Ashburton District, Ashburton

20 hours ago

Do you know what to plant in the garden right now?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants… View more
In this week’s issue we say grow plenty of swan plants for hungry caterpillars. It’s time to sow and plant beetroot, spring clean your houseplants, let brassicas bloom for the bees, trim scraggly mint and record when fruit trees blossom.

Meet more of our favourite 2020 Houseplant Hero entrants and upcycle an old pallet into a multipurpose tray. Plus go in the draw for Yates wildflower seeds and Manuka Doctor honey from Palmers.

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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1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and… View moreAre you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori … View more
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!

3 days ago

Poll: Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New … View more
Hamilton is up against current title holder Whanganui for this year’s most beautiful city award. The city has been the butt of jokes for years, but now boasts new laneways, public spaces that give access to and face the river, and plans for a theatre by 2022.
So you tell us - is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
Read the full story here.

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Is Hamilton New Zealand's most beautiful city?
  • 50.5% Yes, Hamilton has really turned itself around.
    50.5% Complete
  • 49.5% No, Whanganui should be voted most beautiful city again this year.
    49.5% Complete
693 votes
3 days ago

Community Connects grants

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants … View more
Hi Neighbours!

Have you heard about our Community Connects grants?

The grants help fund projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support communities to prepare for an ageing population.

The fund makes one-off grants of up to $15,000. The grants are open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. Applications for our current funding round close on 9 October.

Our last funding round was a huge success and helped fund a range of different projects across the country, that had focuses like reducing loneliness and social isolation of older people, developing an age-friendly community plan and supporting people with dementia.

With the right planning and support, we can create environments where older people are valued, connected and able to participate in their community.

If you have an age-friendly project you are interested in getting funding for click here bit.ly...
Or if would like to learn more about how your community can become more age-friendly click here bit.ly...

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3 days ago

It's back... for a limited time only!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hungry for local customers? Give your business a restart boost with a FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and … View more
Hungry for local customers? Give your business a restart boost with a FREE 3-month Premium Business Listing.

Usually $150, your 3-month Premium Listing enables you to reach thousands of people who live around your business! Find friendly locals who want your services, introduce your team and share what makes you stand out from the rest.

There's no catch and no hidden fees. It's just our small way of saying thank you for playing such an essential part in our communities.

Grab a FREE 3 Month Premium Business Listing now. (Feel free to share the news with your fellow small business owners too!)

*This is a limited time offer
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4 days ago

80-odd years of CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!

Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village

A talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of… View moreA talented group of residents and staff (inspirees) from three retirement villages (Bert Sutcliffe Village, Logan Campbell Village and Murray Halberg Village) in Auckland, New Zealand have recreated the Music Video "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. With an average age of 80 years and a combined age of more than 2800 years it shows you can't stop the feeling!

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4 days ago

How does your houseplant collection help you?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

For this Nelson collector, houseplants help her cope with health challenges. "It’s been proven that distraction is a really good pain relief and the plants gave me something to focus on and interrupt the pain pathways.”

5 days ago

Warrant of Fitness extensions to expire

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to … View more
Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is urging the 620,000 motorists with temporary Warrant of Fitness extensions to get their vehicles checked before October 10.

The NZTA issued an extension to WoFs during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, allowing motorists to operate their vehicles during this time.

What you need to know:

- Book a WoF as soon as possible with your local mechanics to avoid delay.

- In a statement, MTA reported that there here may be a higher fail rate with some vehicles not been checked for over 12 months.

- Other documents with temporary extensions: CoFs, regos, vehicle certifications, and driver licenses.

- MTA reports that a total of 1.62 million inspections need to be completed between now and October 31.

For more information on temporary documentation extensions, see the NZTA Website.
Click here for more information on the WoF inspection process.

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5 days ago

Happy Māori Language Week, Aotearoa!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to … View more
Kia ora Neighbours!

Have you noticed something a little different on Neighbourly today? To celebrate Māori Language Week, we’ve given our logo a little update.

'Haporitanga' means ‘the many principles and actions of being a community’ and we think it’s a great way to express what Neighbourly is.

Want to get involved in Maori Language Week? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Get involved

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6 days ago

Wanted - Proteas, Baby Blue Gum, Leucadendron

Stacie from Ashburton District

Hello, does anyone have any Proteas, Baby Blue Gum, Leucadendron etc growing in their gardens they wouldnt let me pick some for a project? Thanks

6 days ago

Last chance to win!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

You could be in with a chance to win one of our 10x $50 Prezzy Cards. Simply complete our Neighbourly survey before 14th September 2020, 9am.

Click below to take part and good luck!
Complete now

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6 days ago

Beat 2020 with funding from Prospa

Prospa

2020 has been challenging and especially hard for small businesses. If you’re a small business owner looking to get back to business, then talk to Prospa, New Zealand’s small business lending specialist. Prospa offers business loans up to $300K with a fast decision and funding possible in 24 … View more2020 has been challenging and especially hard for small businesses. If you’re a small business owner looking to get back to business, then talk to Prospa, New Zealand’s small business lending specialist. Prospa offers business loans up to $300K with a fast decision and funding possible in 24 hours.

Apply in as little as 10 minutes so you can get back to business sooner.
Apply now

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7 days ago

Spring Time

Christine Ashburton from Red Cross Shop Ashburton

Spring/summer stock going out daily. All winter stock is reduced to $1 and children’s to 10c. We are open Monday til Friday 9.30 - 4 and 10 -1 on Saturday. Come on in and get yourself a bargain.

Negotiable

7 days ago

Looking for gardening support?

Yates NZ

Join the Yates Growing Community – a free online blog to share successes, get advice & win prizes in fun challenges along the way!

A great place for gardeners of all skill levels, including newbies, to come together. You just need a passion for gardening, and a willingness to share your … View more
Join the Yates Growing Community – a free online blog to share successes, get advice & win prizes in fun challenges along the way!

A great place for gardeners of all skill levels, including newbies, to come together. You just need a passion for gardening, and a willingness to share your journey.

The current challenge running is the Vegie Growing Challenge, and there are over $4000 worth of Go Gardening vouchers and Yates goodies up for grabs
Join the community

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8 days ago

Mercedes B200 Five door car for sale

Frank from Ashburton District

Great car, very nippy, comfortable, economic and reliable.
So easy to use.
Getting in and out is simple, no inner sill to negotiate, one of the best for elderly people in regard to easy access. Easy to drive.
Looks a bit boring but 193hp 142kw 280nm if needed
In lovely condition and ready … View more
Great car, very nippy, comfortable, economic and reliable.
So easy to use.
Getting in and out is simple, no inner sill to negotiate, one of the best for elderly people in regard to easy access. Easy to drive.
Looks a bit boring but 193hp 142kw 280nm if needed
In lovely condition and ready for anything. Rear view camera. Automatic. Climate control. Power steering. Power windows. Antilock braking system. CD player. Good carrying space. New tyres (nearly)

Available for viewing in Ashburton. Frank 0223054501 or 033077298

Price: $7,500

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