Hi neighbours, my name is Brittany and I am a reporter with the Sunday Star Times. I'm looking for a family who's willing to talk to me about what local elections mean for them - the big issues that will affect you this year such as rates, transport etc.
Please get in touch if you are available to chat today or tomorrow - you must be willing to be quite open, as you may be asked about budget, household income and if you own your own home etc. To get in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that we will need you to be named and photographed for the story).
Tis the season... let's help make other's holidays more merry and bright.
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?
Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.
Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.
Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Presents are growing under the Nelson Mail Christmas tree, as people drop in donations for struggling families. The Salvation Army says the gesture leaves some recipients overwhelmed with love.