have an email list which sends out a reminder the week before the event, if you would like to be included on this list please email me at russ.wendy.nz@gmail.com

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8 hours ago

NOW AVAILABLE! RAW HONEYCOMB

Philippa from Westown

After a long wait I now have honeycomb available in limited quantities.
$10 for approx 160 g
Also available:
Multifloral Creamy
Multifloral/bush mix
Both $12 for 500 g and $20 for 1 kg
Raw Unfiltered Taranaki Manuka
UMF 8+/MGO 200 +
We have moved 1 km up the road to 180 Cowling Rd, Westown … View more
After a long wait I now have honeycomb available in limited quantities.
$10 for approx 160 g
Also available:
Multifloral Creamy
Multifloral/bush mix
Both $12 for 500 g and $20 for 1 kg
Raw Unfiltered Taranaki Manuka
UMF 8+/MGO 200 +
We have moved 1 km up the road to 180 Cowling Rd, Westown Agriculture's new office, open Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4.30 pm.
Samples available to try before you buy.
Eftpos available
Enquiries contact Philippa on 0272207515.

Price: $10

2 days ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

1 day ago

Trucking noise

Stephanie Ockhuysen Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Are you a resident around Spotswood/Moturoa/Blagdon/Lynmouth and noticed an increase in trucking noise on the road? We're hoping to chat to people for a story about what they've noticed.

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1 day ago

Be quick and grab your Holiday Deal!

The Team from Red Cross Shop New Plymouth

Hi Neighbours,
Get in quick! This week is your last week to grab yourself a bargain at your Red Cross Shop. Our school holiday deals are coming to end, so make sure you visit your Red Cross Shop and treat yourself to some pre-loved goods.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

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1 day ago

What's On: Old Time Hymns

Kay from Frankton

Come and join the team for a 'Salvation Army Sing-a-long'....Old Time Hymns, first Sunday of every month.....phone Jean 07 589338 for more details.....
Old Time Hymns
  • Knox Church Community Centre
1 day ago

Net Curtain Track Rail

Kim from Whalers Gate

Just taken down for Blind install.
226 cm
As new

Price: $5

1 day ago

Old Time Hymns

Jean Bennetts from New Plymouth Corps - The Salvation Army

Sunday 2nd August at 2pm in Knox Church Community Centre, 17 Grey Street, Waitara. All welcome.

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