Palmerston North Central, Palmerston North

7 hours 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 … View more
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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5 days ago

Priority Assistance Service provided by countdown

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

countdown is providing the opportunity for those in most need of the delivery service, it is aimed at those who can't or shouldn't go out.

If you are over 70 ,
have a chronic illness that could be exploited by the virus,
are in self-isolation after returning from travel or coming into … View more
countdown is providing the opportunity for those in most need of the delivery service, it is aimed at those who can't or shouldn't go out.

If you are over 70 ,
have a chronic illness that could be exploited by the virus,
are in self-isolation after returning from travel or coming into contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19,
have disabilities that make it difficult to shop in stores.

apply only if you have no other way of getting your groceries. Excluding if you are signed up for volunteer services as it is better you have both options available to you.

find more details and the registration for this service at,
shop.countdown.co.nz...

11 hours ago

Dogs on leads

Janine Rankin Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Hi neighbours,
Did you catch up with this latest advice from the Palmerston North City Council's emergency operations centre?
"We’re encouraging people to keep their dogs on-leash whenever they are out in public with them – even on parks where dogs are normally allowed off-leash. This… View more
Hi neighbours,
Did you catch up with this latest advice from the Palmerston North City Council's emergency operations centre?
"We’re encouraging people to keep their dogs on-leash whenever they are out in public with them – even on parks where dogs are normally allowed off-leash. This is to ensure the dog doesn’t come into contact with anyone but its owner. Please don’t let other people pat or approach your dog when out walking.”
Fair enough?

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3 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open … View more
With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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1 day ago

Dog Poo on the foot paths

Jamnad from Kelvin Grove

It seems there is an increasing amount of dog poo on the foot paths recently with more people out walking can everyone with a dog please pick up after it. Not much fun out walking trying to keep kids entertained and walking in and dodging dog poo...

7 days ago

Teddy bears

Amanda from Feilding

Guys... Shall we be part of putting a teddy 🐻 in the window for a bit of fun for kids to find!

6 days ago

MANAWATU COUNCIL CONTINUE BULLYING INTO LOCKDOWN

Caroline from Feilding

Dear Neighbors. As we start our new normal for the next few weeks I wish you all the best.

For those that are following my story I would like to publicly share the latest bullying move from the Manawatu Council.

A supporter of mine, who wrote to try an offer an olive branch to MDC received a… View more
Dear Neighbors. As we start our new normal for the next few weeks I wish you all the best.

For those that are following my story I would like to publicly share the latest bullying move from the Manawatu Council.

A supporter of mine, who wrote to try an offer an olive branch to MDC received a response from Michael Ford that they see the issue differently.

Which issue is this?
That a recycling center - a commercial activity was placed on my fence with no resource consents.
That it affected my mental health so badly they had to move the glass (wrote that they would move the lot).
That Building inspector Tony Kellerman jumped over my locked gate went all around my property opening doors and inside a building where I have my personal belongings. This was unlawful according to Building Act S226. When inspecting a home unit, this includes land and group of buildings, the inspector must show his identification and have permission from the home owner or a court order. He had neither.
I was then issued a Notice to Fix (unattainable conditions so basically an eviction notice)

19th of March I wrote to Mayor Helen Worboys and Michael Ford requesting their view of the issue. I received no response from either person.

I did though receive a letter dated 19th of March (the same day) regarding my swimming pool. This is FOUR MONTHS after Tony Kellerman inspected my property, even mentioning the pool. As my pool is over 1.2m high it does not need a fence, the pool ladder was up and there was nothing around the edge to get up on. We are going into winter - swimming time is over!

To receive this letter now, at this time of uncertainty, shows the level of bullying and abuse of power of MDC. While they are not held accountable for their actions, they have plenty of ratepayer $$ to spend on $500 an hour lawyers to try and make me homeless. All I can do is publicly share the ongoing bullying of MDC.

Thank you dear Neighbors for your ongoing support.
Caroline

10 hours ago
1 day ago

The Manawatu District Council is not directly supporting Palmerston North Residents with groceries.

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

Sorry for the long and blunt title but I have learned that the MDC website www.mdc.govt.nz... this number 06 323 0000 are not for residents of Palmerston North.

After contacting the Manawatu District Council, I was informed that this site and number are for rural places in the Manawatu which do … View more
Sorry for the long and blunt title but I have learned that the MDC website www.mdc.govt.nz... this number 06 323 0000 are not for residents of Palmerston North.

After contacting the Manawatu District Council, I was informed that this site and number are for rural places in the Manawatu which do not have a direct council. It is aimed at providing help with groceries or medication but it isn't for Palmerston North residents.

I am currently in communication with the Palmerston North City Council and have been informed that a similar site supporting for Palmerstonians is in progress but cannot accurately say when it will be up but it is hinted "Very Soon". I will keep you posted as soon as I hear anything.

Further to that I have enquired about what has been done with the information already submitted to MDC from Palmerstonians and have been told it was passed on back to the PNCC.

I have also asked PNCC if the info already submitted to MDC was able to be collated together in some way with the PNCC's upcoming support registration system, in any way people won't need to resubmit their applications and I am waiting to hear back on that.

So to recap, For those of us in Palmy,
1. Please do not apply to the MDC Support page
www.mdc.govt.nz... or contact 06 323 0000 this particular service is not for Palmerstonians.

2. Our Council is working on a similar system, it will be up very soon. I'll post here the moment I know.

3. If you have already applied to MDC, they sent your info back to PNCC in the hopes it can be integrated with PNCC support systems. I'm waiitng to hear back if that information can be used or if you need to reapply entirely when the PNCC COVID-19 Support site is up. I'll publish the info here as soon as I hear.

12 hours ago

essential service - drinking Water

John from FAMCO Water cartage

During lock down you can still order drinking water deliveries. Water is an essential need like food and FAMCO WATER is an essential service provider. Just call 0800 456463.

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1 day ago

Our General Practice teams are still available to help you stay well

THINK Hauora

Our General Practice teams across MidCentral are still available to help you stay well. Check out how we are changing our services to stay connected with you and your whānau.

Phone and video consultations:
Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and other health professionals will be using telephone and … View more
Our General Practice teams across MidCentral are still available to help you stay well. Check out how we are changing our services to stay connected with you and your whānau.

Phone and video consultations:
Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and other health professionals will be using telephone and video consultations. Your GP or nurse practitioner will advise you whether you need to visit them in person.

Connecting through your patient portal:
Many General Practices offer a patient portal. These are safe, secure ways to communicate with your General Practice. You may be able to; email your GP, nurse practitioner or long-term conditions nurse, check your what medicines you are on, check recent laboratory results or request simple repeat prescriptions.

For more information on how to stay connected with General Practices across the MidCentral districts go to: https://www.thinkhauora.nz/stay_connected
Stay connected

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1 day ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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1 day ago

Spark landlines

Val from Milson

Anyone having cutout issues with Spark land line phones?

1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Palmerston North

April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am… View more
April is NumberWorks’nWords Challenge month.

From Monday to Friday, you can find your challenge here:
business.facebook.com...

Junior Challenge

9am

Intermediate Challenge

2pm

Senior Challenge

7pm

Answers will be posted the following day.

See you on the 1st of April.

1 day ago
3 days ago

Helpful Documents?

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

I'm not sure why but I began creating some documents to help people with things that a lot of others would see as basic or simple and not needing direction.

So, I figure I'd test the waters.

I'm making a small document with large print and images stepping through how to order, … View more
I'm not sure why but I began creating some documents to help people with things that a lot of others would see as basic or simple and not needing direction.

So, I figure I'd test the waters.

I'm making a small document with large print and images stepping through how to order, (specifically for this one) from Countdown for Delivery.

Do you all think this will be useful or not?

Also I am taking suggestions on what other things you'd like to see a step by step guide for or think others may benefit from.

Thanks,
Mike

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