46 days ago

Pohutukawas are in bloom

Amy Rope from Remuera Rise by LifeCare Residences

You may have noticed the beautiful Pohutukawa tree flowers are in full bloom ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŽ„

We all know this iconic Kiwi Christmas tree is an important symbol for New Zealanders at home and abroad. But did you know "Pohutukawa and its cousin rata also hold a prominent place in Maori tradition. Legends tell of Tawhaki, a young Maori warrior, who attempted to find heaven to seek help in avenging the death of his father. He fell to earth and the crimson flowers are said to represent his blood."

Find out more facts about the Pohutukawa tree by clicking the link

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More messages from your neighbours
9 hours ago

Do you have a great eggplant recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for eggplant recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before January 30, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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2 days ago

Looking for moving boxes please

Isabella from Stonefields

Hello Everyone,
Hoping someone has some moving boxes out there they no longer need. Thanks in advance

11 hours ago

Free seminar on macular degeneration

Anna from Macular Degeneration NZ

Hi everyone, please don't take your vision for granted. Macular Degeneration is an age-related eye disease, affecting 1 in 7 people above the age of 50, and it is the leading cause of blindness in New Zealand!

There is a free talk on Sunday, 13 February from 2 - 4 pm at Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre (14 Northcroft Street, Taupo) by ophthalmologist Dr. B. Mulenga. She will share the latest information on treatments and the management of macular degeneration. Bring your friends and family to this free educational seminar.

To register, visit www.mdnz.org.nz... call 0800 MACULA (622 852) or email info@mdnz.org.nz

Please note that under the Under the current COVID-19 Protection Framework, all attendees will need to have a My Vaccine Pass which will be verified before allowing to enter the venues. Face coverings may be required and we always encourage the wearing of them.

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