Hope, Richmond

18 hours ago

Fire ban imposed

Warren Gamble Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Outdoor fires are banned in the dry Nelson-Tasman region to help limit the demands on firefighters during the coronavirus pandemic.

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5 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

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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7 hours ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
Find out more

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14 hours ago

Gate security

Rod from Blenheim

Hi neighbours,
I take my dog for a run, I ride my bike, on the Taylor River track starting from near the new development off Taylor Pass Road. There is a spring loaded gate at the start of the narrow track leading to the river but some people are using a rock to hold the gate open, can’t imagine … View more
Hi neighbours,
I take my dog for a run, I ride my bike, on the Taylor River track starting from near the new development off Taylor Pass Road. There is a spring loaded gate at the start of the narrow track leading to the river but some people are using a rock to hold the gate open, can’t imagine why. However, once through the gate, which I close, I let my dog off the lead for his run but several times recently on our return the gate was wedged open which is dangerous for unleashed dogs as they could run straight through and on to the road. At the moment traffic is obviously very light but the point is the same.
So, whoever is wedging the gate, please don’t.
Thank you, Rod Lofthouse.

3 days ago

Connings food market

Reinhard from Mapua

Hi guys,

I have just signed a petition to get Connings reopened. Connings, a local produce food market was closed by the government. So, instead of driving 12 kilometres to Connings we now have to drive 18 kilometres to the supermarkets in Motueka. There we can buy veges at high prices which were … View more
Hi guys,

I have just signed a petition to get Connings reopened. Connings, a local produce food market was closed by the government. So, instead of driving 12 kilometres to Connings we now have to drive 18 kilometres to the supermarkets in Motueka. There we can buy veges at high prices which were transported from who knows to Motueka, handled by dozens of people.
In the 15 years I am in NZ this is only the second petition I signed because I support this.
Go ahead and sign it here: chng.it...

Support a local business with local products.

19 hours ago

Housing market into unknown

Warren Gamble Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The real estate market has hit a wall of uncertainty as the industry enters "a completely different world" in the coronavirus pandemic.

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19 hours ago

Growing an edible garden

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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20 hours ago

Art competition

News Director Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Howdy neighbours. Nelson and Tasman children are invited to get creative with an art competition that will give thanks to our essential workers. Children from year one to eight are invited to take part. The artwork will be sent to service providers and each Saturday, eight prize-winning pieces will… View moreHowdy neighbours. Nelson and Tasman children are invited to get creative with an art competition that will give thanks to our essential workers. Children from year one to eight are invited to take part. The artwork will be sent to service providers and each Saturday, eight prize-winning pieces will be displayed in the Nelson Mail. Details on how to enter are in the link.

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1 day ago

Missing cat.

Ruth from Blenheim

I have recently moved to Ruthken Cres, a lovely small crescent just off Coleman’s Road. Sadly, my Birman cat ‘Coco’ got out last night. I have tried to find him this morning but I can’t find him anywhere. He may be trying to make his way back to Taylor Pass Rd. If you see him can you please… View moreI have recently moved to Ruthken Cres, a lovely small crescent just off Coleman’s Road. Sadly, my Birman cat ‘Coco’ got out last night. I have tried to find him this morning but I can’t find him anywhere. He may be trying to make his way back to Taylor Pass Rd. If you see him can you please let me know ASAP. Many thanks.

1 day ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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1 day ago

Use less energy, save more money

energyclubnz

There is a natural increase in energy usage in our homes during lockdown and as we approach shorter days and the colder months.

energyclubnz is always looking for ways to help you save on your energy bill. See our top 10 tips on how to use less energy and save more money.

We want to help … View more
There is a natural increase in energy usage in our homes during lockdown and as we approach shorter days and the colder months.

energyclubnz is always looking for ways to help you save on your energy bill. See our top 10 tips on how to use less energy and save more money.

We want to help you save money on your energy bill!
Use less energy

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2 days ago

Police called out to rowdy backpackers at Nelson hostel

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Police were called out to an incident at Weka St at about 8pm on Saturday, after neighbours complained of loud partying and revelry at the Paradiso Hostel.

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1 day ago

Maybe...NOW'S THE TIME to get that website!

Jean from I'm Online!

Been thinking for ages about a website for your small business? Now's SUCH a good time due to self-isolation! We can talk on the phone or Messenger, share your website developments without leaving your home.. and I guarantee a painfree process. I understand small business because I've run… View moreBeen thinking for ages about a website for your small business? Now's SUCH a good time due to self-isolation! We can talk on the phone or Messenger, share your website developments without leaving your home.. and I guarantee a painfree process. I understand small business because I've run my own for 20+ years... as well as being a web expert.
So YES,
I'll make sure you feel comfortable
every step of the way!

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1 day ago

Councils to meet virtually

Sally Kidson Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson and Tasman councils will meet virtually during lockdown. Meetings will also be available for the public to view.

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1 day ago

Praise them like we should

Sally Kidson Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Open your windows and join a virtual sing along on Friday morning to Fat Boy Slim's anthem 'Praise You' to thank essential workers.

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