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47 days ago

Who said Guide Dogs can't bowl?

Cliff from Paraparaumu Beach

The Kapakapanui Lions & Raumati Bowling Clubs combined to host another successful triples bowls tournament in support of Blind & Low Vision Kapiti (formerly Blind Foundation). 48 bowlers from beginners to experienced and including blind and low vision players enjoyed a beautiful day in the sun. Morning tea, a BBQ lunch and afternoon tea kept everyone refreshed while the raffle prizes and first, second and third prizes for the players kept everyone entertained. The three guide dogs in attendance bowled everyone over with their charm.
Ron Wezenbeek from Lions & John McBeth, Bowling Club President presented the cheque to Kaye Kay-Smith from Blind Low Vision who said the $2,000 raised would be used to purchase new sets of brightly coloured indoor bowls. She also said that they have indoor bowls games at 1pm on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6 Tongariro St and new participants are welcome.
Thanks must go to the sponsors Pzazz Building, Specsavers, New World, Fix It Fitzy, Liam Martin of Tall Poppy, 0800 Mr Chipper, Nepal New Zealand Connection, Freedom Companion Driving, Howard & Co & Warehouse Stationery.

Roger Matthews, Lions Club President said there would be another tournament next year as it will be an annual event.

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2 hours ago

E -lustrous Skin Care Products

Russell from Paraparaumu

I have made some White Healing Balm which can be used to relieve muscle and back pain 15 ml Glass Containers.
Plant based ingredients no artificial additive only preservative is Vitamin E.
Natural alternative to Tiger Balm

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4 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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9 days ago

MSN news “Please help us”: Home care workers still without protective gear "

Russell from Paraparaumu

Is this really true maybe but I hope that the government is taking some action to help our essential front line workers by providing the necessary PPE's that are available to all workers who work within the aged care community.
We should be concerned about this talk to your local PM, District Health Board and get these supplies out to the front line workers so that they don't become a statistic and become infected with the Corona 19 virus