43 days ago

Think it's cold? Spare a thought for the town of Ophir

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A roaring fire and some double-glazing are the best ways to keep warm in the dead of winter, just ask the couple who live in New Zealand's coldest town.

Sheep farmers Sam and Irene Leask are among the Kiwis who remember 3 July, 1995, when temperatures in Central Otago, around Ophir, Tara Hills and Lauder hit -21.6°, the lowest in living memory.

More messages from your neighbours
5 hours ago

Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and nominate a gardening hero for Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and sensational new peace lilies from Gellert’s.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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10 hours ago

Free Low E double glazing upgrade from Plus to Max for Super Gold card members

RetroFit Double Glazing - Otago

If you’re a super gold card holder and are thinking about getting retrofit double glazing check out this great special! All you need to do is request a free quote in August and book a summer install and you can get a free upgrade! Get your free measure and quote here or call us on 0800 658 658. Terms apply click here to view

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12 hours ago

Use toy figures to make candy jars and bookends

The Team from Resene ColorShop Dunedin

Use plastic animal figurines to make fun and easy projects for your home painted with Resene testpots. Colourful bookends and fun jar lids.

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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