57 days ago

Conserve water now to avoid hose and sprinkler bans later

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends.

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than usual. While we’re not running out of water, our current water use means sometimes water is emptying from our reservoirs faster than our pumps can refill them.

In recent years, voluntary water use reductions have helped ensure that reservoir storage for the Whakatāne and Ōhope water supply schemes is maintained at a safe level, allowing formal restrictions on hose and sprinkler use to be avoided.

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21 hours ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how are you finding life in lockdown? If you're looking for new ways to mix things up at home and in the garden, we can help!

Join us for a virtual lunch from 12.30 today (8 April), when NZ House & Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll will be live on Homed to answer your questions, share their expertise and chat about your latest projects.

From repurposing items you already have to create a stylish new interior, to getting a steer on what you can sow and grow in the garden right now, here's your chance to get help and advice from those in the know.

And if you've already finished some home and garden projects during lockdown, don't be shy... show us what you've done. We'd love to see them! Click here and get in early to submit your questions and join in the fun. You can also email photos of your projects to: homed@stuff.co.nz.

5 hours ago

Let's chat about your garden today

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello neighbours, our editor Jo McCarroll is hosting another Live Lunch today (with colleague Naomi who edits NZ House & Garden), so jump online between 12.30 and 1pm to join them. You can ask questions in advance, so start firing through your gardening questions and pictures of your garden or the projects you've been tackling over lockdown anytime you like!

4 hours ago

Easter - Kerbside Collection

The Team from Whakatāne District Council


🗑 Refuse Collection for Easter |~| Te kohikohinga para hei ngā rā Aranga

🤔 There is a slight change to kerbside refuse collections for Easter. |~| Kua paku rerekē ngā kohikohinga para hei ngā rā Aranga

📅 Those who might typically put their bins out this Friday, will need to do so this Saturday instead. |~| Mehemea ka waiho tō ipupara i te ara i ngā Rāmere, me panoni kē ki tēnei Rāhoroi

For other info on kerbside collection and recycling, see the link below. |~| Mō ngā pārongo kohikohinga para me te hangarua, hono atu ki