50 days ago

Houseplants looking sick? The plant doctor answers your questions

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

Hi neighbours,
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about their sickly plant babies. Houseplants might be fashionable, but they can be tricky to get right. Whether it’s the wrong light, too much or too little water, or a pesky draft, it doesn’t take much for your prize peace lily to turn yellow or an infestation of bugs to set in.

We put some of your houseplant questions to the plant doctors from Kings Plant Barn to diagnose. Find their answers here.

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1 day ago

Million-dollar dumps: The Auckland car park worth $82.5 million

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a 4417 square metre plot of land, valued at $82.5 million.

The land has sat undeveloped as a car park - where an hour will cost you $19 - since the Royal International Hotel was demolished in 1987.

It was purchased by Singapore company NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited for $53m in 2012, and in 2017 the company was given approval by the Overseas Investment Office to build and operate a 52-storey, five- star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with 300 guest rooms, four floors for hotel facilities, six for retail and five for car parking.

The development is expected to cost $350m, with the start of construction dependent on the completion of City Rail Link. However, the resource consent for the tower is due to expire in October.

Click 'read more' for our full story.

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6 hours ago

What's On: St Heliers Horticulture&Garden Club Amended

Delphine from Mount Wellington

ST Heliers Garden Club meeting Thurs.May27th. Competitions, Raffles Guest Speaker. Visitors most welcome . If you enjoy gardens and flowers come and check us out. Contact Delphine Lomas 5706445
St Heliers Horticulture&Garden Club Amended
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8 hours ago

What's On: St Heliers Garden Club

Delphine from Mount Wellington

ST HELIERS GARDEN CLUB MEETING Thursday 20th May, Community Centre 1.20pm Competitions, Raffles Guest Speaker. Visitors most welcome. Come and check us out, if you like flowers,gardens and friendly folk.
St Heliers Garden Club
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