Waikuku & Waikuku Beach, Waikuku

15 hours ago

The Timaru Herald

The Team Reporter from The Timaru Herald

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Timaru Herald provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain … View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Timaru Herald provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive The Timaru Herald delivered to your home, you can visit The Timaru Herald

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
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2 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 … View more
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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4 hours ago

COVID19 Updates and Information

The Team from Waimakariri District Council

Waimakariri District Council staff are prepared to conduct as much business as possible online over the coming weeks under alert level 4. We are posting regular updates on our website and social media channels regarding how we are maintaining service levels within these new restrictions.
Please … View more
Waimakariri District Council staff are prepared to conduct as much business as possible online over the coming weeks under alert level 4. We are posting regular updates on our website and social media channels regarding how we are maintaining service levels within these new restrictions.
Please keep an eye on our COVID19 page for all related updates.

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7 hours ago

Vege plants

Larnii from Rangiora

Does anyone have any spare winter vegetable seedlings or know of any roadside stalls?

5 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

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 … View more
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.

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15 hours ago

Always dreamed of going to the ballet?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This … View more
Well now you can - live, in your living room.

The Neighbourly team is super grateful to our friends at Royal New Zealand Ballet for their support over the years - so we're excited to be telling our Neighbourly members about their very special event: Live in your Living Room.

This weekend, grab a cuppa and some gingerbread and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects, world premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan.

Live in your Living Room. This curated series of productions from the RNZB archive will be broadcast weekly on Facebook Premiere.

Enjoy performances at Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am.

Find out more at rnzb.org.nz/live.
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15 hours ago

Reach out to those who need help

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need … View more
Panic buying of items won’t protect you against coronavirus. Doing this only puts unnecessary pressure on our supermarkets and on our most vulnerable who cannot afford to stockpile.

Be more Neighbourly and buy in moderation - New Zealand supermarkets have got strong supply chains.
Need help or can you support someone in need?

Reach out to your Neighbours here now https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/reachout

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15 hours ago

The Press

The Team Reporter from The Press

In these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Press provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as… View moreIn these unprecedented times, news media is classified as an essential service which means you can trust our journalism will continue to be produced, published and delivered. The Press provides a vital and trusted source of truth and our journalists are working hard to ensure you remain informed as the situation evolves.

If you want to receive The Press delivered to your home, you can visit The Press.

You can also sign up for Stuff’s Covid-19 newsletter here, so you get a daily update on the latest developments delivered straight to your email address.

Tell our editorial team what’s going on in your community - please send an email to newstips@stuff.co.nz.
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1 day ago

Does anyone know where I could buy kids shoes online atm?

Lisa from Rangiora

I thought shoes, slippers and gum boots may be part of the essentials on The Warehouse site but they're not

2 days ago

Are you able to get outside during the lockdown?

Kamala Hayman Reporter from The Press

The physical and mental health benefits of getting outside is clear, and was shown in research after the Christchurch earthquakes. It isn't easy during the lockdown when it is vital to stay close to home. Share what you are doing to keep exercising (inside or outside) and also the challenges … View moreThe physical and mental health benefits of getting outside is clear, and was shown in research after the Christchurch earthquakes. It isn't easy during the lockdown when it is vital to stay close to home. Share what you are doing to keep exercising (inside or outside) and also the challenges you are facing.

1 day ago

Growing an edible garden

Charles Upham Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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1 day ago

Doing DIY while you're staying at home?

Resene

Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene… View more
Resene has a FREE Ask a Technical Expert service available so you can ask all your paint, stain, prep and wallpaper questions. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/techexpert.

And if you haven’t starting painting yet, but are starting to plan a future project, you can get free advice from a Resene colour expert, using the Resene Ask a Colour Expert service. Simply visit www.resene.co.nz/colourexpert to ask your query.
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1 day ago

Use less energy, save more money

energyclubnz

There is a natural increase in energy usage in our homes during lockdown and as we approach shorter days and the colder months.

energyclubnz is always looking for ways to help you save on your energy bill. See our top 10 tips on how to use less energy and save more money.

We want to help … View more
There is a natural increase in energy usage in our homes during lockdown and as we approach shorter days and the colder months.

energyclubnz is always looking for ways to help you save on your energy bill. See our top 10 tips on how to use less energy and save more money.

We want to help you save money on your energy bill!
Use less energy

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2 days ago

Out of the office, but still in your neighbourhood...

Harcourts Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

As it is with businesses throughout the country, our Harcourts Four Seasons offices are now closed as we all unite against Covid-19.

Homes have always been at the centre of everything we do, though at the moment, we have a new definition for that, as our team members work from their own homes to … View more
As it is with businesses throughout the country, our Harcourts Four Seasons offices are now closed as we all unite against Covid-19.

Homes have always been at the centre of everything we do, though at the moment, we have a new definition for that, as our team members work from their own homes to provide you with all the service and support you might need.

We hope that you and yours are safe and happy in your respective bubbles. It's been a tough decade for Christchurch, and a tough time for many of you out there. But we've been through those hard times together. And we know we'll see each other through them again.

We'll keep you up to date with our operations here and have also prepared some information which we hope might be helpful too.

Let's get through this together.

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3 days ago

Have Your Say – Council Annual Plan

Waimakariri District Council

Waimakariri is a great place to work and live.

We are a District moving from post-earthquake regeneration to one that is focusing on spending widely on the infrastructure we need to accommodate our anticipated growth.

The Annual Plan tracks our progress as we go into the third year of … View more
Waimakariri is a great place to work and live.

We are a District moving from post-earthquake regeneration to one that is focusing on spending widely on the infrastructure we need to accommodate our anticipated growth.

The Annual Plan tracks our progress as we go into the third year of Council’s Long Term Plan.
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6 days ago

The do's and don't's of lockdown

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Confusion is rife on social media over whether people are allowed drive a distance to parks or the beach for a walk or to exercise their dogs.

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