44 days ago

Supermarkets urge calm as queues build ahead of Covid-19 lockdown

Josephine Franks Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Kia ora neighbours, shoppers are being asked not to panic-buy as queues build ahead of the country going into alert level 3 lockdown.

Outside supermarkets across the city, queues of shoppers snaked into carparks, and some shops had to close early on Tuesday night after being inundated.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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1 hour ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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3 hours ago

Registered electrican required

Tansy from Remuera

Hi everyone
I need a registered electrican to install some garden lights. Can anyone recommend a good registered electrican with reasonable charge?
Thanks a lot.