38 days ago

Kiwis spend just 22 hours preparing for Christmas Day

Danielle Clent Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, a new survey conducted by Countdown shows Kiwis are "pretty relaxed" about Christmas and it doesn't take much preparation.
How much time do you spend preparing for December 25? Let us know in the comments.

Image
More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Are you a fan of fast fashion?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Many of us grew up flocking to Glassons, Hallenstein's, Cotton On and Just Jeans for our hardy perennials - jeans, t-shirts, summer dresses - and some of us still do.

But we're increasingly becoming aware that buying a $20 t-shirt that won't last the distance isn't that great for the environment.

While some of us are pledging to only buy second hand or to invest in statement pieces - more expensive items that will last a long time- not all of us have that luxury.

We're wanting to speak to someone who isn't giving up their fast fashion any time soon, whether it's for economic or style reasons, personal choice or indifference to the environment. Maybe you're a student who likes the choice chain store fashion brings, or perhaps you're a parent whose children are growing too fast to risk splashing out on expensive clothing.

If this sounds like you, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

3 hours ago

What's On: Alberton Market Day!

Rendell from Mount Albert

A garden market featuring produce, crafts, food and a vintage tearoom! With kids activities and fairy trail. Pot a bee-friendly seedling to take away with Owairaka Eco Neighbourhoods. Free entry.
Alberton Market Day!
  • Alberton
K
6 hours ago

What's On: Scottish Country Dancing Beginners Class

Kathryn from Milford

Beginners classes run for 12 weeks for $80. Wear soft soled shoes and comfortable clothing. No partner required, just a reasonable level of fitness.For more information email milford@dancescottish.org.nz.
Scottish Country Dancing Beginners Class
  • Milford Senior Citizens Hall, behind New World