29 days ago

Poll: What's your secret for great tomatoes?

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In the October issue of NZ Gardener, we share 50 tips on tomatoes from keen gardeners all over the country, and it turns out a lot of people swear by adding a "secret ingredient" when they plant their favourite crop. All the suggestions below are from NZ Gardener readers ... do you use any of these yourself? Or do you have another tip for better toms you want to share in the comments?

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What's your secret for great tomatoes?
  • 38.6% Compost
    38.6% Complete
  • 22.7% Sheep pellets
    22.7% Complete
  • 1.7% Milk powder
    1.7% Complete
  • 8.5% Epsom salts
    8.5% Complete
  • 2.6% Fish frames
    2.6% Complete
  • 0.7% Baking soda
    0.7% Complete
  • 8.1% Egg shells
    8.1% Complete
  • 4.3% Banana skins
    4.3% Complete
  • 2.1% Neem granules
    2.1% Complete
  • 1.2% Disprin
    1.2% Complete
  • 9.5% Something else (tell us in comments)
    9.5% Complete
422 votes
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15 hours ago

Does Auckland need a ban on begging?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Is begging an issue in your Auckland community? Rough sleeping and begging within five metres of retail buildings in Tauranga has been banned after a controversial bylaw was passed. But it's got people wondering - could it work in Auckland too? To read more about this, click here.

Do you think a ban would make a difference here or is it a terrible idea? What other options could be looked into? Are you a business owner or customer with thoughts on the topic? Share your views and suggestions with us in the replies below!
(Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/ comments used on Stuff)

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6 hours ago

Hey Auckland! The Night Noodle Markets are back!

Night Noodle Markets

Get excited noodle lovers because the ever-popular Night Noodle Markets are returning to Auckland this November! We’ve got 4 exclusive food vouchers to give away! Simply Like or Thank this post to go in the draw to WIN!

Prepare your senses as a fusion of Eastern flavours and Chinese lanterns transform Victoria Park into the ultimate Asian pop-up market experience.

Key details:
Entry: FREE (All ages and dogs allowed on lead)
Location: Victoria Park, Auckland
Dates and Times:
Friday 23 November - Saturday 1 December: 4 - 10pm
Sunday 2 December: 4 - 9pm
It’s a cashless event so bring your EFTPOS or Credit Card.

For all Auckland Night Noodle Market event dates and information please click here.

T&Cs apply.
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6 hours ago

Flawless Family Living on Lisburne Avenue

Aaron from Aaron Foss - Barfoot & Thompson

From it’s near-new features right down to the raw materials forming the home, 14a Lisburn Avenue is the picture of perfection. If you’re looking for easy-care living with incredible entertaining potential and family privacy, cross all other addresses off your list - you’ll find it all here down this quiet, tree-lined street close to Glendowie’s best.

Zoned for Glendowie Primary School and College, and close to St Heliers and Karaka Bay, the location matches the living: it’s flawless.

Open homes this Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 12:30 or call Aaron to view on 021 367 791.
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