Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North

8 days ago

This Manawatu Wanganui business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Margaret and Vijay from Maxwells Line Four Square. These local legends are finalists 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, Margaret and Vijay. … View more
A huge congratulations to Margaret and Vijay from Maxwells Line Four Square. These local legends are finalists 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, Margaret and Vijay. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Jenny Barnes from Palmerston North: "Margaret and Veejay go out of their way to make sure customers get the freshest fruit and veggies in town and if they don't have what you want will ring around to source it for you. Despite being robbed and stabbed in daylight, they were open for business as usual the next day. They are held in high esteem locally.”
Vote for Margaret and Vijay

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8 days ago
8 days ago

Palmerston North Essential Services Map

Cat from Roslyn - Terrace End

Evening all,

After some great feedback today on Facebook re: the suggestion of a Palmerston North Essential Service Map, we're doing it.

www.google.co.nz....

A few important pieces of information to read:
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Evening all,

After some great feedback today on Facebook re: the suggestion of a Palmerston North Essential Service Map, we're doing it.

www.google.co.nz....

A few important pieces of information to read:

In the first instance... STAY HOME!

The map was created to assist users wanting to locate their closest available essential services, when and if absolutely necessary.

This is a GUIDE NOT GOSPEL - a collaborative effort amongst Palmerston North community members.

Please only utilise this map if you absolutely need to - this is NOT for boredom shopping expeditions, meetups or employment opportunities. Note that some premises may change hours and protocol at short notice. Please only contribute to this map if you have visited or work at one of these essential services. Do not go out of your way to do so.

Orange pin - may be open/accessible, info unverified
Green pin - open/accessible, info verified by two or more community members

Contributions, feedback and suggestions can at this stage be sent through comments and PMs to the associated Facebook page: (www.facebook.com...).

For the most up to date official information visit covid19.govt.nz...

PLEASE follow Govt guidelines if you must leave your home.
Stay safe out there xx

9 days ago

Staying sane during the Coronavirus lockdown

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Mōrena kiritata,

Day one of level four and many of us are at home doing what we can to fight the virus by staying indoors.

How are you planning to stay active and healthy over the next four weeks?

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8 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Julia Wallace 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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8 days ago

Staying alone together during the lockdown

Matthew Dallas Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Hey Neighbours,
Steps are being taken to keep kindness and connection linked tightly in the rural community of Rongotea through its 'Rongocare' networking. How are you communicating with your neighbourhood or suburb?

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9 days ago

FAMCO WATER ESSENTIAL SERVICE

John from FAMCO Water cartage

Level 4 measures call upon us all to stay home and so help each other to stop this virus.
You need water to drink and for hygiene - FAMCO WATER continues to deliver it. call 0800 456463

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9 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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9 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

9 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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9 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

9 days ago

Books to read while in lockdown

Warrick from Awapuni

Good day everyone. For the readers amongst us and those who are interested in trying it while stuck at home. Your local library has lots of ebooks and audio books and digital magazines, newspapers and related content.
citylibrary.pncc.govt.nz...
Most require a library card and pin. If you've … View more
Good day everyone. For the readers amongst us and those who are interested in trying it while stuck at home. Your local library has lots of ebooks and audio books and digital magazines, newspapers and related content.
citylibrary.pncc.govt.nz...
Most require a library card and pin. If you've lost yours or it needs updating - direct message them on Facebook www.facebook.com... and they will hook you up. If you're in the wider Manawatu District Council area - reach out to Manawatu District Libraries via website or Facebook for the same help. Be patient and I'm sure someone will get back to you. Manawatu Libraries you can sign up for a digital only card, I don;t know if PN Library offers this sorry.

Another alternative is www.gutenberg.org...
This site has a lifetime of free ebooks all for the taking. These are much older books so out of copyright. No Lee Child there I'm sorry. But Dracula, Little Women, Sherlock Holmes, Huckleberry Finn and others are available.

Or check out sites like www.smashwords.com...
This is a site where authors can publish their own books. Many are for sale obviously but there are many free titles. Authors often give away the first book in a series free for example.

Most of this content can be viewed on a tablet, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or laptop/chromebook.

Stay home and stay safe everyone.

10 days ago

During lockdown

Amanda from Feilding

The Warehouse will not be opened.. GOOD

10 days ago

Davis Trading.

Laura from Feilding

Hi all,
Davis Trading has just closed as a staff member has had an accident and an ambulance has been called in. They may not reopen today.

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10 days ago

FREE PAPERBACKS

Dianne from West End

I have placed 3 boxes of FREE paperbacks on my front verge, College Street opposite South Street. Please help yourself and pass on once you have read. We have plenty of free time coming up so reading is great

Free

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