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1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the … View more
Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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3 days ago

Are you savouring the birdsong during lockdown?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Some Nelsonians say they are noticing local birdlife more since the coronavirus lockdown. Are you enjoying watching or listening to the birds in your backyard? Is it one of the upsides of the lockdown?

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3 days ago

Counting down the days

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Anahera and Velma Vermaat​ are counting down the days until the end of the four-week lockdown period, there are 16 to go.

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1 day ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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3 days ago

KIWI SEED IS OPEN FOR ANIMAL SUPPLIES

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

We are registered as an essential business providing animal supplies including dog food, chook food, horse food, bird food, small animals etc.
Open 8am-6 pm Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday.
527 Old Renwick Rd, Blenheim
Phone 578 0468.
Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

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1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Richmond

Here are our 2nd week of challenges. Might help fill in a bit of time and a great thing to do as a family.

1 day ago

We are working remotely during the lockdown

Michelle Hunt from Cancer Society of New Zealand Nelson

If you need any support or have any questions please phone us on (03) 539 1137 or email info@cancernelson.org.nz

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1 day ago

Lockdown shelter for homeless

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

With just one day's notice, some of Nelson's homeless were out on the streets without even a tent. Local Civil Defence and various community organisers have provided them safe shelter during the lockdown.

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2 days ago

Like to quit smoking now?

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

If you’d like help to quit, our free Stop Smoking Service can support you by telephone, from the safety of your own home. Quit coaches are here for you throughout the lockdown. Just call 0800 NO SMOKE or email smokefree@nmdhb.govt.nz.

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2 days ago

Looking for inspiration?

Signature Homes

The team at Signature Homes Nelson & Tasman wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some inspiration, Signature Style is a … View more
The team at Signature Homes Nelson & Tasman wants to keep you entertained while at home with a free digital copy of our latest home design magazine, full of real stories from Kiwi homeowners.

If you’re thinking of building new, or just looking for some inspiration, Signature Style is a must-read! We have a wide range of House & Land Packages and home designs to suit your taste, budget, section and lifestyle.

We look forward to reconnecting with the community very soon, in the meantime please click to get your free digital copy of our magazine.

Simon & Jodie Bixley
Signature Homes Nelson & Tasman.
Find out more

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3 days ago

Nelson considers rates freeze

Warren Gamble Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nelson City Council is considering a zero per cent rates rise, two days after Tasman District Council announced it was eyeing a similar freeze.

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3 days ago

Rain not enough to curb water restrictions

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

The rain that fell on Tuesday was not enough for a loosening of water restrictions across a swath of Tasman District with some permit holders in line for tougher limits from Monday.

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3 days ago

Richmond air quality improves during coronavirus lockdown

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

If you think the air over Richmond seems clearer since the nation went into lockdown, you're right. Monitoring data shows a 60 per cent drop in coarser pollution particles since the lockdown, believed to be linked to a decrease in traffic.

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3 days ago

Police urge Nelsonians to stay home in their bubble over Easter

Tim Newman Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Police say travel over Easter should be for essential purposes only - and that people shouldn't be driving out to the bach or to visit family out of town.

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