52 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 hour ago

Fire Extinguishers

The Team from Wee Jobs

Fire extinguishers are a great investment to keeping your home safe from small fires. Check out tips below!

18 days ago

Santos sisters cleaning.

Ashleigh from Parnell

These girls left a flyer in my letterbox.
I decided to try them out.
They left my house with dirty bathrooms, no dusting or polishing, and charged me $50.00 per hour per girl, just to top it off they use your equipment and cleaning products and broke my brand new Dyson V11 vacuum cleaner, and skipped off without confessing to the damage.
I hope they have public liability insurance because they will need to pay for the damage.

1 hour ago

Anzac Day: War letters to home

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

This Sunday marks the 106-year anniversary of the first landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

For many of the 16000 soldiers, April 25, 1915 marked their first day of combat.

And by that night, 2000 had been killed or maimed.

We remember our Auckland veterans and fallen soldiers with their letters to friends and loved ones back home.

Here is a letter from Michael Menzies, a prisoner of war in Japan, to his friend Norm Ryder:


Dear Norm,

Still existing and anticipating a speedy reunion.

Appreciate your kind thoughts and wishes.

I often have the Queen St blues and a perpetual Waitemata thirst and occasionally a nicotine fit.

Received three of your letters and am anxiously
awaiting for more.

Your Affectionate Pal

Auckland Star Nov 1945 (2).PDF story about Menzies brothers as Prisoners of War.PDF Download View