46 days ago

U3A Ormiston next meeting

Mike from Flat Bush

We next meet at 10am on Thursday February 27th at the Flat Bush Old School Hall, corner Flat Bush School Road and Murphy's Road. Two interesting speakers. All welcome, free admission, morning tea provided. Come along and see what U3A is all about. Contact: Mike Lowe 279 3956

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1 minute ago

Are you having a baby soon?

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

If you or someone in your whaanau is due to give birth soon, we would like to reassure you that our Middlemore hospital birthing and assessment unit and maternity wards, and our birthing units in Botany Downs, Papakura and Pukekohe are open and operating as normal.

We have ways to keep you and baby safe as part of our planning for COVID-19 and there are things you can also do to support us: www.countiesmanukau.health.nz...

We look forward to seeing you when you are ready to give birth and if you have any questions or concerns, the best person to talk to is your midwife.

3 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

3 hours ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?