More messages from your neighbours
5 hours ago

HOW TO DO EXTREMELY WELL DURING LOCKDOWN WITH NO EFFORT

Linda from Henderson

I am aware of a person ripping off Winz by giving a false address, which of course would be backed up by a mate should Winz enquire.
Receiving two food parcels a week, sharing a lovely place, and of course plenty of spare money for 'extras'.
While some people are doing it very hard with losing their jobs, this person obviously has no conscience whatsoever. Very, very proud of his ability over many years to use/abuse the system to its fullest extent.
Do not ask me to support food parcels while this is going on. Time for Winz to tighten up.

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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12 hours ago

Who can and CANNOT SHOP

Norma from Helensville

I would love to have absolute clarity as to who must NOT go to the shops.It is my understanding that if your over 70 you are NOT allowed to go to the supermarket.Some of my friends think that's incorrect.Also shopping with your partner seems to be confusing .My son and his partner went shopping together (he was shopping for me and his partner shopping for her parents)They were not allowed in the shop together so my Son waited in the car before shopping for me.It would seem that some supermarkets aren't complying and I applaud new world for enforcing that rule.Countdown on the other hand have told me I'll be welcome to shop even though I'm in my 80s with already serious underlying health issues.Does anyone know for sure what is 100% correct?
Phew hope someone can help me do the right thing .I've no wish to be arrested lol