51 days ago

Tiny homes manufacturer rallying the troops for a hikoi to the steps of Parliament

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A convoy of mobile homes is set to hit the streets of Wellington to call for urgent government legislation for tiny homes.

North Canterbury-based fabricator Colin Wightman has supported several tiny home owners who have had to go before the courts, and is now heading a hikoi to the steps of Parliament.

He said it was necessary to take such extreme action because people's health and wellbeing was being affected by over-zealous councils, with no solutions coming from the Government or the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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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.

1 hour ago

New World Rangiora

Stephanie from Fernside

Today I went to new world supermarket in Rangiora and I would like to commend Robin Brown and his staff for their professionalism while this lockdown is in place. At all times the rules were adhered to and the staff at all times pleasant and courteous. It was nice to see Naomi on the welcoming committee at the door. Thank you. It is a safe place to shop. Stephanie Harrison Fernside.

8 hours ago

COVID19 Updates and Information

The Team from Waimakariri District Council

Waimakariri District Council staff are prepared to conduct as much business as possible online over the coming weeks under alert level 4. We are posting regular updates on our website and social media channels regarding how we are maintaining service levels within these new restrictions.
Please keep an eye on our COVID19 page for all related updates.