23 days ago

What's On: Seed Saving Course

Kowhai from Birkdale

Learn the steps required to create your own localized seed bank. Find out which plant species are reliable for seed saving. Cost: $40. Book online: https://kaipatiki.org.nz/whats-on/seed-saving-course
Seed Saving Course
  • Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre
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2 days ago

Should Auckland Council execs get ATHOP cards instead of carparks?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council is looking to reduce the number of ratepayer funded carparks enjoyed by senior managers. It's down from 77 to 49. Is the council right to consider offering ATHOP cards instead? Read the story below:

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1 hour ago

Recipe: Lamb Salad

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Greg Heffernan's Marinated Lamb Salad recipe with Fresh Coriander & Mint Leaves

Ingredients
1 lamb fillet or ½ lamb loin

For the marinade:
1 shallot or 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh mint, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh coriander, sliced
5 or 6 pieces pickled ginger
Pinch of chilli powder or fresh chilli
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce

To serve:
Handful of Mesclun salad
Few drops sesame oil
½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Please follow the link for the full recipe.

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4 hours ago

Lace up for summer fun

The Team from Resene ColorShop Birkenhead

Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.

If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to makeover your shoes

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