Linton, Palmerston North

4 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.

D
4 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

5 days ago

Folding @ Home against COVID-19

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

For those of us with a PC and always on connection to the internet.
We can actually help with finding a cure and battling the Virus.

I recommend anyone who has an Always On internet connection and doesn't have to pay for data caps. Please download and install this program.

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For those of us with a PC and always on connection to the internet.
We can actually help with finding a cure and battling the Virus.

I recommend anyone who has an Always On internet connection and doesn't have to pay for data caps. Please download and install this program.

foldingathome.org...

The way it works is that Folding uses some of your PC's computing power and helps to simulate the folding or unfolding of proteins in order to map how they will react. This allows for labs to try and find ways to battle a wide range of diseases like COVID-19.

If you have a working PC, the net and no data cap then please pitch in by getting the program and let your PC help fight for the cures for a range of ailments.

5 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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5 days ago

New Group Started

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

Hello again,
I bet you're all getting tired of seeing my posts but I just want to let everyone know that I have started an I.T Group page.

Since all our shops have closed down and people still need help in the community with I.T. related issues. I figured it a good idea to have a place where … View more
Hello again,
I bet you're all getting tired of seeing my posts but I just want to let everyone know that I have started an I.T Group page.

Since all our shops have closed down and people still need help in the community with I.T. related issues. I figured it a good idea to have a place where we can collaborate together and anyone can ask an I.T related question.

www.neighbourly.co.nz...

Take Care,
MP

5 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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17 days ago

Dentist

Val from Milson

Has anyone had experiences with the new Dentist in Highbury?
Prices seem to be excessive.

11 days ago

Poll: Self-isolation after returning from overseas, will they do it?

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Atamārie kiritata,

Palmerston North City Councillor Billy Meehan is practicing self-isolation after returning from a trip to Jordan and Italy over the weekend.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has encouraged a stay of 14-days in self-isolation to ensure people who may have contracted COVID-19 … View more
Atamārie kiritata,

Palmerston North City Councillor Billy Meehan is practicing self-isolation after returning from a trip to Jordan and Italy over the weekend.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has encouraged a stay of 14-days in self-isolation to ensure people who may have contracted COVID-19 don't pass the virus on to anyone else.

Do you think people will follow Meehan's lead and self-isolate?

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Self-isolation after returning from overseas, will they do it?
  • 10.6% Yes, everyone is aware of how serious Coronavirus is.
    10.6% Complete
  • 6.7% Only New Zealanders will self-isolate.
    6.7% Complete
  • 82.7% Some will, some won't, it's impossible to police.
    82.7% Complete
341 votes
11 days ago

Coronavirus harms business

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi kiritata,

The Government has banned events of more than 500 people to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a measure that will hit an already bruised economy after sweeping travel restrictions last week.

Dan Boyd, co-owner of herbs and spices supplier Raptor … View more
Tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi kiritata,

The Government has banned events of more than 500 people to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a measure that will hit an already bruised economy after sweeping travel restrictions last week.

Dan Boyd, co-owner of herbs and spices supplier Raptor Naturals, said the business has been rocked by the cancellation of the Central District Field Days and other significant shows.

It relies on sales from big events for 30 per cent of its revenue.

More than 600 stands will also lose out on the benefits of the event.

What businesses in your area are feeling the pinch? Do you think they will survive the outbreak?

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6 days ago

Help for the elderly

Fiona from Linton

If there is any one out there that has no family or anyone to help you out,I'm a merchandiser in Palmerston North, if you need me to get groceries for you I'm happy to help.i travel to foxton beach daily.
Il provide my I.D for piece of mind to show you i am genuine.
So if you need … View more
If there is any one out there that has no family or anyone to help you out,I'm a merchandiser in Palmerston North, if you need me to get groceries for you I'm happy to help.i travel to foxton beach daily.
Il provide my I.D for piece of mind to show you i am genuine.
So if you need anything from pak n save Palmerston North or pioneer new world please let me know.
Keep safe everyone ❤️

R
6 days ago

The Look Out! Performing Arts & Entertainment Guide

Richard from Awapuni

A Level-4 Covid-19 alert pre-empts everything.
Just a short week ago reasonably-sized gatherings were still OK. Now nobody can/should go anywhere.
With everyone being asked to stay home and physically isolate themselves, the Look Out! Performing Arts, Events and Entertainment Guide is joining you … View more
A Level-4 Covid-19 alert pre-empts everything.
Just a short week ago reasonably-sized gatherings were still OK. Now nobody can/should go anywhere.
With everyone being asked to stay home and physically isolate themselves, the Look Out! Performing Arts, Events and Entertainment Guide is joining you in lock-down.

Thank you for your feedback, appreciation and support. When entertainment and events are back up and running, we will let you know. Be healthy, be safe. Kia Kaha. Richard.

6 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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24 days ago

Coronavirus visits Palmerston North

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Mōrena kiritata,

A 30-year-old woman is the second person in New Zealand to have a confirmed case of Convid-19.

She flew from Italy through Singapore to Auckland, jumped on another plane to Palmerston North on Monday and returned to Auckland on the same day.

She spent 5 hours in Palmerston … View more
Mōrena kiritata,

A 30-year-old woman is the second person in New Zealand to have a confirmed case of Convid-19.

She flew from Italy through Singapore to Auckland, jumped on another plane to Palmerston North on Monday and returned to Auckland on the same day.

She spent 5 hours in Palmerston North carrying the virus.

Some people have said she should have quarantined herself before travelling to the Palmerston North. Would you have done that?

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8 days ago

Swan plants

Jacqui from Hokowhitu

Wondering if anyone still has swan plants with leaves. We have 3 caterpillars running out of food on our plants. Thank you

6 days ago

Covid-19 petition

Rosemary from Hokowhitu

This petition urges the New Zealand government to follow the example of Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan which resulted in successful containment. Please sign. www.change.org...

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