35 days ago

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Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Hello gardeners,

In this week’s issue of Get Growing, we discuss the best fruit to grow for preserves and meet the herb expert who’ll help you get a good night’s sleep. Plus harvest cauliflowers; prepare for spring sowing; clear gutters and drains; don’t sacrifice flower buds; and add crunch to salads and snacks.
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11 minutes ago

Coronavirus: Auckland remaining at alert level 3 until August 26

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Have you heard the news? Auckland will remain in level 3, while the rest of the country will remain at level 2 until midnight Wednesday, August 26 – an additional 12 days.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the approach is “short, but precautionary”. Extending the restrictions for an additional 12 days is the same length of the virus’ incubation period, director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said.

To read more about what this means for Auckland, click here

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1 day ago

Wearing masks

Annie from Remuera

Have just returned from a busy local dairy . I observed for about 20 minutes approximately 30 people coming and going into the dairy .
I was alarmed only 2 people scanned the QR code, and only a handful were wearing masks.
I am unsure if it is a vanity thing not wearing a mask , or people thinking the Covid is not in our area.
Have a reality check everybody , it is the responsibility of all to take this situation very seriously.

39 minutes ago

Remote Cooking: Lockdown 2.0

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

So here we are again, cooking from home, as we swing back to lessons learned from Lockdown 1.
Choux Pastry transformed into Profiteroles with crème Chantilly and eclairs with pastry cream and rich chocolate ganache.

Take a look at these great examples of Choux Pastry transformed into Profiteroles with creme Chantilly and eclairs with pastry cream and rich chocolate ganache.

Link below for the recipe and the full story.