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9 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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9 days ago

2020 Volunteer of the Year - and the WINNER is....

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

...actually it's winners - the dynamic duo of Murray and Judy Bramald!
Murray and Judy are in their 70’s yet still work a full day at Pureora. Although based in Taranaki, they travel four hours on a monthly basis to work on the Timber Trail as part of the Trail Angels. Their commitment to … View more
...actually it's winners - the dynamic duo of Murray and Judy Bramald!
Murray and Judy are in their 70’s yet still work a full day at Pureora. Although based in Taranaki, they travel four hours on a monthly basis to work on the Timber Trail as part of the Trail Angels. Their commitment to the area is shown by the considerable input of both time and resources, including quad bike modifications! They are dedicated advocates for the Department of Conservation and the Timber Trail, helping to spread the word about the beauty and specialness of Pureora and the need to protect what we have.
The prize for this award was sponsored by First Credit Union.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

10 days ago

2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service Award - WINNER!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Congratulations to Bill Hill - winner of the 2020 Long Service Award!
In 1956 Bill had a serious accident and was so grateful for the assistance of The Order of St John he decided he would give back to the organisation. He joined in 1977 as a volunteer, and for 42 years has undertaken many roles, … View more
Congratulations to Bill Hill - winner of the 2020 Long Service Award!
In 1956 Bill had a serious accident and was so grateful for the assistance of The Order of St John he decided he would give back to the organisation. He joined in 1977 as a volunteer, and for 42 years has undertaken many roles, the latest being Health Shuttle Driver. Bill loves all people, regardless of age, ethnicity, etc and always treats everyone with respect, caring and friendliness. It is safe to say that any debt Bill felt he owed to St John has been well and truly paid back.
Congratulations Bill! and thanks to Seasons Magazine who have provided Bill's prize.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

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13 days ago

Motueka: New Zealand’s small-town doughnut capital

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

If you’re hungry, please step away from your phone or monitor. Would you try this cheeseburger doughnut? Read more about the small NZ team with some big doughnut dreams below.

10 days ago

Thames Museum Commemorative Royal Crockery display

Carolyn from Thames

Thames Museum's Commemorative Royal Crockery display will continue during July. Come on in and enjoy these gorgeous souvenirs of coronations, jubilees and royal visits from Queen Victoria's reign through to the 1970 visit of Queen Elizabeth II and her Silver Jubilee.
Thames Museum, corner… View more
Thames Museum's Commemorative Royal Crockery display will continue during July. Come on in and enjoy these gorgeous souvenirs of coronations, jubilees and royal visits from Queen Victoria's reign through to the 1970 visit of Queen Elizabeth II and her Silver Jubilee.
Thames Museum, corner Pollen and Cochrane Streets, open 10am to 3pm, Friday to Wednesday. Adult $5, Child $2, school-age children free
with 2 adults .

11 days ago

Have you picked up a copy of our July issue yet?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Well, don't wait too long! This issue is packed with good reads and amazing offers from our friends and partners. We take a close look at urban farmer Freeman Farms, and visit an Auckland coastal garden that the owner waited three long decades to create as well as a Dunedin garden where … View moreWell, don't wait too long! This issue is packed with good reads and amazing offers from our friends and partners. We take a close look at urban farmer Freeman Farms, and visit an Auckland coastal garden that the owner waited three long decades to create as well as a Dunedin garden where they’ve grown flowers for nearly 50 years. We're still on the hunt for our Houseplant Hero, thanks to our friends at Yates and Kings Plant Barn. Nominations are now open for our 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year too! There’s a feature on walnut growers in NZ, highlights of new roses coming out this year and of course, details on how to get yourself $20 worth of free bulbs from NZ Bulbs.

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11 days ago

Tekapo Springs stargazing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Imagine watching the Milky Way from an underwater hot spring hammock in the mountains. Read more on Stuff.co.nz by clicking the link below.

16 days ago

Have you booked a school holiday getaway yet?

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Many thought that the lack of international travellers would mean that Kiwi families would fill their shoes – at a fraction of the cost. But the reality is that it's still not that cheap. We have some ideas to get you started, read about them in our story below. Have you booked a getaway for… View moreMany thought that the lack of international travellers would mean that Kiwi families would fill their shoes – at a fraction of the cost. But the reality is that it's still not that cheap. We have some ideas to get you started, read about them in our story below. Have you booked a getaway for the school holidays? Where are you going? Did you find it was more affordable or not?

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11 days ago

Celebrate Four Square’s 96th Birthday

Four Square

It’s Four Square’s 96th Birthday - but you get the birthday cards!

Spend $25 or more at your local Four Square and get one of three free collectable card games! Hurry instore before they’re gone! Offer ends July 12, while stocks last.

T&Cs apply.
Find out more

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12 days ago

Climate change to be included in all Regional Council decision making

Denis from Thames

Waikato Regional Council has unanimously agreed that an assessment of climate change implications will be required in the preparation of all relevant reports.
Reports will need to include a summary of how climate change has been considered in relation to reducing greenhouse gases and increasing … View more
Waikato Regional Council has unanimously agreed that an assessment of climate change implications will be required in the preparation of all relevant reports.
Reports will need to include a summary of how climate change has been considered in relation to reducing greenhouse gases and increasing community resilience, and what the council might do to reduce emissions or build greater resilience. Read more at - teggtalk.wordpress.com...

12 days ago

Can you help us find New Zealand's 2020 Gardener of the year?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Exciting news! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used … View more
Exciting news! We've teamed up with NZ Gardener for the Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year 2020. This year, Kiwis can nominate and read nominations on Neighbourly.

Ryman Healthcare with NZ Gardener is on the hunt for green-fingered good sorts – individuals or groups who have used their gardening skills to help other people.

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs so if you know a homegrown hero who is using their gardening skills for good, nominate them here now!
Nominate Now

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13 days ago

Thames Workingmen’s Club

Jean from Thames

Well the Workies has survived lockdown and we’ve had a great couple of Friday nights! Firstly with Rangi & Judi and last night GJ’s Karaoke. Thank you to everyone coming out to support the club. Maybe we’ll see you this Friday with Armand & Gerri.

13 days ago

Do you care about the future of our planet?

The Forever Project

We’re celebrating the latest issue of The Forever Project magazine! It explores how New Zealand can bounce back from Covid-19 in a climate-friendly way. Find that content at foreverproject.co.nz.

For a sustainable future, join Stuff in The Forever Project. Sign up to our weekly newsletter and … View more
We’re celebrating the latest issue of The Forever Project magazine! It explores how New Zealand can bounce back from Covid-19 in a climate-friendly way. Find that content at foreverproject.co.nz.

For a sustainable future, join Stuff in The Forever Project. Sign up to our weekly newsletter and be in to win one of 100 limited-edition reusable beeswax Honeywraps. Each wrap can save 75 metres of plastic going into our landfill or oceans.
Sign up here

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