59 days ago

Rare chance to see Fernside Garden - open to view at Tauherenikau

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

The spectacular and historic garden at Fernside, on SH2 near Featherston will be open on 15 & 16 February 2020 from 10am till 4pm. This is a rare opportunity to visit these beautiful gardens of national significance. The magnificent house is set at the end of a tree-lined avenue, in acres of landscaped gardens. Wander your way through the Scented Walkway, the Oak Cathedral, passing the Sound Shell to the stunning lake area which played a starring role as Lothlorien in Peter Jackson’s first Lord of Rings film. The gardens have been developed over the years in an English Arts and Crafts style, with the touches of European and Japanese water gardens and Australian and New Zealand natives interspersed. Tickets available at Eventfinder.

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1 minute ago

Join our reuse your recycling competition!

Sustainability Trust

As recycling collection has changed significantly since we went into COVID-19 lockdown, we’ve decided to run a fun reuse your recycling competition for bubbles across the Wellington region.

The concept is simple. From your bins, salvage items you would recycle and come up with a creative way to give them a new lease on life.

Lots of great prizes up for grabs. Go on, check it out.

8 hours ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

5 hours ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Wellington District Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.