Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council is looking to reduce the number of ratepayer funded carparks enjoyed by senior managers. It's down from 77 to 49. Is the council right to consider offering ATHOP cards instead? Read the story below:
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.
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.
Did you know that milk from sheep has more nutritional value than cow milk and goat milk? Sheep milk has been a staple in diets for centuries. In the past, sheep milk was consumed mostly by the wealthy, elite casts in Europe, and was commonly known as “God’s Breakfast”.
Gentle to digest and endowed with a great taste profile, sheep milk has double the protein and much more of the right kinds of fats, vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, while being lower in sodium.
If you are a health-conscious consumer looking for a natural dietary supplement, we highly recommend NuiBay sheep milk powder. Produced right here in New Zealand, it contains selenium which is essential nutrition for immunity. Sheep milk also contains all 10 essential amino acids – most of which the body cannot produce itself – making it a complete protein source.
● Ethical farming: Their sheep are free farmed on a single 342-hectare farm near Lake Taupo. The company only sources milk from New Zealand’s best sheep farmers.
● Pasture selection: NuiBay’s pastures are carefully chosen and cultivated to be naturally rich in red clover, essential for sheep to produce high protein milk.
● Effective collaboration: NuiBay works with farmers who are committed to their ethical values and the company uses the latest technology.
● Transparent supply chain: The whole supply chain, from grass-to-glass, is readily accessible and visible for all to see.
At NuiBay, they believe that a business is nothing if it does not give back to the community. This year Nuibay is the main official dairy product and one of the sponsors of Round The Bays 2020.