Ebdentown, Upper Hutt

23 days ago

Join Healthy For Life this Saturday!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the … View more
It's not too late to be healthy for life!

Join Bernice Mene this Saturday at 9am on TVNZ 1 for a new exercise programme designed for over 65 year olds to work on their strength and balance.

All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.

Healthy For Life is available on TVNZ OnDemand, or screens this Saturday at 9AM on TVNZ 1.

Find out more at Live Stronger for Longer.
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23 days ago

Experience the colours of Aotearoa

The Team from Resene ColorShop Upper Hutt

Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue … View more
Resene is proud to be supporting the 17th annual NZ Art Show - this year with a twist! More than 150 emerging contemporary artists are set to inspire any art collector in this dynamic virtual exhibition.

This new initiative is the brainchild of the show as it embraces the opportunity to continue to support some of NZ’s hottest new artists on the art scene despite the limitations of Covid-19 lockdown.

All artists have been selected by a panel of experts, promising quality and talent deserved of any collection. Art lovers can be assured that they can purchase with confidence, liaising directly with the artists.

Visitors can explore new artworks by some of the show’s favourite and most successful artists including Jane Blackmore, Runa + Holly, Tanya Blong, Joel Hart and Nikki Corbishley while discovering the hottest and newest artists on the NZ Arts scene. Glass works by the talented Richard Landers (a crowd favourite at last year’s show) also feature, alongside contemporary photographic works, exquisite and traditional watercolours, gorgeous florals, and artworks that provoke thought and conversation.

Go to artshow.co.nz where you can browse and purchase hundreds of original artworks all from the comfort of your own home from May 1st. Show your support and help keep the arts alive and active in NZ!

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23 days ago

Mother's Day ❤️

Raewyn Richardson from Lagans Pharmacy - Wellness Clinic - Mobility Hub

We all have a Mother, whether she is near or far away, we send love to all Mothers today ❤️

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27 days ago

Are you struggling to buy vege seedlings?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours,
Have you been to the country's first "drive-thru" garden centre in Plimmerton yet? Owner Richard Persson said he sold six weeks worth of vege seedlings in three days because "we're all alcohlic gardeners this side of lockdown".

Vege seedlings have … View more
Hey neighbours,
Have you been to the country's first "drive-thru" garden centre in Plimmerton yet? Owner Richard Persson said he sold six weeks worth of vege seedlings in three days because "we're all alcohlic gardeners this side of lockdown".

Vege seedlings have been selling out because gardeners are buying them up like crazy now and the growers weren't able to plant at level 4. But they're warning other shortages of fruit and native trees are still to come and could be long-lasting.

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24 days ago

Reduce your isolation energy bills

ECCA

With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
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25 days ago

Time to decorate?

Resene

You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our … View more
You can purchase everything you need for your decorating projects from your local Resene ColorShop – simply shop online, or call or email your local Resene ColorShop. Click and collect or we can arrange contactless delivery direct to you.

And if you need any advice for your project use our free online help service, Ask a Technical Expert, or Ask a Colour Expert or call 0800 RESENE 737 363.
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25 days ago

Enjoy Europe Day with a hamper of European goodies!

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do … View more
9 May is Europe Day, a day that celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This new form of political cooperation made war unthinkable in Europe and became the European Union.

Across Europe and worldwide, Europe Day showcases what the European Union does.

This year, since we can't do anything in person, we wanted to bring Europe to you. Answer our quiz and be in to win a $75 hamper from our friends at Le Marche Francais.

To find out more about the European Union (and maybe even the answers!) find us on @EUinNZ.
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28 days ago

How has driving changed under lockdown?

Ben Heather Reporter from Dominion Post

More and more cars are back on the road under alert level three, but not everyone is observing the rules. One motorist was even caught driving on the wrong side of the road down State Highway One. Have you noticed a change in driving habits under level 4 or 3? Are more people not indicating or … View moreMore and more cars are back on the road under alert level three, but not everyone is observing the rules. One motorist was even caught driving on the wrong side of the road down State Highway One. Have you noticed a change in driving habits under level 4 or 3? Are more people not indicating or pushing the speed limit?

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25 days ago

Nominate your Kind Neighbour and win!

AMI Insurance

Do you know a kind neighbour? A caring person that goes out of their way to spread a little kindness in their community, or has shown kindness during lockdown? Head over to the AMI Kind Neighbour page to nominate them now and you could both receive a $50 Prezzy® card! Nominate now

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25 days ago

Journaling Your Way Through Personal Crisis

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

One of the best ways to get through a personal crisis is through journaling your thoughts in writing. It helps bring up emotions for clearing. It surfaces creative solutions to the situation you're dealing with. And it serves as a record of your experience that you may want to turn to again.
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One of the best ways to get through a personal crisis is through journaling your thoughts in writing. It helps bring up emotions for clearing. It surfaces creative solutions to the situation you're dealing with. And it serves as a record of your experience that you may want to turn to again.
It also gives you the chance to reflect as you go on what you want to choose to have in your life going forward. Especially from our current crisis...what do you want to retain from lockdown, and what do you want to bring back from before? What can you do without!

The general notion of journaling might not interest everyone. But there are multiple ways to journal, and at least one of them is likely to appeal to (and benefit) you. Here are five formats, each with a different application, that you may want to explore.

A Story Book

Human beings are natural story-tellers, and keeping a story journal can be especially helpful if you’re depressed, struggling with a sudden crisis or unresolved tragedy, or living with a chronic ailment.

Stories have a beginning, middle and end. Write your experience much as you would tell a story. Some experts advise writing about the same episode several times; the retelling often gives new perspective.

A Worry Book

This format can benefit those who suffer from anxiety, stress, or insomnia.

Draw a line down the centre of a page. On the left, write some of the issues that are upsetting you and on the right list some of the steps you’ve taken to address the problem, or some solutions you can try. Use this space to plan, organise and strategise for the future.

A Daily Log

This log is useful if you want to get more fit, spend less money, understand your body’s rhythms, or chart your recovery from illness. Use this journal to keep track of anything from growing a garden to growing a child.

In this journal, you simply record the facts: how far you walked or how long you exercised, how much you spent on what, how your body feels, etc. You may also want to write some narrative in addition to the “facts.”

A Couple or Family Journal

Enhances communications, deepens emotional bonds, encourages trust and intimacy.

The journal is left in a place where everyone has free access, anytime. Each person is encouraged to write, recording his or her thoughts or feelings, or in response to another person’s entry. Remember to write compliments and encouragements as well as writing through problems and misunderstandings.

A Gratitude Journal

This can be especially helpful to those who are inclined to be pessimistic, depressed, over-stressed or in the midst of a crisis. And it’s a journal which can bring anyone joy.

Simply make a list of that for which you are thankful. From the smallest to the grandest, the very personal to the global. Every day write five to ten things for which you are grateful. It doesn’t matter if you repeat yourself.

As always, if you need help to work through steps forward toward achieving a goal that will impact you life, a coach is a great support and guide with this. Contact Tania to talk about what coaching can change for you: tania@clearthinkingcoaching.co.nz

Or book an appointment through:
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26 days ago

Paint a school desk

The Team from Resene ColorShop Upper Hutt

Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a … View more
Turn an old school desk into a stylish side table or hallway feature with a touch of Resene colour and Resene Aquaclear.

Upcycled industrial items like this work really well alongside modern furnishings to give your home an eclectic style. A piece like this is also a great way to introduce pops of colour that you might not be brave enough to attempt on a larger scale.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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26 days ago

Getting married in New Zealand?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Coronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand.… View moreCoronavirus has us celebrating our local businesses, does that extend to your Big Day? We've spoken to wedding venues who are hopeful people will commit to a local wedding in the future. The Sunday Star-Times is keen to speak to a couple who have new plans to keep their wedding in New Zealand. If you're willing to be interviewed and identified for a story, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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