Waiuku, Waiuku

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 … 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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14 hours ago

Neighbourly consideration..

Wendy from Waiuku

I hope my neighbourhood does not mind the Bass on my sound system.

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5 days ago

COVID-19 Non-Compliance Report

The Team from Crimestoppers New Zealand

In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to … View more
In support of the whole of government response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Crimestoppers has developed a reporting process for both the 0800 555 111 and www.crimestoppers... portals.

The anonymous foundation for all our reports remains if required, and all reports that relate to self-isolation breaches, illegal outdoor gatherings or similar, will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

Report here: www.crimestoppers-nz.org...

Crimeline reports do not replace your option to ring police directly on 111 or 105 or your ability to advise the Ministry of Health through the NHCCselfisolation@health.govt.nz email address.

Keep safe.
Crimestoppers New Zealand

0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers...
#covid19 #nz #newzealand #uniteagainstcovid19 #crimestoppers

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5 hours ago

Put your game face on

Possum Bourne Retirement Village

Playing games online isn’t just for the grandkids, we have a whole list of free game websites to keep you entertained; crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and sudoku to name a few.

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11 hours ago

What can I do to shop safely?

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit … View more
Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit numbers to help you keep 2 metres away from others
• be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with
• come with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible
• only touch what you want to buy
• if you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc
• keep 2 metres away from others, including staff. They need to keep safe too!
• use payWave if you can, not cash
• bag groceries away from others if you can
• take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry
• wash your hands before and after you shop.

Can I bring people in my household with me to buy essential supplies?
You should dedicate one person per household to be the shopper. This is the safest way to get essential supplies, as it reduces the number of people who are out, and helps stop the virus from spreading.

Leaving online shopping to those who need it most
• If you are healthy, or aged under 70, you should go to the supermarket to do your shopping. This leaves online delivery slots free for those that need them most.
• If you’re a parent on your own with children or over 70, move to online shopping if available. This is important for the safety of your children and others – especially essential service providers.
• If that’s not possible, reach out to nearby friends, family or neighbours who can assist you with the shopping and get it to your doorstep. Your local community may also be able to assist, or you can contact your local store – some are putting special systems in place to help.

Thank you
If we all do our bit we’ll get through this. Thank you for working together and staying home. We can, and must stick with it.

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11 hours ago

Shop safe. Shop kind. Shop local.

Four Square

While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and … View more
While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and staff

4. Use contactless payment where possible
Find out more

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11 hours ago

Temporary closure of service due to lock-down

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking … View more
The staff at Textile Cleaning Services would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and hope you all keep safe over the next month.

We will be temporarily closing over this lock-down period, however you can still contact us through our website or by email to make a booking and we will service your requirements as soon as we re-open.

Keep well, keep sane and keep smiling from the team at Textile Cleaning.

Thank you.
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12 hours ago

Helping Our Neighbours

Cecily from Pukekohe

Are you keen to help others during our present isolation? Do you feel anxious yourself or need help of any kind? Pukekohe is a great and supportive community, but Covid-19 brings us many challenges. Some of us want to help others but don't know how. Some would welcome assistance but don’t … View moreAre you keen to help others during our present isolation? Do you feel anxious yourself or need help of any kind? Pukekohe is a great and supportive community, but Covid-19 brings us many challenges. Some of us want to help others but don't know how. Some would welcome assistance but don’t know where to go for help or don’t like to ask.
At the request of our local MP, Andrew Bayly, Pukekohe Community Action is trying to match up people to create a community network of help. If you need help, you can let us know by clicking on this link forms.gle... copy and paste the link in your browser) and fill in the form. If you know someone who needs help but isn’t computer-savvy, it would great if you could phone them and complete the form for them. Or you could send me your name and number as a pm. If you’d like to offer help, please complete the form at forms.gle....
Many thanks for your help. We all try to support each other as best we can. Posted on behalf of Jan Wallace, Pukekohe Community Action

1 day ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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1 day ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Pukekohe

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

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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1 day ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
Reach out

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1 day ago

Northern Pathway: Westhaven to Akoranga

NZ Transport Agency

Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we … View more
Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we encourage you to go online for more information, and to provide us with your feedback. We are continuing to progress this project as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand.

Visit: www.nzta.govt.nz/Northern-Pathway to read more about the updated design and complete the online survey.
Find out more

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1 day ago

We're all parked up!

Pukekohe Toyota

Like you, we're in lockdown mode. But our website remains open 24/7 and we'll be here for you when things start getting back to normal. In the meantime, keep safe, be sensible and look after each other. Find out more

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1 day ago

Northern Pathway: Westhaven to Akoranga

Port Group

Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we … View more
Have your say: 30 March to 12 April

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency want your feedback on several aspects of the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.

In response to Covid-19, it’s no longer appropriate to have face to face events. Instead, we encourage you to go online for more information, and to provide us with your feedback. We are continuing to progress this project as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand.

Visit: www.nzta.govt.nz/Northern-Pathway to read more about the updated design and complete the online survey.
Find out more

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