45 days ago

Pest Free Hibiscus Boating Event - 29th Feb

Jenny from Gulf Harbour

We invite all boat owners on the Hibiscus Coast to come along on Saturday 29th February and find out how you can help to protect wildlife both at home and on pest free islands.

Drop in any time 8.30am-10.30am to the Yacht Club / boat ramp area.

Get a free rat trap to take home and join the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast Project, and enjoy a sausage sizzle for brekkie before heading out on your boat!

The event is brought to you by Hibiscus Coast Forest and Bird, in partnership with Gulf Harbour Marina, Gulf Harbour Yacht Club and Auckland Council.

This event is also to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, and Seaweek 2020.

No charge but koha welcome.

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Work during lockdown

Murray from Stanmore Bay

Does anybody have any ideas or contacts for work during this lockdown period? This could be voluntary or paid - doesn't matter.
My wife and I are mature, have experience with computers, hospitality industry, accounting, etc. We are just bored and feeling helpless stuck at home while others (e.g. health workers) are out there doing it all for us.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

2 days 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 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.

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1 day ago

Growing an edible garden

Evelyn Page Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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