41 days ago

Have you voted for your Gardener of the Year for 2019?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Voting closes tomorrow, November 1. These amazing homegrown heroes were shortlisted after a public call for nominations from gardeners all over the country, and you can read about their wonderful work here. Then don't forget to click through to vote for your favourite!

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17 minutes ago

Social Fun Bowls TONIGHT at Kohi Bowls

The Team from Kohimarama Bowling Club

Join us for a roll up to: celebrate the end of the school year; countdown to Christmas; get some practice in before your work bowls party, or just because you've been meaning to have a go at bowls at Kohi!
TONIGHT - Wednesday Social Fun Bowls, only $5. All you need is flat-soled shoes. Stay for friendly bar service and an optional takeaway meal. Ditch the devices and have a great night out.
5.30- 6.15 arrive , register and bowls practice, order your dinner *
6- 7.15 coaching, practice with game if wanted,
7.15- 8.00 - dinner
*Dinner is take-away meals ordered from the local shops (great to support our neighbours!) and guests pay for their order upon registration. Cash only venue – no eftpos
Call Marlene with any questions or if you are bringing a group 0272923770

6 hours ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
Read the guide

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22 hours ago

Auckland bus strike: What you need to know

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

More than 70,000 daily bus trips could be affected by a suspension dealt to hundreds of NZ Bus drivers across Auckland. The suspension comes after tensions between NZ Bus and union members as they tried to settle on a new collective agreement regarding pay and work hours. Union members had been declining bus fares from passengers, and planned to do so until Christmas before the suspension began. Now drivers will go without pay until Christmas Eve.
NZ Bus' biggest area is central Auckland, all of the Link services, and those serving the main isthmus arterials to eastern suburbs and along Mt Eden, Dominion and Sandringham Roads, as well as some to the outer west and northwest, and on the North Shore.
How has the bus driver suspension affected you? Let us know in the comments.